|Creator:||Kennedy, Richard S.|
|Creator:||Reeves, Paschal, 1917-|
|Title:||The notebooks of Thomas Wolfe, galleys|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of galley proofs of a book edited by Dr. Pascal Reeves and Dr. Richard S. Kennedy, published by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1970.|
Thomas Clayton Wolfe (3 Oct. 1900-15 Sept. 1938), novelist and short story writer, was born in Asheville, the eighth child of William Oliver, a stonecutter from Pennsylvania, and Julia Elizabeth Westall Wolfe, a native North Carolinian. In 1904 he went with his mother and some other children to St. Louis, where his mother kept a boardinghouse during the World's Fair and where his brother Grover died, an event that he was to use with distinction in his fiction. In 1905 he began attending public school in Asheville and in 1912 moved to a private school operated by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Roberts. Margaret Roberts was a major influence on his life and work.
The notebooks of Thomas Wolfe, galleys. MS 897. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.