Radcliffe Squires Papers, 1960-1981.
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

Scope and Contents Note

Washington University's Radcliffe Squires Papers consist primarily of correspondence, most of it with literary personalities in reference to his book about Tate. Among the authors who corresponded with Squires are James Dickey, Edwin Honig, Brewster Ghiselin, Howard Nemerov, Frederic Prokosch, and John Crowe Ransom. Squires corresponded with Allen Tate while preparing his study and this eventually led to a close personal friendship between the two men. Among the most important materials in the Squires Papers are the letters and manuscripts by Tate which include a very early letter from 1931 and over 100 letters from Tate to Squires from 1966-1977. The Papers also contain a photocopy of The Governess, an unpublished dramatic adaptation co-authored by Tate and Anne Winslow. Also present in the Collection are 32 letters from the novelist Caroline Gordon who was formerly married to Tate.


Consists of personal and professional correspondence divided into subseries according to frequency of contact.


Consists of personal and professional correspondence arranged alphabetically by author, and chronologically within each author folder.


Consists of additional personal and professional correspondence from Squires' less frequent correspondents, arranged alphabetically by author.


Consists of business correspondence, photographs and printed ephemera and miscellaneous manuscripts divided into 3 subseries.


Consists of miscellaneous business correspondence, including 2 copies (Ts, Ts[carbon]) of Squire's essay on Allen Tate written for Contemporary Poets of the English Language (St. James Press, 1969).


Consists of four photographs. Subjects include Caroline Gordon, Allen Tate, and Radcliffe Squires.


Contains miscellaneous printed and manuscript materials. 9 items. Note: listed below, along with the material in this series, are additional manuscripts physically housed in Ser. I.