Radcliffe Squires Papers, 1960-1981.
Collection Scope and Content Note
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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Governess, an unpublished dramatic adaptation co-authored by Tate and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.