Allen Tate Papers
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Allen Tate to Henry Wenning 1963: December 24. 1 item (1 p.). Encloses payment for copy of Chills and Fever [collection of poems] by John Crowe Ransom (Knopf, 1924) and explains origin of tipped-in title page of White Buildings [collection of poems] by Hart Crane (Boni & Liveright, 1926) for which he had provided a Foreword. The first issue had misspelled Tate’s name on the title page: Allan. A corrected title page was tipped-in all subsequent copies. Comments upon scarcity of few first issue copies and relates that he has given his own copy to Peggy Baird, first wife of Malcolm Cowley, for her Hart Crane Collection, purchased by the University of Texas. 1964: January 8. 1 item (2 pp.): TL [carbon]. Reports that his copy of Chills and Fever was no longer available. Thanks him for information concerning first issue of White Buildings and comments further upon extreme scarcity of book without corrected title page. Comments upon state of George Marion O’Donnell’s correspondence which is in hands of an heir. Allen Tate to Henry Wenning 1964: June 6. 1 item (1 p.). Requests copy of Chills and Fever . Relates that his own copy of Mr. Pope [collection of poems] (Minton, Balch & Company, 1928) has a tipped in sheet for Ode. Henry Wenning to Allen Tate 1964: June 9. 1 item (1 p.) TL [carbon]. Thanks him for purchasing copy of Chills and Fever and thanks him for the information sent on Mr. Pope.


Allen Tate to Henry Wenning 1963: December 24. 1 item (1 p.). Encloses payment for copy of Chills and Fever [collection of poems] by John Crowe Ransom (Knopf, 1924) and explains origin of tipped-in title page of White Buildings [collection of poems] by Hart Crane (Boni & Liveright, 1926) for which he had provided a Foreword. The first issue had misspelled Tate’s name on the title page: Allan. A corrected title page was tipped-in all subsequent copies. Comments upon scarcity of few first issue copies and relates that he has given his own copy to Peggy Baird, first wife of Malcolm Cowley, for her Hart Crane Collection, purchased by the University of Texas. 1964: January 8. 1 item (2 pp.): TL [carbon]. Reports that his copy of Chills and Fever was no longer available. Thanks him for information concerning first issue of White Buildings and comments further upon extreme scarcity of book without corrected title page. Comments upon state of George Marion O’Donnell’s correspondence which is in hands of an heir. Allen Tate to Henry Wenning 1964: June 6. 1 item (1 p.). Requests copy of Chills and Fever . Relates that his own copy of Mr. Pope [collection of poems] (Minton, Balch & Company, 1928) has a tipped in sheet for Ode. Henry Wenning to Allen Tate 1964: June 9. 1 item (1 p.) TL [carbon]. Thanks him for purchasing copy of Chills and Fever and thanks him for the information sent on Mr. Pope.