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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.