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Finding-Aid for the Ransom Collection (WTU00302)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Ransom Collection
Creator: Ransom , John Crowe , 1888- , American author , editor.
Call number: WTU00302
Call number: [Accession: 889 949 1533]
Language: English

Access and Use:
Sources:

Purchase, 1965 and 1968. Gift of Henry Wenning.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed: August, 1969.


Contents List
      Title
box-folder   6/Ransom  
1939: Oct. 25. John Crowe Ransom to Weldon Kees (1 item (1 p.) TLS)   
Scope: Discusses several poems by Kees being considered for publication in The Kenyon Review.


 
1944: Oct. 26. John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan (1 item (1 p.): TLS )   
Scope: Declining to publish The African elegy, a poem by Duncan, which had previously been accepted by The Kenyon Review, after Ransom became aware of its references to homosexuality.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
[1944: Nov.] Robert Duncan to John Crowe Ransom (1 item (3 pp.): TL)   
Scope: Ts. and ms. draft of a letter from Robert Duncan to John Crowe Ransom, defending the publication of The African elegy on the basis of the poet's right to use his experience as the matter of his poetry and appealing to the right of free speech.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
1944: Dec. 6. John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan (1 item (2 pp.): TLS )   
Scope: Ts. letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, further explaining his rejection of The African elegy, and disagreeing that it ought to be printed on the basis of the right of free speech.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
1945: Mar. 1. John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan (1 item (1 p.): TLS)   
Scope: Ts. letter signed, from , refusing to consider publication of the Ransom-Duncan correspondence on the subject of homosexuality and poetry.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
1957: Aug. 14. John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan (1 item (1 p.): TLS)   
Scope: Ts. letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, rejecting "this verse of yours" for publication in The Kenyon Review.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
1957: Aug. 23. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)   
Scope: Ts. letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, further explaining his rejection of Duncan's (and much other contemporary) poetry.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
1957: Sept. 23. (1 item (1 p.): ALS)   
Scope: Autograph letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, thanking him for his recent note and rejecting another of Duncan's poems, "Mother Noah."


box-folder   6/Ransom  
1967: Nov. 9. Robert Duncan to Henry Wenning (1 item (2 pp.): ALS)   
Scope: Autograph letter signed, from Robert Duncan to Henry Wenning, explaining the group of Ransom-Duncan correspondence.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
Add 1978: Aug. 2:
 
1944: Aug. Duncan, Robert Edward. The homosexual in society [essay].   
Scope: Photocopy of article printed in Politics.


box-folder   6/Ransom  
Add 1981: Sept 29, (1 item.)
 
Robert Duncan to George Leite (1 item (1p.) TLS)   
Scope: Regarding correspondence with John Crow Ransom