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John Gould Fletcher Collection, 1928-1962

Collection Overview

Title: John Gould Fletcher Collection, 1928-1962

Predominant Dates:1928-1962

ID: MS/VMF/vmf052

Creator: Fletcher, John Gould (1886-1950)

Extent: 7.0 Items

Date Acquired: 12/20/1968

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Includes various correspondence from Fletcher, correspondence and reviews concerning The Black Rock, and a photograph of Fletcher and Glen Ward Dresbach

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase from the House of Books and Henry Wenning

Acquisition Method:

Originally laid in The Black Rock by John Gould Fletcher  PS3511 L457 B54 1928a

Accession number 1015 - Purchase from the House of Books, December 30, 1968.

Accession number 1094 - Purchase from Henry Wenning, October 13, 1969. (Correspondence from Fletcher to the Wagners and Magalaner)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed September-October 1969

Box and Folder Listing

Item 1: Fletcher to Richard [Church] stating his great concern for the situation in which Church had found himself at Oxted and gives him advice, 1928: May 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 2: Arnold Dawson, literary editor for the Daily Herald, to Richard Church, asking for a review of Fletcher's collection of poems, The Black Rock, 1928: September 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with light revisions in pencil
Item 3: Beverley Githens Dresbach (Mrs. Glen Ward) to Richard Church commenting primarily on Fletcher, with brief mention of a book, The Squirrel Called Rufus, and of the author of the magazine clipping enclosed in her letter, 1962: February 7Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: The Quality of Greatness by Richard Church [review of The Black Rock by Fletcher], circa 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Manuscript with light manuscript revisions, varies slightly from typescript version, 6 pages. Typescript with minimal revision, 2 pages
Item 5: Photograph of Fletcher and Glen Ward Dresbach, 1944: AugustAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Clipping from the Ozarks Mountaineer, remarking on television as a medium for contemporary poets, but the unlikelihood of such a thing occuring, 1962: FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Fletcher to Marvin Magalaner, Pasadena, California, directing him to Life Is My Song, Fletcher's autobiography, for information on the relationship between Fletcher and Harold Munro, 1947: January 30Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 16: Fletcher to Edward and Constance Wagner, Johnswood, Little Rock, Arkansas, commenting on Melville, book Fletcher has read and those he wants to read, on Charlie May [Simon's] illness, and on his lecture assignment in Seattle, 1945: July 22Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Item 9: Fletcher to Edward and Constance Wagner, Johnswood, Little Rock, Arkansas, thanking them for their hospitality and mentioning that Charlie May [Simon] has sent off her manuscript, 1947: August 1Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages