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Allen Tate Letters, 1944-1964Add to your cart. | MS Manuscripts

Title: Allen Tate Letters, 1944-1964Add to your cart.
ID: MS/VMF/vmf166
Extent: 5.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1944-1964
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Item 1: Tate to Professor Fred Millett, authorizing him to quote from Tate's review of New Methods for the Study of Literature by Edith Rickert, 1944: August 12
Item 2: Tate to Henry Wenning. 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, 1963: December 24
Item 3: Henry Wenning to Tate. 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, 1964: January 8
Item 4: Tate to Henry Wenning. 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, 1964: June 6
Item 5: Henry Wenning to Tate. Thanks him for purchasing copy of Chills and Fever and thanks him for the information sent on Mr. Pope, 1964: June 9

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