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Erskine Caldwell manuscripts

Collection 1971-001

Dates:  1930-1959.

Extent:  (1 box).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s):   Caldwell and others.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:  Consists of ten typescript drafts of individual short stories, some of which were published in Gulf Coast Stories (1956). Included with the papers is a photocopy typescript statement, “In Defense of Myself,” written (according to Helen Caldwell Cushman) by Caldwell in defense of his novel, The Bastard.  Also included are original pen and ink illustrations by Louis Macouillard for Caldwell's When You Think of Me (Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1959).  The stories are arranged alphabetically by title.

Administrative/Biographical History: 

Access and Copyright:

Language and Scripts:  English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:  Preponderance of the material was purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Caldwell, 1971; “The Fly in the Coffin” purchased from The BookPress Ltd.,1992; Macouillard illustrations a gift of Virginia M. Caldwell, 1971.

Date(s) of description:   Milissa Burkart, Mar 1994.

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Inventory

“Advice About Women”
1:1 Typed and signed draft short story, 10p.  
     
The Bastard
1:2  “In Defense of Myself.” Photocopy typed signed statement by Caldwell written in defense of his novel, printed and distributed during March 1930 (according to Helen Caldwell Cushman), 1p.  
     
“The Fly in the Coffin”
1:3  Typed and signed draft short story with handwritten revision, 5p.  
     
“A Gift for Sue”
1:4 Typed and signed draft short story, 10p.  See also Gulf Coast Stories.  
     
Gulf Coast Stories (originally housed together in a green folder)
1:5 “Girl With Figurines.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 10p.  
  “To the Chaparral.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 10p.  
  “Kathy.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 10p.  
  “Momento.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 7p.  
  “Her Name Was Amelie.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 7p.  
  “A Gift for Sue.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 8p.  
  “Soquots.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 7p.  
  Green folder in which the stories were housed.  
     
“Her Name Was Amelie”
1:6 Typed and signed draft short story, 8p.   See also Gulf Coast Stories.  
     
“Momento”
1:7 Typed and signed draft short story, inscribed to William J. [L--tge], 8p.  See also Gulf Coast Stories.  
     
“Soquots”
1:8 Typed and signed draft short story, 8p.  See also Gulf Coast Stories.  
     
Map Case 3 Original pen and ink illustrations by Louis Macouillard for Caldwell's When You Think of Me (Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1959).  

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