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Collection Number: 04515

Collection Title: Maxwell Perkins Letters to Belinda Jelliffe, 1935-1949.

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Size 123 items (0.5 linear feet).
Abstract Maxwell Evarts Perkins was one of the most important editors in American literary history. Belinda Dobson Jelliffe, born in Asheville, N.C., became a friend of Thomas Wolfe in 1933. In 1935, Charles Scriber's Sons published her only book, a semi-autobiographical work titled For Dear Life. Letters from Maxwell Perkins, editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, to Belinda Jelliffe (1892-1979), critiquing and discussing the production of Jelliffe's "For Dear Life" (1936), and discussing other literary topics and personal matters. There are also several letters written by others, including one, 1949, from Charles Scribner.
Creator Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Maxwell Perkins Letters to Belinda Jelliffe, #4515, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1988
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Maxwell Evarts Perkins was one of the most importnat editors in American literary history. Belinda Dobson Jelliffe, born in Asheville, N.C., became a friend of Thomas Wolfe in 1933. In 1935, Charles Scriber's Sons published her only book, a semi-autobiographical work titled "For Dear Life."

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Letters from Maxwell Perkins, editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, to Belinda Jelliffe (1892-1979), critiquing and discussing the production of Jelliffe's "For Dear Life" (1936), and discussing other literary topics and personal matters. There are also several letters written by others, including one, 1949, from Charles Scribner.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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