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Collection Number: CW2.1

Collection Title: Elizabeth Nowell and Vardis Fisher Correspondence on Thomas Wolfe and Other Topics, 1947-1957

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract Elizabeth Nowell was the literary agent and the first biographer of Thomas Wolfe. She also collected and published The Letters of Thomas Wolfe (1956). Vardis Fisher was an American author born in Idaho in 1895. He was the director of the Idaho Guide Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, during the Great Depression. His writings include the twelve-volume series The Testament of Man. The collections contains correspondence between Elizabeth Nowell and Vardis Fisher relating to Fisher's essay "Thomas Wolfe As I Knew Him," as well as to Fisher's conflicts with editors and publishing companies and to his attempts to get royalty money owed to him from foreign editions of his works.
Creator Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968.



Nowell, Elizabeth.
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 Elizabeth Nowell and Vardis Fisher Correspondence on Thomas Wolfe and Other Topics (#CW2.1), North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donation.
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Elizabeth Nowell was the literary agent and the first biographer of Thomas Wolfe. She also collected and published The Letters of Thomas Wolfe (1956).

Vardis Fisher was an American author in Idaho in 1895. He was the director of the Idaho Guide Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, during the Great Depression. His writings include the twelve-volume series The Testament of Man.

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The collections contains correspondence between Elizabeth Nowell and Vardis Fisher relating to Fisher's essay "Thomas Wolfe As I Knew Him," as well as to Fisher's conflicts with editors and publishing companies and to his attempts to get royalty money owed to him from foreign editions of his works.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Frances A. Weaver, A. Hope Shull, Nicholas Graham, 1998

Encoded by: Benjamin Bromley, September 2009

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