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Collection Number: CW2.6

Collection Title: Henry T. Volkening Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1929-1940

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract Henry T. Volkening was a literary agent and co-founder of Russell and Volkening, Inc., a literary agency of New York City, N.Y. The collection contains material related to Henry Volkening's article "Thomas Wolfe: Penance No More," published in 1939 in The Virginia Quarterly Review. Included is an early draft of the article, annotated typescript transcriptions of letters from Thomas Wolfe to Henry Volkening that apparently served as research materials for the article, and letters from Maxwell Perkins to Henry Volkening about the article. Also included are three photographs: one of Thomas and Fred Wolfe, dated 1 August 1937; one of Thomas Wolfe's gravestone; and one of Julia E. Wolfe and three unidentified women around W.O. Wolfe's grave, undated.
Creator Volkening, Henry T.
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 Henry T. Volkening Papers on Thomas Wolfe (#CW2.6), North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, September 2008.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Henry T. Volkening was a literary agent and co-founder of Russell and Volkening, Inc., a literary agency of New York City, N. Y.

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The collection contains material related to Henry Volkening's article "Thomas Wolfe: Penance No More," published in 1939 in The Virginia Quarterly Review. Included is an early draft of the article, annotated typescript transcriptions of letters from Thomas Wolfe to Henry Volkening that apparently served as research materials for the article, and letters from Maxwell Perkins to Henry Volkening about the article. Also included are three photographs: one of Thomas and Fred Wolfe, dated 1 August 1937; one of Thomas Wolfe's gravestone; and one of Julia E. Wolfe and three unidentified women around W.O. Wolfe's grave, undated.

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Contents list

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About 100 items.
Box 1

Draft of "Thomas Wolfe: Penance No More" by Henry Volkening #CW2.6, Series: "Henry T. Volkening Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1929-1940." Box 1

Typescripts of letters from Thomas Wolfe to Henry Volkening #CW2.6, Series: "Henry T. Volkening Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1929-1940." Box 1

Letters are annotated by Henry Volkening and an unknown assistant, seemingly in preparation for Volkening's article "Thomas Wolfe: Penance No More."

Letters from Maxwell Perkins to Henry Volkening, 1938-1940 #CW2.6, Series: "Henry T. Volkening Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1929-1940." Box 1

Photographs #CW2.6, Series: "Henry T. Volkening Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1929-1940." Box 1

A photograph of Thomas Wolfe and Fred Wolfe, dated 1 August 1937; a photograph of Thomas Wolfe's gravestone; and a photograph of Julia E. Wolfe and three unidentified women at W.O. Wolfe's grave, undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Benjamin Bromley, November 2009

Encoded by: Benjamin Bromley, November 2009

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