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Collection Number: CW2.7

Collection Title: Benjamin Cone Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1929-1982

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract Benjamin Cone was born in 1899, a member of the prominent Cone family of Greensboro, N.C. He was a friend of Thomas Wolfe while both were students at the University of North Carolina. Cone graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1920; he was mayor of Greensboro, 1949-1951. The collection contains correspondence, printed material, clippings, and other items chiefly relating to Benjamin Cone and Thomas Wolfe. Included is correspondence between Cone and others about Wolfe. Among the correspondents are Wolfe's literary agent and first biographer Elizabeth Nowell and Wolfe biographer Andrew Turnbull. Also included are photocopies of Wolfe's letters to Benjamin Cone, recollections of Wolfe by Albert Coates and Madeleine Boyd, an article about Cone and Wolfe, clippings related to Wolfe, and other materials.
Creator Cone, Benjamin, 1899-1982.
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 Benjamin Cone Papers on Thomas Wolfe (#CW2.7), North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donated by Anne Cone Liptzin of Chapel Hill, N.C., July 1999.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Benjamin Cone was born in 1899, a member of the prominent Cone family of Greensboro, N.C. He was a friend of Thomas Wolfe while both were students at the University of North Carolina. Cone graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1920; he was mayor of Greensboro, 1949-1951. He died in 1982.

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The collection contains correspondence, printed material, clippings, and other items chiefly relating to Benjamin Cone and Thomas Wolfe. Included is correspondence between Cone and others about Wolfe. Among the correspondents are Wolfe's literary agent and first biographer Elizabeth Nowell and Wolfe biographer Andrew Turnbull. Also included are photocopies of Wolfe's letters to Benjamin Cone, recollections of Wolfe by Albert Coates and Madeleine Boyd, an article about Cone and Wolfe, clippings related to Wolfe, a photograph of unidentified people taken by H. G. Jones, and a copy of Richard Walser's Thomas Wolfe Undergraduate (1977).

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Benjamin Bromley, November 2009

Encoded by: Benjamin Bromley, November 2009

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