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|Abstract||Consists of four letters (three typed, and one handwritten) from Thomas Wolfe, a white author, to Elizabeth Lemmon, a white Virginia socialite. The letters, all written in 1934, relate to Lemmon’s invitation to visit her, as well as the status of his work. Also contains one typed draft, inscribed to Lemmon from white book editor Maxwell Perkins, of the Irish literary critic Mary Colum's 1935 review of Wolfe’s Of Time and the River, published in the magazine The Forum and Century.|
|Creator||Lemmon, Elizabeth, 1893-1993|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.|
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Elizabeth Lemmon (1893-1993) was a white Virginia socialite. In 1922, Lemmon met Maxwell Perkins,a white book editor, in an encounter that began what would evolve into a 25-year relationship between the two, documented in A. Scott Berg's biography Maxwell Perkins: Editor of Genius (1978), and Rodger L. Tarr's As Ever Yours: The Letters of Max Perkins and Elizabeth Lemmon (2003). Through Perkins, Lemmon became friends with the white authors Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald.Back to Top
Consists of four letters (three typed, and one handwritten) from Thomas Wolfe to Elizabeth Lemmon, and one typed draft of Mary Colum's 1935 review of Wolfe’s Of Time and the River, published in the magazine The Forum and Century. The letters from Wolfe, all written in 1934, relate to Lemmon’s invitation to visit her, as well as the status of his work.Back to Top
Original 3-page typescript draft of literary critic Mary Colum's review of Of Time and River, published in the magazine The Forum and Century Volume 93 (April 1935, pp. 218-219). Inscribed to Elizabeth Lemmon by Maxwell Perkins. Perkins refers to Colum as "Molly Colum."