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Finding-Aid for the Robert Penn Warren/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection (MUM00463)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00463/
Creator:
Ferris, William ("Bill")
Title:
Robert Penn Warren/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1979-1987
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection consists of correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and Bill Ferris written 1979-1987.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00463
Location:
B-10.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Robert Penn Warren/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection (MUM00463). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection consists of correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and Bill Ferris written 1979-1987.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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Container List
Robert Penn Warren/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection
Control No: 2004-9

Folder 1:
Postcard. October 31, 1979. R[obert] P[enn] Warren to Bill Ferris. Re: setting date for visit.

Folder 2:
Postcard. August 26, 1980. R[obert] P[enn] Warren to Bill Ferris. Re: "sworn off all expository prose"; work on new book of poems.

Folder 3:
TLS. May 17, 1981. Robert Penn Warren to Bill [Ferris]. Re: Stark Young and William Faulkner.

Folder 4:
TLS. June 5, 1981. Robert Penn Warren to Bill [Ferris]. Re: Cassius Clay record and book; Being Here by Warren.

Folder 5:
ALS. September 11, 1981. Eleanor Warren to Bill [Ferris]. Re: North African reading list; Bio Serive; photographs by Ferris.

Folder 6:
TLS. December 18, 1981. Robert Penn Warren to Bill [Ferris]. Re: blurb for Center for the Study of Southern Culture."

Folder 7:
Engraved wedding announcement for Rosanna Warren to Stephen Paul Scully on December 20, 1981. Envelope.

Folder 8:
Postcard. February 15, 1982. "ECW" [Eleanor Warren] to Bill Ferris. Re: remarks on Ferris's last visit; piece in Yale Architectural Magazine.

Folder 9:
TLS. February 23, 1982. "RW" [Robert Penn Warren] to Bill [Ferris]. Envelope. Re: Ferris book and Warren introduction; finished poem about Chief Joseph. Note: handwritten annotation on envelope concerning Ferris book. Included is a photocopy of the letter, envelope, and Warren's draft of the forward to Ferris's book.

Folder 10:
Postcard. February 25, 1982. "RW" [Robert Penn Warren] to Bill Ferris. Re: preface to Ferris book.

Folder 11:
Postcard. June 12, 1982. Eleanor Warren to Bill Ferris. Re: enjoyed visit together to a play.

Folder 12:
ALS. January 8, 1983. Eleanor Warren to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Re: thanks for cheese; Red reading at the Y in New York.

Folder 13:
TLS. March 11, 1983. "Red" [Robert Penn Warren] to Bill [Ferris]. Re: Ferris's upcoming marriage; Warren's upcoming trip to England; Rosanna's visit to Italy; Chief Joseph; New and Selected Poems.

Folder 14:
TLS. April 2, 1983. "Red" [Robert Penn Warren] to Bill [Ferris]. Re: upcoming visit by Warren's to England; Chief Joseph; Denby Garrison.

Folder 15:
TLS. April 22, 1986. Robert Penn Warren to Mrs. Ferris. Re: Bill Ferris.

Folder 16:
Postcard. February 25, 1987. Eleanor Warren to Bill [Ferris] & family. Re: thanks for posies; gloomy season.

Folder 17:
ALS. [c. April 6, 1987]. "Red" [Robert Penn Warren] to Bill [Ferris]. Envelope. Re: receipt of letters signed by Wesley Fisher, Cleanth Brooks, Van Woodward, James Thurston; Bill Ferris's luck; Eleanor's hip operation; Warren's future work.

Folder 18:
ALS. [c. April 13, 1987]. "Red" [Robert Penn Warren] to Bill [Ferris]. Re: visit by Vann Woodward and V. Naipaul who is writing a book on the South; illness; upcoming visit to Vermont. Attached: scrap with Warren's engraved address.

Folder 19:
Handwritten scrap from envelope with Warren's name and address.