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Finding-Aid for the Welty/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection (MUM00466)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00466/
Creator:
Ferris, William ("Bill")
Title:
Welty/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1977-1994
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection consists of correspondence and an invitation between Eudora Welty and Bill Ferris written 1977-1994.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00466
Location:
B-8.
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:
Welty/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection (MUM00466). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection consists of correspondence and an invitation between Eudora Welty and Bill Ferris written 1977-1994.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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Container List
Eudora Welty/Bill Ferris Correspondence Collection

Control No: 2003-51


Folder 1:
ALS. No date. Eudora Welty to Bill [Ferris]. Re: presentation of award at Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, acceptance of NEA fellowship.

Folder 2:
ALS. January 22, 1977. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Re: "Mrs. Mohamed's book, from the Archives."

Folder 3:
ALS. October 29, 1977. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Re: thanks for wonderful visit in New York, [Robert Penn] Warren.

Folder 4:
TLS. April 19, 1979. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Attached: Carbon TL. April 25, 1979. William R. Ferris to Eudora Welty. Re: thanks for invitation to serve as a national advisor to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

Folder 5:
ALS. [July 1979]. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Re: extends sympathy for the loss of Ferris's father, departure to England.

Folder 6:
TLS. September 18, 1979. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Re: regret for invitation to appear at a meeting.

Folder 7:
TLS. April 5, 1980. Eudora Welty to Ann J. Abadie at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Copy of letter sent to Bill Ferris with handwritten notation from Welty. Re: possible use of "A Sweet Devouring," "A Sketching Trip," and "Delta Cousins" in Mississippi Writers: Reflections of Childhood and Youth.

Folder 8:
TLS. July 8, 1980. Governor William F. Winter to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Re: invitation to dinner at the Governor's Mansion in honor of Eudora Welty. Enclosed: Engraved Dinner Invitation/Program inscribed by Welty with enclosed card containing the name "Mr. Ferris."

Folder 9:
TLS. July 17, 1980. Beth Burch at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi to Eudora Welty. Envelope. Welty has handwritten her response. Re: use of Welty photographs in Images of the South.

Folder 10:
ALS. September 4, 1980. Eudora [Welty] to Bill [Ferris]. Re: thanks for copies of photographs taken at the White House and the [Governor's] Mansion. Handwritten address from envelope taped to letter.

Folder 11:
Postcard. January 18, 1981. Eudora Welty to Dr. Bill Ferris. Re: lost endorsement of message.

Folder 12:
TLS. July 12, 1981. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Re: refusal to participate in Faulkner conference, Bethany Swearington, Elizabeth Spencer.

Folder 13:
TLS. [November 1981]. Eudora Welty to Bill [Ferris]. Re: refusal to write introduction to Ferris book due to previous committments.

Folder 14:
TLS. February 23, 1982. Eudora [Welty] to Bill [Ferris]. Re: Rosanna Warren, Joseph Cornell, publication of correspondence.

Folder 15:
TLS. May 31, 1982. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Re: refusal to contribute to a project, [Robert Penn] Warren.

Folder 16:
ANS. March 7, 1983. Eudora Welty to Bill Ferris. Envelope. Re: responses to several invitations.

Folder 17:
Printed Invitation to September 8, 1994 Gala Performance of Welty's "The Robber Bridegroom" at the New State Theatre in Jackson, MS. Envelope. Enclosed: Order card and return envelope.

Folder 18:
Center for the Study of Southern Culture envelope signed by Eudora Welty.