ID: 1/1/MSS 078
Primary Creator: Brown, Bob (1886-1959)
Other Creators: Kaplan, Philip, (1903-1990)
Extent: 12.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The correspondence has been arranged chronologically. The letters for which no date could be established have been placed at the end of the series, alphabetically by correspondent.
Subjects: Brown, Bob, 1886-1959
Forms of Material: Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 - Correspondence, Brown, Bob, 1886-1959 - Correspondence, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965. - Correspondence, Ephemera., Kaplan, Philip, 1903-1990 - Correspondence, Manuscripts for publication., Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence, Nin, Anais, 1903-1977. - Correspondence, Photographs, Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. - Correspondence, Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 - Correspondence
Robert Carlton Brown (1886-1959) wrote for numerous magazines from 1908 to 1917, and published a variety of texts. During 1918, he traveled in Mexico and Central America, writing for the U.S. Committee of Public Information in Santiago de Chile. In 1919, he moved with his wife, Rose Brown, to Rio de Janeiro, where they founded Brazilian American, a weekly magazine that ran until 1929 as well as magazines in Mexico City and London: Mexican American (1924-1929) and British American (1926-1929).
Following the stock market crash of 1929, the Browns retired from publishing and settled in France. At this time Brown published several volumes of poetry, including Globe Gliding (1930), Gems (1931), Words (1931), and Demonics (1931), as well as 1450-1950 (1929), a book of visual poetry.
In 1933, Brown returned to New York. In the 1930s, he wrote a series of international cookbooks in collaboration with Rose and Cora Brown. In 1941, he and Rose returned to South America. While traveling down the Amazon they amassed a substantial collection of art and cultural artifacts and collaborated on a book, Amazing Amazon (1942). The Browns eventually reestablished residence in Rio de Janeiro, where they lived until Rose Brown's death in 1952. Following his wife's death, Bob Brown returned to New York, remarried, and continued to write. He ran a shop called Bob Brown's Books in Greenwich Village until his death in 1959. Shortly after Brown's death, a new edition of 1450-1950 was published by Jonathan Williams's Jargon/Corinth Press.
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Preferred Citation: [Item], Philip Kaplan and Bob Brown papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
2 pamphlets announcing exposition Dec. 15-29, 1927
"Les Dessins D'Alastair" by Robert Sebastien, Chroniques, pp. 250-252
"Lettre au passé - Proclamations par Ludwig Derleth" by Alastair, Lettres Allemandes, pp. 67-75.
ALS, to Mr. Monro, n.d., 4 pp., asking him to do something for The Little Review
Broadside, concerning The Little Review
ALS, to Eurley (?) Richards, Aug. 2, 1932, 1 p.
ALS, to R. N. Leekley, Nov. 28, 1933, 2 pp.
ALS, to Eurley (?) Richards, Sept. 1, 193_, 3 pp.
TLS, to A. S. Burack, April 5, 1940, 1 p.
TLS, from Miriam Phillips (Hedgerow Theatre) to R. N. Leekley, Aug. 20, 1934, 1 p., concerning Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio
Play program of Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson and Arthur Barton, presented at the Hedgerow Theatre, June-September, 1934
16 newspaper articles about Sherwood Anderson including book reviews, other notices, and columnist chatter
3 photographs (Xerox) of Sherwood Anderson
TLS, to Montgomery Evans, Dec. 22, 1926, 1 p., returning two reviews
Ball, Ida C.
AmsS, "A Tune About the Prune", poem, 2 pp.
40 letters to Montgomery Evans, 1923-1929, fifteen of which are n.d.
2 canceled checks, June 14 and July 14, 1928, to EmJo Basshe from Montgomery Evans
Broadside (2 copies) announcing The Centuries by EmJo Basshe, playing at The New Playwrights Theatre, New York, Nov.-Dec., 1927
TMs, reviewing a review of The Centuries, 1 p.
Program and announcement of the First Bill of The Stage Repertory, April 19, 20, 21, 1923 at the Plays and Player Club, Philadelphia, performing The Star by Hode Basshe, Earth by EmJo, A Merry Death by Nicholas Evreinov, and The Bitter Fantasy by EmJo (2 copies) [one copy has laid in one 6 pp. review and one 3 p. review]
Program of Orlando Furioso by Remo Bufano and Fantasy in Flutes and Figures by EmJo Basshe, playing at The Marionette Theatre of Remo Bufano, May 4-7, 1926 (2 copies)
Broadside announcing The Centuries by EmJo Basshe, playing at The New Playwrights Theatre, quoting the critics (7 copies)
Program of Airways, Inc. by John Dos Passos, playing at The New Playwrights Theatre in the 1928-29 season
Theatre 1929, published by The New Playwrights Theatre, January 1929
Broadside concerning The New Playwrights Theatre
Announcement of Irony and Pity by Paul Eldridge with autograph note "a remarkable man and writer!"
Broadside announcing Adam Solitaire by EmJo Basshe, playing at the Provincetown Playhouse (2 copies)
Ticket stub to the Provincetown Playhouse, Nov. 5, 1925
"Xmas Greetings from EmJo" (2 copies)
11 newspaper articles reviewing various plays
AmsS, "Death", poem, 1 p.
TMs, "Compulsory Tasks", poem, 3 pp.
9 letters to Sam Putnam, n.y.; 1 ALS to Sally, n.d., and 1 TLS from Samuel Pessin to Max Bodenheim, n.d., 1 p.
"Profile of a character: Maxwell Bodenheim", Modern Man, June, 1958, 4 pp.
Bosschere, Jean de
TLS, to "My dear Friend", May 27, 1928, 1p.
TLS, to [Sam] Putnam, July 17, 1928, 2 pp.
TMs, "Black Boy", 9 p., (carbon)
TMs, "Change of Life", 3 pp. Also reprint of same from The Readies, with note, Oct. 17, 1954, from Bob Brown to Phil Kaplan "This fell out of the Kay lot"
TMs, "Christmas Eve", 13 pp. (carbon)
TMsS, "A Comeallye for Robert Carlton Brown", 4 pp. (carbon)
TMs, "A Comeallye for Robert Carlton Brown", 4 pp. (carbon)
TMs, "Portion of an Epic Poem on Flight", 6 pp.
TMs, "Landscape for Wyn Henderson", (incomplete), 3 pp. Also, readies proof of same, 3 pp.
TMs, a review of "Murder! Murder!", 2 pp.
TMs, "Rest Cure", 13 pp. (carbon)
TMs, "Writers Worth Reading", 4 pp. (carbon)
TMs, "Year Before Last", 51 pp. (carbon)
"Kay Boyle: Experimenter" by Evelyn Harter, The Bookman, June and July, 1932, 4 pp.
Marriage announcement of Kay Boyle and Laurence Vail, April 2, 1932
Invitation from Gugenheim Jeune to attend an exhibition by Children
2 articles concerning Kay Boyle
ALS, to [Sam] Putnam, March 23, 1923, 3 pp.
ALS, to Sam Putnam and Mark Turbyfill, July 5, 1923, 2 pp.
TMs, "How Do I Know? Her Panties Told Me So" or "Next To my Chick I Like Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Best", 10 pp., (carbon)
TMs, "You, Old Fuller Brush Man, Brought a New Kind of Love to Me", 13 pp. (carbon)
5 TLS and 1 ANS from Witter Bynner to Sam Putnam, Nov. 22, 1922-Oct. 12, 1923
Correspondence, Aug. 7, 1936-April 12, 1939, between Jack Conroy and Phil Kaplan. (4 TLS to Kaplan, 1 TL (carbon) to Jack)
TLS, to "Friend", May 19, 1939, concerning the status of The New Anvil
Broadside from the Midwest Literary League
Broadside announcing "A World to Win" by Jack Conroy and "The Anvil"
Mimeo letter from Chairman of the ANVIL Emergency Committee soliciting fund
Correspondence, Jan. 12, 1933 -- Jan. 30, 1934, between Donald Corley and Phil Kaplan concerning Corley's exhibit at the Kokoon Arts Club. (18 letters)
TLS, from Donald Corley to Montgomery Evans, June 20, , 1 p.
Brentano's Book Chat, July and August, 1925, Vol. 4, No. 4. (sample copy)
Broadside announcing Donald Corley exhibition at the Kokoon Artists Gallery, (3 copies, grey, blue, gold)
3 drawings (printed)
3 photographs autographed for Caresse Crosby (Xerox)
TMs, "Up in the Cumberland Mountains", 2 pp. (carbon)
AMs, untitled, concerns the first World War (?), 1 p.
ALS, to Mr. Munsaw, May 20, 1934, 1 p.
ALS, to Florence Pryor, July 3, 1939, 3 pp.
TL, to Hilda from the Poetry Bookshop, June 17, 1929, (carbon)
TLS, to Poetry Bookshop from Hilda Aldington, June 20, 
TMsS, "Tin Lizzie", corrected, 12 pp., appeared in The Big Money, 1936
ALS, to Mr. Shalmen, n.d., 1 p., thanking him for pointing out an error in one of his works.
TLS, to Mr. E. R. Gee, Jan. 26, 1918, 2 pp.
TLS, to Montgomery Evans, March 4, 1926, 1 p.
ALS, to [Montgomery] Evans, n.d., 2 pp.
Pamphlet describing the Illustrated Lectures at the Brooklyn Museum for the Winter Course, 1926, with autograph note signed on front page.
AmsS, "Baudelaire's Paris", poem, 1 p., translated by R. le. Dunning
TMsS, "Sonnet Willant Sibilante", (with corrections in pencil), 1 p.
AmsS, "The Rose and the Thistle", poem, 2 pp.
TMsS, "The Christmas Tree", April 7, 1933, inscribed to Phil Kaplan, 11 pp. Front cover signed by Nannine Joseph. Note on title page that Jake could not sell this story, but it was published after his death.
TLS, to Gaige, April 24, 1924, 1 p.
TLS, to Gaige, March 19, 1928, 2 pp.
TLS, from Harold Strauss to Phil Kaplan, Dec. 19, 1950, 1 p., concerning Ford
TL, to Ford from unidentified writer, n.d., 1 p.
Pamphlet by Harold Strauss describing how Parade's End came to be published, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1950, 13 pp.
Wings, Vol. 1, No. 12, published by The Literary Guild of America, Inc.; New York. Book of the month is The Last Post by Ford.
The New York Times Book Review, Sept. 17, 1950, includes "The Story of Ford Madox Ford", reviewing Parade's End, 2 pp.
Part of a newspaper article, July 5, 1950, mentioning the publication of Ford's books.
TLS, to Mark Turbyfill, Nov. 25, 1922, 1 p. (notes in pencil on bottom of page and reverse)
TLS, to Prairie, n.d., 1 p., blasting them for hogbutchering his poem.
AMs, "Stele", poem, 1 p.
AMs, "Beatrice - Brandy - Mavis - Cathleen - Danny", poem, 2 pp., (incomplete?)
AMsS, book of notes for poems 1949, 1953
AMsS, "Le Bagne", 105 pieces, [many pages torn].
Folder, cardboard, front cover filled with notes in Genet's hand.
"Poet of Evil", The Observer, June 11, 1961, 1 p.
TLS, to Louise Morgan, Jan. 19, 1938, 1 p., asking her to endorse and appeal and manifesto of the International Anti-Fascist Solidarity Organization.
ALS, from [Compton Raihenjir?] to whom it may concern, Oct. 22, [1928?], 1 p., recommending Hanley as a [gramaphone?] dealer
TLS, from Hanley to Phil Kaplan, May 21, 1935, 1 p., asking him if he knows anyone who would want to see his proofs of RESSUREXIT DOMINUS.
ALS, from Hanley to Mr. Ports, n.d., 2 pp.
Books and Bookmen, April 1962, includes article on Hanley, pp. 14-15, "Neglected Genius" by Richard Whittington-Egan.
ALS, to "Monty" [Montgomery Evans?], June 4, 1926, telling him not to enter into any deal with Webster concerning a film.
Photograph (Xerox) of Ben Hecht and his publisher, Horace Liveright. ANS, on reverse from Rose Caylor Hecht to Mr. Gross, asking him to give a taxi driver her page proofs and the old galley proofs.
Photograph (Xerox) of Ben Hecht and Rose Caylor - note on reverse says "Visiting Cleveland U. in 1930, given to me by Bernie Cooper."
AMs, "H-A-N-G-O-V-E-R", 2 pp. for Readies
Hurstin, Zora Neale
TMs, "Win' In De Banjo", May 27, 1925
TLS, to Sam, Dec. 30, 1921, 1 p.
TLS, to Sam, n.d., 1 p.
3 ALS, to George Macy, Dec. 1, 1928, 1 p.; Feb. 22, 1929, 2 pp.; June 1, 1929, 2 pp.
TLS, from L. A. Gertman to Hunter Stagg, Dec. 17, 1924, 1 p., informing him that the copy of Ulysses which he sent through the mail has been destroyed because the book is considered immoral and a prohibited importation.
Sales receipt, Nov. 26, 1924, from the Shakespeare and Company Bookshop to Montgomery Evans for 10 copies of Ulysses
How to Enjoy James Joyce's Ulysses, Random House, pamphlet/broadside
"The Stream of Consciousness. Le Monologue Interieur" by Edovard Dujardin. Paris, 1931. (Newspaper clipping about Ulysses)
Review of James Joyce's Ulysses by Stuart Gilbert, a commentary on Ulysses
Advertisement from Shakespeare and Company announcing the 5th printing of Ulysses for 60 francs
"James Joyce and 'Ulysses'" by Frederick James Gregg - newspaper article
"Joyce's Ulysses No Longer a Banned Book" by Horace Gregory, The New York Herald Tribune, Jan. 21, 1934
Program from Ulysses in Nightown, Rooftop Productions
Broadside/pamphlet describing Shakespeare and Company Bookshop
Broadside announcing Joyce's Haveth Childers Everywhere, published by Henry Babou and Jack Kahane
"Joyceana" by Bern Porter, a bio-biliographical map.
Review of Tales Told of Sheim and Shaun
Broadside announcing/describing a James Joyce Exhibition, June 14--July 12, 1950 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
"Pastimes of James Joyce", issued by Joyce Memorial Fund Committee, no. 574
Photograph (printed) of James and Peggy Joyce
TMsS, and AMsS, "Love, the Fisher", 1 p. (autograph lines written between typed lines)
TMsS, "To Hitler, at His End", poem, 1 p., (carbon)
TMsS, "The Dragon Dies", poem, 1 p., (carbon?)
Program, signed, for Kemp's presentation of Four One-Act Plays at The Poets Theatre, Jan. 4-9, n.y.
11 TLS, to Ward Edwards, May 23, 1925-Nov. 14, 1931
14 letters, to Bob Brown, Feb. 22, [1931?]-Election Day 1951
Pamphlet announcing a lecture tour of Kreymborg, managed by the W. Colston Leigh Lecture Bureau
TLS, to Mrs. Morand, Nov. 24, 1930, 1 p., thanking her for congratulations and comments on "Babbitt" and saying he hopes to see her in January
Lewis, Wyndham [Percy]
TMs, "The Enemy", by Ruthven Toss, 2 pp.
AMs, "A Note on 'The Wild Body'", by Gilbert Armytage, 13 pp.
AMsS, untitled, by Glyn Jones, 2 pp.
TMs, untitled, by Keneth Burke, 2 pp.
2 photographs (Xerox)
ALS, to Sam Putnam, Jan. 13, 1921, 1 p.
TLS, to Sam Putnam, Nov. 2, 1921, 1 p.
ALS, to Sam Putnam, May 28, 1928, 2 pp.
ALS, to Sam Putnam, n.d., 1 p.
Lynes, George Platt
Pamphlet announcing an exhibition of Two Hundred Portraits by Lynes, at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, Nov. 5-15, 1941
TLS, to [Sam] Putnam, July 18, 1927, 1 p.
Broadside announcing New Books being published by The Three Mountains Press and Contact Publishing Company, two titles by McAlmon
TLS, to Phillip de Navarro, Esq., March 21, 1934, explaining why de Navarro has not heard from him
Mencken, H. L.
TLS, to Ward Edwards, Feb. 6, 1937, 1 p., concerning a listing in McLeish's catalogue
7 TmsS, untitled poetry
ALS, from Peter Neagoe to Henry Miller, July 24, 1932, 1 p.
TLS, to Peter Neagoe, July 26, 1932, 3 pp., (carbon)
TL, to Caresse Crosby, July 27, 1932, 1 p., (carbon)
TL, to John Dos Passos, Dec. 17, 1934, 1 p., (carbon)
TL, to Hilaire Hiler, Dec. 17, n.y., 3 pp. (carbon)
TMs, "A day in August", 1 p., (carbon)
AMs, "Conversational Devices", 1 p.
Booklist with several holograph annotations, 3 pp. (carbon)
AN, chronological listing, 1 p.
AN, in French, 2 pp.
TLS, to Louis Zukofsky, Esq., July 27, 1928, 1 p., concerning the publication of his poems
Provincetown Playbill for Adam Solitaire by EmJo Basshe, 1925, with an article "Are the Actors to Blame?" by Eugene O'Neill
AMs, "Democritus Laughed", poem, 1 p.
AMs, "Tree of Days", poem, 2 pp.
AMs, "1/26/39", poem, 1 p.
AMsS, "Correspondences", poem, 4 pp.
[Pages numbered consecutively and bound in a case, "Democritus Laughed" on the spine, published in A Turning Wind, New York: Viking Press, 1939, under the heading "Correspondences"
Seelig, Florence Rayner
11 letters, to Montgomery Evans, April 19, 1926-Jan. 7, 1938
The Borzoi Broadside, Vol. 4, No. 1, Oct. 1924, with a review of The Eternal Huntress, by Rayner Seelig
Bookplate of Montgomery Evans II
"A. L. Seelig, silkman, shoots himself, dies" (newspaper article)
ALS, to "Dear Sir", July 12, 1907, 1 p., concerning Arthur Stirling
Stagg, Hunter [see also Montgomery Evans Papers, Coll. 112]
ALS, to Mr. Fairbank, July 16, 1923, 2 pp.
ALS, to Ronald, March 8, 1924, 6 pp.
TLS, to Ronald, Nov. 30, 1924, 3 pp.
ALS, from Emily [Clark] to [Hunter Stagg], n.d., 1 p. (Xerox)
TLS, from A. B. Toklas to Phil Kaplan, April 26, 1931, 1 p., sending announcement of the publication of Lucy Church Amiably, by Gertrude Stein, by Plain Edition, announcement enclosed
TLs, from A. B. Toklas to Phil Kaplan, July 19, 1931, 1 p., telling him where he may order two Gertrude Stein books
ALS, from Gertrude Stein to Phil Kaplan, Dec. 22, 1934, 2 pp.
TLS, from Hiram Haydn to Phil Kaplan, April 15, 1948, 1 p., asking for a copy of a Stein letter
TLS, from Hiram Haydn to Phil Kaplan, April 20, 1948, 1 p., thanking him for the copy of the Stein letter
ALS, from John Malcolm Brinner to Christopher Blake, Sept. 29, 1959, 1 p., returning Blake's "5 Rue Christine" (enclosed) and saying he hopes the account he gives of Gertrude's post-war career in Paris is accurate
TMs, "5 Rue Christine" by Christopher Blake, 1946, 11 pp., enclosed with the above letter
ALS, from Gertrude Stein to Mrs. Charles Knoblich, n.d., 1 p., saying she would like to meet and hear about Sherwood [Anderson] when she returns to Paris
ALS, from Gertrude Stein to Mme Katz(?), n.d., 1 p., saying she would like to meet any friend of Sherwood [Anderson's] and would like to learn about him
ACS, from Gertrude Stein to Mrs. Charles Knoblich, n.d., 1 p., (on "Rose is a Rose is a Rose" stationery), saying she cannot meet Friday
Published pictures from the Stein-Thompson Opera, "Four Saints in Three Acts", 1 p.
Newspaper article about "Four Saints in Three Acts", 1 p.
"Four New Operas in One Week", by Samuel Chotzinoff, magazine article reviewing "Four Saints", with pictures, 2 pp.
"Precious Steins", poem from newspaper, by the Phoenician.
Advertisement of the publication of The Time is Noon by Hiram Haydn
Picture of a portrait (?) of Gertrude Stein
ALS, from Leo Stein to Eglington, n.d., 4 p., commenting on Eglinton's review of Stein's book
Newspaper article, by Jerome Mellquist, reviewing Stein's Appreciation: Painting, Poetry and Prose
TLS, to Thomas Seltzer, Aug. 4, 1926, 1 p., submitting a volume of poems for possible publication
TMs, "Alastair", 14 pp., (carbon)
Turbyfill, Mark [see also Selected Letters of Mark Turbyfill, Coll. 79]
ALS, to the Registrar of Copyrights, June 27, 1923, 1 p., asking for the forms needed to copyright a book of poems
ALS, to Sam [Putnam], n.d., 3 pp., asking him to return the poem "Spectres of Spring"
"Always Gentleman", proof sheets for The Readies, 5 pieces
Williams, William Carlos
TMsS, "El Hombre", poem, with corrections, 1 p.
TMsS, "Poem", poem, 1 p.
TMsS, "The Term", poem, 1 p.
ALS, to Robinson, Oct. 6, 1913, 1 p.
ANS, n.d., "I'm going to buy a monstrous (?) cheese. Come around"
AN, n.d., "Oh, delectable Hydrox wafers! How fortuitous (?) that I should come"
"Portrait of a Gentleman", drawing in pencil on lined paper, signed, May, 1914
Wilson, Edmond, cont'd.
Annotated map to "The Home Perfect in Greater New York" (pencil) Note on back says "This house has a Jam Cupboard in it!"