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Selected Anais Nin letters

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Collection Overview

Title: Selected Anais Nin letters, 1932-1946Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 046

Primary Creator: Nin, Anaïs, (1903-1977)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1963

Subjects: Nin, Anais, 1903-1977.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence, Nin, Anais, 1903-1977. - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains four letters written in 1932 between Nin and Henry Miller, and letters which begin anew in February 1940 when Miller began his United States tour and continue through 1946. Also included are typescripts of several dream descriptions, some manuscript fragments, and printed matter.

NOTE: The majority of letters in the collection have been assigned dates (and sometimes place) according to Letters to Anais Nin / Henry Miller, edited and with an introduction by Gunther Stuhlmann, 1965.  All dates on inventory appear without brackets, but if a date has been assigned, it appears in brackets on the actual letter.

Biographical Note

Anais Nin was born in February of 1903. She became famous for her published journals which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death. Nin is also famous for her erotica.

Anais Nin was born in Neuilly, France, to two artistic parents. Her father, Joaquin Nin was a Cuban pianist and composer, and her mother Rosa Culmell was also Cuban, but of French and Danish ancestry and was a classically trained singer. After her parents separated, her mother moved Anais and her two brothers, Thorvald Nin and Joaquin Nin-Culmell from Barcelona to New York City. According to her diaries, Volume One, 1931 - 1934, Nin abandoned formal schooling at the age of 16 and began working as a model.

In 1923 Nin  published  her first work: a critical evaluation of D.H. Lawrence called D.H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study. She also explored the field of psychotherapy, studying under the likes of Otto Rank, a disciple of Sigmund Freud.

According to her diaries,Volume One, 1931 - 1934, Nin shared a Bohemian  lifestyle with Henry Miller during her time in Paris. There is no mention of her husband in that edited edition. In 1939 Nin returned to New York  and later appeared in the Kenneth Anger  film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) and the Maya Deran film Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946), and in Bells of Atlantis (1952).

In 1947, at the age of 44, she met and began living with Rupert Pole (1919-2006), sixteen years her junior. On 17 March 1955, she married him and the pair went to live in California. She died in 1977.

Subject/Index Terms

Nin, Anais, 1903-1977.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Alternate Extent Statement: .28 cu. ft.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print,or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased

Preferred Citation: [Item], Selected Anais Nin Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Folder 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

1932, March 17 TL, 7 pp.

May, Sunday TL, 2 pp. Clichy

July 30 TL, 2 pp. Clichy [fragment?]

August, Friday TL, 1 p. Clichy

1940, Feb. 6 ALS, 2 pp. Fredricksburg, Virginia

Feb., Wednesday TLS, 2 pp. Washington, D.C.

Oct. 28 ALS, 4 pp. between Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania

Oct. 30 ACS, postcard Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Nov. 3 ALS, 4 pp. Washington, D.C.

Nov. 9 ALS, 2 pp. Richmond, Virginia

Nov. 12 ALS, 2 pp. Richmond, Virginia

Nov. 15 ALS, 2 pp. Boswell's Tavern, Virginia

Nov. 17 ALS, 2 pp. Staunton, Virginia

Nov. 20 ALS, 6 pp. Asheville, North Carolina

Folder 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Dec. 4 ALS, 2 pp. Asheville, North Carolina

Dec. 8 ALS, 3 pp. Asheville, North Carolina

Dec. 10 ACS, postcard Ducktown, Tennessee

Dec. 13 ALS, 8 pp. Atlanta, Georgia

Dec. 17 ALS, 3 pp. Charleston, South Carolina

1941, Jan. 5 AL, 2 pp. Charleston, Southern Carolina [fragment]

Jan. 6 TLS, 2 pp. Charleston, South Carolina

Jan. 8 ALS, 2 pp. Charleston, South Carolina

Jan. 13 ALS, 2 pp. Jacksonville, Florida

Jan. 13 ALS, 4 pp. St. Augustine, Florida

Jan. 16 ALS, 4 pp. Mobile, Alabama

Jan. 20 ALS, 2 pp. New Orleans, Louisiana

Jan. 23 ACS, postcard New Iberia, Louisiana

Jan. 28 ACS, postcard New Orleans, Louisiana

Jan. 29 TLS, 3 pp. New Orleans, Louisiana

Folder 4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Feb. 4 ACS, postcard St. Francisville, Louisiana

Feb. 4 ACS, postcard St. Francisville, Louisiana

Feb. 5 ALS, 6 pp. Natchez, Mississippi

Feb. 6 ALS, 2 pp. Natchez, Mississippi

Feb. 8 ALS, 2 pp. Natchez, Mississippi

Mar. 3 ALS, 3 pp. Cleveland, Ohio

Mar. 5 ALS, 4 pp. Detroit, Michigan

Mar. 8 ALS, 4 pp. Chicago, Illinois

Mar. 9 ALS, 2 pp. Chicago, Illinois

Mar. 10 ALS, 2 pp. Chicago, Illinois

Mar. 14 ALS, 1 p. Chicago, Illinois

Mar. 19 ALS, 2 pp. Des Moines, Iowa

Mar. 21 ALS, 4 pp. Kansas City, Missouri

Mar. 27 ALS, 6 pp. Memphis, Tennessee

Mar. 31 ALS, 2 pp. Natchez, Mississippi

Folder 5: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Apr. 3 ALS, 2 pp. Little Rock, Arkansas

Apr. 10 ALS, 4 pp. Vega, Texas

Apr. 12 ALS, 1 p. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Apr. 12 ALS, 4 pp. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Apr. 17 ALS, 2 pp. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Apr. 18 ALS, 1 p. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Apr. 26 AC, postcard Albuquerque, New Mexico

Apr. 28 TLS, 1p. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Apr. 29 ACS, postcard Holbrook, Arizona

Apr. 30 AC, postcard Holbrook, Arizona

Apr. 30 ALS, 4 pp. Cameron, Arizona

May 1 ALS, 1 p. Grand Canyon

[on reverse of April 30, 1941 letter]

May 4 ACS, postcard Grand Canyon

May 7 ALS, 4 pp. Grand Canyon

May 8 ALS, 1 p. Grand Canyon

May 12 ALS, 4 pp. Hollywood, California

May 16 ALS, 2 pp. Hollywood, California

May 19 TLS, 1 p. Hollywood, California

May, Thursday ALS, 2 pp. n.p.

Folder 6: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

June 8 ALS, 4 pp. San Francisco, California

June 9 ALS, 2 pp. San Francisco, California

June 24 ALS, 2 pp. Pismo Beach, California

July 15 TLS, 1 p. Hollywood, California

July 21 ALS, 2 pp. Hollywood, California

July 28 ALS, 4 pp. Hollywood, California

Aug. 1 TLS, 1 p. Hollywood, California

Aug. 4 TLS, 1 p. Hollywood, California

Aug. 6 ALS, 1 p. Hollywood, California

Aug. 7 ALS, 2 pp. Hollywood, California

Aug. 13 ALS, 2 pp. Hollywood, California

Aug. 25 ALS, 2 pp. Hollywood, California

Sept. 5 ALS, 1 p. n.p.

Sept. 9 ALS, 2 pp. Hollywood, California

Sept. 14 ALS, 1 p. Reno, Nevada

Sept. 17 ALS, 2 pp. Rawlins, Wyoming

Sept. 28 ALS, 2 pp. Chicago, Illinois

Winter, Friday ALS, 2 pp. New York

Folder 7: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

1942, June 18 ALS, 3 pp. Beverly Glen

July 15 ALS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

July 31 ALS, 3 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug. 2 ALS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug. 5 TLS, 2 pp. n.p.

Aug. 9 ALS, 6 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug. 10 ALS, 6 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug. 16 ALS, 4 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug. 17 TLS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug. 23 ALS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug. 30 ALS, 4 pp. Beverly Glen

Aug, Tuesday ALS, 3 pp. Hollywood, California

Sept. 8 ALS, 7 pp. Beverly Glen

Sept. 29 ALS, 10 pp. Hollywood

Sept., Wednesday TLS, 1 p. Hollywood

Folder 8: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Oct., Saturday ALS, 6 pp. Beverly Glen

Oct., Thursday ALS, 3 pp. Beverly Glen

Oct., Monday ALS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

Nov. 5 TLS, 3 pp. Beverly Glen

Nov. 9 TLS, 1 p. Beverly Glen

Dec. 7 TLS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

Dec. 14 TLS, 1 p. Beverly Glen

Dec. 19 TLS, 1 p. Beverly Glen

Dec. 30 AL, 1p. Beverly Glen

1943, Jan. 3 ALS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

Jan. 20 TLS, 2 pp. Beverly Glen

Feb. 9 ALS, 1p. Beverly Glen

Folder 9: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

1944, Apr. 25 ALS, 2 pp. Big Sur, California

June 8 TLS, 3 pp. Big Sur, California

June 21 TL, 1 p. Bug Sur, California

1945, May 25 AL, 2 pp. Big Sur, California

June 15 ALS, 2 pp. Big Sur, California

1946, May 17 ALS, 5 pp. Anderson Creek, Big Sur

July 19 TLS/ALS, 3 pp.  Big Sur, California

July, Monday ALS, 1 p. Big Sur, California

Oct. 12 ALS, 1 p. n.p.

fragments

Folder 10: Henry Miller TranscriptAdd to your cart.
Henry Miller's typescripts of dreams
Folder 11: Henry Miller ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Henry Miller's manuscript fragments; Astrological calendar as given by Eduardo
Folder 12: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Printed matter

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