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Bessie (Elizabeth F.) Breuer papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Personal Papers

Correspondence

Writings by Bessie Breuer

Writings by Others

Photographs

Henry Varnum Poor


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Collection Overview

Title: Bessie (Elizabeth F.) Breuer papers, 1926-1972Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 203

Primary Creator: Breuer, Bessie, (b. 1893)

Extent: 24.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in six series: (1) Personal papers, (2) Correspondence, (3) Writings by Bessie Breuer, (4) Writing by others, (5) Photographs, (6) Henry Varnum Poor.

Subjects: Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982, Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992, Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893, Dewey, Evelyn, 1889-, Miller, Henry, 1891-1980, Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970., Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.

Forms of Material: Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982 - Correspondence, Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 - Correspondence, Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893 - Correspondence, Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893 - Manuscripts, Correspondence., Dewey, John, 1859-1952 - Correspondence, Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Correspondence, Harris, Julie. - Correspondence, Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. - Correspondence, Houseman, John - Correspondence, Kazan, Elia - Correspondence, Manuscripts for publication., McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. - Correspondence, Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence, Photographs, Screenplays., Sketches., Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. - Correspondence, Toomer, Marjorie - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Bessie (Elizabeth F.) Breuer and manuscripts by her, with manuscripts for her last novel, Take Care of My Roses, making up the bulk of the manuscript portion of the collection.

Of note in the collection are letters from Ingrid Bergman, Kay Boyle, John Dewey, John Dos Passos, Julie Harris, Ernest Hemingway, John Houseman, Elia Kazan, Carson McCullers, Henry Miller, John Steinbeck, and Marjorie Toomer.  The collection also contains notes for essays by Breuer on Henry Miller, Ingrid Bergman, Evelyn Dewey, and John Steinbeck, as well as a typed manuscript of 30 Stories by Kay Boyle and two typed manuscripts of the screenplay for Hilda Crane. The collection also contains numerous sketches by Breuer's artist husband, Henry Varnum Poor.

Biographical Note

Bessie Breuer nee Freedman was born October 19, 1893 in Cleveland, Ohio to Samuel and Julia Freedman.  After graduating from the Missouri State University School of Journalism, she worked, first, as a reporter for the St. Louis Times, then as an editor for the New York Tribune.    She left that position to become the national director of magazine publicity for the American Red Cross at the end of World War I, and subsequently joined the staff of the Ladies Home Journal.  In 1925 she married her third husband, the painter Henry Varnum Poor.  Part of the expatriate movement, Breuer moved to France and began writing fiction under the encouragement of Kay Boyle and others.  After successfully publishing a few short stories, she published her first novel, Memory of Love, in 1934.  Between 1934 and 1961, Bessie Breuer published four novels, one collection of short stories, and a play, Sundown Beach, which was produced by Elia Kazan in 1948.

Subject/Index Terms

Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982
Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893
Dewey, Evelyn, 1889-
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Additions 2017, 2018.

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.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Bessie Breuer papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 1: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical information, 1935-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes, notebooks, addressesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Financial material, 1926-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Financial material, 1960-1972, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings, reviews, 1935-1968, undatedAdd to your cart.

Memory of Love, 1935

Time, 14 January 1935, n.d.

The Daughter, 1938

The Nation, 30 April 1938 Louisville Courier-Journal, 22 May 1938

The Actress, 1957

NY Daily Mirror, Walter Winchell column, 2 October 1957

Long Beach Press-Telegram , 6 October 1957

NY Herald Tribune, 6 October 1957

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6 October 1957

Houston Chronicle, 6 October 1957

Pasadena Independent "Cavalcade of Books," 6 October 1957

Chicago Tribune, 6 October 1957

Washington DC Star, 6 October 1957

Chicago Sun-Times, 6 October 1957

Worcester, Mass Telegram, 6 October 1957

Portland Oregon Oregonian, 6 October 1957

Cincinnati Enquirer, 6 October 1957

Indianapolis Times, 6 October 1957

Washington DC Times Times-Herald, 6 October 1957

Rochester NY Democrat-Chronicle, 6 October 1957

NY Times  (3 copies), 6 October 1957

Palatka, Florida News , 10 October 1957

NY Times  "And Bear in Mind," 20 October 1957

NY Times  "And Bear in Mind," 27 October 1957

Retail Bookseller  Hillside NJ , October 1957

Provincetown, Mass Advocate, 21 November 1957

Advertisement for The Actress, n.d.

Review by Rose Feld (3 copies), n.d.

Folder 6: Italian newspaper clippings, 1953, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Cuban newspaper clippings, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Cuban newspaper clippings, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: General clippings, 1953-1968, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Clippings: Memory of Love, The DaughterAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Clippings: The Bracelet of Wavia LeaAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Clippings: Interviews, Fiesta, Sundown BeachAdd to your cart.
Series 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.  Of note in the collection are letters from Ingrid Bergman, Kay Boyle, John Dewey, John Dos Passos, Julie Harris, Ernest Hemingway, John Houseman, Elia Kazan, Carson McCullers, Henry Miller, John Steinbeck, and Marjorie Toomer.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence A-DAdd to your cart.

Albert, Jeanette, 3 June 1963

Algase, Gertrude, 24 June 1938

Anderson, Alan, 9 October 1961

Aubey, (family), n.d.

Beck, Natalie, n.d.

Beri, Mairean, n.d.

Bessi, Michael Simon , 2 March 1966

Biddle, Francis, 20 May 1964

Biddle, George, n.d.

Biddle, Michael, 1968

Biddle, Steve, 18 September 1967

Bluestone, Roseve & Sy, 11 October 1967

Bradley, Joanna,9 June 1962

[Bromfill?], Tom, n.d.

Brandt, Zelma, 4 January 1964, 8 September 1971

Brannon, Anne, 31 May 1962

Brosseau, Ed and Roberta, 19 December 1971

Brosseau, Roberta, c. 1971

Brown, Ellen, 30 November 1970

Brown, Lisa, n.d.

Canton, Lewis L., 9 January 1935

Chandler, Joan , 12 January 1958

Chauckerliee, Carol, n.d.

Christiansen, Gordon, 24 August 1964

Christy, George, 30 February 1967

Clovey, John and Minnie, n.d.

Clurman, Harold, 2 May 1964

Coates, Robert M., 5 July 1961

Cody, Susan, 7 January 1965

Compton, Bill, 2 February 1937

Cozzens, Bernice, 23 November 1961, 5 June 1963

Cozzens, Tim, 14 August 1964

Crawford, Cheryl, October 1957, 23 March 1967

Cummings, Willard W., 5 January 1972

Dashiell, Alfred, 25 June 1944

Davies, E. Jane, 1 March 1935, 21 March 1935

Davies, Mabel, 20 May 1936

Davis, Sibly and Doris, 3 January 1966

Day, Katherine, n.d.

Deming, Judy, 17 October 1961

Deming, Maeve, 13 December 1970

Dern, Emil, 14 February 1949

DesChamps, Tace, 24 April 1967

Detwiler, Lotte Lenya Weill, 2 January 1963

Dewart, (family), 22 January 1937

Dewey, Jane, 29 March 1961

Dodson, Martha, 9 September 1935

Doms, Armtis, 1 Octoboer 1957

Dort-Heft, Dolores, 23 October 1971

Douglas, Helen, 14 January 1924

Dows, Carmen and Olin, December 1955

Dujanrie, Phyllis, 28 September 1957

Dunlop, Helen Sheppard, 7 September 1957

Dunn, Ruth, 14 November 1965

Folder 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Anderson, Sherwood n.d.
Folder 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Bergman, Ingrid

26 July 1953, (photograph enclosed)

2 August 1961

12 August 1963

14 May 1968

Folder 4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Bentley, Joanne

5 letters, n.d.

Christmas card from Phillip Bentley

Christmas card from Eric Bentley

Folder 5: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Biddle, Katherine

20 August 1932

6 September 1966

17 May 1967

14 September 1967

15 January 1969

24 July 1971

3 January 1972 Christmas card

29 January 1972

n.d., card

2 letters, n.d.

Folder 6: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Boyle, Kay

13 October 1930

3 November 1930

19 May 1931

28 May 1931

16 July 1931

3 September 1931

21 September 1931

3 November 1931

21 November 1931

14 December 1931

14 January 1932

27 February 1932

24 April 1932

15 August 1932

4 September 1932 (photograph enclosed)

10 October 1932

1 November 1932

24 November 1932

Folder 7: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Boyle, Kay

5 February 1933

23 March 1933

28 March 1933

24 April 1933

30 April 1933

12 May 1933

19 May 1933

24 May 1933

21 June 1933

25 July 1933

23 August 1933

18 October 1933

Folder 8: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Boyle, Kay

5 April 1934

21 May 1934

12 July 1934

20 July 1934

27 November 1935

13 March 1936

15 April 1936

19 May 1936

6/7/36, postcard

17 August 1936

11 March 1937

13 July 1937

17 November 1947

4 March 1951

8 August 1953

20 June 1959

Folder 9: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Boyle, Kay

December 1962, Christmas card

25 April 1963

28 April 1963

5 May 1963

6 May 1963. check to Bessie Breuer from Kay Boyle enclosed

16 June 1963

16 October 1963

16 November 1963

24 December 1963

25 September 1964

28 November 1964

8 December 1964

12 December 1964. Mss of talk given by Kay Boyle Oct. 9, 1964 enclosed

3 January 1965

December 1965, Christmas card

17 March 1967

20 March 1967

2 May 1967

13 June 1968

14 October 1968, with card from Teeny Duchamp

14 November 1969, Christmas card

Folder 10: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Boyle, Kay

19 January 1970

18 March 1970, letter enclosed from Kay Boyle's daughter, Faith

7 June 1970

20 June 1970, Card

30 June 1970

29 July 1970

19 September 1970, Two copies; one signed

1 November 1970

16 November 1970

2 January 1971, Postcard

25 January 1971, Postcard

5 February 1971

28 March 1971, letter attached

31 March 1971

25 April 1971

28 July 1971, (2 photographs)

14 August 1971

12 October 1971, Two postcards taped together, rose enclosed

29 January 1972

14 February 1972, Photocopy

n.d., Postcard

n.d., From Kay Boyle--blurb for Memory of Love

Folder 11: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Carlin, Joy 1963-1997
Folder 12: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Carr, Anne 1968-1971
Folder 13: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Chavchavadze, Paul and Nina 1961-1970
Folder 14: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Cody, Mary 1963-1972
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Deming, Bobbie 1961-1972
Folder 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Dewey, John 1935
Folder 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Dos Passos, John 1934
Folder 4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Duchamp, Marcel 1936
Folder 5: Correspondence E-GAdd to your cart.

Eckhardt, Ralph Wagner, n.d.

Epstein, Sylvia, 10 January 1967

Fadiman, Clifton--Am Federation For Blind, 28 February 1963

Fallon, Joseph ["Tommie" of Sunset Beach], 23 December 1948

Fanning, Paul, 24 April 1950

Frazell, Edgar, 18 March 1968, 9 August 1971

Fuller, Muriel, 24 June 1944

Fuller, Roy,  Collection of war poems, n.d.

[Galksen?], George, 10 January 1938

Garofalo, Borghis, 2 February 1971

Glenn, Armon, 22 April 1955

Gude, Faith Frankistein, 9 December 1964

Gussow, Alan, 25 July 1967

Folder 6: Englisch, Joan, Bob, CindyAdd to your cart.

1963, Postcard from Bob

14 October 1967, Cindy

24 December 1968, Christmas card

undated, Cindy

Folder 7: Flannagan, John, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Frazier, Helmie and CharlesAdd to your cart.

circa 1972

undated, Christmas Card

Folder 9: Garcia, Albor OteroAdd to your cart.

21 June 1960, newspaper clipping enclosed

22 October 1960

8 November 1960, newspaper clipping enclosed

9 December 1960, Christmas card

9 January 1961

14 April 1961, sticker enclosed

16 September 1962

2 January 1965

28 February 1965

Folder 10: Gustafson, Anna M.Add to your cart.

9 July 11963

9 December 1966, Christmas card

4 October 1967, Post card

19 December 1968

30 January 1970

undated

Folder 11: Correspondence H-KAdd to your cart.

Hand, Susan, 28 November 1968

Hardie, Eve, 5 March 1967

Harrison, Paula, 11 December 1970

Harrison, Preston, 12 March 1937

Hatch, General Roy, n.d.

Haydon, Tod and Polly, 20 December 1966

Herr, John, 12 September 1932

Hilton, Sylvia C., November 1965

Hirshfeld, Helaine, 23 February 1967

Hopper, Jo, 1934

Hutchins, John, 18 August 1971

Houghton, Carolyn, 26 February 1963

Haurwich, Becky, n.d.

Houseman, Joan, 5 August 1970

Hovey, Sonya L., 16 January 1935

Jennison, Emily and Keith, 21 December 1971, 28 January 1972

Jerome, Burton, n.d.

Jones, Laurence C., 14 October 1964

Joyce, Ena, 26 February 1940, 6 August 1946

Julien, Ann, 13 July 1959

Kahn, Harry, 25 October 1968

Kahn, Elvie, 16 July 1969

Kahn, Quincy, 2 August 1968

Kennedy, Anne Reid, 22 January, 21 January 1965

Kistner, C., n.d.

Klein, Albert & Anna, n.d.

Knapp, Pearl, n.d.

Knopp, Manuel, 1 October 1934

Koufman, Al, 1 March 1963

Kraft, Billie, 30 August 1963

Krebs, Christine, 10 August 1967

Kronenterfer, Louis, 26 August 1953

Kronovet, Milton, 21 April 1938

Kubik, A., n.d.

Kuniigasi, Sara, 21 December 1968

Folder 12: Harris, JulieAdd to your cart.

21 December 1952

11 September 1953

1 November 1956

2 August 1957 (copy)

3 September 1957               

19 October 1957

26 February 1958

24 January 1964

12 July 1964

28 October 1964

23 December 1964, Christmas card

3 March 1965

4 November 1965

12 April 1966, Post card

13 September 1966

10 October 1971, Birthday card

1971, Postcard

2 letters, undated

Folder 13: Hemingway, ErnestAdd to your cart.
20 November 1935, Re: Guggenheim Fellowship
Folder 14: Herzog, MeorielAdd to your cart.

21 July 1963

1 October 1963, transparency of stained glass enlcosed

Folder 15: Howe, MarjorieAdd to your cart.

30 July 1967

6 October 1967

2 June 1968

Folder 16: Hoagland, Jo PoorAdd to your cart.

25 March 1971

undated

Folder 17: Houseman, JohnAdd to your cart.

March 1965

undated, postcard

undated, Typed, corrected MS for introduction to Sundown Beach

undated

Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kahler, Carl, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Kazan, Elia and GadgeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Klein, Anna and AlbertAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Knopf, Alfred, JrAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Kuhn, KatyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: L-MAdd to your cart.

Leeman, Mrs. Stephen, 22 May 1963

Lehac, Jane Sherman, 7 November 1963

Levenstein, Hesper, 1 June 1966

Lewis, Dione, n.d.  2 letters

Lewis, Nace Higger, 29 April 1938

Linde, Julien, 23 February 1965, n.d.

Lloyd, Norman, 6 October 1957

Love, Elijah, 8 March 1935, 19 March 1935

Lumbrard, Susan, 24 August 1967

MacCormack, Emily, 14 August 1968

MacLeish, Ardine, 27 August 1937

Marcovici, Aristide, 21 December 1970

Matson, Mrs. Norman , 7 January 1966

Mazon, Matilda, 17 January 1959

McKone, Doris, 14 December 1962

Marco, Dr., 8 February 1967

Miller, Allan & Marie, 21 December 1968

Moffett, George Jr., 11 June 1972

Moore, Nicholas, 2 February 1948

Mott, Patricia, 14 May 1966

Murdock, Elizabeth, 16 May 1938

Murray, Nertelie, 16 December 1963, 17 December 1968

Folder 7: Lewis, Clara L.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lewisohn, MarjorieAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Mauldin, NatalieAdd to your cart.
Also includes 15 October 1971, Note from family with cloth from Natalie's bier
Folder 10: McAlmon, BobAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: McCullers, CarsonAdd to your cart.
[1944] August 18. Concerning the recent death of her father Lamar Smith.
Folder 12: McDougall, Allan vonAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Miller, Henry, 1937-1950Add to your cart.
also includes draft of Writers' Emergency Fund
Folder 14: Meigs, Mary, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Mueller, R. SterlingAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: N-RAdd to your cart.

Netherton, Hazel (Mrs. Lowell), 29 December 1959

O'Connor, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel P., 30 August 1949  Birth announcement

O'Hare, Katheryn, 29 April 1938

Olivetta, Domenico, 15 April 1951

Olshausen, George, 20 July 1950

Patrick, Frances, 16 December 1970

Patterson, Mary & ABessie Breuerott, n.d.

Perry, Elaine, 16 December 1968, 15 December 1971

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 30 May 1943

Reynolds, Mary, 30 August 1937

Robinson, Sue & Steve, 19 December 1970

Rosse, Hermann, 15 May 1934, 1934

Folder 17: O'Brien, CaseyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Poor, Anne, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poor, Anne, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poor, Anne, 1941-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Poor, Anne, 1950-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Poor, Anne, 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Poor, Anne, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Poor, Anne, 1963-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Poor, Anne, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poor, Anne, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2-3: Poor, Anne, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Poor, CandyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Poor, EloiseAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Poor, Henry Varnum, 1931-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Poor, Henry Varnum, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Poor, Henry Varnum, 1938-1946Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poor, Henry Varnum, 1952-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poor, Henry Varnum, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Poor, Henry Varnum, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Poor, Henry Varnum, 1966-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Poor, Henry Varnum, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Poor, Henry Varnum, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Poor, Henry Varnum, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poor, Peter, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poor, Peter, 1941-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Poor, Peter, 1945-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Poor, Peter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Potter, Carl T.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reeves, RuthAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Reid, JustinAdd to your cart.

August 1962

24 September 1962                         

24 April 1963         

6 May 1963, Nicholas F. Lopez, Attorney.  Bill for services

8 May 1963, From Bessie Breuer to Lopez.  Carbon copy

21 May 1963           

29 May 1963, Transcript of Judgement

undated., Record of Reid payments and uncollected checks

Folder 8: Reis, MaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Rossin, SusanAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: SAdd to your cart.

Sardeau, Helena, 15 July 1936

Saviers, Pat, n.d.

Sawyer, Astrid Rosing, 18 February 1935

Schepis, Chic & Doris, 14 December 1970, Sympathy card

Schoone, Joe & Eli, 17 December 1970, Sympathy card

Seligman, James, n.d.  Christmas card

Seligmann, Ursula, 19 December 1965  Christmas card

Shapiro, Esther, n.d.

Shay, Jean, 21 December 1963

Sherwin, John F., 1 February 1964

Shih, Daphne, n.d.

Shuffett, George, 29 April 1971

Sidnell, W. H., 26 January 1949

The Simons, n.d.  Get Well Card off flowers

Slade, Irene, 3 August 1962, 1 August 1963

Slocum, Eileen & John, 4 May 1969, n.d.

Smith, Evlyn & Granville, 16 December 1961

Smith, Harrison, 9 February 1935

Smith, Margarita, 21 December 1968, 9 April 1969

Snow, Horace, June 1966, 1 March 1968, 7 May 1968

Soroptimist Club, 1 February 1964

Spear, Ruth E., 19 November 1970

Stapelton, Miss Laurence, 10 June 1964

Steinman, Lee & Henry, n.d.

Stern, Charles, 18 September 1967

Stokes, Richard, 15 January 1935

Stork, Bill, 18 January 1971

Sylvia, Fred, n.d.,  Christmas card

Folder 11: Sanchez, TonyAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Simon, JoanAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Stern, JimmyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Steinbeck, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Stone, Eva and HerbertAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Stone, Vivian and CharlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: T-ZAdd to your cart.

Taylor, Frank W., 18 January 1935

Tinney, Janet, 30 October 1968  with check

Teplitz, Alex, 24 December 1968

Thomas, Mrs. John, n.d.

Thompson, Mrs. H.K.,19 December 1968

Thompson, Murray, 1961

Tobrams, G.A. , 10 November 1943

Veuvsen, Olion, 3 January 1949

Washburn, Larry, 1960

Wellfleed, Olive Gill, n.d.

Weltie, Gus, n.d.

Westcott, Cynthia, 2 November 1965

Weteling, Rieiirs van de, 27 May 1936

Williams, Hazel, 13 December 1963

Wootion, Lion , 8 October 1936

Walker, K., 14 February 1935

Folder 7: Toomer, MarjorieAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Tuck, WihelminaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Walker, MaynardAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Wescott, GlenwayAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: White, Katharine (Mrs. E.B.)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Whitehead, RobertAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Wilson, Rosiland BAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invitations, 1962-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Publishers A-Z, 1937-1967Add to your cart.

Houghton Mifflin, 20 July 1970

New Yorker, 3 October 1966

Simon & Schuster, 24 March 1936, 28 February 1947

Story, 31 August 1931, 22 December 1934

William Morrow & Co., 8 March 1935

Folder 3: Athenaeum, 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Brandt & Brandt (agents), 1935-1971Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Auden, W. H.Add to your cart.
1939, Oct.  ALS, 1 p.
Folder 2: A (Friends)Add to your cart.

Anderson, Mab (Gertrude Higger). 1946, April 8. ALS, 3 pp.

"Alan." TLS, 1 p.

"Anna" (on letterhead of The Manor House, Piermont, NY). ALS, 1 p.

Folder 3: Beach, SylviaAdd to your cart.
1939, February 25. TCS, 1 p.
Folder 4: BiddleAdd to your cart.
9 items. 1947-1975. George and Frances Biddle.
Folder 5: Boyle, Kay: 1935-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Boyle, Kay: 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Boyle, Kay: 1951-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Boyle, Kay: 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Photocopies.
Folder 9: Boyle, Kay: 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Photocopies.
Folder 10: B (Friends)Add to your cart.

Bahr, Jerome

Ballantine, Bertha and Bill

Blaustein, Al

Brush, Albert

Burkhardt, Frederick (Bennington College president)

Bush, Martin H.

Bush, Mary L.

Folder 11: Cape, JonathanAdd to your cart.
5 items. 1939-1947.
Folder 12: Chavchavadze, PaulAdd to your cart.
7 items. 1962-1971.
Folder 13: Crowell, Joan SimonAdd to your cart.
10 items. 1960-1973.
Folder 14: Crowell, Joan SimonAdd to your cart.

10 items. 1974-1975.

Photographs of Crowell family.

Folder 15: Cummings, WillardAdd to your cart.
4 items. 1971-1975.
Folder 16: C (Friends)Add to your cart.

Caetani, Marguerite

Calder-Marshall, Arthur

Caniff, Milton

Carr, Anne

Cody, Mary

Cody, Susan

Cozzens, James Gould

Crawford, Cheryl

Folder 17: Dewey, JohnAdd to your cart.

1939, January 22. ACS (postcard), Key West.

1939, November 27. ALS, 2 pp. Enclosure: typed copy, James T. Farrell to Bruce Blivven, June 22, 1939, 2 pp.

1939, December 27. ALS, 1 p.

[no year], February 26. ALS, 1 p.

Folder 18: Dos Passos, JohnAdd to your cart.
[1939], June 3. ALS, 1 p.
Folder 19: Dreiser, TheodoreAdd to your cart.

1934, November 8. TLS, 1 p.

1948 Christmas Card, Mrs. Theodore Dreiser.

Folder 20: D (Friends)Add to your cart.

Day, Peg (Mrs. Clarence)

Deming, Quentin

Folder 21: Evelina HospitalAdd to your cart.
1938-1952
Folder 22: E (Friends)Add to your cart.

Ellis, Norma (Millay)

Englisch, Robert and family

Evans, Ernestine

Folder 23: F (Friends)Add to your cart.

Farnsworth, Henka

Flannagan, Marguerite

Forsyth, Robert J.

Frazier, Helmi

Freedman, Harold

Folder 24: G (Friends)Add to your cart.

Gaglione, Thomas A.

Garfield, David

Geishauser

Girsdansky, Anne

Glenn, Armon

Graham, Gwethalyn

Griffis, Elva

Gustafson, Anna M.

Folder 25: Harris, JulieAdd to your cart.

1969, September 21

1972, May 2

Folder 26: Hayes, HelenAdd to your cart.

1943, October 13

[1956, April]. ANS (funeral program for Charles MacArthur, April 23, 1956).

Folder 27: Houseman, John and JoanAdd to your cart.
16 items. 1952-1974.
Folder 28: H (Friends)Add to your cart.

Halifax-Grof, Joan

Hecht, Rosie

Hopper, Jo

Folder 29: Kazan, Elia and MollyAdd to your cart.
7 items. 1938-1961.
Folder 30: Kubik, Gail and MaryAdd to your cart.
7 items. 1960-1973.
Folder 31: K (Friends)Add to your cart.

Kahn, E. J., Jr.

Kammerer, Herbert (letter of introduction to Antoinette Kraushaar from Henry V. Poor)

Folder 32: Lenya, LotteAdd to your cart.

1957, December 15. ALS, 2 pp.

1972, May 9. TLS, 1 p.

Folder 33: L (Friends)Add to your cart.

Levenstein, Hesper (daughter of Maxwell Anderson)

Lewisohn, Marjorie

Linney, Ann

Folder 34: MacLeish, ArchibaldAdd to your cart.
1939, November 1. TLS, 1 p.
Folder 35: Mauldin, BillAdd to your cart.
7 items. 1959-1975. Bill, Natalie, Christine.
Folder 36: McCullers, Carson: 1941-1947Add to your cart.
9 items. New York City, Yaddo, Columbus, Ga., and Paris.
Folder 37: McCullers, Carson: UndatedAdd to your cart.
10 items.
Folder 38: McCullers, Carson: UndatedAdd to your cart.
7 items. 4 from Yaddo.
Folder 39: Meigs, MaryAdd to your cart.
15 items. 1966-1972.
Folder 40: Meredith, BurgessAdd to your cart.

1947, June 6. London, England. TLS, 2 pp.

1973, April 17. Malibu, California. ALS, 4 pp.

1973, May 11. Malibu, California. ALS, 6 pp., photograph.

Folder 41: Miller, HenryAdd to your cart.
12 items. 1938-1948.
Folder 42: M (Friends)Add to your cart.

Mangel, Aili

Mannix, E.

March, William

Marquis, Jacques

Marsh, Reginald

McCormick, Ada P.

Mesquita, Menina

Miller, Allan

Minor, Bob

Moffett, George M., Jr.

Moore, Nicholas

Mongan, Agnes

Morris, Betty and Larry

Morris, Edita

Morris, Ira

Morrison, Paul

Folder 43: Nin, AnaïsAdd to your cart.
4 items circa early 1940s.
Folder 44: Odets, CliffordAdd to your cart.

1957, September 5. ALS, 2 pp.

1961, March 25. ALS, 2 pp.

Folder 45: O-P (Friends)Add to your cart.

O'Brian, Casey

Olmsted, Jean

Parkhurst, Genevieve

Patchen, Kenneth (March 10, 1941; ALS, 2 pp.)

Pemberton, Brock

Perry, Elaine

Peters, Fritz

Potter, Carl T.

Folder 46: Rawlings, Marjorie KinnanAdd to your cart.

1943, June 23. TLS, 1 p.

1943, June 30. ALS, 1 p.

Folder 47: Roberts, Isabel SpauldingAdd to your cart.
10 items.
Folder 48: R (Friends)Add to your cart.

Reeves, Ruth

Revnes, Maurice

Rossin, Susan

Folder 49: Slocum, John J.Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Steinbeck, JohnAdd to your cart.

1942, October 1. Gwyn Steinbeck to Breuer, ALS, 4 pp.

[1953, November 19.] John Steinbeck to Breuer, ALS, 1 p.

1972, November 30. Elaine Steinbeck to Breuer, TLS, 1 p.

Folder 51: Stern, JamesAdd to your cart.
13 items. 1947-1973.
Folder 52: S (Friends)Add to your cart.

Saltonstall, Nathaniel

Sanchez, Tony

Sardeau, Helene

Shapero, Harold

Shay, Edith

Stearns, Monroe M.

Summers, Richard

Folder 53: Toomer, Marjorie ContentAdd to your cart.
1959 (1 item), 1973-1975 (14 items)
Folder 54: T (Friends)Add to your cart.

Taggard, Genevieve

Tallon, Nina

Thompson-Miller, Nell

Folder 55: Walker, MaynardAdd to your cart.
1973-1975 (5 items, one photograph)
Folder 56: White, KatharineAdd to your cart.
1955-1975 (14 items)
Folder 57: V-W (Friends)Add to your cart.

Vorse, Mary

Walker, Charles R.

Watkins, Franklin C.

Weissblatt, Richard Willard

Williams, Hazel Wyeth

Williams, Robert V.

Wilson, Rosalind Baker

Wolfe, Harry

Wood, Audrey

Folder 58: Young, StarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Friends UnknownAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Brandt & Brandt (literary agents)Add to your cart.

1938-1948

Contract for Sundown Beach (1948)

Folder 61: Literary CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
1937-1961
Folder 62: Royalty StatementsAdd to your cart.
1939-1940, Jonathan Cape, Simon and Schuster
Folder 63: Fan MailAdd to your cart.
1938-1942
Folder 64: Poor, Henry VarnumAdd to your cart.
To Bessie Breuer, 1942-1949
Folder 65: Poor, Henry VarnumAdd to your cart.

To Bessie Breuer, 1952-1953, undated

To Henry Varnum Poor, 3 letters

Henry Varnum Poor genealogy notes, 1 p.

Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poor, AnneAdd to your cart.
To Bessie Breuer, 1937-1949
Folder 2: Poor, AnneAdd to your cart.
To Bessie Breuer, 1950-1969
Folder 3: Poor, AnneAdd to your cart.
To Bessie Breuer, 1972, July
Folder 4: Poor, AnneAdd to your cart.
To Bessie Breuer, 1972, August
Folder 5: Poor, AnneAdd to your cart.
To Bessie Breuer, 1972, September-October
Folder 6: Poor, AnneAdd to your cart.
To Bessie Breuer, 1973, 1975
Folder 7: Poor, Peter VarnumAdd to your cart.
1944-1970
Folder 8: Family CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Candida Poor

Julian Freedman and Eden Vale

Jo Poor Hoagland

Betty Poor

Clara McPherson Reiss

Folder 9: Medical CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

Two letters from 1973

Death Certificate

Folder 10: Legal and Financial CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Will and other documents
Series 3: Writings by Bessie BreuerAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The ActressAdd to your cart.
Correspondence, 1957-1961 [See also correspondence from Emily Jennison, Norman Lloyd, Joan Chandler, Cheryl Crawford, R. Sterling Mueller, Elia Kazan, Carol Chaurekerlin, Mariline, Jean, Clifford, Julian
Folder 6: The Bracelet of Wavia LeaAdd to your cart.
Contract for publication 1947
Folder 7: The DaughterAdd to your cart.
Correspondence, 1938-1965, undated
Folder 8: The Golden Mask {Bride House]-playscriptAdd to your cart.
Drafts, fragments, undated
Folder 9: The Golden Mask {Bride House]-playscriptAdd to your cart.
Drafts, fragments, undated
Folder 10: The Golden Mask {Bride House]-playscriptAdd to your cart.
Drafts, fragments, undated
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Golden Mask [Bride House]Add to your cart.
Drafts, fragments, undated
Folder 2: The Golden Mask [Bride House]Add to your cart.
Drafts, fragments, undated
Folder 3: Memoirs (Version I) - MAB notes, RomeAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Memoirs (Version I) Notes on people, pages 1-13Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Memoirs (Version I) "Notes and Miscellaneous"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Memoirs (Version I) I-1 to I-11 "Childhood"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Memoirs (Version I) I-1 to I-22, "We were looking..."Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Memoirs (Version I) II-1 to II-35 "Go to Paris..."Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Memoirs (Version I) III-1 to III-18 "Kaleidoscope"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Memoirs (Version I) III-1 to III-11, "The City of St. Louis..."Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memoirs (Version I) IV-1 to IV-8, “(Liberal Club and Barney…”Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Memoirs (Version I) V-1 to V-12, “I did not come to Henry…”Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Memoirs (Version I) VI-1 to VI-24, “When I became Sunday editor…”Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Memoirs (Version I) VII-1 to VII-20, “When did we come to New York - …”Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Memoirs (Version I) VIII-1 to VIII-12, “While working at Tribune…”Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Memoirs (Version I) IX-1 to IX-24, “I came into Henry’s house…”Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Memoirs (Version I) X-1 to X-6, “Just as Burgess Meredith…”Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Memoirs (Version II) I-1 to I-28, “I suppose because my whole family was…”Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Memoirs (Version II) II-1 to II-37, “ That whole year I was sending…”Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Memoirs (Version II) III-1 to III-7, “We met often at dinners…”Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Memoirs (Version II) IV-1 to IV-8, Max Anderson’s wife Mab…”Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Memoirs (Version II) V-1 to V-36, “In those days…”Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Memoirs (Version III) IV-1 to IV-29, “For several years…”Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Memoirs (Version III) V-1 to V-13, “Yesterday I got a letter…”Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Memoirs (Version III) VI-1 to VI-36, “We first met George Davis…”Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memoirs (Version III) VII-1 to VII-11, "I received a letter from Kay,"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Memoirs (Version III) VIII-1 to VIII-18, "Henry Had Gone West..."Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Memoirs (Version III) IX-1 to IX-17, "What am I going to do about it?"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: FragmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Memory of Love [See also correspondence from Harrison Smith, Sonya Leirera Hovey, Manuel]Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "My Kitchen"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sundown Beach, notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Sundown Beach, correspondence, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Take Care of My Roses, contracts, newspaper reviews, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Take Care of My Roses, notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Take Care of My Roses, draft, 1960Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Take Care of My Roses, Second copy, 1961, JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Take Care of My Roses "Novel II - Notes"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Take Care of My Roses Fragments, discardsAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Take Care of My Roses Draft with revisionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Take Care of My Roses Corrected Draft IAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Take Care of My Roses Corrected Draft IIAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Take Care of My Roses" First copy of completed second half"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Take Care of My Roses Gallies -- Author's first proofAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Take Care of My Roses Review copy (bound)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: mailing wrapperAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Tony's Yard"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Untitled manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
composition notebooks
Folder 3: Untitled manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
composition notebooks
Folder 4: Untitled manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
composition notebooks
Folder 5: "British Navy/Alaska"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Ingrid Bergman/Evelyn Dewey"Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Our First Time in Paris"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Steinbeck/Anderson/Burgess"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Wedding"Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Item 1: Memoirs, Notebook 1Add to your cart.
Original for Box 11, Folder 7
Item 2: Memoirs, Notebook 2Add to your cart.
Original of Box 11, Folder 8
Item 3: Memoirs, Notebook 3Add to your cart.
Original of Box 11, Folder 9
Item 4: Memoirs, Notebook 4Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 13
Item 5: Memoirs, Notebook 5Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 14
Item 6: Memoirs, Notebook 6Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 15
Item 7: Memoirs, Notebook 7Add to your cart.
Original of Box 13, Folder 1
Item 8: Memoirs, Notebook 8Add to your cart.
Original of Box 13, Folder 2
Item 9: Memoirs, Notebook 9Add to your cart.
Original of Box 11, Folder 6
Item 10: Memoirs, Notebook 10Add to your cart.
Item 11: Memoirs, Notebook 11Add to your cart.
Original of Box 11, Folder 10
Item 12: Memoirs, Notebook 12Add to your cart.
Item 13: Memoirs, Notebook 13Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 1
Item 14: Memoirs, Notebook 14Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 2
Item 15: Memoirs, Notebook 15Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 3
Item 16: Memoirs, Notebook 16Add to your cart.
Item 17: Memoirs, Notebook 17Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 4
Item 18: Memoirs, Notebook 18Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 5
Item 19: Memoirs, Notebook 19Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 6
Item 20: Memoirs, Notebook 20Add to your cart.
Original of Box 12, Folder 7
Item 21: Memoirs, Notebook 21Add to your cart.
Possibly original of Box 11, Folder 4
Item 22: Memoirs, Notebook 22Add to your cart.
Original of Box 13, Folder 3
Item 23: Memoirs, Notebook 23Add to your cart.
Original of Box 11, Folder 5
Series 4: Writings by OthersAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Boyle, Kay, Thirty Stories, Early GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Boyle Kay, Thirty Stories, Austrian GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Boyle Kay, Thirty Stories, English GroupAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: French GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: American GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Typed screenplaysAdd to your cart.
Including Dunne, Phillip, Hilda Crane
Folder 4: Typed screenplaysAdd to your cart.
Including Dunne, Phillip, Hilda Crane
Folder 5: Typed screenplaysAdd to your cart.
Including Dunne, Phillip, Hilda Crane
Series 5: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Bessie Breuer  (12 photos), n.d.     

Bessie Breuer walking, n.d.

Bessie Breuer and companions at Stork Club , n.d.

Bessie Breuer and woman—proof sheet,(2)  n.d.

Bessie Breuer and man (HVP?), n.d.

Bessie Breuer and man (HVP?) and boy (Peter?), n.d.

Bessie Breuer and man, color photo (2), n.d.

Rosa Mostova—newspaper or magazine clipping, n.d.

Mike and 400lb turtle  Hub’s Pier, 2/6/50

Sue 2 years old, 2/50

Suzy 3 year old, undated

Envelope with pictures of Victoria  Sent by Dorothea, 1950

Cast of Sundown Beach, undated.

Cast of Sundown Beach (names listed on back, undated

Folder 2: Kay BoyleAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Postcards, blankAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Additional PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Photograph of Lotte Lenya and Bessie Breuer, circa 1948

Photograph of Bessie Breuer with Marion Hargrove at the Stork Club, circa 1946

Unidentified family snapshots circa 1960s, 1970s

Series 6: Henry Varnum PoorAdd to your cart.
Contains numerous sketches by Breuer's artist husband, Henry Varnum Poor.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebook with drawingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sketches, bathroom fixturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sketches (assorted artists)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Printed MaterialAdd to your cart.

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