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MS Am 1883.12

Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947. Maxwell Evarts Perkins correspondence and papers on Thomas Wolfe: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1883.12
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947.
Title: Maxwell Evarts Perkins correspondence and papers on Thomas Wolfe,
Date(s): 1933-1948.
Quantity: 1 collection (10 boxes (4.2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of the American editor Maxwell Perkins relating to his literary executorship of the estate of American author Thomas Wolfe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*87M-34. Deposited Estate of Thomas Wolfe, Paul Gitlin, Administrator; received: 1985; gift: 1992.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt.

Conditions Governing Access:

These manuscripts may not be consulted without the written permission of the Estate of Thomas Wolfe.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Maxwell Evarts Perkins Correspondence and Papers on Thomas Wolfe (MS Am 1883.12). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Perkins was an editor with Charles Scribner's Sons for over thirty years.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

These are primarily the papers of Perkins as literary executor for The Estate of Thomas Wolfe. There is extensive correspondence between Perkins, the Wolfe family, and publishers. Correspondents include: Edward C. Aswell, Atlantic Monthly, Aline Bernstein, Effie W. Gambrell, Harper & Brothers, Heinemann (Firm), Elizabeth Nowell, Mabel Wolfe Wheaton, William B. Wisdom, Frank C. Wolfe, Fred Wolfe, Julia Elizabeth Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe, and many others. Includes financial and legal records, some estate papers of Maxwell Perkins and Thomas Wolfe, lists of Wolfe manuscripts, clippings and printed materials, and photographs. Material by Thomas Wolfe includes: The web and the rock; Where was green; You can't go home again (contents page only); Der aint no decent air in Brooklyn; These things will never change; family photographs; and some correspondence.

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