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Correspondence, 1912-1977 and undated

 Series — Box: 1 1

This series includes letters, telegrams, postcards, greeting cards, photographs, and periodical clippings. Most of the correspondence was sent by Katherine Anne Porter to Ann Heintze, Gay Porter Holloway, Walter Heintze, David Heintze, and Donald Heintze. The letters discuss personal life, Porter's trips, her appointments at universities, Mrs. Heintze's ballet career, and her mother, Gay Porter Holloway.

The collection also includes telegrams and letters from 1912 about the birth of Mary Alice Holloway, the older sister of Mrs. Heintze, who died in 1919. The correspondents in this portion include T.H. Holloway, Gay Porter Holloway, and Katherine Anne Porter. The collection also contains a carbon copy of a letter written by Harrison Boone Porter to Katherine Anne Porter on September 18, 1918, in which he outlines the family geneaology. Also included among the correspondence is a letter dated March 13, 1948, from Gertrude Beitel, the cousin of Katherine Anne Porter and sister of Broadway actress Lily Cahill, to Miss Porter.

Photographs and periodical clippings constitute only a small part of the collection. There are two small snapshots of Gay Porter Holloway at age twenty (c. 1905). Periodical clippings on various subjects, which are interfiled with the correspondence, were originally enclosed in letters. The materials in this series have been arranged chronologically.


  • 1912-1977 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


0.50 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742