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Correspondence, 1940-1963 and undated

 Series — Box: 1 1

This series includes letters, telegrams, postcards, Christmas cards, and a newspaper clipping. Major topics discussed in the letters include books; residences; teaching and touring; and publishers. Books discussed include Flowering Judas (1930); Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939); The Itching Parrot (1942); Ring Lardner (1956); and Ship of Fools (1962). There is discussion of Harcourt Brace and Doubleday. Residences of interest include South Hill (the only home Porter owned) located in Ballston Spa, NY, and others in California; Washington, DC; and Rome, Italy. The letters also take up her participation in writers' seminars at Olivet College in Michigan and traveling on lecture tours. Other subjects discussed in the letters include World War II, politics, and race relations. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order.


  • 1940-1963 and undated

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This collection is open for research.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
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