This series contains fourteen letters from Katherine Anne Porter to Grace Delafield Day Spier (Delia). The earliest of the dated correspondence was written on July 17, 1928; however, it is clear that one of the undated letters was written in the summer of 1928 prior to July 17. The last letter in the collection, dated September 27, 1931, was written in Berlin, Germany. The majority of the letters were written while Porter was living in Bermuda and Mexico. They discuss a variety of topics and individuals. Notable persons mentioned include Dorothy Day, Becky and John Crawford, Malcolm and Peggy Cowley, Alien and Caroline Tate, Helen Black, Lallan Rogers, and Andrew Lytle. Important subjects include Katherine Anne Porter's unfinished biography of Cotton Mather and Dorothy Day's book No Continuing City. The letters mostly address matters of domestic life, children, mutual acquaintances, and, with the exception of one, are all typewritten. They have been arranged chronologically.
Use and Access to Collection
This collection is open for research.