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Correspondence of Ferdinand Reyher, 1885-1964


Subseries 1.1 consists primarily of correspondence Ferdinand Reyher received from individuals, family members, friends, literary agents, film companies, publishers, and magazine editors. It also includes some of Reyher's correspondence to others. Significant correspondents include John Rodker, George Seldes, and Reyher's first wife, Rebecca Hourwich Reyher. Other notable correspondents include German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, American poet Wallace Stevens, English author Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer) and his mistress, author Violet Hunt, and American photographer Beaumont Newhall. While most of the files in this subseries contain correspondence with individuals and corporate entities, there are also subject files, assembled in order to bring related correspondence together. These include files for individual works by Reyher and for censorship, housing, and financial issues.


  • 1885-1964

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Access to the script of "Castle Israel" is prohibited until 2037, unless permission is obtained from Dr. Daniel Jackson, who controls the intellectual property rights residing in the work.


5.25 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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