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Preliminary Guide to the Correspondence of George Garrett to DeWitt Henry, 1972-1988

Abstract

George Garrett (1929-2008) was a novelist and poet who taught at Hollins University and the University of Virginia. He also worked as a book reviewer and screenwriter, and was poet laureate for Virginia from 2002-2006. This collection consists of fifty letters from George Garrett to DeWitt Henry, a literary colleague. Garrett's correspondence includes advice for Henry's writing and editing, along with general communication about Garrett's wherabouts and activities. This collection was acquired to complement the George Garrett Papers, which contains Henry's correspondence to Garrett.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00437
Title
Correspondence of George Garrett to DeWitt Henry
Date
1972-1988
Creator
Garrett, George, 1929-2008
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 50 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection consists of fifty letters from George Garrett to DeWitt Henry, a literary colleague. Garrett's correspondence includes advice for Henry's writing and editing, along with general communication about Garrett's wherabouts and activities. This collection was acquired to complement the George Garrett Papers, which contains Henry's correspondence to Garrett.

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Correspondence of George Garrett to DeWitt Henry, 1972-1988

1 box

This collection consists of fifty letters from George Garrett to DeWitt Henry, a literary colleague. Garrett's correspondence includes advice for Henry's writing and editing, along with general communication about Garrett's wherabouts and activities.

This collection is not processed, and no arrangement has been completed at this time. Please refer to the collection control file for a summary description of each letter, provided by the donor, DeWitt Henry.

Letters, 1972-1988.
Box 1

Historical Note

Biographical / Historical Note

George Garrett (1929-2008) was a novelist and poet who taught at Hollins University and the University of Virginia. He also worked as a book reviewer and screenwriter, and was poet laureate for Virginia from 2002-2006.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Correspondence of George Garrett to DeWitt Henry, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2008 (2008-0302), 0.2 lin. ft.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed; cataloged from accession records.

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0302.