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Guide to the William Styron letters, 1948-1960

Abstract

Dorothy Parker Maloff was an editor at McGraw-Hill, Whittlesey House, and Atheneum, as well as other publishing houses in New York City. Known to Styron as "Didi" Parker.

Collection comprises letters William Styron sent to Parker while he was serving in the Marine Corps and stationed at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. Also includes letters he wrote to her in 1952 from London, Paris, and Rome after he won the Prix de Rome. In addition, there are postcards Styron wrote to her under an assumed name. Styron mainly writes about his love for Parker; other topics include his military activities and training, as well as his novels, other writing, and publications.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Maloff, Dorothy Parker.
Title
William Styron letters, 1948-1960, bulk 1948-1953
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.1 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection comprises letters William Styron sent to Parker while he was serving in the Marine Corps and stationed at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. Also includes letters he wrote to her in 1952 from London, Paris, and Rome after he won the Prix de Rome. In addition, there are postcards Styron wrote to her under an assumed name. Styron mainly writes about his love for Parker; other topics include his military activities and training, as well as his novels, other writing, and publications.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Dorothy Parker Maloff was an editor at McGraw-Hill, Whittlesey House, and Atheneum, as well as other publishing houses in New York City. Known to Styron as "Didi" Parker.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material
  • See also William Styron papers in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the William Styron letters, 1948-1960, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 2007

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, November 2010

Encoded by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2007-0123

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.