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Guide to the William Styron letters, 1948-1960

Summary

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.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01268
Title
William Styron letters
Date
1948-1960 bulk 1948-1953
Creator
Maloff, Dorothy Parker
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

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.

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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

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.

Related Material

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


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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