Personal and Family Life

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Two Letters from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
May 6, 1948

Two letters from William Rose Benét to Lawton Mackall: the first asking for details about a play Mackall has written; the second explaining that he has no room to plublish a piece by one of Mackall's friends.

Location: I-Friends-1982-3

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from William Rose Benét to Laura Benét
August 8, 1949

William Rose Benét writes to his sister, Laura Benét, with a clipping about the family from the Cape Ann Summer Sun.

Location: I-Friends-1982-4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Zatae Longsdorff Straw to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Selby
April 20, 1951

Zatae Longsdorff Straw (Class of 1887) writes to Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Selby, accepting an invitation and explaining her (and her family's) connections to Dickinson College. Howard Selby was a member of Dickinson's class of 1913 and his wife,...

Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
1964

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler, promising to provide him with information and photos of Pavel Tchelitchew and their friends for Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Josephine Meredith to Josephine Davis
February 26, 1964

Josephine Meredith writes to Josephine Davis about a recent visit to Dickinson, her extended family, her life and activities in Iowa, and comments on health issues. Meredith, a member of the Class of 1901 and who later worked at Dickinson as Dean...

Postcard from Marianne Moore to “Don”
circa 1965

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "kind, kind Don." Moore thanks Don for "taking [his] time to help [her], and send for a taxi;" she is also grateful for his gift of "The Adoration of the Magi, the one true message for the days."...

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-34

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

"The Story of Joseph Priestley House," by Mabel Abbott
c.1970

Mabel Abbott provides an overview of Joseph Priestley and his house in central Pennsylvania in "The Story of Joseph Priestley House" by Mabel Abbott.

Letter from Allen Tanner to Janet Figler
June 13, 1976

In this letter to Janet Figler, mother of donor Liz Hamill Howard, Allen Tanner writes that he no longer gives piano lessons due to ongoing health problems. He also offers musical training advice for Hamill Howard.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F28

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Elizabeth Hamill
July 25, 1977

In this letter to Liz Hamill Howard, Allen Tanner describes where he purchased an Alexander Scriabin album, and offers advice to Hamilll Howard on her piano playing technique.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F47

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
July 30, 1980

In this letter to author Victoria Glendinning, Allen Tanner writes about his and Pavel Tchelitchew's friendship with English poet Edith Sitwell, as well as the end of their friendship with Gertrude Stein.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F44

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
December 2, 1980

In this letter, Allen Tanner writes that he is displeased with how author Victoria Glendinning has characterized him in her biography of English poet Edith Sitwell.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F44

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Robert Tanner to Allen Tanner
November 9, 1984

In this letter to his Uncle Allen Tanner, Robert Tanner describes his genealogical research and reconnection with distant family members. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F82

Subject: Genealogy and Family History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

"Some Reflections upon my Early Life" by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay draft, Allen Tanner writes about growing up in a musical family in rural Illinois, and his disappointment regarding Edith Sitwell's depiction of Pavel Tchelitchew in her autobiography. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F40

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
Undated

In this letter to R. Kirk Askew, owner of the Durlacher Bros. art gallery, Allen Tanner discusses the sale of several Pavel Tchelitchew paintings in Askew's gallery. He also mentions his health and the death of one of Tchelitchew's sisters....

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Margaret Anderson
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to Margaret Anderson about their first meeting in Chicago. He also discusses her past relationships with fellow editor of the Little Review Jane Heap, and opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F5

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler to assist Tyler in writing his book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner discusses...

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Robert Tanner to Mother
Undated

With this letter to his mother, Robert Tanner includes a photocopy of a newspaper article about his Uncle Allen Tanner's musical accomplishments. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F82

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Life with Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft, Allen Tanner describes in great detail his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner also discusses Tchelitchew's relationship with English poet Edith Sitwell. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F48

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Notes on Parker Tyler’s The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In these notes, Allen Tanner writes about his feelings regarding  the way Pavel Tchelitchew and Edith Sitwell are remembered in Parker Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period:

“Women in Tschelitcheff’s Life: Reverences, Infatuations, Admirations” by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about the women with whom Pavel Tchelitchew associated, including Hadley Hemingway, Russian ballerina Catherine Devilliers, and artist Stella Bowen....

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F43

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

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