Contents and Arrangement

Wood, Allen Tate, and his wife, Giovanna, 1975-1976

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected papers of Gordon including some of her correspondence with various family members, friends, and literary associates, such as Matthew Bruccoli, Allen Tate Wood, Nancy Wood, Sally Wood Kohn, Joseph Horrell, Amelia Wood Silver, Madeleine L'Engle, and Sister Eileen Campion. In a lengthy letter (1976) to her granddaughter, Caroline Wood Fallon, Gordon discusses the art of writing and provides examples of poems and diagrams of various points of view. Also included are Gordon's review of Robert Fagles' translation of Oresteia and a few photographs of Gordon.

A further accession includes forty-two letters (1962-1963) to Gordon from the young author Joan Thomas, four letters (1962-1963) from Gordon to Thomas, and 16 pages of typed poems, probably by Thomas which she sent to Caroline Gordon for her literary advice.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALsS = autograph letters signed, AMs = autograph manuscript, ANS = Autograph Note Signed, L = Letter, TLS = Typewritten Letter Signed, TMs = typewritten manuscript.

Collection History


AM 86-79

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Wood, Allen Tate, and his wife, Giovanna; Caroline Gordon Collection, C0806, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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