A Guide to the Thomas Sigismond Stribling Collection Stribling, Thomas Sigismond. 6485

A Guide to the Thomas Sigismond Stribling Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6485


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6485
Title
Thomas Sigismond Stribling Collection 1937-1939
Extent
22 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Sigismond Stribling Collection, Accession 6485, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit 1961 Mar 15

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • Description of Thomas Sigismond Striblingby Frank Stone
    1937 Nov 12
    TMs, 1 p.

    [Describes how Stribling came to the Chemical Bank & Trust Company, New York, to pick up a copy of a check list of his publications compiled by Stone; says that Stribling promised Stone one of his manuscripts as payment for Stone's labor of love in compiling Stribling's work; says that Stribling talked about his new novel The Parade of The Wooden Soldiershe had just delivered to DoubledayDoran for publication and he got information on investment trust stocks.]

  • Story, " The Dip"
    [1939]
    TMs,28 p.(carbon)

    [Addressed to Curtis Brown. ]

Letters
  • Frank Stoneto Thomas Sigismond Stribling
    1937 Jan 16
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Discusses his collection of Stribling first editions; encloses a clipping from the Herald Tribunewith rare praise of Stribling as a result of the uproar connected with Maybeth Mitchell's book; offers to do a bibliography of Stribling's first editions.]

  • Thomas Sigismond Striblingto [Fred] Frank Stone
    1937 Feb 2
    TLS,1 p.w/env

    [Gives him permission to do a bibliography of his "firsts"; talks of an upcoming trip to New Orleans. ]

  • Thomas Sigismond Striblingto Frank Stone
    1937 May 24
    TLS,1 p.w/env

    [Answers questions in regard to his early publications; suggests second hand book store in New Yorkfor rare copies, especially one of Red Sand; names the magazines in which he published children's stories; offers to have a look at Stone's check list; announces plans to come to New Yorkin the summer.]

  • Frank Stoneto Thomas Sigismond Stribling
    1937 Jun 2
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Encloses a 2 page, typed list of Stribling's works; discusses his progress with the bibliography; says he has not found a copy of Red Sandyet; hopes to get more information from the Library of Congress; asks for more information regarding Stribling's other work.]

  • Frank Stoneto Messrs. Reilly and Lee
    1937 Jun 8
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Tries to get publishing company's help in regard to Stribling's The Cruise of The Drydock, to be published by their predecessor, Reilly & Britton, 1917; presents specific questions.]

  • M. C. Peterson, Reilly & Lee Co., to Frank Stone
    1937 Jun 8
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Says he is unable to locate the records of Reilly & Brittonregarding the publication of the book and that on longtime employee says only one edition was issued; tells him that the plates were destroyed some years ago.]

  • Frank Stoneto Thomas Sigismond Stribling
    1937 Jun 8
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Expresses gratitude for the return of the checklist, the catalogue and a list of short stories that Stribling prepared; says the checklist will appear in Publisher's Weekly; promises to have more questions for him at their meeting in the summer.]

  • H. E. Mauleto Frank Stone
    1937 Jun 9
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Says that the company's records show that there was an edition of 350 copies of Unfinished Cathedralprior to publication in 1934; says there were 250 signed copies, 1935, prior to publication and that no copies of the advance edition are left; suggests advertising in Publishers Weekly. ] (includes autograph note)

  • Frank Stoneto M. C. Peterson
    1937 Jun 10
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Thanks him for the information in regard to The Cruise of the Drydock. ]

  • Frank Stoneto H. E. Maule
    1937 Jun 10
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Thanks him for information given in regard to Stribling's two books and for the advice given to advertise in Publisher's Weekly. ]

  • Frank Stoneto Jacob [Nathaniel] Blanck
    1937 Jun 14
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Sends the checklist; says he has not been able to find a copy of Red Sand; apologizes for sending him a carbon copy; wants to hang on to the original as Thomas Sigismond Striblingmade notations on it.]

  • Frank Stoneto Thomas Sigismond Stribling
    1937 Jul 8
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Promises him copies of Publisher's Weeklywhen the checklist appears in it; says he located a brand new copy of Cruise of The Drydockat a bookshop in New York City; requests some information on he publishing of the book to put it the bibliography.]

  • Frank Stoneto Thomas Sigismond Stribling
    1937 Aug 28
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Sends him a copy of Publisher's Weeklywhich contains a checklist of his works; looks forward to the compilation of the bibliography; says he will ask for information on the location of manuscripts.]

  • C. M. Meredithto Frank Stone
    1937 Sep 24
    ALS,1 p.w/env

    [Informs Stone that he has two different copies of Thomas Sigismond Stribling's book Fombomboand gives a detailed description of the books; forwards this information because Stone's checklist does not mention a "first" and a "later" issue.]

  • Frank Stoneto C. M. Meredith
    1937 Sep 29
    TL,1 p.(carbon)

    [Says he would like to purchase the copy of Fombombobound in grey cloth with green lettering; promises to make further checks on the publication of the book.]

  • Thomas Sigismond Striblingto Frank Stone
    1938 Apr 12
    TLS,1 p.w/env

    [Expresses pleasure that Stone likes Three Bars of Flesh; mentions a complimentary review of it in the New York Times; writes from Floridawhere he is doing short stories; plans to go to Germanythis summer for a lengthy stay.]

  • Thomas Sigismond Striblingto Frank Stone
    1939 Feb 23
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Says he will send a manuscript with Easter greetings for Stone's collection; says the story will appear in the Saturday Evening Post. ]

  • Edith Haggardto Frank Stone
    1939 Feb 28
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Sends him Thomas Sigismond Stribling's manuscript, " The Dip" and a letter, according to Stribling's instructions.]

Miscellaneous
  • Correction sheet for East is Eastby Thomas Sigismond Stribling
    n. d.
    Corrections
  • Thomas Sigismond Striblingto "Dear Stone"
    n. d.
    TL, 1 p.

    [Includes list of books which contain stories by Stribling.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • C. M. Meredith
  • Curtis Brown
  • Edith Haggard
  • Frank Stone
  • H. E. Maule
  • M. C. Peterson
  • Maybeth Mitchell
  • The Cruise of the Drydock
  • Thomas Sigismond Stribling
  • Thomas Sigismond Stribling

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Florida
  • Germany
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • New York City