A Guide to the Thomas Wolfe Collection Wolfe, Thomas. 6348-g

A Guide to the Thomas Wolfe Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6348-g


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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Thomas Wolfe Collection 1880-1957
5 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Wolfe Collection, Accession 6348-g, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit 1971 Sep 29

Funding Note

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

Item Listing

  • Scrapbook, composed by Helen Trafford Moore
    ca. 1900-1957
    Scrapbook, 73 l.

    [Includes newspaper clippings, postcards, and photos regarding Asheville, North Carolinaand Thomas Wolfe; includes wallpaper from Wolfe's birthplace and postcards to Moore from Mabel Wolfe Wheatonand Fred Wolfeand Mary Wolfe. ] (Bound in red imitation leather with gilt decoration)

  • Scrapbook, composed by Helen Trafford Moore
    ca. 1880-1955
    Scrapbook, 90 l.

    [Includes maps of Western North Carolina, newspaper clippings and postcards regarding Asheville, North Carolina, clippings, postcards, from Moore's travels, clippings regarding Thomas Wolfefrom The New York Timesand Asheville Citizen Times, clipping of a poem about Wolfe by Dr. Willis A. Parker, clippings announcing deaths of Aline Bernsteinand Sinclair Lewis, letters from Maxwell Perkins, and copies of Wolfe's letters.] (Bound in brown imitation leather with gilt decoration)

  • Thomas Wolfe, Harvard Club, to Mabel Wolfe Wheaton
    1929 Jan 5
    TL (copy), 4 p.

    [Sends New Year's wishes; talks about his work, plans, visit of his English publisher; discusses outrage Look Homeward, Angelhas caused in Asheville; thinks far too many copies have been sold in Ashevillewhere maybe a dozen people would have understood and appreciated the book; suggests easier, familiar reading to some people in Ashevillewho read maybe 2 books a year; feels like an exile, but will continue writing.]

  • Helen Trafford Moore, Portland, Maine, to Thomas Wolfe
    1935 May 5
    TLS, 2 p.

    [Praises Of Time and the River; says she was the first person in Portlandto buy the book, a first edition; talks about spring in Maineand Mackworth Island, the most perfect place she ever saw.]

  • Thomas Wolfe, Providence Hospital, Seattle, to Maxwell Perkins, New York
    1938 Aug 12
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    [Sneaks letter out against doctor's orders; says he has a hunch about his approaching death; reminisces about the 4th of July, 3 years ago, when Perkins picked him up from the boat in New Yorkand they had a drink; says he has since thought of Perkins a thousand times; wants to see him again; speculates on himself should he survive illness; says he is certainly deeper and wiser and would try to be a better

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Aline Bernstein
  • Fred Wolfe
  • Helen Trafford Moore
  • Mabel Wolfe Wheaton
  • Mary Wolfe
  • Maxwell Perkins
  • Sinclair Lewis
  • Thomas Wolfe
  • Willis A. Parker

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Asheville
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Mackworth Island
  • Maine
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Portland
  • Portland, Maine
  • Seattle