A Guide to the Letters from Louis Bromfield 1928-1940 Bromfield, Louis, Letters from 7533

A Guide to the Letters from Louis Bromfield 1928-1940

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library
The Special Collections Department
Accession Number 7533


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Accession number
Letters from Louis Bromfield, 1928-1940 and n.d.
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of 7 items.
Louis Bromfield

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Letters from Louis Bromfield, Accession #7533 , Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift from Clifton Waller Barrett on May 21, 1964.

Scope and Content Information

This collection consists of letters from Louis Bromfield, written from France, New York City, Long Island, and Ohio, 1928-1940, and n.d.

Contents List

Louis Bromfield, Paris, France, to Mr. Scott 1928 March 25
ALS, 1 p.

Thanks him for his interest in him as a writer and is flattered by his desire for the autographs

Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio, to Mr. Gilfond 1940 Oct 18
TLS, 1 p.

Hopes to see him in New York or Washington after Christmas

Louis Bromfield, New York City News Association, New York, New York, to Mr. Zelie Monday night
TLS, 1 p.

Comments on Zelie's anecdote about chaplains saying that he himself if from Congregational and Scotch Presbyterian stock; relates that his work appears in New York papers unsigned but that his prose and efforts in verse appear signed in the Evening Postand the Times; comments on his new novel "which begins the night before the armistice and deals with the problems during the reconstruction period of a young American who was rather upset by the war and too close contact with the French philosophy and social system"

Louis Bromfield, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, to W. Orton Tewson Friday
TLS, 1 p.

Includes verse from The Ancient Marinerand writes that one needn't go farther to "collect all the beauties imaginable in English poetry"

Louis Bromfield to a Chaplain Friday
TLS, 1 p.

Comments on the chaplain's article in the Monthlyand relates his own experiences with Frenchmen and the French army in World War I; inquires as to whether he has read Philip Gibbs' Now It Can Be Told

Louis Bromfield, Oise, France, to Mr. [ ] n.d.
ALS, 1 p.

Comments on his questions concerning the greatest man alive and happiness; mentions his books The Farm, The Green Bay Tree, and [ The Strange Case of Miss] Anne Spragg

Louis Bromfield, Oise, France, to Herbert [Sherman Gorman] n.d.
ALS, 2 p. on 1 l.

Explains that he has been in London where the children are in school and that he has been working in Paris and traveling when he finishes a job