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Robert W. Daniel Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0354

This collection includes 11 handwritten and typed letters from 1937-1953. The earliest letters, from the 1930s, are addressed to Henry J. W. Milley and are in relation to his work on Wilkie Collins. The remaining letters are addressed to Robert W. Daniel about his work. Notable correspondents include authors Eudora Welty, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom.

Dates

  • 1937-1953

Language

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes 11 handwritten and typed letters from 1937-1953. The earliest letters, from the 1930s, are addressed to Henry J. W. Milley and are in relation to his work on English author Wilkie Collins. The remaining letters are addressed to Robert W. Daniel about his work. Notable correspondents to Daniel include American authors Eudora Welty, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Woodham Daniel was born on April 13, 1915. He graduated from The University of the South in 1935 and earned his masters degree from Yale University in 1939. He was an English professor, teaching at Yale, Harvard University, University of Oklahoma, University of Tennessee, and Kenyon College. In addition to teaching, Daniel authored several writings including essays and critiques. A prize for expository writing at The University of the South is named in his honor. He died in June 7, 1984 and is buried in the cemetery at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480