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Henry Miller Correspondence with Lois Cooling

 Collection — Container: MS 2826
Call Number: MS 2826

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of eighty-six items, primarily letters, from American author Henry Miller (1891–1980) to Lois Cooling. Cooling was a friend of Miller’s and his typist. In the letters, Miller describes his move to Big Sur, gives Cooling instructions for typing his manuscripts and methods of remuneration, reports on the progress of his writing, and provides glimpses into his daily activities. Some of the other subjects discussed are Miller’s watercolors and books, his marriage to Janina Martha Lepsksa and the birth of Valentine Miller. Several letters from Janina Lepska Miller to Cooling and from Cooling to Miller are also included. In addition, there is one water color by Miller, typescripts of manuscripts, and articles.

Dates

  • 1943-1947

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

86.00 Items

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 4 sections:

Correspondence

Typescripts

Watercolors

Related Material.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Philip J. Pirages.

Processing Information

Rare Books and Manuscripts Department staff.

Processing Information

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Creator

Title
Henry Miller Correspondence with Lois Cooling
Date
10/21/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2011-08: Updated by Kimberly Reynolds, August 2011.

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