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Claude Fredericks journal and letters, circa 1916-1988

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Fredericks (Claude) journal and letters
Series I. Journal, 1932-1988 6.25 Linear Feet
This series contains Fredericks's most intimate papers, his nearly life-long work-his journal-plus his outgoing correspondence. Also in this series are the many personal letters written to Fredericks from James Merrill, 1952-1988. The journals in boxes 1-2A, although published, are fragile and may be consulted only with written permission from Claude Fredericks. The rest of this collection is sealed, except for the published volumes in Box 27.
In a letter to Henry Wenning Fredericks described his journal: "… It must run to thirty or forty million words, fifty or sixty thousand pages mostly typed and single spaced. It begins when I am eight and from the time I am fourteen runs almost without interruption until now more than sixty years later."
A short section of the Journal was published in the festschrift for James Merrill's sixtieth birthday in 1986.
In 2003 The Journal of Claude Fredericks Volume One, Part One (1932-1939) and Part Two (1940-1941) were published by Xlibris, and in 2005 Selected Poems. Published copies may be found in the Getty Research Library and in the archive. Also in the archive is a limited edition of the prospectus from The Stinehour Press, printed in 15 copies in 1997 when it was thought that the Press would publish Fredericks's journals.
Numbers in parentheses are file numbers used by Fredericks.
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1 1932-1940
1 1932-1937 five bound volumes (1)
1 1938 five envelopes, one bound volume (2)
1 1939 one envelope, one loose-leaf notebook (3)
1 1940 three loose-leaf notebooks (4)
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2 1941
2 1941a one loose-leaf notebook, one bound volume (5)
2 1941b five bound volumes (6)
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3 1942a one bound volume (7)
Labeled 1942 III.
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4 1942-1943
4 1942b one bound volume (8)
4 1942c one bound volume (9)
4 1942d one bound volume (10)
4 1942e two bound volumes (11)
4 1942f two bound volumes (12)
4 1942g foolscap typescript (13)
4 1943a foolscap typescript (14)
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5 1943-1944
5 1943b foolscap typescript (15)
5 1943c typescript (16)
5 1944 typescript, two bound volumes (17)
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6 1945-1948
6 1945 typescript (18)
6 1946a typescript (19)
6 1946b typescript (20)
6 1947 typescript (21)
6 1948 one bound volume, typescript (22)
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7 1949-1957
7 1949 one bound volume, typescript (23)
7 1950 one bound volume, typescript (24)
7 1951 typescript (25)
7 1952 typescript (26)
7 1953 typescript (27)
7 1954 typescript (28)
7 1955 typescript (29)
7 1956 typescript (30)
7 1957 typescript, two bound volumes (31)
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8 1958-1961
Volumes 32-72 are typescripts, ca. 500 singlespaced pages each. (32)
8 (32) 1958
8 (33) 1959
8 (34) 1960
8 (35) 1961
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9 1962-1967
9 (36) 1962
9 (37) 1963
9 (38) 1964
9 (39) 1965
9 (40) 1966
9 (41) 1967
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10 1968-1972
10 (42) 1968
10 (43) 1969
10 (44) 1970
10 (45) 1971a
10 (46) 1971b
10 (47) 1972a
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11 1972-1974
11 (48) 1972b
11 (49) 1973
11 (50) 1974a
11 (51) 1974b
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12 1975-1978
12 (52) 1975
12 (53) 1976
12 (54) 1977a
12 (55) 1977b
12 (56) 1978a
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13 1978-1981
13 (57) 1978b
13 (58) 1978c
13 (59) 1979
13 (60) 1980a
13 (61) 1980b
13 (62) 1981a
13 (63) 1981b
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14 1982-1983
14 (64) 1982a
14 (65) 1982b
14 (66) 1983a
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15 1983-1988
15 (67) 1983b
15 (68) 1984
15 (69) 1985
15 (70) 1986
15 (71) 1987
15 (72) 1988


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