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Claude Fredericks journal and letters, circa 1916-1988

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Fredericks (Claude) journal and letters

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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
Series II. Letters sent, 1944-1988 2 Linear Feet
This series contains copies, with only a few originals, of every letter written by Claude Fredericks between 1944 and 1988, except those incorporated into the Journal or in the Journal Addenda. Letters before 1944 are either in the Journal or the Journal Addenda. In all there are between 15,000 to 20,000 letters.
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16 1944-1955
16 1944
16 1945
16 1946
16 1947
16 1948
16 1949
16 1950
16 1951
16 1952
16 1953
16 1954
16 1955
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17 1956-1962
17 1956
17 1957
17 1958
17 1959
17 1960
17 1961
17 1962
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18 1963-1975
18 1963
18 1964
18 1965
18 1966
18 1967
18 1968
18 1969
18 1970
18 1971
18 1972
18 1973
18 1974
18 1975
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19 1976-1984
19 1976
19 1977
19 1978
19 1979
19 1980
19 1981
19 1982
19 1983
19 1984
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20 1985-1988
20 1985
20 1986
20 1987
20 1988
Series III. Journal Addenda, 1916-1988 2.9 Linear Feet
This series comprises juvenilia, Fredericks's class notes from Harvard, correspondence of a particularly personal nature, and ephemera of various kinds, including address books, menus, garden plans, and guest books. These materials complement the Journals in Series I. Included in this series are the personal letters from James Merrill, 1950-1988, which are sealed. Published sections of Fredericks's Journal (1932-1941) are included in this series.
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21 1916-1940
21 1916-1934
21 1934-1936
21 1936-1938
21 1938-1940
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22 1940-1950
22 1940-1941
22 1941-1942 (a)
22 1941-1942 (b)
22 1941-1950
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23 1951-1965
23 1951-1963
23 1964-1965
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24 1966-1981
24 1966-1970
24 1970-1974
24 1974-1977
24 1978-1981
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25A 1981-1983
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25B 1983-1988
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26 James Merrill letters to Claude Fredericks, 1950-1988
These personal letters were pulled from the Letters to Claude Fredericks series of the Claude Fredericks papers 900230B and are to be returned to the chronological series of Letters to Claude Fredericks in 900230B only when the restrictions on these letters are removed. SEALED.
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27 Published Journals, poems
A prospectus, The Journal of Claude Fredericks, 1997. One of the 15 copies produced by The Stinehour Press, 1997.
The Journal of Claude Fredericks
Volume One, Part One: Springfield (1932-1939) and Volume One, Part Two: Springfield (1940-1941) Xlibris, 2003. One copy each, hardcover and paperback
Claude Fredericks, Selected Poems, Xlibris, 2005
One copy each, hardcover and paperback. With publication announcements.


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