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Claude Fredericks journal and letters, circa 1916-1988

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Fredericks (Claude) journal and letters

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection comprises Fredericks's more personal writings and incoming correspondence, all of his outgoing correspondence (1944-1988), and personal ephemera (1916-1988).

Fredericks kept a journal beginning in 1932; by 1988 it contained, in its various forms (manuscript pages, notebooks, and typescripts), ca. 50,000 pages. Additional items date from 1916 to 1988 and include ephemera, letters ranging from juvenilia to intimate correspondence (including letters from James Merrill, 1950-1988 in box 26), Harvard class notes, and address books. Also included are published sections of Fredericks's journal (1932-1941).

Arrangement note

Arranged in 3 series:
Series I. Journal, 1932-1988;
Series II. Letters sent, 1944-1988;
Series III. Journal Addenda, 1916-1988.

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