Papers of Charles Fort [manuscript] 1920-1951.
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- Charles Fort papers
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- Finding aid note
- Annotated list available; list begins with no. 24; no. 1-23 are for Papers of the Fortean Society.
- Fort's correspondence discusses the submission of "God and the fishmonger" to his publishers, and Victor Gollancz's rejection of "Wild talents"; the founding of the Fortean society; "Lo!" and the reviews it has received; and research into occult powers. Tiffany Thayer comments on dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard; Fort comments on Irving Babbitt and Baron Karl Von Reichenbach.Collection also includes clippings from American and foreign newspapers and magazines re "Book of the damned," "New lands," "Lo!," and "Wild talents"; printed letters and circulars re "Lo!" and "Wild talents"; pamphlets and application forms for the Fortean Society; and a typescript with corrections of "Lo!".Correspondents include Curtis Brown, Ltd.; Nelson Bond; Ruth D'Agostino; Martin Kamin; Claude Kendall; Aaron Sussman; Monroe Upton; Nathan Wallack; and Tiffany Thayer.
- Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
- Cite as
- Charles Fort papers, 1920-1951, in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Accession #7657-a, 7657-b, 7657-c, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
- Biographical note
- American newspaperman and author who gathered amazing stories of strange and apparently inexplicable happenings to show that science was limited in its ability to explain certain phenomena.
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