Item Details

Papers of the Fortean Society [manuscript] 1927-1952.

Fortean Society; Barnes, Harry Elmer; Dreiser, Theodore; Ellis, Havelock; Fort, Charles; Kent, Rockwell; Masters, Edgar Lee; Mencken, H. L; O'Neill, Eugene; Powys, John Cowper; Rascoe, Burton; Ross, Arthur Leonard; Starret, Walter; Tarkington, Booth; Thayer, Tiffany; Van Valkenburgh, W. S; Woollcott, Alexander
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Related Title
Nation (New York)
Letters concerning Emma Goldman, 1927-1950.
Papers concerning Friedrich Nietzsche, 1939-1952.
Finding Aid Note
Annotated list available.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
Collection divided into three sections: Emma Goldman group, Fortean group, and Nietzsche group. The Emma Goldman group includes letters about Goldman including contributions by Theodore Dreiser, Eugene O'Neill, and Havelock Ellis to a fund to help her finance her memoirs.
The Fortean group letters are primarily concerned with society business, particularly problems with Tiffany Thayer and his prohibiting access to Charles Fort's notes and papers. The purpose and continued existence of the society is discussed.
In a letter to Arthur Leonard Ross, dated January 26, 1938, and not connected with the affairs of Fort or the Fortean Society, Edgar Lee Masters expresses surprise that he has been translated into Hebrew although Spoon River has been translated into Japanese.
The Nietzsche group includes correspondence about Nietzsche including discussions of copyright problems with Bennett Cerf. Also included is a printed page from "The Nation" of a book review by Alfred Werner of Nietzche's "My sister and I" which discusses the probability it is a forgery.
Correspondents include Harry Elmer Barnes; Theodore Dreiser; Havelock Ellis; Charles Fort; Rockwell Kent; Edgar Lee Masters; H. L. Mencken; Eugene O'Neill; John Cowper Powys; Arthur Leonard Ross; Walter Starret; Booth Tarkington; W. S. Van Valkenburg; Alexander Woollcott; Tiffany Thayer and Burton Rascoe.
Description
23 items.
Cite as
Fortean Society papers, 1927-1952, in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Acccession #7657, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
Biographical Note
Society organized in 1931 by admirers of journalist Charles Fort; founders included Tiffany Thayer, Booth Tarkington, Theodore Dreiser, and Alexander Woollcott; society dedicated to "the frustration of science."
Technical Details
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    a| Cerf, Bennett, d| 1898-1971.
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    a| Fort, Charles, d| 1874-1932.
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    a| Goldman, Emma, d| 1869-1940.
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    a| Barnes, Harry Elmer, d| 1889-1968.
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    a| Dreiser, Theodore, d| 1871-1945.
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    a| Ellis, Havelock, d| 1859-1939.
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    a| Fort, Charles, d| 1874-1932.
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    a| Kent, Rockwell, d| 1882-1971.
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    a| Powys, John Cowper, d| 1872-1963.
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    a| Rascoe, Burton, d| 1892-1957.
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    a| Ross, Arthur Leonard.
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    a| Tarkington, Booth, d| 1869-1946.
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    a| Thayer, Tiffany, d| 1902-1959.
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    a| Van Valkenburgh, W. S.
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