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CORREPSONDENCE BETWEEN WILLIAM JAY SMITH AND WILLIAM CLAIRE; editor of Voyages Magazine

SMITH, William Jay

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5 ALS, 5 TLS, 7 printed items.Correspondence between William Jay Smith and William Claire (editor of Voyages Magazine)TLS, 1 page, February 20, 1969ALS, 1 page, 20 December, 1970. About what he has written for Katherine Anne PorterTLS, 1 page, February 14, 1972TLS, 19 February, 1972, 1 page, sending along his correct telephone numberALS, 1-1/2 pages, September 15, 1973ALS, 2 pages, from Auberge de al Vielle Tour, 12/9/1973, concerns his trip, correspondence, his writing, etc. TLS, 1 page, 27 May, 1978, on letter sent to Livingston BiddleTLS, 1 page, 27 August, 1983, about photograph of Louise Bogan, Smith and Richard Wilbur at Williams college, with envelopeTLS, 1 page, 25 November, 1983 about a photograph, with envelopeALS, 1 page, 1 November, 1999, presented poems. A note, signed: 23 December, 1999, sorry that they missed seeing eachother in DCA note, nd, 16 lines on travel, Columbia job, etc. ALS, 2 pp, May 8, 1978 from Sonya (Mrs. William Jay) SmithAPC from Sonya with 3 lines by Bill, from Budapest, ndTLS, 1 page, January 14, 1985Photograph, signed8-1/2 x 11 inch photo of Smith by Mark KinnamanPublicity photo of Smith, 7 x 5 in.Program of The Straw Market by Smithy, with 6 line note by SmithSmith, . A Clutch of Clerihews for Jacques Barzun. [Northampton: Metcalf Printing, 1992) , 1/200 copies, single folded sheet, inscribed by Smith to John and Kathryn. Journey to the Interior, signed by Smith, single printed page. Printed poem: "Morels" , leaves, signed, with envelope"Saga" Andrei Voznesensky, translated by Smith, sent as a New Years greeting for 1978Typed poem: "For Katherine Garrison Chapin on her eightieth birthday, 2 copies, 1 presented by Smith to Bill Claire, one just signed."Chairs Above the Danube", translated from the Hungarian by Smith, broadside Christmas poem for 1977"Army Brat" offprint reprinted from the Hudson Review, inscribed "For Bill & Helen | with warm regards | Bill"At Delphi" for Allen Tate on his severnty-fifth birthday, 19 November, 1974" Inscribed with all best wishes to Helen and Bill for Christmas, 1974, (signed) Bill"verses on these Times" by Richard Wilbur and William Jay Smith, inscribed by Smith for Bill and Helen with affection and best wishes Cover with some stained spots. William Jay Smith was born in Winnfield, Louisiana. He was brought up at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, south of St. Louis. Smith received his A.B. and M.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and continued his studies at Columbia University, and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Smith is the author of ten collections of poetry of which two were finalists for the National Book Award. He was appointed the nineteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1968 to 1970. Bookseller Inventory # 55989

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