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Dorothy Thompson letters, 1951, n.d.

Author: Dorothy Thompson; Leigh White; Katharine Cornell
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Allison-Shelley manuscript collection
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The collection consists of four letters by Dorothy Thompson, and one reply by Leigh White. Includes: to Leigh White, 11 April 1951, suggesting the need to form a committee of private American citizens to support the peoples and traditions of the Middle East; to Leigh White, 22 June 1951, concerning the formation of a committee for the Middle East; carbon typescript reply from Leigh White, 21 April 1951, supporting
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Genre/Form: Letters
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Dorothy Thompson; Fritz Kortner; Pär Lagerkvist; Archibald MacLeish; Edna St Vincent Millay; Fritz Kortner; Archibald MacLeish; Edna St Vincent Millay; Dorothy Thompson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Thompson; Leigh White; Katharine Cornell
OCLC Number: 50152872
Notes: In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#1986-0077R/A-S/VF Lit).
Description: 5 items.

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The collection consists of four letters by Dorothy Thompson, and one reply by Leigh White. Includes: to Leigh White, 11 April 1951, suggesting the need to form a committee of private American citizens to support the peoples and traditions of the Middle East; to Leigh White, 22 June 1951, concerning the formation of a committee for the Middle East; carbon typescript reply from Leigh White, 21 April 1951, supporting the formation of the committee and suggesting names.

Also, to actress Katharine Cornell, lamenting the English translation of the play Herod and Mariamne, and praising the original German version, suggesting Archie MacLeish or Edna Millay as an appropriate translator; to Katherine Cornell, encouraging her to read the play and discuss it with Austrian actor Fritz Kortner, who presumably had been offerred the part of Herod.

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