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Selwa Roosevelt:

A Preliminary Inventory of Her Collection of Fleur Cowles in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Roosevelt, Selwa, 1929-
Title: Selwa Roosevelt, Collection of Fleur Cowles
Dates: 1964-1998
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Abstract: The Selwa Roosevelt Collection of Fleur Cowles is primarily made up of over 100 letters from Fleur Cowles to Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, but also present are a small number of copied letters from Lucky to Fleur, clippings, and photographs.
Language: English
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Gift, 1998, 2002 (2009-10-01-G)

Processed by:

Stephen Cooper, 2009

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center


Over 100 letters from Fleur Cowles to Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt (1964-1998) make up the majority of this collection, but also present are a small number of copied letters from Lucky to Fleur (1975-1983), correspondence regarding a Fleur exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library, a proposal and research notes for a Fleur article to be written by Lucky, a few clippings about Fleur, and some photographs and negatives. The material remains much as it arrived at the Ransom Center. The eighty letters that arrived in the 1998 shipment were combined with the small amount of correspondence arriving in 2002, and a very little organization was done to finalize the chronological order.