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George Sessions Perry, 1910-1956
Literary File, Photography Collection

346 items (3 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The George Sessions Perry Literary File consists of 346 items, including images of Perry, his wife Claire, his parents, and his friends. There are also views of Rockdale, Texas, and Guilford, Connecticut, as well as images used to illustrate some of Perry's writings. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Perry, G. S., Box 1 P1-P7, P8A-P8B, P9, P10A-P10B, P11A- P11F, P12-P24, P25A-P25D, P26-P27, P28A-P28F43 images of Perry from infancy to 1946.
PH:LF:Perry, G. S., Box 2 P29A-P29D, P30-P47, P52-P54, P55A-P55B, P56-P57, P60-P67, P68A-P68B, P69-P70, P71A-P71D, P72A-P72B, P73A-P73D, P74A-P74C, P75-P105, P106A-P106B, P107-P10941 images of Perry, his mother and father, his wife Claire, and various other people; 18 views of a farm (in Texas?) and the towns of Rockdale, Texas, and Guilford, Connecticut (P30-P47); 13 images used to illustrate Perry's Quail in the Woods (P80-P92); 7 stills from a theatrical production of My Granny Van (P93-P99); 11 family photographs used by Reginald Marsh as a guide in illustrating My Granny Van (P100-P109).
PH:LF:Perry, G. S., Box 3 P110-P186, P187A-P187B, P188-P200 79 images of Perry, his wife Claire, and other subjects used to illustrate some of Perry's writings; 2 images of Perry and a display of his books (P188-P189); 11 views of Perry's houses (P190-P200).
PH:LF:Albums: Perry, G. S., 1[was P48] 4 b/w snapshots depicting Perry fishing in a marshy area of Connecticut.
PH:LF:Albums:Perry, G. S., 2 [was P49]12 b/w snapshots; portraits of Perry wearing a suit and tie, standing outside (in Guilford, Connecticut?).
PH:LF:Albums:Perry, G. S., 3 [was P50]2 b/w snapshots; portraits of Perry standing outside with a fishing pole (in Guilford, Connecticut?).
PH:LF:Albums:Perry, G. S., 4 [was P51]19 b/w snapshots; 8 portraits of Perry wearing a suit and tie, standing or sitting in the yard of a house, and 11 images of him wearing a sport shirt and holding a fishing rod (in Guilford, Connecticut?).
PH:LF:Albums:Perry, G. S., 5 (957:0054:0001-0059 [was P58]) 59 items (57 photographic prints, 1 rotogravure, 1 halftone print); chiefly portraits; manuscript identifications on some items; parts of 2 pages cut out; the halftone print and rotogravure were both clipped from newspapers.
PH:LF:Albums:Perry, G. S., 6 (957:0086:0001-0025 [was P59])25 photographic prints; manuscript identifications on some items; also includes obituary for Andrew Perry clipped from a newspaper.

Index of Photographers

Allied News-Photo--P13
Berger, Meyer, 1898-1959--P29A-P29D
Haskins, Squire--P93-P99, P184
Hulburd, David, 1904- --P11A-P11F
Kessel, Dmitri--P14-P23, P67, P183
Langley, William--P69
Leet Bros.--P24
Lofman, Jacob--P186
London, Dan, photographer--P28A-P28F
Manning, Jack--P185
Pinto, Salvatore--P53, P80-P92
Sarra, Valentino, 1903- --P154-P178
Shrout, William C.--P179-P182
Stone, R. J., photographer--P9
Tremaine, Sally--P10A-P10B
United States. Navy--P26

George Sessions Perry Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 27 April 2007 )

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