Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron, 1831-2001
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- Hunter, Jody Jones
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The Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron includes first editions, limited editions, translations, and other editions, many of them autographed or inscribed, of the works of William Styron, along with published articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and related materials. The correspondence is chiefly letters written by Styron to Stuart Wright, the owner of Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, N.C. and publisher of several limited editions of Styron's work. Also included with the collection is a carbon typescript of Confessions of Nat Turner, with holograph notes, and the original typescript of Styron's recipe for southern fried chicken from The Artist's and Writer's Cookbook (1961).
The addition (Accession 2001-0056) consists largely of books (mostly first editions, some signed or inscribed) and printed material written by or about Styron, or containing his contributions (1951-2001). Also includes editions of All the Finest Girls (2001), by Alexandra Styron (his youngest daughter); an original manuscript review of Sophie's Choice (1979) by Julian Symons; an original publisher's advertisement for The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967); an uncorrected proof of Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter: A Tribute (1978?); and an original holograph manuscript of Styron's 1977 review of Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War (1977).
Addition (08-081)(5 items, .1 lin. ft.; undated) comprises a signed black-and-white photograph, and four pages of Styron's writing (two sheets are signed).
Addition (08-325)(4 items, .3 lin. ft.; dated 1982-1995 and undated) comprises two items of correspondence, a signed photograph, and an undated screenplay, SET THIS HOUSE ON FIRE.
- Biographical / historical:
Hunter is a collector of works by certain southern authors taught by William Blackburn. William Styron is an award-winning author of American literature, including such works as Sophie's Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner. Both are Duke University alumni.
- Acquisition information:
- The Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron was received as a gift by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library in 1998, 2001 and 2008.
- Processing information:
Preliminary processing by Don Sechler
Completed December 17, 1998
Additions processed by Elizabeth Arnold
Updated June 11, 2003
Encoded by Don Sechler; Elizabeth Arnold
Finding aid updated to include unprocessed 2008 accessions by Alice Poffinberger, August 2, 2009.
Restriction on two letters in 2008 accession have been lifted.
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
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- American literature -- 20th century
American literature -- Southern States
Authors, American -- Southern States
Authors, American -- 20th century
Literature -- History and criticism
Southampton Insurrection, 1831 -- Literature and the insurrection
- Wright, Stuart T.
Hunter, Jody Jones
Styron, William, 1925-2006
Hunter, Jody Jones
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