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With the permission of the estate of Thornton Wilder, Robin G. Wilder and I are editing an edition of the correspondence of American man of letters Thornton Wilder, who taught at the University of Chicago during the 1930s.

We are seeking photocopies of letters, postcards, and telegrams from Wilder. We will defray the copying costs and will respect the anonymity of the recipient, if requested. No item will be published in our edition without the explicit prior permission of its owner.

I can be reached at the Department of English, 3101 Susquehanna Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; by phone at 301/405-3752; or via e-mail at jb92@umail.umd.edu.

Jackson R. Bryer
College Park, Maryland



I am part of a biography project researching the life of author John Anthony Bellairs (1938-91). Bellairs wrote 18 books, including St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies (1966), the "true" tale of the patroness of nervous children first printed in the Catholic literary journal The Critic in 1965; The Pedant and the Shuffly (1968); The Face in the Frost (1969), and The House with a Clock in Its Walls (1973), his first of 15 young-adult novels.

John graduated from Notre Dame (1959) and from Chicago with an A.M. in English (1960). From 1963 until 1971, he taught at the College of St. Teresa (Winona, Minn.), Shimer College (Mount Carroll, Ill.), Emmanuel College (Boston, Mass.), and Merrimack College (North Andover, Mass.).

A Web site explains the biography project in detail (www.geocities.com/zimmsbio/), and I invite those who remember John to share their memories by writing me at 211 River Hills Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628, or by e-mail: zimmsbio@yahoo.com.

Craig Seemann
Georgetown, Texas




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