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.
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 email@example.com.
College Park, Maryland
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.
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.).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.