Jesse Stuart letters

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jesse Stuart letters
Date
1935-1936
Creator
Stuart, Jesse, 1906-1984
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Authors--Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS112: [identification of item], Jesse Stuart letters, 1935-1936, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984) was born in W-Hollow near Riverton in Greenup County, Kentucky. The son of an illiterate farmer, Stuart is recognized as an outstanding regional author. He attended Lincoln Memorial University, receiving an A.B. degree in 1929, and Vanderbilt University from 1931 to 1932, studying when "The Fugitives" were active. When his nineteen stanza poem Elegy for Mitch Stewart was published by the American Mercury magazine in 1933, Stuart credited Robert Penn Warren and Donald Davidson for encouraging him to submit his work. In 1954 Stuart was chosen by the Kentucky legislature as Poet Laureate of Eastern Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Jesse Stuart letters contain three letters to Herbert F. Jenkins, an employee of Little Brown & Co., from Jesse Stuart and two photographs of Stuart. In the letters, Stuart discusses his writing, most notably Uncle Fonse Laughed and Beyond Dark Hills.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Jesse Stuart to Herbert Jenkins letters,, 1935-1936

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Jesse Stuart photographs,, 1936

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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