Riding (Jackson), Laura Collection Edit




  • 1926-1966 (Creation)


  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)



  • Scope and Contents

    The Laura Riding (Jackson) Collection consists of corrected galleys, typescripts, and some correspondence relating to her publications: Trojan Ending, Selected Poems in Five Sets, The Telling, The World and Ourselves, and contributions to the magazine Chelsea. The most extensive correspondence is with David W. McKain from 1965-1966 (56pp.)Other correspondents include Samuel Hynes, and Martin Seymour-Smith.

    For additional correspondence with the McCormick Library, inquire about departmental correspondence files. For other correspondence related to Riding, see the McCormick Library collection of literary agent James B. Pinker.

  • Abstract

    Laura (Riding) Jackson (January 16, 1901-September 2, 1991) was a poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer. She was associated with the Southern group of writers known as the Fugitives, lived with poet and critic Robert Graves from 1926-1939, and was married first to historian Louis Gottschalk, then to critic Schuyler B. Jackson from 1941 until his death in 1968. This collection of corrected galleys, typescripts, and some correspondence includes Trojan Ending, Selected Poems in Five Sets, The Telling, contributions to the magazine Chelsea, and The World and Ourselves.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Available for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright for materials resides with Laura Riding's literary executors. All users must comply with federal copyright regulations.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Laura Riding Jackson offered the manuscript materials in the McCormick Library to Northwestern University Library in 1970 because she was impressed with the library's holdings of her published works; outside of her alma mater Cornell University, few libraries had such extensive holdings.

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  • Preferred Citation

    Laura Riding (Jackson) Collection, Manuscript Series XXXI, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library