Edwin Peacock papers, 1915-1997 and undated, bulk 1940s-1997

Source Collection

This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Edwin Peacock papers 1915-1997 and undated, bulk 1940s-1997

Collection #RL.01005 | 0.8 Linear Feet; 630 Items

Edwin Peacock was co-owner (with John Zeigler) of the Book Basement in Charleston, S.C. This collection largely consists of letters (some copies) to Edwin Peacock and John Zeigler, chiefly regarding their friend, author Carson McCullers. Many letters are from translators and biographers of McCullers (Virginia Carr, Jacques Tournier, and Robert Duparc). It includes letters from both Carson and Reeves McCullers to Peacock and Zeigler as well as copies of the McCullers letters to each other while Reeves served in the armed forces in France during World War II. Some letters were written by Carson McCullers to Peacock during her stays at Yaddo. The collection also includes playbills of McCullers' plays, reviews of her books and plays, and other printed material concerning her as well as 56 photographs of the McCullers, their family, and their friends.

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