Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Derleth mss. II, 1954-1968, consist of letters from August William Derleth, 1909-1971, author, to small press publisher Marvin H. Neel of Ceres, Virginia, all written between June and December 1954. Most concern Derleth's purchasing of books and his responses to Neel's comments about his books. He also discusses his own publishing venture, Arkham House.

Also present are: one letter from Derleth to Norman Miller, November, 1959, regarding a copy of The Shuttered Room, and a letter to Derleth, September, 1968, from Joel Frieman, to which Derleth has appended answers to Frieman's questions.

Collection size: 13 items

Related manuscripts: Derleth mss.

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