Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


Fitzgerald mss. III, 1925, are the presentation slips of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, 1896-1940, novelist, for The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald was abroad when the novel was published in 1925 and was unable to inscribe the copies, therefore he sent Perkins a set of presentation slips, each with a name written on it. These slips were intended to be included with presentation copies, but they arrived late and were never used. The roster consists of Franklin P. Adams, Herbert Agar, Thomas Beer, Prince Antoine Bibesco, John Peale Bishop, Ernest Boyd, Thomas A. Boyd, Van Wyke Brooks, Heywood Broun, James Branch Cabell, Henry Siedel Canby, Mary Coleman, William Curtiss, Benjamin de Casseris, John Farrar, Mrs. Edward Fitzgerald, Blair Flandran, John Galesworthy, Hildegarde Hawthorne, Sidney Howard, Robert Kerr, esq, Sinclair Lewis, Robert McClure, Cyril Maplethorpe, H.L. Mencken, Eunice Nathan, Geo Jean Nathan, Burton Rascoe, Paul Rosenfeld, Mrs. A.D. Sayre, Gilbert Seldes, Laurence Stallings, Charles Hanson Towne, Carl Van Doren, Carl Van Vetchten, Bernard Vaughn, J.A.V. Weaver, Edmund Wilson Jr., and Alexander Wolcott.

Collection size: 39 items

Related manuscripts: Fitzgerald mss. II

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