Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Grisell mss., 1942-1990, consist of letters and clippings from and relating to author Ross Franklin Lockridge, 1914-1948. The letters from Lockridge are dated Dec. 17, 1942, sent to Dr. Ted L. Grisell at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, and August 24, 1947, addressed to Dr. Grisell's mother, Mrs. Gretta Grisell of Fort Wayne, Indiana, enclosing a letter to her son.

Dr. Grisell was a boyhood friend of Lockridge and in a long letter to Lockridge's son, Laurence, in May 1989, he recounts some of his experiences and memories of that association. The remaining letters in the file are between Dr. Grisell and Laurence Lockridge. The clippings are from Indianapolis papers and concern Lockridge's autograph party at L.S. Ayres in January 1948, the premier of the movie Raintree County, and a feature story in 1987, "The Quest for Raintree County." Also present are two copies of "A memorial record" from the funeral services for Ross Lockridge in 1948.

Collection size: 19 items

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