Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Kerr mss., 1924-1954, are the papers of Ruth Hamilton Kerr, literary agent for Ford Madox Ford, 1873-1939, author. They consist primarily of correspondence relating to the publication of Ford's writings with publishers, editors, and literary friends. There are a few financial statements on royalties, agreements with publishers, and photographs of Ford, Rene Behaine, 1880- , author, Ruth Kerr Hamilton, and others not identified.

Among the correspondents are Richard Aldington, Joseph Conrad, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Harold Leinert Guinzburg, Frank Ernest Hill, Raymond Peckham Holden, Carl Laemmle, William Morrow, Maxwell Evarts Perkins, Thomas Robert Smith, George Henry Soule, and Charles Hanson Towne.

Collection size: 195 items

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