Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Wylie, F. mss., 1946-1948, 1969-1974, and 1989-1991, consist primarily of letters from Ross Franklin Lockridge, 1914-1948. author, to Francis Ernest Wylie, 1905- , journalist. Also present are copies of Wylie's memos to editors at Life and Time regarding an article on Lockridge and his forthcoming book, Raintree County, and a note from Wylie's father shortly after Lockridge's death. The 1989 letters are two from Ross Lockridge's son, Laurence, to Francis Wylie concerning Wylie's file of Lockridge materials, and the 1990-1991 letters are from Francis Wylie to William Rae Cagle of the Lilly Library in which Wylie describes his relationship with Lockridge and the circumstances surrounding this file.

A typescript, "Three Flashbacks from RAINTREE COUNTY by Ross Lockridge, Jr.," and a few other writings relating to Raintree County complete the collection.

Collection size: 48 items

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