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Ragan, Charles A., M.D. TLS to Richard J. Langston, M.D. 1956 April 27th. NYC 1p. Report on medical procedures followed and drugs administered to ETP

 File — Box: 9

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The collection contains approximately 900 letters to Edith Pope, received throughout her life, except for her younger childhood years. The correspondence is heavily personal with many letters from her parents (about 70), husband, and her daughter (about 60), mostly written from Duke University. Many other letters are from friends and relatives, dating back to her preparatory school years and continuing to her death. Literary letters are primarily from her editor, Maxwell Perkins (40 letters), publisher Charles Scribner (8 letter) and other personnel at Scribner's and E. P. Dutton. Letters from individuals such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (about 40) and Julia Scribner Bigham (22) bridge friendship and literature. Her friend Dana Atchley (27 letters) was also one of her physicians. Letters from book reviewer Orville Prescott and his wife, from William G. Dodd, an English professor at the Florida State College for Women, and letters associated with the MacDowell Colony, where Edith was resident in 1944, and with the National League of American Pen Women are of literary interest. Numerous letters and reports were sent to her parents from the Baldwin School.

The most extensive correspondence is from Hardwick Moseley (82 letters; 1924-1958), a youthful suitor who became a lifelong friend; Kitty, or Kitten Poole (82 letters; 1944-1961); and Helen C. "Teen" MacDougal, (75 letters; 1919-1946), apparently a childhood friend from St. Augustine, who moved to Michigan. The girls were reunited at the Baldwin School. Pope corresponded with a number of friends from Baldwin. Many of the letters are so informal that last names never appear. These writers have been identified only by their first names.

One third party letter of interest is from Sir Shane Leslie, expressing interest in visiting St. Augustine, written to Betty Z[immerman?] and forwarded by her to Pope.


  • Creation: 1899-1961



The collection is open to research.


From the Collection: 10 Linear feet (24 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America