This collection contains outgoing and incoming correspondence (letters from William Roth, Kenneth Patchen, Miriam Patchen,
Jonathan Williams, J. B. de C. H. Sanders and Josephine Miles) documenting professional and personal relationship between
William M. Roth and Kenneth Patchen.
William Matson Roth, along with Jane Grabhorn, was one of the acting managers of the Colt Press of San Francisco in the 1940's.
The Colt Press published writers such as Ann Stanford, Edmund Wilson, Henry Miller, J. V. Cunningham. Through the association
with the press William M. Roth, later to be U.S. Ambassador, businessman, and a negotiator, established a friendship with
novelist and poet Kenneth Patchen.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection open for research.