Inventory of the Virginia Perry Wilson Collection on Jesse Stuart

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Wilson, Virginia Perry
Title: Virginia Perry Wilson Collection on Jesse Stuart
Date (inclusive): 1953-1984
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: This small collection, assembled by Virginia Perry Wilson, contains correspondence and works by and about Jesse Stuart, author of short stories, novels, and poetry.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC047
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Jesse Hilton Stuart, author of short stories, novels, and poetry, was born August 8, 1906, in W-Hollow, Kentucky. He received a B.A. from Lincoln Memorial University. His works include: Best-loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart, Clearing in the Sky & other Stories, The Kingdom Within: a Spiritual Autobiography, Men of the Mountains, The World of Jesse Stuart: Selected Poems, among others.
Stuart passed away February 17, 1984.
Virginia Perry Wilson (January 5, 1905-June 1, 1989) was a Napa, California school teacher and collector of Stuart's works.

Scope and Content

This small collection, assembled by Virginia Perry Wilson, contains correspondence and works by and about Jesse Stuart, author of short stories, novels, and poetry.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Broadsides by Jesse Stuart, 3. About Jesse Stuart and His Works.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Stuart, Jesse, 1906-1984
Wilson, Virginia Perry

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia Perry Wilson in 1986.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virginia Perry Wilson Collection on Jesse Stuart, MC047, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1966-1984

Physical Description: 28 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence by and about Jesse Stuart and his works.
Arranged into three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
 

Subseries 1.1 Outgoing 1975

Physical Description: 1 lettter

Scope and Content Note

Contains one letter written by Virginia Perry Wilson.
Box MC047:1

Leslie's Drug Store 1975 February 25

 

Subseries 1.2 Incoming 1966-1984

Physical Description: 26 folders

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the subseries contains correspondence from Mary Clarke and Jesse Stuart. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box MC047:2

Archer Editions Press 1979

Box MC047:3

Bancroft Library 1984 December 5

Box MC047:4

Bleiweiss, Roy 1977 September 14

Box MC047:5

Clarke, Mary 1972 April 11

Box MC047:6

Clarke, Mary 1979 July 17

Box MC047:7

Clarke, Mary 1980 January 8

Box MC047:8

Clarke, Mary 1980 May 5

Box MC047:9

Clarke, Mary 1980 October 15

Box MC047:10

Clarke, Mary 1981 January 29

Box MC047:11

Clarke, Mary 1981 March 24

Box MC047:12

International Bookfinders Inc. 1973-1977

Box MC047:13

Stuart, Jesse 1966 May 11

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box MC047:14

Stuart, Jesse 1968 January 27

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box MC047:15

Stuart, Jesse 1970 February 2

Box MC047:16

Stuart, Jesse 1970 February 25

Box MC047:17

Stuart, Jesse 1970 July 1

Box MC047:18

Stuart, Jesse 1971 February 8

Box MC047:19

Stuart, Jesse 1971 September 3

Box MC047:20

Stuart, Jesse 1975 January 13

Box MC047:21

Stuart, Jesse 1975 February 7

Box MC047:22

Stuart, Jesse 1975 March 25

Box MC047:23

Stuart, Jesse 1975 June 23

Box MC047:24

Stuart, Jesse 1978 January 17

Box MC047:25

Stuart, Jesse undated

Box MC047:26

Western Kentucky University 1979 December 3

Box MC047:27

Western Kentucky University 1981 April 3

 

Subseries 1.3 Third Party 1979

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC047:28

Western Kentucky University to Mary Clarke 1979 December 5

 

Series 2. Broadsides by Jesse Stuart 1970

Physical Description: 3 broadsides

Scope and Content Note

Contains three broadsides of Stuart's works. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box MC047:229

Land Where the Honey-Colored Wind is Fair 1970

Box MC047:30

Mountain Funeral 1970

Box MC047:31

Sir 1970

 

Series 3. About Jesse Stuart and His Works 1953-1982

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box MC047:32

American Book Collector 1966 February

Box MC047:33

Clippings 1953-1982

Box MC047:34

Jesse Stuart: A Bibliography for May 1960-May 1965 by Hensley C. Woodbridge 1965