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John B. Ransom III Correspondence Collection Finding Aid

dc.contributor.otherJean and Alexander Heard Library. Special Collections and University Archives
dc.descriptionFinding aid for a collection. Collection description: A small archive of correspondence, dated between 1937 and 1979, to John B. Ransom III from C.S. Lewis, Francis Robinson, Jean Stafford (Mrs. Robert Lowell), Wallace Stegner, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, and Nancy Tate Wood (one letter on the death of her father, Allen Tate). A letter to Marie H. Ransom from Donald Davidson, concerning John B. Ransom's poems, is also included. Some of his poems are included with the letter. John B. Ransom, III was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from Wallace University School and attended Vanderbilt University from 1938 to 1940. He then transferred to the University of the South, earning a bachelor's degree in 1942. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he earned a master's degree in American literature at Stanford University, writing a dissertation on the fiction of Robert Penn Warren. He then attended Oxford University and the Sorbonne before serving for ten years in Paris as education adviser for the Army's Seine Area Command. He served as Director of Admissions at the University of the South and then became Secretary of the University. He died in Sewanee, Tenn., on Mar. 4, 2000.en_US
dc.format.extent1 document (3 pages)en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJean and Alexander Heard Libraryen_US
dc.subject.lcshRansom, John B. (John Bostick), 1920-2000 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshDavidson, Donald, 1893-1968 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshLewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshRobinson, Francis, 1910-1980 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshStafford, Jean, 1915-1979 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshStegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshTate, Allen, 1899-1979 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWarren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAuthors, American -- 20th century -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPoets, American -- 20th century -- Archivesen_US
dc.titleJohn B. Ransom III Correspondence Collection Finding Aiden_US
dc.typeFinding aid
dc.source.collectionJohn B. Ransom III Collection. Vanderbilt University, Special Collections and University Archives. Coll MSS 358.en_US

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