Sarah Litsey papers
Scope and Contents
The Sarah Litsey papers includes three compositions books containing handwritten drafts of stories entitled "There was a Lady," and "A Path to the Water." Additionally, there are loose typescript notes and passages of an untitled manuscript, as well as editor's comments from Virginia Kirkus, a professional reviewer of books.
- 1943, 1961
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Biographical / Historical
Sarah Selecman Litsey Nye Ford (1901-1996) was a 20th century novelist, poet, and writing teacher from Kentucky. Litsey was born on June 23, 1901 in Springfield, Kentucky to Kentucky poet laureate Edwin Carlile Litsey and Carrie Rachel Selecman Litsey. She married Frank Wilson Nye in 1933, and the couple moved to Connecticut where Litsey was primarily occupied with the raising of their son, Christopher. She wrote three novels, There was a Lady (1945), The Intimate Illusion (1956), and A Path to the Water (1962). Here poetry appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, McCall’s, Poetry, Cosmopolitan, and Kentucky Poetry Review. She was an instructor of poetry and fiction at the Famous Writers School in Westport, Connecticut.
Source: Hall, Wade. “Litsey, Sarah Selecman.” The Kentucky Encyclopedia. John E. Kleber, editor. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1992.
0.2 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 folders
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Sarah Litsey (1901-1996) was a 20th century novelist, poet, and writing teacher from Kentucky. The Sarah Litsey papers includes three handwritten novel drafts, loose typescript notes and passages, as well as editor's comments from Virginia Kirkus.
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Collection was processed by Alexandra M. Bisio, 2021.
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- Finding aid written in English.