Corbett, Elizabeth (1887-1981)
Scope:
The Elizabeth Corbett collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items.

Manuscripts for novels by Corbett include drafts of her books The Heart of the Village (galley; Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1963); Lisa Kennerley's Husband (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1964); The Crossroads (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1965); The Old Callahan Place (Meredith, 1966); Harry Martin's Wife (Meredith, 1967); Ladies' Day (Meredith, 1968); The Three Lives of Sharon Spence (Meredith, 1969); Hotel Belvidere (Meredith, 1970); and Sunday at Six (Hawthorn, 1971).  Also present are drafts for several short stories, including "The Tobacco Mutiny," referenced in Lisa Kennerley's Husband; "Things of this World," in both one-act play and short story forms; Framed, a play (1925); numerous poems (1961-1975); and chapter syonpses of The Continuing City, The Crossroads, and The Old Callahan Place.

Correspondence in the collection includes letter to and from various individuals (1959-1971); some letters have poems by Corbett enclosed.  Also present are fan mail; correspondence with Meredith Books; a hand-painted Christmas card from Edward Caswell, illustrator of Corbett's autobiography Out at the Soldier's Home; letters between Corbett and Ben and Kathleen Cotter Gross; a framed letter from Douglas MacArthur (1953).

Printed material consists of published material by Corbett, including poems and stories.  Also present are reviews, publicity, and other items.

Other material includes Corbett's bookplates; her stationery; a photograph of Corbett's great-grandfather; a drawing by Enos B. Comstock based on Corbett's story "Out at the Soldiers Home" (1941); and items removed from Corbett's specially-bound edition of Out at the Soldier's Home, including postcards and pictures of the soldier's home, photographs, clippings, postage stamps, and other items.
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Notable Figures
1. Corbett, Elizabeth Frances, 1887-
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide