LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/07/1972 - HFSID 73611
LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL The leading American bibliographer writes to friend about the recent death of a colleague, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. Original envelope included. Malibu, California. July 7, 1972.
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LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL
The leading American bibliographer writes to friend about the recent death of a colleague, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. Original envelope included. Malibu, California. July 7, 1972. In full: "Dear Connie - Am recouperating form a hernia operation done at the U. hospital in Tucson. Will lie around for a month. Mice letter from Mrs. M. I'll try to see her early in August. You scared me when you wrote that Ted L's Jeffers was going to Mills. I knew he had willed it to Occidental - & his death proved me right. Sad to lose him. A dear man, an old friend. I am taking a month or two break on the Westways series. Was ahead & it will not show up until the Oct. and possibly the Nov. issue. I have only 7 or 8 more to write. Warm regards, as ever". Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001) was an American librarian, literary critic, bibliographer and author of more than one-hundred books. Powell studied at Occidental College, later earning his doctorate from the University of Burgundy in Dijon and his Certificate of Librarianship from UC Berkley in 1937. He gained his literary reputation as the University Librarian at the UCLA Library and head librarian at the Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library from 1944 to 1961, after which he was named the first dean of the School of Library Service at UCLA (later the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies). After retiring in 1966, Powell moved to Tucson where he worked as Professor in Residence for nearly two decades at the University of Arizona and played an instrumental role in the growth of their Graduate School of Library Science. A Lawrence Clark Powell Memorial Lectures is held in Tucson annually in his honor, and the Fay and Lawrence Clark Powell Endowment for Southwest Research continues to support Powell's interest in the geography of the southwest United States. His works include Books: West Southwest: Essays on Writers, Their Books, and Their Land (1957), The Southwest of the bookman (1974), An Orange Grove Boyhood: Growing Up in Southern California, 1910-1928 (1988), and Eucalyptus Fair: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel (1992). Normal mailing folds. Toned. Corners rounded. Light surface creases. Sticker with return address in top margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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