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Thompson Document 08: A Letter From Jack Belden To Henrietta Thompson, Jack Belden Nov 1973

Thompson Document 08: A Letter From Jack Belden To Henrietta Thompson, Jack Belden

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Jack Belden to Henrietta Thompson. About the Walkout, Belden writes to Thompson: “The only way such a small affair could have significance is a from a human standpoint where it could be fictionalized into a symbol.” On the whole, Belden seems to wish to convey that he regards Thompson's project with ambivalence. As he does in all of the letters in this collection, Belden refers to his poverty, here he also mentions being badly treated by his publishers.


Thompson Document 06: Henrietta Thompson's Summary Of Jack Belden's Activities Before The Walkout, Henrietta Thompson Jan 1972

Thompson Document 06: Henrietta Thompson's Summary Of Jack Belden's Activities Before The Walkout, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

Henrietta Thompson’s attempt to narrate a version of Jack Belden’s account in the third person. Her several thoughtful accounts of her interview with Belden seem to suggest the great importance Thompson attached to her meeting with the writer.


Letter From Achsah And J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, December 7, 1862, Achsah Lemont, J. S. Lemont Dec 1862

Letter From Achsah And J.S. Lemont To Frank L. Lemont, December 7, 1862, Achsah Lemont, J. S. Lemont

Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers

Letter from Acsah Lemont and J.S. Lemont to Frank L. Lemont, December 7, 1862. The bulk of both entries deals mostly with their new life in Lewiston and the culture there. They also discuss the state of the family and the weather, specifically the health of J.S. Lemont regarding a sore on her arm that as yet had not healed by the time they sent this correspondence.

Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.8