Hersey, John, 1914-1993
- Existence: 1914-06-17 - 1993-03-24
John Hersey, American novelist and author, was born 17 June 1914 in Tientsin, China to missionaries Roscoe and Grace Baird Hersey. After the family returned to the United States in 1925, and settled in Briarcliff Manor, New York, Hersey attended public school, Hotchkiss School, Yale University (1936) and Clare College, Cambridge (1936-1937). Following his studies he worked for several years as a journalist, first for Time magazine (1937-1944) and then, after the Second World War, as a correspondent and editor for Life and The New Yorker. He later taught at Yale and served as Master of Pierson College (1965-1970). Hersey is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, A Bell for Adano (1944) in 1945, and multiple awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, for his second novel, The Wall (1950). Hersey died 24 March 1993 in Key West, Florida.
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence consists of letters from Hersey to others including: ten autograph letters, signed, to Bill Cole; two autograph letters, siged, to Lucy Johnson; one autograph letter, signed, to "Pat"; one typescript letter, signed, to Caroline W. Stagg of Alfred A. Knopf; and one typescript note, signed, to Mr. Zevin. Letters to Bill Cole chiefly concern literary and publicity matters, such as requests for photographs and biographical information to be sent to third parties.
Correspondence consists of nine letters between Hersey and Henderson, including five autograph letters, signed, from Hersey to Henderson and four typescript letters, two signed, from Henderson to Hersey. Accompanied by two letters between Henderson and Hersey's wife, Barbara Hersey, dating from 1995. With two envelopes.
This collection contains research materials for Hersey's novel The Call (1985), a fictional account of a missionary to China. John Hersey (1914-1993), a prominent American author, was born in Tianjin (Tientsin), China, the son of missionaries.
The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, drafts of articles, bibliographies, clippings and printed articles and reviews by others. The material all relates to Chinese literature. Principal correspondents include John DeFrancis, Robert B. Hall, James R. Ware, Pearl S. Buck, John Hersey and Norman Cousins.
Two autograph letters, signed, with one envelope, and one typescript letter, signed, to Reverend Francis A. Small at Fairfield University. Letters discuss the work of an unspecified subcommittee on which Hersey and Father Small served together.
One autograph letter, signed, and one autograph postcard, signed, from Hersey to James Tinkham Babb. The February 1965 letter acknowledges Babb's retirement from the position of Yale University Librarian.
Two letters to William Shawn, editor at The New Yorker, including one typescript letter, signed, dating from 1950, recounting Hersey's meeting with White House Press Secretary Charles Ross and then, briefly, with his encounter President Truman, and one autograph letter, signed, concerning articles Hersey has writtern for other magazines.
The papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, notes, speeches, and other papers of Wallace Notestein, historian, teacher, author, and Sterling Professor of English History at Yale from 1928-1947. The bulk of the papers consist of letters received by Notestein from other historians, scholars, writers, students, and publishers and relate largely to academic and professional matters, to politics, and to his personal life.
Draft, typescript carbon, of essay on photogapher Robert Capa.
The papers consist of drafts of manuscripts and related material, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting Warren's life from his undergraduate years until his death in 1989.