Paul Bowles letter to Michael Fordyce

Summary

Creator: Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
Date(s): circa 1950-1959
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0882
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: In this handwritten letter, Paul Bowles wrote Michael Fordyce to inform him that Brion Gysin's apartment in Tangier was available for rent.
Physical Description: 1 item (1 page)
Source: Originally laid in a copy of Paul Bowles's Without Stopping.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, September 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

The American composer and author Paul Frederic Bowles was born in New York City on December 30, 1910.

In 1938, Paul Bowles married the aspiring writer Jane Auer. Inspired by his wife's success and her dedication to writing, Bowles began his own career as an author, eventually surpassing his already successful reputation as a composer. After the 1940s, he produced numerous works of fiction, essays, travel writing, poems, autobiographical pieces, and other works.

Sources

Miller, Jeffrey. Paul Bowles: A Descriptive Bibliography. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1986.

Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher. An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989.

Michael Fordyce

Michael Fordyce was a friend of Bowles in Morocco. Fordyce is mentioned in a March 23, 1956, letter written by Paul Bowles to Rena Bowles, which was published in In Touch: the Letters of Paul Bowles.

Scope and Content Note

In this handwritten letter, Paul Bowles wrote Michael Fordyce to inform him that Brion Gysin's apartment in Tangier was available for rent.

Bowles wrote that Gysin was leaving for London tomorrow, enclosed Gysin's telephone number, and suggested that Michael call Gysin that night.

Using these materials

Shelving Summary

Box 61, F0882: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0882, Paul Bowles letter to Michael Fordyce, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 0163 Paul Bowles papers.

MSS 0164 Paul Bowles collection.

MSS 0165 Christopher Sawyer-Lau├žanno papers related to Paul Bowles.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Container List

Autograph letter signed, circa 1950-1959 1 item (1 p.) Box 61, F0882

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