Finding aid for the Kenneth Godfrey Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Godfrey, Kenneth
Kenneth Godfrey Collection
Date [inclusive]
General Physical Description note
1 box (.417 linear feet)
Correspondence between Kenneth Godfrey of Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith and Sydney S. Alberts, Faulkner bibliographer.

Prefered Citation

Kenneth Godfrey Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of Kenneth Godfrey's correspondence as Sydney S. Alberts is building his William Faulkner collection and compiling a Faulkner bibliography.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

Kenneth Godfrey Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 15 May 2009.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For a description of the William Faulkner archival collections housed at the University of Mississippi, please view our William Faulkner Subject Guide

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith (Firm)


  • correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Alberts, S. S. (Sydney Seymour)
  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Authorship
  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Bibliography


  • Book collecting

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1: Pelican Book Shop, New Orleans, LA, 23 April-24 August 1931 

Folder 2: Casanova (Booksellers), Milwaukee, WI, 25 May-30 December 1931 

General note

All in folder labeled "Faulkner materials for sale"

Folder 3: Godfrey Carbons to Pelican Bookshops, 24 April-24 August 1931    (14 pieces)

Folder 4: Godfrey Carbons to Casanova Booksellers, 1 June-30 December 1931    (6 pieces)

Folder 5: Godfrey Carbons to Centaur Bookship and Chatto & Windus, 27 May-30 October 1931    (6 pieces)

Folder 6: Unidentified Pieces [Godfrey] unsigned, Undated 

A.L. Photocopy 

A.N. "Wm. Spratling. Taxco, Mex" 

Folder 7: Sydeny S. Alberts    (2 pieces)

General note

Correspondence from Alberts to Kenneth Godfrey concerning Faulkner publications.

T.L.S. with attached T.L. carbon reply, 29 May 1931 

T.L.S. with attached T.L. carbon reply, 7 November 1931 

Folder 8: Correspondence to Sydney Alberts, 24 June 1931-10 October 1932    (8 pieces)

T.L.S. Evelyn Harter to S.S. Alberts. Light in August, 10 October 1932 

T.L.S. G.L. to S.S. Alberts. Mosquitoes, 15 February 1932 

T.L.S. "The Editors" (Harper's) to "Miss Alberts". "The Hounds", "Fox Hunt", "Doctor Martino", 26 January 1932 

T.L.S. Contempo Bookshop to S.S. Alberts. "Contempo", 20 January 1932 

T.L.S. Scribner's Magazine to S.S. Alberts. "Dry September", "Spotted Horses", "Death-Drag", 6 January 1932 

T.L.S. K. Godfrey to S.S. Alberts. These Thirteen,  Sanctuary, 11 November 1931 

T.L.S. Casanova Booksellers to S. S. Alberts. Sherwood Anderson & Creoles, 24 June 1931 

T.L.S. Pelican Bookshop to S.S. Alberts. Sherwood Anderson & Creoles, 2 July 1931 

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