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James Gould Cozzens Papers

 Collection — Box: 141
Identifier: MSS 0-80

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters by James Gould Cozzens to Mr. Emmett B. Peter, Jr., concerning criticisms of some of his writing, as well as a copy of one letter, undated, by Mr. Emmett B. Peter, Jr., to Cozzens, and a "draft of article of which Cozzens reffered in his letter. Not yet published (4/2/63)." The two letters written by Cozzens to Mr. Emmett B. Peter, Jr., should be most helpful to any person writing for the public.


  • Other: Majority of material found in 1963
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/28/1964

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. There is a restriction on copying items in the collection without permission.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Born in Chicago, Illinois, August 1903, James Gould Cozzens graduated Kent, Connecticut school, was a student at Harvard (1922-1924) and married to Bernice Baumgarten December 1931. Cozzens was an author of several books and many magazine articles. Writing was his chief occupation since sophmore year of college when his first novel, Confusion, was published. Between that time and 1949, the year his Guard of Honor was chosen as the 1948 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction, Cozzens wrote nine other novels.


4.00 items (1 folder)

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Emmett B. Peter Jr.

Processing Information

Processed January 28, 1964.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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