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Correspondence Series

Identifier: 786

Series-level Scope and Content Note

The Correspondence Series mainly contains letters to O'Gorman from family, friends and acquaintances. Among his fellow poets and artists are letters from Bernard Malamud, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Herbert Read, Dame Freya Stark, Dame Janet Baker, Leonie Adams, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Eberhard, Anne Fremantle, Robert Lax, Robert Penn Warren, Abbie Huston Evans and Isabella Gardiner. Much of his correspondence relates to his religious and social conscience, with letters from Martin D'Arcy, S.J., Daniel Berrigan, John Cardinal Wright and many other clerics. Letters by O'Gorman to his family, mostly in the late 1950's during some very reflective travels in Europe and Africa, reveal much about his thoughts during this period.


  • From the Collection: 1944 - 1985

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From the Collection: 4.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 1

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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