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Printed Items

Identifier: 984

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The major portions of the Harry Sylvester Papers consist of correspondence and manuscripts for his published novel, “Moon Gaffney”; and an unpublished work, “A Watch in the Night.”

Notable correspondents include writers, publishers, scholars, political and religious leaders, such as Harry L. Binsse, Paul Beecher Blanshard, Harvey Breit, Dorothy Day, William A.S. Dollard, Waldo Frank, John Farrar, Brendan Gill, Matthew Hoehn, Nathan I. Hentoff, Stanley J. Kunitz, Eugene J. and Abigail McCarthy, Haniel Long, J.F. Powers, Thomas Sugrue, Mark and Irita Van Doren, Stanley Vestal (a.k.a. Walter Stanley Campbell), and Leo Louis Ward.


  • From the Collection: 1930 - 1993
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1944 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


From the Collection: 6.5 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 12


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057