Collection Identifier: MS 2826
Extent: 86.0 Items
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Scope and Contents: This collection consists of eighty-six items, primarily letters, from American author Henry Miller (1891–1980) to Lois Cooling. Cooling was a friend of Miller’s and his typist. In the letters, Miller describes his move to Big Sur, gives Cooling instructions for typing his manuscripts and methods of remuneration, reports on the progress of his writing, and provides glimpses into his daily activities. Some of the other subjects discussed are Miller’s watercolors and books, his marriage to Janina Martha Lepsksa and the birth of Valentine Miller. Several letters from Janina Lepska Miller to Cooling and from Cooling to Miller are also included. In addition, there is one water color by Miller, typescripts of manuscripts, and articles.