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1 Title:   Julia Mood Peterkin letter to M. H. Kowan  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Peterkin, Julia Mood, 1880-1961  
  Dates:   1938 January  
The collection consists of a letter written on a sheet of Lang Syne Plantation letterhead, undated (accompanying enveloped postmarked Jan 20, 1983), addressed to Mr. M. H. Kowan of Columbus, Ohio, signed "Julia Peterkin". The letter is written in reply to queries by Mr. Kowan about the fictive process, including the source of characters and the novelist's motivations in producing a work of fiction, she responds, "My writing came from a wish to record people, happenings that appealed to me. Everything I have written as fiction has had a parallel in my experience..." She continues for a total of 28 lines discussing her literary efforts and the reasons behind them.
  Identifier:   ms1461  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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