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Morrill Cody (AC 1921) Papers, 1930-1969 (Bulk: 1958-1962)
1 archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Journalist, editor and diplomat. The collection consists mostly of incoming correspondence, concerning social affairs, editorial work, and publishing. Among the correspondents are a number of literary figures, including Sylvia Beach, e. e. cummings, Marcel Duchamp, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Raymond Queneau, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Sitwell, Alice B. Toklas, and William Carlos Williams.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Morrill Cody Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Morrill Cody Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

Morrill "Bill" Cody was born in Lake Forest, Illinois on April 10, 1901, the son of Sherwin Cody (AC 1889) and Marian Hurley. He attended secondary school in France. After graduating from Amherst College in 1921, he returned to Paris as a journalist, living and working with the American artists and writers of the "Lost Generation." In the 1930s, Cody worked as a magazine editor and writer in New York, contributing to the Literary Digest among other publications. He published This Must Be the Place, a memoir of Montparnasse, in 1934, and Passing Stranger, a novel, in 1936. At the time of his marriage to Marion Holbrook in 1935, he had a son, Malcolm Peter (b. 1925). His daughter, Judith Alden, was born in 1936. Cody joined the Foreign Service in 1941, holding diplomatic posts in Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Washington, Paris, Stockholm, and Madrid. In 1960 he married Jane Hoster, and had another daughter, Gabrielle Hamilton Cody. Before retiring from the Service in 1963, he served as assistant director of the United States Information Agency under Edward R. Murrow. In his later years, Cody headed the Paris bureau of Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, and wrote two more books, The Favorite Restaurants of an American in Paris (1966) and The Women of Montparnasse (1984). Morrill Cody died in Maryland on November 23, 1987.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Incoming and some outgoing correspondence with American writers, mostly concerning social affairs, editorial work, and publishing. Correspondents include Sylvia Beach, e. e. cummings, Marcel Duchamp, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Raymond Queneau, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Sitwell, Alice B. Toklas, and William Carlos Williams.

This collection is organized into one series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Morrill Cody Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Morrill Cody Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Morrill Cody (AC 1921) Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Gift of Morrill Cody, 1965.

Processing Information

The collection originally formed part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection but was removed to form its own collection in 2011.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives

Language
English

Contents List
SERIES 1: MORRILL CODY (AC 1921) PAPERS
1930-1969 (bulk 1958-1962)


Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Anderson, Margaret, LeCannet, France, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p. plus carbon
1959 Feb 18

Box 1: folder 1
Anderson, Margaret, LeCannet, France, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 21

Box 1: folder 2
Anderson, Margaret, LeCannet, France, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p. plus TM copy of preface
[1959] Mar 21

Box 1: folder 3
Anderson, Margaret, LeCannet, France, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p. plus envelope
1959 Apr 17

Box 1: folder 4
Anderson, Margaret, LeCannet, France, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Nov 23

Box 1: folder 5
Antheil, Boski, (Mrs. George Antheil), New York, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, France, TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 21

Box 1: folder 6
Barnes, Djuna, New York, to [Dorothea] Speyer, n.p., TLS 1p. (given by E. Morrill Cody)
1959 May 12

Box 1: folder 7
Barnes, Djuna, [New York], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p. plus envelope
[1859 Jun 3]

Box 1: folder 8
Beach, Sylvia, Greenwich, Connecticut, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, ALS 2p.
1959 Feb 10

Box 1: folder 9
Beach, Sylvia, Paris, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p.
1959 Apr 17

Box 1: folder 10
Beach, Sylvia, Paris, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, ALS 2p. plus envelope
1959 May 23

Box 1: folder 11
Beach, Sylvia, New York, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p. plus envelope and news clipping
1959 Jun 19

Box 1: folder 12
Beach, Sylvia, Paris, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 2p.
1959 Jul 19

Box 1: folder 13
Beach, Sylvia, Paris, to E. Morrill Cody, [Paris], ANS 1p.
1959 Sep 26

Box 1: folder 14
Beach, Sylvia, Paris, to E. Morrill Cody, [Paris], ALS 2p. plus envelope
1960 Jan 1

Box 1: folder 15
Beach, Sylvia, Paris, to E. Morrill Cody, Washington D.C., TLS 1p.
1962 Jun 6

Box 1: folder 16
Beach, Sylvia, Les Deserts, Savoie, [France], to E. Morrill Cody, Washington D.C., ALS 2p. plus envelope
[1962 Jul?]

Box 1: folder 17
Beach, Sylvia, Les Deserts, Savoie, [France], to E. Morrill Cody, Washington D.C., ALS 2p. plus envelope
1962 Jul 18

Box 1: folder 18
Beach, Sylvia, New York, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, telegram annotated by unknown
1969 Mar 4

Box 1: folder 19
Benét, Stephen Vincent, New York, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ANS 1p. plus clipping mounted
[1938]

Box 1: folder 20
Bird, William, Tangier, Morocco, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 2p. plus envelope
1958 Nov 21

Box 1: folder 21
Bird, William, Tangier, [Morocco], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1958 Dec 6

Box 1: folder 22
Bird, William Tangier, [Morocco], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p. plus preface 4p., and corresponding letters from Cody
1958 Dec 12

Box 1: folder 23
Bird, William, Tangier, Morocco, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Mar 13

Box 1: folder 24
Bird, William, Tangier, Morocco, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TNS 1p. PC
1959 Jun 11

Box 1: folder 25
Bird, William, Tangier, Morocco, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TNS 1p. plus envelope
1959 Dec 19

Box 1: folder 26
Bird, William, Tangier, Morocco, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TNS 1p.
1960 Nov 9

Box 1: folder 27
Boyle, Kay, Rowayton, Connecticut, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 27

Box 1: folder 28
Bryher, Winifred, Vaud, [Switzerland], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 26

Box 1: folder 29
Bryher, Winifred, Vaud, [Switzerland], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 2p.
1959 Mar 20

Box 1: folder 30
Bryher, Winifred, Vaud, [Switzerland], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Nov 29

Box 1: folder 31
Carter, John, [London], to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 17

Box 1: folder 32
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to Margaret Anderson, Le Cannet, (A.M.) [France], carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Apr 15

Box 1: folder 33
Cody, Morrill, Paris, France, to Margaret Anderson, Le Cannet, [France], carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Nov 6

Box 1: folder 34
Cody, Morrill, Paris, France, to Margaret Anderson, Le Cannet, [France], carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Nov 30

Box 1: folder 35
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to Margaret Anderson, Le Cannet, [France], carbon copy TS 1 p.
1962 May 29

Box 1: folder 36
Cody, Morrill, Paris, to Djuna Barnes, New York, carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 May 26

Box 1: folder 37
Cody, Morrill, Paris, to Sylvia Beach, n.p., carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Dec 28

Box 1: folder 38
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to William Bird, Tangier, Morocco, carbon copy TS 2p.
1958 Dec 2

Box 1: folder 39
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to William Bird, Tangier, Morocco, carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Feb 3

Box 1: folder 40
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to William Bird, Tangier, Morocco, carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Mar 16

Box 1: folder 41
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to William Bird, n.p., carbon copy TS 1p.
1960 Jan 12

Box 1: folder 42
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to Nancy Cunard, London, carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Mar 25

Box 1: folder 43
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to Nancy Cunard, London,carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Apr 30

Box 1: folder 44
Cody, Morrill, n.p., to Langston Hughes, New York, carbon copy TS 1p.
1959 Oct 19

Box 1: folder 45
cummings, e.e., [New York], PC to E. Morrill Cody, Paris
1959 Feb 16

Box 1: folder 46
Cunard, Nancy, London, to Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 2p.
1959 Mar 1

Box 1: folder 47
Cunard, Nancy, London, to Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 3p.
1959 Mar 20

Box 1: folder 48
Cunard, Nancy, London, to Morrill Cody, Paris, France, TLS 1p. plus env.
1959 Apr 1

Box 1: folder 49
Cunard, Nancy, London, to Morrill Cody, Paris, France, TLS 2p. plus env.
1959 Apr 13

Box 1: folder 50
Cunard, Nancy, Gourdon, France, to Morrill Cody, Paris, France, ANS 1p. postcard
1959 Dec 1

Box 1: folder 51
Cunard, Nancy, Nice, Grimaldi, France, to Morrill Cody, Paris, France, TLS 2p. plus env.
1959 Dec 15

Box 1: folder 52
de Falla, Manuel, Alta Gracia, Argentina, to Morrill Cody'21, Buenos Aires, TLS
1945 Oct 25

Box 1: folder 53
de Falla, Manuel, Alta Gracia, Argentina, to Morrill Cody'21, Buenos Aires, TLS
1946 Jun 14

Box 1: folder 54
de Falla, Manuel, Alta Gracia, Argentina, to Morrill Cody'21, Buenos Aires, TLS
1946 Aug 15

Box 1: folder 55
de Falla, Manuel, Alta Gracia, Argentina, to Morrill Cody'21, Buenos Aires, TLS
1946 Oct 23

Box 1: folder 56
Dos Passos, John, Westmoreland, Virginia, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TNS 1p.
1959 Feb 16

Box 1: folder 57
Duchamp, Marcel, á bord de Champlain, á [E. Morrill Cody], n.p., ALS 1p.
[1933 Nov]

Box 1: folder 58
Duchamp, Marcel, New York, á E. Morrill Cody, Paris, ALS 2p.
1957 Jan 30

Box 1: folder 59
Duchamp, Marcel, Cadaques, Gerona, [Spain], á E. Morrill Cody, Paris, ANS 1p. PC
1959 Jun 20

Box 1: folder 60
Dudley, Katherine, n.p., to E. Morrill Cody, n.p. ALS 1 p.
1959 Nov 24

Box 1: folder 61
Hemingway, Ernest, Nairobi, Kenya, to Morrill Cody, Dobbs Ferry, New York, ANS 1p. plus envelope
1934 Jan 2

Box 1: folder 62
Hemingway, Ernest, Paris, to [E. Morrill Cody], n.p., ANS 1p.
1933 Nov 20

Box 1: folder 63
Hemingway, Ernest, [Paris], to [E. Morrill Cody, Paris], ALS 1p.
[1933 Sep]

Box 1: folder 64
Hiler, Hilaire, New York, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 1p.
1959 Feb 21

Box 1: folder 65
Hiler, Hilaire, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, France, TLS 1p. plus envelope
1960 Jan 8

Box 1: folder 66
Huddleston, Sisley, Saint-Pierre-D'Autils to E. Morrill Cody, n.p. ALS 1p.
1930 Jul 29

Box 1: folder 67
Huddleston, Sisley, Saint-Pierre-D'Autils to E. Morrill Cody, n.p. TNS 1p.
1933 Oct 13

Box 1: folder 68
Hughes, Langston, [New York, NY], to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, France TLS 1p. plus env.
1959 Oct 8

Box 1: folder 69
Hughes, Langston, [New York], to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, France TLS 1p.
1959 Nov 4

Box 1: folder 70
Kahler, Woodland, [Paris], to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p.
1959 Mar 18

Box 1: folder 71
Le Breton, Andre, [Paris] á [E. Morrill Cody], n.p., ALS 1p.
1959 Nov 22

Box 1: folder 72
Masson, Andre, Paris, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, ALS 1p. plus envelope
1958 Feb 3

Box 1: folder 73
McAlmon, Robert. Caldetas, Barcelona, Spain, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 2p.
1933 Jul 16

Box 1: folder 74
Mauriac, Francois, [St. Maixant-Gironde, France], to [Morrill Cody], n.p., ANS 1p. PC
[1959?]

Box 1: folder 75
Maurois, André, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, á Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p.
1959 Nov 20

Box 1: folder 76
Milhaud, Darius, Oakland, California, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 1p.
[1959] Apr 15

Box 1: folder 77
Milhaud, Darius, [Paris], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 1p.
[1959] Nov 19

Box 1: folder 78
Miller, Eve, Big Sur, California, to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 16

Box 1: folder 79
Moore, Marianne, [Brooklyn, New York], to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 15

Box 1: folder 80
Moore, Marianne, [New York], to E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p. plus envelope
1959 Apr 12

Box 1: folder 81
Picabia, Gabriel, Laval, Mayenne, [France], á E. Morrill Cody, [France], ANS 1p.
1959 Dec 31

Box 1: folder 82
Poulenc, Frances, n.p., á E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 1p.
1959 Nov 24

Box 1: folder 83
Pound, Ezra, Siena, [Italy], to E. Morrill Cody, Figueras, Cadaques, Spain, ANS 1p. PC
[1933 Jul 18]

Box 1: folder 84
Queneau, Raymond, n.p., to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ANS 1p.
1959 Nov 18

Box 1: folder 85
Reyes, Alfonso, n.p., to Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 1p.
[1947]

Box 1: folder 86
Romains, Jules, Paris, á E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Nov 26

Box 1: folder 87
Roosevelt, Eleanor, Hyde Park, New York, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TNS 1p. plus envelope
1948 Sep 1

Box 1: folder 88
Saillet, Maurice, Paris, á E. Morrill Cody, Paris, TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 12

Box 1: folder 89
Sitwell, Edith, Florence, Italy, to E. Morrill Cody, Davis, France, ALS 2p. plus envelope
1959 Feb 25

Box 1: folder 90
Slocombe, George, [Paris], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 1p.
1959 Apr 1

Box 1: folder 91
Stewart, Donald Ogden, [London], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., ALS 2p.
1959 Feb 14

Box 1: folder 92
Supervielle, Jules, [Paris], to [Morrill Cody], n.p., ALS 1p.
1959 Nov 20

Box 1: folder 93
Toklas, Alice B., Paris, France, to E. Morrill Cody '21, Paris, France, ALS 1p. plus env.
1959 Mar 25

Box 1: folder 94
Toklas, Alice B., Paris, France, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p. ALS 1p. plus env.
1959 Mar 3

Box 1: folder 95
Vail, Laurence, Solda, Prov. di Bolagno, Italy, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p.
1933 Jul 27

Box 1: folder 96
Vail, Laurence, Altmünster, Transea, Austria, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p.
1933 Sep 5

Box 1: folder 97
Williams, William Carlos, [Rutherford, New Jersey], to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TLS 1p.
1959 Feb 13

Box 1: folder 98
Wilson, Edmund, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to E. Morrill Cody, n.p., TNS 1p.
1959 Feb 16

Box 1: folder 99

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Contributors
  • Beach, Sylvia.
  • Cody, Morrill, 1901-
  • Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
  • Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
  • Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.
  • Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
  • Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964.
  • Toklas, Alice B.
  • Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963.


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