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    J. Evetts Haley Archive of Letters written to rare book dealer Betty Smedley. Eighteen signed letters (some typed, some handwritten) from J. Evetts Haley to Betty Smedley, covering the years 1969-1978. Also, over a dozen letters from Velma E. Larson, Haley's secretary. Also present is an assortment of ephemera. J. Evetts Haley, even into his 90s, was an energetic advocate of the Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library as well as his own literary legacy. These letters give great insight into Haley's relationship with book dealers, publishers, fellow authors, and appreciative fans. What emerges is a warm and thoughtful man who remained a savvy businessman.

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    March, 2011
    12th Saturday
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