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    Tom Lea Archive of Correspondence to Lee Milazzo dated 1974-1980, consisting of five letters signed by Lea (four are autograph letters signed; one is a typed letter signed), two typed postcards, one notebook leaf, and five transmittal envelopes. Four letters in Lea's expressive handwriting appear on Lea's personal stationery. In the April 1, 1975, letter, Lea asks Milazzo to send along the books for him to sign. He also states that he has "no present plans for issuing any new prints." In the letter dated February 4, 1980, Lea writes that he and his wife "were in California at the time of Lon's [Tinkle] death. First word of it came to us when we returned home and found awaiting us a note from Bob Sparkman, Lon's doctor." In the other letters, Lea discusses books. Also included is a ruled leaf of notebook paper containing a list of books for Lea to sign. Lea, however, did not want to sign those that he did not author, so he wrote at the top of the list in dark black ink, "I will supply autograph in those underlined with [a green marker line]. I would prefer not signing those marked through with [a pink marker line] because I do not feel they are my own work and my signature would have no proper place, or real meaning in them. [Signed] Tom Lea." Further down the page next to a Frank Dobie book, Lea has written, "Frank Dobie wrote it. Why should I sign it?" Lee Milazzo taught history and served as archivist at Southern Methodist University; he also reviewed books for the Dallas Morning News. All items are very clean. From the papers of Lee Milazzo.


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