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    Eudora Welty. "Remarks at Santa Barbara Writers' [sic] Conference." N.d. (apparently 1975). With "Please confine circulation to members of the conference" typed below Welty's name. 9-page speech delivered by Eudora Welty, with what appear to be her edits and corrections. Nine 8.5 x 11" typed pages on Santa Barbara Writer's Conference letterhead, stapled, with large portions of photocopied text (some containing a few photocopied handwritten edits) cut from another source and tipped to typed pages; with a few handwritten edits in blue pen and pencil, presumably in the hand of Welty. This speech was a somewhat revised version of Welty's essay "Words Into Fiction" which was first collected in Three Papers on Fiction in 1962 (Polk A13).

    Also included is the introduction to Welty's remarks by Kenneth Millar, better known as Ross MacDonald, premiere writer of crime fiction and rumored to share romantic feelings with Miss Welty. Millar's "Introduction" is a 2-page typed photocopy, stapled, on Santa Barbara Writer's Conference stationery, with "1975" written at top of first sheet. His laudatory -- even gushing -- Introduction begins with "She is a woman who illuminates her surroundings, and she does so in a quiet way, without fireworks. Her being is as quiet and shy as the moon. Only afterwards do you realize that the light has changed." It ends with "It seems to me a kind of miracle that she should have come from Jackson, Mississippi, to converse with us. I can think of only two comparably miraculous visitations on this Miramar shore. One was Scott Fitzgerald. The other was Ty Cobb."

    Both documents in very good condition, with evidence at top left corners that both had been paperclipped together.


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