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Louis Sheaffer - Barbara Burton Papers
May, 1957 - June 16, 1992

 
Louis Slung was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Somewhere along the line he changed his surname from Slung to Sheaffer, which he amusingly called his "pen" name, referring to the famous fountain pen company. Sheaffer became the press agent for José Quintero's production of The Iceman Cometh at the Circle in the Square in 1956, and he was also the press agent for the first New York production of Long Day's Journey into Night. These events provided the galvanizing impetus for Sheaffer's decision to write a biography of Eugene O’Neill.

The first volume, O’Neill, Son and Playwright, which takes the reader to 1920 and the New York premiere of Beyond the Horizon, was published in 1968 by Little, Brown & Company. The second volume, O’Neill, Son and Artist, was published in 1973 and was awarded the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for biography. Sheaffer died in 1993 at the age of 81.

Among the important figures in the O'Neill story with whom Sheaffer became friends and corresponded was Barbara Burton, the daughter of the playwright's second wife, Agnes Boulton O'Neill. When Burton died at the age of 95 on April 10, 2009, she left behind her correspondence with Sheaffer. There are over 450 letters dating from 1957 to 1992, most of them either original letters from Sheaffer to Burton or carbons of letters from Burton to Sheaffer. Contained in these documents is a wealth of information relating to O'Neill and his legacy, as well as a rare insight into the lives of two very private individuals.



May, 1957, ALS, 5 pages, Burton to Sheaffer (not sent).

  • Burton upset about story she heard from Sheaffer about Shane & Quintero, which she doesn’t believe is true. Heated letter. Has heard many lies about Gene Jr. & Shane. Does not want to get involved. Never sent letter.

Summer, 1960, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • I hope we will all one day emerge from the Cocoon of O’Neill Gloom . . . They say there’s a thin man trying to get out of every fat man. Perhaps there was a joyous, exhuberant man trying to get out of O’Neill.

August 7, 1960, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Heard from Agnes that Sheaffer felt bad about letter Burton sent to Gelb, copied to Sheaffer and Bown. Letter was her “happy” memories about the O’Neill family she hoped Gelb would use in his book. She wanted to dispel the dreadful picture of the O’Neill family that was becoming popular.

August 12, 1960, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Tells Burton why her letter upset him. It relates to him not feeling too kindly about the Gelbs or Bowen or Max Wylie. Elaborates on the difficulties he’s had doing his research as it relates to the Gelbs and Bowen. Relates that his father is gravely ill.

September 5, 1960, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Tells Sheaffer she never dreamt there were bad feelings among the O’Neill biographers.

April 17, 1963, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Invites Sheaffer to send her questions about O’Neill.

April 24, 1963, TLS, 3 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Explains how he must find new sources and do new interviews for his biography, as opposed to repeating or paraphrasing the Gelb book. In Florida due to the death of his sister and to help his mother and his niece. Asks Burton to read sections in the Gelb book where they quote her and then write what comes to mind. Asks her questions – about Gaga, who visited O’Neill & Agnes from New York, about Eugene Jr. and his visits, about Belinda Jellife’s account of their departure for Bermuda, of memories of Maine and life at Peaked Hill, if she had met O’Neill’s mother or brother, if she visited Agnes & Gene in Bermuda and the circumstances of the last time she met O’Neill.

May 1, 1963, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Tells Sheaffer she will try to find time to answer his questions. She does not want to become part of the “public commodity” based on the distortion of the life of O’Neill. Gives examples of how her remarks have been distorted in the past. She felt Shane was more like his father than Eugene Jr. was.

May 4, 1963, TL (carbon), 7 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Answers Sheaffer’s questions. Wonderful letter! Discusses Gaga at length, Terry briefly, Joan McGowan (Kenneth’s daughter), Eugene Jr. Returns to elaborating why she is reluctant to be interviewed about her life with O’Neill. Gives examples of past unpleasant interactions. Relates memories of Shane, Agnes and Oona (at length). Says she has no further memories and hopes Sheaffer won’t approach her further. Adds P.S. about Eugene Jr. and reiterates that her time with Eugene Sr. was all happy with no ugliness or unpleasantness.

May 6, 1963, TLS, 3 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Thanks Burton for her letter. Wonderful letter about what it means to him to be a biographer. Discusses O’Neill’s influence on Shane.

June 9, 1963, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Thanks Sheaffer for his letter. Appreciates that he “won’t” interview her further. Anecdote about Oona swallowing a marble.

June 24, 1963, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Clarifies his views of Oona and Chaplin’s relationship. Saw Strange Interlude with Aggie.

[1968], Autograph Document, 1 page, Burton.

  • Writes of Aggie being proud of her three children. Also writes about Gaga. Notes for ??

November 29, 1968, TL, 1 page, Sheaffer to Herbert Jacoby.

  • Writes Jacoby, Agnes’ attorney, about the importance of the O’Neill papers and other materials in her estate.

December 5, 1968, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Tells Burton he liked her letter to the Times about Aggie. Feels Aggie is now at peace.

December 13, 1968, ALS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Halfway through Sheaffer’s book and finds it fascinating. Misses Agnes.

December 19, 1968, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Thanks Burton for kind words about his book. Had hoped to talk with Aggie after she finished book.

December 25, 1968, ALS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Apologizes for saying on phone that Sheaffer’s account of Aggie seemed thin. Writes of her intense longing for Aggie and how much she misses her.

January 7, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Warm letter from Sheaffer, consoling Burton on the death of her mother.

January 11, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Feels the Gelbs were anxious to portray Agnes as a poor mother and wife, and otherwise in a bad light.  Gives examples.

January 18, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Thanks Sheaffer for his moving letter of January 7.  Will eventually write up her memories of Aggie when the time is right.

January 19, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Discusses the potential sale of O'Neill's diary, which is part of Aggie's estate.  Feels the Gelbs set out to picture Agnes as unsympathetically as possible since she refused to cooperate with them and let them interview her, and also because they were out to please Carlotta.

January 20, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Sheaffer decides not to tell Lomell that Aggie had doubts whether she had the right to sell Gene's diary.

January 20, TL (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Leonard G. Lomell.

  • Writes Lomell, who is handling the sale of Agnes' estate, to be careful in his negotiations with the University of Texas regarding the sale of O'Neill's diary.

February 14, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Heard from Oona, who had not know that Agnes had sold the correspondence between her and Gene to Harvard years ago.  He assured Oona there was much of value left in Agnes' estate.  Discouraged by small sale of his book, which he blames on the Times, for brushing off the book, and on his publisher.

February 16, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Receives consolation from reading Thoreau.  Had a near death experience at the age of fifteen.

March 5, 1969, TLS (copy), 1 page, Leonard G. Lomell to Sheaffer.

  • Lomell tells Sheaffer he appreciates his suggestions regarding the sale of items in Agnes' estate.

March 8, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Received copy of photo of O'Neill as young boy from Oona and will send her copies of all photos he has of Aggie and of Oona as a child.  Offers to send the same to Burton.  Has resumed working on second volume of his biography.

March 8, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Oona.

  • Encloses copy of letter to Lomell, and warns Burton and Oona of an autograph dealer who is after Aggie's O'Neill materials and who once tried to take advantage of Aggie.

March 8, 1969, TL (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Leonard G. Lomell.

  • Writes Lomell, the attorney handling the Agnes Boulton estate, that Oona wants Agnes' files transferred to New York so he and Burton can go through them.  Suggests that he contact more than one autograph dealer.

March 24, 1969, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Can't write much now, as she is still despondent.  Still reading Thoreau.

April 2, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Oona.

  • Visited Mr. Kohn at Seven Gables Bookshop (who was contacted by Lomell), who told him he had helped Aggie dispose of most of her O'Neill materials eight or nine years earlier.  Probably the only items of value left are O'Neill's and Aggie's diaries.  Sheaffer remembers seeing several photo albums on a visit to Point Pleasant nine years earlier, but all seem to have disappeared.

[April, 1969], ANS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Sends Burton copy of photo from the Bermudian magazine of October 1930.

April 6, [1969], TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Writes it was agonizing to sign authorization for sale of the Old House to Chief Bill Beecroft and his son George.  Thanks Sheaffer for photos he sent of Aggie.  Tells Sheaffer she will get to photos and letters in her file eventually.  She has a great number from Aggie, which emphasize what a lovely person she was and show her optimistic tone.  Elaborates on this.

May 8, 1969, TLS (carbon), 4 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Unpacked family photos and letters from Aggie.  Long paragraph describing many of the photos.  Has 37 years of letters from Aggie, from 1931-1968.  Wishes she had kept earlier letters.  Also has letters from Oona as a child.  Describes other letters.  Reminisces about her time as secretary for Lindsay & Crouse and other theatrical experiences.  Two wonderful pages of her "bullet point" memories of Aggie when she was married to Gene.

May 8, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Describes his recent visit to Bermuda and Spithead.  Understands how Burton feels about selling the Old House.  Felt badly when Jessica Rippin wrote she had to sell 416 Pequot Ave. in New London.

May 14, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Thanks Burton for long letter with her memories.  Tells Burton PR jobs he had for the off-Broadway Iceman and LDJ led to him discovering his real métier, biography.  Fills in some of the gaps in Burton's memories.  Asks if furniture and china that arrived at Ridgefield could have been from the estate of O'Neill's parents.

May 18, 1969, TNS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Encloses a paragraph (not present) regarding O'Neill memorabilia copied from Lomell letter.

May 18, 1969, ANS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • In great haste, thanks Sheaffer for his letters.

May 22, 1969, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Responds to Lomell letter relating appraisals by two dealers of Aggie's O'Neill material.  Suggests Burton write the curators of the O'Neill collections at various universities, and gives her contact information.  Asks her not to disclose that he is involved.

May 26, 1969, ANS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Thanks Sheaffer for contact information.   Sent with carbon copies of various letters, not present.

June 2, 1969, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Long discourse on pros and cons of various dealers and auction houses handling the sale of the O'Neill items in Agnes' estate.

June 22, 1969, ALS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Thanks Sheaffer for his help.  Oona will be sending much needed money from The Estate, which she is generously dividing between Burton and Shane.  Will allow Burton freedom to move to county-like setting and buy a car.  Writes about Finn, their dog, who she says died while boarded in a kennel. (At odds with Sheila O'Neill's memories.)

June 24, 1969, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Thanks Sheaffer for sending picture of Burton with her mother, Shane and Oona, and interesting discussion of same.  Got out old letters file.  Nice section where she writes about various letters from Oona and Aggie.  Will send copies of selected letters to Sheaffer.  Handwritten list at end of photocopies of letters from Agnes and Oona, returned by Sheaffer.

June 30, 1969, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

  • Thanks Burton for letters from Aggie, commenting and elaborating on various passages.  Compares Agnes and Carlotta.  Confirms that Finn died while boarded in kennels in 1925, while Aggie and Gene were in Nantucket.  (At odds with Sheila O'Neill's memories.)

June 30, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • [Half page at top of 5 page TLS dated July 16, 1969.]  Clarifies things she wrote in earlier letters about Aggie and Gene.

July 16, 1969, TLS (carbon), 5 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Remembers various letters from Aggie while she was married to O'Neill, which she no longer has.  Writes about Harry Weinberger.  Kept a diary for only one year - 1931.  Follows with two pages of partial entries, from Jan 2 through Dec 31.  During Aggie and Gene's last years together, Aggie was writing a book - a diary of a baby, based on experience with Oona.  Answers various questions Sheaffer had asked in prior letters.

July 17, 1969, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

  • Sends Sheaffer four photos.  Her 1930-31 stay at Spithead was her second; her first was in the spring and winter a few years earlier.  Writes a bit about both.

[July, 1969], Typed Manuscript (carbon), 5 pages, Burton’s 1931 diary entries.

  • More extensive entries, different from those in July 16 letter.

July 29, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

July 29, 1969, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 8, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 7, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 10, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 17, 1969, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 31, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 12, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September, 1969, ANS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

September 30, 1969, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 5, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 14, 1969, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 17, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 20, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October, 1969, ANS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 23, 1969, TLS (carbon), 3 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 30, 1969, ANS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 30, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 31, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 31, 1969, TL (carbon), 3 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 1, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 6, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 15, 1969, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 16, 1969, TLS (carbon), 3 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 24, 1969, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

1970, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 2, 1970, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 11, 1970, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 28, 1970, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 28, 1970, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Oona.

October 15, 1970, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 19, 1970, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 21, 1970, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 18, 1970, TLS, 3 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 20, 1970, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 23, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January, 1971, TN, 1 page, Burton to Oona.

February 5, 1971, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 8, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 11, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 13, 1971, TPCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 22, 1971, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February, 1971, Typed Manuscript (carbon), 8 pages, by Sheaffer, listing of O’Neill related items.

March 6, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer t o Burton and Oona.

March 22, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 19, 1971, ALS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

April 23, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 25, 1971, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

April 30, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 7, 1971, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

May 19, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 2, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 14, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 17, 1971, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

July 23, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

September 7, 1971, TL (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Budgie.

December, 1971, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 5, 1972, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 17, 1972, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 19, 1972, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 30, 1972, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Max Wylie to Sheaffer.

July 24, 1972, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 20, 1972, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 24, 1972, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Budgie.

August 27, 1972, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 9, 1972, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 28, 1972, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 23, 1972, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 1, [1973], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 16, 1973, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 16, 1973, ANS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Herbert Jacoby.

February 18, 1973, ANS (copy), 1 page, from Oona O’Neill Chaplin

February 24, 1973, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 12, [1973], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 29, 1973, ALS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

July 31, 1973, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 12, 1973, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 12, 1973, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 12, 1973, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 31, 1973, TLS, 3 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 3, 1973, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

September 6, 1973, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 14, 1973, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Budgie.

October 26, 1973, TLS (carbon), 3 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 30, 1973, TPCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 4, 1973, TLS (copy/carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 8, 1973, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 19, 1973, TPCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 4 & 11, 1973, ALS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

[1973], Typed Manuscript (carbon), by Sheaffer, O’Neill: Son and Artist, with holograph changes and corrections.

January 12, 1974, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 12, 1974, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 31, 1974, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 4, 1974, TLS (copy), 1 page, Laurie Shields to Sheaffer.

February 10, 1974, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 16, 1974, TLS (copy), 1 page, Laurie Shields to Sheaffer.

February 17, [1974], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 20, 1974, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 7, 1974, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton, with negative of Burton.

July 14, 1974, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 5, 1974, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 12, 1974, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Max Wylie to Sheaffer.

September 19, 1974, TL (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Max Wylie.

September 19, 1974, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton, Oona, and Budgie.

September 27, 1974, TLS (copy), 1 page, Max Wylie to Sheaffer.

September 30, 1974, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 2, 1974, TLS (copy), 1 page, Max Wylie to Sheaffer.

October 4, 1974, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 6, 1974, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 9, [1974], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 27, 1974, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 22, [1975], TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 23, 1975, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

April 19, 1975, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December, 1975, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 3, [1976], TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 3, 1976, TL (copy), 1 page, Robert Vas to Sheaffer.

September 13, 1976, TL (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Robert Vas.

December, 1976, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 1, 1977, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 6, 1977, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 8, 1977, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 23, 1977, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Oona.

July 26, 1977, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Oona.

July 29, 1977, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Budgie.

July 30, 1977, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 15, 1977, TLS, 3 pages, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

September 5, 1977, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 5, 1977, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 11, 1977, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 12, 1977, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 2, 1978, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 4, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 8, 1978, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 14, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 22, 1978, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 29, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 11, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 19, 1978, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 24, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 5, 1978, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 21, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 2, 1978, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

April, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 3, 1978, TL, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 6, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 18, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 30, 1978, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

May 8, 1978, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 3, 1979, TL (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Murray Kempton.

January 8, [1979], TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

January 21, 1979, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 29, 1979, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 28, 1979, TLS (copy), 1 page, Martin E. Segal to Sheaffer.

July 5, [1979], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

[July 5, 1979], APCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

[July 5, 1979], TL, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 2, 1979, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

September 14, 1979, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 13, 1979, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

October 18, 1979, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

October 21, 1979, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 28, 1979, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 3, 1979, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 12, 1980, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

May 9, 1980, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 25, 1980, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 17, 1980, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 20, 1980, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 25, 1980, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 19, 1981, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 15, 1981, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 24, 1981, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 20, 1981, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 17, 1981, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

January 5, 1982, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 7, 1982, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

January 7, 1982, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Melville Bernstein to Sheaffer.

January 11, 1982, TNS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 3, 1982, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 15, [1982], TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

March 21, 1982, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 27, 1982, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 2, 1982, TPCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 18, 1982, TL, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

June 9, 1982, ALS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 28, 1982, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

October 8, 1982, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 2, 1982, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 22, 1982, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 23, 1982, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 23, 1982, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Charles Kaiser.

December 7, 1982, TLS (copy), 3 pages, Perry Miller Adato to Sheaffer.

December 16, 1982, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December, 1982, Holiday Card Signed, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 19, 1982, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 24, 1982, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Perry Miller Adato.

December 24, 1982, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Perry Miller Adato (never sent).

January 11, 1983, TLS, 3 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 30, 1983, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 15, 1983, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Travis Bogard to Sheaffer.

March 1, 1982, TL (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Travis Bogard.

March 7, 1983, TLS (copy), 1 page, Perry Miller Adato to Sheaffer.

March 10, 1983, TL (copy), 1 page, Travis Bogard to Sheaffer.

March 21, 1983, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton and Oona.

April 25, 1983, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

May 5, 1983, TLS (copy), 3 pages, Julie Gustafson to Sheaffer.

May 10, 1983, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Julie Gustafson.

May 11, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton and Budgie.

May 17, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 1, 1983, TLS (copy), 1 page, David V Erdman to Sheaffer.

June 28, 1983, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

June 30, 1983, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 1, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 9, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 15, 1983, TLS (copy), 1 page, William D. Phillips to Sheaffer.

September 21, 1983, TLS (carbon), 3 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 3, 1983, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 5, 1983, TLS (copy), 1 page, Anna Crouse Murch to Sheaffer.

October 6, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 10, 1983, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 12, 1983, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 13, 1983, ALS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 16, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 19, 1983, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 24, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 25, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 2, 1983, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 4, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 5, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 10, 1893, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 14, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 18, 1983, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 19, 1983, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 23, 1983, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 26, [1983], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 29, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 30, 1983, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 7, [1983], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 9, 1983, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 14, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 21, 1983, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 27, 1983, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Perry Miller Adato.

December 28, 1983, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 2, 1984, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

January 12, [1984], TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 21, 1984, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 3, 1984, APCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 27, [1984], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 4, 1984, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

April 5, 1984, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 7, 1984, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

April 10, 1984, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 13, 1984, TNS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 30, 1984, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

[July, 1984], Typed Manuscript, 2 pages, Sheaffer, précis for “A Pictorial Biography of Eugene O’Neill.”

[July, 1984], Typed Manuscript, 5 pages, Sheaffer, précis for “Carlotta Monterey:  Pages from Her Diary.”

July 30, 1984, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Ingmar Bergman.

August 20, [1984], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 22, 1984, TL (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Lillian Gish.

August 28, 1984, TLS (copy), 1 page, Lillian Gish to Sheaffer.

August 30, 1984, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

September 8, 1984, TNS (copy), 1page, Ingmar Bergman to Sheaffer.

September 15, 1984, TPCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 17, 1984, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Tom Olsson to Sheaffer.

September 22, 1984, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to The Leschers (his agents).

[September 22, 1984], Typed Manuscript (copy), 4 pages, Sheaffer, sample of annotations to Carlotta’s diary entries.

September 26, 1984, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Ingmar Bergman.

September 29, [1984], TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 8, 1984, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 11, 1984, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 24, 1984, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 25, 1984, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 1, 1984, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 3, 1984, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 10, 1984, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 15, [1984], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 25, 1985, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 12, 1985, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 13, 1985, TNS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 16, [1985], TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

[March 16, 1985], Typed Manuscript, 1 page, Sheaffer, poems.

March 21, 1985, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

April 4, 1985, TL, 1 page, Sheaffer to “Martin”.

April 22, 1985, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 24, 1985, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

May 3, [1985], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 1, 1985, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 8, 1985, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

June 18, 1985, ANS (copy), 1 page, Frank Modell to Sheaffer.

June 20, 1985, TL (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Frank Modell.

June 27, 1985, TL (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Frank Modell.

June 28, 1985, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 23, 1985, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Oona and Burton.

[Thursday, 1945, ALS (copy), 4 pages, Carlotta to Parallee Havre.]

[Saturday, 1945, ALS (copy), 4 pages, Carlotta to Paralle Havre.]

September 9, 1985, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

September 11, 1985, TL (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Dorothy and Francis Commins.

September 12, [1985], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 28, [1985], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 8, [1985], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 19, 1985, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 18, 1985, TL (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to John Foley.

November 22, 1985, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 11, 1985, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

December 16, 1985, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 24, 1986, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 1, 1986, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 7, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 12, 1986, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 15, 1986, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Dan Sullivan.

February 17, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 21, [1986], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 28, [1986], TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 13, 1986, TL (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 24, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 31, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 2, 1986, TLS (copy), 1 page, Barbara Haskell to Sheaffer.

April 4, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 23, 1986, APCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 5, 1986, TPCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 13, 1986, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

May 22, 1986, TL, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 10, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 13, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 18, 1986, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

June 27, [1984], ALS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 25, 1986, TLS (copy), 1 page, Marilyn Kushner to Sheaffer.

July 30, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 7, 1986, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 21, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 25, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 27, 1986, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 28, 1986, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to William D. Phillips.

September 5, 1986, TLS (copy), 2 pages, William D. Phillips to Sheaffer.

September 15, 1986, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 18, 1986, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

October 7, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 26, 1986, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

November 7, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 1, 1986, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 5, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 21, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 31, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 31, 1987, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Oona.

February, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 9, 1987, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 9, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 7, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 30, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 2, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 4, 1987, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

April 14, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 13, 1987, TLS (copy), 1 page, Fred Wilkins to Sheaffer.

June 1, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 2, 1987, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to William D. Phillips.

June 7, 1987, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

June 15, 1987, TLS (copy), 2 pages, William D. Phillips to Sheaffer.

June 19, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 22, 1987, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Jackson Bryer to Sheaffer.

June 26, 1987, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 30, 1987, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Sheaffer to Jackson Bryer.

July 26, 1987, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

July 30, 1987, TLS (copy), 2 pages, Travis Bogard to Sheaffer.

August 1, 1987, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

August 7, 1987, TLS (copy), 1 page, Sheaffer to Travis Bogard.

September 19, 1987, ALS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 23, 1987, APC, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 28, 1988, TLS (copy), 1 page, Jim McPherson to Sheaffer.

March 9, 1988, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

April, 1988, ALS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 14, 1988, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

April 16, 1988, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 4, 1988, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 18, 1988, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

July 10, 1988, TLS (copy), 1 page, Joseph C. Goulden to Sheaffer.

July 11, 1988, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 14, 1988, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 23, 1988, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

July 30, 1988, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

August 3, 1988, TLS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 15, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 3, 1989, ALS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Oona.

February 3, 1989, ALS, 2 pages, Sheaffer to Burton.

February 19, 1989, ALS, 2 pages, Rafael Slung to Burton.

February 23, 1989, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

February 23, 1989, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Citibank.

February 23, 1989, TL (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Rafael Slung.

February 25, 1989, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Rafael Slung.

February 28, 1989, AL, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 5, 1989, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 5, 1989, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Rafael Slung.

March 12, 1989, ALS, 1 page, Michele Slung to Burton.

March 18, 1989, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

March 22, 1989, ALS, 2 pages, Rafael Slung to Burton.

March 27, 1989, ALS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 30, 1989, TLS (carbon), 2 pages, Burton to Sheaffer.

May 14, 1989, ALS, 2 pages, Rafael Slung to Burton.

May 29, 1989, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Rafael Slung.

May 29, 1989, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

June 14, 1989, APCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 15, 1989, APCS, Sheaffer to Burton.

March 21, 1990, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

June 14, 1990, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

October 6, 1990, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

November 23, 1990, TLS (carbon), 1 page, Burton to Sheaffer.

June 22, 1991, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

September 11, 1991, ALS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

December 12, 1991, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

January 31, 1992, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

May 7, 1992, TLS (copy), 1 page, Jane Scovell to Sheaffer.

June 16, 1992, TLS, 1 page, Sheaffer to Burton.

 

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