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Letter, 15 Sept. 1938, Ben Robertson to “My dear
     Mrs. Wolfe”

    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2004

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Letter, 15 September 1938, of Ben Robertson (1903-1943), Clemson, to “My dear Mrs. Wolfe,” expresses sympathy to the mother of American novelist Thomas Wolfe upon the death of her son, for whom Robertson expresses his admiration, describing Wolfe as “one of the great men of the ages, the greatest son North Carolina ever had in the whole of the state’s history.”

Confiding that Wolfe’s death left him feeling “just as I would if one of my own family had gone on,” Robertson then summed up his admiration for his fellow Southerner and writer—“I have never been so moved in my life as I have been by your son’s great, superlative American prose. I felt by instinct what he was trying to put down. I never questioned, never doubted.”

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