Series 2
Correspondence, ca. 1967-1998
Boxes 112-144

Scope and Content Note

The Peter Fallon, Gallery Press collection contain extensive files of correspondence spanning 1968-1998. The largest part of this correspondence is located in Series 2, though most correspondence directly related to books published by the Gallery Press is located in subseries 1.1; submissions correspondence may also be located in subseries 1.2; some correspondence related to Deerfield Press, O'Brien Press, and Oldcastle Enterprises and After Hours Books is located in subseries 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5, respectively; correspondence related to works edited by Peter Fallon is generally located in subseries 3.2; and letters regarding Fallon's lecture tours of the United States and Japan are ordinarily located in subseries 3.3. Peter Fallon generally filed his correspondence according to subject such as "correspondence" or "Business correspondence" although he maintained alphabatized files for letters from friends, colleagues, and dignitaries.

This series attempts to maintain these systems of filing. Therefore, subseries 2.1 contains general correspondence organized by date. This correspondence includes fan mail as well as correspondence with friends, literary and artistic figures, and business contacts (including other publishers). Subseries 2.2 contains correspondence that is alphabetically arranged. While the majority of this is personal correspondence between Fallon and other writers and musicians, some of this correspondence is related to works that Fallon edited for Gallery or other presses. There are also a very few submissions. Please note that all correspondence with Seamus Heaney, including personal correspondence, is restricted and is located in box 86 of subseries 1.1. Business correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (2.1) General correspondence, (2.2) Literary correspondence, and (2.3) Business correspondence.

Restrictions on access

Special restrictions apply: Subseries 2.2., Letters by Seamus Heaney are closed to researchers.


Description of Subseries

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