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Henry Miller Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 13 October 2009

Biographical History

Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author. He was known for his experimental, surrealist novels, such as Tropic of Cancer, which mixed fiction and autobiography. His writing was controversial for its graphic depictions of sexuality, leading to a 1964 obscenity trial in the United States, Grove Press, Inc. v. Gerstein.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Henry Miller Letter consists of a two-page, handwritten letter sent by Miller to the Broadway actor Guy Repp. Miller expresses an interest in the theater and asks if Repp is still active in that world.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Other collections at SCRC also contain correspondence from Miller. Most significant is the collection from Miller's American publisher, the Grove Press Records, which includes legal records and clippings from the obscenity trial for Tropic of Cancer.

Subject Headings


Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.
Repp, Guy.


Authors, American.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Henry Miller Letter
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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