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Paul Bowles letter to Pud Gadiot

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0838

Scope and Content Note

This handwritten and signed letter was written by Paul Bowles to Pud Gadiot on stationery from "Treetops, Merriebrooke Lane, Stamford, Connecticut," the home of Libby Holman (Reynolds). Included with the letter is an envelope postmarked Greenwich, Conn., February 10, 1953.

The brief two-page letter mentions that Bowles is in the United States and traveling with Ahmed (Yacoubi). He requests a visit with Gadiot, first wife of Beat writer Terry Southern.


  • Creation: 1953 February 10


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Paul Frederic Bowles (1910-1999)

American composer and author Paul Frederic Bowles (1910-1999), whose best-known fictional work is the novel The Sheltering Sky, is equally known as a prolific translator.

Sawyer-Lau├žanno, Christopher. An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989.


1 item (2 pages)


One handwritten and signed letter written by Paul Bowles to Pud Gadiot.


Purchase, January 2009.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 0164 Paul Bowles collection.

MSS 0163 Paul Bowles papers.

Shelving Summary

Box 56, F0838: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.


Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, March 2009. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Finding aid for Paul Bowles letter to Pud Gadiot
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2009 March 4
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