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Hurston, Z.N. signed typewritten letter to E.O. Grover Daytona. (1p. 7 x 10 1/4). Collecting material. Asks Grover to se...
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Finding Guide: A Guide to the Zora Neale Hurston Papers
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Title: Hurston, Z.N. signed typewritten letter to E.O. Grover Daytona. (1p. 7 x 10 1/4). Collecting material. Asks Grover to send some of her material to the Readers' Digest More Picturesque Language Department. Gift of Frances Grover.
Series Title: Correspondence
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Publication Date: 1942, Dec. 10
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Box: 2
Folder: 47
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Subjects / Keywords: Hurston, Zora Neale
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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System ID: AA00009755:00072

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413 N, Spruce St.
Da~yfonaz Peach, Fla.


Dear Dr. Grover:

Thank you for :your beautiful letter It Pl1ra-vs does me so much:
good to hear from you. You might not know it, but you are my
good angel inside. I say to myself Yhen I contemplate something,
" H~ow, ahat w~ill Dlr. Grover think about that then he hears it?ut

I ha~ve assignments for several short subjects for -magazines,and
I: am trying to get them all off of hanid by Chr~istmas, I have
been in St. Augiustine uIntil recently, getting material for a
Piece ofrork at rthe sueir-estion of someone in Hlollyw~ood. Now,
writh the war and all, it might not go through, Here in Dayrtona
Beach, I am getting the stuff for a big story son ~the days w'hen
the Indian river traffic was in its heydey. It is monumental!
I had no idea. that it had ever been so important to the growth
of South Florida,nor so colorful.

I sent your criticism on to Lipnincott. Thanks s2 much for it.
There is something I want to ask of you, tbolngh it might seem
a bit immodest. Something like intriguing .for publicity. But
publicity is part of the success of writing, and so~, on that
basis, I ask you to go through my works, and *send to TH-E
READER~i'S ;IGE~ST expressions that might g~o under -ihe head of
TO A MIOREE PICTURESQUE LANGUAGB., I would love to an~near in
that department which they conduct. They pay both the sender
and the-author for what they use. It is not the money that 1 -
want, it is the prestuge.I think that here migqht"'Ye something
in. -lTEIR sETS ;LEE~T WA~TCHII.GS GOD, TELL IT;*HORISSEMO~SES~and ~even
DUST TTRACKS, Maybe JONAH'S GOURD VIiE.But since MULE~TS ADl IRE
:Ls folk,there might not be an original of mine there worth
offering.

Myjl very best to all the Grovers. I am working harder, an7d mrore,
consistently now than ever in my life, I wonder if Miss 'Eu~lalie
would consider working over a legend with- me for a ,child'ls story.
As soon. as I can get some urgent work off, I want to come down
there and talk it over with her.

MJIost -sincerely,