Title and statement of responsibility area
Henry Miller collection
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
CA UVICARCH SC082
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1935 - 1979 (Creation)
Physical description area
18 cm of textual records and other material
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Henry Miller (1891-1980) was born in New York and resided in France and other European cities. Miller was a writer noted for his candid treatment of sex and his espousal of the "natural man". His "Tropic of Cancer" (1934) and "Tropic of Capricorn" (1939) were banned as obscene in the United States until 1961. Other books include the trilogy "The Rosy Crucifixion". Miller was a major influence on the "Beat Generation" of writers.
The Henry Miller MSS were acquired from dealers from 1966 to 1971 and complemented a substantial print collection. The main provider of the Perles and Ackroyd correspondence was the House of El Dieff.
Scope and content
The collection consists of correspondence including: letters and postcards to Alfred Perlès, letters and postcards to Graham Ackroyd, letters to Father Brocard Sewell, and miscellaneous letters to and from publishers and others. Also included are watercolours, sketches, and photographs plus typescripts, with holograph corrections, for "Max", "Quiet Days in Clichy", Miller's preface to "Hollywood Hallucination" by Parker Tyler, "This Is My Answer", and "Just Wild About Harry".
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Finding aid available.
Generated finding aid
Note on names: The correspondence between Miller and Alfred Perles (later Alfred Barrett) displays a confusion of names, remarked on by Miller in "Joey" (Capara Press, 1979): "Sometimes I called him Alf, sometimes Fred, and sometimes Joey. He usually called me Joey, seldom Henry".
Includes ca. 80 postcards, 1 watercolour, 3 drawings, 9 photographs.
Place access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Revised by JF, July 9, 2013.
Language of description
Script of description
Digital object metadata
December 19, 2018 3:04 PM