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Guide to the Carlyle Tillery book transcript MSS.1408

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

2000

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English

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2012
Collection Title:

Carlyle Tillery book typescript

Unit ID:

MSS.1408

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet 2 inches

Dates:

1950

Abstract:

Galley proofs of Tillery's novel Red Bone Woman, published by the New York firm of J. Day in 1950.

creator

Tillery, Carlyle

Biographical/Historical note

Carlyle Tillery was born 6 December 1904, in Greensburg, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Mississippi State College, where he earn a B.S. degree. In the years before World War II, he was a statistical clerk in agricultural economics and agronomy. He also spent two years on a banana plantation in Central America. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. After 1945, he moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he was a clerk in the local Jitney Jungle supermarket.

After moving to Tuscaloosa, Tillery studied creative writing under Hudson Strode. It was during this time that Tillery's novel, Red Bone Woman, was published. He is described in an article in the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News (10 July 1949), as "a kindly, quiet man, fortyish,with rather sparse red hair, a freckled face, and glasses that hit a little farther down his nose than usual. On week days he ambles busily but unobtrusively up and down the aisles of Jitney Jungle Super Market No. 1 where he is employed in the stock room."

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the galley proofs of Tillery's novel Red Bone Woman, published by the New York firm of J. Day in 1950.

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Preferred Citation:

Carlyle Tillery book typescript, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Carlyle Tillery, 1997

Source(s)

Literature and Authors (local)

University of Alabama (local)

Papers Box 5832