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BOX 1 Part A: Family Papers, 1927-1953
Correspondence and a small subject file.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of family member and chronologically therein. The subject file is arranged by name of family member and contains, in this part, a manuscript about Cain's father.
BOX 1 Correspondence, 1927-1953, undated
Cain, Elina Sjöstedt Tyszecka (second wife), 1927-1944, undated
Cain, Genevieve (sister), 1941-1951, undated
Cain, Mrs. James W. (mother), 1943-1953, undated
Cain, Virginia (sister), 1941-1943
Holmes, Henrietta and Judson, 1944
McComas, Rosalie Cain (sister), 1934-1949, undated
Sjöstedt, Sofia, 1939-1943 (mother of second wife)
Subject file,
Cain, James William (father), memoir by James M. Cain, undated
BOX 1-6 Part A: General Correspondence, 1925-1960
Letters sent and received with related matter and enclosures.
Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization and chronologically therein.
BOX 1 "A" miscellaneous, 1934-1952
American Authors' Authority, 1946-1947
American Mercury, 1945-1952
Angoff, Charles, 1934-1947
"B" miscellaneous, 1934-1954, undated
BOX 2 Bassler, Robert and Joan, 1942-1948
Bergman, B. A., 1934-1946
Blizzard, Rae, 1946
Boddy, E. Manchester, 1942-1948
"C" miscellaneous, 1934-1960, undated
Cairns, Huntington, 1950-1951
Catlin, Fulton, 1938
Chandler, Raymond, 1944
Clothier, William J., 1945
Crawford, Joan, 1946
"D-E" miscellaneous, 1934-1937, undated
(2 folders)
Erkko, Eero, 1941-1946
"F" miscellaneous, 1934-1955, undated
Farrell, James T., 1942-1943
Fitzpatrick, Clarke J., 1934-1946, 1951
"G" miscellaneous, 1934-1955, undated
Gibbs, Wolcott, 1934-1944
Goetz, Ruth, 1936-1949, undated
Goodman, Philip, undated
Griffith, La Nora, 1948-1950
"H" miscellaneous, 1933-1950, undated
H. N. Swanson, Inc., 1942-1959 See Container 5, Swanson
Harold Ober Associates, 1943-1959 See Container 4, Ober
Hayes, Ralph, 1936-1947
Hopkins, Harry Powell, 1934-1952
Hunt, Rockwell D., 1939-1945
BOX 3 "I-K" miscellaneous, 1934-1951, undated
(2 folders)
Knopf, Alfred A. and Blanche W., 1929-1952, undated
(4 folders)
Krock, Arthur, 1934-1947
"L" miscellaneous, 1934-1959, undated
Lardner, John, 1959
Laurence, Vincent, 1943
BOX 4 Lippmann, Walter, 1933-1947
Los Angeles Times, 1934-1947, undated
"M" miscellaneous, 1930-1954, undated
(2 folders)
Malcolm, Gilbert, 1937-1949
Markey, Morris, 1942-1951, undated
Mencken, H. L., 1934-1950
Mignon, Francois, 1950-1951
Moley, Raymond, 1944-1947
Morris (William) Agency, 1938-1944
Morrow (William) & Co., 1934-1944
Myers, Henry, 1934-1942
"N" miscellaneous, 1934-1959, undated
Nathan, Robert and Janet, 1944-1947, undated
Nevins, Allan, 1948
New York Times Book Review, 1950
Newsweek, 1946
"O" miscellaneous, 1934-1950, undated
Ober (Harold) Associates, 1943-1959
BOX 5 O'Faoláin, Seán, 1939-1942
Owens, Hamilton and Olga, 1934-1951, undated
"P" miscellaneous, 1932-1955
Palmer, Paul, 1927-1945
"Q-R" miscellaneous, 1934-1950, undated
Raphaelson, Samson and Dorshka (Dorothy Wegman), 1934-1951
Rathbone, Robert, 1941-1948
Roberts, George, 1948-1949
Robinson, Edward G., 1944
Ross, Harold, 1937-1951
Ruby, Harry, 1944-1950
"S" miscellaneous, 1925-1955, undated
(2 folders)
Sammons, Wheeler, 1947-1950
Saturday Evening Post, 1947
Screen Writers' Guild, 1938-1953, undated
Sergeant, Winthrop, 1949
Seward, William W., 1950
Sinclair, Robert B., 1944-1951
Sirich, Edward and Marjorie, 1934-1949, undated
Stallings, Laurence, 1944-1946
Stanwyck, Barbara, 1944-1960
Swanson (H. N.) Inc., 1942-1959
Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1936-1946
BOX 6 "T" miscellaneous, 1933-1955, undated
Targ, William, 1943-1947, undated
Time, 1944
"U-W" miscellaneous, 1934-1954, undated
(4 folders)
Wald, Jerry, 1944-1947
Washington College, Chestertown, Md., 1942-1959, undated
West, Rebecca, 1945
White, E. B. and Katharine Sergeant Angell, 1941-1944, undated
Who's Who in America, 1939-1945
William Morris Agency, 1938-1944 See Container 4, Morris
William Morrow & Co., 1934-1944 See Container 4, Morrow
Wilson, Carey, 1944-1947, undated
Writers' War Board, 1942-1946
Unidentified, 1934-1955, undated
BOX 7-34 Part A: Writings File, circa 1925-1977
Holographs, typescripts, proofs, and other manuscripts of novels, plays, film scripts, short fiction, and nonfiction writings.
Arranged according to type of writing and alphabetically by title therein. If known, the published title precedes the working title(s) Cain used. Also includes miscellaneous research material and some printed copies of Cain's shorter works, especially newspaper columns.
BOX 7 Novels
The Butterfly
(7 folders)
Cloud Nine ("The Purification")
(1 folder)
BOX 8 (1 folder)
The Enchanted Isle ("The Mink Coat")
Galatea ("The Slim Girl")
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