Thomas Walsh papers
Thomas F. Walsh (1925-1991) was an American literature professor at Georgetown University beginning in 1956. In his early career, he concentrated his research on Nathaniel Hawthorne and the American Transcendentalists; he later focused on Wallace Stevens and Flannery O'Connor. He met Katherine Anne Porter in 1960 and subsequently published several scholarly works on her writing. Walsh also became acquainted with Porter's friend, Mary Louis Doherty, during his frequent visits to Mexico, where Porter had lived sporadically between 1920 and 1931. In the mid-1970s, he began work on a book that combined his interest in Porter with his love of Mexico. That book, Katherine Anne Porter and Mexico: The Illusion of Eden, was published posthumously in 1992. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, publications, work papers for Walsh's books and articles, legal documents, audio tapes, and photographs.
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