Encoded documents and images are derived from manuscripts in the Papers of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven in Special Collections at the University of Maryland, College Park, Libraries. In addition, individual pages or leaves of manuscripts are identified by the corresponding reel and frame numbers of the microfilm edition of the Freytag-Lorinhoven Papers.
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On October 12, 1927 Marie Jolas wrote to the Baroness that her poem "Contradictory Speculations" would not be published in an upcoming issue of transition because "since you want them used together" it is "too long for our use." In the same letter, Jolas notes that they "are keeping for future use" the other poems that the Baroness sent in with "Contradictory Speculations," namely "Ancestry," "Cosmic Arithmetic," "A Dozen Cocktails Please" and "Chill." While tihs version is focused on the last part of the poem "Christ - Don Quixote - St. George," one version of the entire compilation (which includes version #1 of "Don Quixote") is included in deference to the Baroness's wishes that the parts should be presented together.