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The Diaries of Dawn Powell: 1915-1965

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What are the Dawn Powell diaries? They are 43 handwritten volumes dating from 1915 to 1965 by the American author Dawn Powell (1896-1965). An abridged version (approximately 1/5 of the content) was edited by Tim Page and published in 1995 by Steerforth Press, to international acclaim. Now, with the blessing of Powell’s family and her […]

Who was Dawn Powell?

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1896 Born in family home at 53 West North Street in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, on November 28, the second of three daughters of Roy King Powell and Hattie Sherman Powell. (In later years Powell habitually gives her birth year as 1897. Father, b. August 24, 1869, and mother, b. March 24, 1872, are both from […]

1927 Diary

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Another tersely factual diary with many references to Jack Lawson and to John Dos Passos. No diaries exist for 1928 and 1929. Tim Page believes that they may have been destroyed at the same time Powell seems to have destroyed all correspondence with Lawson.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Sale

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What are the terms of the sale?Who will own the rights?In what condition are the Diaries?How can I see the Diaries?Why are the Diaries being sold?How are the Diaries being sold?How can I bid on the Diaries?What have others said about the published Diaries? What are the terms of the sale? The Diaries are for […]

1965 Diary

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Powell’s last diary kept as she loses weight and grows more sickly. Many of the entries this year are about her failing health and her determination to try to continue writing. She is delighted by the birth of Jacqueline Miller Rice’s daughter named Hilary Dawn. Powell dies at St. Luke’s Hospital on November 14, 1965—the […]