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John Gould Collection M075

Title:
John Gould collection
Creator:
Gould, John, 1908-2003
ID:
M075
Date [inclusive]:
1932-2004, undated
Extent:
1.3 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection contains correspondence, typescripts, original manuscripts, and notes, as well as clippings and other material related to Gould's writings; also includes recordings and biographical materials.
Preferred Citation:

John Gould Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

John Thomas Gould (Bowdoin 1931), a Boston native, was born in 1908. He wrote stories, essays, and humorous novels, most of which describe the daily routines of life in New England. The author of the column "Dispatch from the Farm," in the Christian Science Monitor (1942- ), he also wrote Pre-Natal Care for Fathers (1941), The House that Jacob Built (1947), The Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine (1953) and Maine Lingo (1975). He was a journalist for the Boston Sunday Post (1924-1954), publisher and co-owner of Lisbon Enterprise (1945-1951), president of the New England Veteran Journalists Association (1961-1962) and commentator for Public Radio.

Gould married Dorothy Florence Wells in 1932. They had a son, John Thomas Jr. (Bowdoin 1960), and a daughter, Kathryn MacLeod Gould Christy. John Gould died on September 1, 2003.

The collection contains correspondence, typescripts, original manuscripts, and notes, as well as clippings and other material related to Gould's writings. Also included are audio recordings, and biographical and genealogical material.

Gould presented the College nearly 150 volumes, including all editions of his works; those edited or with a preface or introduction by him; anthologies containing pieces by him; and books about him. These works are cataloged separately as part of the rare book holdings of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives.

Serie Description:

This series is divided into two subseries: Chronological Correspondence and Correspondence Laid in Books. The correspondence arranged chronologically contains letters to and from Gould, and letters about Gould. Many of the letters concern his writings, but others are exchanges between friends. Correspondence Laid in Books consists of letters that were laid in books given to the Library by Gould, which were subsequently removed from the books and put in folders. This subseries is arranged in call number order of the book from which the item was removed. There is an alphabetical cross reference by correspondent.

1956, 1967, miscellaneous envelopes

Box 1 Folder 1

1970-1999, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

1978-1996, typescript letters from Gould to the Griffiths

Box 1 Folder 3

Alphabetical list of correspondents

Box 2 Folder 1

CZ: G697 B21.5 - CZ: G697.4 H84

Box 2 Folder 2-81

Series Description:

Contains typescripts and original manuscripts from a number of Gould's works, as well as dust jackets, cover proofs, clippings from Gould's newspaper column "Bygone Brunswick," and other clippings. Also contains negatives of pictures in New England Town Meeting: Safeguard of Democracy, and an index card file with notes about published stories.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

"Black Man Has a White Christmas," typescript, 2001

Box 1 Folder 4

"Bygone Brunswick" column in the Times Record, clippings, 1992-1993

Box 1 Folder 5-8

Clippings-miscellaneous, 1944-2002, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 9

Farmer Takes a Wife, original manuscript

Volume-folio 1

House that Jacob Built, original manuscript

Volume-folio 2

"Introduction to "L.L. Bean, Inc.," the L.L. Bean 75th anniversary publication, two typescripts, [1986]

Box 1 Folder 10

L.L. Bean 75th anniversary publication, scrapbook

Volume 3

"Maine Cellars," Holiday, magazine article, 1947 Aug

Box 1 Folder 11

Tribute to Mrs. Edith Sills, Bowdoin Club of Boston, typescript, 1960 Apr 28

Box 1 Folder 12

Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine, cover proofs

Box 1 Folder 13

Negatives of pictures in New England Town Meeting: Safeguard of Democracy

Box 1

Notes about Gould's published stories typed on index cards, in alphabetical order by title

Box 1

Pre-Natal Care for Fathers, dust jacket

Box 1 Folder 14

This Trifling Distinction, printer's proof of dust jacket, 1978

Box 1 Folder

Series Description:

Contains Bowdoin Class of 1931 reunion journals, clippings, genealogical material, notes, and miscellaneous printed material.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Bowdoin Class of 1931 reunion journals, 1936-1966

Box 1 Folder 16

Clippings, 1932-2004, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 17

Genealogical material

Box 1 Folder 18

Notes on Gould family history and literary essays by Charles Gould Roundy, 1996-2003

Box 1 Folder 19

Photograph of John Gould, seated in front of WLAM microphone, pipe in hand, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20

Printed materials, 1962-2002, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 21

Series Description:

Contains recordings of Gould's writings, most for the Christian Science Monitor radio program, "MonitoRadio." Formats include audio cassette, reel-to-reel, and phonograph recordings.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Christian Science Monitor, "MonitoRadio," 20 audio cassettes, 1985-1988

Box 1

Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine, audio cassette, 1988

Box 1

Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine, LP disc, 1974

Box Mss. LP 1

Newt Hinckley Visits with John Gould at Friendship Back River, LP disc

Box Mss. LP 1

Newt Hinckley Visits with John Gould at Friendship Back River, CD copy from LP audio recording (2 CDs - side 1 and side 2)

Box Mss. CD 1

Shag Bag, reel to reel

Box 1

To Tell the Truth, reel to reel, 1963

Box 1
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