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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 3, November 17, 1933 - November 27, 1933; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 1966

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 3, November 17, 1933 - November 27, 1933; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 1966

3. brilliant stars, and wondered what they were; the hole advanced suddenly revealing three stars in a row, and I realized I was looking at Orion. A feeling of peace and comfort came over me at the sight of this beautiful group, like some Being saying “all is well”

Let my studio be hallowed by large adventurous thoughts; and a feeling of security and isolation from the banalities of life; by dreams, and bold imaginings.

November!, when the seasons are going downhill into winter, and a feeling of darkness – great stretches of brown fields, cobwebby with pristine milkweed, silvered by old goldenrod, and broken by the startling white of snow on weedless patches-

              Nov. 27, 1933 –

Saturday P.M. to Buffalo Theatre to see Laughton in “Henry VIII” – in the vaudeville section some young impresario had gathered together vaudeville “headliners” of 35 and 40 years ago. Among them were Wm C. Handy, composer of “St. Louis Blues” and C. Rosamond Johnson, composer of “Under the Bamboo Tree” – There was nothing particularly impressive about either of these amicable negroes, but I got a peculiar thrill out of just looking at them because the first is an author of the most famous folk song of the 20th century, and the other, the author of 

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966