Charles Hoy Fort wrote many letters and received many letters, but his correspondence has become scattered after his death in 1932. In researching his books, several collections of Fort's correspondence has come to my attention; but, the difficulties in knowing where to look and getting there can more readily be overcome by publishing Fort's correspondence on the Internet. In addition to Fort's books, short stories, and notes, his letters provide more revelations about his philosophy, researches, humour, and life.
Fort indicated, before his death, that his letters were to be made available to Forteans. Apparently, Anna Fort, his widow, gave many letters to Tiffany Thayer and to Theodore Dreiser, after Fort's death. My only claim to copyright at this web-site is to editing, formatting, and providing additional information, and not for the letters themselves. Where the text has not been decipherable, the text is marked with "*"; and, where no date is available on the correspondence, I have included the letter where I think it may belong. Permissions have been sought and given, and the source of each letter is identified. Copyright may yet be claimed for letters sent to Fort by the authors, assignees, and those possessing the letters. Information and copies, (as well as permission to publish), of other correspondence of, and to, Charles Hoy Fort, not provided herein, is welcomed.
There are several photographs of Fort and Dreiser, together, taken in October of 1931 , at Dreiser's home. One of the better photographs is available on the Internet from the Theodore Dreiser Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.