When reckoning with the correspondence of a writer, it is not always possible to neatly separate the personal from the professional. Letters to family, for example, contain updates from agents (and in Sanguinetti’s case, the actual correspondence received from them, forwarded on); and conversations with editors turn to one’s vacation plans and major life events. Friends are likely to be interested in one’s writing, and those interested in one’s writing sometimes, in turn, become personal friends.

Selections of Sanguinetti’s correspondence have been grouped into those from agents, editors, publishers, and others corresponding with her in a professional capacity; and those which are written to her in a more personal manner, from family, friends, and fellow writers.

Follow the links below to view each group of materials.


Early Career (1940s-1950s)
Major Period (1960s-1970s)
Later Career (1970s-1990s)
Miscellaneous (1960s-1990s)


Family Matters (1940s-1960s)
General (1960s-1990s)