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Tom’s Grandpa, Grandma & Pa   Leave a comment

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William, Carrie & Tom Sr.

WILLIAM H.C. PYNCHON

William H. C. Pynchon

 

 

Thomas Pynchon SR_1

Thomas Pynchon, Sr.

 

 

MOYSES 2

Carrie Susan (Moyses) Pynchon

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Early 1960 @ Riverside Drive   Leave a comment

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J. Kirk Sale’s apartment @ Riverside Drive

(1960s) 120 Riverside Drive, New York, NY

Tom lived with friends in Greenwich Village & Riverside Drive.

1960 Manhattan New York City directory

1960 Manhattan, New York, City Directory KIRK SALE  address - 120 River Drive

120 Riverside Dr

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Minstrel Island at The Parkway   Leave a comment

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J. Kirkpatrick Sale @ The Parkway

(1955-1959) 309 The Parkway, Ithaca, NY

John Kirkpatrick Sale’s childhood home.  J. Kirk Sale’s father  William Merritt Sale, Jr. was Cornell’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Professor of English.  In 1958, J. Kirk Sale lived off-campus at 109 College Avenue.

1958 Ithaca directory:

1958 Ithaca, New York, City Directory J KIRK SALE

Tom & Kirk possibly wrote Minstrel Island at The Parkway.

309 The Parkway 6

309 The Parkway 4

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Richard & Mike’s place   Leave a comment

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Richard Fariña & Mike Curtis

(Fall 1958)  Tom lives off and on with Richard Fariña & Mike Curtis.

1960 Ithaca directory

C. Michael Curtis 226 Linden Ave Ithaca 1960 Ithaca Directory

226 LINDEN AVE

226 Linden Avenue, Ithaca, NY

 

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Tom’s third Cornell residence   Leave a comment

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Tom’s third Cornell residence

Cornell Directory of Students 1957 1958

Cornell Directory of Students: 1957-1958

(1957-1958)  702 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY

702 E BUFFALO STREET_3

702 E BUFFALO STREET_1

702 E BUFFALO STREET_2

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Cornell Mennen Hall   Leave a comment

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Mennen Hall: Tom’s second Cornell residence

Cornell Directory of Students 1954 1955

Cornell Directory of Students: 1954-1955

(1954-1955)  Mennen Hall

Mennen Hall

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Death, Taxes & Kline Road – Cornell Daily Sun 11 Feb. 1954, page 4   Leave a comment

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Death, Taxes & Kline Road – Cornell Daily Sun 11 Feb. 1954, page 4

Tom’s first Cornell residence: Kline Road Dormitories

Death Taxes and Kline Road Cornell Daily Sun 11 FEB 1954 page 4 copy 1

Posted February 23, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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