Theodore Pratt Collection
Theodore Pratt Collection Finding Aid
Atlantic University Libraries is the designated
repository of the personal papers and manuscript
archives of Florida author Theodore Pratt. The
collection includes the author's personal copies of
first and foreign editions of his works, original
typescripts of his fiction and screenplays,
correspondence, research notes, illustrative artwork
for dustcovers and paperbacks, in addition top personal mementos and photographs.
Theodore Pratt came to the state in 1934, and made
it his home until his death in 1969. Fourteen of Mr.
Pratt's thirty-five novels are set in Florida,
including The Barefoot Mailman (1943) and
The Big Bubble: A Novel of the Florida Boom (1951).
These novels were thoroughly researched and
scrupulously portrayed the history of Florida
people, institutions and events. He also kept
detailed documentation on the practical and tedious
aspects of making a living as a writer. His
correspondence and photographs illustrate his unique
character and provides a glimpse into the old