Oxford: Post Office in Sanctuary (Location)

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University Post Office
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1702
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275
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During the 1920s (when William Faulkner actually worked there for a time, while struggling to become a writer), the U.S. Post Office at the University of Mississippi was located inside a part of the University Store Building, which served the community as a kind of student activities building. The postal "clerk" whom Horace Benbow speaks with in Sanctuary doesn't look much like Faulkner looked when he worked there; he might have been tempted to write himself into the novel, but according to his biographers Faulkner hated the job.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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Post Office

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