Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950

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Birth 1855-04-01
Death 1950-12-15
Americans
English

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Agnes Repplier was an American author known for her urbane, conservative essays. Born in Philadelphia, she began writing to help support her family, developing an ironic style to present her conservative values. She soon became a regular contributor of serious essays to The Atlantic Monthly, generally defending traditional values with a European, almost aristocratic, perspective. A significant and eloquent voice for her generation, her old-fashioned values lost favor after World War I and her popularity waned.

From the description of Agnes Repplier letter to Mr. Johnson, 1907 April 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57659869

American author from Philadelphia.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Philadelphia, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929 Dec. 22, 1931 June 26, 1938 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270865099

Philadelphia-born Agnes Repplier was an essayist and biographer who was admired for her common sense, courage, and sense of artistry in crafting an essay. Independent-minded, well-read, and with an incisive sense of humor, she had a writing career that spanned sixty-five years, during which she developed friendships with a number of noted writers, artists, and scholars.

From the description of Agnes Repplier papers, ca. 1870-1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155904573

American essayist.

From the description of Papers of Agnes Repplier [manuscript], 1891-1925. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814460

Agnes Repplier was an American essayist and biographer. Her writing career spanned sixty-five years, during which time she developed friendships with many noted writers, artists, and scholars. Repplier achieved literary success in 1886 with the publication of her essay "Children, Past and Present" in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY. She also published essays in LIFE magazine, APPLETON'S MAGAZINE, THE NEW REPUBLIC, HARPER'S, CENTURY MAGAZINE, and THE YALE REVIEW. Her published books include BOOKS AND MEN (1888), A HAPPY HALF CENTURY (1908), LIFE OF PERE MARQUETTE (1929), and AGNES IRWIN (1934). Repplier was a founding member of the Cosmopolitan Club in Philadelphia in 1886. She received honorary doctor of letters degrees from several universities including Princeton University, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia.

From the description of Agnes Repplier letters, 1901-1917. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 166636780

American author.

From the description of Letter to "Dear Mr. Morris" [manuscript], n.y. April 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806125

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Mrs. Platt, 1905 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617243

From the description of Letter, n.d. : [Philadelphia?], to Harriet. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853700

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  • American literature--Women authors
  • Women authors--Correspondence
  • Women--Suffrage
  • Women authors--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Constitutions
  • Authors--Autographs

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