Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

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Dates:
Birth 1864-04-18
Death 1916-04-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Mrs; of Add MS 37312

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000213.0x0001da

American author, editor and war correspondent.

From the description of Richard Harding Davis Letters concerning South Africa and the Boer War [manuscript], 1899-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 611582020

American newspaperman, war correspondent and novelist.

From the description of Letter to Arthur Brentano [manuscript], [1914?] April 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823146

American journalist and author.

From the description of Foreword : autograph manuscript signed : [at sea], to un unidentified publication, [1916 ca. Feb.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270536807

American writer, journalist, war correspondent.

From the description of Richard Harding Davis letters, circa 1890s to 1900s. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122452464

Newspaperman, war correspondent, novelist.

From the description of Letters to Alexander Black [manuscript] 1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647942984

Richard Harding Davis was an American author and journalist. The son of two writers, he began writing for Philadelphia and New York papers, and later became editor of Harper's Weekly. He is best known as a war correspondent, starting with his coverage of the Spanish-American War for William Randolph Hearst; he covered every war of his lifetime. He also wrote fiction, and popular memoirs based on his war and journalism experiences.

From the description of Richard Harding Davis letters and photograph, 1893-1913. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56937442

American journalist and author; managing editor, Harper's Weekly.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Denver, Colorado, to Messrs. Harper & Sinclair, 1892 Feb. 6 and Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532811

American author.

From the description of The man who had everything [manuscript], 1916. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647858877

From the description of Letters to Mrs. Nevin, [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647882220

From the description of Letters and an inscribed photograph of Richard Harding Davis [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880248

From the description of Richard Harding Davis letterbook, [ca. 1893-1905]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 67614585

Author.

From the description of Papers, 1887-1916. (Lehigh University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 28416193

Author, journalist.

From the description of Letter : Marion, Mass., to Mr. Alexander, 1901 September 2 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809843

Richard Harding Davis, American writer, journalist, and war correspondent, was born April 18, 1864, in Philadelphia and died April 11, 1916. He was the son of newspaper editor Lemuel Clarke and Rebecca Harding Davis, a novelist.

Davis began his writing career as a journalist and is perhaps best known for his work as a war correspondent, reporting on the War of 1898 in Cuba, the Boer War in South Africa, and World War I. Davis's articles appeared among the pages of many newspapers, including the Philadelphia Record, the Philadelphia Press, and the New York Evening Sun .

Many of Davis's works enjoyed mass circulation through popular periodicals such as Stage, Scribner's Magazine, Harper's Weekly, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Collier's Weekly, Outing, Metropolitan Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine . Though Davis had aspirations for a literary career, producing both plays and novels, his works were not always received with fanfare.

"Richard Harding Davis." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed October 2008).

From the guide to the Richard Harding Davis collection, 1891–1962, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Journalist and author.

Richard Harding Davis was born in Philadelphia in 1864. His father was a newspaper editor and his mother a novelist. Davis started his career in newspapers, and became of well recognized reporter. He contributed articles to magazines, and eventually published compilations of his work. Davis also wrote fiction. While popular during his lifetime, his writings were rooted in his era, and did not endure. David died of a heart attack at his home in Mount Kisco, New York, in 1916.

From the description of Letter, 18?? (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50675868

Richard Harding Davis was an American journalist, war correspondent, and novelist.

He was born in Philadelphia, the son of novelist, Rebecca (Harding) Blaine, in 1864. Davis studied at The Johns Hopkins University, 1884-1886, was a writer on the staff of the "New York Sun" in 1889, and was managing editor of "Harper's Weekly" in 1890. He wrote travel books, popular fiction, and plays. Davis died in 1916.

From the description of Richard Harding Davis collection, 1861-1958. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49301988

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  • Letters
  • Authors and publishers
  • Afrikaners
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  • American literature--20th century
  • Jameson's Raid, 1895-1896
  • Filibusters
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors--Correspondence
  • Drama--Collections
  • Hotels
  • Spanish--American War, 1898
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Ocean travel
  • American literature--19th century
  • Editors
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  • Autographs
  • Authors, English--Autographs
  • Passion plays
  • Authors, American--19th century--Archives
  • Presidents--Election--1900
  • Dogs--Photographs
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Authors, American--Autographs

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  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American--20th century

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