Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960

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Franklin Pierce Adams was a journalist and writer. Born in Chicago, he decided to become a writer and moved to New York, where he wrote for various newspapers. His signature column was The Conning Tower, an enormously popular compilation of satire, light verse, literary criticism, politics, and social commentary, all made accessible by Adams' unpretentious wit. His friends in the New York literary circle also contributed to his column, including Dorothy Parker, Sinclair Lewis, Edna Ferber, and Groucho Marx. In addition to writing almost daily columns for thirty years, he also published several monographs, many collections of verse, and co-wrote lyrics for the Broadway musical, Lo.

From the description of Franklin P. Adams letter to Mr. Stone, [1919] March 27. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63147323

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referencedIn Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy, 1909-1910. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. Papers: 1911-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960. Franklin P. Adams letter to Mr. Stone, [1919] March 27. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Stone, Donald Leroy, 1886-. Correspondence. 1918-1927. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers, 1887-1953. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Mina Kirstein Curtiss papers, 1917-1966 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977. Papers of MacKinlay Kantor, 1885-1977 (bulk 1920-1970). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy, 1909-1910. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lyons, [R.]. Letter from [R.] Lyons to Franklin P. Adams [manuscript], 1911 October 31. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. Wallace Rice papers, 1779-1939, (bulk 1885-1935). Newberry Library
creatorOf Franklin Pierce Adams letters, 1917-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf McCormick, Virginia Taylor, 1873-1957. Papers, 1887-1953. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rebecca West papers, 1894-1975 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1903-1938, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
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creatorOf National War Fund (U.S.). Correspondence with Wanda Gág, 1943-1944. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Burton Kline Papers, 1896-1954 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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creatorOf Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. Papers of Theodore Dreiser, 1898-1945. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henry, O., 1862-1910. Lo : a musical comedy in two acts / by O. Henry and Franklin P. Adams : manuscript, [ca. 1909] Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Henry, O., 1862-1910. "Lo" : act II. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950. Papers of Edgar Lee Masters [manuscript] 1915-46. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive), 1927-1937 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn La Piana, George, 1879-1971. Papers, 1878-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Poore, Charles, 1902-. Charles Poore letters received from various authors, 1933-1968, undated. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Reid, Elisabeth Mills, 1858-1931. Reid family papers, 1795-1970 (bulk 1869-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive) 1927-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929. Papers of Bliss Carman [manuscript], 1887-1930. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn MacAlarney, Robert Emmett, 1873-1945. Robert Emmett MacAlarney letters, 1917-1944. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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referencedIn Letters to Rabbi Solomon Goldman, Jan.-Sept. 1946. Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
creatorOf Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960. Manuscript of Franklin P. Adams [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960. Typed letter signed Frank to: Rita June 16, 1945. Wellesley College
referencedIn Newman Levy Papers, ca. 1914-1960 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. Rebecca West papers 1894-1975. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Askin, Harry. Papers relating to Lo, a musical comedy, 1909-1910. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ade, George, 1866-1944. Papers of George Ade [manuscript] 1901-43. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896-. Mina Kirstein Curtiss papers, 1917-1966 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951,. Letters to Alfred Kreymborg [manuscript], 1921-1956. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Reid family papers, 1795-1946. Library of Congress
creatorOf Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin P.), 1881-1960. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1944. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Reid Family Fapers, 1795-1970, (bulk 1869-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Allison Family. Allison Family : Papers, 1891-1965. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers, ca.1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Clara Kathleen Rogers papers, 1860-1934. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn MacKinlay Kantor Papers, 1885-1977, (bulk 1920-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kline, Burton, 1877-1958. Burton Kline papers, 1896-1954. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Allison Family. family
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associatedWith Baron Max Aitken Beaverbrook person
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associatedWith Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959. person
associatedWith Clemens, Cyril, 1902- person
associatedWith Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. person
associatedWith Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896- person
associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Franklin P. Adams person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. person
associatedWith Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945 person
associatedWith Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960. person
associatedWith Henry, O., 1862-1910. person
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associatedWith Levy, Newman, 1888-1966. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Lyons, [R.]. person
associatedWith MacAlarney, Robert Emmett, 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950. person
associatedWith McCormick, Virginia Taylor, 1873-1957. person
associatedWith National War Fund (U.S.). corporateBody
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associatedWith Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Poore, Charles, 1902- person
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associatedWith Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. person
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correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
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associatedWith West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
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Birth 1881-11-15

Death 1960-03-23

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