Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950

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Addison Irving Bacheller was an author and journalist, probably best remembered for his pioneering literary syndicate. Born in New York to an old New England family - his mother was descended from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins - he was named after authors Joseph Addison and Washington Irving. He graduated from St. Lawrence University and within a few years had founded his syndicate, which was both profitable and ground-breaking, and brought works from authors like Stephen Crane and Arthur Conan Doyle a large American audience. Bacheller was also a journalist, and published numerous novels, many espousing his social theories. Reluctance to embrace literary modernism impacted his popularity and legacy, and his memoirs tend to obscure his past rather than clarify it, but his syndicate was a great boon to authors and readers alike.

From the description of Irving Bacheller letter to H.F. Truman, 1924 Dec. 10. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 144870478

American author and editor.

From the description of Letters, 1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367572798

Addison Irving Bacheller (1859-1950) was an American journalist and writer, and founder of the Bacheller Syndicate, the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. His novels, many of which were best-sellers, include The Master of Silence (1892), Still House of O'Darrow (1894), Eben Holden (1900), The Light in the Clearing (1917), and A Man for the Ages (1920).

From the guide to the Irving Bacheller Collection, 1944, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

American novelist.

From the description of Letter : to Elbert [Hubbard], 1901 Nov. 9. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122632927

Born in Canton, NY, and a graduate of St. Lawrence University, Bacheller was a best-selling turn-of-the-century author who later founded the Bacheller Syndicate which introduced several major authors, e.g. Stephen Crane, to American readers. His final career was that of circuit lecturer for the J. B. Pond Lyceum Bureau. Bacheller spent his final years in Winter Park, FL, home of Rollins College.

From the description of Irving Bacheller Collection 1890-1947. (St. Lawrence University). WorldCat record id: 8425159

American author.

From the description of Letter to Moffatt, Yard & Company [manuscript], [1909?]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833078

From the description of Letters of Irving Bacheller [manuscript], 1918-1931. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834047

From the description of Letter : Irving Bacheller to Mr. Marshall, 1917 November 13 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833937

Author.

From the description of Letter, 1942 October 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407468

Author.

Bacheller was born in Pierrepont, N.Y. and graduated from St. Lawrence University. He founded a newspaper syndicate to serialize literary works, was a popular novelist, and served on Boards of Trustees for St. Lawrence University and Rollins College in Florida.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155484776

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creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1942 May 14, New York, N.Y., to Robert Davis New York, N.Y. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter to Mr. Timmons. Fort Chester, NY. 1914 Aug. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. Papers of John Burroughs [manuscript], 1856-1943. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Howard Burt collection, 1897-1898 St. Lawrence University, Owen D. Young Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1922 August 12, Lake Placid, New York [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham], My dear friend [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller . Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Irving Bacheller miscellany, 1919, 1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. Hamlin Garland Collection, 1890-1990. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Cooke, Rose Terry, 1827-1892. Letter to Mrs. Terhune [Marion Harland] [manuscript], 1885 October 6. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter to Frank and a notebook of essays. 1935. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Jesse Belle Rittenhouse Collection, 1902-1932 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Century Magazine correspondence, 1885-1914. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Autograph collection of American writers, 1808-1970. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Papers of Mark Twain [manuscript], 1862-1946, bulk 1872-1910. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Holley, Marietta, 1836-1926. Letter to Mr. Bacheller, Park Avenue Hotel, New York, Monday Morning / Marietta Holley. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter to Moffatt, Yard & Company [manuscript], [1909?]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letters, 1898. American Primers
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt & Son correspondence, 1883-1917. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Letters and family papers, 1783-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Note [1943?] [n.p.] to Mr. Ording [n.p.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn A. P. Watt & Son, 1883-1917. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. [Letter] 1923 Sept. 20, New York [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Black, Edith O'Dell. Papers, 1911-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Guiterman, Arthur. Papers of Arthur Guiterman, 1925-1939. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1922 August 23, Lake Placid, New York [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Rose Terry Cooke Collection, 1885 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. A candle in the wilderness : holograph, [1930]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letters of Irving Bacheller [manuscript], 1918-1931. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter to Henry G. Leach, 1933 December 16. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Papers, 1890-1959. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1897 August 7, New York, to Mr. Charles M. Skinner, Brooklyn, N.Y. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1922 October 27, Philadelphia, PA [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham], My dear friend [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Clarkson University. University history collection, 1895-1983. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1859-1911. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Coming up the road : holograph, [1928]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn MacAlarney, Robert Emmett, 1873-1945. Robert Emmett MacAlarney letters, 1917-1944. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903. Papers of Richard Henry Stoddard, 1851-1901. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1920 February 5, Winter Park, Florida [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham], My dear friend [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Guiterman, Arthur, 1871-1943. Papers of Arthur Guiterman [manuscript], 1925-1939. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. The winds of God : manuscript, [1940] / by Irving Bacheller. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Father Abraham : holograph, [1925]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1927 January 4, Winter Park, Florida [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham], My dear friend [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller . Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1923, Cleveland, Ohio, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller . Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1922 September 9, Lake Placid, New York [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham], My dear friend [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller . Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1940, May 15, New York, to Mr. Ording. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Letters of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1890-1915. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1942 October 22. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Shaw, Thomas Shuler, 1906-. Scrap book, [1912-1933] Library of Congress
referencedIn William H. Bush Free Library (Martinsburg, N.Y.). North country scrapbooks, 1945-1960. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Irving Bacheller letter to H.F. Truman, 1924 Dec. 10. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Taylor, John Young. Diary, 1892. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter : to Elbert [Hubbard], 1901 Nov. 9. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Papers of Irving Bacheller [manuscript] 1900-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Loretta Krupinski Papers., 1990-2002. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. [Scrapbook of articles and illustrations related to Abraham Lincoln], ca. 1893-ca. 1931. Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
creatorOf Bobbs-Merrill Company. Papers, 1885-1957. Indiana University
referencedIn Rudyard Kipling miscellaneous papers, 1890-1933. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lincoln, Joseph Crosby, 1870-1944. Papers of Joseph Crosby Lincoln [manuscript], 1905-1944. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Irving Bacheller papers, 1900-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922. Papers of John Kendrick Bangs [manuscript] 1890-1921. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Waller, John O., 1916-. Correspondence between Arnold Whitridge and John O. Waller re Arnold, the Arnold family, and Arnold scholarship [manuscript], 1961-1990. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1922 December 8, Philadelphia, Pa. [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham], My dear friend [Staten Island] / Irving Bacheller . Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Papers of Don Marquis [manuscript], 1917-1934. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter, 1901 Jul. 17, Ardgay, N.B., to "Miss Young" [n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1923 October 12, West Brighton, N.Y. [to] Irving Bacheler, Staten Island / Father [Edwin Markham]. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter to [?]. Riverside, CT. 1907 Dec. 29. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Richard Henry Stoddard Collection, 1858-1894 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Irving Bacheller Collection, 1944 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Letter : Irving Bacheller to Mr. Marshall, 1917 November 13 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Meloney, Marie Mattingly, 1883-1943. Papers, 1891-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Irving Bacheller Collection 1890-1947. St. Lawrence University, Owen D. Young Library
creatorOf Irving Bacheller miscellany, 1919, 1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937,. Letters to Albert Bigelow Paine, 1875-1934 (bulk 1891-1934). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Feinberg Library. Oral history collection, 1966-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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New York (N.Y.)
United States
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Motion pictures
Psychoanalysis
Greek letter societies
Novelists, American
Journalists--United States
Literature--American Fiction
Sex (Psychology)
Authors and publishers
Authors, American--Correspondence
Religious thought--History--20th century
Publishers and Publishing
Literature--History and criticism
Authors--Autographs
Christianity
College students--Conduct of life
Editors--Correspondence
Journalism
Occupation
Authors, American
Authors
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Birth 1859-09-26

Death 1950-02-24

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