Evans, Montgomery

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Montgomery Evans was born in 1901 and formed friendships with many of the literary figures of the time. He was friends with Hunter Stagg, an editor of the Southern literary magazine The Reviewer, and it was through him that he was able to network and associate with some of the well-known literary figures of the 1920's. Evans and Stagg went together on a European tour in 1924 during which he spent time with Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Sylvia Beach, and eventually became friendly with Augustus John, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Walter de la Mare, and Aleister Crowley. For several years after, Stagg and Evans faithfully corresponded. Stagg's letters are replete with references to James Branch Campbell, his former editor on The Reviewer, whom he greatly admired, and to lesser literary figures such as Ronald Firbank, Joseph Hergesheimer, Ellen Glasgow, Elinor Wylie, and the artist Alistair. Occasionally, there are episodes mentioning Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes (entertained by Stagg in Richmond), Joseph Schildekraute, and N.C. Wyeth. Evans had little of his own success professionally or artistically and died in 1954.

From the description of Montgomery Evans papers, 1919-1952. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 317550946

From the description of Montgomery Evans photograph collection, 1872-1934. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 319863017

Montgomery Evans, author.

From the description of Montgomery Evans papers, 1919-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702201984

Montgomery Evans (1898-1954) was a writer, book collector and world traveler.

From the guide to the Letters to Montgomery Evans, 1921-1939, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Letters to Montgomery Evans, 1921-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Evans, Montgomery. Montgomery Evans papers, 1919-1952. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948. Holbrook Jackson papers, 1930-1949. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf May, Betty. Letters, to Mont[gomer]y Evans II, 1928 July 18 and November 14. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Narodny, Ivan. Letters : to Montgomery Evans, 1926-1936. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Evans, Montgomery. Montgomery Evans photograph collection, 1872-1934. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Walter de la Mare Collection, 1909-1961 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Evans, Montgomery. Montgomery Evans papers, 1919-1954. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf McFee, William, 1881-1966. Papers of William McFee [manuscript], 1916-1951. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Evans, Montgomery. Correspondence file, 1930, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
creatorOf Boyd, Madeleine Elise Reynier. Letter to Montgomery Evans [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970. The wise-crackers : a comedy about brittle people / by Gilbert Seldes. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Kaplan, Philip, 1903-1990. Philip Kaplan collection addition, 1922-1976. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
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associatedWith Boyd, Madeleine Elise Reynier. person
associatedWith Dekobra, Maurice, 1885-1973 person
associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956 person
associatedWith Farrère, Claude, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Gillars, Mildred, 1900-1988. person
correspondedWith Goedel, Carl person
associatedWith Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948. person
correspondedWith Kaplan, Philip, 1903-1990. person
associatedWith Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. person
associatedWith Maurras, Charles, 1868-1952 person
associatedWith May, Betty. person
associatedWith McFee, William, 1881-1966. person
correspondedWith Narodny, Ivan. person
associatedWith Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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American literature
Democracy
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Nazi propaganda
Opium abuse in literature
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1901

Death 1954

English,

French

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