Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964

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Musician, lecturer, editor, poet, biographer, and writer of non-fiction.

From the description of Correspondence, 1872-1964. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547538

Robert Haven Schauffler, author, lecturer, and musician, was born of American missionary parents in Brünn, Austria, on April 8, 1879. The family returned to the U. S. two years later, where Shauffler later attended Northwestern University (1898-1899) and Princeton University, earning his B.A. in 1902. He pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Berlin from 1902 to 1903. As a cellist, Schauffler studied under Steindel, Schroeder, and Hekking. In 1904, he married Katharine de Normandie Wilson, who died in 1916. During World War I, Schauffler was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Infantry of the U. S. Army, in which he was also an instructor in the Officers Training School at Camp Meade, Maryland. He participated in the Allied invasion of France, where he was severely wounded before the battle of Montfaucon in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Having been decorated with the Order of the Purple Heart, he was discharged May 28, 1919. Schauffler then resumed his career as author and lecturer, which he continued until his death in 1964.

Schauffler held positions as editor of Nassau Literary Magazine (1901-1902), music editor of The Independent (1903-1904), and was a special contributor to Collier's Weekly (1906), Century (1907), Outlook (1907), Success (1909-1910), Atlantic (1911), and Metropolitan (1911). Schauffler was a prolific poet, whose publications include Scum o' the Earth and Other Poems (1912), The White Comrade and Other Poems (1920), Magic Flame and Other Poems (1923), The Poetry Cure (1925), and New and Selected Poems (1942). He also published monographs on a variety of musicial subjects, including The Musical Amateur (1911), Fiddler's Luck (1920), Music as a Social Force in America (1927), Beethoven: The Man Who Freed Music (1929), The Unknown Brahms (1933), Fiddler's Folly and Encores (1942), Brahms, The Master (1943; with Madeleine Goss), Florestan: The Life and Work of Robert Schumann (1945), and Franz Schubert: The Ariel of Music (1949). Among his travel books, there are Through Italy with the Poets (1908), Romantic Germany (1909), and Romantic America (1913). Finally, Schauffler published many books celebrating holidays and observances, including Thanksgiving (1907), Christmas (1907), Arbor Day (1909), Washington's Birthday (1910), Independence Day (1912), Armistice Day (1927), Plays for Our American Holidays (1928), and Columbus Day (1938). In addition, Schauffler frequently contributed poems and articles to a variety of periodicals and anthologies throughout his career.

From the guide to the Robert Haven Schauffler Correspondence, TXRC96-A17., 1872-1964, (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin)

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referencedIn Arthur M. Abell papers, 1829-1976 (inclusive, 1905-1958 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Typed script signed R.H.S. December, 1924]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. ALS, 1916 June 9 : Greenbush Mass., to Mrs. Conklin. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. [Letter] 1920 June 1, Larchmont, New York [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham] Dear old King Cole, Staten Island / Robert Haven Schauffler. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed R. H. Schauffler to: Miss Bates February 2, 1923. Wellesley College
creatorOf Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939. Ford Madox Ford letters and poem, circa 1919-1933. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Abell, Arthur M. Papers, 1829-1976 (inclusive), 1905-1958 (bulk). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Jesse Belle Rittenhouse Collection, 1902-1932 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. [Letter] 1927 February 10, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, Staten Island / Robert Haven Schauffler. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brightbill, Mary Alene, 1906-. [Letters] 1934 August 17 to November 2 [to] Mary A. Brightbill, Piermont, New York. Millersville University Library, McNairy Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed Robert Haven Schauffler to: Miss Bates January 13, 1926. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Robert H. Schauffler letters to Glen Walton Blodgett, "Mr.. Baxter," and two unidentified recipients [manuscript] 1916-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Landsberg, Sigmund. The ideal / [Sigmund Landsberg]. Northwestern University
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. [Letter] 1920 April 6, Larchmont, New York [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham] Dear King, Staten Island / Robert Haven Schauffler. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. [The unknown Brahms / Robert Haven Schauffler]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Typed script signed Robert Haven Schauffler December, 1927]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed Robert Haven Schauffler to: Miss Bates March 29, 1923. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed Robert Haven Schauffler to: "Dear Poet Yourself" November 3, 1916. Wellesley College
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1856-1935. Papers of Lizette Woodworth Reese [manuscript], 1893-1936. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Typed script unsigned. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Typed script signed Robert Haven Schauffler December 1926]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. [The mad musician / Robert Haven Schauffler]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Correspondence, 1872-1964. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Typed script signed R.H.S. December, 1923]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Typed letter signed Robert Haven Schauffler to: Miss Bates July 20, 1922. Wellesley College
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1920 April 3, Staten Island [to] Robert Haven Schauffler, Unknown / [Edwin Markham]. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Robert Haven Schauffler Correspondence, TXRC96-A17., 1872-1964 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed Robert Haven Schauffler to: Miss Bates April 1, 1925. Wellesley College
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed Robert Haven Schauffler to: Miss Bates September 22, [1917]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Blodgett, Glen Walton, person
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associatedWith Kenyon, Theda. person
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associatedWith Landsberg, Sigmund. person
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associatedWith Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1969-1938 person
associatedWith Lumis, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher), 1859-1928 person
associatedWith Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928. person
associatedWith Markham, Anna Catherine, person
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Poetry
Authors, American
Poets, American
Music--Performance
Music appreciation
Music
Composers--Biography
Biography
Music--Perfomance
Aesthetics
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Birth 1879-04-08

Death 1964-11-24

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