Marquis, Don, 1878-1937

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American humorist and author.

From the description of Letter to Mr. Wood [manuscript], 1930 June 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647837114

American journalist, author, humorist.

From the description of Papers of Don Marquis [manuscript], 1917-1934. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812908

Author and humorist Don Marquis was born in Illinois, and worked as a journalist in Washington, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. After moving to New York, he got his own column at the New York Sun, and invented a series of unique characters made from equal parts humor and melancholy. His most famous characters were Archy, the free verse poet transmigrated to a cockroach, and Mehitabel, the enigmatic cat, whose adventures remain popular. A versatile humorist who strove to achieve more serious success, he also wrote novels, plays, and short stories, but the popularity of Archy and Mehitabel was so great Marquis felt it deflected attention from his better work.

From the description of Don Marquis letter to Hawley McLanahan and incomplete run of the newsletter, The Don Marquis letter, 1926-1982 (bulk 1980-1982). (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61691202

American humorist, poet, dramatist.

From the description of Papers, 1894-1944. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309771063

Author and playwright.

From the description of Letter of Don Marquis, 1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454351

Edward Anthony (1895-1971) was born in New York City and joined the staff of the Bridgeport Connecticut Herald shortly after high school. He served in the war and was stationed at Camp Merritt from 1918-1919. After the war he worked for the New York Herald until 1923 when he became associate editor of Farm and Fireside e, a Crowell magazine. In 1928 he directed the publicity for Herbert Hoover's Presidential campaign. Shortly after Anthony married Esther H. Howard and had one son, Richard.

Afterward the campaign he contined to work for Crowell, first on staff at American Magazine and then serving as the press service director of the Crowell group of magazines from 1930-1942. In 1942 he was publisher of Woman's Home Companion for ten years and then continued as publisher of Collier's From 1949-1954.

After leaving Collier's, Anthony joined the Seventh Company, Inc., a New York statistical research organization, as public affairs counsellor. Anthony was also a consultant to American Girl Magainze for 25 years and acted as director of public relations for the War Advertising Council during World War II.

In addition to working in publishing Athony wrote short stories, plays, magazine articles, verse, and books. He collaborated with big names in the animal field, Frank Buck, Clyde Beatty, and Henry Trefflich, wrote a detailed biography of Don Marquis, an autobiography, and eleven other books. Three of his books were made into movies.

From the guide to the Edward Anthony papers, 1924-1977, 1864-1977, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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creatorOf Fawcett, James Waldo, b. 1893. Correspondence of James Waldo Fawcett [manuscript], 1925-1928. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. Papers of Gertrude Stein [manuscript], 1922-1955. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rodman Gilder papers, 1895-1953 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Papers, 1894-1944. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gilder, Rodman, 1877-1953. Rodman Gilder papers, 1895-1953. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951,. Letters to Alfred Kreymborg [manuscript], 1921-1956. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. The old soak. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Portraits of actors in The dark hours, 1932. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fawcett, James Waldo. Correspondence of James Waldo Fawcett, 1925-1928. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McCollum, William. Don Marquis collection, ca. 1920-1982. Lehigh University Libraries, Lehigh Libraries
referencedIn Kilmer, Joyce, 1886-1918. Papers of Joyce Kilmer, 1910-1941 (bulk 1911-1918). Library of Congress
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Letter to Joy Higgins. New York, NY. 1928 Oct. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Edward Anthony papers, 1924-1977, 1864-1977 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Clarke, Henry Leland. A fierce unrest / [music by] Henry Leland Clarke ; [words by] Don Marquis. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schmidt, Karl. Letters, 1883-1937. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Letter of Don Marquis, 1927. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bohlman, Edgar, 1902-. Set designs for Everything's Jake, [1930]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Goetz, Ruth Goodman. Papers, 1916-1983. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers, ca.1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Archy and Mehitabel : a back alley opera /book by Joe Darion and Mel Brooks ; music by George Kleinsinger ; lyrics by Joe Darion, based on the stories of Don Marquis produced on Broadway as "Shinbone Alley ; directed by Christopher Newton ; music directed by Paul Sportelli, 2002 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Hively, Wells. Mehitabel / Wells Hiveley. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Letter to Edward C. Mabie. New York, NY. 1928 Oct. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Middleton, George, 1880-1967. George Middleton papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1911-1958). Library of Congress
creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn George Middleton Papers, 1872-1970, (bulk 1911-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Papers of Don Marquis [manuscript], 1917-1934. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Don Marquis letter to Hawley McLanahan and incomplete run of the newsletter, The Don Marquis letter, 1926-1982 (bulk 1980-1982). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Sir Hugh Walpole collection of papers, 1909-1962, 1913-1937 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Papers of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald [manuscript] 1915-1935 (1971). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Letter to Mr. Wood [manuscript], 1930 June 16. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Everything's Jake, by Don Marquis. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn McCollum, William. Don Marquis collection. Lehigh University Libraries, Lehigh Libraries
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Kenton, Edna, 1876-1954. Edna Kenton letter to Philip Mueller [manuscript], 1920 July 28 University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Don Marquis 1878-1937 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. Editorial correspondence files, M and N, of the Virginian-Pilot [manuscript], 1918-1954. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jean Adair papers, 1914-1936, 1914-1929 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. Letter to Wendell Johnson. Hollywood, CA. 1928 Dec. 5. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Marquis, Don, 1878-1937. The dark hours; a play in five acts, by Don Marquis. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Anthony, Edward, 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Authors Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950 person
associatedWith Bohlman, Edgar, 1902- person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith Bridges, Robert, 1858-1941, person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Burnet, Dana, 1888-1962, person
associatedWith Clarke, Henry Leland. person
correspondedWith Crowell-Collier Publishing Company corporateBody
correspondedWith D. Appleton-Century Company. corporateBody
associatedWith De Casseres, Benjamin, 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Fawcett, James Waldo, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. person
associatedWith Freedley, George, 1904-1967. person
associatedWith Gallishaw, John, b. 1890, person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936. person
associatedWith Gilder, Rodman, 1877-1953 person
associatedWith Gilder, Rodman, 1877-1953. person
associatedWith Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. person
associatedWith Goetz, Ruth Goodman. person
associatedWith Higgins, Joy, person
associatedWith Hively, Wells. person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Hudson Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. person
associatedWith Jesus Christ person
associatedWith Johnson, Wendell A.L., 1906-1965, person
associatedWith Kenton, Edna, 1876-1954. person
associatedWith Kilmer, Joyce, 1886-1918. person
associatedWith Leamy, Edmund, 1848-1904, person
associatedWith Lingel, William, person
associatedWith Mabie, Edward Charles, 1892-1956, person
associatedWith Marquis, Marjorie Vonnegut. person
associatedWith McCafferty, Vincent J., person
associatedWith McCollum, William. person
associatedWith McLanahan, M. Hawley, person
correspondedWith Middleton, George, 1880-1967. person
associatedWith Milliken, Conrad, person
associatedWith Moody, Winfield Scott, 1856-, person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Nugent, Elliott, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Pangborn, H. L. person
associatedWith Pangburn, H. L., person
associatedWith Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Phillips, Murray person
associatedWith Players (Club) corporateBody
associatedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
associatedWith Schmidt, Karl. person
associatedWith Seitz, Don Carlos, 1862-1935, person
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. person
correspondedWith Tunney, Gene, 1897-1978 person
associatedWith Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941 person
associatedWith Wood, Mr., fl. 1841., person
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Walnut (Bureau County, Ill.)
Subject
Wit and humor
American literature--20th century
Literature
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Literature publishing
Autographs--Collectors and collecting
American poetry--20th century
Creative writing
Drama (American)
Publishers and Publishing
Drama
Authors, American--20th century
Prompt-book
Editing
Authors and publishers
Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century
Occupation
Authors
Humorists, American
Poets, American
Dramatists, American
Dramatists
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Person

Birth 1878-07-29

Death 1937-12-29

Americans

English

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