Huneker, James, 1857-1921

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Born in Philadelphia, Huneker studied piano in Philadelphia and Paris. After moving to New York in 1886, he continued to study piano, became a member of the piano faculty of the National Conservatory of Music, and had a successful career as an arts critic and essayist.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1919. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 80129954

American author and critic.

From the description of Heroes and heroines of the footlights, 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480336

James Huneker was a popular and erudite critic who wrote on music and other topics, especially drama and literature. Born in Philadelphia, he studied piano, later became a teacher, and began to publish articles and criticism in various New York periodicals. His style was quite accessible and popular, as he approached his subjects from an aesthetic rather than academic perspective. He helped popularize contemporary European artists in America, wrote several nonfiction works, and published one novel and several collections of short fiction.

From the description of James Huneker letter to Dear Mr. Maxwell, 1904 July 12. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60494866

American critic and essayist. Born 1857. Huneker wrote mostly on music and was considered an expert on piano music.

From the description of Manuscripts, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122289289

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American critic and essayist. Born 1857. Huneker wrote mostly on music and was considered an expert on piano music.

From the guide to the James Gibbons Huneker Manuscripts, n.d., (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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referencedIn Huneker, John F., 1851-1931. Papers, 1866-1931. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Heroes and heroines of the footlights, 1904. American Primers
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn James Huneker [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Letter from James Huneker to Mrs. Eames [manuscript], 1902 May 11. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Correspondence of James Huneker [manuscript], 1899-1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Posthumous [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Papers of James Huneker [manuscript], 1900-1906. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Papers, 1897-1924. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. James Huneker letter to Dear Mr. Maxwell, 1904 July 12. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Papers, 1867-1921. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1910-1914. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Elias Lieberman Papers, 1916-1966 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Letter to Richard Duffy. [New York, NY.]. 1903 Nov. 3. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Letter 1912, March 2, New York City. [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / James Huneker. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Moore, Aubertine Woodward, 1841-1929. Papers, 1781-1928. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Downes, Olin, 1886-1955. Reviews by other writers, 1901-1919. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James Huneker [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1919. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Autograph [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf La Farge, John, 1835-1910. Typed letter signed : 51 West 10th Street, New York, to James Huneker, 1907 Dec. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Schwab, Arnold T. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1968-1969. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. George Benjamin Luks papers, 1902-1961. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Manuscripts, n.d. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Edgar Saltus papers, 1884-1926 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Letter from James Huneker to Julia Heinrich [manuscript], 1916 August 15. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1919. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Papers of Edwin Markham [manuscript], 1912-1927. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Huneker [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf James Gibbons Huneker Manuscripts, n.d. Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Papers, 1909-1975. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Letter : New York, to Mrs. Fawcett, 1921 Feb. 5. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. Letter : East Preston, Sussex, to J.G. Huneker, New York, 1916 Jan. 7. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Huneker, Josephine. Papers, 1895-1947. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896. James Huneker [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Huneker, James, 1857-1921. Letter from James Huneker to James Francis Cooke [manuscript], 1918 October 13. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Engel, Solton and Julia,. Collection of Literary Letters, Manuscripts and Drawings, 1832-1935. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
associatedWith Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959. person
associatedWith Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen, 1842-1927. person
associatedWith Camp, W.. D., person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. person
associatedWith Cooke, James Francis, 1875-1960, person
associatedWith Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1864-1947, person
associatedWith Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950. person
associatedWith De Casseres, Benjamin, 1873-1945. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Downes, Olin, 1886-1955. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Duffy, Richard, person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Engel, Solton and Julia, person
associatedWith Fremstad, Olive, d. 1951. person
associatedWith Fuller, Henry Blake, 1857-1929, person
associatedWith Heinrich, Julia, d. 1919, person
associatedWith Heinrich, Max. person
associatedWith Huneker, John F., 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Huneker, Josephine. person
correspondedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937 person
associatedWith Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 1854-1923. person
associatedWith La Farge, John, 1835-1910. person
associatedWith Lieberman, Elias, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Liveright, Horace Brisbin, 1886-1933. person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. person
associatedWith Maxwell, Perriton, 1868-1947, person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Moore, Aubertine Woodward, 1841-1929. person
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Saltus, Edgar, 1855-1921 person
associatedWith Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896. person
associatedWith Schwab, Arnold T. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. person
associatedWith Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. person
associatedWith Ziegler, Edward person
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Music critics--Correspondence
Actresses--Biography
Critics--Correspondence
Actors--Biography
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Birth 1857-01-31

Death 1921-02-09

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