Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974

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Vincent Starrett, a police reporter for the Daily News also wrote book reviews for various Chicago newspapers, and in this way became aquainted with Arthur Machen, with whom he had a long and varied correspondence with. The friendship and conflict following resulted in Starrett vs. Machen: A Record of Discovery and Correspondence, which is the focus of this collection.

From the description of Vincent Starrett collection of Arthur Machen, 1915-1971. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 317522414

Vincent Starrett was an author and bibliophile, best known for his works about Sherlock Holmes. Born in Toronto, he dropped out of high school, and began working odd jobs in Chicago, before starting a career as a journalist. He later sold short stories to magazines such as Collier's, and turned to writing to make a living. A prolific author, he wrote on a multitude of topics in a variety of genres, including essays, poetry, novels, and criticism, becoming best known for his mystery fiction and his biography of the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. He spent as much time as he could spare in pursuit of books, his eclectic taste leading to many trips abroad, and his devotion and many works about books earned him the unofficial title of America's foremost bookman.

From the description of Vincent Starrett postal card to R.F. Perotti, 1948 May 28. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 85869525

Vincent Starrett (1886-1974) was an American writer, journalist and bibliophile. He worked for the Chicago Tribune for many years, and wrote mystery, horror, fantasy and supernatural fiction, much of it for the pulp magazine Weird Tales .

From the guide to the Vincent Starrett Correspondence, 1923-1926, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Vincent Starrett, journalist and novelist, was educated in public schools in Toronto and Chicago. He began working on Chicago newspapers in 1905 and held several positions as war correspondent, editor and columnist. He was an authority on Sherlock Holmes and also wrote poetry, short stories, humorous sketches, biographies and science fiction. He also wrote literary criticism. Starrett is best known for his biography on Sherlock Holmes and for his detective novel: The great hotel murder, which was adapted to film in 1935.

From the description of Letters, 1927. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122525973

Joseph Bell was a physician and surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland and was Arthur Conan Doyle's teacher at the Royal Infirmary. Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is dedicated to Joseph Bell and Bell has been frequently identified as the model or the inspiration for Doyle's famous fictional character, Sherlock Holmes.

From the description of Joseph Bell collection, 1899-1953. (Kent State University). WorldCat record id: 47733655

Critic, editor, bibliophile, novelist.

From the description of Middle age [manuscript], 1927 January 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814349

Journalist, editor, columnist, and co-founder (with Christopher Morley) of the "Baker Street Irregulars".

From the description of Letters, 1924-1951. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117015

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Derleth, August William, 1909-1971. August William Derleth papers, 1858, 1907-1978. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Postcard, 1924, August 15, Branford, Conn., to Robert O[leson] Ballou, Chicago. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Clay O'Donnell Papers, 1900-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1922. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Eisenschiml, Otto, 1880-1963. Letter to Vincent Starrett. Chicago, IL. 1948 Sep. 9. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Vincent Starrett Photographs, n.d., circa 1930s. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Letters, 1924-1951. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Guymon, Edward Tyndal, 1900-1983. [Papers] / E.T. Guymon. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Sir Arthur Conan Doyle collection of papers, 1881-1944 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1942. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). Baker Street Irregulars archive, 1923-2007. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Walden, Selma, 1884-1951. Selma Walden papers, 1890-1979 (bulk 1928-1951). Newberry Library
creatorOf Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1898-1968. Papers of Thomas O. Mabbott, 1918-1979. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Arthur Machen collection, 1888-1958. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Typed letters signed (18) and autograph letters signed (12) : Chicago, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1943-1970. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. Arthur Machen collection, 1888-1958. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gulik, Robert Hans van, 1910-1967. Letter : Beirut, to Mr. Starrett, Chicago, 1959 March 22. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Honce, Charles, 1895-1975. Letter to [Kenneth M.] Smith. New York, NY. 1950 Mar. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "Dear B--", 1918 May 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916. The Frame up : autograph manuscript : [Mount Kisco, New York], ca. 1915. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brock, C. E. (Charles Edmund), 1870-1938. Letter, 1929 Feb. 5, to Vincent Starrett. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Speckled Band collection of Sherlockiana, 1932-1956. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. Letters : Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex [England], to Vincent Starrett, 1930 Mar. 31, [n.d.]. Kent State University
creatorOf Rothman, Julius Lawrence. Letter, 1967 Aug. 12, Hempstead, N.Y., to Vincent Starrett, Chicago. University of Michigan
creatorOf Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. Papers 1942-1947. Indiana University
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Joseph Bell collection, 1899-1953. Kent State University
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Vincent Starrett collection of Arthur Machen, 1915-1971. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Barton, Eustace R. Eustace Barton letter : to [Vincent] Starrett : TLS, 1931 May 16. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977. Harry Hansen papers 1900-1970. Newberry Library
creatorOf Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936. Henry Justin Smith papers, 1912-1980, bulk 1912-1935. Newberry Library
creatorOf Morrow, W. C. (William Chambers), 1853-1923. W.C. Morrow papers, 1898-1921. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1898-1968. Papers, 1918-1979. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Vincent Starrett postal card to R.F. Perotti, 1948 May 28. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin), 1862-1943. Correspondence, 1920-1961 (bulk 1920-1928). Kent State University
referencedIn Cheever, Lawrence Oakley, 1907-1974. Papers, 1931-1966. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900. Stephen Crane collection, 1921-1990. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Vitelli, James R., 1920-. Stephen Crane Collection Acquisition Papers, 1925-1960. Lafayette College
referencedIn Wilbur Underwood Papers, 1895-1969, (bulk 1895-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. Papers of Irving Bacheller [manuscript] 1900-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Middle age [manuscript], 1927 January 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Letters, 1927. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Kinnaird, Clark, 1901-1983. Papers, 1858-1977 (bulk 1919-1977). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Cheever, Lawrence Oakley, 1907-1974. Papers of Lawrence Oakley Cheever, 1931-1972. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Daly, T. A. (Thomas Augustine), 1871-1948. Thomas Augustine Daly letter to Charles V.E. Starrett, circa 1910?. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Rathbone, Ouida Bergere, 1887-1974. Sherlock Holmes / by Ouida Bergere Rathbone. Toronto Public Library
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. [Vincent Starrett : miscellaneous materials.] Indiana University
creatorOf Vincent Starrett Correspondence, 1923-1926 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Stephen Crane Collection, 1871-1980 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Beffel, John Nicholas. Papers, 1909-1970. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle collection of papers, 1881-1944. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Correspondence file, 1929-1930, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Boggs, Tom, 1905-1952. Letters : to Vincent Starrett, 1942 July 12 and 19. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Papers of James Branch Cabell, 1919-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Arthur Machen collection, 1888-1958 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. Papers of Edwin Bliss Hill, 1737-1954 (bulk 1895-1948). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Scrapbooks of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1886-1958 (bulk 1904-1926). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1930. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Underwood, Wilbur, 1876-1935. Wilbur Underwood papers, 1895-1969 (bulk 1895-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Nicholas Beffel Papers, 1909-1970 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
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associatedWith Angle, Paul M. (Paul McClelland), 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Arlington, L. C. (Lewis Charles), b. 1859. person
associatedWith Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950. person
associatedWith Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Ballou, Robert O. (Robert Oleson), 1892-1977, person
associatedWith Barton, Eustace R. person
associatedWith Beffel, John Nicholas. person
correspondedWith Bell, H. W. (Harold Wilmerding), collector. person
associatedWith Bell, Joseph, 1837-1911. person
associatedWith Black, Hugh, b. 1868. person
associatedWith Black, Robert K. person
associatedWith Boggs, Tom, 1905-1952. person
associatedWith Brock, C. E. (Charles Edmund), 1870-1938. person
associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Caxton Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Cheever, Lawrence Oakley, 1907-1974, person
correspondedWith Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900. person
associatedWith Daly, Elizabeth, b. 1878. person
associatedWith Daly, T. A. (Thomas Augustine), 1871-1948. person
associatedWith Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916. person
associatedWith De la Torre, Lillian, b. 1902. person
associatedWith Derleth, August William, 1909-1971. person
associatedWith Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 person
associatedWith Du Maurier, Daphne, Dame, 1907-1989. person
associatedWith Eisenschiml, Otto, 1880-1963. person
associatedWith Foster, Thomas Henry, 1875-1951, person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin), 1862-1943. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gard, Wayne, 1899- , person
associatedWith Grimes, John. person
associatedWith Gulik, Robert Hans van, 1910-1967. person
associatedWith Guymon, Edward Tyndal, 1900-1983. person
associatedWith Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961. person
associatedWith Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977. person
associatedWith Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904. person
associatedWith Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Honce, Charles, 1895-1975. person
associatedWith Keeler, Harry Stephen, 1890- person
associatedWith Kinnaird, Clark, 1901-1983. person
associatedWith Long, Frank Belknap, 1903- person
associatedWith Mabbott, Maureen Cobb, person
associatedWith Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1898-1968, person
associatedWith Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. person
associatedWith Mason, Harold. person
associatedWith McFee, William, 1881- person
associatedWith Morrow, W. C. (William Chambers), 1853-1923. person
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Neal, John, 1793-1876. person
associatedWith O'Donnell, Thomas C. (Thomas Clay), 1881-1962 person
associatedWith Perotti, R. F. person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Wagenknecht Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
associatedWith Pruitt, Ida. person
associatedWith Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944. person
correspondedWith Rathbone, Ouida Bergere, 1887-1974. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Rothman, Julius Lawrence. person
associatedWith Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936. person
associatedWith Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Stout, Rex, 1886-1975. person
correspondedWith Underwood, Wilbur, 1876-1935. person
associatedWith Vitelli, James R., 1920- person
associatedWith Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004, person
associatedWith Walden, Selma, 1884-1951. person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Edward Arthur., 1886-1970. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Authors, American--20th century
Fantasy fiction, American
Photographers
Male authors--20th century--Correspondence
Literature--American Fiction
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Great fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
Detectives--Fiction
Science fiction, American
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Authors
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Birth 1886-10-26

Death 1974-01-05

Americans

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