Boyd, James, 1888-1944Alternative names
James Boyd (1888-1944) was an American author and journalist.
From the description of James Boyd papers, 1906-1952 ; 1964-1969. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26319687
From the description of Letter : Southern Pines, N. C., to [John Stuart] Groves, 1933 Nov. 21. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648372
American novelist Boyd graduated from Princeton in 1910 and served in World War I. He used his experience of war in his writing.
From the description of James Boyd papers, 1925- (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177444038
James Boyd born in Harrisburg, Pa., on 2 July.
Received undergraduate degree from Princeton.
1910- 1912: At Trinity College in Cambridge.
Became an English/French teacher at Harrisburg Academy.
1914- 1916: Convalesced in Southern Pines, N.C., from a recurrent illness.
Served on the editorial staff of Country Life in America.
Married to Katharine Lamont of Millbrook, N.Y.
1917- 1918: Served on the volunteer staff of the Red Cross.
June 1918- June 1919: Served as Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Ambulance Service.
Settled in Southern Pines, N.C. to begin career as a writer.
Drums, historical novel about the American Revolution, published.
Marching On, about the Civil War, published.
1927- 1928: Served as president of North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.
Long Hunt, about the long hunters on the trans-Appalachian frontier, published.
Roll River, about a Pennsylvania farm family, published.
Boyd's last novel, Bitter Creek, set in the Wyoming cattle country, published.
Awarded honorary degree by the University of North Carolina.
Organized and served as national chairman of the Free Company Players, a group American writers, producers, and broadcasters who presented radio programs on the ideas of the free world.
Purchased and became editor of The Pilot, a nearly defunct conservative weekly newspaper, which under Boyd's leadership became a progressive regional newspaper repeatedly honored for its excellence in the North Carolina Press Association.
Suffered a fatal cerebral attack while attending a seminar at Princeton University on 25 February.
From the guide to the James Boyd Papers, 1906-1953, 1964-1969, (Southern Historical Collection)
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|Novelists, American--20th century--Manuscripts|
|Frontier and pioneer life--Fiction|
|World War, 1914-1918|
|College students--Social life and customs--20th century|
|World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda|
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