Boyd, James, 1888-1944

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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

American novelist.

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-[1944] (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177444038

  • 1888: James Boyd born in Harrisburg, Pa., on 2 July.
  • 1910: Received undergraduate degree from Princeton.
  • 1910 - 1912 : At Trinity College in Cambridge.
  • 1912: Became an English/French teacher at Harrisburg Academy.
  • 1914 - 1916 : Convalesced in Southern Pines, N.C., from a recurrent illness.
  • Fall 1916: Served on the editorial staff of Country Life in America.
  • 1917: 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.
  • 1919: Settled in Southern Pines, N.C. to begin career as a writer.
  • 1925: Drums, historical novel about the American Revolution, published.
  • 1927: Marching On, about the Civil War, published.
  • 1927 - 1928 : Served as president of North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.
  • 1930: Long Hunt, about the long hunters on the trans-Appalachian frontier, published.
  • 1935: Roll River, about a Pennsylvania farm family, published.
  • 1939: Boyd's last novel, Bitter Creek, set in the Wyoming cattle country, published.
  • 1938: Awarded honorary degree by the University of North Carolina.
  • 1940: 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.
  • 1941: 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.
  • 1944: 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)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Betty L. Means collection, 1835-1926. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
referencedIn Ragan, Sam, 1915-1996. Sam Ragan papers, 1950-1996. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Reading Library, 1707-1961. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn William B. Wisdom collection of Thomas Wolfe, 1909-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anderson, Ellen Graham, 1887-. Papers of Ellen Graham Anderson [manuscript], 1912-1959. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stallings, Laurence, 1894-1968. Papers of Laurence Stallings [manuscript], 1927-1928. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Correspondence relating to the Southern Writers Convention sponsored by the "Virginia Quarterly Review" at the University of Virginia, October 23-24, 1931 [manuscript], 1931-1932. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Boyd, James, 1888-1944. Chapter XXXX, [193-?]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Whisnant, David E., 1938-. David E. Whisnant papers, 1893-1967 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf James Boyd Papers, 1906-1953, 1964-1969 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers of James Southall Wilson, [manuscript], 1912-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hugh MacNair Kahler Papers, 1900-1964, 1900-1950 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
referencedIn Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1934 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Walser, Richard Gaither, 1908-1988. Richard Gaither Walser papers, 1918-1988 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Confederate reminiscences, ca. 1924-1925 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Aikman, Duncan, 1889-1955. Contributions to The American Mercury, 1933-1938. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Kahler, Hugh MacNair, 1883-1969. Hugh MacNair Kahler papers, 1900-1964 (bulk 1900-1950). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Sherwood Anderson collection, 1922-1943 Princeton University Library
creatorOf Boyd, James, 1888-1944. Letter : Southern Pines, N. C., to [John Stuart] Groves, 1933 Nov. 21. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Boyd, James, 1888-1944. The Free Company presents ... : manuscripts, [1941?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Boyd, James, 1888-1944. [James Boyd index reference] [microform]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Green, Paul, 1894-1981. Paul Green papers, 1880-1985. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Meade, Julian R. (Julian Rutherfoord), 1909-1940. Papers of Julian Meade Rutherfoord, 1928-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Boyd, James, 1888-1944. James Boyd papers, 1925-[1944] Princeton University Library
creatorOf Boyd, James, 1888-1944. James Boyd papers, 1906-1952 ; 1964-1969. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Boyd, James, 1888-1944. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1937-1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943. person
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associatedWith Bridges, Robert, 1844-1930. person
associatedWith Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956. person
associatedWith Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. person
associatedWith De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. person
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associatedWith Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972. person
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associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
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associatedWith Meade, Julian R. (Julian Rutherfoord), 1909-1940. person
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College students--Social life and customs
Authors, American--Correspondence
American literature
American literature--20th century
Radio in propaganda
American fiction--20th century
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
Authors, American--Political activity
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Birth 1888-07-02

Death 1944-02-25

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