Beach, Rex, 1877-1949

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From the description of Letter : to "Dear Henry," 1912 Mar. 30. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122385666

Rex Ellingwood Beach (1877-1949) was an American novelist and playwright. Born in Michigan, he studied law before following the Klondike Gold Rush to Alaska, but after a few years gave up prospecting and turned to writing. He wrote a number of historical and so-called "pot-boiler" novels, several of which were set in Alaska. His books include The Spoilers (1906) and The Silver Horde (1909), which were made into Hollywood movies a combined total of seven times. Beach committed suicide at age 72, suffering from cancer.

Robert Fox was Beach's secretary and long-time friend for more than thirty years.

From the guide to the Rex Beach Collection, 1916-1949, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Muni, Paul, 1895-1967. Paul Muni papers, ca. 1920-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Brewster, Eugene V., 1869-1939. Letter 1912, Jan. 5, Brooklyn, New York to Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island / Eugene V. Brewster. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Beach, Rex, 1877-1949. The spoilers : typescript, after 1905. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Charles R. Flint papers, 1872-1930, 1885-1915 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Selig, William N. William Selig collection, 1857-1979 (bulk 1900-1923). Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Library
creatorOf Rex Beach Collection, 1916-1949 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn O'Brien, Johnny, 1851-1931. Johnny O'Brien papers, 1851-1930. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf Beach, Rex Wellington, 1877-1949. Letter, 1919 January 27, Los Angeles, to Harold Goddard Rugg, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Pihl, Carl G. A. Carl G.A. Pihl photograph collection [graphic], ca. 1910. Alaska State Library
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Cosmic Rays-Coue (inclusive), 1914-1973. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
referencedIn Otto Harbach Papers, 1870-1990, 1895-1963 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. Papers of Theodore Dreiser, 1898-1945. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Authors' League of America. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1915-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Yore, Clement. Letters, 1922-1936. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Moore, John Trotwood, 1858-1929. Family papers, 1849-1957. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Hirsch, Louis A. (Louis Achille), 1881-1924. Betty Lee [collection] / text by Paul Armstrong and Rex Beach ; music by Louis Hirsch and Con Conrad. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Ellis Parker Butler papers, 1899-1936 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Paul Muni papers, circa 1920-1967 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Collins, Dorothy Stone. From sawdust to stardust : a story of Fred Stone / by Dorothy (Stone) Collins, [not after 1974]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Paul Muni collection, 1908-1980 (inclusive), 1932-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Knutson, Arthur E. Arthur Edward Knutson photograph collection [graphic]. Alaska State Library
creatorOf Flint, Charles R. (Charles Ranlett), 1850-1934. Charles R. Flint papers, 1872-1930, bulk (1885-1915). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Beach, Rex, 1877-1949. Papers of Rex Beach [manuscript] 1905-1942. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954. Correspondence : with Theodore Dreiser, 1926-1936. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Robert H. Davis papers, 1871-1946, 1908-1942 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Beach, Rex, 1877-1949. Alexander McKenzie family papers, 1889-1945. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Charles G. Wright Collection of Big Little Books, 1933-1943 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Beach, Rex, 1877-1949. Letter : to "Dear Henry," 1912 Mar. 30. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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associatedWith American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith Armstrong, Paul, 1869-1915. person
associatedWith Authors' League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Bankson, R. A., person
associatedWith Brewster, Eugene V. (Eugene Valentine), 1869-1939, person
associatedWith Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937 person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Chapman, William Gerard, 1877-1945, person
associatedWith Collins, Dorothy Stone. person
associatedWith Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942 person
associatedWith Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928 person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Flint, Charles R. (Charles Ranlett), 1850-1934. person
associatedWith Fox, Robert T. person
associatedWith Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915, person
associatedWith Harbach, Otto, 1873-1963 person
associatedWith Harper Brothers, corporateBody
associatedWith Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954. person
associatedWith Hirsch, Louis A. (Louis Achille), 1881-1924. person
associatedWith Knutson, Arthur E. person
associatedWith Mac Arthur, James. person
associatedWith Moore, John Trotwood, 1858-1929. person
associatedWith Muni, Paul, 1895-1967. person
associatedWith O'Brien, Johnny, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Pihl, Carl G. A. person
associatedWith Pribyl, John F., person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Selig, William N. person
associatedWith Stone, Fred, 1873-1959 person
associatedWith Van Ark, Carroll, 1897-1972, person
associatedWith Wright, Charles G. (Charles Gerald), 1930- person
associatedWith Yore, Clement. person
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Literature--American Fiction
American fiction--20th century
Popular literature--United States
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Birth 1877-09-01

Death 1949-12-07

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