Davis, H. L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960

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Davis was born on Oct. 18, 1894 in Rone's Mill, near Roseburg, OR; graduated from high school in The Dalles in 1912, then worked as a deputy county assessor and as a member of a survey crew, but still had insufficient funds to enroll at Stanford Univ.; drafted into the army in 1918, where he served as a clerk; wrote poetry published in Chicago's Poetry magazine in 1919; worked at various jobs while writing poetry in the 1920s; in 1927 wrote a pamphlet, Status rerum, with James Stevens, attacking the literary establishment of Oregon and Washington; married and moved to Winslow, WA in 1928, where he began writing stories and sketches which appeared in American mercury, Collier's, and the Saturday evening post; wrote Proud riders and other poems (1942), and the novels Honey in the horn (1935), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harp of a thousand strings (1947), Beulah land (1949), Winds of morning (1952), and The distant music (1957); he died on Oct. 31, 1960.

From the description of Papers, 1949-1952. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38990333

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Davis was born on October 18, 1894 in Rone's Mill, near Roseburg, Oregon; graduated from high school in The Dalles in 1912, then worked as a deputy county assessor and as a member of a survey crew, but still had insufficient funds to enroll at Stanford University; drafted into the army in 1918, where he served as a clerk; wrote poetry published in Chicago's Poetry Magazine in 1919; worked at various jobs while writing poetry in the 1920s; in 1927 wrote a pamphlet, Status Rerum, with James Stevens, attacking the literary establishment of Oregon and Washington; married and moved to Winslow, Washington in 1928, where he began writing stories and sketches which appeared in American Mercury, Collier's, and the Saturday Evening Post ; wrote Proud Riders and Other Poems (1942), and the novels Honey in the Horn (1935), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harp of a Thousand Strings (1947), Beulah Land (1949), Winds of Morning (1952), and The Distant Music (1957); he died on October 31, 1960.

From the guide to the H.L. Davis Papers, 1949-1952, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. Papers, 1897-1930 Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1940-1970 University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni, OAC Review, v.30, no. 8, Apr. 1918, p.381-387. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
referencedIn Giacconi, Riccardo. Papers of Riccardo Giacconi, 1980-1981 (inclusive). Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni : Year Seventeen Alumni Association, OAC Review, v.32, no.4, Dec. 1919, p.202-204. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni, OAC Review, v.30, no.11, July 1918, p.503-510. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Davis, H. L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960. Papers, 1949-1952. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Hughes Lumber Company (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Hughes Lumber Company stock certificate, 1887 Mar. 1. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
creatorOf Holbrook, Stewart Hall, 1893-1964. Papers, 1904-1965. Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, FVRL District Headquarters
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni, OAC Review, v.34, no.9, May 1922, p.396, con't on p.398, vii. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Papers regarding Faulkner's work as Chairman of the Writers Committee of President Eisenhower's People-to People Program [manuscript], 1956-1969. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni : graduates of the O.A.C., OAC Review, v.32, no.2, Oct. 1919, p.86-87, con't from Sept. issue. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. Charles Erskine Scott Wood papers, 1914-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf H.L. Davis Papers, 1949-1952 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Davis, H. L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960. Letter to Mr. Brumbaugh : Lokoya, Calif. : ALS, 1942 May 28. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Doherty, Mary Louis. Papers. University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Libraries
creatorOf Davis, Harold L. [Articles related to Isaac Asimov]. Minuteman Library Network
creatorOf Aikman, Duncan, 1889-1955. Contributions to The American Mercury, 1933-1938. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Davis, H. L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960. Letter to Mr. Gessler. Miller Station, OR. 1920 Sep. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Hobson, Thayer. Thayer Hobson Papers, 1913-1967 (bulk 1958-1967). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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associatedWith Doherty, Mary Louis. person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. person
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associatedWith Giacconi, Riccardo. person
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associatedWith Holbrook, Stewart Hall, 1893-1964. person
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associatedWith Kellogg, George Alexis, 1916-1970 person
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associatedWith Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. person
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Birth 1896-10-18

Death 1960-10-31

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