Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932

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Comfort was a southern California novelist, who ended his career as the messiah of a Hollywood cult.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1932. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 155180744

American writer.

From the description of Letter, 1928 May 19, South Pasadena, Calif., to Perry Walton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184907503

U.S. novelist and newspaperman.

From the description of Correspondence, 1920-1924. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 86141834

Comfort was born on Jan. 17, 1878 in Kalamazoo, MI; served in the cavalry in the Spanish-American War; newspaperman in Cincinnati in the 1890s; war correspondent in the Philippines for the Detroit journal, and in Japan and Russia for the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1904; published books include: Routledge rides alone (1910), Fate knocks at the door (1912), Red fleece (1915), The autobiographical Midstream : a chronicle at halfway (1914), and Apache (1931); from South Pasadena, CA he issued two periodicals, The glass hive and Reconstruction letters, which were chiefly concerned with spiritualism; he died on Nov. 2, 1932.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1932. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39743713

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Comfort was born on January 17, 1878 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; served in the cavalry in the Spanish-American War; newspaperman in Cincinnati in the 1890s; war correspondent in the Philippines for the Detroit Journal, and in Japan and Russia for the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1904; published books include: Routledge Rides Alone (1910), Fate Knocks at the Door (1912), Red Fleece (1915), The Autobiographical Midstream: a Chronicle at Halfway (1914), and Apache (1931); from South Pasadena, California he issued two periodicals, The Glass Hive and Reconstruction Letters, which were chiefly concerned with spiritualism; he died on November 2, 1932.

From the guide to the Will Levington Comfort Papers, 1910-1932, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1923 March 24, Los Angeles, Calif [to] Will Levington Comfort, Staten Island / Edwin Markham. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001. Lawrence Clark Powell Southwest broadside collection, 1953- 1956. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001. Southwest classics reread / compiled by Lawrence Clark Powell. Point Loma Nazarene University Library, Ryan Library
referencedIn Lawrence Clark Powell Southwest Broadside Collection, 1953-1956 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Will Levington Comfort Papers, 1910-1932 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Correspondence, 1920-1924. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Payne, William Morton, 1858-1919. William Morton Payne papers, ca. 1850-1920. Newberry Library
creatorOf Furness, Clifton Joseph, 1898-1946. Clifton Joseph Furness papers, 1855-1974 [bulk 1903-1955] SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1913 Dec. 5, Detroit, Michigan [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter, 1928 May 19, South Pasadena, Calif., to Perry Walton. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1913 Oct. 11,Detroit, Michigan [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Papers, 1910-1932. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1912 April 6,Detroit, Michigan [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1911 Nov 12, [Detroit, Michigan] [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1923 May 13, [Los Angeles, Calif] [to] Will Levington Comfort, Staten Island / Edwin Markham. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1912 June 1,Detroit, Michigan [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter, 1913 Dec. 2, Detroit, to [Joseph] Labadie [Detroit] University of Michigan
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1915 April 23, [Detroit, Michigan] [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1913 Nov. 4,Detroit, Michigan [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Letter,1914 Aug 6, [Detroit, Michigan] [to] [Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, New York / Will Levington Comfort. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Papers, 1910-1932. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Furness, Clifton Joseph, 1898-1946. person
associatedWith Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
associatedWith Payne, William Morton, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001. person
associatedWith Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Walton, Perry, 1865-1941. person
associatedWith Wurlitzer, Rudolph. person
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California
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Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Spiritualism
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Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
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Birth 1878-02-17

Death 1932-11-02

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