Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950

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Agnes Repplier was an American author known for her urbane, conservative essays. Born in Philadelphia, she began writing to help support her family, developing an ironic style to present her conservative values. She soon became a regular contributor of serious essays to The Atlantic Monthly, generally defending traditional values with a European, almost aristocratic, perspective. A significant and eloquent voice for her generation, her old-fashioned values lost favor after World War I and her popularity waned.

From the description of Agnes Repplier letter to Mr. Johnson, 1907 April 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57659869

American author from Philadelphia.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Philadelphia, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929 Dec. 22, 1931 June 26, 1938 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270865099

Philadelphia-born Agnes Repplier was an essayist and biographer who was admired for her common sense, courage, and sense of artistry in crafting an essay. Independent-minded, well-read, and with an incisive sense of humor, she had a writing career that spanned sixty-five years, during which she developed friendships with a number of noted writers, artists, and scholars.

From the description of Agnes Repplier papers, ca. 1870-1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155904573

American essayist.

From the description of Papers of Agnes Repplier [manuscript], 1891-1925. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814460

Agnes Repplier was an American essayist and biographer. Her writing career spanned sixty-five years, during which time she developed friendships with many noted writers, artists, and scholars. Repplier achieved literary success in 1886 with the publication of her essay "Children, Past and Present" in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY. She also published essays in LIFE magazine, APPLETON'S MAGAZINE, THE NEW REPUBLIC, HARPER'S, CENTURY MAGAZINE, and THE YALE REVIEW. Her published books include BOOKS AND MEN (1888), A HAPPY HALF CENTURY (1908), LIFE OF PERE MARQUETTE (1929), and AGNES IRWIN (1934). Repplier was a founding member of the Cosmopolitan Club in Philadelphia in 1886. She received honorary doctor of letters degrees from several universities including Princeton University, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia.

From the description of Agnes Repplier letters, 1901-1917. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 166636780

American author.

From the description of Letter to "Dear Mr. Morris" [manuscript], n.y. April 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806125

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Mrs. Platt, 1905 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617243

From the description of Letter, n.d. : [Philadelphia?], to Harriet. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853700

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referencedIn Yale Review records, 1911-1949 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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referencedIn Alger family. Papers, 1809-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Agnes Repplier letters, 1901-1917. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. Correspondence, 1851-1928. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter Agnes Repplier to: "My dear Miss Rondinella" April 22, [1917]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Aikman, Duncan, 1889-1955. Contributions to The American Mercury, 1933-1938. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter signed Agnes Repplier to: "Miss Lew" December 9, [s.d]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Letters of Joseph Pennell [manuscript], 1922-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Yale Review records, 1911-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Scott, Mary Augusta, 1851-1918. Papers, 1870-1917. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter signed Agnes Repplier to: "My dear Miss Bates" April 2, 1917. Wellesley College
referencedIn Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia. Correspondence with Elizabeth Robins Pennell, 1920. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Correspondence with Elizabeth Robins Pennell, 1918. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Mrs. Platt, 1905 Apr. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Warren, Arthur, 1860-1924. Letters received, 1884-1920. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Owen Wister Papers, 1829-1966, (bulk 1890-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Papers of Joseph and Elizabeth R. Pennell, 1832-1951 (bulk, 1854-1936). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Letter to Mr. Munson. Philadelphia, PA. 1935 May 5. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. Selected papers of A. Edward Newton, 1843-1940. Princeton University Library
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768-1922 (inclusive). American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Joseph and Elizabeth R. Pennell Papers TXRC97-A16., 1832-1951 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter signed Agnes Repplier to:"My dear Miss Bates" April 14, [1917?]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Andrew Lang papers, 1811-1971. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Letter, n.d. : [Philadelphia?], to Harriet. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Williams, Marian A. Papers re Mrs. Roberton F. Williams' Willa Cather Collection, [ca. 1948-1951]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter signed Agnes Repplier to: "Miss Tuell" June 11, 1933. Wellesley College
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Papers of Agnes Repplier [manuscript], 1891-1925. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. The Free Library of Philadelphia collection of letters and manuscripts of literary figures. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn University of Pennsylvania. Journal and programs, 1902-1903. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1869-1942. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1918. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Scudder, Horace E., 1838-1902,. Letters from Margaret Deland and Agnes Repplier, 1886-1901. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. Owen Wister papers, 1829-1966. Library of Congress
referencedIn Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1858?-1950. Letter, 1893, October 9, Philadelphia?, to Mr. Tebbets. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Rothery, Agnes, 1888-1954. Papers additionnal to collection [manuscript] 1935-1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Scott, Mary Augusta, 1851-1918. Mary Augusta Scott papers, 1870-1917. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf St. James' Episcopal Church (Pewee Valley, Ky.). Ladies' Guild. Records, 1897-1901 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Barlow, Marjorie Dana. Horatian correspondence, 1936-1959 New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Correspondence with Edward Larocque Tinker, 1928-1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Letter to "Dear Mr. Morris" [manuscript], n.y. April 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Letter to Mr Ely. Philadelphia, PA. [19--?] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Morris, Anna Wharton, 1868-1957. Papers, 1729-1957. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letters signed (3) : Philadelphia, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1929 Dec. 22, 1931 June 26, 1938 June 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sullivan, Richard, 1908-1981. Catholic Authors manuscript collection, [1940-1954]. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Pennell-Whistler collection, 1597-1937. Library of Congress
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Agnes Repplier letter to Mr. Johnson, 1907 April 22. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter signed Agnes Repplier to:"Dr. Rondinella" May 17, [1911]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Letters from Margaret Deland and Agnes Repplier, 1886-1901. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940,. Letters to Agnes Rothery from William E. Borah, James Boyd, Struthers Burt, Maristan Chapman, and Agnes Repplier [manuscript] 1929-1935. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Autograph letter signed Agnes Repplier to: "Dear Miss Palmer" October 7,c[s.d]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Gill, A. C. (Adam Capen), 1863-1932. Autograph note signed A.C.G. to: [Hugh Fullerton]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Letter to Arlo Bates, Oct. 30th. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Miscellaneous manuscripts, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Letters to Horace Howard Furness, Horace Howard Furness, Jr. and William Henry Furness III, 1890-1928, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Yale Review records, 1911-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Agnes Repplier papers, ca. 1870-1960. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Letter to Prof. Getchell. Philadelphia, PA. 1931 May 13. University of Iowa Libraries
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Birth 1855-04-01

Death 1950-12-15

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