Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929

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Author, critic, and member of the Columbia English Department Faculty from 1891-1924. Matthews was an influential figure in the literary and dramatic worlds of New York and London from the 1880s throughtout his life. He was a member of numerous social and literary organizations, serving as president of the Dunlap Society, the Modern Language Association, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, among others.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122453391

Epithet: American author

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American writer.

From the description of Correspondence 1921-1926. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50258934

American novelist and critic.

From the description of Letter, 1899 April 13, New York. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14943315

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author, critic, and member of the Columbia English Department Faculty from 1891-1924. Matthews was an influential figure in the literary and dramatic worlds of New York and London from the 1880s throughtout his life. He was a member of numerous social and literary organizations, serving as president of the Dunlap Society, the Modern Language Association, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, among others.

From the guide to the Brander Matthews Papers, 1877-1962., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

American teacher and man of letters.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the editor of Harper's weekly, 1891 Dec. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270637266

Author.

From the description of Papers of Brander Matthews [manuscript], 1879-1929. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647954095

Author and scholar Brander Mathews was born in New Orleans to a wealthy family, and educated in France and New York, earning a law degree from Columbia. A financial panic ruined the family fortune, allowing Matthews to begin a literary career. He wrote articles and criticism and translated French plays before finding success with plays of his own; in conjunction with his critical works, he became America's leading expert on drama, and one of the most influential critics of his time. He had an active social life and was friends with many of the key literary figures of his day. He also wrote essays, novels, and short stories, worked for social change, and was the first American professor of dramatic literature, at Columbia.

From the description of Brander Matthews letter to Dear Harry, 1890 April 29. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 67710351

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creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letters. 1886-1904. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Armstrong, Helen Maitland, 1869-1948. [Miscellaneous items in the Margaret Armstrong Binding Collection]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost Papers, Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost papers, (bulk 1890-1927), 1890-1941 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Players records, 1848-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter, 1922, August 31, Greenwich, Conn., to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Andrew Lang papers, 1811-1971. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter to A.B.P. New York, NY. 1911 Mar. 26. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Autograph letter signed : New York, to the editor of Harper's weekly, 1891 Dec. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Guthrie, William Norman, 1868-1944. Papers, 1860-1967. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Frost, William Henry, 1863-1902,. Autograph Collection, 1875-1905. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Christian Nestell Bovee papers, 1879-1880 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf [Works by and about Matthews Brander]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. William C. Edgar and family papers, 1832-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. Papers, 1860-1905. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter, 1899 April 13, New York. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Erskine, John, 1879-1951. John Erskine papers, [ca. 1890]-1951. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Jusserand's English literature [manuscript], 19th or 20th century / by Brander Matthews. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Players (Club). Players records, 1848-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Autograph letter signed Brander Matthews to: "My Dear Professor Bates" January 7, 1913. Wellesley College
creatorOf White, Edward Lucas, 1866-1934. Letters of Edward Lucas White [manuscript] 1866-1934. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marvin, Samuel W. Autograph collection, 1815-1917. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter, 1899 Jun. 29, Narragansett Pier, R.I., to "Dear Carey" [n.p.] University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929,. Autograph letters signed from Brander Matthews to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1874-1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost Papers, Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost papers, (bulk 1890-1927), 1890-1941 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929,. Autograph letter signed from J. Brander Matthews, New York, to Branierd [manuscript], 1887 September 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. Papers, 1867-1936. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 332). Andrew Lang-A. W. Pollard.includes:ff. 1-20 Andrew Lang, author: Letters to W. Archer: [1886?]-1905.ff. 21, 23 Marion Lea, actress and producer: Letters to W. Archer: 1891, n.d.ff. 25~28 Sir Sidney formerly Solomon Lazarus Le... British Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Brander Matthews letter to Dear Harry, 1890 April 29. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letters from Theodore Roosevelt, 1888-1921. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929,. Autograph letter signed from Brander Matthews, New York, to William Jefferson Winter [manuscript], 1920 October 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Papers, 1877-1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Worcester Dramatic Museum. Papers, 1732-1995. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lawrence, William J. (William John), 1862-1940. Letters to Hamilton Bell and Brander Matthews, 1912-1913. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Frost, Edwin Collins, 1867-1956. Edwin Collins Frost papers, 1846-1967. Brown University, Brown University Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter to Brainerd. New York, NY. [18--?] University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Elkins, Kate Felton. Kate Felton Elkins collection, 1775-1927. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 1838-1915. Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 (inclusive), 1856-1915 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Papers of Brander Matthews [manuscript], 1879-1929. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bovee, Christian Nestell, 1820-1904. Christian Nestell Bovee papers, 1879-1880. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers, circa 1850-2005, 1900-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. Letter to Brander Matthews. Philadelphia, PA. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter to [William] Griffith. New York, NY. 1911 Oct. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Clayton Meeker Hamilton papers, 1899-1946 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1869-1942. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Dramatic Museum Realia, [18th c.]-1966. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Payne, William Morton, 1858-1919. William Morton Payne papers, ca. 1850-1920. Newberry Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1890. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Brander Matthews letter to E.B. : New York City : ALS, 1883 Mar. 18. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Andrew Lang papers, 1811-1971. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, 1922-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929,. Autograph letter signed from Brander Matthews, New York, to T. Allston Brown [manuscript], 1886 March 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Brander Matthews Papers, 1877-1962. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter to Mr. Buel. [New York, NY.]. 1899 Oct. 28. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to Frederick Locker, 1885 Dec. 7 and Jan. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter to [William] Trent. [New York, NY.]. 1899 Oct. 17. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929,. Autograph letter signed from Brander Matthews, New York, to Muter [manuscript], 1888 November 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letters to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1917-1920. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Letter to [The Editor of "Book News"]. [s.l.]. [18--?] University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Carteret Book Club. Collection of letters, proofs, clippings, and reviews, etc. : Newark, New York, etc., 1909 Nov. 5-1912 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929,. Autograph letter signed from Brander Matthews, New York, to William Winter [manuscript], 1880 June 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers, circa 1850-2005 (bulk 1900-1976). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schwartz, Milton Harry. Milton Harry Schwartz scrapbooks, [1896-1952]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Dinner menu, 20 December 1893. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Poets of America, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Columbia University. Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum. Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum Theatre and Costume print collection, 1787-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Correspondence 1921-1926. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Harwood family. Harwood family papers, 1722-1962. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Edwin Howland Blashfield Papers, 1870-1956 (bulk 1889-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. Papers, ca.1800-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. Raleigh's Shakspere [manuscript], [20th century] / by Brander Matthews. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Winter, William Jefferson, 1878-1929,. Typescript letter signed from William Jefferson Winter to Brander Matthews [manuscript], 1920 October 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hamilton, Clayton Meeker, 1881-1946. Clayton Meeker Hamilton papers, 1899-1946. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fonds Edward Gordon Craig Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Stuart, Clinton, 1852-1937. Diary of Clinton Stuart [manuscript], 1881. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Marsh" to "Mills". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Columbia University. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature. Columbia University English Department letters, 1896-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Angela Morgan Papers, 1893-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Correspondence of Theodore Roosevelt, 1888-1921. Library of Congress
referencedIn Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1923 October 10, Staten Island, N.Y. [to] Kathryn McPherson, Unknown / Edwin Markham. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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