McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928

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American novelist.

From the description of Courage, [1916-1917]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29547103

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From the description of George Barr McCutcheon, 1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983984

George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American novelist best known for his fictional works such as Graustark (1901).

McCutcheon was born on July 26, 1866 to John Barr and Clara (Glick) McCutcheon in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. As a boy, McCutcheon taught his brother John how to draw. John went on to become a successful American cartoonist. George McCutcheon attended Purdue University at Lafayette from 1882-1883 before leaving to work as a reporter at the Lafayette Journal . "The Ante-Mortem Condition of George Ramor," printed in the National Magazine in 1896, was McCutcheon's first published short story. Graustark, written in 1901, established McCutcheon as a writer. The novel was written in a single draft at about a thousand words a day. McCutcheon married Marie Van Antwerp Fay on September 26, 1904. He died suddenly on October 23, 1928 while at a luncheon at the Hotel Martinique.

  • 1901: Graustark
  • 1902: Brewster's Millions Castle Craneycrow
  • 1903: The Sherrods
  • 1904: Beverly of Graustark The Day of the Dog
  • 1906: Jane Cable
  • 1907: The Daughter of Anderson Crow
  • 1911: Mary Midthorne
  • 1912: The Hollow of Her Hand
  • 1913: A Fool and His Money
  • 1914: The Prince of Graustark
  • 1919: Sherry
  • 1920: Anderson Crow, Detective West Wind Drift
  • 1924: East of the Setting Sun
  • 1927: The Inn of the Hawk and Raven
  • 1929: The Merivales

From the guide to the George Barr McCutcheon Collection, 1903-1930, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
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
creatorOf Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Letter to John C. Eckel : New York : ALS, 1927 Apr. 24. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. O'Thello : part of the Great Unpaid : AMs fragment, [1832 or 3]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Courage, [1916-1917]. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Smith, Winchell, 1871-1933. Brewster's millions / [Winchell Smith & Byron Ongley]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Jane Cable : holograph, 1903 July 30 / by George Barr McCutcheon. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. George Barr McCutcheon papers, 1874-1928. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. The elephant and the lark's nest / Rudyard Kipling. The original manuscript. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Fonda, James. Brewster's millions, revisited : a weekly television series / created for television by James Fonda. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. Papers of Ellis Parker Butler, 1891-1940. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. Goliath : manuscript, [between 1850 and 1907]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. George Barr McCutcheon, 1899. Library of Congress
referencedIn Letters of condolence and thanks, 1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Widener, Eleanor Elkins,. Letters to Eleanor Elkins Widener from collectors and libraries : manuscript, 1914-1915. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Charles Dickens collection of papers, 1833]-[1975, 1833-1909 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Hood, Richard, 1910-. Portraits of American authors [manuscript], ca. 1902-1935, (bulk 1910-1919). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ellis Parker Butler papers, 1899-1936 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Alexander, William Albert, 1875-1943. Papers 1916-1943. Indiana University
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Letter to Mr. Brewster [manuscript], 1923 October 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Kling, Flora Gardner. [Papers]. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn William Makepeace Thackeray collection of papers, 1828]-1937, 1829-1864 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf George Barr McCutcheon papers, 1874-1928 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. An ode on the unveiling of the Shaw Memorial on Boston Common, May Thirty-First, 1897 : galley proofs, 1897. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Clark, Howard Kenneth, 1909-1979,. Howard Kenneth Clark papers , 1896-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr. The purloiners [microform] : a play in four acts / by George Barr McCutcheon. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Ade, George, 1866-1944. George Ade papers, 1871-1970. Newberry Library
creatorOf George Barr McCutcheon Collection, 1903-1930 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf George Barr McCutcheon Papers None., ca. 1887-1957 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Letters : to Flora Virginia Milner Livingston, 1916-1925. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. McCutcheon/Dodd, Mead mss. : papers, 1903-1944. Indiana University
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Letter to Mr. Brewster, 1923 October 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. William Makepeace Thackeray collection of papers, [1828]-1937 bulk (1829-1864). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
creatorOf McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928. Correspondence to Franklin Baldwin Wiley, 1905. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Charles Dickens collection of papers, [1833]-[1975] bulk ([1833]-1909). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Ade, George, 1866-1944 person
associatedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. person
associatedWith Alexander, William Albert, 1875-1943. person
associatedWith Brewster, Mr., person
associatedWith Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Clark, Howard Kenneth, 1909-1979, person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Dodd, Mead & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. person
associatedWith Eckel, John C., 1858- person
associatedWith Hale, Louise Closser, 1872-1933 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith H.S. Stone & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. person
correspondedWith Kling, Flora Gardner. person
associatedWith Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862- person
associatedWith Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870 person
associatedWith McCutcheon, Ben Frederick. person
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Nelson, Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh. person
associatedWith New, Harry S. person
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 person
associatedWith Raleigh, John McCutcheon. person
associatedWith Smith, Winchell, 1871-1933. person
associatedWith Street, Julian, 1879-1947 person
associatedWith Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. person
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. person
associatedWith Widener, Eleanor Elkins, person
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Literature--American Fiction
World War, 1914-1918--Fiction
Publishers and Publishing
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
American literature--20th century
Novelists, American
Drama--Collections
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Birth 1866-07-26

Death 1928-10-23

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