Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998

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Walter D. Edmonds was a popular writer of regional and historical fiction primarily set in the Mohawk Valley region of Upstate New York.

From the description of Walter D. Edmonds correspondence with Harold Ober Associates, 1924-1974 (bulk 1931-1968). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 82334287

American author of children's and adult fiction.

From the description of The matchlock gun : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62488830

From the description of Beaver valley : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423212

From the description of The story of Richard Storm : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684760

Walter Dumaux Edmonds (1903-1998) earned his Harvard AB in 1926 and received an honorary degree in 1952; he was an author best known for Drums Along the Mohawk and other historical novels.  He also served the University as a Harvard Overseer (1944-1950) and President of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin .

From the guide to the Papers of Walter Dumaux Edmonds : Harvard material, 1903-1998, (Harvard University Archives)

Walter Dumaux Edmonds (1903-1998) earned his Harvard AB 1926 and received an honorary Litt.D. in 1952; he was an author, best known for Drums Along the Mohawk and other historical novels. He served his alma mater as a Harvard Overseer (1944-1950) and President of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin.

From the description of Themes in English 12, 1924-1925. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075577

From the description of Papers of Walter Dumaux Edmonds : Harvard material, 1903-1998. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064746

American author of children's and adult fiction; Newbery Award winner in 1942.

From the description of Papers, 1941-1974. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684759

Walter D. Edmonds was born July 15, 1903, in Boonville, NY; died January 28, 1998, in Utica, NY. Most of his books are part history, part fiction and were set in Mohawk Valley in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, where he grew up. He received the Newbery Medal in 1942 for The Matchlock Gun. In 1976 he won the National Book Award for Bert Breen's Barn. Drums Along the Mohawk was his best-known historical novel and was on the bestseller list for two years. In 1939 it was made into a movie starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 99, p. 78

From the guide to the Walter Dumaux Edmonds, 1941-1974, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. Papers, 1941-1974. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. The story of Richard Storm : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. The matchlock gun : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Daiches, David, 1912-2005. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
creatorOf Trotti, Lamar, 1900-1952. Drums along the Mohawk : screenplay / by Lamar Trotti and Sonya Levien. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Weeks, Edward, 1898-1989. Papers, 1964-1966. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. Letter to Carl E. Backman. Brownville, NY. 1936 Nov. 6. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter D. (Walter Dumaux), 1903-. Walter D. Edmonds correspondence with Harold Ober Associates, 1924-1974 (bulk 1931-1968). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Atlantic Monthly Press. Atlantic Monthly Press correspondence relating to Walter Dumaux Edmonds, 1940-1942. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. Correspondence, 1942-1991. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
creatorOf Walter Dumaux Edmonds, 1941-1974 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. Beaver valley : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Thomas Clay O'Donnell Papers, 1900-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. Themes in English 12, 1924-1925. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn [Butterfield, Leila?]. Note, ca. 1929, The Embassy, New York City [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Reading Library, 1707-1961. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Thompson, Harold William, 1891-1964. Harold William Thompson papers, 1942-1955. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-1998. Papers of Walter Dumaux Edmonds : Harvard material, 1903-1998. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Milgrom, Miriam. Contemporary fiction writers in Concord : typescript, [1970 / interviewed] by Miriam Milgrom. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Papers of Walter Dumaux Edmonds : Harvard material, 1903-1998 Harvard University Archives.
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associatedWith Galbraith, John Kenneth person
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Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence
Historical fiction, American--History and criticism
Frontier and pioneer life--Fiction
Beavers--Fiction
Courage--Fiction
Young adult fiction, American--20th century
Publishers and publishing--20th century
Conservation of natural resources--Juvenile fiction
Thunderstorms--Fiction
Thunderstorms--Juvenile fiction
Short stories, American--20th century
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Children's literature, American
Literary agents--20th century--Correspondence
Children's literature--Manuscripts
Conservation of natural resources--Fiction
Beavers--Juvenile fiction
Frontier and pioneer life--Juvenile fiction
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Birth 1903-07-15

Death 1998-01-24

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