Auchincloss, Louis

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From the guide to the Louis Auchincloss papers, 1968-1980, 1970-1980, (Literature and Rare Books)

Louis Stanton Auchincloss was born on September 27, 1917 in Lawrence, New York. to Joseph and Priscilla Auchincloss. Auchincloss attended Groton and Yale, and received a degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 1941. He was hired by the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell later that year. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Europe and the Pacific in World War II. After the war he returned to New York, resumed his law practice, and later became a partner in the firm of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood.

In his spare time he began to write. His first book, "The Indifferent Children", was published in 1947 under the pseudonym Andrew Lee. Known for his works of fiction chronicling America's patrician class, he also published several works of non-fiction such as his biography of Theodore Roosevelt and his memoir, "A Writer's Capital". Auchincloss wrote an average of a book a year, totaling 60 books in all before his death in Manhattan on January 26, 2010, aged 92.

From the guide to the Louis S. Auchincloss Papers, 1970-1972, (Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections)

Louis Auchincloss, who attended Yale University (1935-1939) and the University of Virginia Law School (1941), was a prolific author of novels, short stories, criticism, biographies, and other non-fiction work from the early 1950s until shortly before his death in 2010.

Summary information is available in the standard biographical resources.

From the guide to the Louis Auchincloss collection, 1966-1981, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Paul Revere Reynolds Papers, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf A Writer's Capital, ca. 1970 Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Arlin Turner Papers, 1927-1980 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Edith Wharton collection, 1868-1981 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn James O. Brown Associates Records, 1927-1992. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Louis Auchincloss papers, 1968-1980, 1970-1980 Literature and Rare Books
referencedIn Curtis Brown, Ltd. Records, 1914-2006. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Papers, 1909, 1940, 1968-90 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Louis Auchincloss collection, 1966-1981 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron, 1831-2001 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Louis S. Auchincloss Papers, 1970-1972 Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jacques Barzun Papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Mina Kirstein Curtiss Papers MS 250., 1913-2005 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Papers, 1917-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1931-1999 (inclusive), 1960-1980 (bulk) Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Vol. ii (ff. 200). Asquith, Lady Helen – Beerbohm, Sir Max.includes:f. 1 Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh, novelist: Anne Mary Celestine Asquith, wife of Julian, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith: Letter to Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh from Anne Mary Cele... British Library
referencedIn Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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associatedWith Anderson, Robert Woodruff person
associatedWith Barzun, Jacques, 1907- person
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 person
associatedWith Curtis Brown Ltd. corporateBody
correspondedWith Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896- person
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith HELEN (LEHMAN) BUTTENWIESER, 1905-1989 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hunter, Jody Jones person
associatedWith James O. Brown Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
correspondedWith Marietta Tree person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944 person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
correspondedWith Turner, Arlin person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 person
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American literature--20th century
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