Rives, Amélie 1863-1945

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Amélie Rives was born into an aristocratic Virginia family, and exhibited precocious writing talent. As a young writer, she published The Quick or the Dead?, which became a controversial bestseller; modernists derided the naive plot and theme, while traditional romanticists were scandalized by the sensual content. After a short marriage to Virginia lawyer John Armstrong Chanler ended, she met and married exiled Russian painter Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy and led a privileged life in America and Europe. Her mature novels, poems, and drama were popular and received critical appreciation.

From the description of Amélie Troubetzkoy letter to Mr. Young, ca. 1900?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56194015

Virginia author.

From the description of To mystery [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647845484

From the description of Miscellany in hand of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1892?-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647860249

From the description of Letters from Amélie Rives to Richard Hovey [manuscript], 11888-1889. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647997244

From the description of To mystery, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135277

American novelist and playwright.

From the description of Amélie Rives papers [manuscript], 1887-1936. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647898958

Author. Born Amélie Louise Rives. Married artist Pierre Troubetzkoy.

From the description of Letter of Amélie Rives, 1918 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064953

Albemarle County, Virginia, author.

From the description of Letters of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1901-1902. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833110

From the description of Letter : Castle Hill, Cobham, Va., to Mrs. Rollins, 1887 June 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136052

American author.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Castle Hill, Albemarle County, Va., to Frances V. Beverley, 1932 May 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647843277

From the description of Papers of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1920-1938. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823126

From the description of Letter from Amélie Rives to Henri S. Rorer [manuscript], 1927 April 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647827786

From the description of Papers of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1886-1941. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647882116

Poet and playwright.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1940. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36437740

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creatorOf Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945. Letters of Ellen Glasgow [manuscript] 1937-41. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers of James Southall Wilson [manuscript] ca. 1904-62. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Augustine the man [manuscript] 1922 Dec. 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Postcard from Amelie Rives to Mrs. Raub [manuscript], 1893 July 5. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Boand, Nell Holladay,. Logan-Morrill family papers [manuscript], 1906-1966 (bulk 1906-1912). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. Editorial correspondence files, S-V, of the Virginian-Pilot, 1907-1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Armstrong, E. M., Mrs. Letter of Mrs. E.M. Armstrong to Gwendolin Ella Rives Armstrong Jan. 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter of Amélie Rives, 1918 May 23. Library of Congress
creatorOf Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928,. Logan-Morrill family papers, 1906-1934 (bulk 1906-1912). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Chaloner, John Armstrong, 1862-1935. Papers, 1862-1935. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1917-1930. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letters from Amélie Rives to Richard Hovey [manuscript], 11888-1889. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945. Papers of Ellen Glasgow [manuscript], 1880-1963. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter from Amélie Rives to Henri S. Rorer [manuscript], 1927 April 30. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Delano, Frederick Adrian. Letters of prominent literary and political figures [manuscript] 1860-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. Papers of Thomas Nelson Page [manuscript], 1878-1923. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. Letter to Michael F. Plunkett [manuscript] 1975 March 10. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Meade, Julian R. (Julian Rutherfoord), 1909-1940. Papers of Julian Meade Rutherfoord, 1928-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1782-1966. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Beals, Jessie Tarbox. Photographs, 1896-1941 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Correspondence to Franklin Baldwin Wiley, 1920. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. A Sonnet [manuscript], 1886 June?]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter : Castle Hill, Cobham, Va., to Mrs. Rollins, 1887 June 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter to Mr. Riggs : New York City : ALS, 1915 May 6. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter, Castle Hill, to "My darling little Emily" [manuscript] 1909 Nov. 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1856-1935. Papers of Lizette Woodworth Reese [manuscript], 1893-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Papers of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1920-1938. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cane, Melville, 1879-1980. Melville Cane papers, 1901-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Page, Mildred Nelson, 1865-1959. Papers of Mildred Nelson Page [manuscript] 1879-1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Amélie Rives papers [manuscript], 1887-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers of James Southall Wilson, [manuscript], 1931-1942. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess, 1859-1925. George Curzon letter to Mrs. Rives [manuscript], 1892 Aug. 24. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. Papers of Thomas Nelson Page [manuscript] 1841, 1884-1921, 1970. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Correspondence relating to the Southern Writers Convention sponsored by the "Virginia Quarterly Review" at the University of Virginia, October 23-24, 1931 [manuscript], 1931-1932. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alden, Timothy, 1736-1828. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1753-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Taylor, Welford Dunaway. A real lily [manuscript] : the story of Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy, 1961. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Amélie Troubetzkoy letter to Mr. Young, ca. 1900?. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Rives family. Papers of the Rives family compiled by Elizabeth Langhorne, 1839-1990. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945. Miscellany of Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow [manuscript] 1900-1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Amelie Rives letter to W. B. Chilton [manuscriipt], 1887 May 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy papers [manuscript], 1878-1941. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter to Miss Scott [manuscript], 1927 April 26. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Papers, 1886-1940. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter to Mr. Reynolds [manuscript] 1906 March 27. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Margolies, Joseph Aaron, 1889-1982. Joseph Aaron Margolies papers, 1914-1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Emily, 1893-1953. Letters to Joseph Hergesheimer [manuscript], 1921-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Correspondence of Carter Glassh[manuscript], 1908-1946. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter to Mr. Schneider, 1935 January 5. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920. Papers of W. Gordon McCabe [manuscript], 1757-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter, "Castle Hill", to Miss Louise Imogen Guiney [manuscript] 1887 July 12. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Papers of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1886-1941. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Brown, Alexander, 1843-1906. The Cabells and Their Kin [manuscript], 1895. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Additional papers of Amélie Rives Chanler Troubetzkoy [manuscript] 1887-1920. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Auchincloss, Louis. Papers of Louis Auchincloss, 1942-1945 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Magruder, Julia, 1854-1907. Letters of Julia Magruder, 1892-1901. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers of James Southall Wilson [manuscript], 1904-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Armistead, Mary S. Scrapbooks, 1879-1907. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Great Britain, October 1940 [manuscript], 1940. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rives family papers [manuscript], 1791-1908. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. To mystery [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alexander, 1843-1906,. Papers of the Rives, Sears and Rhinelander families [manuscript], 1829-1923. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Squire, Anne. Anne Squire correspondence, 1889-1920 (bulk 1900-1920) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Clement, Hope. Diary of Hope Clement [manuscript] 1894 May 26-Sept. 24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. Papers of Louise Collier Willcox, 1870-1933. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974,. Letters chiefly of prominent literary figures [manuscript] 1868-1903. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter, Castle Hill, to Mildred Nelson Page [manuscript] 1889 Feb. 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Miscellany in hand of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1892?-1919. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter [manuscript] : Castle Hill, Albemarle County, Va., to Frances V. Beverley, 1932 May 17. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bulkley, Charles S/., fl. 1857,. Miscellaneous Virginia letters, 1807-1911. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Melville Cane Papers, 1901-1979. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905. Papers of Fitzhugh Lee [manuscript], 1731-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letters of Amélie Rives [manuscript], 1901-1902. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Powell, John, 1882-1963. Papers : of John Powell, 1888-1979. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. To mystery, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. A brother to dragons : manuscript, [ca. 1886] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909. Papers of Richard Watson Gilder, 1907-1910, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Papers of Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy [manuscript], 1931-1941. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Quotation of Amélie Rives Chanler Troubetzkoy [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Letter, 1888 Dec. 30, Cobham, Va., to Mr. Robinson. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. Correspondence with Mr Wilstack, March 14, 1916. Mr. Ellis D. Robb, Atlanta, Georgia, November 27, 1934,and Mr. E.G. Reinhard, June 22, 1944, Washington D.C. / Amélie Troubetzkoy. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis of, 1859-1925. Letter to Mrs. Rives [manuscript, 1892 Aug. 24. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tunstall, Virginia Hunter Lyne, d. 1987. Papers of Virginia Hunter Lyne Tunstall [manuscript] 1869-1959. University of Virginia. Library
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Birth 1863

Death 1945

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