Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985

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Author Robert Nathan was born in New York City and educated in New York, Switzerland, the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and Harvard. He worked in advertising and education before earning a living as an author; he has written poetry, essays, and drama, but is chiefly known for popular novels. His books are distinguished by charming, delicate prose, which creates a unique mood of mild fantasy; often sentimental, his work is also gently satirical. He also wrote screenplays, and several of his books have been made into movies, notably The Bishop's Wife.

From the description of Robert Nathan correspondence with May Hatch Hartwell and poem, 1943. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 68815755

Novelist and poet; best known for "The bishop's wife."

From the description of Robert Nathan Letter to Lola L. Kovener [manuscript], no year, November 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647999125

Robert Nathan was born Jan. 2, 1894 in NY; published first novel in 1919 and first of ten volumes of poetry, Youth grows old, in 1922; most popular novels include One more spring, The bishop's wife, and Portrait of Jennie, all of which were adapted to the screen; screenplays include The clock and Pagan love song; stage plays include Music at evening and Susan and the stranger; died in Los Angeles, May 25, 1985.

From the description of Papers, 1924-1982. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060788

American poet and novelist.

From the description of Autograph and typed letters signed (8) : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, [n.d.] and 1947-[1977]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864837

Robert Nathan, American novelist and poet.

From the description of Robert Nathan scrapbooks and awards, circa 1928-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702186803

Writer.

From the description of Papers, 1950-1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482489

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Robert Nathan was born January 2, 1894 in New York; published first novel in 1919 and first of ten volumes of poetry, Youth Grows Old, in 1922; most popular novels include One More Spring, The Bishop's Wife, and Portrait of Jennie, all of which were adapted to the screen; screenplays include The Clock and Pagan Love Song ; stage plays include Music at Evening and Susan and the Stranger ; died in Los Angeles, May 25, 1985.

From the guide to the Robert Nathan Papers, 1924-1982, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Robert Nathan was an American novelist and poet. Several of his novels were made into films, including The Bishops Wife (1928), starring Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young, and Portrait of Jennie (1940), starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotton.

More information about Robert Nathan can be found at: http://www.robertnathanlibrary.com/

From the guide to the Robert Nathan scrapbooks and awards, circa 1928-1982, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph letter signed RN to: "Rita" Wellesley College
creatorOf Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award Committee. Correspondence : to Eugene Ormandy, 1966. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William Orton Tewson Papers, 1923-1926, (bulk 1926) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Birch, Robert Fairfax. Epitaph for a poet : op. 25, no. 12 / [words by] Robert Nathan ; [music by] Robert Fairfax Birch. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph and typed letters signed (8) : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, [n.d.] and 1947-[1977]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn George S. Kaufman Papers, 1911-1941 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. The ice maiden : typescript, [19--]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Books and Authors War Bond Committee (Cambridge, Mass.). Books and Authors War Bond Committee collection, 1942-[1945?]. Cambridge Public Library, Main Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Typed letter signed Robert Nathan to: Miss [Elizabeth] Manwaring September, 1941. Wellesley College
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph note signed Bob to: "Rita" Wellesley College
creatorOf Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-2000. The snowflake and the starfish : production material, 1959. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Robert Nathan Papers, 1924-1982 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph letter signed Bob to: "Rita" September 21, 1942. Wellesley College
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Robert Nathan Letter to Lola L. Kovener [manuscript], no year, November 16. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894. Autograph letter signed Robert Nathan to: Miss Bates September 17, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Typed letter signed Bob Nathan to: "Rita" October 20, 1965. Wellesley College
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph letter signed Bob to: "Rita" Wellesley College
referencedIn Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. George S. Kaufman papers, 1911-1941. Library of Congress
referencedIn Friedman, Philip Allan. Correspondence to Philip Allan Friedman, 1952-1953. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Robert Nathan scrapbooks and awards, circa 1928-1982. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Robert Nathan correspondence with May Hatch Hartwell and poem, 1943. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Jackson, Charles, 1903-1968. Charles Jackson letters to Ted Robinson, 1944-1945. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph letter signed Robert Nathan to: "Mrs. Kleeman" Wellesley College
creatorOf Reményi, József, 1891-1956. Correspondence, 1922-1948. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn William B. Wisdom collection of Thomas Wolfe, 1909-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph note signed R to: "Rita" Wellesley College
referencedIn Reginald, R. So love returns / R. Reginald. California State University, San Bernardino, John M. Pfau Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-. Robert Nathan papers, ca. 1913-1970? Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Papers, 1924-1982. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. Papers of James M. Cain, 1901-1978 (bulk 1925-1978). Library of Congress
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Papers, 1929-1943. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Kubie, Lawrence S. (Lawrence Schlesinger), 1896-1973. Papers of Lawrence S. Kubie, 1943-1979. Library of Congress
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. The clock : mimeograph copy of typescript, 1944 Feb. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Evans, Mark, 1947-. Interview, 1977. American Primers
creatorOf Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933. Ithaca / C.P. Cavafy. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Warren, Elinor Remick, 1900-1991. Along the western shore / Elinor Remick Warren. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Lawrence S. Kubie Papers, 1916-1978 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Sawyer, Helen. Helen Sawyer and Jerry Farnsworth papers, 1918-1995. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. William A. Koshland Files None., 1921-1996 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Americans for Democratic Action. Americans for Democratic Action records, 1932-1999. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Robert Nathan scrapbooks and awards, circa 1928-1982 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. Papers of Marianne Moore, 1928-1965. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Birch, Robert Fairfax. Now is the bitter season of the year : sonnet no. 1 : op. 25, no. 9 / [words by] Robert Nathan ; [music by] Robert Fairfax Birch. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975. Papers of John Towner Frederick, 1908-1975. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. Annie Nathan Meyer papers, 1858-1950 (bulk 1885-1948). American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Typed letter signed Bob to: "Rita" November 5, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Scrapbooks of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1886-1958 (bulk 1904-1926). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-. Autograph letter signed Bob to: Rita. Wellesley College
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Papers, 1950-1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Tewson, William Orton, 1877-1947. William Orton Tewson papers, 1923-1926 (bulk 1926). Library of Congress
creatorOf Duke, John, 1899-1984. Here in this spot with you / music by John Duke ; sonnet by Robert Nathan. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-. Autograph letter signed Bob Nathan to: Rita. Wellesley College
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [between 1947 and 1956]. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1938 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1964-1966. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Autograph letter signed Robert Nathan to: Miss Manwaring. Wellesley College
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1930. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James M. Cain Papers, 1901-1978, (bulk 1925-1978) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Americans for Democratic Action. corporateBody
associatedWith Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929. person
associatedWith Birch, Robert Fairfax. person
associatedWith Books and Authors War Bond Committee (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Burden, Carter, person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
correspondedWith Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. person
associatedWith Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938 person
associatedWith Carpenter, Margaret Haley. person
associatedWith Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933. person
associatedWith Duke, John, 1899-1984. person
associatedWith Durant, Will. person
associatedWith Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award. corporateBody
associatedWith Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Evans, Mark, 1947- person
associatedWith Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975. person
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associatedWith Jackson, Charles, 1903-1968. person
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. person
associatedWith Kleeman, Rita Halle, b. 1885. person
associatedWith Kovener, Lola L., person
associatedWith Kubie, Lawrence S. (Lawrence Schlesinger), 1896-1973. person
associatedWith Laurence, Dan H. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Manwaring, Elizabeth Wheeler, b. 1879. person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
correspondedWith Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. person
associatedWith Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Wagenknecht Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Reginald, R. person
associatedWith Reményi, József, 1891-1956. person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Sawyer, Helen. person
associatedWith Schrank, Joseph. person
associatedWith Taylor, Anne L. person
associatedWith Taylor, Paul Forrester, Mrs. person
correspondedWith Tewson, William Orton, 1877-1947. person
associatedWith Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004, person
associatedWith Warren, Elinor Remick, 1900-1991. person
associatedWith Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-2000. person
correspondedWith Wisdom, William B., 1900-1977 person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
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American literature--20th century
Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
Poets, American--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Literature
American poetry--20th century
Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Occupation
Authors, American
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Poets, American 20th century--Archival resources
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Birth 1894-01-02

Death 1985-05-25

Americans

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