Fales Manuscript Collection ca. 1700-2000

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Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000

Fales Manuscript Collection ca. 1700-2000

The Fales Manuscript collection is made up of some 50,000 items, much of which was assembled by DeCoursey Fales from 1908-1966 and donated to NYU. The provenance of the materials is complicated, however. Following Fales' death in 1966, other collections and purchases were added into the Fales Manuscripts collection. We do not have a comprehensive listing of what Fales owned and what the library later purchased after his death. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, realia, ephemera, and other materials primarily about English and American authors from 1700 to the present. There are special strenths in the Victorian, Edwardian, English 1890s, and Transition Period writers.

118.0 linear feet

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Epithet: writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000765.0x00005f Irish writer, poet, and playwright. From the description of Collection, 1851-1957 (bulk 1877-1957). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122625016 Irish poet, dramatist and novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed :...

Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912

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Bram (Abraham) Stoker (b. November 8, 1847, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland-d. April 20, 1912, London, England), studied at Dublin's Trinity College. He took a civil service job, but found it unsatisfying and moonlighted as an unpaid theatre critic. His affection for the theatre led to a partnership with Henry Irving, managing London's Lyceum Theatre. While managing the theatre, Stoker wrote consistently, publishing popular adventure and horror stories as well as non-fiction. Today, he is almost exclu...

Masefield, John, 1878-1967

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The English poet, playwright and novelist, John Masefield was born in 1878 in Ledbury. After running away to sea early (when he was thirteen) he settled in London from 1897 and devoted himself to writing. Later he moved to Oxford which was where he lived when most of the following collection was produced. Masefield became Poet Laureate in 1930 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. Among his more notable works are, some early reflections of his maritime experiences in Salt Water Ballads (19...

Provincetown Players

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English novelist. From the description of Note : to Wilson, 1891 March 6. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936605 From the description of Autograph clipped from a letter : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621664 British author. From the description of The luck of the "Susan Bell" / by Walter Besant. [ca. 1868-1901] (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29305316 Walter Besant (1836-1901) was an English aut...

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English novelist; daughter of W. M. Thackeray. From the description of Prayer : autograph manuscript : [n.p.], 1865 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858284 Ann Isabella Ritchie was the elder daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1861), a well-known Victorian novelist. Anne was a prolific novelist, essayist and writer of memoirs. By 1875, The Works of Miss Thackeray had been published in eight volumes (Smith, Elder & Company), extended to 15 volumes by 18...

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956

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Alan Alexander Milne (b. January 18, 1882, London, England-d. January 31, 1956, Hartfield, England) was born to John Vine Milne, the headmaster of Henley House School, and Sarah Maria Heginbotham Milne. Known best for his children’s stories, Milne was also a prolific essayist, playwright, and mystery writer. As a child, Milne attended his father’s school, where H. G. Wells was one of his instructors. Beginning at age eleven, Milne attended Westminster School and later en...

Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

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Hammond, Christine M. Demain, active 1886-1910

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Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948

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English essayist, literary historian, editor. From the description of Holbrook Jackson papers, 1930-1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102603 Jackson was born on Dec. 31, 1874 in Liverpool, England; although he never attended college, he was a voracious reader who began publishing articles at age 16 while working as a clerk; he co-edited the New age in 1907, and edited T.P.'s magazine, which he later bought out in order to edit his ow...

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953

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Franco-British writer. From the description of Letters : to Miss Penn, 1917 Nov. 24 and 1929 Mar. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122601939 English historian, essayist, poet and novelist born La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France July 27, 1870; died Guildford, England July 16, 1953. Belloc wrote biographies of Robespierre (1901) Marie Antoinette (1909) and numerous works on English political history. From 1920-19...

Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947

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Richard Le Gallienne, British journalist and author, was a prolific writer during the late 19th and early 20th century. His early mentor was Oliver Wendell Holmes. Le Gallienne wrote My ladies' sonnets (1887), and the romantic novel, The quest of the golden girl (1896). He published The romantic nineties (1926), while working as a journalist in New York. In 1927 Le Gallienne emigrated to France where he lived out the remainder of his life. From the description of Manuscript-Letters, ...

O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964

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Sean O'Casey was an Irish dramatist. From the description of Sean O'Casey collection. [1957]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 688595761 Irish playwright notable for "The plough and the stars", "Juno and the paycock", and "Bishop's bonfire". From the description of Press cuttings [manuscript]. 1935-1972. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225840980 Sean O'Casey, playwright. From the description of The plough and...

Baird, Charles W. (Charles Washington), 1828-1887

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Benson, E.F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940

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Moore, George, 1852-1933

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George Augustus Moore, novelist and story writer, was born February 24, 1852, at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Ireland. From the description of George Moore letters, 1895? (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 501325752 Author who sometimes used the pseudonym, Lady Rhone. From the description of Letter : England, to Foster Baker, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23884097 George Moore was born at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Irel...

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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Amy Crowe (1831-1865) was a family friend who lived with Thackeray as his adopted daughter and later married Thackerays̓ cousin Edward Talbot Thackeray. From the description of [Letter] to Amy Crowe, 27 September [1854], 36 Onslow Sqr. Brompton. [1854] (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 35091085 Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchi...

Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941

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English novelist. From the description of Hugh Walpole collection, 1910-1939. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70925561 From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Brackenburn, Keswick, to [James] Bain, 1931 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658346 From the description of Sons and Lovers. A Preface : autograph manuscript signed, fair copy with a few revisions : [n.p.], 1923 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270658363 ...

Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924

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Marie Corelli was an enigmatic and compelling personality whose colorful personal life and fertile imagination made her the most popular writer of her time. The narrative drive of her stories, combined with exotic settings and passionate conviction, helped overcome the stylistic concerns of literary critics to make her and her writing a phenomenon of turn-of-the-century popular culture. From the description of Marie Corelli letters and postcards, 1894-1924. (Pennsylvania State Univer...

Molesworth, Mrs., 1839-1921

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Nuttall, Jeff

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Jeff Nuttall (1933-2004), painter, poet, and performance artist was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and grew up in Herefordshire, England. Nuttall was considered one of the pioneers of the "happening," the counterculture movement in 1960s England, and associated with many of the American beat generation writers, especially William Burroughs. From the description of Jeff Nuttall collection, 1962-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 456423526 ...

De Beer, Esmond Samuel, 1895-1990

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Pemberton, Max, 1863-1950

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Sir Max Pemberton, English editor and novelist, was born in Warwickshire, educated at Cambridge, and later studied law. He edited Chums, a magazine for boys, 1892-1893, and wrote for Cassell's magazine and the Daily mail. He produced more than sixty books, including mysteries, adventure stories, romances, and history. With his friend, Alfred Harmsworth, later Lord Northcliffe, he founded the London School of Journalism. From the description of Max Pemberton letter to My dear Ward, 18...

Borrow, George, 1803-1881

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George Borrow, British author and translator. From the description of George Borrow collection, 1833-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146082 From the description of George Borrow collection, 1833-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79259293 British author. From the description of Manuscript, ca. 1856. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31526808 George Henry Borrow was a Victorian author, linguist, and translator. He made an e...

Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987

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Erskine Preston Caldwell was born in White Oak, Coweta County, Georgia, the son of Ira Sylvester Caldwell, a minister, and Caroline Bell, a teacher. Caldwell much later believed that being brought up as a minister's son in the Deep South was "my good fortune in life," for his family's frequent moves to different congregations in the region gave him an intimate knowledge of the people, localities, and ways of life that would inform his fiction and documentary writing. As a youth he observed, with...

Farnol, Jeffery, 1878-1952

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English author of historical fiction, landscape painter, wood carver, and athlete; b. John Jeffery Farnol; forename also appears as Jeffrey; sometimes called Jack Farnol. From the description of Jeffery Farnol collection, 1909-1950. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70958662 ...

Lucas, E.V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938

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English essayist, playwright, and biographer of Charles Lamb. From the description of Friendship's gallery : AMs, [before 1930] / by E.V. Lucas. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525226 From the description of Facets & angles : AMs, [between 1918 and 1930] / by E.V. Lucas. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591792 Edward Verrall Lucas was an English author and editor. A remarkably prolific writer, he produced novels, ...

Blackburn, Paul

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Prolific American poet and translator Paul Blackburn (1926-1971) is known for his verse focusing on life in New York City; for his association with the Black Mountain literary circle that included American poets such as Robert Creeley (1926-2005), Charles Olson (1910-1970), and Denise Levertov (1923-1997); and for his work as a translator of Provençal, Spanish, and Portuguese writers. Blackburn was born on November 24, 1926, in Saint Albans, ...

Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928

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Edmund Gosse, a well known man of letters, librarian to the House of Lords (1904-1914), and author of the autobiography, Father and Son (1907), was a pioneering translator of Ibsen and author of numerous volumes of poetry, criticism and biography. Charles Edmund Merrill was an active member of the Grolier Club from 1910 until his death in 1942. From the description of Letters : to Charles E. Merrill, 1910-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122577035 English poet and man of...

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

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George Cruikshank was a British artist, social and political caricaturist, and illustrator. From the description of George Cruikshand papers, 1827-1897 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26507077 English artist, illustrator and satirist. From the description of Album of George Cruikshank Color Prints, 1835. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 48116918 English artist and caricaturist. From the description of ALS : to...

Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966

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Banker, art collector; New York City. From the description of Selected items from the autograph collection of De Coursey Fales, 1838-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502626 De Coursey Fales (1888-1966) was a New York City lawyer and banker who collected books and manuscripts. He donated his book collection to New York University and split his manuscript gifts between N.Y.U. and the New York Public Library. From the description of De Coursey Fales autograph...

Gessner, Robert, 1907-1968

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Robert Gessner (1907-1968) was an American author and educator. From the description of Robert Gessner papers, ca. 1956-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122378696 From the guide to the Robert Gessner papers, ca. 1956-1968, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Robert GessnerRobert Gessner was a pioneer in film education, a film professor at NYU, and a published poet, novelist, and screenwriter.Gessner was born October 23, 1907, in Esc...

Yonge, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Mary), 1823-1901

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English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Otterbourne, Winchester, to "My dear Florence", 1874 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584507 Novelist and children's writer. From the description of Letters, 1866-1893. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117781 Charlotte Mary Yonge was born and lived all her life at Otterbourne, near Winchester. Her father had, on marrying, renounced a military career and m...

Céline, Louis-Ferdinand, 1894-1961

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Mort à crédit was published in Paris in May 1936. From the description of Mort à crédit : typescript with manuscript alterations, [ca. 1932-1936] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612817798 From the description of Mort à crédit : manuscript, [ca. 1932-1936]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612766558 ...

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933

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Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1900-1932. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580518 From the description of Papers, 1925-1933. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580524 John Galsworthy was an English dramatist and novelist. Educated as a barrister at Harrow and New College, Oxford, he instead decided to travel, attending to his family's shipping business abroad, and then began writing. His first book, From the Four Winds, was a collec...

Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Novelist, short story writer. From the guide to the Isaac Bashevis Singer Manuscripts, [ca. 1960]-1971, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Novelist, short story writer; came to America in 1935. Born Isaac Singer July 14, 1904, in Radzymin, Poland; son of Pinchos Menachem and Bathsheba (Zylberman) Singer. From the description of Manuscripts collection, [ca. 1960]-1970. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477256024 ...

Gould, Joe, 1889-1957

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Noted American eccentric, known as Professor Seagull; subject of the movie "Joe Gould's Secret." From the description of Joe Gould letters to Edmund R. Brown [manuscript], 1934-1935. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 680286820 ...

Scott, Walter, 1771-1832

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Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1818] Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June [3]. (Unknown). W...

Pinero, Arthur Wing, 1855-1934

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British playwright and actor. From the description of Letters, 1899-1903 : to F.A. Besant Rice. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363756 British actor and writer; member of the Garrick Club. From the description of Letter written to Sir George Henschel, 1906. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122386412 Pinero was an English dramatist. From the description of Papers concerning The ...

Hobbes, John Oliver, (Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa Richards, 1867-1906

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Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898

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See Lewis Carroll in many other sources for biographical information. From the guide to the Charles Lutwidge Dodgson collection, undated, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) Dodgson is better known as Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in wonderland. From the description of [Letter, 18]94 Mar. 29, Ch.Ch., Oxford [to Mabel Scott] / C. L. Dodgson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 213330160 Charles Dodgson w...

L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838

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English literary personality. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Miss Watts, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864527 English poetess. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [n.p.] and Hans Place, to Robert Folkestone Williams, postmarked 1833 June and [no year] July 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270608031 English poet. From the description of The Mountain Grave : [n.p.] : autograph manusc...

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to Louis and Naomi (Levy) Ginsberg. American poet, author, lecturer, and teacher who was one of the core members of the Beat Generation of American author's in the 1950's and early 1960's along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997. From the description of Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019390 ...

Wilberforce, Octavia, 1888-1963

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Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853

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Opie was an English Quaker author. From the description of ALS, [18]52 May 26 : Norwich [Eng.] to "Dear friend" / A. Opie. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 46956520 Amelia Opie was an English Quaker. From the description of ALS, 1824 September 29, Norwich, [Eng.] / Amelia Opie. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 262363074 Amelia Opie, née Alderson, English novelist and poet. From the guide to the Amelia Opie man...

Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956

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Beerbohm married Florence Kahn (1876-1951), an American actress, on May 4, 1910. From the description of Max Beerbohm letters to Florence Kahn, 1904-1948 (bulk 1904-1909). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122418146 B. 1872 d. 1956. From the description of Max Beerbohm artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432818 Beerbohm was a British author and caricaturist. Turner was a British author. From...

Harris, Frank, 1856-1931

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Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was associated with the anarchist journal Mother Earth from 1906 to 1917 and was imprisoned for publicly advocating birth control in 1916 and pacifism in 1917. In 1919 she was deported to Russia but had to leave because of her criticism of the Bols...

De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956

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Walter De la Mare (1873-1956) was a British poet, novelist, short story writer, critic, essayist, anthologist, dramatist, and a prolific writer of children's poetry and fiction. From the description of Papers of Walter De la Mare, 1923-1956. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122584933 Mégroz was the early biographer of de la Mare. From the description of Letter, c. 1923, to R.L. Mégroz. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957

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Baron Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany was an author, aristocrat, adventurer, chessmaster, and soldier; he is probably best known for writing fantasy fiction, ghost stories, and drama under the name Lord Dunsany. Raised on the family estate in County Meath, Ireland, he was influenced by Greek mythology and the Bible. A member of the Coldstream Guards, he fought in the Boer War, World War I, and the Easter Rebellion. A prolific and diverse writer, he is considered an early master of high...

Dowden, George

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From the guide to the George Dowden Papers on the Allen Ginsberg Bibliography, 1966-1971, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) ...

Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931

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Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor. From the description of Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615455 From the guide to the Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955, 1894-1953, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Arnold Bennett, English no...

Smith and Austen-Leigh Papers

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Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

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English novelist. From the description of [Letter and photographs] / Thomas Hardy. [between 1891 and 1920?] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 231686025 English poet and novelist. From the description of Letter, [1912 Apr. 23?], Max Gate, Dorchester [Dorsetshire, England], to [Edward] Clodd, [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364250 Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English author. From the description of Tribute to Thoma...

Greenberg, Samuel, 1893-1917

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American poet born in Vienna. From the description of The apology to love! : [New York] : autograph manuscript of the sonnet, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270497404 ...

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901

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Epithet: composer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x000089 Opera with a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, based on Friedrich von Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, premiered at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, on December 8, 1849. From the description of Luisa Miller : melodramma tragico in tre atti / sinfonia musica del Sigr. Mo. Giuseppe Verdi. [ca. 1850] (Yale University). WorldCat record id...

Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912

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Scottish man of letters. From the description of Enchanted cigarettes : [n.p.] : autograph essay signed, [ca. 1891]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598917 Author and scholar Andrew Lang was born in Scotland, and educated at St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Oxford. He resolved to be a journalist, and wrote articles and columns for various publications, but eventually this versatile and prolific author produced poetry, fiction, essays on various topics, history, literary criticism...

Firbank, Ronald, 1886-1926

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English novelist, dramatist, and essayist. From the description of Ronald Firbank papers, 1896-1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 495526566 Ronald Firbank, born Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank, was a British novelist, playwright, and short-story writer. From the description of Ronald Firbank collection of papers, 1896-1952 bulk (1905-1926). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570550 From the guide to the...

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

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A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

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H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells (b. September 21, 1866, Bromley, Kent, England-d. August 13, 1946, London, England), best remembered for imaginative novels such as The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds, prototypes for modern science fiction, was a prolific writer and one of the most versatile in the history of English letters. He produced an average of nearly three books a year for more than fifty years, in addition to hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. His works ranged from f...

Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907

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English poet. Thompson was educated at Ushaw College and studied medicine in Manchester. He lived in poverty for some years, but was assisted by the Meynell family. His first volume of poems appeared in 1893. Thompson also produced some literary criticism and works of prose during his lifetime. From the description of Francis Thompson collection, 1865-1967. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 35985577 English poet. From the description of Autograph verses, comp...

Clark, Tom, 1941-....

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Tom Clark wrote a biography of Edward Dorn: EDWARD DORN : A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, 2002. Clark envisioned a 2-part biography but never completed the second volume. Some of this material would have been used in the latter. From the description of Edward Dorn papers, circa 1930-2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863675 Poet, biographer, novelist, dramatist, reviewer, and sportswriter. From the description of Tom Clark papers, 1984. (Duke University Library). Wor...

Lewis, Harry

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Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922

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English author Alice Meynell was born in to a wealthy and artistic family. A voracious reader,she began writing poetry and was encouraged by literary friends to have it published, to great success. She met and married Wilfrid Meynell, and the couple would eventually produce seven children. Alice Meynell began writing prose to support their growing family, and her many fine essays were influential and admired. A gifted writer, her work is noted for clarity and erudition. In addition to writing po...

Moss, Howard, 1922-1987

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Howard Moss (1922-1987) was an American poet, dramatist, essayist, and editor. Among his awards for literary work were the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, and the National Book Award. He was best known as the poetry editor of the New Yorker magazine, a post he held from 1948 until 1987. Other professional activities included his collaboration with the composer Ned Rorem. From the description of Papers, ca. 19...

Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873

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Lytton was an English statesman and writer. From the description of Lithograph of Lord Lytton, circa 1800s-1870s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367947106 Edward Bulwer Lytton, first Baron Lytton, writer and politician. From the description of Edward Bulwer Lytton manuscript material : 26 items, 1828-1872 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 718729173 From the guide to the Edward Bulwer Lytton manuscript material : 26 items, 1828-1872, (The New...

Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960

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Eden Phillpotts was an English novelist, playwright, poet, and author of short stories. From the description of Eden Phillpotts collection of papers, 1892-1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517263 From the guide to the Eden Phillpotts collection of papers, 1892-1939, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) English novelist, playwright and poet. From the guide to the Ed...

Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947

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Welsh novelist and essayist, a forerunner of 20th century Gothic science fiction. From the description of Eleusinia / by a former member of H. C. S. 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598531 From the guide to the Eleusinia, 1881, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Machen was a Welsh writer of tales, mystical, romantic, and macabre. From the description of Introduction to Lady Benson's Memoirs : manuscript, 1926. (Peking University Library). WorldCat...

Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

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American naturalist and writer. From the description of Poem 1917. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49995946 One of America's great naturalist authors. From the description of Memorabilia, 1905-1931. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27057683 American teacher, naturalist, poet, and essayist of national prominence. Friend of Walt Whitman; influenced by Thoreau, Carlyle, and Emerson. Employed accurate observations of nature, scientific re...