Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962

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Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962

Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962

Consists of the office files of the publishing company, its two predecessors, D. Appleton & Co., and the Century Co., and to a small extent its successor, Appleton-Century Crofts, Inc. The papers in the collection consist of contracts with authors for the publication of their works, and for dramatizations, motion picture rights, foreign editions, and translations of books published by the firm; business correspondence with authors, executors of their estates, publishers and others; royalty statements; copies of the wills of some of the authors; and other business papers.

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Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the most popular and prolific British writers of the late 19th century, the author of verse, novels, travel books, short stories, plays, and essays, including such titles as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island . There is considerable secondary literature on Stevenson, including book-length biographical studies, chronologies, and bibliographies. Summary information is available in the standard print and online biographical resources. ...

Cocteau, Jean

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French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Antonin Artaud -- French poet, essayist, actor and director -- was the leading playwright of the 'Theatre of Cruelty.' From the description of Le moine de M.G. Lewis raconté par Antonin Artaud [manuscript], ca. 1931 / Jean Cocteau. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 318989605 French poet, novelist, playwright, and artist. From the description of Autograph letter signed :...

McEnery, Sarah S.

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Sadleir, Michael

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Biography Frederick Marryat was born on July 10, 1792 in London, England; ran away several times from school, seeking to escape to sea; in 1806 his father entered him on board the Impérieuse; served in the Centaur in the Mediterranean in 1810, and later in the West Indies and on the coast of North America; took an active part in the first Burmese War, serving as senior naval officer in Rangoon; appointed captain of the Tees; resigned in 1830;...

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American novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Alvin Baumgarten, 1901 Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622121 ...

Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909

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Caine, Sir Hall.

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Wright, John Henry

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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...

Gray, David, 1950-

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David Gray was a contemporary of the geographer and meteorologist Hugh Robert Mill (1861-1950) From the guide to the David Gray collection, 1876-1892, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge) Epithet: Charge d'Affaires at Berlin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x000006 ...

Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915

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Lawyer; Assistant Secretary of State under Lincoln; son of William Henry Seward. From the description of Collection, 1864-1906. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50991907 American lawyer and politician who served as the acting secretary of state under the Lincoln, Johnson, and Hayes administrations. From the description of Autobiography, ca. 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550831 Brother of William H. Seward, Secretary of State for Ab...

Bettner, George

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Spencer, Herbert

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Sigourney, Lydia Howard (Huntley).

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G. P. Putnam & Co.

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Adler, Felix, 1851-1933.

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Felix Adler (Columbia A.B., 1870), religious leader and educator, taught courses in social and political ethics at Columbia between 1902 and 1933. From the guide to the Felix Adler Papers, 1830-1933., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Felix Adler (Columbia A.B., 1870), religious leader and educator, taught courses in social and political ethics at Columbia between 1902 and 1933. From the description of Felix Adler papers, ...

Belloc, Hilaire

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Westcott, Edward Noyes, 1847-1898

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Atherton, Gertrude Franklin

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Wiley, Belle

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Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

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Post, Emily (Price).

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Jones, John William

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Epithet: Lieutenant; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x00004d ...

Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916

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American Poet. From the description of Little Orphant Annie. Last stanza : AMsS, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540708 James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer. From the description of James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363959 From the guide to the James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-...

Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848

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John Jacob Astor organized the American Fur Company in 1808, and the Pacific Fur Company in 1810. In the spring of 1811 he established a post at Astoria on the Columbia River, but sold it to British interests in 1813. By 1817 Astor had gained control of all the Mississippi Valley posts of the Northwest and Southwest Companies. The Columbia Fur Company, one of Astor's major competitors, was absorbed in 1827. By 1834 Astor tired of the fur business and sold all of his interests. From t...

Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943

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American poet, playwright, novelist. From the description of Correspondence, 1912-1935. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122472942 Rice was an American poet and playwright. From the description of ALS: to George Meason Whicher, 1925 July 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122450687 American author. From the description of Letters to Edwin Carty Ranck and Will Orton Tewson [man...

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Robert Edwin Peary was born on 6 May 1856 in Cresson, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Portland High School and Bowdoin College, graduating in 1877. In 1881, he joined the U.S. Navy as a civil engineer, serving for several years in Nicaragua, where he was employed in conducting surveys for the Nicaragua Canal. Developing a keen interest in Arctic exploration, Peary led the U.S. Exploring Expedition in 1886, a private expedition to study the conditions of the little known Greenland i...

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Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901

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Private secretary and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. From the description of John George Nicolay autograph [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174963388 A private secretary to Abraham Lincoln while he served as president and a biographer of Lincoln after his death. From the description of Letters, 1854-1899. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53040007 Private secretaries to President Abraham Linco...

Gorki, Maksim.

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Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946

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Ernest Thompson Seton was an American writer, naturalist and outdoorsman. From the description of Ernest Thompson Seton collection. [1931]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676777117 Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton was born Ernest Evan Thompson in northeast England, and raised in Canada; he changed his name at the age of sixteen to distance himself from his father. He apprenticed with a portrait artist, and spent a year in England studying at the Roya...

Maurois, André.

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Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982

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Allen Tate was an American poet, essayist, literary critic, novelist, and translator. From the guide to the Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author Babette Deutsch published novels, criticism, essays, translations, children's stories, and biography, but is most remembered for her eloquent poetry. Her verse is generally short, exploring artistic or lit...

Hobson, Richard Pearson.

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D. Appleton-Century Company.

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Publishing company. From the description of Records, 1846-1962. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36428869 D. Appleton & Co. was founded in 1825 by Daniel Appleton who in that year opened a general store which featured books among other things. In 1831 he began to publish books. In 1933 this company merged with the Century Co., founded in 1881, to form the D. Appleton-Century Co. A consolidation of this company with the F.S. Crofts Co., founded in 1924, was effec...

Tarkington, Booth

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Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

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American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...

Roseman, M. J.

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Fuller, Henry Blake, 1857-1929

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Henry Blake Fuller (1857-1929) was an American poet, essayist, and novelist. His works include The chevalier of Pensieri-Vani, The cliff-dwellers, and With the procession. From the description of Letters to Louise Lawrence Venus Washburn, 1873-pre-1929. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122584605 American author. From the description of Papers of Henry Blake Fuller, 1866-1904 (bulk 1886-1904). (University of Virgin...

Moore, George

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Epithet: of Hinxton, near Cambridge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x000289 Epithet: of Lambeth British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x00028a Epithet: Captain HEIC Navy British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x000284 Epithet: mercha...

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...

Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900

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Stephen Crane was a novelist, poet, and journalst. He was born November 1, 1871, at 14 Mulberry Place, Newark, New Jersey. Crane is best known for his novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895) that depicted the experiences of a soldier in the Civil War. During the Spanish-American War (1898), Crame served as a correspondent. In 1897, he moved to England and met Joseph Conrad and Henry James. Crane died of tuberclosis in 1900. From the description of Newark Stephen Crane collection, 1897-...

Howells, William Dean

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0000a8 ...

Stanton, Theodore, 1851-1925

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Son of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. From the description of Letter to F.A. Duneka, 1914 February 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50201401 ...

Deleth, August William.

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Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950

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Edgar Lee Masters was an American poet, novelist, biographer, and essayist. From the description of Edgar Lee Masters collection of papers, 1919-1949. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164224 From the guide to the Edgar Lee Masters collection of papers, 1919-1949, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Masters was an Illinois poet best known for the Spoon River Anthology. F...

Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895

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Huxley was an Britist botanist especially known for his work in comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. From the description of [Letter] 1857? May 31, Geological Survey of Great Britain [to] Sir / T. H. Huxley. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251868 English scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ilkley, to W.A. Knight, 1886 Dec. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269526779 Student, Royal School of Mines, London, Eng...

Henderson, Archibald

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Epithet: Chairman of Commerce, Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x0002c2 ...

Fleury, Maurice, comte.

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Stockton, Frank Richard

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Frank Stockton was born April 5, 1834 in Philadelphia, PA, and died April 16, 1902 in Washington, D.C. He was a wood engraver, editor, and author of short stories and novels for children and adults, known for his humor and irony. He is perhaps best known for his short story, The Lady or the Tiger? Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 32, 44 From the guide to the Frank Richard Stockton Papers, 1960, (University of Minnesota Libraries Childre...

Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891

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U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1847-1877. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20077865 Admiral David Dixon Porter was born in Chester, PA, on June 8, 1813. He was instrumental in Farragut's capturing of New Orleans in 1862 when he set off 20,000 bombs to destroy the Confederate forts, Jackson and Saint Philip. This allowed Farragut to sail past the forts and up the Mississippi to New Orleans. He also was instrumental in the Battle of Vicksburg...

Lecky, William Edward Hartpole, 1838-1903

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Historian and essayist. From the description of Letter of William Edward Hartpole Lecky, 1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014892 Irish historian and essayist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : London, to W.A. Knight, 1886 Apr. 5-1901 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598501 From the description of Democracy and liberty : autograph manuscript, 1896 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598803 From the descript...

Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925

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James Lane Allen was Kentucky's first important novelist. His success came early in his career but when he tried to broaden the themes of his work he lost the audience and critical acclaim which he had previously received. From the description of James Lane Allen : miscellaneous papers, 1890-1924. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46708345 American novelist. From the description of Letters, a newspaper clipping, and an envelope, 1894-1900. (Un...

Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William), 1865-1933

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Artist and illustrator; author of romance fiction and military articles and sketches. From the description of An International Affair, undated. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 30676537 Popular New York romance and historical fiction writer; most productive period between 1890 and 1930. From the description of Papers, 1885-1933, 1890-1930 (bulk) (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31626943 Novelist and artist. From the descr...

Ade, George, 1866-1944

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Hoosier journalist, humorist, and playwright best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the streets and of the town," which was illustrated by John T. McCutcheon; for his syndicated "Fables in slang;" and for his Broadway plays including The college widow and The county chairman. From the description of George Ade papers, 1871-1970. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41996200 George Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 188...

Gissing, George

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Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

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British author, best known for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes. From the description of Letter : South Norwood, to Major Pond, 1894 May 31. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008581 English physician, novelist and detective-story writer. From the description of Papers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [manuscript], 1893-1985 (bulk 1893-1927). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816353 Doyle was an English mystery writer perh...

Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1844-1911

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American author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston Highlands, to Mr. Ward, 1872 Nov. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659301 American author, Mary Grey Phelps, used her mother's name for her pseudonym. After her marriage in 1888 to Herbert Dickinson Ward, she occasionally used his surname in her publications. Charles Addison Richardson was the managing editor of the Congregationalist for 40 years. From the description of [Letter] 1869 ...

Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891

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Confederate general. From the description of Letter (copy), 1861 Sept. 11 : Manassas, Va., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489351 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma [Alabama], to Colonel Blanton Duncan, 1867 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489683 From the description of Letter, October 9, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443082432 Benjamin Stoddert E...

Mitchell, Silas Weir

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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...

Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born in Springfield, IL. He studied in Ohio, Chicago, and New York and acquired a reputation as a poet and lecturer. Lindsay became famous for his walk from Springfield, IL to New Mexico in 1912, and for an unusual method of writing poetry. In 1924 he arrived in Spokane where he worked as a columnist for the "Spokesman-Review". He returned to Springfield in 1929, and at the time of his death was a major figure in American poetry. From the description of Co...

West, Rebecca, 1892-1983

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Rebecca West was a British author and journalist. Born Cicily Fairfield, of Scots-Irish heritage, she adopted the name of the strong-willed heroine of Ibsen's play, Rosmershmolm. She trained as an actress, but concentrated on writing and contributed to various liberal journals. In addition to social commentary and literary criticism, she wrote novels; her writing was distinguished by passion, intelligence, and style. Her personal life included a decade-long affair with H.G. Wells, affairs with C...

Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888

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Ephraim George Squier (1821-1888) and Dr. Edwin Hamilton Davis (1811-1888) of Chillicothe, Ohio were antiquarian authors who became authorities in the field of Indian antiquities. Mr. Squier was editor of the Scioto Gazette in Ohio when he began investigating the moundbuilders of the Scioto Valley under the tutelage of Dr. Davis, an Ohio physician who wrote for several historical and medical journals. Squier was later appointed Charge d'affaires to Guatemala and other Central American states and...

Whitman, Walt

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), noted American poet, essayist, and journalist, was author of Leaves of Grass in which the poem "Spirit that Form'd this Scene" appears beginning in 1881. Writing in 1902, Oscar Lovell Triggs notes that Leaves of Grass developed over time, beginning with its first appearance in 1855 (see Oscar Lovell Triggs, "The Growth of "Leaves of Grass," The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman (1902), 101-21). Triggs notes that the poems of every edition were written on th...

Cuyas, Arturo.

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Parker, Sir Gilbert, Bart.

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Aldrich, Bess Streeter, 1881-1954

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Novelist and short story writer, of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Elmwood, Neb. From the description of Letters : Elmwood, Neb., to Mrs. A.D. ("Nell") Miller, Mitchellville, Iowa, 1915-1919. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233102932 Novelist, short story writer. From the description of Papers of Bess Streeter Aldrich [manuscript], 1925. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647909415 Bess Streeter Aldrich was a writer in the early twe...

Lincoln, Natalie Sumner

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Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.

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Unitarian minister and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1850 Nov. 5, Boston, to Charles Mason. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925855 Rev. Theodore Parker (1810-1860), Unitarian minister, social reformer, and publicist, was born in Lexington, Mass., a grandson of Captain John Parker (1729-1775) of Revolutionary fame. Parker graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1836, became minister of West Roxbury, and proceeded to develop his theological and social ...

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

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Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908....

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters and field order of William T. Sherman, 1863-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71057263 U.S. Army general. From the description of Papers, 1861-1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20314215 From the description of Letter, 1875. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40421933 American army commander. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

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Author and Nobel Prize winner. From the description of TLS, 1924 March 4 : Sussex, to Commander Clarke Millen, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17153795 Kipling was a British author. Beaverbrook was a British capitalist, and newspaper publisher. From the description of Letters to Baron Beaverbrook, 1885-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122609327 From the guide to the Letters to Baron Beaver...

Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933

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E.W. Kemble (1861-1933), American cartoonist and illustrator. From the description of Letters to Ellis D. Robb, 1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863177 Illustrator, cartoonist and writer. From the description of Edward Windsor Kemble drawings, 1888 [and undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80910799 Kemble, an American cartoonist and caricaturist, illustrated many of the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris, as well as the annotated Mark...

Broun, Heywood Campbell

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Santos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932

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Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) was an important early pioneer of aviation. Born in Saõ Paulo, Brasil, he moved with his family to Paris in 1891. His studies led him to learn to fly, then build dirigibles and airplanes. After a grave accident in 1910, he became ill with multiple sclerosis. Very depressed, he returned to Brazil in 1928, and died in 1932. From the description of Letter to a friend, 1826 Aug. 14, Val-Mont sur Territet. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: ...

Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970

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Erich Maria Remarque (the pseudonym of Erich Paul Remark) was a German-born writer most famous for his 1929 work All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues), which describes the brutality of World War I from a young soldier's perspective. His literary works include both novels and plays; several of his novels were made into films. Remarque was born in Osnabruck, Germany on June 22, 1898. As a young man, he served as a soldier in World War I and was wounded several times. His postwar ...

Seward, William Henry

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O'Neill, Eugene Gladstone

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Sinclair, Upton, Beall.

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Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925

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Hay, John, 1838-1905

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Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...

Butler, Glentworth Reeve, 1855-1926

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A New York city-based doctor, Glentworth Reeve Butler, 1855-1926, joined the U.S. Army shortly after war was declared on Germany in April, 1918. He was hired as a contract surgeon with the rank of major and lectured on cardiovascular diseases to Army Medical Corps student officers at Fort Riley, KS and Camp Jackson, SC. After the armistice in November, 1918, Butler was ordered to visit army hospitals in Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and report o...

Thompson, James Maurice.

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Bennett, Arnold

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Enoch Arnold Bennett was born in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on 27 May 1867. His infancy was spent in poverty, which gave way to prosperity as his father succeeded as a solicitor. From this background he became a novelist. His enduring fame is as a chronicler of the Potteries towns, the setting and inspiration of some of his most famous and enduring literary work and the place where he grew up. Bennett did not pursue a career as a writer until after leaving his father's practice and movi...

Maclay, Edward Stanton.

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Lincoln, Joseph.

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Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

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Joseph Conrad, a major British writer, was born in Poland and became a British subject in 1887. After a twenty year career at sea, he published his first novel, "Almayer's Folly" (1895), successfully launching his writing career. From the description of Letters-Manuscripts, 1908-1913. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122588887 Novelist and short story writer who was born Jozef Konrad Teodor Korzeniowski in Berdichev, Ukraine, and became a British citizen in...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942

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American author. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to Richard Watson Gilder, 1902 September 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880273 Louisville author. From the description of Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice : miscellaneous papers, 1902-1941. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49306901 Author. Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice, a native of Louisville and the wife of Kentucky poet Cale Young Ric...

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910

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American author who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. From the description of A Double-barelled detective story : written mainly in Saranac Lake, NY : autograph manuscript signed "Mark Twain," 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270903961 From the description of Autograph letter signed SLC : to Mr. Osgood, Friday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 432319154 From the description of Life on the Mississippi : autograph manuscript : [Hartford]. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930

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Author, lecturer, and Lincoln biographer of Greencastle, Indiana. Collaborated with William Henry Herndon on Herndon's Lincoln (1889). Author of The Real Lincoln (1922). From the description of Correspondence, 1887-1921, 1948. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 59284104 Author, lecturer and Lincoln biographer of Greencastle, Indiana. Collaborated with William Henry Herndon on Herndon's Lincoln (1889). Author of The Real Lincoln (1922). Fr...

George, Henry, 1839-1897

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Economist and reformer. From the description of Papers of Henry George, 1888-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455433 Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897. From the guide to the H...

London, Jack (John L.)

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Chittenden, Lucius Eugene

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Hough, Emerson, 1857-1923

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Emerson Hough was a writer best known for his western stories, including "Story of the Cowboy" (1897), "Covered Wagon" (1922), and "North of Thirty-Six" (1923). Hough also wrote screenplays for "Covered Wagon" and "North of Thirty-Six," which became successful silent films. He wrote articles with an outdoors theme for popular periodicals like "Field & Stream" and "Saturday Evening Post." He was also active in the effort to preserve western wildlife and campaigned to protect the bison of Yell...

Watson, H. B. Marriott (Henry Brereton Marriott), 1863-1921

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Henry Brereton Marriott Watson, prolific author of swashbuckling tales and romances, as well as of fantasy and the supernatural. Glen Walton Blodgett, autograph seeker. From the description of Letter to [Glen Walton Blodgett], 1905 August 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 61747678 ...

Stong, Phil, 1899-1957

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Phil Stong, an American author, teacher, journalist and editor, who published more than forty books, was born in 1899 in Pittsburg, Iowa. Stong scored his first success in 1932 with the publication of his novel, STATE FAIR, which was later adapted for the screen as the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name. In addition to his novels, his short stories were published in most of the leading national magazines of the time, and he also wrote several screenplays. Stong died at his home in ...

Dixon, Thomas

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Epithet: Mayor of Leeds British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000440.0x0002b3 The author of this cannot be determined for certain. The surname is certainly Dixon, but the first name could be "Thos." or something beginning with H. The writer is evidently not American. It is unclear whether his works are prose or music. From the guide to the Thomas [?] Dixon Letter, undated, (Special Collections Research Ce...

Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905

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Fitzhugh Lee, grandson of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" and nephew of Robert E. Lee was Major General of the Confederate Army. After the war, he wrote about and taught the history of the South during the Civil War and wrote a biography of Robert E. Lee. In 1885-1889, he served as governor of Virginia. From the description of Papers of Fitzhugh Lee, 1863-1889 (bulk 1885-1889). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446276 Fitzhugh Le...

McKenzie, Sir Compton.

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Bryant, William Cullen

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William Cullen Bryant, from Woodburn, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) from 1902 to 1905. Bryant studied mechanical engineering, but did not complete a degree. He lived in Cauthorn Hall, the first residence hall for men at OAC constructed in 1892. Bryant was an educator and lawyer and served as superintendent of schools in Sherman County, Oregon, for 3 years. He was born in Nebraska in 1875 and died in Moro, Oregon, in 1931. From the description of William C. Bryant...

Birdsall, Katharine Newbold, 1877-

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Merrick, Leonard, 1864-1939

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Merrick was a British dramatist, actor, and novelist. From the guide to the Leonard Merrick plays, ca. 1899 and undated., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) From the guide to the Papers, ca. 1887-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Merrick was a British author and actor. From the description of Papers, ca. 1887-1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 12240...

Hawkins, Anthony Hope.

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Burnett, Frances Eliza.

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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...

Hudson, W.H. (William Henry), 1841-1922

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W.H. Hudson, author and naturalist, was born in Argentina of American parents. While growing up in Argentina, he developed a passion for the wildlife of the Pampas, particularly its birds. He eventually became disillusioned by the effect on the Pampas's ecosystem caused by large-scale immigration of bird-eating Italians. He moved to England, but was unsuccessful in obtaining employment as a naturalist, although he did contribute a number of articles to various periodicals. He wrote short stories...

Mckinley, William, 1843-1901

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President William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States. He was beginning his second term as President after winning the election in 1900. On Sept. 5, 1901 he and his wife were attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York when he was shot by as assassin waiting in line to shake his hand. After being attended by physicians, he was resting at the exposition's director's home in Buffalo, NY. He seemed to be recovering when his condition rapidly worsened on Sept. 14th. P...

Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947

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Step-son of Robert Louis Stevenson, whom he co-authored three books with, including the _Wrong Box_. From the description of Lloyd Osbourne letter to Stephen Chalmers [manuscript], [?] Jan 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 213468965 ...

Marquis, Don, 1878-1937

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American humorist and author. From the description of Letter to Mr. Wood [manuscript], 1930 June 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647837114 American journalist, author, humorist. From the description of Papers of Don Marquis [manuscript], 1917-1934. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812908 Author and humorist Don Marquis was born in Illinois, and worked as a journalist in Washington, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. After moving...

Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

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United States Navy rear admiral. Served in both the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. From the description of Winfield Scott Schley autographed note, 1903 Apr. 23. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 181085075 Rear Admiral Winfield Schley was born in 1839 and died in 1911. Highlights of his naval career included blockading squadron during the Civil War, the rescue of Greeley in the Arctic in 1884 and the destruction of Admiral Cervera's fleet during the Spani...

Banner Play Bureau.

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Henty, George Alfred

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Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000698.0x000187 ...

Yarmolinskiy, Avrahm.

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Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975

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American regionalist painter; Kansas City, Mo. From the description of Thomas Hart Benton miscellaneous printed material, 1935-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122577172 From the description of Thomas Hart Benton papers, 1906-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576861 Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri on April 15, 1889. He studied at the Academie Julien in Paris from 1908 to 1911. He then settled in New York and painted in the Synchromist and C...

Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886

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Novelist, historian, lawyer, and Confederate Army Officer, of Millwood (Clarke Co.), Va. From the description of Papers, 1840-1896. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490602 Virginia novelist and historian. From the description of Letter to William E. Quimby [manuscript], 1883 March 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807855 From the description of Papers of John Esten Cooke, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record i...

Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944

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Wright was born on May 4, 1872 in Rome, NY; educated in the student preparatory dept. of Hiram College; worked as a painter and decorator (1887-92) and as a landscape painter (1892-97); became a pastor in the Christian (Disciples) Church, Pierce City, MO, (1897-98), and at churches in Pittsburg, KS (1898-1903), Kansas City, MO (1903-5), Lebanon, MO (1905-7), and Redlands, CA (1907-8); retired from the ministry in 1908; became a novelist whose published works include That printer of Udell's (1903...

Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929

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Author, critic, and member of the Columbia English Department Faculty from 1891-1924. Matthews was an influential figure in the literary and dramatic worlds of New York and London from the 1880s throughtout his life. He was a member of numerous social and literary organizations, serving as president of the Dunlap Society, the Modern Language Association, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, among others. From the description of Papers, 1877-1962. (Columbia University In th...

Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968

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General Ulysses S. Grant, 3rd (1881-1968), the grandson and namesake of President Ulysses S. Grant, was, like his father and grandfather before him, a West Point graduate and a military man, whose Army career spanned forty-three years. A man of wide-ranging interests, he was active in numerous local and national organizations and causes related to the local history and government of Washington, D.C., city planning, Civil War history, historic preservation, conservation, and patriotism. He led or...

Boutet de Monvel, Bernard

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Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916

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Josiah Royce was born in Grass Valley, California, on November 20, 1855. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1885 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1878. Royce taught English and philosophy at both Berkeley and Harvard, and was also active in the study of the American West. He spent a significant amount of time from 1883 to 1891 writing both histories and novels relating to California history. Royce Hall at UCLA and the Grass Valley Library...

Pyle, Howard

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Traubel, Horace

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Todd, Margaret Georgina

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Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878

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Author, translator, and traveler. From the description of Papers of Bayard Taylor, 1856-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064729 American journalist. From the description of Papers of Bayard Taylor [manuscript], 1847-1878. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647972079 From the description of Poem and letter, 1877 June 26, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647972081 From the description of Letter to a member of the...

Butterworth, Hezekiah

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Bennett, Johnny

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Epithet: Incumbent of Park Chapel, Chelsea British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x000117 Epithet: of Add MS 32484 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x00011b Epithet: of Add MS 36063 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x000123 Epith...

Young, Stark

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American author and critic. From the description of Belle Isle : typescript unsigned, 1940 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129868 American journalist and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bedford, New York, to Belle da Costa Greene, 1944 Jun. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584560 American author. From the description of Letter to Minnie Nielson Butler [manuscript], 1950 March 14. (University of Vir...

Badeau, Adam

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Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908

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Author and journalist, of Eatonton and Atlanta, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1858-1978 (bulk 1880-1908). (Emory University). WorldCat record id: 28418453 "Joel Chandler Harris gained national prominence for his numerous volumes of Uncle Remus folktales. Harris's long-standing legacy as a "progressive conservative" New South journalist, folklorist, fiction writer, and children's author continues to influence our society today." - "Joel Chandler Harris." New Georgia Enc...

Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968

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American novelist, short story writer and playwright. From the description of Letters, 1912-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415400 American fiction writer and playwright. From the description of Typed letter signed : Stepney Depot, Conn., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1944 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868073 Author. From the description of Edna Ferber letter, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450230 Author of popu...

Mahan, Alfred T.

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Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

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Edith Wharton (b. January 24, 1862, New York, NY–d. August 11, 1937, Val-d'Oise, France) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton combined an insider's view of American aristocracy with a powerful prose style. Her novels and short stories realistically portrayed the lives and morals of the late nineteenth century, an era of decline and faded wealth. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921, the first woman to receive this honor....

Henford, Oliver.

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Keller, Helen, 1880-1968

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Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) overcame both blindness and deafness, providing inspiration to many people around the world. She devoted her life to bettering the education and treatment of the blind, the deaf, and the mute, and was a pioneer in educating the public in the prevention of blindness in newborns. When Helen Keller was 19 months old she became ill with a high fever and lost consciousness, becoming deaf and blind. In her autobiography The Story of My Life, a book she first wrot...

Perry, Matthew Galbraith.

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Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924

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Palmer Cox was a Canadian author and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for the "Brownies," pixie-like characters in his books based on folklore. He also contributed to St. Nicholas, Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's, Young People, and Wide Awake. From the description of Palmer Cox collection, 1881-1917. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 698454394 American author and illustrator noted for "Brownie" books. From the description of Papers of ...

Bancroft, George, 1800-1891

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American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...

Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939

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Epithet: painter and illustrator British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x000074 Arthur Rackham was born September 19, 1867, in London, England. He attended Lambeth School of Art and married an artist, Edyth Starkie, both contributing to his renowned success as a reputable artists/illustrator. Contributing to over seventy titles, Rackham's name appeared in partnership with authors such as Jonathan Swift, Washin...

Reed, John, 1887-1920

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Reed (Harvard, A.B. 1910) was an American journalist and revolutionary. He joined the staff of The Masses in 1913, was a war correspondent in Mexico and Europe for Metropolitan Magazine, publicist for the Russian Revolution, and head of the Communist Labor Party. From the description of John Reed additional papers, 1909-1939. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612376944 From the guide to the John Reed additional papers, 1909-1939., (Houghton Library, Harvard College L...

Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

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Zona Gale was a prominent writer and political activist born in Portage, Wisconsin. Gale attended the University of Wisconsin and worked as a reporter in Milwaukee. Gale, a lifelong friend of Jane Addams, became involved in the fight for the women's vote and eventually went to work for the writer Edmund Clarence Stedman. Her novel, "Miss Lulu Bett" was successfully adapted for the theater. From the description of Correspondence, 1907-1929. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat reco...

Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940

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Hamlin Garland was the author of Son of the middle border, Daughter of the middle border, and other works. From the description of Papers of Hamlin Garland, 1757-1973 (bulk 1910-1941). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122369311 Novelist and writer. From the description of Hamlin Garland autograph letter signed, 1892. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 214329366 American novelist and d...

McLellan, J. A. (James Alexander), 1832-1907

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Zangwill, Israel.

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Muir, John, 1927-

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Epithet: Rector of St. James's, Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000841.0x0003d4 Biography / Administrative History John Muir (1838-1914) led the nation toward an understanding and appreciation of the natural environment and its value as both a material and spiritual resource. James Eastman Shone was the great-grandson of John Muir's sister, Sarah Mui...

Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923

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Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was a French actress. From the guide to the Sarah Bernhardt Collection, 1878-1969, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections) Actress, sculptor, and painter, Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris, France. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007114 French born actress, artist, and writer. From the description of Sarah Bernhardt Collection, c...

Kerensky, Aleksandr Fyodorovich.

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Gillespie, William Mitchell

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Nye, Frank Wilson, 1887-

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Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1858

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000447.0x0000ac English-American author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, N. J., to A. Hart, 1845 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470954 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Newark, 1845 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270470989 American author and editor. Fr...

Barton, Clara Harlowe.

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Cooper, James Fenimore

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Epithet: Novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000445.0x00023c ...