James Boyd Papers, 1906-1953, 1964-1969


James Boyd Papers, 1906-1953, 1964-1969

James Boyd Papers, 1906-1953, 1964-1969

James Boyd (1888-1944) was an American author and journalist. Papers include more than 400 letters written by Boyd to his parents in Harrisburg, Pa., and other places, beginning in 1906 and continuing through his years at Princeton University, 1907-1910, and Cambridge University, 1910-1912, and while he worked as a journalist and for the Red Cross in New York City. Also included are letters to his wife, Katharine Lamont Boyd, while he was overseas, 1917-1919, serving as an ambulance driver with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, and correspondence with friends, readers, other writers, and publishers about his work, especially about the novels and and about The Free Company, a group of American writers, producers, and broadcasters who presented radio programs on the ideas of the free world, 1940-1941. Correspondents include Sherwood Anderson, Stephen Vincent Benet, Robert Bridges, Louis Bromfield, Bernard De Voto, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Galsworthy, Frank Porter Graham, Paul Green, Sinclair Lewis, Archibald MacLeish, Thomas Mann, Maxwell Perkins, William Saroyan, Laurence Stallings, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe. Also included are drafts and copies of manuscripts of stories, articles, radio scripts, and poems; and clippings and pictures. Drums Bitter Creek

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Thomas, Wolfe

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Red Cross

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Sherwood Anderson

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Archibald MacLeish

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Louis Bromfield

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James Boyd

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Robert Bridges

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William Saroyan

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Boyd, James, 1888-1944

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James Boyd (1888-1944) was an American author and journalist. From the description of James Boyd papers, 1906-1952 ; 1964-1969. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26319687 American novelist. From the description of Letter : Southern Pines, N. C., to [John Stuart] Groves, 1933 Nov. 21. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648372 American novelist Boyd graduated from Princeton in ...

Thomas Mann

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Bernard De Voto

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born Sept. 24, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota. He began writing while a student at Princeton University. He met his wife, Zelda, while serving in the US Army stationed in Alabama. His novel, This Side of Paradise, was published in 1920 and he became an instant success. He published he Great Gatsby in 1925. Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940 of a heart attack at age 44 while living in Los Angeles and working for the film industry....

University of Cambridge.

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Harvard University celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1886. Many institutions of higher education, governments, and individuals sent greetings and congratulations to commemorate the occasion. This seal accompanied greetings from the University of Cambridge, England, to the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From the description of Sigillum coe cancellarii mror et scholariu Universitat Cantebrigie, 1886. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228509847 The University...

Maxwell Perkins

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John Galsworthy

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Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943

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Stephen Vincent Beńet was born July 22, 1898, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, into a military family. His father had a wide appreciation for literature, and Beńet's siblings, William Rose and Laura, also becmae writers. Beńet attended Yale University where he published two collections of poetry, Five Men and Pompey (1915), The Drug-Shop (1917). His studies were interrupted by a year of civilian military service; he worked as a cipher-clerk in the same department as James Thurber. He graduated fro...

American Expeditionary Forces

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Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972

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President of the University of North Carolina; U.S. senator for North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1943-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122619645 Educator, government official. From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Porter Graham : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376749 University president. From the...

Laurence Stallings

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Paul Green

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Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

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Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...