Correspondence and manuscripts, 1910-1946.


Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949. Correspondence and manuscripts, 1910-1946.

Correspondence and manuscripts, 1910-1946.

Holdings include two manuscripts, Edwin Markham, and Good by, dear Harlequin, both undated, as well as one letter to Mr. Goodson, dated 1941. The Alfred Edgar Coppard Collection includes one letter from Towne to Coppard, 1925. The Margaret Cousins Papers include one letter from Towne to Herb, 1937. The Robert Underwood Johnson Collection contains twenty-eight letters from Towne to Johnson, 1910-1918, mostly re the Keats-Shelley Society of New York. The Marie Adelaide Lowndes Collection includes one letter from Towne to Lowndes, 1937. The Edgar Lee Masters Collection contains eleven letters from Towne to Masters, 1927-1946. The W. Somerset Maugham Collection contains photostats of thirty-five letters written by Maugham to Towne, 1942-1944. The Christopher Morley Collection includes one letter from Towne to Morley, 1918. The Ogden Nash Collection includes one letter from Nash to Towne, 1932. The Frances Starr Collection contains one letter from Towne to Starr, 1919. The HRHRC Library also holds a copy of The First Hundred Years in which two manuscript poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Towne are inscribed, as well as signed presentation copies of several of his works.

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Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949 (person)

Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949) was an author, editor and popular New York celebrity. From 1924 to 1929 he edited many magazines including Smart Set, Delineator, Designer, McClure's, and Harper's Bazaar. He also wrote poetry, novels, plays, travel essays, song cycles, lyrics for musicals and operettas, memoirs, and newspaper columns; taught poetry at Columbia University; and toured with the Broadway hit, Life With Father. Much of his writing celebrated New York City and he was considered to be ...