Autograph collection of American writers, 1808-1970.

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Autograph collection of American writers, 1808-1970.

Autograph collection of American writers, 1808-1970.

Personal and professional correspondence of American novelists, poets, critics, editors and librarians. The subject of this correspondence is dominated by brief exchanges of information and by thank yous and invitations. None of these items merit separate cataloging and have therefore been organized into this collection of letters. The authors of this correspondence include: Henry Mills Alden, Winifred Arnold, Gertrude Atherton, Irving Bacheller, Ray Stannard Baker, Henry Charlton Beck, John Bigelow, Jesse D. Bright, Le Baron Briggs, Pearl Buck, Frances Burnett, William S. burroughs, Thomas Campbell, Francis Crowinshield, George Sherwood Eddy, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, George T. Godspeed, Louise Hall, Margaret Halsey, Francis Bret Harte, William Dean Howells, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edwin Markham, Carlalla Monterey O'Neill, Joseph Medill Patterson, Westbrook Pegler, Bliss Perry, Whitelaw Reid, Jacob August Riis, George Ripley, Kenneth Lewis Roberts, John G. Saxe, Ernest Thompson Seton, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ruth M. Stuart, Booth Tarkington, Allen T. True, Charles Dudley Warner, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and Ben Ames Williams. Additional correspondents include James Lane Allen, Myrta Lockett Avary, Margaret Wade Deland, Julia Collier Harris, Angelo Heilprin, Alice Riggs Hunt, John Calvin Stockbridge, and William Allen White.

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Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Campbell, Thomas, 1790-1868.

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Harper & Brothers.

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Correspondence (129 letters) and typescript (unsigned) revisions and notes, 1954, (23 p.) concerning the publication of The Scope of Total Architecture by Walter Gropius. Includes 22 letters from Gropius. From the description of Correspondence with Walter Gropius, 1952-1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369957 Publishing firm in New York City. From the description of Harper & Brothers Records 1817-1929. (Columbia University In the City of New ...

Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887

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American poet. From the description of Letter [manuscript], 1871, Albany, New York, to [James Ripley] Osgood. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823406 John Godfrey Saxe (June 2, 1816 - 1887) was an American poet perhaps best known for his parable, "The Blindmen and the Elephant."He was mentioned several times in "The Penultimate Peril.", along with his most famous poem. He was described as an American humorist poet of the nineteenth cenury.Biographical Source:...

Eddy, George Sherwood, 1871- .

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Epithet: American missionary, writer on social and political topics British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000150 U.S. social worker, lecturer, and writer. A Y.M.C.A. leader in the Orient, Near East, and Russia, Eddy wrote several books on Asian countries. From the description of Correspondence, 1952. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record i...

Halsey, Margaret Frances, 1910-

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Williams, Ben Ames, 1889-1953

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Author. From the description of Letter, 1924 October 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122637153 From the guide to the Ben Ames Williams letter, 1924, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

True, Allen T., 1853-1929.

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Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900

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Charles Dudley Warner was an American editor, essayist, and novelist. Born in Plainfield, Mass., Warner spent most of his childhood years in Charlemont, Mass. Following graduation from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and legal training at the University of Pennsylvania, Warner practiced law in Chicago, returning to the East Coast to assume editorial positions at The Hartford press (later Hartford courant) and Harper's magazine. He was the first president of the National Institute of Arts and ...

Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

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"These were written at periods when Mr. Tarkington and Susanah [his wife] were in Indianapolis and they wanted to have news from Kennebunkport, Maine. We had known him very shortly after we moved to Kennebunkport in about 1917, after the war. He was known as 'the gentleman from Indiana' and was a well known author at the time the first letter in this collection was written. . . . Mr. Tarkington had rented a house in Kennebunkport for many years but decided that he would like to design his own pl...

Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945

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Author Margaret Wade Campbell Deland was born in Allegheny, Penn. She became interested in the plight of unmarried mothers, taking them into her home until they could find proper jobs. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letters, 1884-1937 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007073 Margaret Deland was born in Western Pennsylvania, was educated in New York, and lived much of her adult life i...

Ripley, George, 1802-1880

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American editor and critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Thomas Carlyle, 1835 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655148 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : "Office of the N.Y. Tribune," to the Reverend Dr. [William Buell] Sprague, 1858 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872170 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Rev. H.D. Mayo, 1862 Sept. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908

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American poet, critic, and journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Sanborn, 1881 Jul. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575155 Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908) was poet, critic, editor, and stockbroker in New York City. He published his first volume in 1860, entitled Poems Lyrical and Idyllic, followed by a succession of works and anthologies. Stedman was also a member and officer of many national and local literary associations....

Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954

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American educator, author and editor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Greensboro, Vt., 25 July 1904, and Boston, 10 October 1904, to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1904 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674901 American educator, essayist, and editor of the Atlantic Monthlyfrom 1899-1909. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Cambridge, Mass., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1936 Jan. 28 and 1938 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat...

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940

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Prominent 19th Century poet and social activist. Born Charles Edward Anson Markham. From the description of Letter, 1893 February 27, Oakland, California / C.E. [Charles Edwin] Markham. 1893. (Wagner College). WorldCat record id: 47353726 From the description of Letter, 1893 July 3, New York [to] Mr. E.E. Burlingame, Editor, Scribner's Magazine / Charles Edwin Markham. 1893. (Wagner College). WorldCat record id: 47353760 From the description of Letter, 1904 March 31...

Lyons, Raymond F.

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Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946

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American journalist. From the description of Letter : to the Cosmos Club, 1910 Mar. 31. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122545959 American journalist and author who also wrote under the name David Grayson. From the description of [Notebooks] [microform]. 1880-1946. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 36820111 American author and journalist. He is also known by the pseudonym Dav...

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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American poet. From the description of Lawrence Ferlinghetti correspondence with Tram Combs, 1957-1964. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 37971574 American poet, editor and publisher. Born Lawrence Ferling, March [24?], 1919. Owner of City Lights Books, San Francisco. Representative figure of the Beat movement. From the description of Lawrence Ferlinghetti papers, 1919-2003. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 7879719...

Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924

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English writer, noted for children's stories. From the description of Papers of Frances Hodgson Burnett [manuscript], 1889-1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647835018 English writer who resided in the United States, noted children's author. From the description of Letter [manuscript], Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent, to Richard Watson Gilder, 1906 September 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647836929 From the description of...

Foley, Patrick Kevin, 1856-1937

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Patrick Kevin Foley (1856-1937) was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1881. He started as a travelling book salesman and later became a general agent for subscription book houses. He developed into a bibliographical expert and a great antiquarian bookseller, starting in business in 1896. His knowledge of New England authors was considerable and in 1897 he published American Authors, 1795-1895. A Bibliography of First and Notable Editions Chronologically Arranged with Notes. Foley ...

Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908

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Librarian of Congress. From the description of Papers of Ainsworth Rand Spofford, 1819-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060790 ...

Harris, Julia Collier, 1875-

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Sherwood Anderson, Julia Collier Harris, and J. LaRose Harris in Columbus, Ga., February 1929 Julia Florida Collier was born to Charles Augustus and Susie Rawson Collier in Atlanta, Georgia in 1875. After finishing Miss Chamberlayne's School in Boston, Harris graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia where she studied illustration with Henry Sandham. She went on to attend Cowles Art School and the University of Chicago. In 1897 she married Julian LaRose Har...

Heilprin, Angelo, 1853-1907

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Explorer and geologist. From the description of Letters of Angelo Heilprin, 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450847 ...

Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950

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Addison Irving Bacheller was an author and journalist, probably best remembered for his pioneering literary syndicate. Born in New York to an old New England family - his mother was descended from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins - he was named after authors Joseph Addison and Washington Irving. He graduated from St. Lawrence University and within a few years had founded his syndicate, which was both profitable and ground-breaking, and brought works from authors like Stephen Crane and Arthur Con...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Pegler, J. Westbrook (James Westbrook), 1894-1969

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James Westbrook Pegler (1894-1969), freelance journalist, was a columnist for Scripps-Howard Syndicate from 1933 to 1944, and a columnist for King Features Syndicate from 1944 to 1962. From the description of Pegler, J. Westbrook (James Westbrook), 1894-1969 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569759 Conservative syndicated columnist. Won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing labor union corruption. From the description of Letter to Lola Kovener ...

Avary, Myrta Lockett

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Bigelow, John, 1817-1911

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John Bigelow, diplomat, journalist, and author, was born on November 25, 1817, at Malden, New York. He was trained as a lawyer and admitted to the New York Bar in 1838. His law practice grew slowly, prompting Bigelow to begin writing for literary magazines and newspapers. This work introduced him to influential politicians and helped him receive an appointment as inspector of Sing Sing Prison, New York. Bigelow's life was punctuated with political appointments. He was Consul-General to Paris dur...

Bright, Jesse D. (Jesse David), 1812-1875

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U.S. senator from Indiana. From the description of Jesse D. Bright correspondence, 1851-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451410 ...

Hopkinson, John, 1844-1919

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Epithet: piano manufacturer and naturalist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x00018d Epithet: of Stowe MS 745 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x00018c ...

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...

Crowinshield, Francis W.

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Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973

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Pearl S. Buck was the daughter of American missionary parents, and spent the first seventeen years of her life in China. Her third novel, The Good Earth, won the Pulitzer Prize, and a Nobel Prize for literature followed, citing The Good Earth as well as her biographies of her parents. Critical reception for her works has been mixed since these early successes. A prolific and optimistic author, most of her fiction is set in China, and she displays great affection for the place and her characters....

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...

Stuart, Ruth McEnery, 1856-1917

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An author, Ruth McEnery Stuart was born near Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana in 1849. Her family spent part of each year in their New Orleans residence, and the remainder of the year on their Avoyelles Parish plantation. As an adult, she lived in New Orleans until c.1885, when she moved to New York, where she continued to write short stories about plantation life. From the description of Ruth McEnery Stuart letters, 1896-1908. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id:...

Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997

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William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an American experimental novelist, "beat" poet, and cultural icon. From the guide to the William S. Burroughs Letter, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), American novelist, essayist, writer of experimental fiction. A primary member of the Beat generation, he was an avant-garde author who affected postwar popular culture as well as literature. From the ...

Harte, Bret, 1836-1902

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bret Harte [manuscript] 1859-1901. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940411 Harte served as editor of the Overland Monthly, 1868-1870. From the description of ALS, 1869 April 17 : San Francisco, to Mrs. Emily Gould, Rome. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16700642 From the description of ALS, 1868 July 5 : San Francisco, to [Emily Gould]. (Copley Press, J S Copl...

Beck, Henry Charlton, 1902-1965

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Henry Charlton Beck wrote a series of newspaper articles about New Jersey, which were later compiled into books. His historical books include The Roads of Home, Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey, More Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey, The Jersey Midlands, Jersey Genesis, and Tales and Towns of Northern New Jersey. From the description of Jerseyana scrapbooks, 1957-1963. (Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library). WorldCat record id: 649427456 ...

Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919

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Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont, on November 3, 1836. From the description of Henry Mills Alden papers, 1862-1907. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 667714420 American editor and critic; editor, Harper's Monthly, 1869-1919. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Metuchen, New Jersey, to F...

Hall, Louise Jane Park, 1802-1912.

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Briggs, Le Baron Russell, 1855-1934

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Briggs (Harvard, A.B., 1875) taught English and served as Dean of Harvard College and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Overseer. From the description of Papers of Le Baron Russell Briggs, 1907-1929 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972766 Educator. Harvard: A.B. 1875, A.M. 1882, LL.D. 1900. Assistant professor of English at Harvard, 1885-1890; professor of English, 1890; Dean of Harvard College, 1891-1902; Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 190...

Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914

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Journalist, author, and humanitarian. From the description of Jacob A. Riis papers, 1870-1990 (bulk 1887-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060723 Reformer, journalist, author. From the description of Papers of Jacob A. Riis [manuscript], 1899-1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814455 Jacob A. Riis, journalist and social reformer, was born in Denmark and moved to the United States at 21. He became a reporter for the New York trib...

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948

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American novelist and non-fiction writer. From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection, 1907-1945. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 44590095 California author. From the description of TLS, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866384 Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton was an American novelist, short-story writer, biographer, and literary critic. From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection of ...

Stockbridge, John C. (John Calvin), 1818-1896

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O'Neill, Carlalla Monterey.

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Hunt, Alice Riggs, 1884-

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Arnold, Winifred, 1874-1923

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Patterson, Joseph Medill, 1879-1946

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Newspaper editor and publisher, author, political reformer, gentleman farmer, and U.S. army captain. Patterson devoted his early career (1901-1919) to the family paper, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago and Illinois reform politics, his Libertyville, Illinois, farm, military service in World War I France, and writing accomplished plays and novels. In 1919, Patterson founded the New York Daily News, the nation's first picture tabloid daily, noted for its breezy stories, unders...

Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923

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American author and educator. From the description of Papers of Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, 1887-1923. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31083790 Wiggin was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Robert N. Smith and Helen E. Dyer. Her father died when she was three. She and her mother then moved to Maine, the setting of most of her future books. Three years later, her mother married Albion Bradbury. At 17, she moved with her family to Santa Barbara (Calif.). There ...

Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957

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Novelist. From the description of Papers of Kenneth Lewis Roberts, 1919-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063732 American author specializing in the writing of richly detailed historical fiction. From the description of Papers of Kenneth Roberts, 1911-1947. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136005 American novelist, born Kennebunk, Maine, 1887. Staff correspondent for the Saturday evening post, 1919-; author of many historical novels ...

White, William Allen, 1868-1944

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American journalist known as the "Sage of Emporia"; owner and editor of the "Emporia Gazette." From the description of Papers of William Allen White, 1890-1940 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647837106 Journalist. From the description of Letters, 1889-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122644557 Pulitzer Prize-winning Emporia, Kansas, newspaper editor and author. From the description of William Allen White letter...