American authors collection, 1832-1956.

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American authors collection, 1832-1956.

American authors collection, 1832-1956.

Literary manuscripts and letters of American writers. Autographs, portraits, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets.

4.5 linear ft.

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Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

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Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1878. Sinclair was an American author, novelist, journalist, and political activist who wrote many books in several genres. He is most well-known for his exposé, The Jungle regarding conditions in Chicago's meat packing plants, which influenced the passage of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. Much of Sinclair's writing was related to the economic and social conditions of the early twentieth century. He was heavily in...

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississipp...

Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967

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Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American author, editor and poet. He won three Pulitzer prizes, two for his poetry and the third for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. From the guide to the Carl Sandburg Collection, 1924-1954, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) American poet, novelist and historian, Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Abraham Lincoln: the War Years and the other for The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg ...

Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944

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Ida M. Tarbell was an investigative journalist best known from her The History of the Standard Oil Company published in 1904. She wrote for American Magazine, which she also co-owned and co-edited, from 1906 to 1915. From the guide to the Ida M. Tarbell papers, 1916-1930, (Ohio University) Historian, journalist, lecturer, and muckraker, (Allegheny College, A.B., 1880). For further information, see Notable American Women (1971). From the description of The nationa...

Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936

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American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1931 July 5, Carmel, Calif., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904650 American journalist & editor. From the description of Papers of Lincoln Steffens [manuscript], ca. 1910. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817346 Discussion of the corruption in the city at the turn of the twentieth century. From the description of Pittsburgh: a city as...

Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927

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San Francisco writer and critic, translated into German several of Thomas Mann's stories, including Bashan and I, and Beatrix Potter poetry; the author of "Dynamic Architecture : New Forms of Architecture" published in Dial in March 1921; died in Germany under mysterious circumstances (he fell out of a window); married to Ethel Talbot Scheffauer, writer of "School Stories." From the description of Letter to Mr. O'Donnell, 1913 March 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56...

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...

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...

Starrett, Charles Vincent Emerson, 1886-

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Parnie, Elaine.

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Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 1885-1950

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Wife of American poet Robinson Jeffers. From the description of Letters to Cortlandt Schoonover [manuscript], 1938 January 11 to December 10. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647881155 ...

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....

Field, Rachel, 1894-1942

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Rachel Field, author, studied playwriting at Radcliffe, 1914-1918. She wrote plays, children's books, poetry, and novels. She received the Newberry medal for children's literature (1929) and the National Award for Fiction (1935). From the description of Papers, 1845-1942 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008513 Rachel Field, American novelist, poet, and author of children's fiction. From the guide to the Rachel Field collection, 1917-1942,...

Dana, Julian, 1902-1961

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Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007

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Historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631775 From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419126 From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In th...

Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974

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American bibliographer. From the description of Letter : to William Targ, 1957 Apr. 17. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617123 Jacob Blanck's career as a bibliographer and editor included positions as rare book editor of Publishers Weekly and Antiquarian Bookman, 1936-1952; bibliographer in Americana at the Library of Congress, 1939-1941; and editor of Bibliography of American Literature, 1943-1974. He al...

Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956

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Rupert Hughes was born in Lancaster, MO on January 31, 1872, and grew up in Keokuk, Iowa. He attended the Western Reserve Academy, and received a BA from Adelbert College, Cleveland, in 1892, and an MA from Yale University in 1893. His writing career began with a book for boys which was serialized in the highly regarded St. Nicholas magazine, and he was an assistant editor for several magazines. He eventually wrote more than 50 books. Hughes served in the New York National Guard during the Spani...

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...

Perkins, William Rufus, 1847-1895

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Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865

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American author. b. Lydia Howard Huntley. From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1846. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 24917231 Author Sigourney was known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1834-1865 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007487 American author. Born Lydia Howard Huntley, m. Charles Sigourn...

O'Brien, Howard Vincent, 1888-1947

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Author and columnist. Wrote over a dozen books from 1912 to 1932. From the description of Howard Vincent O'Brien letter to Glen Walton Blodgett [manuscript], 1929 Feb 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 176633565 Chicago daily news columnist, critic, and novelist. Author of the memoir Wine, Women, and War. From the description of Howard Vincent O'Brien papers, 1894-1948. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 187976112 ...

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author. From the description of Nathaniel Hawthorne manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1853-1857 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 301761440 American author, writer of romances, stories, and juvenile works. Born July 4, 1804, in Salem, Mass.; died May, 1864, in Plymouth, N.H. Sometime resident of Concord, Mass. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. Hawthorne's association with the Boston publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields began ...

Pearson, Edward R.

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Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949

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Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949), physician and educator, served as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1929 to 1933. From the description of Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582818 American educator; United States secretary of the interior, 1929-1933; president, Stanford University, 1916-1943. From the description of Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, 1906-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867219 ...

O'Shea, John, 1957-

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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 ...

Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950

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American poet and critic. From the description of Correspondence, works, and clippings, 1910-1952, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122453062 John Gould Fletcher, born in Little Rock, Arkansas and educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard (1903-1907), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author. Fletcher lived in England for years before returning home to Arkansas where, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was act...

Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946

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Gertrude Stein (b. February 3, 1874, Allegheny, PA-d. July 27, 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. She moved to Paris and acquired a love for modern painting. Stein began building a personal collection of major artists, many of whom became her friends and formed the core of her regular salons. In 1907, as Stein was struggling to establish herself as a writer, she met Alice Babette Toklas, a fellow American who had come to P...

Prindiville, Lauretta E.

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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American writer and physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beverley Farm, Mass., to Tristram Coffin, 1890 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544690 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Tristram Coffin, 1891 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361192 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to [Tristram Coffin], 1891 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361674 From the descript...

Bland, Henry Meade, 1863-1931

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Educator, poet, critic. Bland was Poet Laureate of California from 1929 until his death (1931). Educated at College of the Pacific, Stanford, and the University of California (1887-1898). Friend of Joaquin Miller, Jack London, Edwin Markham and other literary figures of his day. Taught at San Jose State College (1899-1931). From the description of Henry Meade Bland collection, 1907-1951, bulk 1914-1931. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 33067032 Dr. Bland was ...

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet and author. From the description of Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172830 Poet, journalist, essayist. From the description of Letter, 1863 July 27-1863 Sept. 9. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477038304 American author. From the description of Letter to Mary E. Van Nostrand, 1890 November 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49377819 America...

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...

O'Connor, Jack, 1902-1978

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Author and outdoorsman, Lewiston, Idaho. From the description of Papers, 1929-1978. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852718 Newspaperman, novelist, free-lance and outdoor writer, professor of journalism. From the description of Jack O'Connor papers, 1969. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 30685784 ...

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...

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...

James, Henry, 1843-1916

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James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970

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A writer, Inez (Haynes) Gillmore Irwin, was active in the women's suffrage movement, the first fiction editor of Max Eastman's periodical, The Masses, one of the original members of the feminist society, Heterodoxy, and a feminist historian. She served in leadership roles in various professional writers' associations and chaired the board of directors of the World Center for Women's Archives. For further information see Notable American Women, the Modern Period. From the description ...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle hymn of the republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. From the description of Papers concerning the Battle hymn of the republic, 1897-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781526 Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle...

Coolidge, Edwina

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Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968

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American poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berkeley, California, to Frank Deering, 1919 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131470 Poet. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., 1881; graduated from Harvard University. Began writing poetry full-time in 1908. Moved to Santa Fe where he died in 1968. From the description of Witter Bynner papers, 1917-1943. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 35920677 American poet and sc...

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 ...

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-...

Harland, Henry, 1861-1905

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Henry Harland, American novelist, was born in New York City and educated at the City College of New York and Harvard Divinity School. For his early novels he used the name Sidney Luska, pretending to be a Russian Jewish immigrant. In 1889 he moved to Paris, then in 1890 to London, where he remained. He was the original editor of The yellow book, 1894-1897, and wrote lightly humorous novels and short stories under his own name. From the description of H. Harland letters, 1880s-1890s. ...

Hovey, Richard, 1864-1900

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Hovey was born in Normal, Ill. in 1864, the son of Charles Edward and Harriette Farnham Hovey. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1885. During the years 1891 and 1892 he travelled in England and France. In 1894 he married Mrs. Henriette Kanpp Russell and wrote Men of Dartmouth. In 1899 he accepted a position as lecturer at Columbia University and professor of English at Barnard College. He died in New York City in 1900. From the description of Papers, 1878-1961. (Dartmouth Co...

Pansy, 1841-1930

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Pollock, Channing, 1880-1946

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American journalist, playwright, and drama critic. From the description of Typed letters signed (2) : Shoreham, Long Island, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1934 June 18 and Sept. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868185 American playwright and author. From the description of Papers of Channing Pollock, 1922-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80691647 Author, dramatist, lecturer, publicist. From the description of Letters, 1942-1945. (Ohio State...

Bower, Robert J.

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O'Connor, Frank, 1903-1966

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Michael Francis O'Donovan was born into poverty in Cork, Ireland; unable to afford schooling, he was largely self-educated, and wrote extensively as a child. He joined the Irish Republican Army as a teenager, fought for Irish independence and later for Ulster's inclusion in the Republic, and was arrested and jailed as a result. He found work as a librarian, began publishing stories, and adopted the pen name Frank O'Connor, from his middle name and his beloved mother's maiden name. He later serve...

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...

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962

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Poet. Married Una Call Kuster in 1913. From the description of Papers of Robinson Jeffers, 1924-1941 (bulk 1924-1926). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130961 Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an American poet and dramatist. Born in Pittsburgh in 1887, he graduated from Occidental College in 1905. He married Una Call Jeffers (1884-1950) in 1913, and they had three children. His inspiration came from his wife, their home that he built in 1919, Tor House, and the rugged Big Sur...

Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909

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Novelist. From the description of Letter and photographs [manuscript] 1894 April 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943005 From the description of Letters to James Rennell Rodd, Baron Rennell [manuscript] 1884-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943002 Francis Marion Crawford was born in 1854 in Bagni di Lucca (Italy), to American parents: the sculptor Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857), and Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford (later Terry), Ju...

London, Charmian (Clara Charmian Kittredge), 1871-

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Charmian Kittredge was born in Southern California and educated at home, developing excellent secretarial skills. A free spirit and devoted traveller, she married Jack London in 1905. The two shared an adventurous life of travel until London's death in 1916. Charmian wrote fiction, travel books, and biography, including the two-volume Book of Jack London. She was an intriguing personality in her own light, and a devoted promoter of Jack London's works. From the description of Charmia...

Piatt, Sarah M. B. (Sarah Morgan Bryan), 1836-1919

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American poet. From the description of Papers of Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt [manuscript], 1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814346 ...

Norris, Frank

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American novelist. From the description of Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810658 Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. From the description of ALS, 1901 June 9 : New York, to Julian Hawthorne. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13734916 Novelist Frank Norris was born in Chicago and came to California at the age of 14. He attended art sc...

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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William Cullen Bryant (b. November 3, 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts-d. June 12, 1878, New York, New York), American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post....

Harland, Aline,

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Older, Fremont, 1856-1935

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Editor-in-chief and President of the San Francisco Call Bulletin. From the description of Scrapbook of editorials, 1932-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553238 Biography Fremont Older was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, August 30, 1856. He began his journalistic career as a printer's devil in his home state in 1869. At the age of 16 he went West and worked as a printer for various newspapers in California and Nevada, ...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century....

Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919

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Poet, critic, and friend and biographer of Walt Whitman; full name Horace Logo Traubel; married Anne Montgomerie in 1891. From the description of Horace Traubel and Anne Montgomerie Traubel papers, 1824-1979 (bulk 1883-1947). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980223 American author. From the description of Letter, 1907 July 24, Philadelphia, to [Rufus Rockwell Wilson], Brooklyn, New York [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814514 ...

Steele, James King, 1875-1937.

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James King Steele (1875-1937) published the Del Monte (Calif.) Weekly (1908-11) and was editor and publisher of the World traveler (1911-16) and the travel magazine, Japan (1917-29). Steele was active in tourist development organizations, including the Philippine Tourist Association (1930-35) and the Japan Tourist Bureau, which he founded. He lectured and wrote articles on Asia and presented radio talks on a variety of subjects. He married Edith Shorb, daughter of James de Barth Shorb. ...

Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941

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Author, newspaper editor. From the description of Letter to Maurice Hanline, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56349777 American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. From the guide to the Sherwood Anderson miscellany, 1981, undated, (The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.) Author. From the description of Death in the woods : annotated short story, circa 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copi...

Billings, Josh, 1818-1885

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American writer; Josh Billings is a pseudonym for Henry W. Shaw. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645273199 Humorist. Born Henry Wheeler Shaw. From the description of Maxim of Josh Billings, 1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980441 American humorist; pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw. From the description of Papers of Josh Billings [m...

Halberstam, David J.

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Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895

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America (My country 'tis of thee) was premiered on 4 July 1831, at a children's celebration in the Park Street Church of Boston. It was written approximately 6 months earlier. From the description of My country 'tis of thee : manuscript, [1831] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612783134 Writer of the words to song America also called My Country Tis of Thee. From the description of One stanza of America. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat re...

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Ernest Hemingway, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450863 Joseph Dearing is addressed on envelope as "war correspondent, U.S. Army." A native of Santa Rosa, he was a photographer for Colliers magazine during World War II, covering both the European and Pacific theaters. After the war he wrote the "Uncle Joe Dearing's Fish and Game Column" for for the San Francisco Call Bulletin and later worked for the San Jose M...

Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913

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Joaquin Miller, born Cincinnatus Heine Miller and known as the "poet of the Sierras," was a Calif. poet and playwright. Beginning in 1886, he built and lived in a home on his estate, "The Hights"[sic], in the hills above Oakland. From the description of Joaquin Miller letter : Dimond, Calif., to Mr. Stone: ALS 1905 May 11. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122558852 Born Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller on September 8, 1837, near Liberty, Indiana. In 18...

Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968

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Merlin was a Hollywood writer, story editor, producer, director, and literary critic. From the description of Letters to Milton S. Merlin, 1930-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872436 Poet and professor of English, Winters joined the faculty of Stanford in 1928; he became a full professor in 1949. From the description of Yvor Winters papers, 1943-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702129506 American writer and literary critic. From t...

Irwin, Will, 1873-1948

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Author and journalist, Irwin earned his a.b. in English at Stanford University in 1899. From the description of Will Irwin photograph album, 1894-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122448940 American journalist and author. From the description of Will Irwin papers, 1890-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868814 Biographical/Historical Sketch Author and journalist, Irwin earned his a.b. in Engli...

Santayana, George, 1863-1952

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Poet, philosopher, and educator. From the description of George Santayana correspondence and poem, 1937-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981741 Santayana (A.B. 1886) taught philosophy at Harvard 1886-1912. From the description of The realm of matter : manuscript, [ca. 1930] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612860176 From the description of The judgment of Paris : or how the first-ten man chooses a club : manuscript, 1892 Oct. 28. (Harvard ...

Sánchez, Nellie van de Grift 1856-1935

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Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974

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American journalist and author. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Washington, D.C., 23 September 1960, to Joan Peyser, 1960 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992594 Lippmann was an American journalist and author. From the description of Walter Lippmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612206746 From the guide to the Walter Lipmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982., (H...

Parnie, Harold Helmer.

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Belasco, David, 1853-1931

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American theatrical producer and playwright. From the description of Letter : to Luther Price, 1906 Apr. 2. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494221 American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. From the description of David Belasco letter, 1905 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709924141 From the description of David Belasco letter, 1929 Oct. 30. (Unknown). W...

Branden, Paul M.

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Erskine, John, 1879-1951

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Epithet: Reverend; DD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000214 Title: 9th Earl of Mar British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001087.0x000219 John Erskine, educator, writer and musician, was born in New York on October 5, 1879. He received an A.B. in 1900, an A.M. in 1901, a Ph.D. in 1903 and an LL.D. in 1929 from Columbia Univ...

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944

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Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944) was a U.S. Army officer, lawyer, and author. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1874, he became an aide to General O.O. Howard in 1877, serving with him in thePacific Northwest during the Bannock and Paiute and Nez Percé Indian wars. He later attended Columbia University, obtained his law degrees, and established a practice of maritime and corporation law in Portland, Oregon. In addition to his successful law practice, Wood painted, wrote, ...

Mitchell, Ruth Comfort, 1882-1954

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Ruth Comfort Mitchell was born on July 21, 1882 in San Francisco. She spent a good deal of time in Los Gatos, California, where her parents owned a summer home. It was here that her first poem was published in the local newspaper, when she was 14 years old. After she married Sanborn Young in 1914, the couple moved to New York City. Within two years, she had a play opening on Broadway and a published volume of poems, to be followed soon after by her first novel. The Youngs soon returned to Los Ga...

Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950

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Mitchell Kennerley served as the publisher for "Wine of the Puritans," "John Addington Symonds" and "The World of H. G. Wells." From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1909-1915. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 181337904 Mitchell Kennerley (1878-1950) was an American publisher and art dealer. He worked for various literary magazines and published several others. From 1916 to 1929 and 1937 to 1939 he was president of the Anderson G...

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907

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New Hampshire-born author and poet. From the description of Letter : Redman Farm, Ponkapog, Mass. to John M. Milson, 1904 May 25. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103796 From the description of Letters and ephemera, 1879-1891. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103833 From the description of Letters to Israel Tisdale Talbot, 1868-1875. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103776 During the Civil War Aldrich worked a...

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

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Poet and author, Cornell University non-resident professor. From the description of James Russell Lowell letter and portrait, 1871 July 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 123412650 Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review ; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was ...

Taylor, Edward Robeson, 1838-1923

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Born in Springfield, Illinois, and trained as a lawyer, Edward Robeson Taylor was elected San Francisco's mayor, serving 1907-1909. A leader in the city's cultural circles, and a San Francisco Public Library trustee, he was also a poet. Taylor died in San Francisco. From the description of Edward R. Taylor letter, San Francisco, to Mrs. Mary Curtis Richardson, 15 June 1915. (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 606891533 Edward Robeson Taylor (1838-1923) came t...

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and critic. From the description of Ezra Pound collection, 1911-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863170 Poet. From the description of Papers, 1915-1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122529234 From the description of Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972 correspondence, 1912(ca.)-1938. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155533520 Ezra Pound (1885-197...

Palmer, William Kimberley, 1856-

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Author and poet of Chicopee, Mass. From the description of Papers, 1934-1937. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744939 ...

Coolidge, Mary Roberts, 1860-1945

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Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945

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Arthur Davison Ficke (1883-1945), American poet and collector of Japanese prints. His works include Sonnets of a Portrait Painter(1914), Chats on Japanese Prints (1915), Out of Silence and Other Poems (1924), and Mrs. Morton of Mexico, (1939), a novel. From the description of Arthur Davison Ficke Papers 1865-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702134010 Ficke (Harvard, A.B., 1904) served as Curator of Japanese Prints at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard. From the d...

Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878

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Evert A. Duyckinck was born on Manhattan Island, and graduated from Columbia University. Although accepted to the bar, he did not practice law, but lived a life devoted to literature. At the center of New York's literary culture, he had important friendships with Poe, Irving, and Melville, acting as editor, associate, and friend. He and his younger brother, George, served as editors for several noteworthy literary enterprises, including the influential Literary World and the groundbreaking Cyclo...

Stern, Richard Martin, 1915-

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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 ...

Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950

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American poet, novelist, and editor. From the description of Letter to a dealer [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806176 Editor of The Chimaera. From the description of ALS, [1915]-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500150 This may not really be Benét's writing. Although the verse appears to be signed by him the writer's intent may have been simply to ascribe the verse to him. Also, it is on letterhead engraved "MM...

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 ...

Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977

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Author, editor, and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bruce Bliven, 1953-1968. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148793561 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. From the description of Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571477 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. Bliven, born 27 July 1889, received his b.a. in English from Stanford University in 1911. He died 6 May 1977...

Mantz, Ruth Elvish, 1896-

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Bennett, Harriett V.

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Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999

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Cyril Clemens (1902- ) was editor of the Mark Twain Journal and president of an international Mark Twain society. Clemens was a native of St. Louis, Mo.; son of James R. and Katherine Boland Clemens; and a kinsman of Samuel L. Clemens. From the guide to the Cyril Clemens Papers, ., 1936-1976, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Cyril Clemens, born in St. Louis on July 14, 1902, died in Kirkwood on May 16, 1999. Distant cous...

Wahrenberg, Otto.

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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...

Archer, Kate Rennie.

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Kate Rennie Archer (1863-1960?) was a contemporary poet and poetry teacher in the San Francisco Bay area. From the description of Papers of Kate Rennie Archer, 1931-1969. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499665 ...

Brown, Hugh, Mrs.

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Author; born 1885 as Marjorie Moore. From the description of Papers, 1902-1974 (bulk 1902-1909, 1948-1974). (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70973690 ...

Winter, William, 1836-1917

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American drama critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Tompkinsville (Staten Island, N.Y.), 17 April 1886, to Mrs. Tracy, 1886 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679284 Massachusetts native William Winter graduated from Harvard law school, but began his career as a journalist. He wrote for numerous journals before securing a position as drama critic at the New York Tribune. In addition to being one of the most influential critics of his day, ...

Toklas, Alice B., 1877-1967

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Toklas was a writer and companion to Gertrude Stein. From the guide to the Alice B. Toklas letters to William Alfred, 1951-1961., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Biographical Note Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967) was an author and the life partner of Gertrude Stein. Don Frank is the son of one of Toklas' childhood friends. After his service in the armed forces, he met Toklas in Europe. ...

O'Neill, Carlotta

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Carlotta Monterey O'Neill was married to the playwright Eugene O'Neill. From the guide to the Carlotta O'Neill notebook of letters and photographs, 1927-1954, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Carlotta Monterey O'Neill was married to the playwright, Eugene O'Neill. From the description of Notebook of letters and photographs, 1927-1954. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122616268 ...

White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946

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Author, graduate of the University of Michigan (Ph. B., 1895; M.A., 1903). From the description of Papers, 1901-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365123 Author, graduate of the University of Michigan (Ph.B., 1895; M.A., 1903). From the description of Stewart White papers, 1901-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68304307 American author. From the description of Stewart Edward White papers, 1910-1913. (Unive...

Blake, James Vila, 1842-1925

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Epithet: essayist and poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x0001d9 Unitarian clergyman, Boston, Massachusetts, and Quincy, Chicago and Evanston, Illinois; author, poet and playwright. From the description of Letter : Chicago, [Illinois], to Mrs. Woods, Oct. 12. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327656 ...

Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893

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Lucy Larcom wrote poetry about women's factory life in Lowell, Mass. She was a friend and collaborator of John Greenleaf Whittier. From the description of Lucy Larcom letter, poem, and photograph, 1871-1893. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38235776 Poet and writer, from Lowell, Mass. who attended Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Ill. from 1849-1852, and was friends with Henry Spaulding who worked at the Surveyor General's Office in St. Louis. ...

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...

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...

Lewis, Gladys Adelina

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Gladys Adelina Lewis was born in Los Angeles on May 23, 1891 and died in 1975 in San Francisco. She was a writer and forceful personality who lived in Paris, New York, San Francisco, Hollywood, and Portland, Oregon, moving in artistic and queer circles in the first half of the twentieth century. The child of a prominent Los Angeles family, Lewis was the guinea pig for her mother Selma's experimental and, at the time, well-publicized child-rearing methods, which included mandatory re...

Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

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English novelist, essayist, and lecturer. From the description of Letter, 1934 Dec. 12, Dorchester, England, to John P. Waters, Cambridge, Mass. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365010 From the description of Correspondence, with Alan Dakers, 1948. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364799 From the description of Letter, 1944 July 18, Cae Coed, Corwen, Wales, to Ada McVickar, New York. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 3436480...

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....

Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909

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California author. From the description of Charles Warren Stoddard letters and manuscripts : to Frank Arthur Putnam, 1903-1906. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 78215414 Author and professor of English, University of Notre Dame, 1885-1887. From the description of Papers, 1870-1927. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 23706788 American poet and travel writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed ...

John Hill Burton

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Coordinator for the 1st and 13th Districts of COPE, UAW Citizenship Department. While with Kaiser-Frazer and Local 142, Mr. Burton played an important role in securing equal employment opportunities for Afro-Americans. From the description of John Burton papers, 1949-1959. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32320863 Epithet: of Add MS 28509 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/8...

Walling, Anna Strunsky, 1879-

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Anna Strunsky Walling (1879- ) was born in Babinotz, Russia, and immigrated to the United States in 1893. She took classes through the University of California system and earned an A.B. degree from Stanford University in 1900. In 1906 she married William English Walling (1877-1936), the author and reformer, and spent the next two years studying in Russia. Both Anna and William were active Socialists and social reformers who wrote and lectured on literary and political topics. Anna Strunsky Walli...

Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948

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Genevieve Taggard was an editor, educator, and author. Born in Washington, Taggard was raised in Hawaii by missionary parents; after graduating from The University of California at Berkeley, she settled in New York and began publishing poems. Her verse was well-received by her peers and is notable for its vivid imagery. She also wrote an important, albeit superseded, biography of Emily Dickinson. She later worked with composers, writing poems for musical settings. She was a self-described social...

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...

Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867

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American journalist and poet. From the description of Letter : to "My dear fellow," [18--] July 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28900949 Willis was a journalist and writer of plays, poems and short stories. From the description of Letter, to Maunsell B. (Maunsell Bradhurst) Field, 1854 March 31. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122493287 Nathaniel Parker Willis was one of the highest paid periodical writers of his day, a poet, ...

Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965

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Author, editor, and Library of Congress official. From the description of Letters, 1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149452 Joseph Auslander was an American poet, anthologist and novelist, known particularly for editions of a poetry anthology, The winged horse, first published in 1929. He served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress in the years immediately preceding the United States' entry into World War II. His poetry appeared over the decades in many poetr...

Dillon, Richard S., M.D.

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Title: 9th Viscount Dillon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000440.0x000163 ...

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981

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Frances Ring was Editor at WESTWAYS in Los Angeles. From the description of Letters (and manuscripts and photos) to Frances Ring, 1970-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863419 Goldie Weisberg was a fellow writer whose work Saroyan had discovered in a literary magzine. Saroyan initiated the correspondence, which focuses on their respective reading, writing, and work lives. From the description of Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938. (Unknown). Wor...

Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943

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Charles Caldwell Dobie was a native San Franciscan who gained prominence as a writer of short stories and novels. His works include Blood Red Dawn, Portrait of a Courtesan, and San Francisco: A Pageant. From the description of Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 84650833 Biography Charles Caldwell Dobie was born in San Francisco March 15, 1881, and unli...

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917

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Author and journalist. From the description of F.B. Sanborn correspondence and essays, 1852-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163242 Massachusetts journalist. From the description of Song / words by Mr. F.B. Sanborn, music a part of Brignal Banks. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 62350218 American journalist and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1889 March 21, Concord, Mass., to E.D. Walker, New York. (Boston Athenaeum). W...

Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972

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Patchen and MacLeish, were both American poets. From the description of [Letter, 19]51 Mar. 12, Old Lyme, Conn. [to] Archibald MacLeish / Kenneth Patchen. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 314411191 American poet, novelist, artist. From the description of Letter to Julien Cornell, 1951 January 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49380977 American poet. From the description of Prospectus for "The Dark Kingdom", 1942. (Universit...

Taylor, Rebecca, 1799-1882?

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Lewis, Janet, 1899-1998

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American writer of many genres, including novels, short stories, poetry and librettos. Many of her friends and correspondents were at one time students or colleagues of Yvor Winters. From the description of Janet Lewis papers, 1964-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122639569 Biographical Note : Yvor Winters Yvor Winters was born in Chicago on October 17, 1900, the son of a stockbroker. As a very young child he moved we...

Ager, Carolus.

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Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951

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American author and humorist Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) was educated as an engineer and worked briefly for a railroad. He taught topographical drawing between 1891 and 1894 at the University of California, Berkeley until he lost his position after deliberately toppling a campus statue he found to be an eyesore. Burgess founded the Lark, a humour magazine based in San Francisco, published from 1895 to 1897. Burgess created nonsense rhymes and cartoons such as "The Purple Cow: Reflections on a Myt...

Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932

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Epithet: American man of letters British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x00037a Virginia Taylor McCormick (1873-1957), of Norfolk, Virginia was a poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer, and the editor of The Lyric, 1921-1929. From the guide to the Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers, 1887-1953., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) Gamaliel Bradford, ...

Field, Eugene, 1850-1895

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Eugene Field, an American writer, was born in 1850 to Rosewell Field and Frances Reed. After his mother's death in 1856, he and his brother were sent to live with a cousin in Amherst, Massachusetts. He studied at Williams College from 1868-69. He then studied for a short time at Knox College in Illinois and at the University of Missouri. He married Julia Sutherland Comstock on October 16, 1873. He wrote weekly newspaper columns and also published volumes of poetry and prose. Field died on Novemb...

Bennett, James W.

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Charles K. (Charles Kellogg) Field.

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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...

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...

Guest, Edgar A. (Edgar Albert), 1881-1959

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Guest was born Aug. 20, 1881 in Eng., the son of Edwin and Julia Guest. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit (Mich.) in 1897. He started writing when age 14. Guest worked as a newspaper man for the Detroit Free Press, 1895-1959. He did radio presentations and his verse was syndicated across the country. Guest married and had two children. He was frequently referred to as "The Poet of the Plain People". Guest died in 1959. (Information from Michigan Authors, pp. 146-147.) The Clarke H...

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. From the guide to the Langston Hughes collection, [microform], 1926-1967, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) From the description of Langston Hughes collection, 1926-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652168 Langson Hughes: African-American poet and writer, author of Weary Blue (1926), The Big Sea (1940), and other works. ...

Pilcher, Joseph Mitchell

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Joseph Mitchell Pilcher (b. 1896) was a poet, lyricist, essay writer, Unitarian religious educator, and social worker. He was born in Marksville, La., and lived in New Orleans, La., Laurel, Miss., and Montgomery, Ala. He was active in the Unitarian Laymen's League, Louisiana Historical Society, New Orleans Confederate Memorial Day Committee, National Poetry Day Committee, and the Alabama Writers' Conclave. His social work through the church was concerned with basic educational opportunities and ...

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. (1879-1958).

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American author and novelist, of Arlington, Vt. From the description of Letter, 1956 Dec. 19. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960370 Dorothy Canfield Fisher was a skilled educator and popular author. Many of her works were written for children, but enjoyed by adults. Her stories are insightful and caring, honest and clever, and generally conservative in style and theme. She was also very active in civic and charitable concerns. From the ...

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...

Emerson, Edwin, 1869-1959

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Cornell University Class of 1890. From the description of Edwin Emerson reminiscences, 1954. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64047036 Edwin Emerson was in Troop K of the Rough Riders. He compiled these slides as a memorial presentation concerning the Rough Riders. From the description of Edwin Emerson Rough Rider lantern slides, ca. 1898-1947. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612803111 American journalist in Switzerland, 1914. ...

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...

Henry, O., 1862-1910

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O. Henry was born as William Sydney Porter on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, NC. He worked as a pharmacist in Greensboro and moved to Texas for his health in 1882 where he became a ranch hand. Porter relocated to Austin, TX and worked as a pharmacists, served as draftsman at the Texas General Land Office, a teller at First National Bank of Austin, and started a humorous weekly magazine, The Rolling Stone. He also wrote for the Houston Post. In 1898 Porter was found guilty of embezzlement from...

Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963

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American author and critic. From the description of Typed letter signed : Westport, Ct., to Stark Young, 1937 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874884 Van Wyck Brooks was an author and educator, known for his study of, and influence on, American culture. After graduating from Harvard, he sought a literary career in New York and London, writing chiefly for magazines. While teaching at Stanford he developed his first books of criticism, leading up to his first signifi...

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 ...

Smith, Clark Ashton, 1893-1961

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Clark Ashton Smith was an author of poetry and later of fantastic fiction in pulp magazines. He began correspondence with another author Samuel Loveman in 1913 that would last until 1941. Loveman also acquired skills in book dealing and eventually set up his own shop, the Bodley Gallery (Bodley Press) in the 1930's. From the description of Clark Ashton Smith letters : to Samuel Loveman, 1913-1941. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 50825411 Clark Ashto...

Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

Adams, Bristow, 1875-1957

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Journalist, artist, and forester. Bristow Adams worked for the United States Forest Service from 1906-1915, when he became publication editor for the New York State College of Agriculture. He established courses in journalism at Cornell and served as faculty advisor for track, athletics, and several student publications. Elmer E. Farmer Creighton was Adams' brother-in-law. From the description of Bristow Adams papers, 1853-1970, 1862-1957 (bulk). (Cornell Uni...

Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934

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Son of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, Julian Hawthorne was also a writer of short stories and novels. From the description of Essays : manuscripts, undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612756082 Second child and only son of Nathaniel and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, Julian Hawthorne was a writer of reviews, articles, and late 19th century American popular fiction. From the description of ALS, 1886 September 16 : Sag Harbor, N.Y., to J.D. Holmes...