Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1926-1932.


Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1926-1932.

Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser from various individuals and corporate entities involved in his dealings with Horace Liveright Theatrical Productions, as well as with members of the firm itself. Because the majority of this file relates to legal battles with this firm, this correspondence is housed with others on legal matters, separate from the alphabetical correspondence files. The Grace A. Fendler correspondence concerns claimed infringement of copyright of 1923 composition "The Steal" by the dramatization of An American Tragedy.

220 items (427 leaves).

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