Papers, 1910-1932.


Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932. Papers, 1910-1932.

Papers, 1910-1932.

Includes Comfort's correspondence, notes, drafts of his novels, and printed items. Manuscripts include typescripts (with extensive holograph corrections and additions) of: his first novel, Routledge rides; the novel, Fate knocks at the door; Red fleece (an autobiographical work); and the novels Midstream, and Apache (one of the first novels about the southwest). Other typescripts include: The book of divided hearts, From these beginnings (an unpublished fragment), and an untitled and unpublished typescript (apparently complete). From South Pasadena, California, Comfort issued 2 periodicals: The glass hive, and Reconstruction letters, (both were chiefly concerned with spiritualism). Major correspondents are John Haynes Holmes and Rudolph Wurlitzer.

5 document boxes (2.5 linear feet)

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Comfort, Will Levington, 1878-1932 (person)

Comfort was a southern California novelist, who ended his career as the messiah of a Hollywood cult. From the description of Papers, 1910-1932. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 155180744 American writer. From the description of Letter, 1928 May 19, South Pasadena, Calif., to Perry Walton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184907503 U.S. novelist and newspaperman. From the description of Correspondence, 1920-1...

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Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 (person)

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