Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1908-1938.
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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...