John Wilson Townsend papers, 1908-1936 1808-1915.
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Biographical note: John Wilson Townsend, a native of Fayette County, Kentucky, was a graduate of Transylvania University and the author of "Kentucky in American Literature" (1915) and numerous other works on Kentucky history. He was employed variously as a teacher, librarian, and editor, but known chiefly as a bookseller and collector of first editions, having operated the Graceland Book Shop and the Blue Grass Book Shop in Lexington. During his lifetime sizable collections of books assembled by...
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...
Author, humorist. From the description of Letters, 1914-1944. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49199652 Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944) was an American author and humorist. He was best known for his humorous stories of Kentucky life, such as in his book Old Judge Priest . From the guide to the Irvin S. Cobb Letter, 1928, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Author, and humorist. From the descript...