Ellery Sedgwick papers, 1898-1969.

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Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960. Ellery Sedgwick papers, 1898-1969.

Ellery Sedgwick papers, 1898-1969.

Papers documenting Ellery Sedgwick's professional career as editor of the Atlantic Monthly Magazine, 1908-1938, and his personal and varied involvements. The bulk of the papers contain correspondence with contributing authors and poets, notes, and manuscripts in various forms. Four special interests of Sedgwick covered by the collection are controversies over the writings of two women, Wilma Frances Minor and Opal S. Whiteley, the former related to forged Abraham Lincoln letters; the debate over Alfred E. Smith's nomination for President as a Catholic candidate; and Sedgwick's writings on the Spanish Civil War. Other subjects include Sedgwick's involvement as a trustee of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Boston Public Library, and as part-owner of the Rumford Press. Also, Sedgwick family correspondence, scrapbooks, and diaries, including one of a trip to Japan in 1936.

24 record cartons (stored offsite); 1 oversize box, and 5 boxes of photocopies (stored onsite)

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