Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958).

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O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958).

Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958).

The collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence related to the life and writings of Norreys Jephson O'Conor. The letters are addressed to O'Conor from a number of literary figures, most of them dating from O'Conor's stay in California between 1940-58. There are a sizeable number of carbon copies of O'Conor's letters, thus forming in many cases a complete correspondence. The manuscripts are mostly by O'Conor, including notes, autograph and typewritten copies of many of his poems and essays. Correspondents in the collection include: Conrad Potter Aiken, William Rose Benet, Elizabeth Bowen, Van Wyck Brooks, Arthur Bryant, Pearl S. Buck, Charles Bruce Catton, T.S. Eliot, John Gould Fletch, Maxwell Struthers Burt, Robert Frost, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Walter Lippmann, Christopher Morley, John Hall Wheelock, Howard Moss, Rolfe Humprhies, Robert Linscott, Compton Mackenzie, Kenneth Roberts, Gaarrett Mattingly, Samuel Eliot Morison, Howard Nemerov, Allan Nevins, Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols, Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Emily Hilda Young.

1,136 pieces.25 boxes.2 cases.1 folder.

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Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965

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American poet and critic. From the description of Letter to Walter Elder, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio [manuscript], 1946 July 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823193 English poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letters, 1950 Mar. 10 and 1958 Nov. 14, London [England], to M[ary] Elis[!]abeth Barber, London [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364335 Revolutionary American born ...

Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974

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American journalist and author. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Washington, D.C., 23 September 1960, to Joan Peyser, 1960 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992594 Lippmann was an American journalist and author. From the description of Walter Lippmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612206746 From the guide to the Walter Lipmann letters to Hazel Albertson, 1910-1982., (H...

Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978

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American journalist and historian of the American Civil War. From the description of Bruce Catton papers, 1861-1865 and 1951-1961. (The Citadel, Daniel Library). WorldCat record id: 624071973 Bruce Catton (1899-1978), a Civil War historian, was a newspaper reporter in Cleveland and Boston before working for the War Production Board and the U.S. Department of Commerce during World War II. The first of his 15 Civil War histories was published in 1951. Catton's "A Stillness at ...

Humphries, Rolfe.

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Rolfe Humphries (1894-1969) was an American poet, translator, teacher, critic, and editor. According to Richard Gillman, author of Poets, Poetics, and Politics: America's Literary Community Viewed from the Letters of Rolfe Humphries, 1910–1969, Humphries was "the total poet. . . . If ever there were poets who did in fact breathe their art, he was one of them." From the guide to the Rolfe Humphries Papers, 1962-1963, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)...

Linscott, Robert N. (Robert Newton), 1886-1964

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American editor. From the description of Papers, 1931-1963. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26089883 ...

Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973

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British writer of essays, short stories, and novels. From the description of Letter to Mrs. Brownrigg [?], ca. 1930. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122570785 Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1923) was an Anglo-Irish author. Among her many novels are The last September (1929), The house in Paris (1935), The death of the heart (1938), The heat of the day (1948), A world of love (1955), and Eva Trout; or, changing scenes (1968). Her othe...

Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971

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Historian, journalist and educator. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B. A. 1912 and an M. A. in English, 1913. Nevins moved to New York to work and eventually was made a Professor of History at Columbia University. Wrote numerous biographies and articles on history. President of the American History Association in 1959. Helped found the Society of American Historians. From the description of Commencement address, June 1953. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Librar...

Nemerov, Howard

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Howard Nemerov was an American educator and author, most widely known for his poetry. His verse could be poignant, philosophical, or witty, and was awarded numerous honors including a Pulitzer Prize. A long-time professor at Washington University in St. Louis, he also published memorable prose, and contributed editorial work or commentary for numerous publications. From the description of Howard Nemerov letter to Louis Untermeyer, 1963 Sept. 5. (Pennsylvania State University Librarie...

Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978

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Jack Wheelock was a close friend to Van Wyck Brooks at Harvard, and remained close to both Brookses afterwards. From the description of Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1907. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191847885 John Hall Wheelock was an accomplished poet and influential editor at Scribner's for many years. Born on Long Island, he learned a love of poetry from his mother, which continued during his studies at Harvard and the University...

Mackenzie, Compton, 1883-1972

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Compton Mackenzie, British novelist, playwright and biographer. From the description of The Windsor tapestry scrapbook, 1938-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82976285 From the description of The Windsor tapestry scrapbook, 1938-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702163412 Sir Compton Mackenzie was a Scottish novelist, playwright, literary and music critic, and essayist. From the description of Sir Compton Mackenzie collection of papers, 1906-1952. ...

Young, E. H. (Emily Hilda), 1880-1949

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Mattingly, Garrett, 1900-1962

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Author, professor of history at Columbia University, 1948-1962. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1940]-1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515107 ...

Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962

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Victoria Sackville-West (1892-1962), English poet, novelist, and author of books on gardening, known for her association with the Bloomsbury group and the gardens she designed at Sissinghurst Castle. From the description of Passenger to Teheran, 1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702191711 From the description of Victoria Sackville-West writings and commonplace book, 1910-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702184003 Vita Sackville-West was an English novelist, p...

Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961

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Robert Hillyer was born in East Orange and he taught English and rhetoric at Harvard for several decades. In 1934 he won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "The Collected Verse of Robert Hillyer." From the description of Correspondence-Manuscripts, 1937-1943. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 727944299 Hillyer graduated from Harvard in 1917 and taught English at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Robert Silliman Hillyer, 1940-1945 (inclusi...

Nichols, Robert, 1893-1944

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English author Robert Nichols was known as a World War I poet and playwright. Educated at Winchester College and Oxford, he served as an artillery officer in World War I, before being discharged with shell shock. He wrote poetry, giving readings to large crowds, and was part of a group of British artists sent to America. After the war, he became part of England's literary circle, served as professor of English literature at the University of Tokyo, and lived for a time in Austria and France. He ...

O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-

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Norreys Jephson O'Conor (1885-1958) was an American poet and author. From the description of Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228718380 O'Conor and Brooks were friends at Harvard. From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1937-1958. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 182789136 American author. ...

Moss, Howard, 1922-1987

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Howard Moss (1922-1987) was an American poet, dramatist, essayist, and editor. Among his awards for literary work were the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, and the National Book Award. He was best known as the poetry editor of the New Yorker magazine, a post he held from 1948 until 1987. Other professional activities included his collaboration with the composer Ned Rorem. From the description of Papers, ca. 19...

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

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American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...

Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889-1973

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Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x000343 American poet, short-story writer, novelist, and critic . From the description of Letter, 1969 January 26 (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 148050827 Conrad Aiken was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. From the description of Conrad Aiken collection of papers, 1913-1963. (...

Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950

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American poet, novelist, and editor. From the description of Letter to a dealer [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806176 Editor of The Chimaera. From the description of ALS, [1915]-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500150 This may not really be Benét's writing. Although the verse appears to be signed by him the writer's intent may have been simply to ascribe the verse to him. Also, it is on letterhead engraved "MM...

Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957

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Irish writer Oliver St. John Gogarty's (1878-1957) works were influenced by his career as a physician and his involvement in politics. Gogarty developed friendships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, such as James Joyce and W. B. Yeats. Gogarty's poems were lauded by colleagues such as Yeats and George Russell (A.E.). Gogarty also published works under pseudonyms. Known as a satirist, Gogarty's works sometimes inspired controversy. From the description of Oliver St...

Bryant, Arthur Wynne Morgan.

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Frost, Robert, 1874-1963

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American poet from New England. Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize. From the description of Letters, 1931-1943. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464432 American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. From the description of Letter to Mr. Beggen [?], 1928. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 86129842 Robert Frost was an American poet. From the description of Papers concerning the Kenned...

Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957

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Novelist. From the description of Papers of Kenneth Lewis Roberts, 1919-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063732 American author specializing in the writing of richly detailed historical fiction. From the description of Papers of Kenneth Roberts, 1911-1947. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136005 American novelist, born Kennebunk, Maine, 1887. Staff correspondent for the Saturday evening post, 1919-; author of many historical novels ...

Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950

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American poet and critic. From the description of Correspondence, works, and clippings, 1910-1952, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122453062 John Gould Fletcher, born in Little Rock, Arkansas and educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard (1903-1907), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author. Fletcher lived in England for years before returning home to Arkansas where, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was act...

Burt, Maxwell Struthers, 1882-1954

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American prose writer, poet, political activist, and rancher. From the description of Correspondence, 1931-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 86166534 [Maxwell] Struthers Burt (1882-1954), author, dude rancher, poet, was the patriarch of an American literary family. Burt married Katharine Newlin, whom he had met while studying at Oxford, in 1912. While living in Wyoming, both took up writing and both become very successful, penning s...

Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963

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American author and critic. From the description of Typed letter signed : Westport, Ct., to Stark Young, 1937 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874884 Van Wyck Brooks was an author and educator, known for his study of, and influence on, American culture. After graduating from Harvard, he sought a literary career in New York and London, writing chiefly for magazines. While teaching at Stanford he developed his first books of criticism, leading up to his first signifi...

Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973

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Pearl S. Buck was the daughter of American missionary parents, and spent the first seventeen years of her life in China. Her third novel, The Good Earth, won the Pulitzer Prize, and a Nobel Prize for literature followed, citing The Good Earth as well as her biographies of her parents. Critical reception for her works has been mixed since these early successes. A prolific and optimistic author, most of her fiction is set in China, and she displays great affection for the place and her characters....

Morison, Samuel Eliot

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Morison graduated from Harvard in 1908 and taught American history at Harvard. From the description of Course material for History 161b, the discovery of America, 1940. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512193 Morison earned his Harvard AB in 1908, his Harvard AM in 1909, and his Harvard PhD in 1912. He taught history at Harvard. From the description of Notes in English 28, second half year, 1904-1905. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074686...