Hitt mss. : papers, 1891-1939.


Hitt, George C. (George Cooper), 1851-1944. Hitt mss. : papers, 1891-1939.

Hitt mss. : papers, 1891-1939.

Consists primarily of letters from poet James Whitcomb Riley to hournalist George Cooper Hitt. Db George C. Hitt & Co. published Riley's first book, The old swimmin'-hole and 'leven more poems, in 1883. Other correspondents present are L.L. Dickerson, librarian of the Indianapolis Public Library, John Marcus Dickey, 1859-1950, and George Cooper Hitt. The exchange between Dickerson and Hitt in 1938 involves the publishing record of "The old swimmin'-hole...," including number of copies printed and the disposition of those copies. Rudyard Kipling is the subject of an exchange between Riley and Hitt in 1891 and Riley's letter of February 21 includes a copy of a poem Kipling wrote for Riley, and Riley's poetic response. A bound ledger containing the "accounts of George C. Hitt & Co., publishers of 'The Old Swimmin'-Hole...,'" tear sheets for "The object lesson," noted as being by Riley and carrying penciled notations and changes, and two clippings from 1909 concerning a facsimile edition of "The Old Swimmin'-Hole complete the collection.

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Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English author and poet. His best-known works include the novels and short story collections The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Kim (1901), as well as a number of poems such as "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), and "If-" (1910). Kipling was born in Bombay, India, into an artistic family: his father was a sculptor, pottery designer, and professor of architectural sculpture and tw...

Dickey, J. M. (John Marcus)

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Dickey was born on September 26, 1859 near Longwood, Fayette County, Indiana. He attended the Indiana State Normal School, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1880-1883; taught history and literature at the Fairmont, Indiana Academy, 1887-1889; was principal of the public schools, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1890-1892; was director of the Rocky Mountain Lyceum, Denver, Colorado, 1892-1896; and served James Whitcomb Riley as platform manager, 1896-1901, and as secretary, 1901-1906. From 1905 on he lived at Bea...

Hitt, George C. (George Cooper), 1851-1944.

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Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916

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American Poet. From the description of Little Orphant Annie. Last stanza : AMsS, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540708 James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer. From the description of James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363959 From the guide to the James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-...