Burton Emmett papers, 1888-1939.

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Emmett, Burton, 1871-1935. Burton Emmett papers, 1888-1939.

Burton Emmett papers, 1888-1939.

Correspondence concerning Emmett's collecting activities and his work with the American Institute of Graphic Arts; handwritten and typed versions of poems, plays, and other works by various authors; and miscellaneous other items. Correspondence includes about fifty letters, 1926-1935 and undated, to Emmett from his close friend, Sherwood Anderson, and one or two letters from Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Ezra Pound, Booth Tarkington, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Owen Wister, Theodore Dreiser, Christopher Morley, Thornton Wilder, Maxfield Parrish, and Rockwell Kent. Works by authors include a playscript each by Thornton Wilder and Lewis Ely, two poems by Robinson Jeffers, an untitled poem beginning "In the night..." by Stephen Crane, a speech by Sherwood Anderson, and stories and a poem by Christopher Morley. Other items include typed transcriptions of eight letters, 1925 and undated, from Ernest Hemingway to Ernest Walsh; a photograph purportedly picturing Aubrey Beardsley; two reels of microfilm of drafts of works by Sherwood Anderson and other items relating to Anderson, originals of which were apparently transferred in 1954 or 1955 from the University of North Carolina to the Newberry Library, Chicago; and a scrapbook of Northwestern University memorabilia, 1888-1890, compiled by Emmett.

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Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935

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Peterborough (Hillsborough Co.), N.H. poet. From the description of Papers, 1928. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36405152 Robinson was an American poet. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1882-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612365637 From the description of Letters to Harry de Forest Smith, 1888-1936 (inclusive), 1890-1900 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505878 From the description...

Northwestern university

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During World War II, Northwestern offered its facilities for use by the War Department. The Army, Navy, and Civil Aeronautics Administration operated eleven training programs at Northwestern in addition to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (N.R.O.T.C.) established in 1926: the Navy V-7, Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School; the Navy V-5, Naval Aviation Prepatory Program; the Navy V-1, Accredited College Program; the Naval Training School (Radio); the Army Signal Corps Officers Training Scho...

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

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American novelist and short-story writer. From the description of Letters, 1926-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122494991 Willa Cather was an American novelist and short story writer. From the guide to the Willa Cather literary manuscripts, 1926-1940, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American novelist, journalist, and editor. From the description of Collection, 1908-1963. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research...

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and critic. From the description of Ezra Pound collection, 1911-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863170 Poet. From the description of Papers, 1915-1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122529234 From the description of Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972 correspondence, 1912(ca.)-1938. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155533520 Ezra Pound (1885-197...

Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

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"These were written at periods when Mr. Tarkington and Susanah [his wife] were in Indianapolis and they wanted to have news from Kennebunkport, Maine. We had known him very shortly after we moved to Kennebunkport in about 1917, after the war. He was known as 'the gentleman from Indiana' and was a well known author at the time the first letter in this collection was written. . . . Mr. Tarkington had rented a house in Kennebunkport for many years but decided that he would like to design his own pl...

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...

Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962

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Poet. Married Una Call Kuster in 1913. From the description of Papers of Robinson Jeffers, 1924-1941 (bulk 1924-1926). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130961 Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an American poet and dramatist. Born in Pittsburgh in 1887, he graduated from Occidental College in 1905. He married Una Call Jeffers (1884-1950) in 1913, and they had three children. His inspiration came from his wife, their home that he built in 1919, Tor House, and the rugged Big Sur...

Ely, Lewis B.

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Emmett, Burton, 1871-1935

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Emmett was an advertising copywriter and executive in New York City. He collected woodcuts, prints, engravings, and literary manuscripts, and was president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in the 1920s. From the description of Burton Emmett papers, 1888-1939. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 25465974 Burton Emmett was an advertising copywriter and executive in New York City. He collected woodcuts, prints, engravings, and literary manuscripts, and was pr...

Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900

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Stephen Crane was a novelist, poet, and journalst. He was born November 1, 1871, at 14 Mulberry Place, Newark, New Jersey. Crane is best known for his novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895) that depicted the experiences of a soldier in the Civil War. During the Spanish-American War (1898), Crame served as a correspondent. In 1897, he moved to England and met Joseph Conrad and Henry James. Crane died of tuberclosis in 1900. From the description of Newark Stephen Crane collection, 1897-...

Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Rockwell Kent interview, 1957 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80242441 Painter, illustrator, writer, lecturer; Ausable Forks, New York. From the description of Rockwell Kent letters to Robert T. Hatt, 1935-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553040 In addition to being a successful painter, printmaker, illustrator, designer, and commercial artist, Kent pursued careers as a writer, professional ...

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...

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

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A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

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Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Ernest Hemingway, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450863 Joseph Dearing is addressed on envelope as "war correspondent, U.S. Army." A native of Santa Rosa, he was a photographer for Colliers magazine during World War II, covering both the European and Pacific theaters. After the war he wrote the "Uncle Joe Dearing's Fish and Game Column" for for the San Francisco Call Bulletin and later worked for the San Jose M...

Wister, Owen, 1860-1938)

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Born in Pennsylvania, raised in South Carolina, and educated at Harvard, Owen Wister travelled in the Western U.S. as a young man. Although he returned to the East and Harvard law school, he acted upon a friend's suggestion and began writing thrilling Western stories for Harper's. His well-researched stories, particularly The Virginian, helped establish the Western stereotypes that have become inculcated in the American psyche. From the description of Owen Wister letter to Charles W....

American Institute of Graphic Arts

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Walsh, Ernest, 1895-1926

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Poet and soldier. From the description of Ernest Walsh correspondence and poems, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981520 ...

Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966

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Frederick Parrish was born July 25, 1870 in Philadelphia, PA. He later took a family name, Maxfield, as his middle name. He was an illustrator and commercial artist who designed his first magazine cover for Harper's Weekly in April, 1895. Following that he did pictures and posters for other popular periodicals. His works also became familiar to the public through his illustrations for calendars and advertisements. He was noted for his use of rich colors, especially the shade of blue named for hi...

Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898

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Illustrator and art editor of The Yellow Book. From the description of Collection, 1893-1959, (bulk 1893-98 and 1943-59). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617113 Aubrey Beardsley was an innovative and influential English illustrator and author who helped inspire the Art Nouveau movement. He displayed remarkable talent for drawing and music as a child; later, while working as a clerk, he sold a short story,...

Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941

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Author, newspaper editor. From the description of Letter to Maurice Hanline, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56349777 American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. From the guide to the Sherwood Anderson miscellany, 1981, undated, (The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.) Author. From the description of Death in the woods : annotated short story, circa 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

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Robert Lewis (later changed to "Louis") Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. He attended the University of Edinburgh intending to become a civil engineer like his father, but ill health curtailed his studies and prompted him to travel to warmer climates. This inspired Stevenson to write stories, novels and essays about his travels. While in France he met American artist Fanny Osbourne. The two fell in love, and in 1879 Stevenson traveled to California, where he...