James Boyd papers, 1906-1952 ; 1964-1969.

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Boyd, James, 1888-1944. James Boyd papers, 1906-1952 ; 1964-1969.

James Boyd papers, 1906-1952 ; 1964-1969.

Papers include more than 400 letters written by James Boyd to his parents in Harrisburg, Pa., and other places, beginning in 1903 and continuing through his years at Princeton University, 1907-1910, and Cambridge University, 1910-1912, and while working as a journalist and for the Red Cross in New York City. Also included are letters to his wife while he was overseas, 1917-1919, serving as an ambulance driver with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, and correspondence with friends, readers, other writers, and publishers about his work, especially about the novels "Drums" and "Bitter Creek" and about The Free Company, a group of American writers, producers, and broadcasters who presented radio programs on the ideas of the free world, 1940-1941. Correspondents include Sherwood Anderson, Stephen Vincent Benét, Robert Bridges, Louis Bromfield, Bernard De Voto, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Galsworthy, Frank Porter Graham, Paul Green, Sinclair Lewis, Archibald MacLeish, Thomas Mann, Maxwell Perkins, William Saroyan, Laurence Stallings, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe. Also included are drafts and copies of manuscripts of stories, articles, radio scripts, and poems; and clippings and pictures.

About 1020 items (4.0 linear feet)

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