Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Riley Collection, 1835-1960.

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Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Riley Collection, 1835-1960.

Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Riley Collection, 1835-1960.

Materials donated by Edmund H. Eitel originally to the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library including Eitel's collection of Riley's papers, his research regarding Riley, and Eitel's personal materials. Riley's correspondents include Young E. Allison, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles Holstein, Rudyard Kipling, Meredith Nicholson, Bill Nye, T.C. Steele, John Philip Sousa, and Susanah Tarkington. Riley's business records, correspondence, and bills include materials regarding Bobbs-Merrill Company, Charles Scribner's Sons, the Columbia Club, and the Contemporary Club, as well as records from his lecture tours. Also included is Riley's poetry in handwritten, printed, and galley form; sheet music; invitations; programs; birthday and Christmas cards and greetings; and tributes. Visual materials include Riley portraits and photographs of family and friends. Eitel's materials include typed copies of Riley letters; research notes; galley and page proofs, including Riley's COMPLETE WORKS (1913); biographical research on Riley; Riley's copyright contracts; and Eitel's cash books.

88 boxes; 3 oversize boxes, and 7 boxes of visual materials.

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