Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902).


Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902).

The papers contain the autograph manuscripts for the story "The great corner in Hannibal and St. Jo," and the poem "To the Erie"; autograph manuscript fragments from "McTeague" and "The octopus"; and eighteen letters re his writing, particularly the stories "From dawn to dark - fighting" and "Surrender" and the novels "Blix," "The heroine," "McTeague," "A man's woman," "Moran of the Lady Letty," "The octopus," "The pit," "The squid," and "Vandover and the brute." Discusses English publication and critical success, serialization, syndication, royalties, cover design, sub-titles, suggestions for printers, revision of stories for "Everybody's" magazine and possibility of selling rights to the Century Company; requests payment; and mentions ideas for a series of novels based on the subject of North American wheat. Other letters deal with some of Norris's manuscripts and possibility of publishing a collection of his short stories. There are also a pen and ink drawing by Norris and nine photographs: one of Norris sitting in his study, and eight of a Norris exhibit at the Bancroft Library. Correspondents include Mr. and Mrs. Easton Ashe, Mr. Daniels, John O'Hara Cosgrave, Benjamin Orange Flower, Lewis Edwards Gates, Jeannette Black Norris, Paul Reynolds, (Franklin Thomas) Grant Richards, Elizabeth Sutton, and Robert L. Yard.

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Century Company. (corporateBody)

The Century Company was founded in New York City in 1881. Century published magazines including the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and St. Nicholas and publications such as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Roswell Smith formed the company and appointed Richard Watson Gilder as editor of the Century which was noted for its fiction, poetry, historical studies, and woodcut illustrations. In 1930 the Century was merged with The Forum magazine. From the description of Century C...

Ashe, Easton. (person)

Cosgrave, John O'Hara, 1864-1947, (person)

Australian born editor of "Everybody's Magazine," "Collier's Weekly," and New York "World"; author of "Academy for souls," and "Man: a citizen of the universe." From the description of John O'Hara Cosgrave papers [manuscript], [1906?] 1907, 1910, undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647999213 Born Melbourne, Australia, author and editor (Everybody's, Colliers Weekly, New York World). From the description of John O'Hara Cosgrave letter to Louisa ...

Gates, Lewis Edwards. (person)

Reynolds, Paul. (person)

Flower, B. O. (Benjamin Orange), 1858-1918 (person)

S. S. McClure Company. (corporateBody)

Richards, Franklin Thomas Grant, author and publisher (person)

Epithet: author and publisher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000164 ...

Yard, Robert Sterling, 1861-1945 (person)

Yard was a conservationist and founded the Wilderness Society in 1935, which promoted the conservation of natural resources. From the description of Papers, 1918-ca. 1942. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 30697567 Robert Sterling Yard (1861-1945) was an American journalist and Sunday editor of the New York Herald Tribune. From the description of Robert Sterling Yard diary, 1893-1906. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record...

Norris, Jeannette Black. (person)

Sutton, Elizabeth (person)

Norris, Frank (person)

American novelist. From the description of Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810658 Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. From the description of ALS, 1901 June 9 : New York, to Julian Hawthorne. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13734916 Novelist Frank Norris was born in Chicago and came to California at the age of 14. He attended art sc...