Papers of Melville DeLancey Landon [manuscript], 1873-1893 and n. d.


Papers of Melville DeLancey Landon [manuscript], 1873-1893 and n. d.

The Landon Collection consists of: a manuscript of a definition of a "bore," letters, photographs and miscellaneous item. Topics in his letters include writing on his travels in the Orient and women in the Orient, especially articles designed for women readers; property purchase at Sullivan County Club; writing about free coinage; opinion of Horace Greeley; mention of T. DeWitt Talmage and Thomas Nast; his lectures; travel; McClure's syndicate; a recipe for a hot rum drink; and a friend's drinking problem. A portion of a letter mentins an autograph collection. The papers also contain a humorous "season ticket" to Eli Perkins lectures, a newsclipping regarding profits made through American literature with Mark Twain and Eli Perkins as examples, and two photographs. Correspondents include S. S. McClure, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Frederick Wingate.

10 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7924748

University of Virginia. Library

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