Offprints of periodical articles from the library of Edgar F. Shannon, Jr.
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Curtis Carroll Davis (1916-1997) of Baltimore, Maryland was a freelance author and critic. He wrote Chronicler of the Cavaliers (1949) and other studies on Dr. William A. Caruthers, a physician from Savannah, Georgia. Caruthers was also the author of Knights of the Golden Horse Shoe. From the description of Curtis Carroll Davis collection on William A. Caruthers, 1841-1957. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 163567264 Curtis Carroll Davis was a graduate studen...
South Carolina resident. From the description of Papers, 1849-1985. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36791121 ...
Robert O. Preyer was a professor of English and American literature at Brandeis University from 1954-1997. A Scholar of Victorian literature and poetry he taught and lectured widely including writing articles for many prestigious journals. Robert Preyer was active in the creation of the Transitional Year Program and the African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University. From the description of Papers, 1966-1988. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 665167752 ...
Amy Crowe (1831-1865) was a family friend who lived with Thackeray as his adopted daughter and later married Thackerays̓ cousin Edward Talbot Thackeray. From the description of [Letter] to Amy Crowe, 27 September , 36 Onslow Sqr. Brompton.  (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 35091085 Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchi...
John S. Wise and Richard A. Wise were sons of Henry Alexander Wise. John S. Wise was born in Brazil in 1846. He attended Virginia Military Institute and fought with the cadets at the Battle of New Market. He graduated from the law department at the University of Virginia, was U. S. Attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, and served in Congress 1883-1885. He was a Readjuster and later, a Republican. He moved to New York City to practice law. John S. Wise died in 1913. ...
American novelist William Styron was born in Virginia and graduated from Duke. After serving in World War II, he worked as an editor while writing his first novel. His work has been both controversial and timely; his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, explored the theme of slavery, and benefitted from being released during the racially-charged 1960s, and his American Book Award-winning novel, Sophie's Choice, examined a World War II concentration camp survivor. His styl...
The Briar Hill Mine was located at Norway, Michigan on the Menominee Iron Range. It was orginally opened by the Briar Hill Coal & Iron Co. of Youngstown, Ohio, but sold in the late 1880s to the Penn Iron Mining Co., which was the Cambria Iron Company's ore mining subsidiary. From the description of Briar Hill Mine shaft blueprint 1911 (Olson Library, Northern Michigan University). WorldCat record id: 756864223 ...
President Emeritus of the University of Virginia. From the description of Remarks at the funeral of Clifton Waller Barrett, 1991 November 11 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647829572 Fourth President of the University of Virginia; graduated from Washington and Lee University; Rhodes Scholar, Merton College, Oxford, PhD; U.S. Naval Officer, WWII; Central Intelligence Agency; Domestic Activities Investigating Committee; established Foundation for Ex...
The recipient was Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria, with whom Tennyson had an extensive correspondence. From the description of Alfred Tennyson letter to Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, 1867 Oct. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865322 British poet. From the description of Papers, 1831-1909. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20188602 Tennyson was Poet Laureate of England during much of the latter part of...
A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography, but there are numerous biographical and critical evaluations if more detailed information is required From the guide to the Verse translation of Book III, metre 9 of Boethius's, De consolatione philosophiae, by Alexander Pope, ca.1703-1704, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope can ...