Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943.

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Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943.

Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943.

Correspondence; manuscripts of books, short stories, plays and articles; notes; clippings; biographical material and personalia; royalty statements; collected theater and opera programs, 1869-1941; announcements and invitations; Christmas and greeting cards. Correspondents include George Arliss, Gertrude Atherton, Robert Ernest Cowan, George Creel, Ina Coolbrith, Lion Feuchtwanger, Herbert Hoover, Fannie Hurst, Owen Lattimore, Benjamin H. Lehman, W. Somerset Maugham, Carey McWilliams, H.L. Mencken, Ruth Comfort Mitchell, Kathleen Thompson Norris, Fremont Older, James D. Phelan, H.G. Wells, Harr Wagner, and Stefan Zweig.

12 boxes, 12 cartons, 1 oversize v., and 1 portfolio.

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