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Authors, American -- Biography

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Barton Orville Aylesworth correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 826
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters sent to Barton Orville Aylesworth in response to his inquiries. Aylesworth asked these writers of both fiction and factual books to tell him about themselves and about their writings. The replies were mostly short, autobiographical, and often included lists of publications. The letters were usually hand-written and were signed by the authors. Most of the authors sent only one letter, but several sent two, including Bliss Perry (1860-1954), William Wetmore...
Dates: 1877-1906, 1894-1895

J. Ross Browne letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291779]
Identifier: Vault MSS 648
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter to a colleague thanking him for tickets to a lecture.

Dates: 1868

Byrl Brown Dorland newspaper clippings

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320423]
Identifier: MSS SC 2182
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of newspaper clippings. The items are either by Dorland or about her and her work. Some of the materials deal with Dorland's interest in the career and grave of the American writer, Washington Irving (1783-1859).

Dates: 1979-1983

Hamlin Garland letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292256]
Identifier: Vault MSS 543
Scope and Contents

Five handwritten letters and postcards written by Garland to his friends Mary Jamiesen Judah and her husband. The items relate to personal matters between Garland and the Judahs.

Dates: approximately 1890-1899

Josiah Gregg letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293346]
Identifier: Vault MSS 606
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter addressed to Philip A. Heardwick, describing Gregg's home and personal life in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Dates: 1845

Richard Halliburton letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232541935]
Identifier: Vault MSS 545
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter sent to the newspaper offices that printed a column known as "The Office Window." The letter is dated March 22, 1928 and was written in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also included is a photocopy of the newspaper article dated Feb. 25, 1928. The news piece was somewhat critical of Halliburton and his adventures. Halliburton wrote to thank the editors for the publicity and to correct the things said about him.

Dates: 1928

Will James letters to Clem Yore

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293973]
Identifier: Vault MSS 668
Scope and Contents

Collection of handwritten letters by Will James to Clem Yore, which primarily discuss James' writing and illustrating career. Some of the letters contain examples of James' illustrations, one of which is an original pen and ink drawing.

Dates: 1924-1935

John J. A'Becket letters and a biography, 1891-1894

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233283131], Folder: 9-10
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents Three handwritten and signed letters addressed to Barton Orville Aylesworth (1860-1933), an American author, poet, and professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Also included is a published biography and a folder with "John J. A'Becket" written on it. Handwritten and signed letter, dated October 25, 1894, and composed at "The Jansen, 11 Waverly Place, N. Y. City." A'Becket informs Aylesworth that his "communication" had been received and writes that he would be pleased to give any...
Dates: 1891-1894

Helen Keller letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293361]
Identifier: Vault MSS 609
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed note reading: "Blindness has its wonders too; its visions unconfined."

Dates: 1914

Letter, an autobiography, and an envelope, 1903

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 31197233283149], Folder: 51-52
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter, dated 20 Jan. 1903, and addressed to Barton O. Aylesworth. Austin responds to Ayleworth's request for information on his life and publications. Also included is a typewritten autobiography by Austin and the envelope in which these items were sent.

Dates: 1903