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George Rice Carpenter letters, 1886-1908, bulk 1893-1908

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0196
Bib ID 4078586 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Carpenter, George R. (George Rice), 1863-1909
Title George Rice Carpenter letters, 1886-1908, bulk 1893-1908
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

The main body of this collection contains letters from Carpenter to Robert W. Herrick (1868-1938), a student of his at Harvard from 1888 to 1890, and later a colleague on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty, 1890-1893. At this time Herrick went to teach at the University of Chicago and Carpenter came to Columbia. Much of this correspondence is concerned with helping his friend Herrick break into the professional writers' world. Items of personal interest are also discussed in these letters to a long-time friend. Three early letters, 1886-1888, are written to his mother from Paris and Berlin where he spent the two years of the Rogers Fellowship upon his graduation from Harvard in 1886. More descriptive than personal, they tell his impressions of these countries and news items of the day. In addition there is an 11-page manuscript by Carpenter entitled "My Impressions of France" written ca. 1888. There is also a scrapbook of clippings from newspapers and magazines of writings by Carpenter from 1892 to 1905. Included are book reviews, literary writings and some items relating to Columbia University.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Rice Carpenter letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Margaret Richardson, 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Richardson, Margaret. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979. Accession number--M-79.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/89.

Subject Headings

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Reviews (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Berlin (Germany) -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English language -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harvard University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harvard University -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herrick, Robert, 1868-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paris (France) -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Chicago -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of English and Rhetoric, Columbia University, 1893-1909.