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Columbia University English Department Correspondence, 1896-1961

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Call No.: MS#0257
Bib ID 4078635 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Department of English and Comparative Literature
Title Columbia University English Department Correspondence, 1896-1961
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged into two series.

Description

Summary

A collection of letters from authors, critics, and scholars, primarily relating to lectureships and courses given under the auspices of the English Department. Some of the correspondence, notably the ten letters from Amy Lowell, deal with essays written for the revised edition of C.D. Warner's LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE. The letters are written to Ashley H. Thorndike, John W. Cunliffe, George R. Carpenter, Ernest H. Wright, and Marjorie Nicolson. The correspondents include John Mason Brown, Marchette Chute, Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Padraic Colum, Bernard DeVoto, T.S. Eliot, John Erskine, Robert Frost, Otto Jespersen, Howard Mumford Jones, Joyce Kilmer, Ludwig Lewishon, Amy Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, Thomas Mann, Brander Matthews, H.L. Mencken, Christopher Morley, Ezra Pound, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles P. Snow, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, and Edmund Wilson. Two boxes of miscellaneous uncataloged correspondence cover the years, 1896-1917, and a folder for the 1935 Mark Twain Centennial sponsored by the English Department. The correspondence is chiefly with Ernest Hunter Wright.

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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); Columbia University English Department letters collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the English Department, 1962; transferred from Columbiana, 1983.

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Processing Information

Cataloged 05/05/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2014-06-20 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brown, John Mason Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carpenter, George R Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chute, Marchette, 1909-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coffin, Robert P. Tristram (Robert Peter Tristram), 1892-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cunliffe, John William, 1865-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
De Voto, Bernard, 1897-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English language -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Erskine, John, 1879-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jespersen, Otto, 1860-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kilmer, Joyce, 1886-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nicholson, Marjorie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thorndike, Ashley Horace, 1871-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Ernest H Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Ernest Hunter, 1882-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 3 Adler, Elmer


Box 3 Arvin, Newton


Box 3 Baker, George P.


Box 3 Baldwin, Roger S.


Box 3 Bellow, Saul


Box 3 Boyensen, H J almar H o,


Box 3 Boynton, Henry W.


Box 3 Bradley, William A.


Box 3 Brewster, Dorothy


Box 3 Brown, John M.


Box 3 Burton, Richard E.


Box 3 Butler, Nicholas Mo


Box 3 Campbell, Oscar J.


Box 3 Canby, Henry Seidel


Box 3 Chute, Marchette


Box 3 Coffin, Robert P.T.


Box 3 Colum, Mary M.


Box 3 Colum, Padraic


Box 3 Colum, Padraic and Mary


Box 3 Cunliffe, John W.


Box 3 Davis, Elmer


Box 3 DeVoto, Bernard


Box 3 Edel, Leon


Box 3 Eisenhower, Dwight D.


Box 3 Eliot, Thomas Stearns


Box 3 Erskine, John


Box 3 Fadiman, Clifton


Box 3 Fletcher, Jefferson B.


Box 3 Frost, Robert


Box 3 Grainger, Percy


Box 3 Greenslet, Ferris


Box 3 Hayes, Carlton-J.H.


Box 3 Eersey, John


Box 3 Jack, Theodore H.


Box 3 Jespersen, Otto


Box 3 Johnson, Edgar


Box 3 Jones, Howard Mo


Box 3 Kazin, Alfred


Box 3 Kilmer, Joyce


Box 3 Krutch, Joseph W.



Box 4 Laski, Harold J.


Box 4 Lattimore, Richmond


Box 4 Leacock, Stephen


Box 4 Leavis, Frank R.


Box 4 Lewisohn, Ludwig


Box 4 Lowell, Amy


Box 4 McCormick, Harriet H.


Box 4 Mack, May nard


Box 4 MacLeish, Archibald


Box 4 Mahan, Alfred T.


Box 4 Mann, Thomas


Box 4 Matthews, Brander


Box 4 Mencken, Henry L.


Box 4 Morley, Christopher


Box 4 Morris, Lloyd R.


Box 4 Nevins, Allan


Box 4 O'Connor, William Vaa


Box 4 Pound, Ezra


Box 4 Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan


Box 4 Rhodes, James Ford


Box 4 Roosevelt, Theodore


Box 4 Skinner, Otis


Box 4 Snow, Charles P.


Box 4 Tate, Allen


Box 4 Tillyard, Eustace Mandeville W.


Box 4 Tuve, Rosemond


Box 4 Undset, Sigrid


Box 4 Van Doren, Carl


Box 4 Van Doren, Mark


Box 4 Villard, Oseald G.


Box 4 Warren, Robert Penn


Box 4 Wells, Carolyn


Box 4 Wilson, Edmund


Box 4 Wright, Ernest Hunter

Series II: Miscellaneous Correspondence and Printed Material



Box 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1896-1905



Box 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1906-1917, undated, 1906-1917, undated


Box 2 Printed Material