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   Columbia University English Department Correspondence 1896-1961.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University English Department Correspondence; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Bib ID:4078635 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Columbia University. English Dept.
Title:Columbia University English Department Correspondence 1896-1961.
Physical description:1.5 linear ft (ca. 1,200 items in 4 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »



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Scope and Content

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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This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

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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.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University English Department Correspondence; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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Cataloged 05/05/89

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2014-06-20 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

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

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History / Biographical Note

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