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Harold Frederic papers, 1887-1939

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0454
Bib ID 4078787 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898
Title Harold Frederic papers, 1887-1939
Physical Description 1 box (1 box (14 Items))
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/17_FL-FU_26.pdf

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Letters, manuscript, photographs, art work, and printed materials concerning Frederic. There are two letters, 1892-1896, from Frederic while he was in London as correspondent for the New York Times, to W. Sheaming of the National Liberal Club and to a London book publisher. A manuscript genealogy of early English families, primarily of the 13th century, probably deals with his ancestors. There is also a photograph of his common-law wife, Kate Lyon Forman, and biographical material on their daughter, Helen Forman.

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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); Harold Frederic papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Genealogies (histories) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crane, Cora, 1865 or 1866-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
England -- Genealogy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
England -- Intellectual life Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
England -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Forman, Helen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Forman, Kate Lyon Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frederic, Grace Williams Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Liberal Club (London, England) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sheaming, W Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American journalist and novelist. Frederic did not receive a divorce from his first wife, Grace Williams, and took her and their children to London. But while there, he established a relationship with Kate Forman. He maintained both households in England until he died there in 1898, and was survived by children from each. Kate became part of his social and literary world, developing a close friendship with his friends, Stephen and Cora Crane, which continued after Frederic's death.