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Letters written to James Ripley Wellman Hitchcock, to Mrs. Hitchcock, and to Richard Henry Stoddard from various people in literary artistic and dramatic circles, mainly of New York. There are letters and documents relating to Hitchcock's early life, photographs, a group of materials relating to the American Art Alliance in which Mrs. Hitchcock was interested, and a group of miscellaneous papers and letters relating to the publication, dramatization, filming, and radio rights of Edward N. Westcott's DAVID HARUM which Mr. Hitchcock was instrumental in having published. Also, manuscripts and printed versions of Charles Chapin Sargent, Jr.'s (brother of Hitchcock's second wife, Helen Sargent Hitchcock) writings including short stories and a libretto for an operetta "Cleopatra" written for the Columbia College Musical Society in 1897, two scrapbooks containing mementos of his college years, two pictures, and a Columbia College diploma.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ripley Hitchcock papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Existence and Location of Copies
The Elizabeth Stoddard correspondence is also available on microfilm. See MN# 94-2008-1.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Hitchcock, Mrs. Ripley. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1947. Accession number--M-47.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
2021-02-16 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American art critic, editor, historian.