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Samuel Loveman letters, 1911-1976

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence sent to the New York bookseller, poet, and collector, Samuel Loveman.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0806
Bib ID 4079049 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Loveman, Samuel, 1887-1976
Title Samuel Loveman letters, 1911-1976
Physical Description 0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Description

Summary

The Samuel Loveman Correspondence collection contains letters primarily sent to Loveman by friends, colleagues, and admirers. Subjects written about include the legacy and growing interest in author Hart Crane and Loveman's connection to him, antiquarianism, and books. There is a small amount of letters complimenting Loveman on his poetry. Sculptor Ahron Ben-Shmuel is well represented in the collection with letters spanning several decades.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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.

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); Samuel Loveman letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Revision Description

2009-09-03 File created.

2009-09-04 xml document instance created by Lea Osborne

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

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Antiquarian booksellers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ben-Shmuel, Aron, 1903- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booksellers and bookselling Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay authors -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loveman, Samuel, 1887-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poetry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Samuel Loveman was born in 1887 in Cleveland, Ohio. An aspiring poet, Loveman left the Midwest in order to pursuer his career as a writer and to live an openly gay lifestyle. He moved to New York City in the early 1920s where he made the acquaintance of several prominent authors including Ambrose Bierce, Hart Crane, and H.P. Lovecraft. Loveman owned a bookstore named the Bodley Bookshop in Manhattan with his partner David Mann. He wrote two books, The Hermaphrodite was a poem published in July 1926 and subsequently republished with additional poems in 1936 and Twenty-One Letters, a collection of letters sent to him by Ambrose Bierce. He also published The Sphinx in 1944. Loveman died in relative obscurity at the Jewish Home and Hospital in 1976.