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Booth Tarkington papers, 1921-1923

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Call No.: MS#1229
Bib ID 4079389 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946
Title Booth Tarkington papers, 1921-1923
Physical Description 1 box (1 box (43 items))
Language(s) English .

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Correspondence regarding the production of the plays INTIMATE STRANGERS and MAGNOLIA by Tarkington. There are twelve holograph letters, one detail sketch for a costume, and one page of manuscript and one page of typescript notes by Tarkington as well as thirteen telegrams sent by him. The letters and telegrams are all addressed to Mr. Ira A. Hards, director of the plays. In addition, there are copies of seven telegrams by Hards and one by the producer, A.L. Erlanger, all but one of which are addressed to Tarkington. Also, carbon copies of four letters from Hards and Erlanger to Tarkington, two items concerned with book production and dramatic rights of THE INTIMATE STRANGERS and one theatre program.

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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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Booth Tarkington papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Hards, Mrs. Ira A. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1948. Accession number--M-48.

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American novelist and dramatist.