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This collection is arranged into 1 series.
Scope and Content
Manuscripts of three books by Agatha Young. The Town And Dr. Moore, 1965, includes the original manuscript in Mrs. Young's hand, the typescript copy which was used by the printer, a carbon copy of the final typescript bearing the editorial comments of Henry W. Simon of Simon and Schuster, and a large number of preliminary drafts and other material which Mrs. Young did not use in the final book. There are also two different editions of the published book. The Women And The Crisis: Women Of The North In The Civil War, 1960 include the final typescript which was used by the printer, and the complete set of marked galley proofs. I Sward By Apollo, undated, includes a photocopy of corrected typescript, and an original illustration. There are also a few miscellaneous letters which concern her writing.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Agatha Young manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Typescript of I SWEAR BY APOLLO is a: Type of reproduction--photocopy
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Young, Agatha. Method of acquisition--Gift; Accession number--M-59.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
2010-04-05 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Professor, labor consultant and author Agatha Young was born Agnes Brooks Young in Ohio in 1898. Married to Wall Street banker George Benham Young. In 1941 she served as a consultant to the War Manpower Commission but the majority of her life was spent educating at the school now known as Case Western Reserve University and writing novels typically on medical subjects. These include The Hospital The Town and Dr. Moore Light in the Sky and I Swear by Apollo. Agatha Young died in New York on February 6, 1974.