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Series IV: Books and Periodicals
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Correspondence, manuscripts, and books of Melville H. Cane. Among the correspondents are Van Wyck Brooks, Carl Jung, Lewis Mumford, William Saroyan, Upton Sinclair, Felix Frankfurter, Jessamyn West, and W.H.Auden. Included is a scrapbook of newspaper articles by Cane, written chiefly for the "New York Evening Post". He served as the Columbia University correspondent during 1901 and 1902, when he was studying for his degree at the School of Law
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Melville Cane papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Alternate Form Available
W.H. Auden letters are on: microfilm. MN#91-2095, 91-2095A
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Melville Cane, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976& 1978; of Mrs Helen Kaufmann, 1977; of Paul Gitlin, 1985.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Cane. Melville. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1968. Accession number--M-19682.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed JL-W 12/--/85.
Processed by Mimi Bowling.
2010-01-21 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
American poet & lawyer. whose career included important achievements in the fields of copyright law, book publishing, and the writing and publishing of poetry.
Melville H. Cane, poet and lawyer made important achievements in the fields of copyright law book publishing and the writing and publishing of poetry. He recieved his A. B. 1900 and J. D. 1903 from Columbia University. As a lawyer his clients included Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Wolfe, Upton Sinclair, and William Saroyan. His accomplishments as a poet include winning the Poetry Society of America's Gold Medal for his contributions to American poetry. He also served on the Board of Directors of Harcourt Brace & World.