Florence Lewis Speare lectures
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 28 lectures on contemporary American and English drama presented by Florence Lewis Speare at Johns Hopkins University dating from 1920 to 1921. The papers are in typescript with Mrs. Speare's hand-written annotations. The works of Eugene O'Neill, Anita Loos, George S. Kaufman, Henril Ibsen, and James M. Barrie are among those represented. Final items include biographical information and some letters of her husband, M. Edmund Speare, regarding the collection and dating to 1967.
- Creation: 1920-1921, 1967
- Speare, Florence Lewis, 1886-1967 (Person)
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Florence Lewis Speare was a playwright and lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University. She was born in Brookline, Mass, April 9, 1886, studied at Radcliffe College, and later married author and Hopkins Alumnus, M. Edmund Speare in 1915. During 1920-1921, Speare was a lecturer in the Department of English at Hopkins where she presented a series of lectures on modern American and English drama and dramatists. Her published plays include "The Demonstrator," “The Lady with the Lamp," and "The Extra Girl." Florence Lewis Speare died in Washington D.C., on May 3, 1965.
0.76 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes)
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Florence Lewis Speare (1886-1965) was a playwright and lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. The collection consists of 28 lectures on contemporary American and English drama presented by Speare at Johns Hopkins University dating from 1920 to 1921, and well as some biographical information dating to 1967.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given to the University by M. Edmund Speare in 1967.
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- Florence Lewis Speare lectures
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- Finding aid written in English
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