Richard Davis Harding collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of autograph letters and manuscript fragments of well-known literary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the items were exhibited at the World's Fair in 1893. A final item is a letter of Emily Greenslet, October 23, 1956, who provided information about the manuscript fragment of W.D. Howells.
- Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
Richard Harding Davis was an American journalist, war correspondent, and novelist. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of novelist, Rebecca Harding Blaine, in 1864.
Davis studied at The Johns Hopkins University from 1884-1886, was a writer on the staff of the New York Sun in 1889, and was managing editor of Harper's Weekly in 1890. He wrote travel books, popular fiction and plays.
0.167 Cubic Feet (.5 document box)
Language of Materials
Richard Harding Davis was an American journalist, war correspondent, and novelist. The collection consists of autograph letters and manuscript fragments of well-known literary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the items were exhibited at the World's Fair in 1893.
This collection is arranged in one box, alphabetically by author's last name.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given to the university in 1894 by Richard Harding Davis.
Finding aid prepared by Carroll Beecheno in 1985.
- Authors, American
- Authors, English
- Curtis, George William, 1824-1892
- Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916
- Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
- Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins, 1852-1930
- Greenslet, Emily
- Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928
- Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
- Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
- Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
- Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
- Murfree, Mary Noailles, 1850-1922
- Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922
- Stockton, Frank R., 1834-1902
- Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
- United States
- Richard Davis Harding collection
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
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