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American literature

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Estelle Anna Lewis handwritten letter to M. Laird Simons

 Collection — Box 1: [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0731
Overview Estelle Anna Blanche Robinson Lewis (1824-1880) was an American poet and dramatist. Lewis was born near Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of John Robinson, a wealthy planter from Cuba of English and Spanish descent. Her best dramatic work was Sappho of Lesbos, a tragedy (London, 1868). She permanently moved to England in 1865, where her last work was a series of sonnets in defence of Edgar Allan Poe. She died in London, England. The item is a 4-page letter (folded from...

John Dos Passos collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0780
Overview This small collection contains photographs, a calling card, and letters relating to American novelist John Dos Passos (1896-1970). Included in the collection is a letter from Dos Passos to Spanish academic José Robles regarding Robles' translation of Dos Passos' novel Manhattan Transfer into Spanish. The papers range from approximately 1899 to 1922.

Johns Hopkins University Josephine Jacobsen collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0561
Overview Josephine Jacobsen was a poet, short story writer, and literary critic. She was educated by private tutors at Roland Park Country School and graduated in 1926. Jacobsen's papers include drafts of her works, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. They range from the 1920s to 1982.

Joyce MacIver papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0429
Overview Georgette Scott (1904-1999) was a novelist and playwright who wrote under the name Joyce MacIver; she was born and raised in Baltimore and began her writing career at the Baltimore Sun. The collection consists of writings, personal materials, printed material, and photographs dating from the 1940s to the 1990s.

Larzer Ziff papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0639
Overview Professor Larzer Ziff became the Caroline Donovan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University in 1981. He served as chair of the Department of English from 1991 to 1995. This collection consists of the professional and teaching files of Larzer Ziff from the 1960s to 2008. The collection primarily includes course materials, conference papers, and his writings, both published and unpublished.

Richard Frary collection of Stephen Crane materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0421
Overview Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer, who in 1895 wrote "The Red Badge of Courage", which earned him international acclaim. This collection of materials relating to Crane, compiled by Johns Hopkins University alumnus Richard Frary, includes letters (many by Crane), events ephemera, photographs, articles of literary criticism, and sheet music (inspired by his fiction). The materials date from the 1890s to the early 2000s.

Richard Frary collection of Theodore Dreiser materials

 Collection — Box 1: [31151030056539]
Identifier: MS-0463
Overview Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (1871–1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. The collection consists of ten items and includes reviews of Dreiser's works; articles on Dreiser; and a copy of one of his short stories, "The Lost Phoebe." Dates of the items in the collection range from 1943~1949, 1965~1969, and 1986.

Robert A. Wilson collection of Gertrude Stein materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0785
Overview Robert A. Wilson (1922-2016) was a Baltimore native who owned the Phoenix Book Shop in Greenwich Village, New York and was a well-known collector of signed first editions of works by his favorite literary figures, particularly Gertrude Stein. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American expatriate novelist, playwright, poet, and art collector. She was born outside Pittsburgh, lived in Oakland, California, and then spent the rest of her life in Paris, France, becoming a part of the Parisian...