Research Catalog

Charles Hanson Towne papers, bulk (1902-1945)

Title
Charles Hanson Towne papers, 1891-1948, bulk (1902-1945)
Author
Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
4.7 linear feet (9 boxes)
Uniform Title
Harper's bazaar.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Searle, Mrs. Ora; Carnegie Book Shop
Biography (note)
  • Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949) was an author, editor and popular New York celebrity.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 3014
Author
Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949.
Title
Charles Hanson Towne papers, 1891-1948, bulk (1902-1945)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, financial papers, press clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Correspondence, 1924-1948, contains letters from Towne's friends and fans, many of them prominent in literature and the arts; occasional copies of his replies; and his outgoing letters, 1918-1931. Bulk of the collection is made up of Towne's writings, including manuscripts of poems, plays, stories, essays and newspaper columns. Also, scrapbooks of press clippings, financial correspondence and documents, papers relating to the poetry course he taught at Columbia (including poetry by his students), ephemera, and photographs.
Additional Formats
Edgar Snow correspondence available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949) was an author, editor and popular New York celebrity. From 1924 to 1929 he edited many magazines including Smart Set, Delineator, Designer, McClure's, and Harper's Bazaar. He also wrote poetry, novels, plays, travel essays, song cycles, lyrics for musicals and operettas, memoirs, and newspaper columns; taught poetry at Columbia University; and toured with the Broadway hit, Life With Father. Much of his writing celebrated New York City and he was considered to be the quintessential New Yorker.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Connect to:
Occupation
Authors.
Editors.
College teachers.
Added Author
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948.
Bowes, Edward, Major, 1874-1946.
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948.
Faulks, Theodosia P.
Gale, Zona, 1874-1938.
Glasgow, Ellen, 1873-1945.
Houghton, Carolyn Wells.
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968.
Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947.
Lowndes, Belloc, 1868-1947.
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950.
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
Snow, Edgar, 1905-1972.
Added Title
Harper's bazaar.
Research Call Number
MssCol 3014
View in Legacy Catalog