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Robert H. Davis papers

Title
Robert H. Davis papers, 1871-1946, bulk (1908-1942).
Author
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942.
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Description
16.5 linear feet (34 boxes).
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Autographs.
  • Illustrated letters.
  • Photographs.
  • Sketches.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Davis, Madge Lee
Biography (note)
  • Robert Hobart Davis (1869-1942) was an American journalist, editor, dramatist, and photographer.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 739
Author
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942.
Title
Robert H. Davis papers, 1871-1946, bulk (1908-1942).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, clippings, printed matter, and photographs documenting Davis's career as an editor and writer and his hobby of photography. Letters reflect his personal as well as professional interests. Correspondents include editors, dramatists, illustrators, journalists, artists, and public figures. Writings contain typescripts and printed versions of works by Davis and a file of printed reviews of his books. Materials relating to the Stevenson Society of America, 1915-1930, include letters, printed matter, clippings, and reports. Photographs consist of approximately 375 portraits by Davis of friends and acquaintances, including prominent writers, artists, performers, and public figures.
Additional Formats
Letters from Zane and Linda Grey available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
Robert Hobart Davis (1869-1942) was an American journalist, editor, dramatist, and photographer. He was editor of Munsey's Magazine from 1904 to 1925, columnist for the New York Sun from 1925 to 1942, and honorary president of the Stevenson Society of America.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Photographers.
Journalists.
Added Author
Beach, Rex, 1877-1949.
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941.
Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944.
Cohen, Octavus Roy, 1891-
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
England, George Allan, 1877-1936.
Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967.
Faust, Frederick Schiller, 1892-1944.
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958.
Gibbs, Arthur Hamilton.
Grey, Zane, 1872-1939.
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968.
Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947.
Munsey, Frank Andrew, 1854-1925.
Henry, O., 1862-1910.
Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958.
Sears, Jack.
Sheehan, Perley Poore.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Marlow, Julia, 1865-1950.
Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981.
Tunney, Gene.
Williams, Ben Ames, 1889-1953.
Stevenson Society of America.
LCCN
ms 68001681
Research Call Number
MssCol 739
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