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Edwin Markham collection of papers

Title
Edwin Markham collection of papers, 1852-1940.
Author
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS MarkhamSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
465 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Notebooks.
Biography (note)
  • Edwin Markham was an American poet, lecturer, and editor.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials is from Leonora Mackay, W. T. H. Howe, and Henry W. and Albert A. Berg. Other materials are from Mrs. Marie Collins Rooney, the files of the American Play Co., and from George Sterling's letters to Edward F. O'Day.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Markham
Author
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.
Title
Edwin Markham collection of papers, 1852-1940.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, a notebook, and correspondence. The manuscripts include holographs and holograph drafts of poems. There is also an incomplete review of Anne Shannon Monroe's novel "Behind the Ranges," written partly in the hand of the author and partly in the hand of Anna Catherine Markham; a holograph poem by George Sterling, "To Edwin Markham on his 70th birthday, April 23, 1922"; drafts for Markham's anthology of biographical sketches of eleven English poets; and agreements, forms, and statements from the American Play Co.; as well as other manuscript material and a notebook. The typescripts include early and later drafts of poems; an incomplete, emended typescript of the autor's introduction to "Edgar Allan Poe"; drafts of "Lincoln, the man and the martyr"; and proofs of three sketches of Markham for "Who's who in America," vol. 17, 1932-33.
The correspondence includes letters from the author to Ambrose Bierce, Eugene Brewster, Babette Deutsch, Professor L. Dupont Doyle that includes materials on Ambrose Bierce; to Leonore Mackay; to Robert Mackay; to Percival Pollard, and others. There are also letters from J. T. Graves to Anna C. Markham; from Anna C. Markham to Ambrose Bierce; from S. S. McClure to Leonore Mackay; and from Bernard Shaw to Sir John Collings Squire relating to the author. There is a letter to Markham from the Madison Square Garden Gymnasium in New York City, dated 1923.
Biography
Edwin Markham was an American poet, lecturer, and editor.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Markham, Anna Catherine, 1859-1938.
Sterling, George, 1869-1926.
Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
Brewster, Eugene Valentine, 1869-
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982.
Mackay, Leonore.
Mackay, Robert.
Pollard, Percival, 1869-1911.
Graves, J. T.
McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958.
Berg, Albert Ashton, 1872-1950. Former owner
Berg, Henry W., 1858-1938. Former owner
Mackay, Leonore. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Rooney, Marie Collins, 1870- Former owner
O'Day, Edward F. (Edward Francis), b. 1883. Former owner
American Play Company.
Madison Square Garden Gymnasium.
American Play Company. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Markham
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