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James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers

Title
James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915)
Author
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS RileySchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
52 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Biography (note)
  • James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer.
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. Previous owners include H. R. F. Appleton, John L. Clawson, W. T. H. Howe, and Owen D. Young.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Riley
Author
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916.
Title
James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915)
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and correspondence. The manuscripts include poems and a contribution to H. R. F. Appleton's album. The correspondence includes letters from the author, dating from 1880 to 1915, to Robert Jones Burdette, Madison Julius Cawein, Edward Friberger, John Habberton, W. T. H. Howe, Robert V. Johnson, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1936 to [1964], between various correspondents, including Alfred Noyes, Ruth Witt-Diamant, Marguerite Young, and others. There is a March 1889 letter to Riley from Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
Biography
James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet, journalist, and lecturer.
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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Appleton, Harriet R. F.
Burdette, Robert J. (Robert Jones), 1844-1914.
Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914.
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.
Friberger, Edward.
Habberton, John, 1842-1921.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup)
Johnson, Robert Vincent.
Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958.
Witt-Diamant, Ruth.
Young, Marguerite, 1908-
Appleton, Harriet R. F.. Former owner
Clawson, John L. (John Lewis), 1865-1933. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Riley
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