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Edmund Lester Pearson letters to Robert and Mary Finster

Title
Edmund Lester Pearson letters to Robert and Mary Finster, 1918-1934.
Author
Pearson, Edmund Lester, 1880-1937.

Details

Additional Authors
Finster, Robert Roland.
Description
9 items.
Summary
The collection consists of four letters, three postcards, and a studio portrait photograph of Pearson sent to his New York Public Library colleague and friend, Robert Roland Finster and his wife Mary, 1918-1934.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Edmund Lester Pearson (1880-1937) was an American librarian and writer best known for his book Studies in Murder (1924) and other essays in the true crime genre.
Call Number
MssCol 6251
OCLC
NYPG05-A10175
Author
Pearson, Edmund Lester, 1880-1937.
Title
Edmund Lester Pearson letters to Robert and Mary Finster, 1918-1934.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Edmund Lester Pearson (1880-1937) was an American librarian and writer best known for his book Studies in Murder (1924) and other essays in the true crime genre. He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard in 1902 and the New York State Library School in 1904. Pearson was literary editor of The Outlook and contributed to many magazines and newspapers, including the Boston Evening Transcript for which he wrote a weekly satirical column entitled "The Librarian." Pearson joined the staff of The New York Public Library in 1914, remaining until 1927 when he left his position as Editor of Publications to pursue his writing career. Among Pearson's works were children's books, a study of dime novels, the literary hoax The Old Librarian's Almanack, Queer Books, and The Trial of Lizzie Borden.
Added Author
Finster, Robert Roland.
Research Call Number
MssCol 6251
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