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Mordecai P. Montgomery collection

Title
Mordecai P. Montgomery collection, 1957--[ca. 1988].
Author
Montgomery, Mordecai Philip, 1880-1956.

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box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 513 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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  • Montgomery, Mordecai Philip, 1880-1956.
  • Gottlieb, Edward P.
Description
.2 lin. ft. (1/2 archival box)
Summary
The Mordecai P. Montgomery Collection consists principally of an unpublished manuscript, "Shining in Death," authored by Montgomery, about a Canadian Black man and his struggle to become an actor in New York; the time period is from the second half of the nineteenth century until the Depression. The collection also includes a folder of letters and a reminiscence by Edward P. Gottlieb, the donor, regarding Montgomery. The letters are from Gottlieb to a publisher/editor, and to author Toni Morrison, seeking to get the manuscript read and published following Montgomery's death.
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Source (note)
  • Edward P. Gottlieb
Biography (note)
  • Mordecai Philip Montgomery was a long-time member of the Socialist Party of New York. Montgomery was born in 1880 in Fayette, Alabama, and worked as a Pullman porter, then for the Works Progress Administration, and in his later years, was a messenger in the Wall Street area of Manhattan. He died in 1956 in New York City.
Call Number
Sc MG 513
OCLC
  • 643126917
  • 643126917
Author
Montgomery, Mordecai Philip, 1880-1956.
Title
Mordecai P. Montgomery collection, 1957--[ca. 1988].
Biography
Mordecai Philip Montgomery was a long-time member of the Socialist Party of New York. Montgomery was born in 1880 in Fayette, Alabama, and worked as a Pullman porter, then for the Works Progress Administration, and in his later years, was a messenger in the Wall Street area of Manhattan. He died in 1956 in New York City.
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Black author.
Added Author
Montgomery, Mordecai Philip, 1880-1956. Shining in death.
Gottlieb, Edward P.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 513
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