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Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

 Person

biographical statement

Citation

"William Dean Howells." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 24 Nov. 2010 /www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/273557/William-Dean-Howells>.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence collection

 Collection
Identifier: 6196
Overview This artificial collection was created by former USC librarians. It contains letters and related ephemeral material created by a wide variety of primarily American men and women of letters. Many of these are addressed to various University librarians--including Lloyd Arvidsen, Lewis Steig, Charlotte Brown and Christian Dick--and former USC President Rufus von KleinSmid. In addition to this set of letters, which make up the bulk of the collection and were seemingly saved for their autograph...
Dates: 1851-1979

Hamlin Garland papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0200
Overview The Hamlin Garland papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, photographs, and memorabilia, by and about the American realist writer. Hamlin Garland (1860-1940) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who once held the title of "Dean of American Letters" and counted many of the prominent literary figures of his time as friends. This collection holds close to 10,000 of Garland's letters, which are now digitized and available via the USC Digital Library. Garland's literary notebooks...
Dates: 1850 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1940

General Literary Manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0375
Abstract The General Literary Manuscripts collection is an artificially created collection comprised chiefly of literary works and manuscript fragments of well-known writers and other public figures. The time covered is late 17th century to the first half of the 20th century.
Dates: 1677-1991

Willard Morse collection on William Dean Howells

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0137
Abstract Book reviews and periodical appearances (originals or photostats), and an extensive typewritten catalog of Morse's holdings on William Dean Howells, author, editor, and critic, who was widely acknowledged during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the "Dean of American Letters." Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) was a mining executive in the West and Mexico. He was later made a director and member of the executive committee of the American Smelter Securities Company, Chilean...
Dates: 1860 - 1933