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Correspondence, 1864 - 1941

 Series

Scope and Contents note

In the Hamlin Garland papers are more than 8,500 letters written to Hamlin Garland by almost 3,000 correspondents. There are also almost 1,700 letters written by Mr. Garland to some 650 correspondents. Of these latter, most are Garland's drafts are carbon copies, only about 350 being originals. Scholars will be especially interested in the collections of letters from Garland's many literary friends, especially those of major figures who were his intimates, such as James M. Barrie, Henry Blake Fuller, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Some letters found in the correspondence files of the Garland papers were exchanged between two persons other than Garland. These are listed, and both correspondents are named in each records' title or scope and contents field. Whenever "Garland" is used without a first name, the description is referring to Hamlin Garland.

Many of the letters to Garland are addressed to "S. S. McClure" because Garland was a frequent contributor to McClure's Magazine and was sometimes reached via the magazine's offices.

Dates

  • 1864 - 1941

Access

Advance notice required for access.

Extent

From the Collection: 74.42 Linear Feet (139 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General

Thanks to generous support from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission, the USC Libraries digitized Garland's collection of correspondence for online public access. Digital surrogates of all of Garland's letters can be found via the USC Digital Library.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States