A Guide to the John Erskine Collection Erskine, John. 8585-c

A Guide to the John Erskine Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8585-c


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8585-c
Title
John Erskine Collection 1898-1941
Extent
9 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

John Erskine Collection, Accession 8585-c, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit [1963 Dec 17]1971 Jan 6

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Manuscript
  • "The Sunbeams"
    1898 Apr 19
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Poem written for Cousin Grace.]

Letters
  • John Erskineto Byron Johnson Rees
    1917 Apr 27
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Thanks him for reading the essay and calls attention to a misprint; invites him to come to New Yorkto see Columbia University. ]

  • John Erskineto Leo Leonard Twinem
    1921 Nov 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    [States that his play, Hearts Enduring, is published by Duffield & Co., and Duffield is also his business representative; can make royalty arrangements if given more information.]

  • John Erskineto Katherine Lee Bates
    1922 Mar 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends copy of later volume of his poems than the one she used for his introduction; thanks for the delightful visit to Wellesleyand to Mrs. Ward for her hospitality; greetings to Sophie Chantal Hartand Vida Dutton Scudder. ]

  • John Erskineto William Griffith, Esq.
    1932 Oct 28
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Cannot preside as toastmaster at the anniversary dinner (50th anniversary of the Author's Club) since the date was changed from Nov 10 to Nov 9 because he is giving a lecture at Columbia Universitythat day.]

  • John Erskineto William Griffith
    1932 Nov 2
    TLS, 1 p.

    [ James Howard Bridgevisited him about suggestions for toastmastership of the Author's Clubanniversary dinner but he will not be able to attend the dinner]

  • John Erskineto John Stuart Groves
    1940 Feb 19
    TPCS

    [Consents to autograph his book, The Moral Obligation. ]

  • John Erskineto John Stuart Groves
    1940 Feb 24
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Returns The Moral Obligationwith annotation and autograph; considers this his first book and dates his reputation from it, even though it is listed as tenth in Who's Who, "since it is the first book in which I expressed myself."]

  • John Erskineto Gay
    1941 Dec 16
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Expresses gratitude for kindness during visit; was pleased to see Mrs. Beaman; is proud that (Henry) Lee Shippeymentioned him in his column.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • (Henry) Lee Shippey
  • Byron Johnson Rees
  • James Howard Bridge
  • John Erskine
  • John Stuart Groves
  • Katherine Lee Bates
  • Leo Leonard Twinem
  • Sophie Chantal Hart
  • Vida Dutton Scudder
  • William Griffith