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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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
John Erskine Collection 1898-1941
9 items

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

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

    [Poem written for Cousin Grace.]

  • 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

    [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