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Processed by: Ashley Wellens and Kira A. Dietz, Special Collections
2011 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Joseph Hergesheimer Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Joseph Hergesheimer Letter, Ms1975-004, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Joseph Hergesheimer Letter collection was acquired prior to 1975.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Joseph Hergesheimer Letter was completed in 1975. Additional information was completed in March 2011.
Joseph Hergesheimer was born in Pennsylvania in 1880. During his lifetime, he published nearly 30 novels and collections of short stories, as well as several biographies. He produced his most popular works toward the end and just after World War I: The Three Black Pennies (1917) and Java Head (1919). Hergesheimer died in New Jersey in 1954.
The collection includes an autobiographical letter. The letter was written from Dower House, Hergesheimer's farmhouse in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The letter regards Hergesheimer giving details about his youth and parents, schooling, books and aims, favorite authors, early struggles, etc.
- Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954