A Guide to the Lucy Dickinson Correspondence, 1905-1906 Dickinson, Lucy Correspondence Ms1988-014

A Guide to the Lucy Dickinson Correspondence, 1905-1906

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Collection Number Ms1988-014


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2018 (CC0).

Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

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Collection Number
Lucy Dickinson Correspondence, 1905-1906
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Dickinson, Lucy
Three letters addressed to Lucy Dickinson, a student at Vassar College. Two of the letters are from Edward C. Root of New York, New York; the third, from Louise Bass of Atlanta, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Lucy Dickinson Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lucy Dickinson Correspondence, Ms1988-014, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Lucy Dickinson Correspondence was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1989.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Lucy Dickinson Correspondence commenced and was completed in November, 2018.

Biographical / Historical

Lucy Dickinson, daughter of Dr. Smelt W. and Sarah Isabel Look Dickinson, was born in Marion County, Virginia in 1881. She attended Virginia Intermont College, Vassar College, and Columbia University's Teacher College before working as an advertising copywriter in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was also an active member of the Smyth County Historical Society and the Marion Baptist Church. She married George D. Urquhart; the couple had no children. Lucy Dickinson Urquhart died in Roanoke on January 27, 1975.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three letters addressed to Lucy Dickinson, a student at Vassar College at the beginning of the 20th century. Two of the letters are from writer Edward Clary Root and relate to an unnamed manuscript written by Root (undoubtedly a draft of his 1906 novel, Hutington, Jr.: a Romance of Today) and critiqued by Dickinson. Root's letters discuss Dickinson's writings, as well as his own. A third letter, from Dickinson's personal friend, Louise Bass of Atlanta, Georgia, focuses on personal matters but also mentions Root's book.

Related Material

Ms1987-046, Lucy Dickinson Urquhart Papers

Root, Edward Clary. Huntington, Jr.: a Romance of To-day. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1906. (inscribed to Lucy Dickinson by the author on first free endpaper) (PZ 3 R678 Hu Large Spec)

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