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Richard Davis Harding collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0016
Richard Harding Davis was an American journalist, war correspondent, and novelist. The collection consists of autograph letters and manuscript fragments of well-known literary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the items were exhibited at the World's Fair in 1893.

Dates

  • 1861-1958

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
Use Restrictions Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (.5 document box)

Biographical Note

Richard Harding Davis was an American journalist, war correspondent, and novelist. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of novelist, Rebecca Harding Blaine, in 1864.

Davis studied at The Johns Hopkins University from 1884-1886, was a writer on the staff of the New York Sun in 1889, and was managing editor of Harper's Weekly in 1890. He wrote travel books, popular fiction and plays.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of autograph letters and manuscript fragments of well-known literary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the items were exhibited at the World's Fair in 1893. A final item is a letter of Emily Greenslet, October 23, 1956, who provided information about the manuscript fragment of W.D. Howells.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one box, alphabetically by author's last name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the university in 1894 by Richard Harding Davis.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Carroll Beecheno in 1985.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA