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Sherwood Anderson postcard

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0222

Scope and Contents

The holographic postcard was sent by Sherwood Anderson to Broadus Mitchell (1892-1988), writer, historian, and Professor of Political Economy at The Johns Hopkins University. The postcard was mailed from New York city, April 9, 1934. In a brief message, Anderson expresses thanks to Mitchell and remarks that "we will come to see you later."

It is known that Anderson gave a lecture on drama at The Johns Hopkins University in 1933 and apparently was acquainted with Broadus Mitchell.


  • Creation: 1934


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.

Biographical Note

Sherwood Anderson was born in 1876. After a brief career in business, he settled in Chicago to write fiction. The Chicago literary movement at that time included Ben Hecht, Carl Sandburg and Theodore Dreiser. Anderson's reputation as an author was established with the publication of Winesburg, Ohio in 1919. His themes centered on the lives of mid-western townspeople and his style strongly influenced the technique of the American short story. Anderson died in 1941.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials



The postcard was given to the University as a gift by Broadus Mitchell. It was formerly part of Ms. 34.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in June 1989.

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Sherwood Anderson postcard
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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