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The Resource Meredith Nicholson papers

Meredith Nicholson papers

Label
Meredith Nicholson papers, 1893-1942, undated
Title
Meredith Nicholson papers
Inclusive dates
1893-1942, undated
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains the correspondence of Meredith Nicholson ranging from 1893 to 1942. The correspondence includes original letters sent to Maurice Thompson, Stephen Noland, Louis Bailey, C.B. Coleman, Indiana State Library librarians, and others. The collection also contains photocopies of correspondence between Mr. Nicholson and Charles Scribner's Sons editors Robert Bridges, Maxwell Perkins, John Hall Wheelock, and E.L. Burlingame. The photocopied letters include Nicholson's views on politics and the influence of the Ku Klux Klan on elections in the 1920s, a poem that he read at the dedication of the Indiana Monument at Antietam Battlefield on September 17, 1910, a discarded prologue to And They Lived Happily Ever After (1925), and a literary manuscript about Meredith Nicholson and his writings (circa 1923). Two other items of note are a handwritten draft of an introduction Nicholson wrote for a 1922 edition of Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi and author's proofs for his 1905 novel, The House of a Thousand Candles
Biographical or historical data
Meredith Nicholson was born on December 9, 1866 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Edward and Emily Nicholson. A high school dropout, Nicholson worked a variety of jobs and briefly studied law before settling into a career as a writer. He worked as a reporter for the Indianapolis News (1884-1897) and published his first book,Short Flight, a collection of poems, in 1891. He went on to write 25 novels and 5 volumes of essays, including The Hoosiers (1900), The House of a Thousand Candles (1905), and The Hoosier Chronicle (1912). He was active in the Indiana Democratic Party and served as United States Minister to Paraguay (1933-1934), Venezuela (1935-1938), and Nicaragua (1938-1941). Other than his diplomatic service and three years in Denver, Colorado, Nicholson spent most of his life in Indianapolis. He died at the age of 81 on December 21, 1947.Sources:"Meredith Nicholson House: About the Author." Indiana Humanities. Accessed June 28, 2016. http://indianahumanities.org/about/meredith-nicholson-house. Russo, Dorothy Ritter, and Thelma Lois Sullivan. Seven Authors of Crawfordsville, Indiana. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society, 1952.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1866-1947
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Nicholson, Meredith
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  • Bailey, Louis J.
  • Bridges, Robert
  • Burlingame, Edward L.
  • Coleman, Christopher Bush
  • Nicholson, Meredith
  • Noland, Stephen C.
  • Perkins, Maxwell E.
  • Thompson, Maurice
  • Wheelock, John Hall
  • Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • United States
Label
Meredith Nicholson papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/360
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/07/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/D01 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20812391
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations from Louis Bailey 1933/01/27; Nellie Coats on 1947/12/22; C.B. Coleman in 1942/05; Mary Dyer Lemon on 1963/04/16; William Lewis on 1978/10/19; Julie Newman on 1970/02/06; Meredith Nicholson on 1933/05/02; Paul Richards on 1967/05/08, 1967/11/12, 1967/07, and 1971/01/11; James A. Stuart on 1956/18/15; and from the Indiana State Library in 1942, 1947, and 1951/05/02.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958294579
  • (OCoLC)958294579
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box
Label
Meredith Nicholson papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/360
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/07/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/D01 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20812391
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations from Louis Bailey 1933/01/27; Nellie Coats on 1947/12/22; C.B. Coleman in 1942/05; Mary Dyer Lemon on 1963/04/16; William Lewis on 1978/10/19; Julie Newman on 1970/02/06; Meredith Nicholson on 1933/05/02; Paul Richards on 1967/05/08, 1967/11/12, 1967/07, and 1971/01/11; James A. Stuart on 1956/18/15; and from the Indiana State Library in 1942, 1947, and 1951/05/02.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn958294579
  • (OCoLC)958294579
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box

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