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|Named Person:||Henry Kitchell Webster; Henry Kitchell Webster; Mary Ward Orth Webster; Henry Kitchell Webster; Stokely Webster; Hewitt H Howland; Leonard family.; Webster family.|
|Material Type:||Manuscript, Picture|
|Document Type:||Archival Material, Book, Visual material|
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Henry Kitchell Webster; Frances Agnew; A Hylton Allen; Winthrop Ames; Gelett Burgess; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Fanny Butcher; John Alden Carpenter; Patricia Collinge; Max Eastman; Edna Ferber; Henry Blake Fuller; Hamlin Garland; William Hard; Rutger B Jewett; Alice Kauser; Ring Lardner; Lloyd Lewis; Sinclair Lewis; Elisabeth Marbury; Bess Meredyth; Samuel Merwin; Paul Revere Reynolds; Wallace Rice; Ellery Sedgwick; Mabel Taliaferro; William Allen White; Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library); Newberry Library.
|Notes:||Use the link to the finding aid for a fuller description of collection contents that explains the use of the name and subject terms appearing in this catalog record.|
|Description:||5.8 linear feet (15 boxes)|
The outgoing letters are all typewritten copies, mostly those Webster dictated to his secretary. Lengthy correspondence includes letters to and from editors at his publisher, Bobbs - Merrill and Co. (primarily Hewitt Hanson Howland), and his long-time magazine agent, Paul R. Reynolds. In Webster's carefully organized files of copies are letters to a variety of people: film companies, agents, magazine editors, actors, writers, clubs and organizations, fans, his family, and friends. Incoming letters reflect the same range of correspondents, and among many others, these include: screenwriter Frances Agnew, English actor A. Hylton Allen, the American Committee for Devastated France, Winthrop Ames, Gelett Burgess, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fanny Butcher, John Alden Carpenter, actress Patricia Collinge, Max Eastman, Edna Ferber, Henry B. Fuller, Hamlin Garland, Ring Lardner, Lloyd Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Sam Merwin, Wallace Rice, Ellery Sedgwick, Mabel Taliaferro, and William Allen White. There is also correspondence from three early women literary agents, Alice Kauser, Elisabeth Marbury and Bess Meredyth. The collection of Webster's writings includes both early handwritten drafts, such as The Banker and the Bear, which was published in 1903, and later typewritten drafts like Joseph Greer and his Daughter, a successful novel of 1922. Also, there are short stories and plays, sketches, a few essays and speeches, fragments, and clippings of reviews. Miscellaneous material consists of tax, insurance and other financial statements, cards, brochures and published items, receipts, a passport and copy of an early will, biographical information, and several photographs. Also, items relating to several organizations such as The Cliff Dwellers in Chicago, Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois, the Steel Wings Company, the Webster Electric Company and other businesses. Also in the collection is a box of genealogical material kept by Webster's wife, Mary Ward Orth Webster, relating to her relations, the Leonard family.
- Webster, Henry Kitchell, -- 1875-1932.
- Webster, Henry Kitchell, -- 1875-1932 -- Correspondence.
- Webster, Mary Ward Orth.
- Webster, Henry Kitchell, -- 1906-
- Webster, Stokely.
- Howland, Hewitt H. -- (Hewitt Hanson), -- 1863-1944.
- Leonard family.
- Webster family.
- American Committee for Devastated France.
- Authors' League of America.
- Bobbs-Merrill Company.
- Cliff Dwellers (Club)
- Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)
- North Shore Country Day School (Winnetka, Ill.)
- Steel Wings Company.
- Webster Electric Company.
- Novelists, American -- Illinois -- Correspondence.
- Authors, American -- Illinois -- Correspondence.
- Publishers and publishing -- Correspondence.
- Literary agents -- United States -- Correspondence.
- Screenwriters -- United States.
- Serialized fiction -- United States.
- Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
- Genealogical correspondence -- United States.
- Women in the book industries and trade.
- Hack writers.
- American literature -- Illinois -- Evanston.
- Manuscripts, American -- Illinois.