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Huntington Cairns papers, 1780-1984

Author: Huntington Cairns; Joseph Hergesheimer; Ezra Pound; Eli Siegel
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, writings, speeches, subject and research files, family papers, printed material, scrapbooks, and other papers chiefly concerning Cairns's career with the U.S. Bureau of Customs as a federal censor of imported books and films, as a lawyer with the Maryland Tax Revision Commission (1938-1941), and as a writer on the arts, law, literature, and philosophy. Includes material on his association with the
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: V F Calverton; A C Crombie; Alexander Eliot; James Kern Feibleman; Jerome Frank; Lillian Gish; Edith Hamilton; T M Knox; Ben Dixon MacNeill; Charles Habib Malik; Paul Mellon; August Mencken; H L Mencken; H L Mencken; Henry Miller; Paul J Sachs; M Lincoln Schuster; Allen Tate; F L Tietsch; John Walker; H Neal Wells; Hessel E Yntema; Butler family.; Carnes family.; Heath family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Huntington Cairns; Joseph Hergesheimer; Ezra Pound; Eli Siegel
OCLC Number: 71065994
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Description: 58,450 items. 167 containers plus 13 oversize. 73.1 linear feet.

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Correspondence, writings, speeches, subject and research files, family papers, printed material, scrapbooks, and other papers chiefly concerning Cairns's career with the U.S. Bureau of Customs as a federal censor of imported books and films, as a lawyer with the Maryland Tax Revision Commission (1938-1941), and as a writer on the arts, law, literature, and philosophy. Includes material on his association with the Bollingen Foundation, Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, D.C.), Dumbarton Oaks, Johns Hopkins University Lectures on Literary Criticism (symposium, April 1948), National Home Library Foundation (U.S.), and the Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.); his retirement from the National Gallery of Art; research for his book, H. L. Mencken, The American Scene, A Reader (1963) and his friendship with Mencken; and his interest in the cultural history of North Carolina. Family papers include correspondence, diaries, wills, and other papers of the Butler, Cairns (Carnes), and Heath families. Includes writings of Joseph Hergesheimer, Ezra Pound, and Eli Siegel.

The primary correspondent is James Kern Feibleman. Other correspondents include V.F. Calverton, A.C. Crombie, Alexander Eliot, Jerome Frank, Lillian Gish, Edith Hamilton, T.M. Knox, Ben Dixon MacNeill, Charles Habib Malik, Paul Mellon, August Mencken, H.L. Mencken, Henry Miller, Paul J. Sachs, M. Lincoln Schuster, Allen Tate, Ludwig O. Teach (F.L. Tietsch), John Walker, H. Neal Wells, and Hessel E. Yntema.

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