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Indiana Authors Letter collection


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Owen, Robert Dale to unknown

Thompson, Maurice to Dr. Wilkinson

Rossetti, W.M. to Colles(?)

McCutcheon, George Barr to Mr. Barry(?)

Nicholson, Meredith to "Ole Hoss"

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Indiana Authors Letter collection, ca. 1833-1930 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

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Title: Indiana Authors Letter collection, ca. 1833-1930Add to your cart.

Extent: 5.0 Letters

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Indiana Authors Letter Collection contains letters from some of the state's most successful authors. The collection encompasses the "Golden Age of Indiana Literature," a time period in which Hoosier authors achieved both national prominence and popular acclaim. Indiana writers in the late 19th and early 20th century catered to readers who preferred writing that idealized traditional values or offered escape from an ever-changing world. A 1947 study found that Hoosier authors ranked second to New York in the number of best-sellers produced in the previous 40 years.

Indiana Historical Society. "The Golden Age." 2007.

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: There are no use restrictions.

Physical Access Note: Collection is located on-site.

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[Item 1: Owen, Robert Dale to unknown, July 13, 1833],
[Item 2: Thompson, Maurice to Dr. Wilkinson, July 2, 1891],
[Item 3: Rossetti, W.M. to Colles(?), September 8, 1910],
[Item 4: McCutcheon, George Barr to Mr. Barry(?), May 16, 1911],
[Item 5: Nicholson, Meredith to "Ole Hoss", February 11, 1930(?)],