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McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928



  • Existence: 1866 - 1928

George Barr McCutcheon, American novelist and playwright. McCutcheon, who also wrote under the pseudonym of Richard Greaves, was born near Lafayette, Indiana, on 26 July 1866. He was educated at Purdue University and worked as a reporter for the Journal (1889), columnist for the Sunday Journal (1890), and city editor (1893) and part-time staff member, until 1905, at the Courier, all in Lafayette. McCutcheon wrote more than 40 novels, a number of plays and novelettes, and several essays, and is probably best remembered for the Graustark stories. He died 23 October 1928.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter : 125 E. 72nd St., New York, to Preston M. Nolan, 5802 [Kenwood?] Ave., Chicago, 1923 Jun 26

 Part of Collection — Box: 43, Folder: GROUP 735, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS thanking Nolan for a book.
Dates: 1923 Jun 26

George Barr McCutcheon collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 667
Overview: The George Barr McCutcheon collection contains writings and other papers relating to the popular early Twentieth-century American novelist and playwright. There are drafts and proofs for a variety of writings, including novels, plays, and articles, dating from roughly 1900 to 1925. The collection features drafts and proofs for several of McCutcheon's novels, ranging from the early Castle Craneycrow (1902) to the penultimate Graustark story, East of the Setting Sun (1925). Other materials...
Dates: 1876-1928

Preface and letters, 1925, n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box: 43, Folder: GROUP 735, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Preface to Leonard Merrick's While Paris Laughed, holograph, corrected and signed, and two AL to Henry [Clapp Smith]. With two ALS from Merrick to Smith, dated 1925, relating to McCutcheon.
Dates: 1925, n.d.

William Makepeace Thackeray collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1101
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and drawings by or related to William Makepeace Thackeray. Correspondence includes letters written by Thackeray to colleagues such as Connop Thirlwall and William Webb Follett Synge, and letters to Thackeray from potential conributors to Cornhill Magazine. Writings include an autograph manuscript of a chapter of The Adventures of Philip, an autograph poem parodying Goethe's Werther, and an autograph manuscript notebook with memoranda,...
Dates: 1846-1912