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Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1849 - 1916

James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916), American writer, author, and poet.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

"Going to the fair", undated

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-10
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Draft, autograph, corrected and signed, of verse.
Dates: undated

Letter : Bowen-Merrill Co., Publishers, 9 & 11 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, to William Henry Venable, Mount Tusculum, Station G., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1899 Aug 15

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS explaining that he will not write a letter to The Century in support of Venable's new novel because he has fallen out of favor with the magazine and fears that a letter from him will do more harm than good. He assures Venable that he can gain access to [Richard Watson] Gilder on his own merits. With original envelope. Also accompanied by envelope printed with Venable's return address, with Riley's name written in pencil, and manuscript notes concerning Riley erased so that they are barely...
Dates: 1899 Aug 15

Letter : Indianapolis, to an unidentified recipient, 1904 Oct 7

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-9
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: One ALS to "Dear Editor" recommending an Irish volume by Moira O'Neill.
Dates: 1904 Oct 7

Letter : Indianapolis, to "Mrs. Riggs", 1897 Jan 4

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-5
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS to Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin teasing her for not sending a copy of Marm Lisa as promised. With printed reproduction of a portrait painting of Riley.
Dates: 1897 Jan 4

Letter : Indianapolis, to Robert Underwood Johnson, 1901 Jul 1

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-8
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: One ALS responding to a solicitation for material, "Hoosier Child=rhymes," from the editor of Century Magazine.
Dates: 1901 Jul 1

Letter : The Portland, Portland, Oregon, to "Matthews", 1892 Dec 23

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-4
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS discussing Joaquin Miller, on printed letterhead of The Portland Hotel.
Dates: 1892 Dec 23

Letter : to Mr. Blithe, 1899 Oct 17

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Brief ALS to the editor of The Cosmopolitan, declining a request for writing.
Dates: 1899 Oct 17

Letters and poems, 1886-1909

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-3
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Fifteen ALS to George A. Carr, Robert Underwood Johnson, H. G. Paine, Richard Watson Gilder, and others, and two holograph poems. Four ALS to George A. Carr, Mayor, Greenfield, Indiana, 1899-1909, concerning memories of their childhood escapades; sending a contribution for an unidentified cause; approving of an unidentified musical composition; and thanking Carr for condolences on the death of a family member. Six ALS to Robert [Underwood] Johnson, editor of Century Magazine, 1886-1903,...
Dates: 1886-1909

"Old John Clevenger on buckeyes", n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 444, F-6-7
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Poem, autograph manuscript, corrected and signed. With morocco case.
Dates: n.d.