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Laurence, Dan H.



  • Existence: 1920 - 2008


Dan H. Laurence (1920-2008), American scholar, editor, and bibliographer. Born Daniel Hyman Goldstein on March 28, 1920, he later changed his surname to Laurence. Laurence obtained a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University (1946) and a master’s degree from New York University (1950). He served as a faculty member in the English department at New York University from 1962 to 1970. Laurence largely dedicated his career to studying George Bernard Shaw, working as the editor of Shaw’s letters and as the literary adviser to the estate. He died on February 5, 2008.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Dan H. Laurence Collection of Henry James

Call Number: YCAL MSS 834
Scope and Contents:

The Dan H. Laurence Collection of Henry James is comprised of material compiled by Dan H. Laurence for his A Bibliography of Henry James, including correspondence, notes, and collation sheets. Laurence published A Bibliography of Henry James (London: R. Hart-Davis, 1957) in collaboration with Leon Edel.

Dates: 1952-1961

Robert Nathan papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 307
Abstract: The collection includes drafts of writings, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, drawings, diaries, and audio recordings documenting the life and work of the American writer Robert Nathan. Drafts of Nathan's writings make up the bulk of the collection, and include novels, screenplays, short fiction and prose, speeches, and poetry; the writings include story ideas, or "false starts," that Nathan did not publish. Correspondence and other papers document his family relationships,...
Dates: 1796-1985, bulk 1912-1968