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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1376

Frank Harris papers


Correspondence and manuscripts of Irish-born American writer, journalist, and editor, Frank Harris.


  • 1894-1945

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1.5.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials. Correspondents include: John Burns, Nellie OHara Harris, C. Fred (Charles Frederick) Kenyon, Holbrook Jackson, Mitchell Kennerley, Grant Richards, Temple Scott, Martin Secker, Countess Frances Evelyn Maynard Greville Warwick, and others. Summary : Also includes holograph and typescript manuscripts, and galley proofs by Harris: Contemporary portraits (4th vol.); A fools paradise; Jezebels daughter; A straight flush; The ugly duckling; and The veils of Isis. With typescript manuscript by Grant Richards, [Frank Harris--biographical sketch].

Biographical / Historical

Frank Harris was born in County Galway, Ireland, moving to the United States at age 15. Harris was a novelist, biographer, journalist, editor and playwright, editing several literary journals including Vanity Fair, Saturday Review, and Pearson's Magazine.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

86M-67. Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell Fund from Interlibrum, Schloss-Str. 6, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein; received: 1986 July 22.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Harris, Frank, 1855-1931. Frank Harris papers, 1894-1945: Guide.
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