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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Am 1263

H. L. Mencken papers concerning The defeat of Alphonso


Typescript of the short story The defeat of Alphonso together with related letters.


  • 1900-1930

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.05 linear feet (1 volume)
The original typescript and inscribed printers' copy of "The defeat of Alphonso," submitted to Youth's Companion magazine, together with the publisher's file, printed copies of the magazine containing the story, and related letters.

Biographical / Historical

H. L. Mencken was a controversial American journalist in Baltimore, author, editor and influential social critic during the first half of the twentieth century.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-251. Gift of L. Richard Bamberger, 65 Broadway, New York, New York; received: 1952 25 April.
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. H. L. Mencken papers concerning The defeat of Alphonso, 1900-1930: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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