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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2196

Edward Larocque Tinker papers concerning George Washington Cable


Papers assembled by writer Edward Larocque Tinker concerning the American author George Washington Cable.


  • 1925

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes correspondence between Tinker and others concerning Cable, research files assembled by Tinker on Cable, transcripts of Cable's letters to others, and typescripts by Lafcadio Hearn on Cable.

Biographical / Historical

George Washington Cable (1844-1925) was an American author famous for his fictional treatment of the Creoles of Louisiana. Tinker was a writer and a philanthropist, who was interested in Cable and his relationship with Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-90. Gift of Mr. Edward Larocque Tinker, 550 Park Avenue New York, New York; received: 1952 Decemeber 10.
Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968. Edward Larocque Tinker papers concerning George Washington Cable, 1925: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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