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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2243

Edward Larocque Tinker papers concerning Lafcadio Hearn


Compositions and letters by American author Lafacadio Hearn primarily concerning Creole folk music.


  • 1877-1933

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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3 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 portfolio box, 1 volume)

Includes letters from Hearn to New Orleans newspaper editor Page M. Baker, correspondence between Hearn and Krehbiel, compositions by Hearn on Creole culture, and translations of Creole folk songs prepared by Hearn for Krehbiel. There are also letters to Tinker concerning Hearn as well as clippings, photographs, and a scrapbook about Hearn, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was a writer, translator, and teacher who wrote about New Orleans, the United States and is most well known for introducing the culture and literature of Japan to the West. Hearn spent ten years in New Orleans collecting songs for ethnomusicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel. Edward Laroque Tinker was a writer and a philanthropist who was interested in Hearn and wrote Lafcadio Hearn's American days (1924).


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Compositions and letters by Lafcadio Hearn
  2. II. Hearn translations and literary notes prepared for Henry Edward Krehbiel
  3. III. Letters to Lafcadio Hearn
  4. IV. Letters to Tinker concerning Hearn
  5. V. Other materials

Physical Location

b, pf, f

Immediate Source of Acquisition

50M-88-112. Deposited by Edward Larocque Tinker, Esq.; received: 1950; gift: 1951-1952.

Items pf (160), (161), and (162): 58Z-4, 58Z-5, 58Z-6. Deposited by Edward Larocque Tinker, Esq.; received: 1950 November 20; gift: 1952 February 21.

Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968. Edward Larocque Tinker papers concerning Lafcadio Hearn, 1877-1933: Guide.
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