Perceval Gibbon letters to James B. Pinker
Contains seventeen letters from author Perceval Gibbon to his literary agent, James B. Pinker.
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Extent.1 linear feet (1 box)
Contains letters from Perceval Gibbon to his literary agent, James B. Pinker, with regards to his writing; the challenges of living on payments for individual articles; the publication of his books with publishers such as Little Brown and articles with magazines such as Collier's, McClure's, and Everybody's; payments for his work; as well as his experience during World War I, including the challenges of writing while in the field and a friend's experience with trauma from an explosive.
Biographical / Historical
Born in Trelech, Wales on 1879 November 4, Perceval Gibbon was an author and journalist. He attended the Moravian School in Germany, and served in the merchant navy aboard British, French, and American ships. He travelled extensively throughout Europe, America, and Africa. Gibbon worked with the literary agency J.B. Pinker and Son, and his stories were published in magazines such as McClure's Magazines and Collier's Weekly. He published novels, collections or verse, and short stories, many of which were impacted by his experiences traveling. Gibbon was a war correspondent with the Italian Army for the New York Times during World War I, from 1917-1918, and from 1918-1919, he served as a Major in the British Royal Marines. He died in 1926.
Materials are in the order in which they were received from the dealer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2020M-82. Purchased with funds from the Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund, 2020 January.
Processed by Betts Coup, 2020.
- Gibbon, Perceval, 1879-1926. Perceval Gibbon letters to James B. Pinker, 1903-1923 (MS Eng 1887): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2020 February 12
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