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MS Am 1288-1288.4

Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925. George Washington Cable papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1288-1288.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925.
Title: George Washington Cable papers,
Date(s): 1874-1913.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (1 box and 5 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily letters from American author George Washington Cable to his friend Marion A. Baker, as well as autograph manuscript drafts of Cable's short stories.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*52M-86. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Larocque Tinker, 550 Park Ave. New York, New York; received: 1952 December 4.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Washington Cable (MS Am 1288-1288.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

George Washington Cable was an American author who became famous for his fictional treatment of the Creoles of Louisiana. His best known books are Old Creole Days (1879), a collection of stories, and the novels, The Grandissimes (1880) and Madame Delphine (1881).


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Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Marion A. Baker, a longtime friend of Cable's and an editor of The New Orleans Times-Democrat, as well as letters by Cable to various correspondents, including friends, and autograph seekers. The letters to Baker primarily concern Cable's novels, career as an author, aspects of public life, including lectures and readings, financial matters, and social life. Also includes some clippings, as well as a printer's copy of The Grandissimes and autograph manuscript drafts of three stories: Attalie Brouillard; Jean-ah Pouquelin; and Madame Delicieuse.

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