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MS Am 1263

Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. H. L. Mencken papers concerning The defeat of Alphonso, 1900-1930: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1263
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Title: H. L. Mencken papers concerning The defeat of Alphonso,
Date(s): 1900-1930.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.05 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typescript of the short story The defeat of Alphonso together with related letters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-251. Gift of L. Richard Bamberger, 65 Broadway, New York, New York; received: 1952 25 April.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

H. L. Mencken Papers Concerning The Defeat of Alphonso, 1900-1930 (MS Am 1263). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

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