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MS Am 2196

Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968. Edward Larocque Tinker papers concerning George Washington Cable, 1925: 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 2196
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968.
Title: Edward Larocque Tinker papers concerning George Washington Cable,
Date(s): 1925.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers assembled by writer Edward Larocque Tinker concerning the American author George Washington Cable.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52M-90. Gift of Mr. Edward Larocque Tinker, 550 Park Avenue New York, New York; received: 1952 Decemeber 10.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Larocque Tinker Papers Concerning George Washington Cable, 1925 (MS Am 2196). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

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