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MS Am 2243

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

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf, f
Call No.: MS Am 2243
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968.
Title: Edward Larocque Tinker papers concerning Lafcadio Hearn,
Date(s): 1877-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 portfolio box, 1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Compositions and letters by American author Lafacadio Hearn primarily concerning Creole folk music.

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.

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Edward Larocque Tinker Papers Concerning Lafcadio Hearn, 1877-1933 (MS Am 2243). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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).


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Scope and Contents

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.

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