Henry Sydnor Harrison collection
Date Published: 1900 to 1922
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Henry Sydnor Harrison was an American journalist and novelist, born in Sewanee, Tenn. In 1914, he was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His novels include Queed (1911), V.V.'s Eyes (1913), Angela's Business (1915), and Saint Teresa (1922). He also wrote a memoir, When I Come Back (1919), a tribute to his brother Edmund, who had died in action in France in November 1918, and a book of short stories entitled Marriage (1923).
The collection contains 7 items dating from 1900 to 1922 specifically, 5 letters and 2 books
5 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS):
• ALS to George W. Shiebler, 22 July 1911, “I thank you for your kind note, and am happy to comply with your request.”
• ALS to M.D. Halliday, 17 September 1911, re “you are quite right in thinking that I had Richmond particularly in mind as the scene of the story of `Queed’.”
• ALS to H.E. Jacobs, 30 May 1913, “I am glad to comply with your request, and am, with thanks for the review.”
• ALS to Mrs. Riggs (i.e. Kate Douglas Wiggin, the American author of American children’s stories), 24 February 1914: “Let me thank you for your note, which overtook me in due course, and express at once my regret at missing 'Blue beard', interpreted by its author, and my pleasure in having made your acquaintance. Believe me, with many thanks.”
• ALS addressed “Dear Sir”, 18 April 1922, “I gladly comply with your request.”
• With Melville Henry Cane, The Governor's Vrouw: A Comic Opera in Two Acts. New York: Luckhardt & Belder, 1900. Dedicated to the class of 1900, Columbia College; lyrics by Melville Henry Cane; music by John Erskine. Very good. Inside pages clean with sharp corners. Light staining to front cover, small chips to corners.
• Saint Teresa. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. Green cloth in very good dust jacket.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.