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Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 55/24

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of a typescript draft, with minor editorial revisions and corrections, of Masters' biography of Chicago attorney Levy Mayer (1858-1922). The book, Levy Mayer and the New Industrial Era (New Haven, 1927), was Masters' first full-length biography. Mayer's widow, Rachel, copyrighted the book and published it in a limited edition of 1,500 copies wrote the biography in consideration of a significant payment from the Mayer family and as a gesture of respect to Abraham Mayer, Levy Mayer's brother. Abraham Mayer represented Masters during divorce litigation in the early 1920s.

Dates

  • ca. 1927

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The papers consist of a typescript draft, with minor editorial revisions and corrections, of Masters' biography of Chicago attorney Levy Mayer (1858-1922). The book, Levy Mayer and the New Industrial Era (New Haven, 1927), was Masters' first full-length biography. Mayer's widow, Rachel, who copyrighted the book and published it in a limited edition of 1,500 copies, wrote the biography in consideration of a significant payment from the Mayer family and as a gesture of respect to Abraham Mayer, Levy Mayer's brother. Abraham Mayer represented Masters during divorce litigation in the early 1920s.

Arrangement

There is a separate folder for each chapter of the book, plus front matter and illustrations.

Method of Acquisition

These materials have been separated from the Northwestern University-related manuscript holdings of Northwestern's School of Law (Accession #88-260).

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; November 9, 1988.
Title
Guide to the Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950) Papers
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
09/11/1988
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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