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Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 55/24
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

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Extent

1.00 Boxes

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.

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
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Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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