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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of James O'Donnell Bennett

Scope and Content of the Collection

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

Container List

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Inventory of the James O'Donnell Bennett Papers, 1896-1936


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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Bennett, James O’Donnell, 1870-1940
Title James O'Donnell Bennett Papers
Dates 1896-1936
Extent 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract Letters written to James O'Donnell Bennett while he was a journalist for the Chicago Record-Herald and the Chicago Tribune, primarily in his capacity as literary critic.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Bennett
Collection Stack Location 3a 37 12

Administrative Information

Cite As

James O'Donnell Bennett Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Provenance unknown.

Processed by

Lisa Janssen, 2008.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The James O'Donnell Bennett Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The James O'Donnell Bennett Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of James O'Donnell Bennett

Chicago newspaper correspondent and author.

James O'Donnell Bennet was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1870. He was a war correspondent during the Spanish war, dramatic and literary critic of the Chicago Record-Herald, later on the Tribune, and won fame as correspondent in the World War. He was was also author of several books, including Much Loved Books: Best Sellers of the Ages. Bennett died at his home in Chicago in 1940.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Letters written to James O'Donnell Bennett while he was a journalist for the Chicago Record-Herald and the Chicago Tribune, primarily in his capacity as literary critic.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Bennett, James O’Donnell, 1870-1940
  • Chicago Record-Herald

Subjects

  • Correspondence -- 1851-1900
  • Correspondence -- 1901-1950
  • Critics
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago

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Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Barry, David S., Apr. 10, 1924
1 2 Blossom, Henry M. Jr. (book inscription), Apr. 15, 1905
1 3 Briggs, William H., Sep. 8, 1921
1 4 Davis, J. Arthur, May 10, 1919
1 5 Forbes, James, 1906-1909
1 6 Friend, Emil, Aug. 17, 1905
1 7 Haupt, Edward, Aug. 31, 1936
1 8 Heide, B. H., Dec. 13, 1933
1 9 Horan, Kenneth, 1932, 1934
1 10 Krackowizer, E. W. (includes letter from Emil Friend), 1900, 1905
1 11 Mackaye, Percy, 1910
1 12 Mencken, H. L., 1918, 1928
1 13 Rogers, J. A., May 5, 1919
1 14 Ross, Thomas W., 1905, n.d.
1 15 Russell, Charles Edward, 1928-1929
1 16 Smith, Mary Mills, n.d.
1 17 Strong, Walter A., Oct. 9, 1926
1 18 Unidentified, 1896-1932