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Leon H. Vincent Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: circa 1985

Biographical History

Leon H. Vincent (1859-1941) was an American author, literary critic, and lecturer. He taught English and American literature in schools and colleges across the country and wrote several books, of which the best-known is American Literary Masters, a collection of essays on noted authors.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Leon H. Vincent Papers consists of Bibliotaph material, correspondence, manuscripts, and miscellany.

Bibliotaph material consists of material related to Vincent's book The Bibliotaph and Other People, including a manuscript, a published piece in the Atlantic Monthly, and other items. Correspondence, all incoming, contains letters from Eugene Field, Edmund H. Garrett, Christopher Morley, and others. Manuscripts contains lecture notes and manuscripts of lectures, articles, and books. A small amount of Miscellany (published editions of two books by Vincent, one signed by the author) completes the collection.

Arrangement of the Collection

All series are arranged alphabetically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has made a concerted effort over the years to ensure that its manuscript and rare books holdings complement each other. As a result, many of our manuscript collections are supported by books, pamphlets, serials and other items which are cataloged in the Rare Books Collection. Please be sure to search the Classic Catalog for these related materials.

Subject Headings


Vincent, Leon H. (Leon Henry), 1859-1941 -- Archives.

Associated Titles

The bibliotaph and other people.


Literature -- History and criticism.
Literature, American.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts (document genre)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Leon H. Vincent Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Bibliotaph material