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Leon H. Vincent Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Vincent, Leon H. (Leon Henry), 1859-1941
Title: Leon H. Vincent Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1895-1919
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, printed material, manuscripts, miscellany from the American author and literary critic.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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.

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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.

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Arrangement of the Collection

All series are arranged alphabetically.

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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.

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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.

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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)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: circa 1985
Revision history: 8 Jul 2008 - updated, converted to EAD (MRC)

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Bibliotaph material
Box 1 Bibliotaph 1895 - holograph manuscript, 42pp.
Box 1 Atlantic Monthly, vol. 77 Feb 1896 - includes publication of "Bibliotaph"
Box 1 4 printed pages - Bibliotaph, Keats, Gautier, Stevenson's St. Ives
Box 1 Bacon, Edwin M. 4 Mar 1899
Box 1 Beard, Mrs. Frank 18 Aug 1915
Box 1 Field, Eugene to Dewitt Miller 22 Jan 1892
Box 1 Ford, Worthington Chancey undated
Box 1 Garrett, Edmund H. 12 Nov 1894
Box 1 Heddrick, B.A. 20 Jan 1899, 30 Jan 1899, 24 Oct 1899
Box 1 Mahony, Martin 9 Dec 1891, 14 Dec 1891
Box 1 Miller, John Dewitt 14 Jun 1904
Box 1 Milner, W.S. 20 Jul 1891
Box 1 Morley, Christopher 23 Sep 1919
Box 1 Ritchie, Anne 23 Jan 1916
Box 1 Scudder, H.E. (Horace Elisha) 14 Mar 1895, 23 Apr 1893
Box 1 Swift, Lindsay 18 Jan 1897, 28 Jun 1897, Jul 1900
Box 1 Whiting, Lilian 12 Feb 1902, 8 Jan 1903
Box 1 French lectures
Box 2 Great Victorian Writers (2 folders)
Box 2 From book to book
Box 3 Law of his nature
Box 3 Novels by DeMorgan
Box 3 Law of his nature and other stories
Box 3 Independent Miss Dean - novel
Box 3 Price of an ambition - novel
Box 4 Simple pleasures of the poor
Box 4 Sixteen-sixteen - short story
Box 4 William Makepeace Thackeray - lecture notes
Box 4 Dewitt Miller, a biographical sketch by LHV. Cambride, Riverside press, 1912, no. 19, signed by author
Box 4 A few words on Robert Browning. Philadelphia, Arnold & Co., 1890 (2 copies)

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