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Guide to the John Olin Eidson Papers, 1849-1985

Abstract

Professor of American Literature, President of Georgia Southern College from 1968 to 1971, and editor of the Georgia Review from 1950 to 1957. Collection contains John Olin Eidson's research papers pertaining to Alfred Lord Tennyson in America. There are copies of reviews of Tennyson's dramatic works and of performances by Mrs. D. P. Bowers, actress. Also included are notes, writings, and clippings about American authors (Thomas Wolfe, Charles Stearns Wheeler, John Hall Wheelock, and many others).

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00356
Title
John Olin Eidson papers
Date
1849-1985
Creator
Eidson, John Olin, 1908-1983
Extent
10.5 Linear Feet, Approximately 923 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains papers pertaining to research on Alfred Lord Tennyson in America, which was the subject of Eidson's Duke University thesis in 1941, and led to the publication of Tennyson in America, His Reputation and Influence From 1827 to 1858. There are copies of reviews of Tennyson's dramatic works and of performances by Mrs. D. P. Bowers, actress (1830-1895). Also included are notes, writings, and clippings about American authors (Thomas Wolfe, Charles Stearns Wheeler, John Hall Wheelock, and many others). Box titles taken directly from container labels.

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Contents of the Collection

American Literature
Box 1
American Literature
Box 2
Tennyson Plays
Box 3
Tennyson Plays: Reviews
Box 4
Tennyson Research
Box 5
Tennyson Research
Box 6
Writings on Tennyson - Miscellaneous Authors
Box 7

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson Papers, 1831-1909 (contains correspondence concerning his literary work and its possible publication in the United States) (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Olin Eidson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The John Olin Eidson Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff.

Encoded by Jonathan Grilli, April 2009

Accession from 1986 is described in this finding aid.