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Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956



  • Existence: 18800912 - 19560129

Found in 2 Records:

“Coquetry” typescript poem, with letter from H.L. Mencken to William Griffith

Call Number: MS P136

This letter from H.L. Mencken to William Griffith, October 4, 1930, gently rejecting and returning the enclosed typescript of Griffith's poem, "Coquetry", was found laid in Griffith’s copy of Mencken’s book, Treatise of the Gods (1930).

Dates: October 4, 1930

Correspondence of H. L. Mencken

Call Number: MS 165
Overview 308 letters written by the editor and social critic Henry Louis Mencken to 42 recipients: journalists, contributors, men-of-letters, and friends. Subjects include politics, language, publishing, manners of people of the United States, and literary circles. Includes a few related letters by others and 65 photocopies of approximately 140 letters from Mencken to Harry Barnes and Harry Kemp. Texts in the collection include 7 brief draft articles by Mencken; there are also 6 articles and related...
Dates: 1909 - 1972