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Letters to Paul S. Seybolt

Call Number: RH MS P740


These two letters were written by newspaper editor and author William Allen White in response to a request that a book entitled Kansas Poetry, which he received from Paul S. Seybolt of West Medford, Massachusetts, be autographed. White comments on the ages at which he wrote his several poems which were published in the book and speculates that Seybolt's is the only copy extant.


  • Creation: December 28, 1936 and January 25, 1937


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Biography of William Allen White

William Allen White was born at Emporia, Kansas, on February 10, 1868. He attended the University of Kansas and later moved to Emporia, where his grassroots editorials as owner of the Emporia Gazette gained him national prominence. In addition to his editorials, White wrote many widely-published poems, articles, and books. He died on January 29, 1944 at Emporia.


1 folder (2 letters)

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RH MS P740

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Ann Sproul Speck, 12 March 1982

Guide to William Allen White letters to Paul S. Seybolt
Letters to Paul S. Seybolt
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White, William Allen, 1868-1944, Letters to Paul S. Seybolt, Kansas Collection, RH MS P740, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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