The Finding-Aid for the Howard Webb and Robert Emmet Sherwood Letters (VMF180)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

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Collection Outline

Robert E. Sherwood to Howard Webb III 1952: Dec. 9.

1952: Dec. 14.

Robert E. Sherwood to Howard Webb III 1952: Dec. 19.

Howard Webb III to Robert E. Sherwood 1953: July 26.

Howard Webb to William Matheson 1970: Nov. 16.

William Matheson to Howard Webb 1970: Nov. 24.

Howard Webb to William Matheson 1970: Dec. 2.

1970: Dec. 7.

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Howard Webb and Robert Emmet Sherwood Letters
Dates: 1952-1953.
Identification: VMF180[Accession: 1238]

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For biographical information on Robert E. Sherwood, see Twentieth Century Authors, Vol. I, and Supplement. See also several biographies and critical works.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Presented in loving memory of Howard W. Webb III, Washington University, 1970, cum laude, by his mother and father and sisters.

Processed: January, 1971 H H

NUCMC for June, 1971

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Robert E. Sherwood to Howard Webb III, 1952: Dec. 9. (1 item (3 pp.): TLS)

Robert E. Sherwood to Howard Webb III, graduate student, replying to his request for personal reminiscences of Ring Lardner. Comments upon nature of Lardner's writing and complexity of personality. Relates amusing story of alleged joke played on Clarence Budington Kelland. Refers to specific Lardner works and certain incidents of his last years. Mentions 1924 Democratic convention, Black Sox scandal, and other events.

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, 1952: Dec. 14. (1 item (2 pp.): TL [carbon] Unsigned.)

Howard Webb III to Robert E. Sherwood, thanking him for his generous and useful reply to his inquiry about Ring Lardner. Discusses several of Sherwood's comments and quotes a few of Lardner's pieces.

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Robert E. Sherwood to Howard Webb III, 1952: Dec. 19. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)

Robert E. Sherwood to Howard Webb III, agreeing with his conclusions. Comments on Grantland Rice, and of other friends. Remarks on recent presidential election.

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Howard Webb III to Robert E. Sherwood, 1953: July 26. (1 item (1 p.): TL [carbon] Unsigned.)

Howard Webb to Robert E. Sherwood, thanking him for all his help and information on Ring Lardner. Outlines his current plans.

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Howard Webb to William Matheson, 1970: Nov. 16. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)

Howard Webb, Chairman, Department of English, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) to William Matheson, Chief, Rare Books and Special Collections, Washington University Libraries, proposing a small memorial to his recently deceased son, Howard Webb III, a Washington University alumnus. Suggests gift of his correspondence with Robert E. Sherwood, 1952-1953, in connection with his dissertation on Ring Lardner.

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William Matheson to Howard Webb, 1970: Nov. 24. (1 item (1 p.): TL [carbon] Unsigned.)

William Matheson to Howard Webb expressing sorrow at death of Howard Webb III, and explaining procedure for gift proposal to Washington University Libraries. Thanks him for the suggestion.

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Howard Webb to William Matheson, 1970: Dec. 2. (1 item (1 p.): TL)

Howard Webb to William Matheson, thanking him for the explanation and enclosing his Sherwood letters as a gift. States the way in which he would like the tribute to his son to remembered.

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, 1970: Dec. 7. (1 item (1 p.): TL [carbon] Unsigned.)

William Matheson to Howard Webb, thanking him for his gift in memory of his son.

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