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Guide to the Paul Laurence Dunbar Letter MSS.3351

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

April 2011

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English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Paul Laurence Dunbar Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.3351

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

1905 April 15

Abstract:

Paul Laurence Dunbar writes from Dayton, Ohio, to Mr. Earl N. Hale, in Dayton, Ohio, in response to a request for an autograph and discusses a recent illness.

Preferred Citation:

Paul Laurence Dunbar Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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Processing Information note

Processed by Erin Schmidt 2011

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Provenance

Gift of Wade Hall 2008

Scope and Contents note

Paul Laurence Dunbar writes from Dayton, Ohio, to Mr. Earl N. Hale, in Dayton, Ohio, in response to a request for an autograph. Dunbar writes of a recent illness but expresses much pleasure at recovery and the opportunity to provide the autograph to Hale.

Biographical/Historical note

African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1872, the son of former slaves. A prolific writer, in addition to poetry, Dunbar wrote short stories, essays, and novels. Through his writing, Dunbar achieved both national and international fame. His work appeared in Harper's Weekly, the Sunday Evening Post, and numbers of other magazines and journals. He died in 1906 at the age of 33.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Letter Box SC0069 Folder 3351.01