Robert H. Davis papers

Collection Data

Description
Robert Hobart Davis (1869-1942) was an American journalist, editor, dramatist, and photographer. He was editor of Munsey's Magazine from 1904 to 1925, columnist for the New York Sun from 1925 to 1942, and honorary president of the Stevenson Society of America. Collection consists of correspondence, writings, clippings, printed matter, and photographs documenting Davis's career as an editor and writer and his hobby of photography. Letters reflect his personal as well as professional interests. Correspondents include editors, dramatists, illustrators, journalists, artists, and public figures. Writings contain typescripts and printed versions of works by Davis and a file of printed reviews of his books. Materials relating to the Stevenson Society of America, 1915-1930, include letters, printed matter, clippings, and reports. Photographs consist of approximately 375 portraits by Davis of friends and acquaintances, including prominent writers, artists, performers, and public figures.
Names
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1871 - 1946
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 739
Topics
Journalists
Photographers
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942
Genres
Correspondence
Photographs
appointment books
Notes
Acquisition: 05/04/45 Davis, Madge Lee Gift, purchase
Physical Description
Extent: 16.5 linear feet (34 boxes)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12318438
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW89-A413
MSS Unit ID: 739
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 86dc93f0-c61e-012f-7fea-58d385a7bc34
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