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Post, Melville Davisson, 1869-1930


Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

John E. Allen, Jr., Collector, Two Photographs of Melville Davisson Post and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3727

Two photographs of Melville Davisson Post, a novelist and short-story writer noted for his writing in the detective story genre. Includes portrait of Post posing with polo stick and dog at his feet. Also includes photo of Post mounted on horse as a polo player among group of three other polo players. There are also two frames (ca. 1920s) that contained the M.D. Post photos, and a photo of an unidentified woman (1924).

Dates: ca. 1920s

John W. Davis, Lawyer, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2963
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks, diaries, correspondence and papers of the noted lawyer and 1924 presidential aspirant for the Democrats, John W. Davis, kept by his daughter, a famous author, Julia (McDonald) Davis Adams. Noteworthy is a 1948 official publication in tribute to Davis' career as Solicitor General of the United States (1913-1918). There is a typescript copy of his diary recounting his wartime and post-war tenure (1918-1921) as the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain. His letters include some of his...
Dates: 1842, 1861-1897, 1918-1927, 1946-1953, 1978

Julia M. Davis, Author, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2826
Overview Interviews with and reviews of the fiction of Julia Davis, a member of a prominent Harrison County family whose most distinguished member was her father, John W. Davis, the 1924 Democratic Presidential candidate. In the interviews she tells of the influence upon her career of Melville Davisson Post and of the historic activities of her family, particularly before and during the Civil War. Her maternal grandparents, who resided in Jefferson County, observed the trial and execution of John...
Dates: 1980

Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3673
Scope and Contents Papers of Melville Davisson Post (1869-1930), an American mystery and detective short story writer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The bulk of the materials date from 1850 to 1929 and primarily consist of Melville Davisson Post's personal and business letters and family financial and legal papers. Business letters mainly document the process of soliciting or accepting and then publishing Post's stories. Financial papers pertain to Post's personal finances in the 1920s,...
Dates: 1811-1973; Majority of material found within 1850-1929

Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1143
Scope and Contents

These are letters between Post and publishers Edward J. Clode and W. G. Chapman and are concerned with the serial rights to “The Corrector of Destinies.”

Dates: 1909-1926

Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1635
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of writer Melville Davisson Post with Louis E. Schrader, a Wheeling court reporter who edited, typed, and often forwarded Post's manuscripts to the publisher. These letters are primarily instructions for Schrader and concern Post's legal writings as well as his detective stories.

Dates: 1897; 1909-1915

Melville Davisson Post Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0693
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of short stories and essays of Melville D. Post, some of which were published between 1920 and 1929 in the Review of Reviews, Everybody’s, and the American Magazine. Collection also includes World War I poster texts and articles on various subjects by Melville D. Post; also, two letters. See processing notes for list of titles.

Dates: undated

Meredith Kiger, Collector, Shuttlesworth Family Documents and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3601
Overview Digital copies of paper documents regarding the Shuttlesworth family of Virginia.Includes: 1) Land grant to Philip Shuttlesworth of 537 acres in Monongalia County; signed by Virginia Governor James Wood (3-7-1798); 2) Plat of 205 acres of land from Patrick, Edward, and John Kearns to John Austin; surveyed by Sam Hanway (8-10-1816); 3) Bond of Samuel and Juliet Muckleray to Joseph Shuttlesworth (12-19-1828); 4) Summons of Joseph, John, and Archibald Shuttlesworth...
Dates: 1798-1849, undated

Virgil Anson Lewis, Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1507
Overview Published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, and speeches of Virgil A. Lewis (1848-1912), the first state historian and archivist and a former state superintendent of schools. Subjects include the exploration, Indian wars, and settlement of Western Virginia; the Tory insurrection in the Valley of Lost River, 1781; the West Virginia new state movement; Masonry in West Virginia; Andrew S. Rowan; and various West Virginia authors. Correspondents include: George W. Atkinson, Waitman...
Dates: 1895-1912

Waitman T. Barbe (1864-1925) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0831
Overview Papers of the managing editor of the Parkersburg DAILY STATE JOURNAL, 1889-1895, editor of the WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL JOURNAL, and member of the English faculty of West Virginia University, 1895-1925. The collection includes manuscripts of Barbe's published poetry and unpublished short stories, correspondence, notes, speeches, class lectures, illustrations for short stories drawn by John Rettig, a scrapbook of clippings of reviews and correspondence relating to Barbe's book, GOING TO COLLEGE,...
Dates: 1884-1930

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