EAGER (PAUL H.) PAPERS

(Mss. 130)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

111 items; 5 volumes

Geographic locations.

Mississippi

Inclusive dates.

1899-1908

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Materials gathered by Paul H. Eager preparatory to writing a literary history of Mississippi.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Paul H. Eager Papers, Mss. 130, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

U:50, F:16

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Paul H. Eager, born in Warrenton, Mississippi, in 1852 to Rev. E. C. Eager, was a professor of English at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. He married Mary J. Whitfield in 1883.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains biographical sketches and writings of well-known poets and authors of Mississippi during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Eager assembled the materials for his literary history of Mississippi. Present in the collection are newspaper clippings, letters, and manuscript and printed writings of authors including Bishop William M. Green, W. C. Falkner, Sherwood Bonner, Julie K. Wetherill, Lillion Blanchard Hines, Mrs. Quincy Ewing, Charles Woodward Hutson, Lelia Mary Evans, Augusta Reese Shuford, William F. Dunbar, Nell Carey, Barton Pittman, Nina Scott, Ida V. May Hardy, and Lafayette R. Hamberlin. Included are writing samples which were submitted to Eager for criticism and possible publication.

Bound typewritten copies of the papers are available.

INDEX TERMS

American literature--Mississippi.

Authors, American--Mississippi.

Biographies.

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.

Hutson, Charles Woodward, 1840-1936.

Manuscripts for publication.

McDowell, Katherine Sherwood Bonner, 1849-1883.

Poets, American--Mississippi.

Wetherill, Julie K. (Julie Keim), 1858-

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

U:50

1a-1b

1-8

1899-1900

2

9-13

1900-1908, undated

F:16

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Bound typewritten copies (v.1-5)