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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1644 (Text) 00000106178536 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2020/02/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/02/26 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection consists of a short, handwritten letter dated March 27, 1901 and sent by Charles Major to a Miss McCarthy in response to a request for a personal autograph.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Charles Major letter, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Indiana author Charles Major was born on Juy 25, 1856 in Indianapolis, the son of Stephen and Phoebe Gaskill Major. At thirteen, he moved with his family to Shelbyville, Indiana. He attended local schools and read law in his father's office before attending the University of Michigan Law School and being admitted to the bar in 1877. He practiced law in Shelbyville for a time, but following the success of his first novel, When Knighthood Was in Flower (1898), he devoted his time exclusively to his literary career. Mr. Major went on to publish several more novels before passing away at the age of 56 on February 13, 1913. Source: Banta, R.E. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1816-1916 . Crawfordsville, Ind.: Wabash College, 1949. "Charles Major, Author, is Dead." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), February 14, 1913.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Authors, American > Indiana.
Genre: Autographs.

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