Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946



  • Existence: 1869 - 1946


Booth Tarkington was born on July 29, 1869 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a novelist and dramatist best known for his novels "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Alice Adams."n the 1910s and 1920s he was considered America's greatest living author. Several of his stories were adapted to film. He served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives, was critical of the advent of automobiles, and set many of his stories in the Midwest. He eventually removed to Kennebunkport, Maine where he continued his life work even as he faced a loss of vision. He died on May 19, 1946.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Ramsey Milholland" manuscript

Identifier: MS-368
Date(s): 1919 to 1937

Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), writer. The collection contains letters to Harold G. Rugg and Kenneth A. Robinson as well as the handwritten manuscript for "Ramsey Milholland" published by Doubleday in 1919.