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Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950



  • Existence: 1868 - 1950

Edgar Lee Masters was born on August 23, 1868 in Garnett, Kansas. He was an attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of "Spoon River Anthology", "The New Star Chamber and Other Essays," "Songs and Satires," "The Great Valley," "The Serpent in the Wilderness," "An Obscure Tale," "The Spleen," "Mark Twain: A Portrait," "Lincoln: The Man," and "Illinois Poems." In all, Masters published twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman. Masters died on March 5, 1950.

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Edgar Lee Masters correspondence and poems

Identifier: MS-353
Overview Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), poet. The collection contains correspondence with Percy MacKaye, Clarence and Mary Decker, Harold G. Rugg as well as drafts and fair copies of several poems.