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Poole, Ernest, 1880-1950



Ernest Poole was born on January 23, 1880 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his AD degree from Princeton University in 1902. In 1903, he accepted a residency at University Settlement on the Lower East Side. From experiences there and from other's during the 1904 meatpacker's strike as well as a trip to Russia in 1905 arose both his interest in Socialism and some of his finest writings. Poole published many articles before World War I but his first outstanding success came in 1915 with the publication of "The Harbor." Another book "His Family," received the Pulitzer Prize in 1918. During the 1920's he published several more books but his popularity had waned by 1930. Poole continued to write, shifting his focus from Socialist themes to the New Hampshire mountains he loved. In 1946, He published "The Great White Hills" and in 1949 his last novel "The Fancy Flier." Poole died in 1950.

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Ernest Poole papers

Identifier: MS-203
Date(s): 1905-1950; 1969

Ernest Poole (1880-1950), author. The collection contains manuscripts and typescripts, including drafts and finished work, of 14 books, two plays, and 36 published and unpublished shorter works including "Blind, A Story of These Times" (1919), "The Nancy Flier" (1949), "The Village" (1919), and "The Great White Hills" (1946).

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