Ernest A. Young papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02714

Dates

  • 1871-1936 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.75 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 manuscript boxes, 1 half-size manuscript box

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains materials documenting the personal and professional life of dime novel author, Ernest Avon Young. The collection is arranged into two series: Writings and Correspondence. Documents in the Writings series include manuscripts and typescripts written for various publications ranging from the Boston Globe to the more local McClare Syndicate. Some of the typescripts and manuscripts are incomplete or missing pages and many are undated.

    The Correspondence series contains letters regarding Young’s professional and personal life. Many messages were sent between Young and editors of newspapers, with the vast majority of exchanges originating from a New York City publisher, Street & Smith. Personal correspondence consists of letters communicated between Young’s close friends and colleagues.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Born on April, 23, 1858, Ernest Avon Young was a key contributor to dime novel literature and was an avid writer of fiction and detective stories. He began the first detective series that hailed from Boston, Massachusetts, which were all featured in the Boston Globe before book publication. As a local to north-central Massachusetts, little is known about his personal life besides his devotion to writing mysteries.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into two series: 1. Writings, 1915-1935; 2. Correspondence, 1871-1936.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Preferred Citation

    Ernest A. Young papers, 1871-1936, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The correspondence was donated by Victor Berch circa 2010. The typescripts and manuscripts were donated by Elliott P. King in 2013.

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