William Peirce Randel papers, 1852-1986
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- Randel, William Peirce, 1909-
- Historian and professor of English, University of Maine. Correspondence, addresses, proofs, drafts and reprints of articles, reviews, and photographs, all concerning William Peirce Randel's work on Edward Eggleston, a Methodist circuit rider who turned agnostic. Includes a bibliography of Randel's writings, and 23 photographs of Eggleston, his home, and various locations where he was active.
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Approximately 735 Items
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Correspondence, addresses, proofs, drafts and reprints of articles, reviews, and photographs, all concerning William Peirce Randel's work on Edward Eggleston, a Methodist circuit rider who turned agnostic and then became president of the American Historical Association. The papers in this collection relate to Randel's research and writings on Eggleston and include correspondence with Eggleston family members, research libraries, Twayne Publishers, King's Cross Publishers, his adviser Ralph L. Rusk, and with others who were doing or had done research on Eggleston. Included are Randel's 1945 dissertation, drafts of his 1963 Edward Eggleston: Hoosier Realist, two volumes of Scribner's Monthly Magazine for 1878, which contain the serialized story "Roxy" by Eggleston; an inventory of the Eggleston collection at Cornell University; and 23 photographs of Eggleston, his home, and locations where he was active.
Acquired as part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography at Duke University.
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- The William Peirce Randel Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 1986 and 1988.
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Processed by Rubenstein Library staff
Encoded by Robert Carlson and Paula Jeannet, August 2009
Addition encoded by Matthew Warren, March 2012
Accessions from 1986 and accession 1988-0016 are described in this finding aid.
The collection is arranged in four series: Correspondence, Writings, Writings by Others, and Photographs.
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- Scribner's Monthly Magazine
Agnosticism -- History -- 19th century
Circuit riders -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Methodist Church -- United States -- History
- Columbia University
Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography
Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902
Cansler, Ronald L. (Robert Lee), 1947-
Randel, William Peirce, 1909-
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