Henry L. Mencken collection

Henry L. Mencken collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mencken, H. L., (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Title: Henry L. Mencken collection
Dates: after 1933
Quantity: 1.0 folder (5 items)
Coll. Number: ms675

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956) was a controversialist, humorous journalist, and pungent critic of American life who powerfully influenced U.S. fiction through the 1920s.

For further information, see the article "H. L. Mencken" at Encyclopaedia Britannica.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of three newspaper clippings and two letters from H. L. Mencken to Ned Lee. Two newspaper clippings (undated) concern Mencken’s illness and retirement. Letters (dated 1933) poke fun at the Mississippi Bible Belt, and one of the newspaper clippings is an editorial from The Webster Progress, Eupora, Mississippi, regarding Henry L. Mencken, and contains the letter Mencken wrote to Lee.


Index Terms

Correspondence
Mississippi--Humor.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Henry L. Mencken collection, ms 675. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Papers