Henry L. Mencken letters

Henry L. Mencken letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mencken, H. L., (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Title: Henry L. Mencken letters
Dates: 1933
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 671 to MS 686 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of two letters from H. L. Mencken to Ned Lee, dated August 15, 28, 1933 and three newspaper clippings; one about a picture Lee sent to Mencken to which the letters refer and two about illness of Mencken and retirement in Baltimore. Both letters poke fun at the Mississippi bible belt.
Coll. Number: ms675
Location: 32108050744286

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Ned Lee was the publisher of Catoosa County News.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Lee, Ned -- Correspondence
Mencken, H. L., (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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