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Benet, Stephen V. (1898-1943) to Mr. Lally

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04463.10 Author/Creator: Benet, Stephen V. (1898-1943) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: circa 1933 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Affirms that "Five Men and Pompey" was his first published work. States that "We had a sketch of John Dos Passos in 'Books' recently, and there will be others. I don't know when or if we'll get together in book form." In 1933 Benet and his wife published "A Book of Americans," with biographies of many notable American figures. This may be a reference to this book, though at the same time he says he wonders if a book will be published.

People: Benet, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, John Brown, Slavery, African American History, Literature and Language Arts, Women's History, Abolition

Sub Era: The Great Depression