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Finding Aid to The Rainbow Bridge MS.698
MS.698  
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Description
This is a handmade volume entitled The Rainbow Bridge by Hoffman Birney, signed by the author and dated 1927. It contains photographs and typed pages of prose and a prayer regarding the Rainbow Bridge red sandstone natural formation in Utah.
Background
Hoffman Birney (1891-1958) was an American author born in Philadelphia in 1891, full name Herman Hoffman Birney. He served in the army during the First World War, and afterwards continued to work for the military in the research and development side. He began writing in 1927 and penned a number of novels for both adults and children, mainly Western/cowboy/indian type stories, often historical, plus some non-fictional accounts of American history. Some of the children's westerns were more generally horse stories. As well as writing books he also worked as the western novel critic for The New York Times. Hoffman Birney also wrote under the pseudonym of David Kent.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
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