Includes personal correspondence, speeches, essays, articles,
lectures, notes, manuscripts, manuscript materials for some of Alden's works, and 34
pocket journals (1891-1924). Correspondents include James and Parker Hall, Cheesman A.
Herrick, Frank Hill, Will David Howe, William Jaggard, Edmund James, Harry Stuart Veddar
Jones, W. A. Neilson, A. G. Newcomer, S. A. Tannenbaum, Ashley H. Thorndike, and Henry
R.M. Alden, born in New Hartford, New York in 1873, was the only child of the Reverend
Gustavus R. Alden and Isabella Macdonald Alden (editor of a juvenile publication and
author of numerous Sunday school books and fiction for adult readers). He began his
college career at Rollins College in Florida, a school which would award him an honorary
doctorate in 1910. Alden eventually completed his A.B. in English at the University of
Pennsylvania, graduating in 1894.
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