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   Samuel Loveman Correspondence 1911-1976.

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Preferred Citation

Samuel Loveman Correspondence. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence sent to the New York bookseller, poet, and collector, Samuel Loveman.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0806
Bib ID:4079049 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Loveman, Samuel, 1887-1976.
Title:Samuel Loveman Correspondence 1911-1976.
Physical description:0.42 linear ft. ( 1 document box)
Language(s):In English.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

The Samuel Loveman Correspondence collection contains letters primarily sent to Loveman by friends, colleagues, and admirers. Subjects written about include the legacy and growing interest in author Hart Crane and Loveman's connection to him, antiquarianism, and books. There is a small amount of letters complimenting Loveman on his poetry. Sculptor Ahron Ben-Shmuel is well represented in the collection with letters spanning several decades.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Samuel Loveman Correspondence. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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Antiquarian booksellers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ben-Shmuel, Aron, 1903-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Booksellers and bookselling.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gay authors--New York (City)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Loveman, Samuel, 1887-1976PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PoetryPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Samuel Loveman was born in 1887 in Cleveland, Ohio. An aspiring poet, Loveman left the Midwest in order to pursuer his career as a writer and to live an openly gay lifestyle. He moved to New York City in the early 1920s where he made the acquaintance of several prominent authors including Ambrose Bierce, Hart Crane, and H.P. Lovecraft. Loveman owned a bookstore named the Bodley Bookshop in Manhattan with his partner David Mann. He wrote two books, The Hermaphrodite was a poem published in July 1926 and subsequently republished with additional poems in 1936 and Twenty-One Letters, a collection of letters sent to him by Ambrose Bierce. He also published The Sphinx in 1944. Loveman died in relative obscurity at the Jewish Home and Hospital in 1976.

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