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Contains 29 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on James Whitcomb Riley

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 52
Scope and Contents The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1891 - 1951

Letters written by James Whitcomb Riley, 1891 - 1901

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 1
Scope and Contents Series one contains three letters written by Riley to Mrs. Anna S. Brown, and they all pertain to "the old lisping jingle." There is one other letter written by Riley to fellow poet, Henry Abbey.
Dates: 1891 - 1901

Letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece), 1949 - 1951

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1949 - 1951

Letters written by Nora L. Luce to Mary R. Payne (Riley’s Sister), and Related Booklets, 1929 - 1935

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1929 - 1935

Letter written by James Whitcomb Riley to fellow poet, Henry Abbey, January 19, 1891

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 1, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series one contains three letters written by Riley to Mrs. Anna S. Brown, and they all pertain to "the old lisping jingle." There is one other letter written by Riley to fellow poet, Henry Abbey.
Dates: January 19, 1891

Letter written by James Whitcomb Riley to Mrs. Anna S. Brown, November 20, 1892

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 1, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series one contains three letters written by Riley to Mrs. Anna S. Brown, and they all pertain to "the old lisping jingle." There is one other letter written by Riley to fellow poet, Henry Abbey.
Dates: November 20, 1892

Letter written by James Whitcomb Riley to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown, January 22, 1900

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 3
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 1, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series one contains three letters written by Riley to Mrs. Anna S. Brown, and they all pertain to "the old lisping jingle." There is one other letter written by Riley to fellow poet, Henry Abbey.
Dates: January 22, 1900

Letter written by James Whitcomb Riley to Mrs. Anna S. Brown, December 9, 1901

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 4
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 1, Item 4
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series one contains three letters written by Riley to Mrs. Anna S. Brown, and they all pertain to "the old lisping jingle." There is one other letter written by Riley to fellow poet, Henry Abbey.
Dates: December 9, 1901

Letter written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne, October 19, 1949

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: October 19, 1949

Letter written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne, December 26, 1949

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: December 26, 1949

Letter written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne, January 19, 1950

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 3
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: January 19, 1950

Letter written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne, June 12, 1950

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 4
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: June 12, 1950

Letter written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne, June 16, 1950

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 5
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: June 16, 1950

Letter written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne, November 24, 1950

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 6
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 6
Scope and Contents (These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb Riley.]
Dates: November 24, 1950

Two short notes addressed to "Dear Lesley", circa 1950

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 7
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 7
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: circa 1950

Two sheets of notations on Riley and miscellaneous subjects, 1950

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 8
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 8
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1950

Western Union telegram sent to Lesley Payne, "Roses Received Ever So Lovely Hope Your James Books Arrived, Marguerite", March 11, 1951

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 9
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 9
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: March 11, 1951

"Seeks Material On Hoosier Poet," to the Editor of the Star, no publication information available, undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 10
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 10
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: undated

Two small sheets of notations, undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 11
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 2, Item 11
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: undated

Sale, (Chic) Charles. The Specialist. St. Louis, Missouri: Specialist Publishing Company, 1929

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 3, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1929

Sale, (Chic) Charles. I’ll Tell You Why. St. Louis, Missouri: Specialist Publishing Company, 1930

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 2
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 3, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1930

Sale, (Chic) Charles. At the Sign of the "Liberty Bell." Oil City, Pennsylvania: The Penzoil Company, 1930

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 3
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 3, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1930

Letter written by Nora L. Luce to Mary R. Payne (Riley's sister), January 20, 1931

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 4
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 3, Item 4
Scope and Contents (Letter asks Payne if Riley wrote "The Passing of the Backhouse."
Dates: January 20, 1931

Greer, William Royal. Gems of American Architecture. Indianapolis, Indiana: State Machinery Company, Incorporated, 1935

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 5
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 3, Item 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: 1935

James Whitcomb Riley's, "The Passing of the Backhouse", undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 6
Identifier: MSP 52, Series 3, Item 6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Collection on James Whitcomb Riley consists of a group of four letters written by James Whitcomb Riley: one autographed, signed letter to fellow poet Henry Abbey; and a group of three autographed, signed letters, all to Mrs. Anna Smith Brown of Indianapolis, all in regards to "an old lisping jingle." There are six letters written by Marguerite Young to Miss Lesley Payne (Riley's niece) in Indianapolis. These long letters are about her writings, a novel, and a biography of James Whitcomb...
Dates: undated