Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916

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Birth 1846-12-13
Death 1916-12-31

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American editor and critic.

From the description of Autograph letter signed and typed letters signed (8) : New York, N.Y., etc., to F. A. Duneka, 1900 Apr. 4-1912 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590305

American author.

From the description of Letter, 1900 Apr. 1, Summit, N.J., to Mr. Lockwood [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811909

Author, essayist, and editor Hamilton Wright Mabie was born and educated in New York, earning a law degree from Columbia. He practiced law for several years without enthusiasm, leaving to work for Lyman Abbot's weekly magazine, Christian Union, later renamed Outlook. Mabie gradually established himself as an author, writing numerous books and essays on a variety of subjects. Although he is generally remembered for his overly sentimental self-help books, he made important contributions to American literary tastes with his critical essays and books in the years before World War I.

From the description of Hamilton Wright Mabie letter to My dear Mrs. Goddard, 1898 March 11. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 67612882

Author Hamilton Wright Mabie was primarily a social and literary critic and observer. His reputation has been diminished by the numerous volumes he wrote to provide spiritual uplift to the general public, but in his day Wright was an influential critic, an integral component of American literary society, and popular lecturer and commencement speaker.

From the description of Hamilton Wright Mabie letters and manuscript, 1893-1898. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51907506


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