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 Van Dyke.
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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