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Guide to the Robert L. (Robert Luther) Duffus Papers , 1923-1970
Special Collections M0203  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert L. (Robert Luther) Duffus Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1970
    Collection number: Special Collections M0203
    Creator: Duffus, Robert L. (Robert Luther), 1888-1972.
    Extent: 10.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robet L. Duffus, 1970 and 1973.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Robert L. (Robert Luther) Duffus Papers , M0203, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    A collection of manuscript, and various printer's proofs (galley, page, production) of the books of Robert L. Duffus. Also included are tearsheets of articles and New York Times editorials by Mr. Duffus.
    ADDITION INCLUDES manuscripts of books, newsclips, correspondence (mostly to Duffus)

    Biographical Note

    Robert Luther Duffus was born in Waterbury, Vt., July 10, 1888, the son of John McGlashan and Helen (Graves) Duffus. He obtained his A. B. from Stanford in 1910 and his A. M. in 1911. In addition, he was awarded an honorary L1.D. from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1938.
    Mr. Duffus was a reporter for the San Francisco Bulletin from 1911 - 1913 and editorial writer from 1913 to 1918. He then became an editorial writer for the San Francisco Call from 1918 - 1919 and for the New York Globe from 1919 - 1923. He has been a member of the editorial staff of the New York Times since 1937. Died, Nov, 28, 1972.
    Among the honors awarded are the Chevalier, Legion of Honor and the Phi Betta Kappa Key. Mr. Duffus is an author with books including The Innocents at Cedro (1944), The Valley and Its People (1944), Non-Scheduled Flight (1950), Williamstown Branch (Memoirs) (1959), The Waterbury Record (1960), and The Tower of Jewels (1961).

    Additional Note

    Names added to card file: new cards and additions
    (* -signifies new card)
    * Alphand, Herve
    Anderson, Maxwell
    Bliven, Bruce
    * Brockway, George P.
    Brooks, Van Wyck
    Eisenhower, Dwight D.
    * Gleason, Edgar T. (Scoop)
    Keller, Helen
    * LaGuardia, Fiorello H.
    Older, Fremont
    Sandburg, Carl
    Sterling, J. E. Wallace
    * Sulzberger, Arthur Hays