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McMahon (John R.) papers
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Description
Materials consist largely of original typescripts and typescript copies of John R. McMahon's works, including novels, short articles for publication, a play, and a poem. Also includes rejection letters, press clippings related to McMahon's publication of the work Toilers and Idlers, personal documents, biographical information, correspondence, and more. Many items feature manuscript annotations and corrections. Includes a draft of one piece co-written with his wife Margherita, "The Quicksand." Many of the works are related to the American military presence in Cuba and the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
Background
John Robert McMahon (born 1875) was an author. He wrote novels, plays, and articles, contributing to newspapers and magazines. Born in India, he moved to New York where he attended Genesee Wesleyan Seminary from 1885-1890. McMahon wed Margherita Arlina Hamm (1867-1907) in 1902. Their daughter Arlina Douglas McMahon, a.k.a. Eileen Douglas, was a stage and radio actress and radio script writer.
Extent
3.2 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 oversize box)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. The digital portion of the collection is CLOSED until processed.