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Rifkind (Emilie Michel) collection of H.L. Mencken letters
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Description
The collection consists of letters written by H.L. Mencken to Louis Michel, Mrs. Louis Michel, and their daughter Emilie Michel Rifkind. Also included are Mencken's wedding announcement and calling card, a clipping from the Baltimore Sun about a piece by Michel, and letters from Princeton University librarian Julian Boyd to Emilie Rifkind about the letters. H.L. Mencken (1880-1956 was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, and cultural critic. Louis Michel, a German immigrant, met Mencken in Baltimore, where Michel was a lauded poet and sheriff's deputy. The two developed a life long friendship.
Background
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956 was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, and cultural critic. Louis Michel, a German immigrant, met Mencken in Baltimore, where Michel was a lauded poet and sheriff's deputy (see Baltimore Sun, "Hon. Louis Michel Tells of His Home in Germany", January 27, 1907 and "Louis Michel to Return", May 1907). The two developed a life long friendship.
Extent
0.21 linear feet. 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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