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Irvine (Alexander) Autograph Collection
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Description
An autograph collection compiled by Alexander Fitzgerald Irvine, Irish-American author and minister.
Background
Alexander Fitzgerald Irvine (1863-1941), was an author and Congregationalist minister. He was born on January 19, 1863 in Antrim, Ireland, son of James and Anna (Gilmore) Irvine. He entered the British Navy and served in the Mediterranean Sea; during a furlough he graduated from Oxford University, 1887-1888. After moving to the United States in 1888, Irvine enrolled in Yale Divinity School and was ordained at Yale University, 1900-1904. From 1916-1918, Irvine was the chief morale raiser of the British Army in France. He authored such books as The Master and the Chisel (1904), My Lady of the Chimney Corner (1913), God and Tommy Atkins (1916), A Fighting Parson (1930 Autobiography), and Anna's Wishing Chair (1938). Irvine died on March 15, 1941 in Hollywood, California.
Extent
2.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
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