This collection chiefly contains correspondence related to
American author and illustrator Don Blanding (1894-1957).The majority of the
correspondence is by Arthur J. Babcock, Blanding's literary representative with
Dodd, Mead and Company, related to scheduling autograph tours.
Don Blanding (1894-1957) was an author and illustrator. He was born on November 7,
1894, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He married Dorothy Binney Putnam on June 13, 1940 and
later divorced her in 1945. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army from
1942-1943. His work include Vagabond’s House, 1928;
Virgin of Waikiki, 1929; Hula
Moons, 1930; Songs of the Seven Senses,
1931; Stowaways in Paradise, 1931; The Rest of the Road, 1937; Drifter’s
Gold, 1939; Floridays,
1940; Pilot Bails Out, 1943; Today Is Here, 1946; Mostly
California, 1948; A Grand Time
Living, 1950; Joy Is an Inside Job, 1953;
Aloha, 1955. He lived both in California and in Hawaii.
He died on June 9, 1957.
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