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Guide to the R. L. (Robert Luther) Duffus Papers , 1903-1971
Special Collections M0302  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: R. L. (Robert Luther) Duffus Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1971
    Collection number: Special Collections M0302
    Creator: Duffus, R. L. (Robert Luther), 1888-1972.
    Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    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 Mrs. Robert L. Duffus, 1975-1978, and Mrs. William Duffus, 1979.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] R. L. (Robert Luther) Duffus Papers , M0302, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Robert Luther Duffus, a novelist with more than six published works, was born in Waterbury, Vermont, July 10, 1888 and received his A.B. from Stanford in 1910 and his A.M. in 1911. He worked for the San Francisco Bulletin (1911-1918), the San Francisco Call (1918-1919), the New York Globe (1919-1923), and the New York Times (1937-1971). He died November 28, 1972.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, clippings, photographs, certificates, and publications. Letters are primarily from Robert Duffus to his brother, William (1903-1969). Photographs are of Duffus at various times during his life, from high school graduation (1905) to a photograph taken in 1960.