Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Haldeman mss. III, 1915-1918, consist primarily of correspondence of Upton Beall Sinclair, 1878-1968, novelist, and members of the staff of the Appeal to Reason, Louis Kopelin, editor, and Walter H. Wayland. The letters relate to the publication of articles by Sinclair and other materials in the Appeal to Reason, to the possible serialization of Sinclair's King Coal, to an attempt by Sinclair to get the Appeal to take over a motion picture of his, The Jungle, and to a suggestion that the Appeal use novels of Sinclair as premiums for subscriptions.

Included in the collection are a letter from Sinclair to Woodrow Wilson, October 22, 1917; a letter from Sinclair to Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, August 1, 1918; undated articles by Sinclair entitled "The hidden woman of Monticello: a study in yellow journalism," "King Coal: a novel and an offer," and "Scenario of 'Colorado'"; and a carbon copy of "Democratic defense: a practical program for socialism," signed by William James Ghent, Mrs. Charmian (Kittredge) London, Charles Edward Russell, Mrs. Mary Craig (Kimbrough) Sinclair, Upton Beall Sinclair, George Sterling, James Graham Phelps Stokes, and William English Walling.

Collection size: 58 items

Related manuscripts: Haldeman mss., Haldeman mss. II

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