Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Chapman Mss., 1913-1922 and 1933, are the correspondence with and relating to Charles Edmonds Walk, 1875- , Indiana author, from the office file of William Gerard Chapman, 1877-1945, president of the International press bureau, Chicago, Illinois, a literary agency which sold and syndicated short stories, serials, and feature articles in newspapers and magazines in the United States and in several foreign countries. The letters relate to Walk's writings, the publication and syndication of some of his short stories and detective stories, and to attempts to sell motion picture rights to some of his stories.

Biographical material on Chapman appears in The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, XXXIV:279. Walk is included in Indiana authors and their books, 1816-1916... compiled by R.E. Banta. (Crawfordsville, Ind., 1949). p. 328.

In addition to Chapman and Walk the collection includes correspondence of Joseph Brandt, Clifford Howard, S.S. Hutchinson, P.G. Lynch, and George Ethelbert Walsh.

Collection size: 382 items

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