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Sherwin Cody (AC 1889) Correspondence, 1893-1916
1 archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The collection consists almost entirely of incoming correspondence, mostly concerning social affairs, editorial work, and publishing. Correspondents include a wide range of writers, editors, and artists, including Edmund Gosse, Walter Blackburn Harte, William Dean Howells, Arthur Curtiss James (AC 1889), Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Lee Masters, and William Butler Yeats.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Sherwin Cody Correspondence for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Sherwin Cody Correspondence should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Biographical Note

Alpheus Sherwin Cody (November 30, 1868-April 4, 1959) was an American writer and entrepreneur who developed a long-running home-study course in speaking and writing and a signature series of advertisements asking "Do You Make These Mistakes in English?" A critic of traditional English education, Cody advocated colloquial style and grammar. His course, presented in a patented workbook format which he described as "self-correcting," was purchased by over 150,000 students from its inception in 1918. He published essays, books and articles virtually nonstop from 1893 through 1950. As an Amherst undergraduate, he studied with Professor John Franklin Genung and worked as a secretary to President Julius Hawley Seelye. He was the father of Morrill Cody (AC 1921).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists almost entirely of incoming correspondence, mostly concerning social affairs, editorial work, and publishing. Correspondents include a wide range of writers, editors, and artists, including Edmund Gosse, Walter Blackburn Harte, William Dean Howells, Arthur Curtiss James (AC 1889), Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Lee Masters, and William Butler Yeats.

This collection is organized into one series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Sherwin Cody Correspondence for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Sherwin Cody Correspondence should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Sherwin Cody Correspondence [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Gift of E. Morrill Cody (AC 1921), 1965.

Processing Information

In 2011 the collection was removed from the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection to form its own collection.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English

Contents List
SERIES 1: SHERWIN CODY (AC 1889) CORRESPONDENCE,
1893-1916


Alden, Henry Mills, editor of Harper's Magazine, New York, TL
1894 May 1

Box 1: folder 1
Atherton, Gertrude, 3 ALS to Sherwin Cody (AC 1889).
[ca. 1895]

Box 1: folder 2-4
Bennett, James Gordon, The Herald, New York, New York, ALS
1893 Oct 7

Box 1: folder 5
Cody, Sherwin, TDS (carbon); contract agreement with Anne Shannon Monroe for Those Grey Eyes.
1900 Dec 3

Box 1: folder 6
Cook, John H., 2 TLS, New York, 2 TLS plus envelopes, 2 copies
1896, 1897

Box 1: folder 7-8
Dowden, Edward, 16 ALS
1894-1904

Box 1: folder 9-24
Fullerton, Morton, D'Anglas, France, Paris, ALS
1911 May 2

Box 1: folder 25
Garnett Family, 7 letters
1895-1897, 1904

Box 1: folder 26-32
Gosse, Edmund, n.p., 2 ALS plus 1 envelope
1895

Box 1: folder 33-34
Goudy, Fred. Hingham, Massachusetts, n.p., ALS
1905 Nov 10

Box 1: folder 35
Harte, Walter Blackburn and Grace, (31 letters)
1893-1900

Box 1: folder 36-66
Howells, William Dean, New York, TLS
1894 Jan 4

Box 1: folder 67
James, Arthur Curtiss (AC 1889), New York, 2 ALS, 2 folders
1893 Sep

Box 1: folder 68-69
James, Henry, United Kingdom, London, 6 ALS, 6 folders
1895-1896

Box 1: folder 70-75
Kipling, Rudyard, 2 ALS
1893, 1896

Box 1: folder 76-77
Masters, Edgar Lee, Chicago, to Mrs. Sherwin Cody, Lake Bluff, Illinois, ALS
1916 Mar 9

Box 1: folder 78
Page, Walter Hines, New York, New York, 2 letters, 2 folders
1894

Box 1: folder 79-80
Parker, Gilbert, 4 ALS, 4 folders
ca. 1895

Box 1: folder 81-84
Parker, J.F., New York, ALS
1893 Nov 17

Box 1: folder 85
Reid, Whitelaw, New York, TLS
1894 Jan 27

Box 1: folder 86
Ritenour, John S., Pittsburgh, TLS
1895?

Box 1: folder 87
Smith, Hoke, Washington, D.C., New York, TLS
1893 Jul 5

Box 1: folder 88
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, ALS plus envelope (London)
1895 Aug 16

Box 1: folder 89
Wells, Herbert George, Woking, United Kingdom, ALS
1896

Box 1: folder 90
Yeats, William Butler, Chicago, ALS
[1914 Feb 26]

Box 1: folder 91

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