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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1946-1950
Creator:
Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973, Author
Extent: 5.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) was an American writer best known for her popular (and occasionally controversial) biographies of prominent American and English historical figures. Her books were great successes in the popular market, but sometimes received criticism from academics for their occasional re-imagining of historical occurrences. This collection includes 5 boxes of material related to her 1950 biography of John Adams, John Adams and the American Revolution. It includes two full drafts of the book, organized by chapter, with each chapter containing various revisions. It also includes various versions of the book’s prologue, source notes, and bibliography, as well as notes and corrections, along with a statement by Drinker Bowen explaining her biographical methods.
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Catherine Drinker Bowen drafts of John Adams and the American Revolution
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Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1229
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1946-1950
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Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) was an American writer best known for her popular (and occasionally controversial) biographies of prominent American and English historical figures. Her books were great successes in the popular market, but sometimes received criticism from academics for their occasional re-imagining of historical occurrences. This collection includes 5 boxes of material related to her 1950 biography of John Adams, John Adams and the American Revolution. It includes two full drafts of the book, organized by chapter, with each chapter containing various revisions. It also includes various versions of the book’s prologue, source notes, and bibliography, as well as notes and corrections, along with a statement by Drinker Bowen explaining her biographical methods.
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1940s 1950s
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English
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Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973 Adams, John, 1735-1826
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Drafts (documents) Writings (documents)