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Walter D. Edmond's
papers focus on three of his works of fiction for children and young adults.
The collection contains only corrected typescripts.
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Matchlock Gun Story of Richard Storm, 1971
Matchlock Gun, 1942
Story of Richard Storm, 1974
Walter D. Edmonds was born July 15, 1903, in Boonville, NY; died
January 28, 1998, in Utica, NY. Most of his books are part history, part
fiction and were set in Mohawk Valley in the Adirondack region of upstate New
York, where he grew up. He received the Newbery Medal in 1942 for
The Matchlock Gun. In 1976 he won the National
Book Award for Bert Breen's Barn. Drums Along the Mohawk was his best-known
historical novel and was on the bestseller list for two years. In 1939 it was
made into a movie starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert.
Biographical Source: Something About the
Author , vol. 99, p. 78
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains typescripts for three titles published between
1941-1974. The typescripts are not complete for each title.
- The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
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Beaver Valley Matchlock Gun Story of Richard Storm
Note New York: Dodd, Mead, 1971
Box MF 290
(51) Box MF 290
Matchlock Gun 1942
Note New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942
Box MF 290
(26) Box MF 290
Story of Richard Storm 1974
Note Boston: Little, Brown, 1974
Box MF 290
(9 ) Box MF 290