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Henry Beston Papers

Summary Information
Title: Henry Beston Papers
Dates: 1966-1970
Creator: Beston, Henry
Extent: 6 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-716
Abstract:
The collection consists of production materials for two titles, including typescripts, a galley proof, and a holograph.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories, 1966

Especially Maine; The Natural World of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence, 1970


Biographical Sketch

Henry Beston (born June 1, 1888 in Boston; died April 15, 1968 in Nobleboro, Maine) was an American writer and naturalist, best known as the author of The Outermost House , written in 1925. Henry Beston Sheahan grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts with his parents, Dr. Joseph Sheahan and Marie Louise (Maurice) Beston Sheahan, and brother George. Beston attended Adams Academy in Quincy before earning his B.A. (1909) and M.A. (1911) from Harvard College. After leaving Harvard, Beston took up teaching at University of Lyon. In 1914 he returned to Harvard as an English department assistant. Beston joined the French army in 1915 and served as an ambulance driver. His service in le Bois le Pretre and at the Battle of Verdun was described in his first book, A Volunteer Poilu . In 1918, Beston became a press representative for the U.S. Navy. Highlights from this period include being the only American correspondent to travel with the British Grand Fleet and to be aboard an American destroyer during combat engagement and sinking. His second book of journalistic work, Full Speed Ahead , described these experiences.

Biographical Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Beston ,2008


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production materials for two titles, including typescripts, a galley proof, and a holograph.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Beston, Henry
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories 1966 
Note Day, Maurice
New York: Holt, 1966
Box MF 83
Typescript, corrected (94 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected partial carbon (55 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, carbon (8 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, carbon (6 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (10 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Galley proof (16 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Especially Maine; The Natural World of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence 1970 
Note  Brattleboro, Vermont: Greene, 1970
Box MF 83
Holograph (12 p.)  Box MF 83