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Paul Laurence Dunbar Letter, 1905 April 15

 File — Box: 4265.001, Folder: 24

Scope and Contents

Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar writes from Dayton, Ohio, to Mr. Earl N. Hale, in Dayton, Ohio, in response to Hale's request for an autograph. Dunbar writes of a recent illness but expresses much pleasure at recovery and the opportunity to provide the autograph to Hale.


  • 1905 April 15

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

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Biographical / Historical

African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1872, the son of formerly enslaved parents. In addition to poetry, Dunbar--a prolific author--wrote short stories, essays, and novels. Through his writing, Dunbar achieved both national and international fame. His work appeared in Harper's Weekly, the Sunday Evening Post, and numbers of other magazines and journals. He died in 1906 at the age of 33.


From the Collection: 3.8 Linear Feet


Formerly MSS.3351

Local Identifier


Processing Information

Processed by Erin Schmidt, 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266