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E. B. Osborn letters

Identifier: MS 0135
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters from Edward B. Osborn, author, journalist and Literary Editor of the "Morning Post"; to James Nicol Dunn, Editor of "Black and White" and "Morning Post." The correspondence deals with reviewing books, writing articles and mentions such figures as Thomas Paine, Whistler, Robert Louis Stevenson, Botticelli, and others. Included in the collection are "A Japanese Poet", "Humour's Holy of Holies", and a copy of a George Washington letter.


  • Creation: 1892 - 1909


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Osborn , E. B. Letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical Notes

Edward Bolland Osborn was born in 1867, He was an author and literary editor of the "Morning Post." He travelled extensively and had visited most European countries.

James Nicol Dunn was born in Kincardineshire in 1856. Although trained in law, Dunn devoted his life to journalism and became editor for several publications including "Black and White"; "Morning Post"; "Manchester Courier"; among others. He died in 1919.

Excerpted from introductory remarks in this bound volume of E.B.Osborn letters. Author unknown.


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Language of Materials



The collection consists of autographed correspondence between Edward Bolland Osborn (1867-1938) and James Nicol Dunn (1856-1919) between the years 1892 and 1909. The bound letters reveal a wide range of topics and interests that the two men shared from reviewing books and writing articles to professional achievements. The volume contains some biographical information about the two correspondents as well as a prepared index of topics and individuals mentioned in the letters.


This material is arranged as one series of correspondence, in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

The Papers were purchased from Myers (dealer) in 1958.

Guide to the E. B. Osborn letters, 1892-1909
Anthony Potoczniak
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA