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Wesley Halliburton Correspondence


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Halliburton, Wesley, d. 1965

A graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1921), Richard Halliburton wrote a number of best-sellers based on his travel adventures. In fact, he is considered a pioneer of adventure journalism.

The collection consists of four small groups of correspondence between Halliburton and others after the death of his famous son Richard in 1939: 1) with Wilfred Crowell (1939-40) about Richard's fatal trip on his Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, and subsequent business matters related to its disappearance; 2) with Burton Holmes (1940-41) concerning Holmes's interest in developing an illustrated lecture on Richard's life; 3) with Arthur Stringer (1945-48) regarding his use of Richard's research material for a biography of Rupert Brooke, later published as Red Wine of Youth (1948); and with several of Richard's old friends and former college roommates (Princeton Class of 1921), particularly John H. Leh and J. P. Sieberling.

Gift of John Halliburton, March 3, 1987 (AM87-77).

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence with Wilfred Crowell, 1939-1940. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Burton Holmes, 1940-1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Arthur Stringer, 1945-1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Corresondence with Princeton Classmates, 1939-1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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