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Ernest Earnest personal papers


Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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Ernest P. Earnest taught English at Temple University for 40 years, from 1927 to 1969. From 1946 to 1951, he headed the Temple campus in Havertown, Delaware County, one of several campuses created in the aftermath of World War II to accommodate returning veterans. Earnest's published works include several books on the history of literature and the city of Philadelphia. His books include a biography of John and William Bartram, The Uses of Prose, and The Volunteer Fire Company: Past and Present.

The papers of this Philadelphia university teacher and writer include manuscripts for both published and unpublished works focusing on Earnest's interests in the history of literature and Philadelphia subjects, such as botanist John Bartram and volunteer fire companies. The collection also includes readers comments on his work, correspondence with his agent and publishers, English exam questions, programs, photographs, and clippings.

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