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Irving Bacheller Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 17 Jul 2009

Biographical History

Addison Irving Bacheller (1859-1950) was an American journalist and writer, and founder of the Bacheller Syndicate, the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. His novels, many of which were best-sellers, include The Master of Silence (1892), Still House of O'Darrow (1894), Eben Holden (1900), The Light in the Clearing (1917), and A Man for the Ages (1920).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Irving Bacheller Collection consists of memorabilia relating to a luncheon Bacheller attended at New York's Century Association in 1944. The collection contains a brief poem in Bacheller's hand which was his toast at the luncheon, and a typed sheet from an unknown person giving the story behind the toast. The collection also includes a photograph dated 1914 signed by Bacheller and his souvenir printed and slip-cased menu from the luncheon.

Arrangement of the Collection

Items are in no particular order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Refer to the Classic Catalog for related cataloged material, including several of Irving Bacheller's books.

Subject Headings


Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950.

Corporate Bodies

Century Association (New York, N.Y.)


Journalists -- United States.
Novelists, American.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Irving Bacheller Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1966.

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