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Irvin S. Cobb Letter

A description of his letter at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 8 Feb 2010

Biographical History

Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944) was an American author and humorist. He was best known for his humorous stories of Kentucky life, such as in his book Old Judge Priest.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Irvin S. Cobb Letter consists of a letter written by Cobb to Mrs. Frederick Fuhrer, dated 8 Feb 1928. In the letter, Cobb informs Mrs. Fuhrer that he is not accepting speaking engagements currently, and he will be unable to come to Gloversville, New York to give a lecture as she requested.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

See also the Fred C. Kelly Papers, which contain further correspondence by Cobb.

Subject Headings


Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944.
Fuhrer, Mrs. Frederick.


Authors, American -- 20th century.


Gloversville (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Irvin S. Cobb Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frederick Fuhrer, 1962.

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