Collection inventory

Finding Aids

Edwin Thomas Whiffen Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: circa 1960

Revision history:
3 Dec 2009 converted to EAD (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Whiffen, Edwin Thomas, b. 1874.
Title: Edwin Thomas Whiffen Papers
Dates: circa 1957
Quantity: 0.8 linear feet
Abstract: Papers of the American author. Collection consists of manuscripts of plays, poems, and a translation of a Greek play.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Edwin T. Whiffen was a teacher in New York, and an author of plays, poems, translations, and non-fiction.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Edwin T. Whiffen Papers consists of manuscripts, including plays, poems, a translation of a Greek play, and unidentifiable material in manuscript form.

Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged in alphabetical order by type and within that by title.


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Subject Headings


Whiffen, Edwin Thomas, b. 1874.


Authors, American -- 20th century.
Dramatists, American.
Poets, American -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Edwin Thomas Whiffen Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents



Box 1 The Idealist
Box 1 The King Who Would Be a Socialist
Box 1 The Magnophile
Box 1 The New Squeal, or, These Lunatic Years
Box 1 The Opportunist
Box 1 Prometheus
Box 1 Prometheus Bound
Box 1 Prometheus Loosed (2 copies)
Box 1 The Realist
Box 1 The Republican
Box 1 The Socialist Who Would Be a King
Box 1 Tyrant Fortune
Box 2 Choice of Roads - illustrated by Mayme Sellers Leonetti
Box 2 Flames and Silver Birches
Box 2 Mocking Water and Other Poems
Box 2 The Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus
Box 2 Unidentified