File 256 - Emanuel, Victor Rousseau, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

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Emanuel, Victor Rousseau, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

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  • 1908-1943 (Creation)
    International Press Bureau

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20 cm of textual records

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The International Press Bureau was a literary agency in Chicago, Ill. owned first by William Gerard Chapman and after his death by his son Gerard. Chapman sold and syndicated pieces for newspaper and magazine features, mostly in the United States.

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Type- and manuscript letters received from Emanuel, and carbon copies of letters sent to him in return. The letters are predominantly about the development, writing and publication of stories by Emanuel under his own name or one of his pseudonyms, as well as serializations by other authors Emanuel admired or drew inspiration from, and rates paid for published stories. Exchanges of a more personal nature appear through out, touch on topics such as the potential purchase of land, plans for a trip to Quebec or Sault Ste. Marie, etc.

Titles referenced include to:

  • Anne Ives, Mascot (1911)
  • Big Muskeg (1921)
  • Captain Mark (1918)
  • Death March, The (1910)
  • Devil Chair, The (1912)
  • Flights of Francois (1918)
  • Fool's Mirth (1912)
  • Isabel Marston (1912-)
  • Labyrinth, The (1918)
  • Last of the Family, The (1918)
  • League of Lost Causes, The (1912)
  • Leaves from a Diplomatist's Notebook (1918)
  • Lion's Jaws (1919)
  • Man With the Camera Eyes, The (1912)
  • Messiah of the Cylinder, The (1918)
  • Minitaur, The (1918)
  • Monsieur Loup (1943)
  • Quest of Gentle Hazard, The (1912)
  • Saul and David (1918)
  • Sea Demons (1918)
  • Under the Black Flag (1911-)
  • Valley of the Sleeping Slaves, The (1919)
  • White Lily Murder, The (1921)
  • Wooden Spoil (1918)

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Many of the letters are fragile due to being carbon copies of originals.

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List of writing titles is incomplete and should not be taken as a definitive overview of file contents.

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Unexplained absence of correspondence between 1912 and 1918 - only one letter from 1916 and another from 1917 appear in file. Letters from January 1918 between Chapman to Emanuel allude to a possible falling over money or a miscommunication about regional publication rights, particularly as they pertain to England. A letter dated January 11, 1918 quotes from letters exchanged between 1915 and 1916, indicating correspondence continued between 1912-1918 despite their absence from the file.

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