Frederic-Moffett papers Edit


MSS 116 large


  • 1884 – 1970 (Creation)


  • .9 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box (6 folders) + 1 card file box



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Frederic-Moffett papers, MSS 116, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    A gift of Mrs. W.B. Moffett.

  • Processing Information

    Processing infromation is unknown.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Harold Frederic was an American novelist, journalist, and European correspondent for the New York Times. He was born in Utica, New York in 1856 and died on October 19, 1898 in England at the age of 42. Wallace B. Moffett (b. 1889), a professor in the English Department at Michigan State University in the 1940s, made a study of the career of Harold Frederic.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains correspondence collected by Wallace B. Moffett, a professor in the English Department at Michigan State University in the 1940s, for his study of the career of Harold Frederic, an American author. The correspondence of Harold Frederic includes Frederic's letters to Charles Miller (editor of the New York Times) and others including Grover Cleveland. There are also letters addressed to Frederic and Miller by various correspondents. The collection also includes some correspondence and research notes of Prof. Wallace B. Moffett. Most of the letters in this collection were later published in The Correspondence of Harold Frederic, edited by George E. Fortenberry, et al (Fort Worth, Tex.: Texas Christian University Press, 1977)

  • Arrangement

    The arrangment is chronological.

  • General

    Box size varies.