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Melville Cane papers, 1901-1979 

Cane, Melville, 1879-1980
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22 linear feet (46 boxes 5 volumes)
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Biographical Note

American poet & lawyer. whose career included important achievements in the fields of copyright law, book publishing, and the writing and publishing of poetry.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, and books of Melville H. Cane. Among the correspondents are Van Wyck Brooks, Carl Jung, Lewis Mumford, William Saroyan, Upton Sinclair, Felix Frankfurter, Jessamyn West, and W.H.Auden. Included is a scrapbook of newspaper articles by Cane, written chiefly for the "New York Evening Post". He served as the Columbia University correspondent during 1901 and 1902, when he was studying for his degree at the School of Law