Irvin S. Cobb letters

Descriptive Summary

Title
Irvin S. Cobb letters
Date
1923
Creator
Cobb, Irvin S., (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Journalism--Kentucky
Journalists.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS134: [identification of item], Irvin S. Cobb letters, 1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944) was a journalist, author, and entertainer born in Paducah, Kentucky. Cobb worked as a reporter for the Paducah Daily News at the the age of sixteen, and became managing editor of the paper three years later. He subsequently worked for newspapers in Cincinnati and Louisville. In New York he worked for Joseph Pulitzer's evening and sunday World from 1905 to 1911. He was a very successful, frequently anthologized author of short stories and a staff contributor to the Saturday Evening Post (1911-1922) and Cosmopolitan magazine (1922-1932). Later in life he worked as a writer and actor in Hollywood.
Scope and Content
The Irvin S. Cobb letters include two letters from Irvin S. Cobb, one to Irving R. Boen (undated) and the other to W. J. Funk (February 26, 1923).

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