Claude Washburn papers
Scope and Content Note
Collection includes typewritten and handwritten manuscripts, correspondence, and personal effects such as scrapbooks, college papers, and certificates.
- Creation: 1894-1930
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The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Anderesen Library Reading Room.
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Copyright is retained by the copyright holder.
Claude Carlos Washburn was born on October 3, 1883, in Mankato, Minnesota. Washburn was about six years old when the family moved to Duluth in early 1890. He attended prep schools in Florida and Massuchusettes before studying at Harvard, graduating in 1905. After earning his degree, Washburn spent several years in Europe, writing poems, short stories, essays, and plays. In 1914 he published his first novel, "Gerald Northrop." Washburn continued to travel Europe during the first World War, though frequently returning to Duluth; Duluth serves as a backdrop for several pieces of writing. Washburn died in Duluth in 1926 after contracting streptococcic infection.
5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Papers of Minnesota author Claude Carlos Washburn, including correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera.
Mezz (R70, D3, S6-7)
Donated to the Upper Midwest Literary Archives by J.L. Washburn, 2007.
Processed by Upper Midwest Literary Archives staff in 2007.
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