CD: Beginnings of Literary Culture in the Ohio Valley, Historical and Biographical Sketches

CD: Beginnings of Literary Culture in the Ohio Valley, Historical and Biographical Sketches

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CD: Beginnings of Literary Culture in the Ohio Valley, Historical and Biographical Sketches - W. H. Venable, LL.D.. "More than twenty years ago, in preparing for publication a series of articles on the libraries of Cincinnati, the writer had occasion to glance through a good many books of western origin, and to examine files of the earliest newspapers and magazines issued in the Central States. This incidental rummage through the alcoves of a dozen dusty libraries led to further investigation, and awakened curiosity to study the intellectual agencies which created the first literary institutions in the Ohio Valley. Various items of information concerning local writers and writings, from print and manuscript, and from the stored memory of persons acquainted with the general subject, furnished a stock of material which seemed worth preserving." An extensive table of contents guides the reader through the material presented in this volume: travelers and annalists, pioneer printing presses, early periodicals, libraries, schools, preachers, political oratory, literary institutions, poets and story-writers, Dr. Daniel Drake, Timothy Flint, Judge James Hall, George Dennison Prentice, Edward Deering Mansfield, William Davis Gallagher, Amelia B. Welby and Alice Cary. A subject, place and fullname index also provides easy access to information. (1891), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 534 pp. 101-CD2658 ISBN: 0788426583