Collection ID: LMC 2737
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Hopkins, Edwin, 1876-
Abstract:
The Hopkins, Edwin mss. consists of four unpublished plays by author and translator Edwin S. Hopkins, 1876-.
Extent:
1 Box (1 standard)
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Hopkins, Edwin mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Edwin Hopkins was born October 8, 1876, in Indiana. His translations of Maxim Gorky from the early twentieth century have survived in published form, while his own plays no longer seem to be extant except in manuscript. He claimed in 1908 to be the inventor of the Hopkins talking motion pictures—"the first and only practicable combination of phonograph and cinematograph"—and served as President of the Playwrights League of New York.

Scope and Content:

The Hopkins, Edwin mss. consists of four unpublished plays by Edwin S. Hopkins, Jr. The manuscripts in this collection are Hopkins's own copies, reproduced from typescript: The Old Brick Walk; Her Future: a Drama in Four Acts; The Shop-Worn Wife; and The Secret of Sunset Lode.

Collection size: 4 items

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 2010
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged in the following order: I.The Playwright League. New York. The Secret of Sunset Lode. II. Her Future. III. The Old Brick Wall.

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Literature--translating
Theater

Access

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PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Hopkins, Edwin mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu