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Irvin S. Cobb letters, 1923

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Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey


Irvin S. Cobb letters




University of Kentucky Special Collections


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Housed with multiple collections.

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Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2011MS134: [identification of item], Irvin S. Cobb letters, 1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


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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).


  • Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts & Archives.
  • Correspondence.
  • Journalism--Kentucky
  • Journalists.

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