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Finding Aid for the Will Levington Comfort Papers, 1910-1932
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Description
Will Levington Comfort (1878-1932) was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was a newspaperman (1890s), a war correspondent and author. He also issued two periodicals chiefly concerned with spiritualism. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, printed material and drafts of his novels, including a draft of a novel by his daughter, Jane Levington Comfort.
Background
Comfort was born on January 17, 1878 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; served in the cavalry in the Spanish-American War; newspaperman in Cincinnati in the 1890s; war correspondent in the Philippines for the Detroit Journal, and in Japan and Russia for the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1904; published books include: Routledge Rides Alone (1910), Fate Knocks at the Door (1912), Red Fleece (1915), The Autobiographical Midstream: a Chronicle at Halfway (1914), and Apache (1931); from South Pasadena, California he issued two periodicals, The Glass Hive and Reconstruction Letters, which were chiefly concerned with spiritualism; he died on November 2, 1932.
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.