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FT-13286-77

J. Gerald Kennedy
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4600)

William Darby and the Great West: Narratives of a Frontier Traveler

To complete an essay on William Darby, frontier man of letters; study will follow his career and travels, focus attention on his associations with the periodicals of Samuel C. Atkinson--the Saturday Evening Post and the Casket, and discuss the sequence of narratives published from 1829-36 under the pseudonym "Mark Bancroft." A chronological bibliography of Darby's magazine narratives and a selection of six narratives, edited and annotated will be included. Introductory notes will establish the relationship between the individual text and the canon as a whole.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 7/31/1977