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Hack mss., 1906-1959

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Miller, Elizabeth, 1878-1961.

Hack mss., 1906-1959

Collection No.
LMC 1490

76 items

Materials are in English

Consists of the papers of author Elizabeth Jane Miller, 1878-1961, born near New Ross, Indiana.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Jane Miller, 1878-1961, was born near New Ross, Indiana. In 1908 she married Oren Stephen Hack, an Indianapolis attorney who died in 1942. Her four published novels were The Yoke in 1904, Saul of Tarsus in 1906, The City of Delight in 1908, and Daybreak in 1915, all issued under her maiden name.


Organized into the following series: I. Biographical materials, II. Correspondence, III. Writings, IV. Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the papers of author Elizabeth Jane Miller, 1878-1961, born near New Ross, Indiana. Correspondents include Amos William Butler and Carrie Belle (Tyler) Fenton. Writings include book reviews, drama, garden column notes, short stories, speeches and longer works. The longer writings include multiple drafts of several novels, often rewritten under different titles, a mixture of holograph, typed, and carbon copies, most of which appear to be unpublished.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Miller, Elizabeth, 1878-1961 --Correspondence.
    • Butler, Amos W. (Amos William), 1860-1937.
    • Topics
    • Novelists, American --Correspondence.
    • Women --United States --Social conditions.

Related Material

Additional materials for Elizabeth Jane Miller can be found in the Bobbs-Merrill mss., 1906-1936, also located at the Lilly Library.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift. 1977
Usage Restrictions
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
Preferred Citation
[Item], Hack mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 Biographical

(1 folder)

Includes genealogical trees, biographical accounts, military history.

Series: Correspondence

Box 1 1921-1959 

(1 folder)

Series: Writings

Subseries: Book Reviews

(1 folder)

Box 1 Plant Hunters of The Andes, by Thomas Harper Goodspeed. T.D.

(8 pp.)

Three Acres & a Mill, by Robert Gathorne-Hardy. T.D.

(6 pp.)

Subseries: Drama

(1 folder)

Box 1 [Palmer, Bishop of Lycia] T.D.

(10 pp.)

[Pilgrim, play in verse] T.D.

(2 drafts, 3 & 4 pp.)

Subseries: Box 1 Garden Column Notes

(1 folder)

Subseries: Short Stories

Box 1 The Broncho-Busting at Grassy. T.D.

(19 pp.)

[Don David] T.D.

(2 drafts, 7 & 3 pp.)

Duty Plus (On the misinterpretation of poetry). T.D.

(20 pp.)

George Wyrick. T.D.

(7 pp.)

Glorious Manning. T.D.

(3 pp.)

[MacHugh] T.D.

(21 pp.)

The Obligee. T.D.

(17 pp.)

The Thirteenth Marti. T.D.

(7 pp.)

Subseries: Speeches

Box 1 Garden Club - An Old, Old Record Replayed (about Vance Johnson's Heaven's Tableland). T.D.

(12 pp.)

Garden Club - Starting Seeds. T.D.

(8 pp.)

History Club - The History of Womankind. T.D.

(13 pp.)

Woman's Club Council - Luis de Santangel. T.D.

(11 pp.)

Norwegian literature speech fragment. T.D.

(1 p.)

Subseries: Longer Works

Box 1 Able Agnes. Three drafts, miscellaneous pages, folder of over-sized pages

(27 folders)

The Buckeen and the Weaver Lass. Two drafts

(24 folders)

David. In preparation in 1918. T.D.

(39 pp.)

Dawn Light on the River. Three drafts

(5 folders)

Box 2 Dawn Light on the River (cont.)

(31 folders)

Hang Virtue. Draft and miscellaneous pages

(5 folders)

The Hyphenate. Including two drafts, dramatic version, miscellaneous pages

(4 folders)

Loaded Dice. Draft and miscellaneous pages

(7 folders)

Red Morning. Draft

(2 folders)

Saul of Tarsus. T.D.

(14 pp.)

Tahmi, the Tramp. Five drafts and miscellaneous pages

(8 folders)

Box 3 Tahmi, the Tramp (cont.)

(25 folders)

Series: Box 3 Miscellaneous

(2 folders)

Includes poem - These are the toilers of the old frontier [first line] A.D. 1p.; children's school papers; and meteorology and aviation notes