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Edison Marshall papers


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"The Conqueror" and "Cortez and Marina"

"Cortez and Marina" (cont'd) and "The Serpent and the Sword"

"The Serpent and the Sword" (cont'd) and "The Heart of the Hunter"

"The Heart of the Hunter" (cont'd) and "The Inevitable Hour"

"The Inevitable Hour" (cont'd), "Princess Sophia," and an inscribed photograph to Dr. Archie McNeal

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Edison Marshall papers, 1956-1963 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Title: Edison Marshall papers, 1956-1963Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1956-1963

ID: ASM0128

Creator: Marshall, Edison (1894-1967)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Photographs, Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Edison Marshall was an American adventure and fiction writer active during the 1920s to the 1960s.

The Edison Marshall collection contains six typescripts and an undated photograph inscribed to Dr. Archie McNeal, former dean of the University of Miami Libraries. The typescripts are as follows: A publisher's copy of The Conqueror (1962), a publisher's copy of Cortez and Marina (1963), an original and corrected copy of Cortez and Marina which is titled "The Serpent and the Sword," a publisher's copy of The Heart and the Hunter (1956), a publisher's copy of The Inevitable Hour (1957), and a publisher's copy of Princess Sophia (1958).

Biographical Note

Edison Marshall was born August 29, 1894 in Rensselaer, Indiana. Marshall began his professional career while still a freshman at the University of Oregon, when he sold his first story to Argosy. He entered the army after graduation and received a commission. During the 1920s, he became one of the most successful authors of adventure short stories in America, developing a readership numbering in the millions in Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Reader's Digest. From the 1920s until the end of the 1950s, Edison Marshall was a renowned author of adventure and historical fiction in the United States. A number of his works were transformed into films by 20th Century Fox. Edison received the Gold Cross, Order of Merit from the University of Miami. He died Oct 30, 1967 in Augusta, Georgia.

Subject/Index Terms

Adventure stories, American
Cold War - Propaganda
Marshall, Edison, 1894-1967

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Edison Marshall Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials: The University of Miami Libraries holds a number of titles by Marshall Edison, including all of the typescripts contained in the collection. For more information please see

Preferred Citation: Edison Marshall Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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[Box 1: "The Conqueror" and "Cortez and Marina", 1962, 1963],
[Box 2: "Cortez and Marina" (cont'd) and "The Serpent and the Sword", 1963],
[Box 3: "The Serpent and the Sword" (cont'd) and "The Heart of the Hunter", 1956, 1963],
[Box 4: "The Heart of the Hunter" (cont'd) and "The Inevitable Hour", 1956, 1957],
[Box 5: "The Inevitable Hour" (cont'd), "Princess Sophia," and an inscribed photograph to Dr. Archie McNeal, 1957, 1958, n.d.],

Box 3: "The Serpent and the Sword" (cont'd) and "The Heart of the Hunter", 1956, 1963Add to your cart.

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