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Early Drafts of Dinner at Belmont Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0012

This collection consists of two original drafts of two sections of Dinner at Belmont: "Second Dinner" and "Fourth Dinner." These revisions are undated, but many of them do appear in the final publication.

Dates

  • 1861 April 13-1864 December 16

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Abstract

This collection consists of two original drafts of two sections of Dinner at Belmont: "Second Dinner" and "Fourth Dinner."

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Leland Crabb was born on January 22, 1884 in Plum Springs, Kentucky. Crabb attended Peabody College at Vanderbilt where he earned his B.S. (1916) and his Ph.D. degrees. Crabb then earned his M.A. from Columbia University (1925). He first taught at Western Kentucky University but in 1927 he was invited back to be Professor of Education at Peabody College. He remained there until his retirement in 1949.

Among being a teacher, Crabb was also a successful writer. He is most well-known for his three historic novels: Dinner at Belmont, Supper at Maxwell House, and Breakfast at the Hermitage. All three novels take place in Nashville during the Civil War. Dinner at Belmont, Crabb’s most successful work, focuses on Nashville's story through the Civil War between the States. Alfred Crabb died in Lexington, Kentucky on October 1, 1979.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in February 1954.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480