Early Drafts of Dinner at Belmont Collection
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.
- 1861 April 13-1864 December 16
Conditions Governing Access
Collections are stored offsite and must be requested in advance. See www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.
Conditions Governing Use
The UT Libraries claims only physical ownership of most material in the collections. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants on www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.
0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)
This collection consists of two original drafts of two sections of Dinner at Belmont: "Second Dinner" and "Fourth Dinner."
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.
This collection consists of two folders.
This collection was donated to Special Collections in February 1954.