Alfred Leland Crabb Supper at the Maxwell House manuscript

Abstract

The Alfred Leland Crabb Supper at the Maxwell House manuscript (dated circa 1943; 0.25 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of a manuscript of Crabb's second novel.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alfred Leland Crabb Supper at the Maxwell House manuscript
Creator
Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979
Extent
0.25 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Novelists.
Historical fiction.
Authors, American -- Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Alison Sperry
Preferred Citation
60m114 : [identification of item], Alfred Leland Crabb Supper at the Maxwell House manuscript, circa 1943, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Author and educator, Alfred Leland Crabb (1884-1979) was born in Warren County, Kentucky, to James Wade Crabb and Annie Arbuckle Crabb. Crabb received degrees from Bethel College, George Peabody College (currently a part of Vanderbilt University), the University of Chicago, and Columbia University. He received a Ph.D. from George Peabody College in 1925. During his long career as an educator, he served as a teacher and principal at rural schools in Kentucky and Louisiana. Additionally, he was a professor of education at Western Kentucky University and Peabody College. Crabb retired in 1949.
Along with serving as the editor of the Peabody Journal of Education, Crabb was well known for his historical fiction. His works include Dinner at Belmont, Supper at the Maxwell House, Breakfast at the Hermitage, Lodging at the Saint Cloud, A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamauga, and Home to Tennessee. His novels focus on Nashville, early Tennessee history, and Southern culture.
Crabb married Bertha Gardner in 1911; they had one son, Alfred Leland Crabb, Jr.
Harwell, Sara. Alfred Leland Crabb. The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Tennessee Historical Society. October 29, 2009. Accessed November 2, 2015.
Scope and Content
The Alfred Leland Crabb Supper at the Maxwell House manuscript (dated circa 1943; 0.25 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of a manuscript of Crabb's second novel. The manuscript is 520 pages long and contains handwritten edits.

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Contents of the Collection

Supper at the Maxwell House manuscript, circa 1943

  • Box 1, folder 1-3
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