The Papers of Robert (Steed) Dunn in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMST Mss-42

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Creator: Dunn, Robert (Steed)
Title Remainder: Papers. 1896-1932
Dates: 1896-1932
Identification: Mss-42





DUNN, Robert (Steed)

1877 Born, Newport, Rhode Island
1898 Graduated, Harvard University, cum laude
1901 Correspondent, U.S. Dixie expedition, Mt. Pelee, Martinique, W.I.
1903
1906 Explored and climbed Perry, new volcano island, just risen in the Bering Sea
1907 World cruise, U.S. Fleet
1908 Led first ascent of Mt. Wrangell, Alaska
1913 Explored Kanchatka River, Siberia
1916 With General Pershing into Mexico
1918 Commissioned Lt. (j.g.) USN
1919-1922 With U.S. High Commission, Constantinople
1942-1944 Assistant naval attache, Ankara, Turkey
1955 Died, Katonah, N.Y.

Administrative Information

The processing of this collection was supported by a Title II-C grant from the U.S. Department of Education

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Robert (Steed) Dunn was an explorer, author, naval officer, and journalist whose interests carried him into many corners of the world. After his graduation from Harvard in 1898, he travelled the Yukon Trail to the Klondike. He became a journalist upon his return.

Dunn was a correspondent for the Commercial Advertiser under Lincoln Steffens, and was assigned to accompany Cook in his attempt to climb Mount McKinley, Alaska. On this trip he gathered information for his book, Shameless Diary of an Explorer. Other assignments led him to Martinique and on a world cruise with the U.S. Fleet.

As a war correspondent Dunn covered the Russo-Japanese War, the naval cruise to seize Veracruz, and General Pershing's expedition into Mexico against Pancho Villa. During World War I, he was a correspondent for the New York Post, and wrote Five Fronts.

In 1918 he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy, and served as an intelligence officer in London and in Constantinople.

During his later years, Dunn concentrated on horticulture and on writing in his home in Katonah, New York. He wrote two published novels, Youngest World, and Horizon Fever; and one book of verse, And Least Love. World Alive, his autobiography, was published in 1956 after his death.

The papers of Dunn reflect the varied interests and experiences of his life. Diplomatic dispatches report the political situation in the Near East in 1920: fighting among the Armenians, Georgians, and Azerbaijans; and questions of oil rights. Photographs depict his world travels - from the barren Antarctic coast to the slopes of Mt. McKinley in Alaska. And notebooks detail his war experiences in Mexico; and trips to Alaska, Japan, and Central America. There are manuscripts of his published novels and articles; and extensive revisions of his autobiography are included.

The Robert (Steed) Dunn papers are a part of the Vilhjalmur Stefansson Collection on the Polar Regions at Dartmouth College. A gift of the estate of Robert Dunn, these papers occupy approximately 6.5 linear feet.






BOX I

ARTICLES



BY DUNN, PUBLISHED



FOLDER : 1.

The Harvard Monthly



“The Victor”, March, 1896



“Mr. Meredith's Characters”, June, 1896



“Apprentices of Charon”, October, 1896



“To Fireflies”, February, 1898



“The Village of Time”



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Poetry



“Sonnets”



“To the Morning Star”



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Book Reviews



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Editorials



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Outing



“Crossing the Rocky Mountains of the North”, May 1903



“Across the Forbidden Tundra”, January, 1904



“The American Riviera”, March, 1907



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Watson's Magazine



“Behring's Wife”, February, 1906



“The Captain, Davey, and General Kuropatkin”, March, 1906



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Harper's Weekly



“The Hidden Tragedies of the Arctic Whaling Fleet”, 1906



“At Liberty”



“Through the Straits”



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“Crossing the Line with the Fleet”



“The End of the Voyage”



FOLDER : 9.

Pacific Monthly



“The Defiance of Seals”, June, 1909



“The Last Laugh”, October, 1910



FOLDER : 10.

Popular Magazine



“The Ninth Battleship”, July 1, 1911



FOLDER : 11.

The World's Work



“Kemal, the Key to India and Egypt”, May, 1922



FOLDER : 12.

Liberty



“Could 2,000 Troops Take New York?” October, 1932



BY OTHERS



FOLDER : 13.

Brooks, Alfred H., “Mountain Exploration in Alaska”, Alpina Americana



FOLDER : 14.

Gibbon, Percival, “The Trader of the Last Notch”



Graves, Ralph H., “Captains of Industry: August Belmont”



Mendenhall, Walter C., “The Wrangell Mountains, Alaska”, National Geographic, November 1903



Rand, Sturgis B., “Robert E. Peary and his Campaign for the Pole”



AUTOBIOGRAPHY



Early Draft



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Chronology



Outline, first 69 chapters



Memo on the remaining chapters



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Chapters 1-2 pp. 1 - 34



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Chapters 3-4 pp. 35 - 70



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Chapters 5-6 pp. 71 - 102



FOLDER : 19.

Chapter 7 pp. 103 - 120



Final Draft



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Preface



Chapters 1-2 pp. 1 - 18



FOLDER : 21.

Chapters 3-4 pp. 35-50;141-161



FOLDER : 22.

Chapters 5(10) - 6 pp. 76-116



FOLDER : 23.

Chapter 7 pp. 106-120



FOLDER : 24.

Chapter 5 (incomplete) pp. 163-187



FOLDER : 25.

Chapter 6(11) - 7(12), 12 pp. 188-234; 217-234



FOLDER : 26.

Chapter 8 pp. 235-261



Chapter 8(13) Klondike pp. 235-261



Chapter 9 (14) Klondike Winter pp. 262-289



FOLDER : 27.

Chapter 15 pp. 290-320



Chapter 15-16 (incomplete) pp. 290-320



FOLDER : 28.

Chapter 17 pp. 345-370



FOLDER : 29.

Chapters 15-16 (11) pp. 312-333; 321-344



FOLDER : 30.

Chapter 16(11)-17(12) pp. 316-361



FOLDER : 31.

Chapter 18(13)-14 pp. 369-379;283-311



FOLDER : 32.

Chapter 17 pp. 345-368



Chapter 18 Chong Dong, the Bed-bug Quarter pp. 362-382



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Chapter 20 monkey Shines



Chapter 21 Emperor and Admiral pp. 384-437



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Chapter 22



Chapter 23 Guts of the Earth pp. 438-479



FOLDER : 35.

Chapter 24 Squawmen and Woman Mountains



Chapter 25 The Navy South to Magellan Straits pp. 480-527



FOLDER : 36.

Chapter 26 Christmas to the Pacific



Chapter 27 Peruvian Nights and Gunfire. Pelicans. pp. 528-581



FOLDER : 37.

Chapter 28 First Ascent



Chapter 29 pp. 582-618



FOLDER : 38.

Chapters 30-31 pp. 619-672



FOLDER : 39.

Chapter 32 Thirsts



Chapter 33 pp. 673-710



FOLDER : 40.

Chapter 34 Phoenix



Chapter 35 I Do Not Know This Land pp. 711-754



FOLDER : 41.

Chapter 36 unrevised pp. 762-782



Chapter 36 Farewell to Mountains pp. 756-780



FOLDER : 42.

Chapter 37 Tigil to Trafalgar



Chapter 38 The False Alarm pp. 783-829



FOLDER : 43.

Chapter 39 War Eve



Chapter 40 pp. 830-875



FOLDER : 44.

Chapter 41 pp. 876-909



FOLDER : 45.

Chapter 43-44 pp. 910-958



FOLDER : 46.

Chapter 45 Working Royalty



Chapter 46 pp. 960-998



FOLDER : 47.

Chapter 47 Barber-shop Majors



Chapter 48 pp. 999-1046



FOLDER : 48.

Chapter 49-50 pp. 1047-1099



FOLDER : 49.

Chapter 51-52 pp. 1100-1153



FOLDER : 50.

Chapter 53-54 pp. 1154-1208



FOLDER : 51.

Chapter 55 Waffle Tail



Chapter 56 pp. 1209-1261



FOLDER : 52.

Chapter 57 Surrender of German Fleet



Chapter 58 pp. 1262-1318



FOLDER : 53.

Chapter 59-60 pp. 1319-1374



FOLDER : 54.

Chapter 61-12 pp. 1375-1424



FOLDER : 55.

Chapter 63-64 pp. 1425-1458



FOLDER : 56.

Chapter 65-66 pp. 1459-1461; 1587-1614



FOLDER : 57.

Chapter 67-68 pp. 1615-1659



FOLDER : 58.

Chapter 69 pp. 1660-1701



FOLDER : 59.

Chapter 70-71 pp. 1; 1689-1708; 1705-1720



Miscellaneous pages



FOLDER : 60.

pp. 19-65



FOLDER : 61.

pp. 135-137; 143-149; 210-216



FOLDER : 62.

pp. 10-30



FOLDER : 63.

Mount McKinley



Turkey Again pp. 118-141



FOLDER : 64.

Draft of a Trip through Interior Asia Minor pp. 16-45



Drafts of introduction to Autobiography



That was the U.S.S.R.



FOLDER : 65.

Notes



BOX II

BOOKS



FOLDER : 1.

And Least Love, Robert Dunn, 1945



FOLDER : 2.

Santa Claus on the Beach, Robert Dunn, 1914



CORRESPONDENCE



FOLDER : 3.

1896 - 1900, to Dunn



from Christina Baker



from W. Logan



from [E.E. Marritt]



from [?] concerning routes to Klondike



FOLDER : 4.

1907, from Dunn to his family



FOLDER : 5.

1907, to Dunn, concerning his accompanying the U.S. Navy fleet on a Pacific Cruise



from E. C. Lowry



from R. D. Evans



from Rudolf Forster, Acting Secretary to the President



from V. H. Metcalf, Navy Department Secretary



from T. O'H. Cosgrove



from George Buchannan Fife



from Caspar Whitney



1907, to Theodore Roosevelt from George Peabody Wetmore



FOLDER : 6.

1908 - 1910, from Dunn



to “Mac” (draft)



to Secretary of the Navy (draft)



from [Beekon Winchester]



from George Buchannan Fife



from F. W. Crownenshield



from P. E. [Courtney]



from Caspar Whitney



from George Buchannan Fife to Read Admiral Seaton Schroeder



from Seaton Schroeder to Managing Editor, N.Y. Evening Post



from Seaton Schroeder to Managing Editor, Harper's Weekly



from [?] Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department to R. E. MacAlerney



from Wiley to Joseph D. Little



FOLDER : 7.

1911-1912, to Dunn



from [Frank Crownenshield]



from Rutger B. Jewett



from Nathanial [Custer]



from Dunn to Gilman



FOLDER : 8.

1914 - 1916, to Dunn



from John P. [Gavit]



from D. [?]



from Ann Watkins



from A. [?]



from J. W. [Grav]



from E. G. L. (Lowrey)



from [Lithgow] Osborne



from Dodd, Mead, & Co.



from M. G.



from R. G. j



from Sloan Danenhower



from Carl Hovey



from Gilbert



from R. E. MacAlarney



from Edwin Dodd



from Horatio Vasquez



from Howard Brubaker



from Tom



from K. H. Dunn



from Dunn to his family



from Julian Sosa, El Presidente de la Junta to Senor Pedro Abelino Castillano



FOLDER : 9.

1917 - 1918



from Dunn



to his family



to Mac



to Dunn



from Captain Crowell



from Ross S. K.



from Taylor



from Awtrey



from Doubleday Page & Co.



from Bobbs Merrill Co.



from [?]



from Captain R. S. Kingsbury to Brigade Commander



from Gidler to Doc



from Frances A. Shea to Doc



FOLDER : 10.

1920's



to Dunn



from Franklin D. Roosevelt



from David Migham



from Mark S. Bristol



from [?]



to Mr. Buckler from [?]



to Paul Knabenshue from Mark Bristol



Agreement between Robert Dunn and Robert Holden concerning publication of Darkness



FOLDER : 11.

1930's



to Dunn



from C. W. Nimitz



from Dusty



from John Doyle to Thomas B. Hitchcock



FOLDER : 12.

1940's



from Dunn



to Leonard Bacon, draft



to Fred Anthoenson, draft



to Edward Thompson, draft



to Carroll D. Coleman, draft



to George Henry Warner



to Dunn



from George Henry Warner



from Madeline Goddard



from Ann Watkins



from F. A. Melly



from Larry



from [Byme] Hackett



from Leonard Bacon



from Fred Anthoenson



from Wanda Whitman



from Samuel Rapport



to Robert MacAlarney from Frank A. J. Melia



FOLDER : 13.

1950's



to and from Edmund Fuller



to Dunn



from H. D. Keiser



from George D. Whitmore



Bibliography of U. S. Geological Survey. Publications on Radioactive Materials



FOLDER : 14.

Undated letters and fragments



MANUSCRIPTS - ARTICLES AND SHORT STORIES



FOLDER : 15.

“The Ace of Hearts - A Story of the United States Navy”



19 pp.



FOLDER : 16.

“An Alaska Octameron”



FOLDER : 17.

“Brands of Evil”



17 pp.



“The Cabin in the Woods”



FOLDER : 18.

“Finding a Volcano”



30 pp.



“Finding a Great Volcano”



7 pp.



FOLDER : 19.

“Flies in Amber”



FOLDER : 20.

“The Girl from Valhalla”



19 pp.



FOLDER : 21.

“The Great Truce”



13 pp.



“Letters of a U. S. Navy Sub-Chaser Skipper”



31 pp.



FOLDER : 22.

“The Low Comedian: A Story of the Mexican Rebellion”



16 pp.



“Marlowe's Imagination”



2 pp.



FOLDER : 23.

“Minny”



19 pp.



“Mrs. Enoch Arden”



18 pp.



FOLDER : 24.

“The Night of Souls”



13 pp.



“The Ninth Battleship - A Story of the United States Navy”



27 pp.



FOLDER : 25.

“Quainer'atl, the Nature Faker”



7 pp.



“Quainer'atl, the Snow Dog”



8 pp.



“ `Q.E.D.' - A Story of the Mexican Rebellion”



16 pp.



FOLDER : 26.

“The Rise of the Donovans. A Study in Social Selection”



32 pp.



“Routine”



4 pp.



FOLDER : 27.

“The Sins of the Father”



16 pp.



“Sins of the Father. An Easter Story”



15 pp.



FOLDER : 28.

“The Social Climber”



12 pp.



“Taki: Cook's Boy”



26 pp.



FOLDER : 29.

“The Tertia Quae”



15 pp.



“The Unseen Attack Aboard an American Submarine”



17 pp.



FOLDER : 30.

“Von Tirpitz and his Predecessors”



31 pp.



“The White Sneakers”



14 pp.



FOLDER : 31.

“The Woman at the Lighthouse”



20 pp.



“The Woman Delmars Case”



20 pp.



FOLDER : 32-36.

Unnamed articles



MANUSCRIPTS - NOVELS



Darkness



FOLDER : 37.

Chapter 1-2 pp. 1-26



FOLDER : 38.

Chapter 3 pp. 27-55



FOLDER : 39.

Chapter 4-5 pp. 56-85



FOLDER : 40.

Chapter 6-7 pp. 86-117



FOLDER : 41.

Chapters 8-9 pp. 118-154



FOLDER : 42.

Chapter 9-10 pp. 155-196



FOLDER : 43.

Chapter 11 pp. 197-221



FOLDER : 44.

Chapter 12-13 pp. 222-253



FOLDER : 45.

Chapter 14-15 pp. 254-286



FOLDER : 46.

Chapter 16 pp. 287-310



FOLDER : 47.

Chapter 17 pp. 311-337



FOLDER : 48.

Chapter 18 pp. 337-351



FOLDER : 49.

Chapter 18-19 pp. 373-409



FOLDER : 50.

Chapter 20. pp. 410-436



FOLDER : 51.

Chapter 21-22 pp. 437-474



BOX III

Horizon Fever



FOLDER : 1.

Chapter 1-3 pp. 1-27



FOLDER : 2.

Chapter 4-5 pp. 28-57



FOLDER : 3.

Chapter 6 pp. 58-73



FOLDER : 4.

Chapter 7-8 pp. 74-103



FOLDER : 5.

Chapter 9-10 pp. 104-130



FOLDER : 6.

Chapter 11-12 pp. 131-161



FOLDER : 7.

Chapter 13-14 pp. 172-192



FOLDER : 8.

Chapter 15 pp. 193-217



FOLDER : 9.

Chapter 16-17 pp. 218-250



FOLDER : 10.

Chapter 18 pp. 261-276



FOLDER : 11.

Chapter 19 pp. 277-300



FOLDER : 12.

Chapter 20-21 pp. 301-343



The Noble Sacrificer



FOLDER : 13.

Chapter 1-2 pp. 1-21



FOLDER : 14.

Chapter 3-4 pp. 22-51



FOLDER : 15.

Chapter 5 pp. 52-75



FOLDER : 16.

Chapter 6 pp. 76-100



FOLDER : 17.

Chapter 7-8 pp. 101-135



FOLDER : 18.

Chapter 9-10 pp. 136-174



FOLDER : 19.

Chapter 11-12 pp. 175-206



FOLDER : 20.

Chapter 13 pp. 206-227



FOLDER : 21.

Chapter 14-15 pp. 228-257



FOLDER : 22.

Chapter 16 pp. 258-269



MANUSCRIPTS - PLAYS



FOLDER : 23.

The Rubican



Act I



33 pp.



Act II



2 pp.



FOLDER : 24.

Unnamed. (The Narrow No-Man's Land between the German and the English trenches near Ypres)



12 pp., 2 drafts



MANUSCRIPTS - POETRY



And Least Love



FOLDER : 25.

pp. 1-23



FOLDER : 26.

pp. 34-77, 1-2



FOLDER : 27-31.

Miscellaneous



MANUSCRIPTS - MISCELLANEOUS, UNNAMED CHAPTERS



FOLDER : 32.

Chapter 20 Moslem and Missionary



Chapter 21 American and the Giblet



FOLDER : 33.

Chapter 22 Eastward



Chapter 23 “Thalassa!”



FOLDER : 34.

Part 4: The Battle of the Future



FOLDER : 35.

Chapter 1: The Brain of New York



FOLDER : 36.

[Drum and Wrangel]



FOLDER : 37-43.

Miscellaneous pages



MAPS



FOLDER : 44.

Arctic regions



FOLDER : 45.

Wrangell Mountains



FOLDER : 46.

Memoribilia



NEWSCLIPPINGS



FOLDER : 47.

Articles and stories by Dunn



FOLDER : 48-49.

Miscellaneous



BOX IV

NOTEBOOKS



FOLDER : 1.

3 High School Notebooks, Rogers High School, Newport, R.I.



FOLDER : 2.

2 Notebooks from Harvard University



FOLDER : 3.

Poems, 1898



44 pp.



FOLDER : 4.

Poems, 1898



17 pp.



FOLDER : 5.

Book notes and diary, later 1896-August, 1897,



25 pp.



FOLDER : 6.

October, 1898 - March, 1899,



17 pp.



FOLDER : 7.

November 16, 1899 - January 18, 1900



FOLDER : 8.

July 30, 1900 - September 1900, 10 pp. Alaska



FOLDER : 9.

1904, Korea, Japan



25 pp.



FOLDER : 10.

[1907?] Naval Cruise in Central America



125 pp.



FOLDER : 11.

1910-1913



FOLDER : 12.

July 9 - July 24 [1912 or 1913] Submarine Cruise



44 pp.



FOLDER : 13.

May 1915 - September 1915



41 pp.



FOLDER : 14.

1900 - 1921, memos



40 pp.



1900 - 1925, notes



35 pp.



FOLDER : 15.

1915 - 1921, memos for autobiography



25 pp.



FOLDER : 16.

September 8 - September 18 [1913?], War Experiences in Mexico



January, February, August, September, 1920



50 pp.



FOLDER : 17.

September, 1921. U. S. S. Gilmer



10 pp.



FOLDER : 18.

January 30 - March 28 [1928?] Mexico



FOLDER : 19.

1933, Spain



FOLDER : 20.

February 9 - February 24, 1936, Mexico



March 4 - March 26, 1936, Mexico



FOLDER : 21.

February, 1946, Mexico



FOLDER : 22.

1949, account book



FOLDER : 23.

Notes for stories, autobiography



FOLDER : 24.

Finances, volcano position reports, story ideas



FOLDER : 25.

Notes



FOLDER : 26.

Undated, ideas for novels



FOLDER : 27.

Notes, addresses, phone numbers; visitors' calling cards



PAMPHLETS



FOLDER : 28.

Catalogue of Cliff Dwellers' exhibit



California Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 1910



Directory of the Officers and Students of Harvard University, 1897



Muse, Ben. Memoirs of a Swine in the Land of Kultur



FOLDER : 29.

The Ninety-eight Blue Book. The Fleet Annual and Naval Year Book, 1918



PHOTOGRAPHS



FOLDER : 30.

Alaska, Mt. McKinley, 1903. Small album



FOLDER : 31.

Alaska



FOLDER : 32.

Antarctica



FOLDER : 33.

Bering Sea, negatives



FOLDER : 34.

Haiti



FOLDER : 35.

Katonah, New York



FOLDER : 36.

Mexico



FOLDER : 37.

Miscellaneous



FOLDER : 38.

Mountain climbing



BOX V

FOLDER : 1.

World cruise



FOLDER : 2.

World cruise, negatives



REPORTS



Dispatches sent to and received from STANAV, Constantinople



FOLDER : 3-5.

Concerning Caucasus, 1920



FOLDER : 6-7.

Concerning Syria and South Turkey, 1920



FOLDER : 8.

Concerning Turkey, 1920



FOLDER : 9.

General, 1920-1921



FOLDER : 10.

General, 1921



Intelligence Reports



FOLDER : 11.

February 25, 1919 - August 31, 1920. American Embassy, Constantinople, Turkey



FOLDER : 12.

Miscellaneous reports from Turkey, most undated



FOLDER : 13.

Material on Near East Oil Rights, 1919-1920



FOLDER : 14.

Vessels under construction and repair. U.S. Navy





Other Descriptive Data

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February 26, 1962

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Dartmouth College Library

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Dear Stef:

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