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Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946

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dates 1869–1946
city Indianapolis
stateIN
other citiesPrinceton, NJ; Kennebunkport, NE;
gender M
historical notes Indianapolis novelist and playwright, Tarkington was an early member of the Dramatic Club, and an art collector. During his later years he spent about half the year at his home in Kennebunkport, Me.

Tarkington was a collector of antique furniture and of paintings, particularly of English portraits of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He was a trustee of the John Herron Art Museum in Indianapolis.

He carried on an extensive correspondence with the Silberman brothers in New York, and used them as the basis for his stories about Rumbin Galleries.
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1930-1940
1940-1950
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Indiana Historical Society Booth Tarkington Collection, ca. 1850-1979. see details...
University of Virginia Library Papers of Booth Tarkington, 1892-1945 see details...