A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, and Other Materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives

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The Fighting Sinclairs, [c. 1931].

This four-hundred-page history of Mr. Sinclair's distinguished naval ancestors has never been published. Mr. Albert Mordell wrote the text; Mr. Sinclair helped to revise it and provided an introduction.

a. Title page.
b.-e. Four pages of table of contents.
f. First page of text.

Typescript with autograph revisions.


II. JUVENILIA
Photograph, [ 1884].

Upton Sinclair, age six.

Photograph, [ 1886].

Upton Sinclair, age eight.

Photograph, [c. 1888].

Upton Sinclair and friends. Sinclair is wearing the tall "dunce" cap.

Merit roll book, [ 1893].

Front cover: "Merit Roll of the College of the City of New York. First and second academic terms. September, 1892, to June, 1893." While Sinclair was a member of the subfreshman class, his examination scores and conduct were good enough to give him a ranking of 12th out of 263. His highest grade was in mathematics, his lowest in English.

"Tommy junior the Second," by Upton B. Sinclair Jr.

In Argosy, XX (April to September, 1895), 357-62.

Sinclair's first printed story, for which he was paid $25.

Scrapbook, [c. 1894-97].

Bound in brown cloth.

This Scrapbook, kept by the author's mother, contains nearly 150 examples of Sinclair's juvenile writings. Represented are riddles, jingles, poems, stories, jokes, and cartoon captions from 1894-97. [See Plate I, page 50.]

Framed photograph, 1897.

The senior class of '97 and faculty, College of the City of New York. Mr. Sinclair is farthest to the left in the fourth row.


III. "THE FICTION FACTORY"
Mark Mallory's Heroism; or, First Steps Toward West Point. By Lieutenant Frederick Garrison, U.S.A. [ Upton Sinclair]. In Army and Navy Weekly, Vol. I, No. 2 ( 26 June 1897), pp. 18-30. The second half-dime novel written by Sinclair. Published shortly after his graduation from C.C.N.Y. In pictorial wrappers.

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A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, and Other Materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Contents 3
  • Introduction 4
  • I. Ancestors 11
  • Iv. the Struggling Artist 12
  • V. the Jungle 14
  • Vi. "Causes" 15
  • Vii. Playwright 24
  • Viii. the "Dead Hand" 27
  • Ix. Oil! 28
  • X. Boston 33
  • Xi. the Epic Campaign 34
  • Xiii. Editor 40
  • Xv. Some Critics 41
  • Xvi. Trophies and Tributes 43
  • Xvii. a Gallery of Portraits 44
  • Xviii. Posters 46
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