Mary K. Sachs Papers


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Mary K. Sachs Papers


  • 1964 (Creation)


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Biographical history

Mary Sachs was born Mary Parmly Koues in 1882. She graduated from Smith College in 1912. Sachs published her first play, The Twelfth Disciple, which was performed by the Little Theater of St. Louis company on Broadway at the Waldorf Theatre in New York in 1930. She subsequently composed poetry, a collection of which, entitled Echoes, included poems she wrote between 1898 and 1966 and was published in 1967. She married neurosurgeon Ernest Sachs in 1913.

Scope and content

Sachs, Mary Koues. Forty-five flawless years. Edited correspondence of Ernest and Mary Koues Sachs, with commentary and supplementary documentation and photographs, 1913-1960. Four consecutively paged volumes. 954 p. [1964].

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  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

Becker Library copy:Set XXX inscribed from the author to Henry and Edith Schwartz, April 1965.

Immediate source of acquisition

Gift; Becker Library copy:Henry G. Schwartz, M. D., Department of Neurosurgery; 10 August 1992

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