Biographical Note: Burton Jesse Hendrick, a well-known journalist and writer, was born in New Haven, CT in 1870. He received his BA and master’s degree in Yale, and worked as an editor at several New Haven and New York newspapers. In 1919 Burton J. Hendrick started writing biographies and books, winning three Pulitzer Prizes for The Victory of the Sea (1921), The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page (1923), and The Training of An American (1929). Burton J. Hendrick was a father of Ives Hendrick, one of the founders and presidents of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Papers included in this collection were donated by Hendrick’s family together with the Ives Hendrick’s papers in 1972.
Summary: the collection contains Burton Hendrick’s class books, his early articles, book reviews, manuscript of The Benefactions of Andrew Carnegie, and the correspondence with Ives Hendrick Please note that more Burton Hendrick’s correspondence with his son are included in the Ives Henrick Collection. The BPSI Archives also holds an interview with Ives Hendrick recorded in 1962 (see Audiovisual Materials, audio cassette 397).
Finding Aid for this collection is available here (viewing it requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Related BPSI Collections
Hendrick, Ives (1898-1972)
James Bertram Collection at Carnegie Mellon University Archives (includes Burton J. Hendrick’s correspondence and The Benefactions of Andrew Carnegie)
Lee Family Digital Archive (includes Burton J Hendrick’s The Lees of Virginia)
Atlanta History Center – Kenan Research Center (includes first edition of Burton J. Hendrick’s Statesmen of the lost cause: Jefferson Davis and his cabinet)
Burton J. Hendrick’s Biography from Wikipedia
Burton J. Hendrick. The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page (ebook by Doubleday, Page & Company)
Burton J. Hendrick. The Age of Big Business (ebook by Globusz Publishing)