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Zane Grey was an American author of popular Western adventure stories and novels. Many of his works were adapted for radio, film, or television, including his novel Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) and The Lone Star Ranger (1915), which inspired the television series The Lone Ranger. Prior to his success as a published author, Zane Grey played minor league baseball and operated a dental practice in New York City. Throughout his life he was also an avid fisherman.

The Zane Grey collection contains manuscripts of writings by the American novelist, including handwritten versions of his early works Betty Zane (1903) and The Last Trail (1906). Dozens of letters sent to Grey or his publisher Charles Francis Press are also present in the collection.

This collection was digitized as part of Project REVEAL (Read and View English & American Literature).

 

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