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Shaemas O'Sheel letters to John and Rae Lindmark

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0691

Content Description

This small collection contains seven letters from Shaemas O'Sheel written between 1921 and 1950. Three of the letters are addressed to John Lindmark, two to Lindmark's wife Rae, and one to both John and Rae Lindmark. A 1941 New Year's greeting card signed "Annette and Shaemas" completes the collection. The initial letter in the collection (1921) thanks Lindmark for sending O'Sheel a copy of a book by Shane Leslie. In this letter O'Sheel mentions that he has "moved farther from the writing of books, farther into the business field." A 1932 letter discusses the possibility of O'Sheel buying Lindmark's business. Later letters provide personal information and extend invitations to John and Rae Lindmark to visit O'Sheel and his wife Annette at their "cabin" in Walden, New York.


  • Creation: 1921-1950


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Shaemas O'Sheel (1886-1954)

Shaemas O'Sheel was born in New York City in 1886 and died in tarrytown, New York, in 1954. He attended Columbia University and was active in Democratic Party and New York City politics during the early years of the twentieth century. O'Sheel was a critic and published several collections of his poetry. John Lindmark was a bookseller in Poughkeepsie, New York, and a friend of O'Sheel's. "Shaemas O'Sheel." Almanac of Famous People, 6th ed. Gale research, 1998. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group, 2002. Retrieved January 7, 2003, from

Who Was Who in America, v. VII, 1977-1981. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1981.


7 item (12 pages)


Seven letters from Shaemas O'Sheel to John and Rae Lindmark, dated between 1921 and 1950.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2002.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 40, F0691: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processing Information

Processed by Kevin Burke, January 2003. Encoded by George Apodaca, March 2016.

Finding aid for Shaemas O'Sheel letters to John and Rae Lindmark
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2016 March 3
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Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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