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William Dunlap

Playwright, Author, Painter (19-Feb-1766 — 28-Sep-1839)


Winslow Ames; Jane T. Johnson; et. al.. William Dunlap, Painter and Critic: Reflections on American Painting of a Century Ago.. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art. 1939. 46pp. Catalog of 42 painted works, 20 of them by Dunlap.

Robert H. Canary. William Dunlap. New York: Twayne. 1970. 162pp.

Oral S. Coad. William Dunlap: A Study of His Life and Works and of His Place in Contemporary Culture. New York: Dunlap Society. 1917. 313pp.

Harold E. Dickson. Arts of the Young Republic: The Age of William Dunlap. University Of North Carolina Press. 1968. 234pp.

William Dunlap. Diary of William Dunlap: The Memoirs of a Dramatist, Theatrical Manager, Painter, Critic, Novelist, and Historian. New York Historical Society. 1929-31. (3 vols.)

Maura Lyons. William Dunlap and the Construction of an American Art History. University of Massachusetts Press. 2005. 224pp.

Oscar Wegelin. A Bibliographical Checklist of the Plays and Miscellaneous Writings of William Dunlap. New York: Charles F. Hartman. 1916.


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  3. Webster's American Biographies (p.297)

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  5. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.215)

  6. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.234)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.206)

  8. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.252)

  9. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.191)

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