Guide to the Robert Frost Papers, 1909-1987
Collection number: MC 44
Size: 9 boxes
About Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Robert Frost, distinguished American poet and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes, was
born in San Francisco in 1874. Upon his father’s death in 1885 he returned with his
family to New England, where he graduated from Lawrence (Mass.) High School and
attended Dartmouth College and Harvard University. In 1895 he married Elinor Miriam
White. Frost had published only a few poems before 1913 when his first book, A Boy’s Will, was printed in England. Although fame came
late, Frost eventually became America’s unofficial poet laureate, as acknowledged by
his trips to Russia and Israel and the invitation to read at President John F.
Kennedy’s inauguration. He died in 1963.
Robert Frost resided in New Hampshire for about a third of his life. He attended
school in Salem, taught in Derry and Plymouth, farmed for several years in Derry,
and later purchased a farm in Franconia. In 1938 Frost said of his association with
the state: "Not a poem, I believe, in all my six books, from A Boy’s Will to A Further Range, but has
something in it of New Hampshire. Nearly half my poems must actually have been
written in New Hampshire… It has been New Hampshire, New Hampshire with me all the
About the Robert Frost Papers
The Robert Frost Papers combine the William B. Ewert-Robert Frost Collection, given
to the University in 1973 by Mr. Ewert and the Elinor M. Frost-Robert Frost Archive.
The collection was further added to with gifts in 1978 from Lesley Frost Ballantine,
Frost's daughter, and a small number of purchases. The collection consists of an
array of printed works (poetry, plays, and speeches) by Frost, including a wide
variety of books and pamphlets with presentation inscriptions to friends, family,
and associates – such as copy no.1 of New Hampshire inscribed to Frost’s wife,
Elinor M. Frost. The collection also contains numerous biographical works about
Frost, awards and honorary degrees, exhibit and auction catalogs, more than two
dozen photographs, and memorabilia – such as Frost’s Pulitzer Prize diploma for New
Hampshire (1923) and a patchwork quilt made from his academic hoods (see detail).
For a list of items in the original William B. Ewert-Robert Frost Collection, see
Robert Frost New Hampshire.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions
about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[Identification of item], Robert Frost Papers, 1909-1987, MC 44, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH,
Multiple acquisitions: donations and purchases, multiple sources, March 1974 -
March 1989 (Accession numbers: 5, 29, 30, 53, 70, 97, 98, 763, 767, 769, 7610,
7611, 7623, 017, 018, 7816, 7824, 7827, 7828, 7836, 7839, 7851, 7927, 7950, 005,
011, 012, 034, 035, 036, 037, 049, 803, 8031, 8087, 8111, 8119, 8145, 8162,
8325, 8487, 857, 8531, 8594, 8638, 8697, 875, 8717, 8723, 8748, 8835, 8849)
Leslie Frost Ballantine papers (MC 185)
Click here to view the Frost publications held at the University of
New Hampshire Library.
The collection is arranged in ten series, with oversized materials separated into
their own series (IX). The three largest items (a patchwork quilt, a painted
portrait, and a framed Pulitzer Prize diploma) make up Series X and are stored
separately in Museum Storage.
- Series I: Correspondence, 1916-1976
- Series II: Publications, 1913-1963
- Series III: Awards, Achievements, and Honorary Degrees, 1928-1962
- Series IV: Tributes, Dedications, and Remembrances of Robert Frost, 1941-1979
- Series V: Materials About Frost, 1914-1987
- Series VI: Catalogues, 1915-1972
- Series VII: Miscellaneous, 1935-1962
- Series VIII: Photographs, 1915-1963
- Series IX: Oversized Materials, 1933-1967
- Series X: Items in Museum Storage
Series I: Correspondence, 1916-1976
Subseries A: To and From Frost
|Box 1, Folder 1||To W.S. Braithwaite, Oct. 31, 1927|
|Box 1, Folder 2||To Clarissa Hall, postcard [Ryton, England, June 1, 1914] and two letters,
dated Feb 1916 and Oct 1917|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Twenty-six Clarissa Hall English themes written when she was
RF’s student at Pinkerton Academy; one theme booklet, dated
Sept/Oct 1909, is
graded by RF. Also Hall report card, 1909-1910, with RF listed as teacher.|
|Box 1, Folder 4||To Miss Ethel Karno, March 28,
|Box 1, Folder 5||From J.J. Lankes, 2 letters, July 12 and Sept 6,
|Box 1, Folder 6||Between UNH President Edward Morgan Lewis and Frost
concerning Frost’s honorary degree. 11 letters (10 from Lewis, 1
from Frost), Mar - June,
|Box 1, Folder 7||To Lawrance Thompson, May 19,
1942. A humorous request to hear from Thompson. Also,
Lawrance Thompson’s report card, n.d.|
Subseries B: Others
|Box 1, Folder 8||Western Union Telegram to Robert Frost’s family informing
them of his death|
|Box 1, Folder 9||Correspondence to Lesley Frost Ballantine, 1976|
Subseries C: Christmas Cards and Poems
|Box 1, Folder 10||Christmas publications, 1934-1944|
|Box 1, Folder 11||Christmas publications, 1945-1949|
|Box 1, Folder 12||Christmas publications, 1950-1955|
|Box 1, Folder 13||Christmas publications, 1956-1962|
|Box 1, Folder 14||Christmas, miscellaneous|
Series II: Publications, 1913-1963
Subseries A: Publications by Frost
|Box 1, Folder 15||Several Short Poems. New York:
Holt, 1924. Only Edition. C&G
Five-line AIA  on page 4:
"This was printed for me to give away when I went out reading. I had
to give up distributing it because so many asked me to sign it.
|Box 1, Folder 16||Birches. Bread Loaf Folder,
No. 3. Middlebury, Vt.: Bread Loaf School of English, nd . First Separate Edition, Second
Printing. C&G p. 105.|
|Box 1, Folder 17||Broadside poems, 1929- :
"Accidentally on Purpose", Nov. 1929?. EMFA. "A Deserted Road", np, nd. Broadside of
holograph poem. EMFA. "The Discipline Man Needed Most", [Blackwood
Press], nd. Broadside. "Fire and Ice", printers demostration piece.
"My November Guest." from The Unbound
Anthology. New York: Poet’s Guild, n.d. Small broadside.
Reprinted from North of Boston. "A Hillside Thaw." from The Unbound Anthology. New York: Poet’s
Guild, n.d. Small broadside. Reprinted from New Hampshire.
|Box 1, Folder 18||Original prospectuses, 1929-1955:
A Way Out. New York: Harbor Press,
A Further Range. Book-of-the-Month
Club Edition. New York: 1936. A
reprint from the May Book-of-the-Month Club News of Comments by
Bread Loaf Anthology. Middlebury, Vt.:
Middlebury College Press, 1939.
The Intervals of Robert Frost by Louis and
Esther Mertins. Berkeley: University of California
New Hampshire, A Poem by Robert Frost.
Hanover, N.H.: New Dresden Press, 1955.
|Box 1, Folder 19||The Four Beliefs. Hanover,
N.H.: Ray Nash, 1944. First
Edition in this format. One of 250 copies.
An excerpt, with minor revision, from RF’s "Education by Poetry."
Inscribed by Sidney Cox to Gerald Brace. Laid in is TLS, Cox to
Brace, August 23, 1944, 4
|Box 1, Folder 20||A Masque of Reason. Galley
proof, 1945. EMFA.|
|Box 1, Folder 21||Bread Loaf Little Theatre Playbills: "The Hill Wife" and "A
Masque of Reason," August 2,
1946; "A Masque of Mercy", August 6, 1948.|
|Box 1, Folder 22||From A Milkweed Pod. New York:
Spiral Press, 1954. First
Edition. One of 598 copies with the RF imprint.|
|Box 1, Folder 23||In the Clearing. New York:
Holt, promotional materials, 1962.|
|Box 1, Folder 24||Forest Flowers, Robert Frost.
Amherst, Mass.: Friends of the Amherst College Library, 1978. One of 400 copies.
"Forest Flowers" by RF, reprinted from The
Pinkerton Annual 1917. With leaf of amendment containing
earlier version of the poem, "Tutelary Elves." Also with ALS, Newton
F. McKeon to William B. Ewert, Nov 8,
1978, thanking Ewert for locating a copy of The Pinkerton Annual 1917.
|Box 1, Folder 25||Robert Frost in Recital.
Readings at the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in
1950, 1951, and 1952.
Caedmon CDL 51523.
26 poems including: An Old Man’s Winter Night, The Oven Bird, Fire
and Ice, The Aim Was Song, The Runaway, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy
Evening, The Need of Being Versed in Country Up by Chance at the
Constellations, Two Tramps in Mud Time, A Drumlin Woodchuck, Desert
Places, Not Quite Social, The Hardship of Accounting, Come In, The
Gift Outright, It Is Almost the Year Two Thousand, The Secret Sits,
A Case for Jefferson, A Cabin in the Clearing, Closed for Good//
America is Hard to See, Does No One At All Ever Feel This Way in the
Least?, A Masque of Reason [beginning to line 227, 254-309,
Robert Frost Reads His Poetry. At home
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May
1956. Caedmon CDL 51060.
23 poems, including: The Road Not Taken, The Pasture, Mowing,
Birches, After Apple Picking, The Tuft of Flowers, My November
Guest, Acquainted with the Night, Tree at My Window, West Running
Brook, Death of a Hired Man / The Witch of Coos, Mending Wall, One
More Brevity, Departmental, A Considerable Speck, Why Wait for
Science, Etherealizing, Provide Provide, One Step Backward Taken,
Choose Something Like a Star, Happiness Makes Up in Height,
Subseries B: Contributions to Periodicals
|Box 2, Folder 1||The Mosher Books. Portland,
Me.: Mosher Press, 1913. Only
Edition. The poem "Reluctance" by RF appears on p.26. The poem
previously appeared in the Youth’s
Companion for November 7,
1912, and in A Boy’s
|Box 2, Folder 2||The Atlantic Monthly for
August 1915. Boston: Atlantic
Monthly Co., 1915. C&G p. 84 and p. 116. Contains the first
appearance of "Birches" and "The Road Not Taken" by RF, the second
appearance of "The Sound of Trees" by RF, and "A New American Poet,"
an appreciation of RF by Edward Garnett.|
|Box 2, Folder 3||Xerox copy of pamphlet, "Service in Remembrance of Reverend
J. Warner Fobes, at the Congregational Church, Peace Dale, Rhode
Island, on Wednesday Evening, December the First, Nineteen Twenty."
Contains RF’s "A Friend’s Memory," his second appearance in
|Box 2, Folder 4||Harper’s Magazine for
December 1920. New York:
Harper & Brothers, 1920. C&G p. 86. Contains "A Group of
Poems" by RF. First appearance of "Fire and Ice," "Wild Grapes,"
"The Valley’s Singing Day," and "The Need of Being Versed in Country
|Box 2, Folder 5||In Memoriam Edward Morgan Lewis
1872-1936. Durham, N.H.: University of New Hampshire,
1936. One of 800 copies
issued at a memorial service for the University’s eighth president.
Includes address by RF.|
|Box 2, Folder 6||Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and
the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Second Series, Number
One. New York: Spiral Press, 1951. Contains first printing of "Blashfield Address" by
|Box 2, Folder 7||Sixty American Poets,
1896-1944. Edited by Allen Tate. Washington, D.C.:
Library of Congress, 1954.
Revised Edition. Includes RF checklist. LFB bookplate and label.
|Box 2, Folder 8||"One More Brevity" by Robert Frost. The Phillips Exeter Bulletin for January 1957 Vol. 53 No.
|Box 2, Folder 9||Dedication (and) "The Gift Outright" (by Robert Frost) The
Inaugural Address (of John Fitzgerald Kennedy) Washington, D.C.,
January the Twentieth, 1961. New York: Printed for The Friends of
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1961. First Edition, Second Issue (April 1961). In Wrappers. One of 800
copies printed for distribution to guests who attended the reception
given for RF by the members of the Cabinet of the United
Subseries C: Speeches
|Box 2, Folder 10||"What Became of New England?" Oberlin, Ohio: Oberlin College,
1938. First Separate Edition. A reprint from the Oberlin Alumni
Magazine for May 1938, of the
Commencement Address delivered by RF at Oberlin College on June 8, 1937.|
|Box 2, Folder 11||Program, Hood Memorial Junior High School, December 11, 1952. Lists
"Professor Wilbert Snow – Tribute to Robert Frost" and "Robert
|Box 2, Folder 12||Dartmouth College Commencement Address, 1955. In the Dartmouth Alumni
|Box 2, Folder 13||A Talk for Students. New York:
Fund for the Republic, 1956. Only Edition. An extemporaneous talk by
RF presented at the twenty-eighth annual commencement of Sarah
Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, June 7, 1956.|
|Box 2, Folder 14||Robert Frost on "Extravagance." Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth
College, 1963. First Separate Edition. The text of RF’s last college
lecture, delivered at Dartmouth College on the evening of November 27, 1962. Reprinted from
the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine for
Series III: Awards, Achievements, and Honorary Degrees, 1928-1962
|Box 2, Folder 15||Certificate awarding RF the Golden Rose of the New England Poetry
Club, 1928, for achievement in
Partly printed document completed in calligraphy underneath an embossed
Certificate awarding RF the medal of The Holland Society of New York.
November 21, 1957.
Citation for Signet Society Medal for achievement in the arts, Class of
1901, Harvard University. March 22,
Announcement that Frost was awarded the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, Yale
University News Bureau press release, 1962.
Typed list of various honors and awards Frost received, ca. 1957.
|Box 2, Folder 16||Doctor of Letters, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. June 15, 1936;
Princeton University, Princeton, 1941.|
|Box 2, Folder 17||Citation for Doctor of Letters, Colgate University, Hamilton, New
York. June 12,
|Box 2, Folder 18||Doctor of Laws, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
|Box 2, Folder 19||Doctor of Letters, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode
Island. December 8,
|Box 2, Folder 20||Doctor of Letters, Oxford University, June 4, 1957.
Single leaf broadside which prints in Latin the oration delivered by the
Public Orator’s Deputy (the Principal of Jesus College) in a convocation
held on 4 June 1957. Together with a typed manuscript, unsigned, carbon
of the original, which translates the citation. This oration was read on
the occasion of the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Letters degree to
RF by Oxford University, Oxford, England.
|Box 2, Folder 21||Doctor of Letters, Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge,
13 June 1957.
A 12-page printed leaflet which includes the speeches of the Deputy
Orator at the presentation to the Chancellor of the recipients of
honorary degrees. Among those receiving degrees was RF, who was awarded
a Doctor of Letters. 3 copies.
|Box 2, Folder 22||Doctor of Humane Letters, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
December 20, 1957. Together
with a typed manuscript unsigned, containing the citation.|
|Box 3, Folder 1||Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
June 16, 1962.|
|Box 3, Folder 2||Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Detroit, Detroit,
Michigan. November 30, 1962.
Together with citation.|
Series IV: Tributes, Dedications, and Remembrances of Robert Frost, 1941-1979
|Box 3, Folder 3||LAMP (yearbook) of Lasell Junior College, 1941. Auburndale, Mass. Photo of RF as "honorary member"
of the class. Also facsimile of holograph poem "Come In."|
|Box 3, Folder 4||RF 80th and 85th Birthday Celebrations, March 26, 1962.
Menu for Robert Frost’s Eightieth Birthday Dinner, held at Amherst
College on March 26, 1954.
Robert Frost’s Eighty-fifth Birthday Dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria,
New York City, on March 26,
A Remembrance Collection of New Poems. New
York: Holt, 1959. First and Only
Edition. One of 150 copies. Copies of this booklet were distributed to
the guests who attended RF’s eighty-fifth birthday dinner.
|Box 3, Folder 5||RF 88th Birthday Celebration, March
26, 1962. Menu, press releases, and guest
Warren, Robert Penn, "Tribute to Robert Frost"
Frankfurter, Justice, "Remarks of"
|Box 3, Folder 6||RF Memorial Service, Johnson Chapel, Amherst College, February 17, 1963.
"In Memory of Robert Frost, March 26, 1874-January 29, 1963." Program for
the Memorial Service for Robert Frost held at the Johnson Chapel,
Amherst College, on February 17, 1963. Contains the eleven poems by RF,
that were read by Mark Van Doren. Together with the printed announcement
for the memorial service. This announcement is in the original envelope
addressed by LFB to "Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baily."
Robert Frost, 1874-1963. By Louis M.
Lyons. New York: Spiral Press, 1963. Only Edition. The text of the
broadcast over WGBH-TV made by Mr. Lyons on the evening of January 29, 1963. One of 500 copies
printed for the friends of RF who attended the Memorial Service in
Amherst, Mass., on February 17, 1963.
|Box 3, Folder 7||Dedications and Tributes to RF, 1956-1963
Robert Frost Fellowship in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,
Middlebury, VT, news release, 1956.
Program for the Dedication of the Robert Frost Room in the Jones Library,
Amherst, Massachusetts, 21 October 1959. Laid in is another Jones
Library publication, "Robert Frost: A Short Reading List."
All the Difference. By Roy P. Basler.
Amherst, Mass.: Jones Library, 1959. Only Edition. A talk on the
occasion of the dedication of the RF Room in the Jones Library, October
Under That Arch. A keepsake issued by the
Dartmouth College Library on the occasion of the opening of its Robert
Frost Room, April 19, 1962. Contains extracts from a reminiscence by RF
in a 1958 interview.
The Robert Frost Award from the Poetry Society of America, press
The Presidential Convocation and the
Groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library. Amherst, Mass.:
Alumni Council of Amherst College, 1963. First Edition.
Special issue of the Amherst Alumni News
for Fall 1963. Contains an address by President John F. Kennedy and
"Frost and Stone" by Archibald MacLeish.
|Box 3, Folder 8||Dedications and Tributes to RF, 1964-1979
"The Place of the Artist in Society" by President John F. Kennedy. Spoken
at the Dedication of the Robert Frost Library, Amherst College,
Massachusetts. New York: Spiral Press, 1964. First Separate Edition. One
of 600 copies. Imprinted: "Greetings and Holiday Good Will 1964-1965
from Ann and Joseph Blumenthal." These remarks were actually spoken at
the ground-breaking ceremony.
"A Luncheon in Commemoration of the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Birth of
Robert Frost." California Friends of Robert Frost, San Francisco, CA,
March 26, 1964. Also a newsclipping about the dedication of the Robert
Frost Plaza in San Francisco, a letter to UNH Librarian Donald Vincent,
and the keepsake: Robert Frost’s Woodchopper Friend, about J.J. Lankes,
"Robert Frost Speaks Departmentally." New York: Spiral Press, 1965. First
Edition. This keepsake, with text drawn from letters of Robert Frost,
was printed to celebrate the dedication of the Robert Frost Library,
Amherst College, October 24, 1965. It contains a Meriden Gravure Company
facsimile of a manuscript of RF’s poem "Departmental" composed in the
form of a leaflet. Laid in is a single small sheet of paper folded once
to make four pages. This is imprinted on page 3: "Holiday greetings at
Christmas 1965 from Ann and Joseph Blumenthal."
Invitation and program for presentation of the George H. Browne Robert
Frost Collection to Plymouth State College, March 23, 1969. 2
Robert Frost: A Remembrance. [Amherst,
Mass.]: Friends of the Amherst College Library, 1974. One of 500 copies
printed at the Stinehour Press. Contains first printing of RF’s
"Fragment Written in England in 1914 or 13."
Norman Rockwell’s Medallic Tribute to Robert Frost. Franklin Mint
Corporation, 1974. Includes certificate of authenticity and booklet with
poems. Twelve solid sterling silver art medals, a hallmarked Proof Set
issued in a single limited edition. Each medal bears an original work of
art by Norman Rockwell interpreting one of RF’s poems. Struck in honor
of RF’s 100th anniversary of his birth.
The Dedication of the Richards-Frost Room, Boston University, 1975. One
of 350 copies. Includes facsimile of an early draft of "A Cabin in the
Clearing" by RF, from a 1950 notebook in the Richards-Frost Collection.
Brochures. With LFB holograph statement, April 15, 1977, welcoming
Invitation and program for dedication of the Robert Frost Farm, May 22,
1977. With printed proclamation by May 22, 1977 Robert Frost Day.
Keepsake from dedication of RF Plaza, March 22, 1978. With other
materials from California Friends of RF.
Invitation and program for planting of orchard at Robert Frost Farm, May
20, 1979. 2 copies.
|Box 3, Folder 9||N.H. Governor Walter Peterson’s folder on the Robert Frost
Homestead Commission. This committee had advisory responsibility on the
restoration of the RF Homestead in Derry, N.H. Its chair was LFB.
Included in this folder are the following items:
Carbon copies of 16 identical letters sent by Gov. Peterson on June 17, 1969, to 16 individuals
asking them to serve as members of the "Robert Frost Committee."
Photostatic copies of replies from 11 of the individuals. Included are
letters from Hyde Cox; Elizabeth Yates McGrael; John B. Dickey,
President of Dartmouth; Raymond P. Holden; and Edward Connery
Mimeographed agenda for June 24,
1969 meeting of the committee.
Four-page mimeographed "Minutes of June 24, 1969, Meeting of the Robert
Mimeographed list of the 20 members Governor Peterson appointed to the
Robert Frost Committee. Included on this list are Lesley Frost, Hyde
Cox, John B. Dickey, E. C. Lathem, Elizabeth Yates, Lawrance Thompson,
and Raymond Holden.
Two-page mimeographed "History of the Robert Frost Homestead" detailing
its acquisition by the State of New Hampshire.
TLS, May 6, 1969, from Lemuel A.
Garrison, Regional Director of the Northeast Region of the National Park
Service, to Gov. Peterson, requesting that he make arrangements to
receive the bronze landmark plaque and the official Registered National
Historic Landmark Certificate for the RF Homestead. With carbon copies
of 4 other letters relating to the date for the presentation of the
plaque and certificate. The presentation was made in Governor Peterson’s
office on June 23, 1969.
Original typescript of a two-page news release dated December 18, 1969, and headlined
"Gov. Peterson Names Three as Trustees of Robert Frost Foundation."
Typed on Gov. Peterson’s official stationery.
Five-line autograph inscription by the Gov. on page 2: "It is with
pleasure that I autograph this piece of ephemera for Bill Ewert’s RF
Collection. Walter Peterson Governor, N.H."
|Box 3, Folder 10||Memorabilia from Robert Frost Day, March 26, 1974. Invitations, programs, etc. for
ceremony. Materials regarding commemorative stamp.|
|Box 4, Folder 1||Congressional Record, March 26, 1974, with tribute to RF,
"Robert Frost: Poet and Sage" by Senator Thomas McIntyre on pp.
|Box 4, Folder 2||Robert Frost: Lectures on the Centennial
of His Birth. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975.
Louis Untermeyer’s copy. Laid in is TLS, March 21, 1975, John C. Broderick of the Library of
Congress to Untermeyer, presenting the copy.|
Series V: Materials About Frost, 1914-1987
|Box 4, Folder 3||North of Boston by Robert Frost,
review, London: David Nutt, ca. 1914.|
|Box 4, Folder 4||Robert Frost, The Man and His
Work. By Amy Lowell, et al. New York: Holt, nd . First Edition, First Issue. C&G
Robert Frost, The Man and His Work. By Amy
Lowell, et al. New York: Holt, . First Edition, Second Issue. C&G p. 143. Robert
P. T. Coffin’s copy.
|Box 4, Folder 5||The Less Traveled Road: A Study of Robert
Frost. By Caroline Frost Ford. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard
University Press, 1935. Radcliffe
Honors Theses in English, Number 4.|
|Box 4, Folder 6||Robert Frost: Godfather of Bread
Loaf. By W. Storrs Lee. Np, nd. 8pp. "Reprinted from an
article by W. Storrs Lee in the September
1939, issue of "The Middlebury College News
|Box 4, Folder 7||Touchstone. Amherst, Mass. Robert
Frost Issue, 1939.|
|Box 4, Folder 8||An Anniversary. Program from RF
reading, Tufts College, May 22,
1940. Reprints "The Sound of the Trees," "Birches," and
"The Road Not Taken". From Robert P. T. Coffin papers.|
|Box 4, Folder 9||Robert Frost: New England’s Poet.
By Marion Hazel Barrett. Boston University School of Education,
1942. MA thesis by former student
of RF. Carbon copy with holograph corrections.|
|Box 4, Folder 10||The New Hampshire Troubadour for November
1946. Edited by Herbert F. West. Concord, N.H.: Rumford
Press, 1946. 2 copies. Copy l: 3 line
autograph inscription by the editor at the conclusion of his "Foreword"
on p.5: "Herbert F. West for Bill and Mary Ewert."|
|Box 4, Folder 11||Now and Then: A Journal of Books and
Personalities. For Autumn 1948. London: Cape, 1948. "Robert Frost," a remembrance by John
W. Haines, appears on pp. 9-11.|
|Box 4, Folder 12||"Robert Frost’s Life in Derry." By Robert S. Chase. Student
paper, original house at Dartmouth College. 16pp. Xerox of typewritten
|Box 4, Folder 13||With Robert Frost, Poet of Eternal
Return. By Maria de Villarino. Washington, D.C.: Department
of State, 1956. First Edition in English. Five mimeographed sheets
containing a translated article from the November 4, 1956 issue of La Nacion.|
|Box 4, Folder 14||"Robert Frost ’96 Reminisces About His Freshman Days." Hanover,
N.H.: Dartmouth College, 1959. 1st
Excerpts from an interview by Edward Connery Lathem ’51. Reprinted from
the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, March 1959.
|Box 4, Folder 15||Robert Frost. By Paul Engle. Iowa
City: State University of Iowa, 1959. One of 3000 copies distributed by
the State University of Iowa on the occasion of RF’s visit, April 13, 1959. Poem about
|Box 4, Folder 16||Robert Frost. By Lawrance
Thompson. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1959. 1st Edition. No. 2, University of
Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers.|
|Box 4, Folder 17||Henry Holt and Company (publishers) file of items relating to RF,
mainly press releases and memos, 1947-1960.|
|Box 4, Folder 18||Pageant, March 1960.
"Robert Frost: Greenapple Genius."|
|Box 4, Folder 19||Saturday Review for March 24,
1962. "Robert Frost: American Bard" by John Ciardi
appears on pp. 15-17, 52-54.|
|Box 4, Folder 20||I[n]. M[emoriam]., Robert Frost.
By Edmund Palmer Clarke. Watertown, Mass.: First Parish of Watertown,
1963. Only Edition. The text of a sermon delivered on February 10, 1963.|
|Box 4, Folder 21||Robert Frost and the Spiral Press.
New York: Spiral Press, 1963. First
Edition. One of 450 copies of this brief memoir by Joseph Blumenthal.
Imprinted: "With Greetings and Holiday Good Wishes 1963-64 from Ann and
|Box 4, Folder 22||Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. (publishers) file of items
relating to RF, mainly press releases and memos, 1960-1963.|
|Box 4, Folder 23||Robert Frost. By Theodore Morrison
and Edward Hyde Cox. Hanover, N.H.: Friends of the Dartmouth Library,
1964. Only Edition.|
|Box 4, Folder 24||Robert Frost, A Backward Look. By
Louis Untermeyer. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1964. Only Edition.|
|Box 4, Folder 25||"Edward Morgan Lewis and Robert Frost, 1916-1936." By Hobart
Lewis Morris, Jr. 1966 typewritten
manuscript. Copy. Original, Oneida County Historical
|Box 5, Folder 1||Robert Frost, The Early Years,
1874-1915. By Lawrance Thompson. New York: Holt, 1966. Uncorrected proofs.|
|Box 5, Folder 2||Historical New Hampshire for
Summer 1967. Concord: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1967. "Robert Frost’s Affection for New
Hampshire" by Lawrance Thompson on pp. 3-26.
Robert Frost’s Affection for New
Hampshire. Lawrance Thompson. Derry, N.H.: Robert Frost
Trustees, . Reprint of
|Box 5, Folder 3||The Courier for Summer 1969.
Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Library Associates, 1969. "Robert Frost – 5th June 1957″ by
Reverend Canon J. E. Gethryn-Jones on pp. 1-8.|
|Box 5, Folder 4||Checklist of Robert Frost.
Compiled by Donald J. Greiner. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill,
|Box 5, Folder 5||Out of Stars, An Appreciation of Robert
Frost. By Rabbi Victor E. Reichert. Cincinnati, OH:
Hirschfeld Printing Co., 1969. Only
Edition. In Original Envelope. Six-line APIA on the front cover from
Rabbi Reichert to William B. Ewert.
Out of Stars, An Appreciation of Robert
Frost. Six-line APIA on the inside front cover from Louise Reichert to
|Box 5, Folder 6||"Robert Frost’s Career Launched after 40," Peterson, Robert,
article from The Indianapolis Star,
photocopy of newsclipping, 1970?|
|Box 5, Folder 7||A Poet Recognized: Notes About Robert
Frost’s First Trip to England and Where He Lived. By David
Tatham. Privately printed, 1970. One
of 250 copies SA. Laid in is ALS from the author to LFB, February 28, 1972.|
|Box 5, Folder 8||Myfanwy Thomas Remembers Robert
Frost. Amherst, Mass.: Friends of the Amherst College
Library, 1970. Only Edition. In
Original Envelope. One of 400 copies printed at the Stinehour
|Box 5, Folder 9||Introduction, The Poetry of Robert
Frost. By E. C. Lathem. Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society,
1971. First Separate Edition. One
of 250 copies.
The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edited by E.C.
Lathem. Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society, 1971.
|Box 5, Folder 10||"Editing Robert Frost." By Edward Connery Lathem, ’51. Reprinted
from the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine of
|Box 5, Folder 11||"Between Poets: Robert Frost and Harriet Monroe" by Lesley Lee
Francis. Offprint from The South Carolina
Review. Volume 19, Summer
1987. Special issue. Signed by the author.|
Series VI: Catalogues, 1915-1972
Subseries A: Auctions
|Box 5, Folder 12||The Earle J. Bernheimer Collection of
First Editions of American Authors, Including His Remarkable
Collection of the Writings of Robert Frost. New York:
Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1950. A
priced copy of this auction catalog.|
|Box 5, Folder 13||The Collection of Mrs. W. George Parks
of Robert Frost (and) Edna St. Vincent Millay. New York:
Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1968. A
priced copy of this auction catalog.|
Subseries B: Exhibitions
|Box 5, Folder 14||An Exhibition of the Work of Robert
Frost. Compiled by Martin K. Howes. Meadville, Pa.:
Allegheny College, 1938. Only
Edition. This exhibition catalog contains the only printing of a
letter written by RF to the critic, H. S. Jacobs, on April 29, 1915.|
|Box 5, Folder 15||Fifty Years of Robert Frost.
Edited by Ray Nash. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Library,
1944. 1st Edition, Special
Issue. In Binding and Containing Illustrations. This exhibition
catalog contains the 1st printing of RF’s poem, "In England," p. 15.
Inscribed by Sidney Cox to Gerald Brace, 1944.|
|Box 5, Folder 16||Announcement by Friends of Duke University Library of exhibit
in honor of RF’s 75 birthday, March
|Box 5, Folder 17||Robert Frost, 1874-1963.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1966. Only Edition. An exhibition
|Box 5, Folder 18||Robert Frost: His Poems, Portraits
& Printers, 1913-1963. Compiled by Richard H.
Templeton. Lake Forest, Ill.: Lake Forest Academy, 1963. Only Edition. An exhibition
|Box 5, Folder 19||Doc Cook: A Passionate
Commitment. Catalog of an Exhibit, Starr Library,
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. May 6 - August 30,
Subseries C: Libraries
|Box 5, Folder 20||Robert Frost at Agnes Scott
College. Compiled by Edna Hanley Byers. Decatur, Ga.:
Agnes Scott College, 1963. Only
Edition. A descriptive catalog of the contents of the Robert Frost
Collection at Agnes Scott College, signed by the compiler on the
title page: "Edna Hanley Byers."|
|Box 6, Folder 1||Checklist of Robert Frost
Library. New York University Libraries, Division of
Special Collections, May 1970.
With correspondence with LFB regarding additions in
|Box 6, Folder 2||George H. Browne Robert Frost
Collection. Plymouth, N.H.: Plymouth State College,
1969. Only Edition. A
checklist of the manuscripts, letters, photographs, and varia
contained in the collection. Together with Winter 1969 and Spring
1969 issues of the Plymouth State College Alumni Association’s
publication, Conning Tower Gleanings.
Both issues contain illustrated articles about the George H. Browne
Robert Frost Collection.
A Finding List for the George H. Browne Robert Frost Collection.
Plymouth, N.H.: Plymouth State College, 1981. Second Edition.
|Box 6, Folder 3||Poems In Manuscript. Selected
and Introduced by James Thorpe. San Marino, Cal.: Huntington
Library, 1970. First Edition. A
facsimile reproduction of original manuscripts printed by Grant
Dahlstrom at the Castle Press. RF’s poem, "Nature’s Neglect," is
included on p. 34. Laid in is a presenting note from Grant Dahlstrom
to William B. Ewert dated March 7, 1972.
Letters In Manuscript. Selected and
Introduced by James Thorpe. San Marino, Cal.: Huntington Library,
1971. First Edition. A
facsimile reproduction of original letters printed by Grant
Dahlstrom at the Castle Press. A letter from RF to Susan Hayes Ward,
1894, is included on pp.
Series VII: Miscellaneous, 1935-1962
|Box 6, Folder 4||Bookplate, Robert Frost (copy)|
|Box 6, Folder 5||Button/Pin with photo of RF on front. Buttonworks, 671 State
Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801|
|Box 6, Folder 6||Card announcing that "Funeral services for Elinor Frost will be
held at Johnson Chapel, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, at
three o’clock in the afternoon of Friday, April the twenty-second ."|
|Box 6, Folder 7||United States’ passports. (Dates of issue: August 3, 1954; April 10, 1957; March 7, 1961;
August 1, 1962)|
|Box 6, Folder 8||Trivet with a picture of Frost and the poem "Stopping by the
Woods on a Snowy Evening"|
Series VIII: Photographs, 1915-1963
Subseries A: Robert Frost
|Box 7, Envelope 1||1915. Contemporary print
of the portrait of RF taken at Eaton’s Studio in Littleton, N.H.
Used as a publicity photo by Holt for their editions of RF’s first
three books with the caption, "New England’s New Poet."|
|Box 7, Envelope 2||1915. RF and family
grouped under the "Webster Pine" in Bridgewater, N.H. by Ellen A.
Webster. [George H. Browne Robert Frost Collection at Plymouth State
College, Plymouth, N.H.]|
|Box 7, Envelope 3||1915. RF and family in
front of their farmhouse in Franconia, N.H., 1915. [George H. Browne
Robert Frost Collection at Plymouth State College, Plymouth,
|Box 7, Envelope 4||[ca. 1915] Two images of
RF in a field, not identified. [George H. Browne Robert Frost
Collection at Plymouth State College, Plymouth, N.H.]|
|Box 7, Envelope 5-10||RF sitting at his desk, Franconia, N.H., 1916, by Huntington of The Boston Post. [George H. Browne
Robert Frost Collection at Plymouth State College, Plymouth,
|Box 7, Envelope 11-12||RF in his parlor stove, Franconia, N.H., 1916, by Huntington of The Boston Post. [George H. Browne
Robert Frost Collection at Plymouth State College, Plymouth,
|Box 7, Envelope 13||[ca. 1921] Photo of RF, 6″
x 10″, at Stone Cottage, South Shaftsbury, Vermont. Taken by Alton
H. Blackington, Lynn, MA. It accompanied "A Visit to South
Shaftesbury" by Paul Waitt, Boston
Traveler, April 11,
1921; reprinted in "Interviews With Robert Frost"
edited by Edward Connery Lathem.|
|Box 7, Envelope 14||1928. Glossy print of photo used in
Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph,
1915-1938, the second in the 3-volume biography by
Lawrance Thompson. Publicity photo circulated by Holt.|
|Box 7, Envelope 15||1930. Photo of recipients
of University of New Hampshire honorary degrees, 5″ x 7″, including
|Box 7, Envelope 16||[c. 1936] Photo of RF, 3
1/2″ x 4 1/2″, by Theo. Fisher, Denver, Colo.; laid in review copy
of A Further Range|
|Box 7, Envelope 17||1952. Photo, 3″ x 5″, RF
in Derry, N.H., by F. J. Sullivan|
|Box 7, Envelope 18||Photo, 5″ x 7″, RF and Sylvia Clark, only surviving member of
Pinkerton faculty, Derry, N.H., by F. J. Sullivan|
|Box 7, Envelope 19||1954. Robert Frost. Middlebury, Vt.:
Middlebury College, 1954. Booklet containing 12 photos of RF at
Bread Loaf in 1940s and 50s. 6-line inscription by RF on inside
cover: "To Lesley and Joe that they may not be too discouraged about
the way the world’s going R.F. with affection"|
|Box 7, Envelope 20||1959. Glossy print of the
photographic portrait of RF taken by Karsh of Ottawa. Publicity
photo by Holt for Selected Letters of Robert
|Box 7, Envelope 21-24||1959. Six 8″ x 10″ photos
of RF, Ripton, Vt., by Lotte Jacobi|
|Box 7, Envelope 25||1963. Publicity photo for
In the Clearing by David
Subseries B: Other Photos
|Box 7, Envelope 26||Recent reproduction of the 1887 photograph of Isabelle Moodie
Frost’s Salem, N.H. school class|
|Box 7, Envelope 27||Contemporary prints of photos from the George H. Browne
Robert Frost Collection at Plymouth State College, Plymouth, N.H.:
RF farmhouse, Franconia, N.H., 1915|
|Box 7, Envelope 28||Ibid: ALS, March 5,
1916 from RF to Browne|
|Box 7, Envelope 29||Ibid: Typescript of final version of RF’s "Evening in a Sugar
|Box 7, Envelope 30||Two 5″ x 7″ photographs of RF homestead in Derry, N.H. and
Derry creek, taken by F. J. Sullivan in 1952|
|Box 7, Envelope 31||3 slides: 3 images of the RF quilt in reading
Subseries C: Other Visuals
|Box 8, Item 1||Framed Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes: "The Mower," signed by
|Box 8, Item 2||Framed Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes: Untitled (log cabin at
|Box 8, Item 3||Framed Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes: "Star Splitter," signed by
Lankes dated 1927|
|Box 8, Item 4||Framed Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes: Untitled (brook with house),
signed by Lankes|
|Box 8, Item 5||Framed Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes: "Robert Frost’s
Series IX: Oversized Materials, 1933-1967
Subseries A: Publications
|Oversize Box 1|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 1||"My Butterfly", facsimile of the mss. of RF’s first published
poem. Produced by the California Friends of Robert Frost,
Subseries B: Awards, Achievements, and Honorary Degrees
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 2||Doctor of Letters, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire,
June 20, 1933. Diploma
awarded to RF. As is the case with the subsequent diplomas, a partly
printed document completed in calligraphy, signed by a college or
university official, and bearing a seal.|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 3||Doctor of Letters, The National University of Ireland,
June 19, 1957; together
with the citation|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 4||Doctor of Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
June 3, 1951. Together
with a one-page typed manuscript, unsigned, which contains the
citation read upon conferring the degree.|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 5||Doctor of Laws, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, October 20, 1945|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 6||Doctor of Letters, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts,
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 7||Doctor of Literature, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, April 1,
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 8||Doctor of Humanities, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 9||Doctor of Letters, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York,
April 21, 1959.
Together with a two-page manuscript signed by William Pearson
Tolley, Chancellor of the University. This manuscript contains the
citation read by the Chancellor upon conferring the
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 10||Doctor of Letters, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts,
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 11||Doctor of Letters, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla,
January 13, 1960.
Together with presentation certificate and citation.|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 12||Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati,
Ohio, April 1,
Subseries C: Tributes, Dedications, and Remembrances of Frost
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 13||Printed copy of the joint resolution adopted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State of Vermont declaring RF to
be Poet Laureate of the State of Vermont, followed by a printed
citation from the Governor of Vermont. This copy was presented to RF
at ceremonies in July, 1961, and is signed by F. Roy Keyser, Jr.,
Gov. of Vermont, and dated by him July
21, 1961. The awarding of this certificate prompted
RF to write the poem, "On Being Chosen Poet of Vermont."|
Subseries D: Materials About Frost
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 14||The Bowdoin Orient, March 29, 1944. Contains account
of RF lecture at Bowdoin College. From Robert P. T. Coffin
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 15||"Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg." Life
Educational Reprint #7. New York: Time, 1967. First Separate Edition. Articles about RF
and/or Carl Sandburg reprinted from Life for December 1,
1961, February 8,
1963, and August 4,
Subseries E: Visuals
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 16||Poster, "Robert Frost Will Lecture At Wells College Thursday,
Nov. 21st '35 8:00 P.M.
Macmillan Hall." Woodcut by J. J. Lankes. From Robert P. T. Coffin
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 17||1961. Photographic
reproduction, 16″ x 19″, of sketch of RF by Charles A. Mahoney done
from life at Boston University Commencement.|
Series X: Items in Museum Storage
The following items are housed in the off-site storage building and will
require additional arrangements for viewing. Please inquire for further
|Item 1||1974. Watercolor portrait by
Charles A. Mahoney, painted from life sketches made at above
|Item 2||Patchwork quilt made early in 1955 from 22 honorary degree hoods awarded to RF between
1918 and 1955. [According to
a holograph note signed in initials by Howard G. Schmitt and
incorporated into the quilt, "this patch quilt is one of two quilted and
consists of five rows of five squares each, while the second one has
five rows of four squares each. Both were made in Buffalo, New York, by
three sisters, Louise W. Schmitt, Ida M. Schmitt, Anna S. Braunlich.
Presentation of this quilt to Robert Frost was made on Sunday afternoon,
June 12, 1955, at the home of President John Sloan Dickey in Hanover,
New Hampshire. The 1955 Dartmouth hood was incorporated in both quilts
in August 1955."]View this item|
|Item 3||Pulitzer Prize Diploma, awarded to RF on 4 June 1924 for New Hampshire, A Poem
with Notes and Grace Notes, the best volume of verse of the year by an
American author. Partly printed in document completed in calligraphy and
signed by Nicholas Murray Butler as President of Columbia