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Guide to the Edwin Arlington Robinson Papers, 1915-1953

Collection number: MC 5

Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was born in Head Tide, Maine, and grew up in Gardiner, Maine, where he graduated from high school. He attended Harvard University without taking a degree and later moved to New York. Robinson’s early books of poetry attracted little attention, but he gained national recognition when President Theodore Roosevelt reviewed the second edition of The Children of the Night in 1905 and began promoting Robinson’s poetry. He won a total of three Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his career. Robinson spent the summer of 1910 in New Hampshire and returned to the state the following year to reside at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough. He stayed at the Colony every summer for the rest of his life and a number of his poems, such as “Monadnock Through the Trees,” “Man Against the Sky,” and “Hillcrest,” reflect upon his days in Peterborough.

About the Edwin Arlington Robinson Papers

The collection primarily contains materials compiled by Robinson’s bibliographer, Charles Beecher Hogan. It includes eighteen letters written by Robinson, a holograph manuscript of the poem “Llewellyn,” and correspondence to Hogan, including three letters from poet and biographer, Hermann Hagedorn.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin Arlington Robinson Papers, 1915-1953, MC 5, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Seven Gables Bookshop, NYC 1974 (Accession number: 9); Goodspeed Books, June 3, 1974 (Accession number: 10); Swan Galleries, March 6, 1975 (Accession number: 44)

Paul Richards, Nov. 2, 1977 (Accession number: 7724)

Kenneth Rendell, Newton, MA., Dec. 19, 1977 (Accession number: 7732)

Paul Richards, Jan. 9, 1977 (Accession number: 7738)

Wm. Young Co., May 8, 1979 (Accession number: 7843)

Pharos Books, Nov. 5, 1985 (Accession number: 8541)

Collection Contents

Series I: Edwin Arlington Robinson

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Correspondence: EAR to John Cournos, postcard, August 1, 1923; letter, February 24, 1928 (2 items)

Box 1, Folder 2 Correspondence: EAR to Griffith, August 6, 1925; January 2, 1930; December 31, 1930 (3 items)

Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence: EAR to Charles B. Hogan, November 3, 1924 (1 item)

Box 1, Folder 4 Correspondence: EAR to Carl Marr, June 11, 1921; June 15, 1921; April 2, 1922; April 30, 1924 (4 items)

Box 1, Folder 5 Correspondence: EAR to J.R. Wells March 30, 1929; October 15, 1933 (2 items)

Box 1, Folder 6 Correspondence: EAR to various others, 1919-1933
Box 1, Folder 7 Manuscript poem: “Llewellyn,” given to Mr. Robert H. Davis, January 23, 1915 (5 pages)

Box 1, Folder 8 Reprints of two E.A.R. poems: “Sonnet” and “The Master,” part of The Unbound Anthology produced by The Poets’ Guild in New York City, January 23, 1915
Box 1, Folder 9 Programme for the unveiling of the memorial tablet in honor of EAR in Gardiner, ME, October 18,1936
Box 1, Folder 10 Publishers’ notices of Robinson’s works: Captain Craig, Collected Poems, “The Glory of the Nightingales,” Hermann Hagedorn’s Edwin Arlington Robinson, and a list of subscribers to the limited collected edition of the Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson published by The Brick Row Book Shop in 1921

Series II: Charles Beecher Hogan

Box 1, Folder 11 Correspondence to Hogan, 1932-1940
Box 1, Folder 12 Correspondence to Hogan, 1935-1944
Box 1, Folder 13 Correspondence to Hogan, October 22, 1936; October 25, 1938; February 11, 1941 (3 items)

Box 1, Folder 14 Correspondence to Hogan, 1935-1936
Box 1, Folder 14 Correspondence to Hogan, 1938-1943
Box 1, Folder 16 Correspondence to Hogan, Howard J. Schmidt, March 13, 1936; February 18, 1939; August 24, 1943; February 8, 1953

(4 items)

Box 1, Folder 17 Correspondence to Hogan, 1935-1948
Box 1, Folder 18 Notes for bibliography