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Lesley Frost Ballantine, 1899-1983

Papers, 1905-1980

MC 185

24 boxes (8 cu.ft.)

About Lesley Frost Ballantine

Lesley Frost Ballantine, or Lesley Frost, as she always liked to be known, was the second child of Robert and Elinor Frost. She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on April 28, 1899. The Frosts moved to a farm in Derry, New Hampshire in the fall of 1900 when she was sixteen months old, and her early childhood there is documented in New Hampshire’s Child: The Derry Journals of Lesley Frost (1969). She attended Wellesley College in 1917, but left after one year, finding college life regimented and pointless, and did wartime work in an airplane factory instead. She later briefly attended Barnard College and the University of Michigan, but again did not adjust well to academic life. By the spring of 1924 she was managing a bookstore, The Open Book, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with her sister Marjorie. There she met, and in 1928 married, James Dwight Francis, son of a wealthy industrialist, but the marriage lasted only a few years. The couple had two daughters, Elinor, born in 1929, and Lesley Lee, born in June of 1931.

In the 1930s Lesley Frost taught at Rockford College in Illinois and at the King-Smith Studio for Girls in Washington, D.C. From 1945 to 1947 she was cultural officer and director of the United States Information Library in Madrid (“Casa Americana”), operated by the Office of War Information. The Library later became the American Library in Madrid with Frost in charge. She was the first woman sent to Latin America by the State Department to lecture on American literature (1948). In 1967 she founded La Escuela de la Tahona, a summer language school, in La Granja, near Madrid, where she had a home. In 1952 she married Dr. Joseph W. Ballantine, head of the State Department’s Far Eastern Division under Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Ballantine died in 1973.

Lesley Frost gained an international reputation for her correspondence with her father’s friends and for her articles and lectures on his work. She also wrote several children’s books, including Really Not Really and Digging Down to China, a novel, Murder At Large, and a book of poems Going On Two. She served as the first chairman of the Robert Frost Foundation and oversaw the restoration of the Frost farm in Derry, New Hampshire.

Lesley Frost died July 9, 1983 in Fairfield, Connecticut aged 84.

About the Lesley Frost Ballantine papers

The Lesley Frost Ballantine Collection is organized in two major series. The first series consists of material related directly to Lesley Frost Ballantine: five boxes of correspondence, much of it letters of condolence on the death of her father, Robert Frost, in January 1963; manuscripts, including the original source composition notebooks for New Hampshire’s Child and typed copies of several short stories and essays; materials documenting her varied career; newspaper clippings; works inscribed to her; and photographs. The second series consists of material related to Robert Frost: correspondence; publications; programs and commemorative items; works written about Frost; sound recordings; and objects and academic memorabilia. There is also a small amount of material pertaining to other members of the Frost family.

Folder Listing:

  1. Lesley Frost Ballantine
    1. Correspondence from Lesley Frost Ballantine
    2. Correspondence to Lesley Frost Ballantine
    3. Correspondence from others to others
    4. Writings
    5. Career
    6. Newspaper Clippings
    7. Works by Others
      1. Works Inscribed to LFB
      2. Other
      3. Book Dealers’ Catalogs
  2. Robert Frost
    1. Correspondence
      1. From Robert Frost (photocopies)
      2. To Robert Frost
    2. Published Works
    3. Programs
      1. Featuring RF’s work
      2. For events attended by RF
      3. For memorials for RF
    4. Robert Frost Farm, Derry, New Hampshire
    5. Works About Robert Frost
      1. Manuscripts of Frost Biographies
      2. Theses, Dissertations, and Other Academic Projects About Robert Frost
      3. Published Works About Robert Frost
      4. Miscellaneous
    6. Newspaper Clippings
    7. Robert Frost’s Poems Set to Music
    8. Oversize
  3. Other Members of the Frost family
    1. Frost Family
    2. Elinor Francis
    3. Joseph Ballantine
    4. Lesley Lee Francis
  4. Sound Recordings [being processed]
  5. Photographs [being processed]
  6. Objects and Academic Memorabilia [still being processed]

I. Lesley Frost Ballantine

A. Correspondence from Lesley Frost Ballantine

BOX 1
f.1 To Mr. Bolin, March 2, 1950 (1).
Thomas Coward, Coward McCann, Sept. 20, Sept. 26, 1945; Feb. 19, 1946; June 18, 1947 (4).
John Farrar, undated (1).
f.2 J[ames] Dwight Francis (husband), 1926 (8).
f.3 J. Dwight Francis, January-October 1927 (12).
f.4 J. Dwight Francis, November 1927 (10).
f.5 J. Dwight Francis, December 1927 (6).
f.6 J. Dwight Francis, January-February 1928 (9).
f.7 J. Dwight Francis, March-Dec. 1928 (7).
f.8 J. Dwight Francis, 1929-1931 (8).
f.9 J. Dwight Francis, undated (8).
f.10 J. Dwight Francis, undated (7).
f.11 Lesley Lee Francis (daughter), 19– -19– (13).
f.12 Mrs. Francis (mother-in-law), Jan. 26, 1927 (1).
f.13 “Franconia Place,” April 15, 1977 (1).
f.14 Carol Frost (brother), undated (1).
f.15 Elinor Frost (mother), 1918-1939 (13).
f.16 Elinor Frost, undated (8).
f.17 Elinor Frost, undated (7).
f.18 Lillian Frost (wife of Carol Frost), sister-in-law, n.d.(1).
f.19 Robert and Elinor Frost (parents), Sept. 21, 1917; Jan. 23, 1937; Oct. 22, 1937 (3).
f.20 Robert and Elinor Frost, undated (10).
f.21 Robert and Elinor Frost, undated (13).
f.22 Frost family, 1917 and undated (10).
f.23 Frost family, undated (13).
f.24 G. William Gahagan, California Friends of Robert Frost, Nov. 5, 1964 (1).
f.25 Family of William Geer (1).
f.26 John W. King, Governor of New Hampshire, Jan. 1964 (1).
Edward Connery Lathem, Jun 22, 1963 (1).
Archibald MacLeish, Dec. 17, 1946 (1).
f.27 New York Times Book Review, [1970] (1).
Publisher’s Weekly (Fred Melcher, editor), Nov. 27, 1945; Oct. 25, 1946 (2).
Daniel Smythe, Jan. 1966 (1).
Mrs. Souvaine, July 7, 1949 (1).
f28 Hope Stoddard, Aug. 29, 1923 (original); July 27, 1966; Aug. 25, 1967; Aug. 15, 1968; July 5, 1969; June 1973 (?); July 5, 1973; Oct. 4, 1976; Sept. 25, 1979; 2 undated (all photocopies except where noted) (11).
f.29 David Tatham, May 24, 1969 (1).
Dr. James Thorpe, Jan. 6, 1977 and Dec.9, 1977 (2).
Margaret White, Oct. 18, 1917 (1).
f.30 Rabbi Victor and Louise Reichert, Jan. 1, 1971 (photocopy) (1); Elizabeth, undated (1).
f.31 Letter fragments: “Roy”; “Governor Burns, Tallahassee, Florida,” both undated (2).

B. Correspondence to Lesley Frost Ballantine

BOX 2
f.1 From Antonio Abbiati, Bai Rossi Art Memorials, Inc., March 23, 1964 (1).
Abernethy Library, Middlebury College, n.d. (1).
Academy of Arts and Letters/National Institute of Arts and Letters [telegram], Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Elisabeth Achelis, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Virginia Adam, Oct. 13, 1937 (1).
Eva Adams, Director of the Mint, Nov. 16, 1961; Aug. 30, 1963 (2).
Faye Carr Adams, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
J. Donald Adams, New York Times Book Review, Feb. 3, 1963 (1).
Sherman Adams, Chief of Staff, The White House, Oct. 23, 1955 (1).
Spiro Agnew, U.S. Vice-President, April 22, 1970 (1).
George D. Aiken, U.S. Senator, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
f.2 Louise Alexander, Jan. 29, 1963; Feb. 2, 1963 (2).
Maxwell Aley, author’s agent, July 17, 1950; May 22, 1952 (2).
Ann Allen, wife of Hervey Allen, July 15, 1957; undated (2).
Hervey Allen, author, May 31, 1938; July 17, 1944 (2).
American Security and Trust Company, July 16, 1941 (1).
The American Way (Diana Jones, Senior Editor), Nov. 27, 1973 (1).
Amherst College (Horace W. Hewlett, Secretary), March 8, 1963; (G. Armour Craig), April 4, 1963; (John William Ward), April 1, 1974 (3).
Amherst, Mass. Town Board of Selectmen, Feb, 20, 1963 (1).
f.3 Margaret Fishback Antolini, Feb. 19, 1963 (1).
Madeleine Appel, Feb 1, 1963 (1).
Robert Arculli, March 26, 1963 (1).
Norman Armour, Dec. 24, 1962 (1).
Masha Arms, Jan. 29, 1963; Feb. 22, 1963 (2).
f.4 Phyllis Armstrong, Feb, 1, 1963 (1).
Moss Asch (& Marion Dreisler), Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Charles Ascher, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Rudolph P. Atcon, Feb. 1958 (1).
Joseph Auslander, Christmas, 1961; Christmas 1962; Feb. 24, 1963; March 26, 1963 (4).
Radm. B.L. Austin, Office of Chief of Naval Operations, July 7, 1952 (1).
Mrs. Warren R. Austin, Feb. 5, 1963 (1).
f.5 Harold J. Baily, Feb. 8, 1963 (1) [copy].
Letitia Baldrige, Social Secretary, The White House, Oct. 8, 1962 (1).
Ball State University, April 1, 1970; June 3, 1970 (Frances Mayhew Rippy, co-editor of Forum); Feb. 22, 1972; June 22, 1972 (4).
Alice Ballantine, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Inie and Ben Ballantine, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Mercedes P. and Jose Balseiro, Jan. 31, 1962 (1).
Emily Barefield, March 26, 1963 (1).
Ed & Amy Barna, Robert Frost Farm, Derry N.H., Nov. 24, 1973; Aug. 3, 1974 (3).
Barnard College Athletic Association (Aldine Carter, Chairman of Baseball), 1919 (1).
f.6 Chris Barnes, June 21, 1976; Oct. 11, 1976; April 25, 1977; Jan. 12, 1978; April 29, 1978 (5).
Stringfellow Barr, President, St. John’s College, Annapolis MD, Jan. 27, 1941 (1).
Cornelia and Waller Barret, Dec. 16, 1968 (1).
Traute Barrett, Feb. 13, 1963; Dec. 23, n.d. (2).
Betty Bartholet, Jan. 29, 1963; Feb. 23, 1963 (2).
Edith Bartlett, March 21, 1938 (1).
Emma Barzani, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
f.7 Katharine Lee Bates, Jan. 21, 1918; Jan. 21, 1919; May 26, 1924 (3).
Carola and David Baumgardt, Aug. 3, 1944 (1).
Wilmer Douglas Bentley, Nov. 18, 1974 (1).
Ronald Bieganowski, December 24, 1976; May 19, 1977 (2).
Birch School, Merrick, Long Island (Judith Saber, librarian), Nov. 14, 1973 (1).
A. Allyn Bishop, May 19, 1954; June 2, 1954; June 13, 1957 (3).
Marjorie Bitker, Feb. 5, 1963 (1).
Marjorie Blatchford, Jan. 29 & Jan. 31, 1963 (2).
f.8 N. Arthur Bleau, April 14, 1977; April 20, 1977; Oct. 28, 1977; April 9, 1978 (4).
Katharine Bowen, n.d. (1).
Gamaliel Bradford, May 24, 1924 (1).
Anna Hempstead Branch, Jan. 17, 1920; May 10, 1925; Dec. 6, 1926 (3).
Zona Gale Breese, May 20, 1936 (1).
Mrs. Ellis O. Briggs, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
f.9 Margaret M. Brine, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
Broadcast Recording Service, Nov. 27, 1962 (1).
Jane C. Bronson, Aug. 4, 1966 (1).
Eva Nelson Brook, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Betty Brown, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Brownwood (Texas) Senior High School Junior Class, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Frances Dwight Buell, Aug. 12, 1970 (1).
Zoel Burickson, Feb. 4, 1970 (1).
Vincent Burns, Feb. 8, 1963 (1).
Butler County Historical Society, El Dorado, Kansas (Charles E. Heilmann), Feb. 27, 1964; March 14, 1964 (2).
Edna Hanley Byers, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Witter Bynner, May 29, 1924 (1).
Thomas and Beatrice Byrne-McKernan, Feb. 4, 1963 (1).
f.10 Caedmon Records (Ward Botsford, April 22, 1976); (Linda Morgenstern, June 3, 1976) (2).
Elsie Caldwell, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Gene Caldwell, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
John C. Caldwell, May 5, 8, 10, 14, 15, and 19, 1951; July 23, 1951; Aug. 4, 13 (3), 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 27, 29, and 30, 1951; Nov. 27, 1951; Oct. 11, 1955, Nov. 18, 1955, and one undated letter (23).
f.11 Taylor Caldwell (Janet T.C. Reback), April 20, 1961 (1). Staunton Calvert, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
Jean Carlson, Jan. 29, 1963 (2).
Grace and Telesforo Casanova, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
Francis Case, U.S. Senator from South Dakota, March 28, 1962 (1).
Gordon K. Chalmers, Aug. 14, 1934; Jan. 15, 1935; Sept. 15, 1950 (3).
Anne Chamberlain, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
Channel Press (Leonard R. Harris), Oct. 16, 1962 (1).
f.12 James Chapin, June 18, 1924; Oct. 30, 1924; Nov. 21, 1925; Sept. 24, 1954; Oct. 11, 1954 [copy of letter to The National Gallery re: portrait of Robert Frost]; Dec. 1954; March 29, 1955; Jan. 25, 1956; Feb. 5, 1963; March 23, 1964; April 20, 1972, and two undated letters (13).
Mary Chapin, Jan. 24, 1955; Feb. 1, 1972; July 2, 1973; June 18, 1975; Aug. 19, 1975 (5).
f.13 Frank Swift Chase, Jan. 3, 1949; Jan. 22, 1949 (2).
N. Louise Chase, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Peggy Cheetham, Oct. 9, 1927 (1).
Leo Cherne, Jan. 29, 1963; Dec. 23, 1963; April 10, 1967; April 13, 1967; May 31, 1977 (5).
Children’s Book Guild (Matilda Young, Secretary), June 3, 1953 (1).
China Poets Association (Chung Ting-wen, Chairman), Feb. 1, 1963 [in Chinese with translation by USIS Taipei] (1).
Henry Christman, March 10, 1966 (1).
John Ciardi, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Gertrude Claytor, Feb. 7, 1963; Feb. 21, 1963 (2).
Cyril Clemens, editor Mark Twain Journal, April 7, 1972 (1).
f.14 Stanwood and Nazan Cobb, n.d. (1).
Padraic Colum, Nov. 15, 1923; Dec. 3, 10, 1924; Sept. 7, 1925; Christmas, 1925; Sept. 15, 1927; Nov. 28, 1941; Feb/March 1942; March 19, 1942; April 2, 1942; April (?), 1942; March 16, 1943; Feb. 13, 1963; July 29, n.y.; Christmas, n.y. (15).
Mary Colum, The Poetry Guild, May 18, 1942 (1).
f.15 Gladys Ewing Combes, March 9, 1951, March 23, 1953; Dec. 1, 1958; Jan.30, 1963; Feb. 4, 1963 (5).
Isabel Fiske Conant, June 3, 1938; Sept. 15, 1938; March 12, 1939; March 23, 1939; May 28, 1941; Oct. 17, 1941 (6).
f.16 John Cone (brother-in-law), Jan. 21, 1946; Oct. 21, 1946 (2).
Mary Cone, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Russel Conklin, Feb. 23, 1974 (1).
Grace Hazard Conkling, Nov. 15, 1924 (1).
Peggy Constantine, Dec. 12, 1947 (1).
Contemporary Authors, Sept. 5, 1975; May 2, 1979 (2).
“Teeter” Cook, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Camilla A. Corbin, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Hermann W. Williams, Secretary), July 1, 1954 (1).
Bob Corry, Aug. 12, 1934 (1).
Coward-McCann (Thomas Coward, publisher), Dec. 3, 1929; March 1938; March 15, 1944; March 27, 1946 (4).
f.17 E. Hyde Cox, Feb. 10, 1963; Sept. 20, 1974; May 21, 1977 (3).
Wilbur Cross, editor, The Yale Review, May 31, 1924; Jan. 11, 1935 (2).
Blanche Daly, Feb. 7, 1963 (1).
Hannah Daniel, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Zilpha A. Danner, Oct. 21, 1970; Oct. 22, 1970.
Fred Darsey, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Daughters of the American Revolution, State of Illinois, March 16, 1949 (1).
f.18 Anna Dawes, Jan. 18, 1930 (1).
Edward Davison, May 30, 1926; April 12, 1935; Sept. 6, 1952; Oct. 1, 1960; Jan. 30, 1963 (5).
Martha Deane, Nov. 6, 1963 (1).
Walter De La Mare, Nov. 9, 1924 (1).
Dell Publishing Company, Inc. (Albert Delacorte), Jan. 19, 1949 (1).
Dorothy de Pedraza, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Nellie & Isadore de Pedraza, Dec. 10, 1963 (1).
Devin Adair Co. (Devin A. Garrity), April 29, 1969 (1).
Jean K. Dickie, Feb. 7, 1962; Jan. 29, 1963 (2).
Rose Dobbs (forwarded letter from Child Life), March 8, 1940 (1).
Lester L. Doniger, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
George H. Doran Company (The Bookman), Jan. 24, 1924 (1).
Lucile Dudgeon, US Information Service, Jan. 22, 1948 (1).
Florence E. Durgin, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
f.19 Alma Lee Elliott, Dec. 1, 1942; April 21, 1957 (2).
Melin Ellison, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Marifrances Englehardt, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Ruth Schuyler English, Dec. 15, 1969 (1).
Ladislas Farago, Aug. 5, 1954; Dec. 18, 1972 (2).
Jessie Farnham, April 1961; Jan. 29, 1963 (2).
John Farrar, Farrar & Rinehart, July 5, 1929 (1).
Alfred A. Feisal, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Thomas Hornsby Ferril, March 4, 1960 (1).
Elizabeth C. Field, Christmas, n.y. (1).
Sara Teasdale-Filsinger, Jan. 15, 1928 (1).
Fine Editions Press, April 10, 1951 (1).
Maurice Firuski, Dunster House Bookshop, Cambridge MA, Dec. 15, 1924 (1).
f.20 Dorothy Canfield Fisher, May 28, 1927; Dec. 26, 1929; Feb. 1, 1940; Nov. 19, 1940; Sept. 10, 1941; Oct. 7, 1941; Nov. 6, 1941; Jan. 5, 1946; April 15, 1949; Dec. 20, 1951; Aug. 1, 1952; Aug. 4, 1952; Jan. 3, 1953; May 11, 1954; Jan. 5, 1955; Jan. 11, 1956; March 8, 1957; March 22, n.y.; Sept. 8, n.y.; Oct. 32, n.y.; Friday, Aug. 8, n.y.; Tuesday, Aug. 12, n.y.; Tuesday, n.d.; undated card; copies of letters re: death of Capt. James Canfield, her son, 1945 (25).

BOX 3
f.1 Jim Flanders, March 7, 1953; April 2, 1963 (2).
Edith Hazard Fobes, Oct. 18, 1917; Oct. 5, 1919; Jan. 7, 1920; Feb. 2, 1920; March 4, 1920; Sept. 24, 1920 (6).
Charles Foltz, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Frances Foltz, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Agnes & Henry Francis (former husband’s parents), June 5, 1935 (from Henry); (telegram), March 21, 1938 (2).
[J. Dwight Francis] (former husband), May 3, 1934 (1).
Lesley Lee Francis (Zimic) (daughter), Aug. 2, 1966 (1).
Sister M. John Francis, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Sadie Fraser, Christmas, n.y. (1).
Willard Fraser (brother-in-law, Marjorie’s husband), April 8, 1934 (1).
Mary French, Sept. 25, 1927 (1).
[Elizabeth] Friedl, Nov. 17, 1963 (1).

Frost Family

f.2 Carol Frost (brother), Oct. 5, 1918; Nov. 4, 1919; five undated letters, and one fragment of a letter, undated (8).
f.3 Elinor W. Frost (mother), Feb. 4, 1919; Sept. 27, 1920; June 8, 1933; April 9, 1934; April –, 1934 (2); Dec. 27, 1934 (7).
f.4 Elinor W. Frost, Jan. 14, 1935; Oct. 14, 1937; Oct. 21, 1937; Oct. 27, 1937; Oct. 29, 1937 (5).
f.5 Elinor W. Frost, undated (8).
f.6 Elinor Frost, undated (13).
f.7 Irma Frost (sister), Oct. 12, 1918; [May 1934]; twelve undated letters (13).
f.8 Joe Frost (cousin), April 28, 1970 (1); Lillian Frost (sister-in-law, wife of Carol Frost), Feb. 21, 1939, and one undated letter (2); Marjorie Frost (sister), one undated letter (1).
f.9 Robert Frost (father), originals: Sept. 26, 1917; May 2, 1934; April 11, 1935; Dec. 3, 1938; Jan. 12, 1939; March 8, 1940; July 7, 1952; Aug. 1954; Nov. 4, 1957; Dec. 16, 1962 (all but three are Western Union telegrams) (10).
f.10 Robert Frost, photocopies: Feb. 15, 1915; Dec. 3, 1917; Dec. 9, 1917; March 18, 1918; May 3, 1918; Oct. 18, 1918; Oct. 24, 1918; Nov. 5, 1918 (8).
f.11 Robert Frost, photocopies: Jan. 25, 1919; Jan. 28, 1919; Feb. 17, 1919; March 24, 1919; April 3, 1919; April 28, 1919; May 20, 1919; May 22, 1919; Nov. 4, 1919 (9).
f.12 Robert Frost, photocopies: Jan. 28, 1920; March 11, 1920; March 18, 1920; April 23, 1920; Sept. 19, 1920; Oct. 14, 1920; April 17, 1926; Aug. 3, 1928; Aug. 21, 1928; Aug. 23, 1928; Sept. 11 1928 (11).
f.13 Robert Frost, photocopies: April 20, 1934; n.d [1934]; Mar. 23, 1935; Oct. 8, 1935; n.d [1935]; Sept. 30, 1937; Oct. 25, 1937 (7).
f.14 Robert Frost, photocopies: Sept. 7, 1938; Feb. 25, 1939; n.d [1939]; Feb. 12, 1941; Nov. 7, 1941; Oct. 8, 1942; April 21, 1943; July 9, 1943; Oct. 14, 1943; Dec. 1943 (10).
f.15 Robert Frost, photocopies: Sept. 2, 1944; Nov. 5, 1945 or 1946; n.d., [1950]; Jan. 19, 1951; June 20, 1951; Dec. 19, 1951; May 1, 1954; Jan. 12, 1963 (8).
f.16 Robert Frost, photocopies: undated (7).
f.17 Robert Frost, photocopies: undated (7).
f.18 Robert Frost, photocopies: undated fragments (4).

f.19 John E. Frost, March 25, 1931 (1).
Josephine Frost, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Capt. Walter Archer Frost, Jan. 29, 1963 (1). (all unrelated to family).
f.20 G. William Gahagan, California Friends of Robert Frost, Nov. 12, 1964; March 22, 1965; May 7, 1965; March 28, 1966; Oct. 8, 1966; Nov. 4, 1966; Jan. 5, 1967; March 17, 1967; March 27, 1967; March 30, 1967 [date on envelope; copy of letter to Gahagan from Newent School in Gloucs., England] (10).
f.21 G. William Gahagan, Jan. 13, 1971; Jan. 5, 1972; Oct. 17, 1972; [n.d.] 1973; [March 1974?]; May 20, 1975 (6).
f.22 G. William Gahagan, June 14, 1976; May 23, 1977; Dec. 19, 1977; Feb. 10, 1978; April 12, 1978; April 26, 1978; May 25, 1978 (7).

f.23 Will Geer, Christmas, n.y.(1).
Anne [Morrison] Gentry, Jan. 12, 1963 (1).
Elinor Gerould, n.d. (1).
Ruth Gibson, n.d. (1).
Fannie S. Gifford, n.d. (1).
Joyce B. Glen, March 7, 1959; Feb. 22, 1963 (2).
W.C. Goodson, May 9, 1938 (1).
Connie Goss, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Elizabeth Gossett, Feb. 18, 1963 (1).
f.24 Arnold E. “Ned” Grade, March 2, 1968; March 12, 1968; April 25, 1969; June 16, 1970; July 21, 1970; Oct. 2, 1970; March 21, 1972; Aug. 25, 1972; Oct. 29, 1972; Christmas 1972; Sept. 18, 1973; Jan. 9, 1974; March 11, 1974; March 29, 1974; April 24, 1975 (15).
f.25 Arnold E. “Ned” Grade, May 21, 1970; June 4, 1971; July 23, 1971; and 8 undated (11).
f.26 Helen Grant, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Gladys Perkins Greenwood, Oct. 16, 1972 (1).
Cay [Mrs. Hugh] Gregg, May 23, 1974; June 6, 1974 (2).
Don Greiner, Nov. 29, 1973 (1).
Lisa Grenelle, n.d. (1).
Mollie Grimes, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).

BOX 4
f.1 Hadassah (Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.), Dec. 17, 1963 (1).
John Joseph Hagedorn, undated (1).
Mrs. Sherman P. Haight, Feb. 13, 1963 (1).
Pennington Haile, Feb. 5, 1963 (1).
Dorothy Judd Hall, Jan. 20, 1962; Jan. 29, 1963; June 20, 1970; Dec. 15, 1977; Feb. 14, 1978; June 22, 1978 (6).
G.K. Hall & Co., May 4, 1978; June 15, 1978 (2).
Mrs. William Haller, n.d. (1).
f.2 G.Richard Hamilton, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Evelyn Alice Hanley, Jan. 4, 1963 (1).
Clair Cameron Hanson, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Alfred Harcourt, Feb. 6, 1919; Dec. 20, 1924 (2).
Harcourt, Brace and Company, Nov. 28, 1938 (1).
Gringard Harmsen, Feb. 20, 1938 (1).
Harper & Row (Cass Canfield), March 20, 1944 (1).
f.3 Kathryn Gibbs Harris, Sept. 14, 1977; Sept. 25, 1977; Oct. 2, 1977; Nov. 28, 1977; Dec. 6, 1977; Dec. 20, 1977; Dec. 25, 1977; Dec. 31, 1977 (8).
f.4 Kathryn Gibbs Harris, Jan. 19, 1978; Jan. 24, 1978; Jan. 28, 1978; Feb. 25, 1978; March 1978; April 4, 1978; April 10, 1978; April 19, 1978; April 28, 1978; June 7, 1978; June 13, 1978 (11).
f.5 Vera W. Harvey (neice), Jan. 11, 1939; Dec. 7, 1940; April 17, 1971; Feb. 21,1973; (4).
Paul & Dorothy Hatch, Dec. 17, 1968 (1).
Beulah Hawkins, Dec. 27, 1912 [?] ; Jan. 23, 1913 (2).
Phyllis McGinley Hayden, Feb. 13, 1960; Jan. 30, 1963 (2).
Gregory Henderson, July 19, 1963 (1).
Alma Hess, Feb. 7, 1963 (1).
f.6 Roger B. Hickler, Feb. 4, 1963 (1).
Vivian W. Hilborn, Jan. 25, 1978 (1).
Hill & Knowlton, Inc. (Mary L.T. Brown), April 1950 (1).
Anita Hoffman, March 20, 1937 (1).
Bob & Anne Hoffman, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Elsa Holch, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Barbara and Ray Holden, Dec. 21, 1952; Christmas 1955; Christmas 1960; 4 Christmas cards, n.y. (7).
Edwin W. Holden, Oct. 7, 1939 (1).
f.7 Enid Hollister, Oct. 13, 1919 (1).
Sally Randall Holmes, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Henry Holt & Co., Jan. 2, 1930 (Herschel Brickell); Feb. 20, 1939; March 25, 1946 (William Sloane); Nov. 14, 1949; March 3 1954; March 9, 1959; June 9, 1960; May 1, 1961 [Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.]; Feb. 19, 1963 (2); March 5, 1963; March 13, 1964; May 14, 1964; Nov. 20, 1972; one undated letter from “Ellen” (15).
Jay B. Hubbell, Sr., Nov. 18, 1978 (1).
David & Robin Hudnut, Dec. 7, 1979; one undated letter (2).
f.8 f.8 Jean P. Huiry, May 27, 1929 (1).
Fannie Hurst, Dec. 11, 1960; April 19, 1961; Nov. 14, 1962; Jan. 29, 1963; Dec. 13, 1963; Dec. 1966; one undated note (7).
Ingalls Associates, Inc. (S. Joseph Hoffman, Exec. V-P), Feb. 10, 1971 (1).
Dorothy Ingling, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Carmen Irigany, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Ruth Jackman, Feb. 25, 1963 (1).
Elizabeth Jackson, Feb. 3, 1963; Feb. 22, 1963 (2).
John W. Jackson, March 26, 1963 (1).
Janet C. Jaeger, Nov. 10, 1964 (1).
J.M.N. Jeffries, Aug. 29, 1947; Nov. 26, 1947; Dec. 12, 1947 (3).
Gertrude Jesseman, April 20, 1920 (1).
f.9 Bernice Johns, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Bettie Caine Johnson, Feb. 5, 1963 (1).
Lyndon B. Johnson, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Ellen L. Jones, Feb. 3, 1937 [has notation by Robert Frost] (1).
The Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts (Charles Green, Librarian), Jan. 11, 1940; April 5, 1940; Aug. 12, 1941; Feb. 28, 1945; Feb. 10, 1955; Dec. 28, 1955; Dec. 29, 1958; Dec. 8, 1959; Jan. 7, 1960: Feb. 4, 1960; Feb. 25, 1960; Dec. 23, 1960; July 14, 1961; July 25, 1962; Nov. 7, 1962; Feb. 1, 1963; Jan. 8, 1964; April 18, 1964; April 20, 1964 (19); William F. Merrill, Director), Dec. 5, 1958 (1).
f.10 James Joyce, n.d.(1).
MacKinlay Kantor, Nov. 24, 1952; Oct. 18, 1960; one undated letter (3).
Valentin Kataev, Viktor Rozov, Freda Lurye (Soviet writers), Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Enit Kaufman, July 3, 1944; Sept. 21, 1944; May 15, 1947; Oct. 27, 1947; Jan. 4, 1948; undated postcard; photocopied newspaper clippings (7).
Edward Kaufmann, Oct. 22, 1947 (1).
Margaret Keegan, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Ernest A. Kehr (New York Herald Tribune), Feb.1, 1963 (1).
f.11 Jacqueline Kennedy (The White House), Sept. 9, 1961 (1).
Ruth Lee Kennedy, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
John W. King, Governor of New Hampshire, Jan. 10, 1964; March 1, 1966 (2).
Harold Kline, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Ronnie and John Knapp, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Walter Koczera, Feb. 6, 1963 (1).
David Kraehenbuehl, May 12, 1955 (1).
Louis L. Kramer, Nov. 22, 1924 (1).
Alfred Kreymborg, July 14, 1924 (1).
Nikita Kruschev, Jan. 29, 1963 (with English translation) (1).
Ladies’ Home Journal (Bruce Gould), April 26, 1949 (1).
Isabel de Lafuente, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Gloria W. Lannom, Jan. 3, 1963; Feb. 1, 1963 (2).
Ruth Larned, Feb. 6, 1963 (1).
George Larsinos, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
f.12 Edward C. Lathem, Jan. 30, 1963; June 13, 1963, Christmas 1963 (3).
Reginald & Gladys Laubin, Feb. 5, 1963 (1).
Lawrence Public Library, Massachusetts, June 15, 1971 (1).
League of American Writers (Franklin Folsom, Executive Secretary) (1).
Muna Lee, July 21, 1955 (1).
Tracy L’Engle, Aug. 15, 1927 (1).
Ruth Coleman Levitan, Feb. 3, 1963 (1).
Library of Congress (Roy P. Basler, Director, Verner W. Clapp, Chief Assistant Librarian), Oct. 14, 1955; Oct. 25, 1955; Nov. 6, 1955; Feb. 1, 1963 (4).
Librarian of Congress (Archibald MacLeish, Jan. 8, 1943; Luther H. Evans, May 21, 1953; L. Quincy Mumford, Feb. 14, 1963) (3).
Helen Liencres, Nov. 27, 1947, and one undated card (2).
Elizabeth Lindsay, (wife of Vachel Lindsay), undated (2).
Janice R. Lit, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Arthur P. Lites (via Coward McCann), Nov. 19, 1943 (1).
f.13 Dorothy Clarkson Lloyd, March 18, 1969 [contains 35 page unpublished essay on Robert Frost and a short story "Fern"] (1).
Georgianna Lockman, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
William Loeb, Jan. 14, 1966 (1).
The London Mercury, July 25, 1924 (1).
f.14 John L. Lowes, May 27, 1924 (1).
Bernice S. Lurie, Nov. 1, 1973 (1).
Clifford Lyons, Dec. 11, 1976; Nov. 27, 1977; Feb. 1, 1979 (3).
f.15 Jessica MacDonald, Nov. 2, 1934 (1).
Stanley McDonald, Jr., (Library Director, Framingham State College, Massachusetts), May 23, 1977 (1).
MacDowell Colony [with program], Nov. 21, 1974 (1).
Evangeline (“Van”) Machlin, Town of Franconia/Frost Place, Sept. 8, 1976 (1).
Alice McKenzie, Clearwater Sun, Sept. 16, 1969 (1).
Newton F. McKeon, April 17, 1974 (1).
Archibald MacLeish, Dec. 2, 1946; May 22, 1947 (2).
Lincoln MacVeagh, Nov. 7, 1947; Nov. 25, 1947; Dec. 19, 1947; Dec. 24, 1947; Jan. 19, 1948 (5).
Leon A. Makielski, Sept. 13, 1963 (1).
Mallery’s, Christmas 1919 (1).
Tony Mancino, Christmas, n.y. (1).
Harold Mantell, May 21, 1973; Sept. 17, 1973 [copies] (2).
Michelle Marchesano, March 6, 1969 (1).
Judith Marechal, producer of An Evening’s Frost at the Theatre de Lys, NYC, Sept. 18, 1965 (1).
Inés de Muñoz Marín, Oct. 31, 1962; Dec. 22, 1961 (2).
Marion Marshall. Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Anne Marx, Oct. 25, 1962 (1).
Eleanor Mather, Jan. 29, 1963; one undated (2).
f.16 Marguerite Melcher, March 22, 1938; Oct. 17, 1938; Feb. 12, 1939; Jan. 9, 1962; Jan. 31, 1963; Feb. 4, 1963; Christmas 1963; Christmas 1963 (booklet of poetry by her, design by Nonny Hogrogian) (8).
Merrick Art Gallery, Peter Vedrinsky, director, Jan. 30, 1974 (1).
Willie A. Metcalfe, Oct. 2, 1938 (1).
Methuen, Massachusetts, Office of the Town Clerk, March 16, 1966 (1).
Ann Mittleman, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Harriet Moody, July 7, 1924 (1).
Marianne Moore, June 20, 1961; Jan. 23, 1962; Oct. 29, 1962 (3).
Merrill Moore, Sept. 16, 1941 (1).
Frank Moriarty, May 17, 1974 (1).
f.17 Kathleen (Kay) Morrison, Robert Frost’s secretary and companion, April 12, 1939; Dec. 5, 1939; Dec. 7, 1939; Jan. 17, 1940; Oct.2, 1940; Nov. 23, 1941; Feb. 6, 1942; Oct. 20, 1942; Feb. 8, 1944; March 14, 1944; Nov. 2, 1944; Nov. 6, 1944; March 21, 1945; Jan. 6, 1948; June 2, 1948; July 1, 1948; Feb. 19, 1954; Aug. 7, 1962; 10 undated letters (28).
f.18 Edward (Ted) Morrison, Feb. 13, 1938 (1).
Helen Muir, Feb. 19, 1976 (1).
Lucy Muir, Jan. 13, 1917 (1).
Holly & John Nash, Christmas 1960 [booklet of poem Foxface written by John Nash] (1).
National Broadcasting Company, Nov. 17, 1955 (1).
National Gallery of Art, John Walker, Chief Curator, May 10, 1954 (1).
National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (Liboria E. Romano, President), Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
National Review (William F. Buckley, Jr., editor), Jan. 2, 1956 (1).
Paul Neal, Christmas, n.y. (1).
Natalie Nelson, Jan. 28, 1963 (1).
Robert A. Nevers, Dec. 9, 1972; Feb. 3, 1974 (2).
New Hampshire Dept. of Resources and Economic Development (Judy S. Cummings), Aug. 6, 1979 (1).
New York Times Book Review (Francis Brown, editor), Aug. 25, 1970 (1).
New York University Libraries (Charles F. Gosnell, director), Feb. 2, 1965 (1).
New York Writers Guild, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Robert Newdick, March 24, 1938; May 30, 1938; May 10, 1939; Sept. 15, 1938 [copy]; Oct. 3, 1938 [copy]; one undated letter (5).
Barry Newton, April 15, 1974 (1).
f.19 Gloria Nicholas, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Leonora Nichols, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Clara Marie Niebuhr, Feb. 3, 1963 (1).
The Nonesuch Press (Vera Mendel), July 22, 1924 (1).
Irene R. O’Crowley, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
David L. Ogletree, Oct. 31, 1973; May 20, 1974; June 13, 1974 (3).
L. (Brooks?) O’Herron, May 20, 1963 (1).
Helen O’Herron, May 21, 1929 (1).
Leonora O’Herron, June 12, 1928, and 2 undated (3).
Mary Oliver, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
f.20 Packer Collegiate Institute, 1977 (1).
Esther E. Palmer, April 26, 1968 [copy] (1).
Helen Park, May 6, 1974 (1).
Patterns, Sept. 20, 1954 (1).
Mary K. Patterson, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Sue B. Payne, undated (1).
Gladys Peck, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
The P.E.N. American Center, April 4, 1963 (1).
Penfield Senior High School, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Claude Pepper, U.S. House Representative, Florida, Dec. 16, 1967 (1).
Lesley & Forrest Perrin, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Sylvia W. Perry, Feb. 19, 1964 (1).
Valentine Phillips, n.d. (1).
Jane Pillsbury, Jan. 25, 1966 (1).
John Pillsbury, Aug. 6, 1966; Nov. 23, 1966; May 12, 1977 (3).
Poetry Center of New York, Elizabeth Kray, April 15, 1962 (1).
Poetry Pilot, Feb. 1963 (1).
f.21 Poetry Society of America (A.M. Sullivan, President; Gustav Davidson, secretary; Maurice E. Pelaubet, treasurer), Jan. 16, 1941; Sept. 22, 1949; Sept. 26, 1949; Oct. 14, 1950; Oct. 23, 1950; Jan. 18, 1951; Sept. 20, 1952; Feb. 24, 1953; Nov. 20, 1953; March 12, 1954; May 8, 1958; Dec. 26, 1959; March 14, 1962; Feb. 1, 1963; two undated items (16).
Poetry Society of Texas (Marvin Davis Winsett, President), Jan. 29, 1963 (1).

BOX 5
f.1 Lilias W. Prescott, Feb. 10, 1963 (1).
Publishers’ Weekly (Frederic Melcher, editor), Aug. 23, 1924; June 29, 1928; Sept. 24, 1934; May 26, 1938 (4).
Mildred Quain, July 24, 1965 (1).
Loretta Capell Rabenhorst, Dec. 7, 1938 (1).
Frank Prentice Rand, Feb. 7, 1970 (1).
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, April 26, 1949 (1).
Robert Raynolds, Oct. 26, 1959; Oct. 12, 1962 (2).
Elizabeth Ready, Jan. 29, 1962 [sic] (1).
Clinton August Reams, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Milton Reder, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Meredith Reed, May 25, 1978 (1).
Lizette Reese, May 25, 1924; July 16, 1926, Oct. 10, 1926 (3).
Henry Regnery Company (Howard Clark), Sept. 23, 1953 (1).
Victor E. Reichert, Dec. 23, 1973; Jan. 1, 1978; March 17, 1982 (3).
Barbara Remington, Jan. 29, 1963; Dec. 24, n.y. (2).
“Pete” Remington, Feb. 9, 1963; Eleanor Rent, Feb. 6, 1963 (1).
Elizabeth Reynard, undated (1).
f.2 Grace Riddle, Aug. 27, 1976 (1).
Ripton Free Library, Feb. 25, 1963 (1).
Dr. J. Sydney RitterJan. 29, 1963 (1).
Aria Cutting Roberts, Nov. 22, 1969; booklet “Christmastime Greetings” (2).
Selden Rodman, April 23, 1973; May 7, 1973; May 14, 1973 (3).
Fred Rogers, June 23, 1977; Dec. 2, 1977 (2).
Mrs. Ricardo Romero, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
E. Merrill Root, Feb. 18, 1963 (1).
f.3 Eleanor Roosevelt, April 19, 1949 (1).
Arthur Rosenbaum, Dec. 29, 1927 (1).
Ruth Lampland Ross, Jan. 30, 1963; undated (2).
Hans Rothe, Aug. 19, 1947; Sept. 17, 1947 (2).
The Rovenski Family, Feb. 7, 1963 (1).
Rowell, Clay & Eastham (Wilbur Rowell), June 22, 1934 (1).
M.I. Rudomino, director of —? (telegram, in Russian), Jan. 30, 1963.
Ben Russell, June 6, 1918 (1).
Rutgers University Press (William Sloane), Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Leonard (?) Sanborn, Feb. 19, 1963 (1).
Carl Sandburg, July 31, 1926; Nov. 2, 1934; Nov. 9, 1939 (3).
Margaret Sandburg (Carl’s daughter), May 20, 1967 (1).
Priscilla Sangster, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Lew Sarett, July 31, 1926 (1).
Theodore W.L. Scheltema, Dec. 14, 1955 (1).
Jim Schendel, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
Howard G. Schmitt. Aug. 29, 1956; Aug. 10, 1962; March 28, 1963; one undated (4).
Schwab & Goldberg (Morton David Goldberg, partner), March 14, 1977 (1).
f.4 Albert Schweitzer, undated (1).
Marion K. Seavey, July 25, 1916 (1).
Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, April 22, 1958 (1).
Seven Gables Bookshop, Inc. (John S. Van E. Kohn), Jan. 27, 1971; April 20, 1972; Oct. 11, 1976 (3).
Shaw Junior High School, Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 1963 (2).
Mary A. Sheehan, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Bill Shuforth, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
f.5 Alida Smith, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
William Jay Smith, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Daniel Smythe, June 4, 1942; Oct. 13, 1943; Nov. 12, 1943; April 30, 1944; Aug. 1, 1944; Jan. 6, 1946; Sept. 8, 1948; Jan. 5, 1966; Aug. 17, 1970; Feb. 13, 1971; March 1, 1971; Dec. 7, 1972; July 8, 1975; July 9, 1975; Aug. 8, 1975; Dec. 21, 1975; Dec. 28, 1975; March 26, 1976; April 7, 1976; April 18, 1976; April 22, 1976; May 5, 1976 (22).
Ruth Smythe, Dec. 7, 1972; Dec. 29, 1975 (2).
f.6 Wilbert (Bill) Snow, Jan. 31, 1973; Aug. 30, 1973; Dec. 18, 1973; Sept. 12, 1974; Dec. 23, 1974; April 16, 1976; Dec. 27, 1976 (7).
David B. Sobernhund, Jan. 1963 (1).
Elizabeth M. Socha, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Wilma Soss, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Sound Technique, Nov. 27, 1962 (1).
The Speller Family, Jan. 1963 (1).
Chuck Speroni, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Kathleen Spivack, March 20, 1974 (1).
f.7 St. Lawrence University (Frank P. Piskor, President) Feb. 4, 1977; March 8, 1977; April 4, 1977; June 12, 1978; Sept. 20, 1979; 2 undated Christmas cards (7).
Walter Starkie, Dec. 1957; May 16, 1961; Jan. 29, 1962; Jan. 31, 1963; Jan. 14, 1966; April 2, 1967; April 6, 1967 (7).
State University of New York Press (Norman Mangouni, director), Oct. 19, 1970 (1).
Lore and Kurt Stavenhagen, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Gina Philips Stearns, undated (1).
Albert Sterner, Oct. 3, 1934 (1).
Hope Stoddard, May 6, 1961; Jan. 30, 1963; March 12, 1980 (3).
Story Parade, April 3, 1939; Oct. 9, 1939 (2).
Daniel M. Streeter, Oct. 11, 1927 (1).
Peggy Suggs, Jan. 29, 1964 (1).
f.8 William A. Sutton (Ball State University), March 6, 1970; Dec. 7, 1970; Dec. 15, 1970; Jan. 27, 1971; Feb. 22, 1971; March 15, 1971; April 6, 1971; Dec. 8, 1971 (8).
f.9 William A. Sutton, Jan. 25, 1972; Feb. 3, 1972; March 30, 1972; April 11, 1972; April 17, 1972; April 18, 1972; May 8, 1972; May 18, 1972; May 30, 1972; Sept. 11, 1972; Sept. 12, 1972; Sept. 14, 1972; Sept. 15, 1972; Oct. 4, 1972; Oct. 30, 1972; Dec. 4, 1972 (16).
f.10 William A. Sutton, Aug. 27, 1974; Oct. 14, 1974; Nov. 11, 1974; Jan. 14, 1975; Feb. 17, 1975; April 2, 1975; April 17, 1975; April 23, 1975; April 30, 1975; May 5, 1975; May 14, 1975 (11).
f.11 William A. Sutton, Aug. 20, 1976; Oct. 12, 1976; Oct. 26, 1976; June 6, 1977; June 24, 1977; July 25, 1977; reviews (7).
f.12 Swallow Press, Feb. 18, 1978 (1).
Lelle Swann, Jan. 31, 1963; March 6, 1970 (2).
Laura Perry Swinburne, 3 undated letters (3).
Booth Tarkington, July 18, 1924 (1).
David Tatham, Oct 21, 1966; June 8, 1971; pages 2 & 3 of an undated letter (3).
Ada Taylor, Feb. 4, 1963 (1).
Lucy Templeton, Dec. 19, 1929 (1).
Lawrance Thompson, Jan. 10, 1943 (?); May 9, 1956; May 19, 1967; Aug. 14, 1968 (4).
Margaret Thompson, Jan. 1952 (1).
Gale Thomson (Governor Meldrim Thomson’s wife), Feb. 26, 1974 (1).
Meldrim Thomson, Governor of New Hampshire, Oct. 30, 1973; Dec. 6, 1973 (letter to John Pillsbury forwarded by the latter); Jan. 22, 1974; Feb. 1, 1974; Feb. 22, 1974 (4).
f.13 Agnes Tibbetts, Feb. 3, 1963 (1).
E. Bernice Todd, Feb. 3, 1963 (1).
Judy Toll, Nov. 17, 1972 (1).
Ridgley Torrence, Dec. 8, 1926; Oct. 28, 1934; Nov. 7, 1934; Dec. 7, 1934 [photocopy] (4).
P. L. (Pamela) Travers, author of Mary Poppins, Nov. 2, 1941; Nov. 5, 1941; Nov. 7, 1941; May 2, 1946; Dec. 27, 1946; April 10, 1947; May 29, 1950; May 5, 1972; April 27, n.y; Sept.26, n.y; one undated letter (11).
Mildred Turner, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Nancy Byrd Turner, April 27, 1942; May 14, 1942 (2).
Cristina Trumpy, Feb. 4, 1963 (1).
TV-Time Recordings, Inc., Nov. 27, 1962 (1).
Carolyn Tyson, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
f.14 The United Educators, Inc. (Marilyn Robb Trier, editor, World Topics Year Book), June 4, 1968 (1).
United States Department of State, Henry F. Holland, Assistant Secretary, July 26, 1954 (1).
U.S. Foreign Service (Daryl D. Dayton, cultural attaché), Feb. 6, 1963 (cable translated into English from National Society of Greek Writers) (1).
U.S.I.S. Information Service (L.K. Little), April 4, 1955 (1).
University of Miami Woman’s Club, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
University Press of Mississippi, Dec. 29, 1977 (1).
Louis Untermeyer and Jean Starr Untermeyer, Sept. 25, 1917; Sept. 10, 1924; Feb. 4, 1925; Sept. 3, 1925; Sept. 8, 1925; May 14, 1938; Sept. 24, 1938; Oct. 11, 1938; Nov. 10, 1938; Dec. 15, 1938; Jan. 6, 1939; Feb. 20, 1940; April 18, 1949; Jan. 19, 1962; Aug. 24, 1962; Jan. 31, 1963; one undated letter (17).
f.15 Edrie Van Dore, July 22, 1961; Jan. 24, 1963; Feb. 8, 1963; one undated Christmas card (4).
Wade Van Dore, Feb. 4, 1973; March 8, 1978; (2).
Lillian Van Dusen, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
J.H. Vandever, Feb. 10, 1963 (1).
Joaquin Vaquero, Feb. 1, 1963 (in Spanish) (1).
Varsity (Columbia University, Virgil Markham), n.d. (1).
Charles Vicker, Jr., Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
f.16 Henry Wallace, Vice-President of the United States, Jan. 10, 1942, Easter 1942 (2).
Kate Glendinning Wanvig, Dec. 7, 1918 (2).
War Manpower Commission, Sept. 22, 1943 (1).
Jerry & Rella Warner, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr., March 1, 1932 (1).
The Washington Post (Christine Sadler), March 23, n.y. (1).
Marion Fleisher Wasserman, Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Ernest Watson, Nov. 3, 1924 (1).
Winston Weathers, undated Christmas greetings (1).
Glenway Wescott, Jan. 9, 1962 (1).
Rebecca West, Oct. 13, 1966 (1).
Phyllis Wheelock, Feb. 14, 1963 (1).
George Whicher, Sept. 26, 1949 (1).
Harriet Whicher, Feb. 5, 1963 (1).
Jack Whicher, Aug. 25, 1970 (1).
Whistler Society of New York (Appolonia H. Cassidy, President) Jan. 31, 1963; one undated letter (2).
Ruth Mellby White, Feb. 2, 1963 (1).
The White House, Assistant to the President, July 23, 1954 (1).
Eleanor Widger, Dec. 31, 1941 (1).
Ruth Wilder, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Marguerite Wilkinson, March 13, 1919; Sept. 14, 1919; Aug. 9, 1926; Nov. 5, 1926; June 28, 1927 (5).
f.17 Bethany L. Wilson, Jan. 29, 1963; Feb. 23, 1963 (2).
Charles S. Wilson, June 24, 1938 (1).
Kurt Winters, N.H. Senate Research Office, Nov. 17, 1977 (1).
WNYC, New York, Dec. 29, 1952 (1).
WNYE, New York Board of Education Radio Station (Jerry Silverstein, production manager), March 30, 1961 (1).
Ann Wolfe, Feb. 7, 1963 (1).
Mr. and Mrs. Max John Ramsden Wolfson, Jan. 20, 1963 (1).
Woman’s Day, Nov. 17, 1949; March 20, 1950 (Mabel Hill Souvaine, editor); March 31, 1950 (Anne McCaughey) (3).
Woman’s Home Companion (William A. H. Birnie), April 11, 1949 (1).
World Poetry Society (Bessie Wherry Noe, U.S. Liaison), April 4, 1978 (1).
Max Wylie, Jan. 31, 1963 and one undated (2).
Yale University, Feb. 4, 1963 (1).
Yankee, Inc. (Robb Sagendorph), Oct. 2, 1969 (1).
Portia Young, Jan. 28, 1963 (1).
Maude F. Zimmer, Feb. 22, 1963 (1).
f.18 Unidentified correspondents, arranged alphabetically by first name (B-F):
Bertha & Phil, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Betty, Feb. 3, 1963 (1).
Betty C.W., Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Catherine (telegram), March 21, 1938 (1).
Connie, Feb. 3, [1963?].
Doris (telegram), Nov. 27, 1962 (1).
Electra, Nov. 26, 1933 (1).
Elizabeth, Oct. 3, 1938 (1).
Elizabeth S., Jan. 31, 1963 (1).
Elizabeth & Wayne (Jamaica), Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Ellie, Feb. 1, 1963 (1).
Florence, Aug. 1, 1977 (1).
Florence, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Frances (Channel Press), Oct. 25, n.y. (1).
f.19 Unidentified correspondents, arranged alphabetically by first name (G-V and initialled only):
Georgia, July 30, 1963 (1).
Gertrude, June 4, 1918 (1).
Helen (?) (Beloit, Wisconsin), Jan. 10, 1962 (1).
Herbert, Feb. 6, 1963 (1).
Jane, [Jan. 1963] (1).
Lee (Philadelphia), May 4, 1934 [telegram] (1).
Lois, Jan. 29, 1963 (1).
Louis (House of Books, Ltd.), Aug. 7, 1953 (1).
Mavis, Dec. 1, 1950 (1).
Mildred, Dec. 20, 1957 (1).
Nelle, Feb. 9, 1963 (1).
Ruth, July 3, 1977 (1).
Ted, July 15, 1943 (1).
Tony, April 22, 1927 (1).
Vanessa, n.d. (1).
G.H.C., n.d. (1).
D.H., July 29, 1915 (1).
Thank you notes from class 3-2, n.p., Nov. 16, 1962.
Unidentifiable, July 27, 1914 (postcard from Ilfracombe, Somerset, England); n.d. (letter fragment about a Woodstock (Vt./N.H.?) ski race) (2).

C. Correspondence from others to others

BOX 5
f.20 Frost Family: Carol Frost to Robert & Elinor Frost, n.d. (2).
Elinor Frost to Irma Frost, April 18, 1919; n.d. (2).
Irma Frost to Elinor Frost, n.d. (4).
Marjorie Frost to Elinor Frost, n.d. (4).
Grandma (Elinor Frost) to Lesley Lee Francis, Aug. 5, 1935; July 3, 1937; July 7, 1937 (3).
Carol and Lillian Frost to Lesley Lee Francis, n.d. (1).
Lillian Frost to Lesley Lee Francis, July 26, 1938, Aug. 14, 1940 (2 postcards).
f.21 Elinor Frost to Mrs. Bromley, Sept. 6, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 27, n.y. (4) (photocopies).
Elinor Frost to Bernice Lurie, Sept. 2, May 11, Dec.4, n.y. (3) (photocopies).
Elinor Frost to Robert Newdick, Feb. 21, 1936 (photocopy) (1).
Elinor Frost to Esther [Palmer?], March 22, 1936 (1) (photocopy).
Elinor Frost to Hope Stoddard, Aug. 19, 1923 (1).
Ellen Knowles Eayrs to Elinor Frost (?), n.d. (1).
Edith Hazard Fobes to Elinor Frost, Oct. 5, 1919; June 17, n.y. (2).
Ridgely Torrence to Elinor Frost, May 19, 1936.
C.H. Presbrey, Presbrey-Leland Studios, to Lillian (Mrs. Carol) Frost, Sept. 5, 1941 (1).
Fred Waring to Willard Fraser (brother-in-law), April 9, 1946 (1).
David Haberly, University of Virginia, to Lesley [Lee Francis] Zimic (photocopy), Feb. 25, 1974 (1).
f.22 F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co. to Ruth Lampland Ross, April 3, 1967, and her reply, April 8, 1967 (2).
Robert Blair, The Vermont Book Shop, to Lawrance Thompson, Oct. 16, 1964 (1).
Ray L. Blozis, Philatelic Program Manager, U.S. Postal Services to John Pillsbury, March 27, 1974 (1).
Alan Cranston to William Gahagan, March 21, 1978 [copy of telegram] (1).
Delbert F. Downing, N.H. State Senator to Committee for Frost Stamp, March 19, 1974 (1).
Estate of Robert Lee Frost, Alfred C. Edwards, executor, to Kathryn Harris, Jan. 19, 1978 and her reply, Jan. 26, 1978 (2).
“Skez” Hornback to Joseph Ballantine, Jan. 30, 1963 (1).
Henry Regnery to Sidney Latham, May 9, 1952 (1).
Stanley Rice to Frost Homestead (includes 2 bookplates), May 15, 1971 (1).
Martin Sommers, Saturday Evening Post to Mrs. Aley, July 17, 1950 (1).
James B. Stewart to Joseph Ballantine, Feb. 4, 1963 (1).
Lawrance Thompson to Joseph Auslander, Library of Congress, March 10, 1941 (1).
Lawrance Thompson to California Historical Society, July 15, 1964 (1).
Louis Untermeyer to Edna Giesen, Aug. 27, 1947 (1).
Miss Walker (?) to University of Virginia Rare Book Department, Miss Joan Crane, Sept. 26, 1973 (1).
Marcella Comès Winslow to Lawrance Thompson, June 29, 1963 (includes color print of portrait of Robert Frost painted by her in 1952) (1).
Unidentified to Honorable Felix Frankfurt, March 17, 1962 (1).

D. Writings

1. New Hampshire’s Child

BOX 6
f.1 Notebooks later used as source material for New Hampshire’s Child: Compositions 1905.
f.2 Compositions 1905.
f.3 Compositions 1906.
f.4 Compositions 1906.
f.5 Compositions 1907.
f.6 Compositions 1908.
f.7 Index.
f.8 Reviews.

2. High School and College Exercises

f.9 High School Exercises 1914-1916.
f.10 College Exercises, 1917.
f.11 College Exercises, 1917.
f.12 College Exercises, 1918.
f.13 College Exercises, Oct.-Dec. 1919.
f.14 College Exercises, 1919.
f.15 College Exercises, 1920
f.16 College Exercises, undated.

3. Notebooks

BOX 7
f.1 Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated.
f.2 Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated.
f.3 Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated.
f.4 Notebook/Commonplace book (poetry), undated.
f.5 Notebook/Commonplace book (American history), undated.
f.6 Notebook/Commonplace book (American history), undated.
f.7 Typed excerpts from historical political speeches, and copy of The Congressional Record, 1951.

4. Short Stories and Essays:

a. From Really Not Really (typed except where noted)

f.8 Title page of draft of book then named Not Really! and Really—An Introduction by Louis Untermeyer.
f.9 “Paper Dolls.”
f.10 “Pineapple-Upside-Down Cake.”
f.11 “The Drawbridge.”
f.12 “Fairies in Our Garden.”
f.13 “The Unlucky Picnic.”
f.14 “How the Witch Caught Us.”
f.15 “Story-Telling Time.”
f.16 “The Giraffe Visits School.”
f.17 “I Hate Licorice.”
f.18 “Hi-Ho the Yo-Yo.”
f.19 “The Big Snow.”
f.20 “Ricky and the Elevator.”
f.21 “Rescued by Ricky.”
f.22 “Ricky to the Rescue.”
f.23 “Taking Ricky to Boston.”
f.24 “Digging Down to China.”
f.25 “Billy and the Calf.”
f.26 “Giraffe Lost” (longhand, in ink).

b. Other short stories

BOX 8
f.1 “Short Cut.”
f.2 “Veteran.”
f.3 “Claire-and-Clarice.”
f.4 “Cruise Crazy Quilt” (longhand, in ink).
f.5 “Brought to Earth.”
f.6 “First Class.”
f.7 “Slaying the Green-Eyed Monster.”
f.8 “Talk.”
f.9 “Gold in Jacalita – A Legendary Legend.”
f.10 “Reunion at Sea.”
f.11 “Outgrown.”
f.12 “Boomerang.”

c. Plays

f.13 “Hallowe’en.”
f.14 “Iron Pyrites (A Play in One Act).”

d. Poetry

f.15 Poetry: “Speaking to the Pine,” “The Little Knowledge,” “American Flight 17 – East,” “A Considerable Speck,” “I pray, and this my prayer.”

e. Essays

f.16 “Calling All Chipmunks.”
f.17 “Certain Intensities” [Photocopy].
f.18 “‘Huyler Cooke’ -Alias Wilbur J.” [handwritten].
f.19 “Introduction to the Virginia Bibliography.”
f.20 “Lesley Frost.”
f.21 “Parents!”
f.22 Untitled [about a bus trip in Spain, 1945] (2 drafts).
f.23 Untitled [about childhood reading].
f.24 Untitled [about christmas].
f.25 Untitled [about collecting] [handwritten and typed copies].
f.26 Untitled [about flying].
f.27 Untitled [about Latin American art] [handwritten].
f.28 Untitled [about little theatres].
f.29 Untitled [about Mexico].
f.30 Untitled [about Robert Frost] [photocopy].
f.31 “Epilogue” to The Bewitched Parsonage by William Stanley Braithwaite, Coward McCann, 1950.
f.32 Review of “Immortal Wheat” by Kathleen Wallace.
f.33 Outline and bibliography for a work on the Piscataqua River.
f.34 Miscellaneous Notes and Essay Fragments.
f.35 Miscellaneous Notes and Essay Fragments.
f.36 Miscellaneous Notes and Essay Fragments.

5. Published Works

f.37 “The Knapsack of the Open Book,” Publishers’ Weekly, July 7, 1928, pp. 25-27.
“Maddox House Bookshop. A New Experiment in College Bookstores,” Publishers’ Weekly, Nov. 10, 1934 [2 copies, typed mss].
“A Mexican Eden,” Berkshire Evening Eagle, Oct. 8, 1937, p.16 [photocopy].
“Credo,” Tete-A-Tete, May 1939 [photocopy].
f.38 “Take It Easy with Children,” typed draft; typed mss.; blurb, 1949.
f.39 “Take It Easy with Children,” Woman’s Day, April 1950, p.41. Relevant pages from magazine, and also complete issue.
f.40 “Now They Stay in School Gladly,” Woman’s Day, March 1951, p.69. Carbon copy of typed draft; relevant pages from magazine.
f.41 “Latin America Comes to Nashville,” Catholic Digest, August 1953, pp. 24-27. Complete issue of magazine.
f.42 “Our Family Christmas,” Redbook Magazine, Dec. 1963, p.45. Typed mss., alternate draft entitled “Christmastide: Frost on Frost,” and relevant pages from magazine.
f.43 Adapted retrospective essay from “New Hampshire’s Child,” University Review, State University of New York, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 1969, pp. 15-17.
f.44 “Robert Frost Remembered,” American Way (the magazine of American Airlines), March 1974, p.12. Complete issue of magazine and proofs for article.
f.45 Book jackets, publishers’ notices and order forms for Really Not Really, Digging Down To China, Going On Two, I Hate Licorice, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Fifty Books of the Year Catalog, 1970 (includes New Hampshire’s Child).

6. Contribution by Lesley Frost

f.46 Radio script for “What Is Your War Job?”, broadcast from Akron, Ohio and Washington, D.C., September 24, 1943. Includes short exchange with LFB. Mimeographed copy.
f.47 Radio script for “Through the Library Door,” broadcast on WFAA, Dallas, Texas, Dec. 8, n.d. (1968?). Typed draft.
f.48 Television or video script for “Robert Frost,” produced for the “American Anthology” series by Jerry Silverstein and Lee Polk, Feb. 17, 1961.

E. Career

1. Rockford College and King-Smith Studio-School, 1935-1940

BOX 9
f.1 Rockford College, 1935-1936: Annual catalogue, 1935-1936; commencement program, June 8, 1936; program for production of “Quality Street” performed by the sophomore year, Dec.7, 1935.
f.2 The Rockford College News-Letter, August 15, 1935.
The Purple Parrot, Rockford College, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Nov. 16, Dec. 19, 1935; Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, 1936, and April 20, 1939.
f.3 King-Smith Studio School brochures, 1939-40.
f.4 3 issues of Tête-a- Tête, King-Smith Studio School, 1939.

2. Spain and Latin America, 1943-1974

f.5 Office of War Information (Spain), memoranda written by Lesley Frost, 1943-1944:
To Ben Gedalecia: “Introduction to ‘Statement of Essential Human Rights’,” March 17, 1943 (3 copies).
To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Features,” Dec. 1, 1944.
To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Picture Exhibits and News Features,” Dec. 8, 1944.
To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Features,” Dec. 15, 1944.
To Robert Aura Smith: “What To Do In Germany,” Dec. 22, 1944 (2 copies).
Review of, or report on, India’s “Post War Educational Development” proposals for OWI, Washington, D.C. office, 1944. “Sent to India.”
f.6 Office of War Information, memoranda written by Lesley Frost, 1945:
To Robert Aura Smith: “Cablese in the Light of American Foreign Policy Directive,” Jan. 3, 1945.
To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of News Photos,” Jan. 5, 1945.
To Robert Aura Smith: “English Clandestine Ace – Report to the Underground,” Jan. 19, 1945 (2 copies).
To Robert Aura Smith: “Sampling of Master Cables,” Feb. 24, 1945.
To Ben Gedalecia: “Review of Feature Articles,” March 10, 1945.
To Ben Gedalecia: “Documentary Films,” March 10, [1945].
To Ben Gedalecia: “Features,” March 26, 1945.
To Ben Gedalecia: “Features,” April 27, 1945.
To Ben Gedalecia: “Feature Articles,” May 5, 1945.
f.7 Office of War Information, memoranda and news digests (written by others), 1944-1947.
f.8 Office of War Information, miscellaneous documents, 1944-1946:
Restricted report: “OWI Exhibit, International Sample Fair, Barcelona, Spain, June 10-July 2, 1944″ submitted by Leonard C. Rennie, Director, Official U.S. Government Exhibit at Barcelona, and introduction to the report.
“Americans Look At Soviet Medicine” by Henry Sigerist, M.D., Feb. 1945.
Cover letter from Philip W. Bonsal, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. to the U.S. Secretary of State for submission of copy of the Casa Americana library report for March 1946.
Monthly report on Information and Cultural Activities, July 19, 1946 from the Dept. of State in Washington, D.C. to “Certain American Diplomatic and Consular Officers.”
Copy of the Casa Americana library report for Sept. 1946, showing attendance figures and circulation numbers, etc.
Copy of The American Foreign Service Journal, v.23, no. 10, October 1946. Includes article by Dorothy Greene of the Division of Libraries and Institutes titled “The Informal Diplomats.”
Schedule of Far Eastern Training Course, Section I, first and second weeks, undated.
Letter from Maurice H. Rosmant, stationed in the Belgian Congo, to the State Department, Carl Sauer, Libraries and Institutes Division, 1947.
f.9 Miscellaneous official documentation re: appointments to OWI, IOC, and Foreign Service, travel authorizations, and travel expense reimbursement, 1944-1947.
f.10 Postwar trip to Latin America:
Transcript of interview with Lesley Frost conducted in Bogotá, Colombia in 1948 on the subject of education (in Spanish).
Two copies of similar interview conducted on La Radiodifusora Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, July 8, 1948 (in Spanish).
Three epistolary essays by Lesley Frost (the first dated May 17, 1948 from Santiago, Chile, the others undated and no address indicated) written to Insula. They discuss the cultural centers in Latin America, the coming changes in approaches to education, and American short story writers.
f.11 Postwar trip to Latin America:
Boletin Informativo Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano de Cultura March-April 1948. Includes article in Spanish titled “Lesley Frost en Chile.”
The Bulletin, Instituto Gualtemalteco-Americano, Sept. 1948 (photocopy). Includes notice of lecture to be given by LFB onSept. 2 on “Robert Frost, His Poetry & Philosophy.”
Miscellaneous documents and handwritten notes, including a formal invitation to a reception in honor of LFB at El Centro Venezolano-Americano on Aug. 21, [1948]; a bank receipt from the Banco Español Mexicano, dated Sept. 24, 1948; a hotel bill from the Hotel Tivoli, Ancon, Canal Zone, Aug. 24, 1948; a copy of the sheet music for “Himno Pan-Americano” composed by Lillian Evanti, inscribed by the composer “con mucho simpatia para Lesley Frost”; a cinema playbill for a showing of the film “Poseida” starring Joan Crawford & Van Heflin at the Metro Avenida, Medellin, Colombia, Aug. 5, 1948; brochure for “The Fourteenth Seminar in Mexico 1939″; a typed list of contacts in Latin America; handwritten schedule of classes and events, and jotted list of expenses.
f.12 Holograph notes outlining possible improvements in the function of the OIE and a holograph draft of an unidentified radio talk concerning the complexities of the Latin American situation.
f.13 Documents related to LFB and Robert Frost’s trip to Brazil in August 1954:
3 page typescript of remarks made by Robert Frost at the International Writers Congress held in São Paolo typed by interpreter Paolo Duarte (in Portuguese).
2 letters both dated Sept.7, 1954, one to Robert Frost, the other to LFB, from Alexandra H—ian, Barão Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.
Mimeograph (Circular No.3) informing of a party to be given by Mr. and Mrs. Fabio Padro on August 18, 1954.
Airline ticket receipts for flights from New York-Rio-São Paolo-New York on Pan American World Airways and from São Paolo to New York via Lima, Peru and Miami on Braniff Aiways.
f.14 Escuela de la Tahona [LFB's school in Spain]: programs and itineraries, 1962-1974.

3. Miscellaneous: Business cards, announcements, memberships, biographical articles, publicity brochures, invitations, event programs

f.15 Bookstores: announcement of opening of The Open Book, Pittsfield MA, June 2, 1924; two copies of catalog; minutes from annual meeting of stockholders, Feb. 11, 1930 and board of directors, Feb. 13, 1930.
Three business cards and three copies of announcement of opening of The Children’s Corner, New York City, Sept. 15, 1950.
Announcement of opening of The Print and Book Shop, Ann Arbor MI, Nov. 4, n.y.
Business card for Mrs. Albert Sterner and Miss Lesley Frost, Art Consultants, new York City, n.d.
f.16 Membership certificates and cards:
National Society of New England Women, May 17, 1966.
Daughters of the American Revolution, April 15, 1967.
The Poetry Society of America, 1951-52; 1952-3.
Friends of the University of Miami Library, ca. 1961.
f.17 Biographical articles:
The Century Club Bulletin, Scranton, PA., January 1949, p.23.
Bulletin of the Society for the Libraries of New York University, Number 72 and Number 75 both Special Bulletins.
State Signal, Trenton NJ, March 17, 1950: column announcing LFB’s appearance at annual convention of the New Jersey Library Council Association, a body made up of high school students.
Introductory notes for LFB’s appearance at United Nations Association of Connecticut meeting in New Haven by Mrs. D. Duncan Ross, circa 1966 (carbon typed).
“Highlights in the Career of Lesley Frost,” Gene Nash, N.Y. 4 typed pages.
Two unattributed biographical articles, one 3 typed pages, the other one mimeographed page.
f.18 Columbia Lecture Bureau press release about, and brochures including LFB, 1948-1962.
Promotional materials for Bramwell Fletcher’s “Spirit of Man” and “Parnassus ’63″ presented by LFB.
f.19 Press releases for Fred Rogers’ television program “Old Friends…New Friends” featuring LFB and blues singer John Jackson in the sixth in a seven-part series, titled “Melody” and broadcast on PBS on May 20, 1978
PBS article about the show; review by John J. O’Connor, New York Times, April 23, 1978
articles in the Ithaca NY Journal, April 12, 1978 and the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, April 8, 1978
promotional photograph of Fred Rogers for the show.
f.20 Invitations to events:
To LFB book signing of copies of Really Not Really at The Village Bookshelf, Birmingham MI, n.d.
To LFB reading at The Poetry Society of America meeting, Feb. 28, 1962 (with John Hall Wheelock).
To The Poetry Society of America’s 41st, 43rd, and 44th annual dinners held in New York City, 1951, 1953, 1954.
To the Fifteenth Anniversary Dinner of the Academy of American Poets, Nov. 30, 1949.
To the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters annual ceremonial, New York City, May 26, 1954.
To the American Broadcasting Company and Martin Stone Associates annual literary awards ceremony, Dec. 7, 1949.
To an exhibition of sculptures by Elizabeth Model at the R Street Gallery, Washington, D.C., Nov., n.y. Sponsored by LFB and James R. Caudle, 1955?
To an exhibition of graphics by Barbro Forslund, Salvatore Meo, Robert Moore, and Irwin Rosenhouse at the Lesley Frost Ballantine studio, NYC, March-April, n.y.
To an exhibition of mixed media works at the Frost-Urdang Gallery, NYC, Dec. 5, 1962.
To an exhibition of paintings by Enit Kaufman at the R Street Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 17-30, 1955. Sponsored by LFB.
To the Catholic Poetry Society of America’s 20th anniversary celebration, “A Congress on Poetry,” April 14-15, n.y.
To “An Evening With Robert Frost,” State Dept. Auditorium, Washington, D.C., May 1, n.y., and at the Library of Congress, Jan. 31, 1966.
f.21 Programs from various events, 1925-1958.
f.22 Programs from various events, 1959-1963.
f.23 Programs from various events, 1964-1974.
f.24 Programs from various events, undated.
f.25 Seating lists for various dinners and receptions, including a black-tie dinner at the home of Mrs. Henry Clyde Johnson, Bloomfield Hills, MI in honor of LFB, Jan. 5, 1963; a reception for LFB, place unknown, Jan. 9, 1963. Also includes seating lists for the 15th anniversary dinner of the Academy of American Poets, held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Nov. 30, 1949, and the 53rd annual dinner of The Poetry Society of America, held in the Versailles Suite of the Astor Hotel in New York City, Jan. 17, 1963, both of which list LFB as a guest, and for a reception and dinner for Robert Morris at the Shoreham Hotel, Jan. 28, 1954 with J.W. Ballantine’s name listed as a guest.
f.26 Miscellaneous: The Poetry Society of America poem ballot 1952-53, prize-winning poems, 1952-53, ballot for officers for 1954, press release, and various poems; Poetry Records, NYC promotional material; copy of proclamation making October 15, 1953 “Poetry Day” in the District of Columbia.
f.27 Marriage announcement for LFB and Joseph W. Ballantine, Aug. 23, 1952 (5 copies).

4. Newspaper Clippings

BOX 10
f.1 1940-1949:
Review of Not Really! by James Reid, New York Herald-Tribune, Jan. 7, 1940.
“Footlight Parade,” King-Smith School of Theater Arts, Washington Post, Rotogravure section, March 17, 1940.
“Leslie Frost Week-End Guest of Craig Mortons” and “Sister [!] of American Poet Visits Dayton,” The Dayton Herald, Sept. 15, 1941.
Photograph of LFB as a defense work student, The Washington Post, Dec. 28, 1942.
“Robert Frost’s Daughter Mends Planes – and Runs ‘School For Open Minds,’ NEA, July 28, 1943 and The Evening Tribune, Lawrence, Mass., Aug. 2, 1943.
Notice of LFB’s appointment to the post of Office of War Information librarian in Madrid, Spain, Christian Science Monitor, March 28, 1945.
LFB pictured with Minister for Education and Dr. Charles Thom, ABC, Madrid, May 8, 1947.
“Sobre El Patriarca De Poesia Norteamericana Habla Su Hija,” Ercilla, June 1, 1948.
“Entrevista Con La Escritora Norteamericana Lesley Frost,” El Comercio, Lima, Peru, June 19, 194[8].
“Buen Ambiente Para la Literatura Latinamericana en Estados Unidos,” El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia, July 7, 1948.
“Habla Para “El Liberal” la Famosa Escitora y Poetista Lasley [sic] Frost,” El Liberal, Bogota, July 8, 1948.
“Conocerá Mejor a Venuzuela e Informará de élla en el Norte, Literata Americana,” El Universal , Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 13, 1948.
“En El Centro Venezolano Americano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 19, 1948.
“Daughter Of Famous American Poet Lectures In Centro Americano,” Caracas Journal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 20, 1948.
“Recepcion En El Centro Venezolano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 20, 1948.
“Este Tarde En El Centro Venezolano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 21, 1948.
“Ayer En El Centro Venezolano,” El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 22, 1948.
“American Author Visits E.A.S. [English-American School],” E.A.S. Times, Guatemala, Sept. 1948.
“La Poesia Norteamericana, a la Vanguardia, Dice Miss Frost,” newspaper unidentified, Oct. 8, 1948.
“James River Club To Hear Lesley Frost,” Times-Dispatch, Richmond VA, Jan. 25, 1949.
“Poetry Discussed By Daughter Of Poet,” Peoria Journal, March 16, 1949.
“Poet’s Daughter Visits in Birmingham,” The Detroit News, Nov. 14, 1949.
f.2 1950-1959:
“Poet’s Daughter Raps Expensive Propaganda Projects,” Wheeling, W. Virginia, 1950.
“Lesley Frost Will Speak Here Today,” Corpus Christi Caller, Dec. 1951.
“Poetry Inspires Adventures, Leslie [sic] Frost Tells Society,” The Austin American, Texas, Jan. 22, 1952.
“Lesley Frost To Marry Dr. Ballantine,” The Berkshire County Eagle, Aug. 20, 1952.
“Lesley Frost, Dr. Ballentine [sic] Are Married,” The Daily Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 2, 1952.
“Writer Frost Will Discuss Poetry View,” The Michigan Daily, July 2, 1953.
“Sen. McCarthy gets a handshake and a wink of encouragement from an unidentified woman admirer [LFB] in a Capitol corridor,” The Washington Daily News, Dec. 1, 1954.
Same as above, but in French, unidentified newspaper, n.d.
“Culture Begins At Home, Says Poet Frost’s Daughter,”The Milwaukee Journal, March 27, 1955.
“Booklover’s Life Story Is Novel,” The Washington Post and Times Herald, Oct. 23, 1955.
“Lesley Frost Is Critical Of Modern Education,” The Springfield Union (MA), Nov. 10, 1955.
“Until She Was 12, Frost’s Daughter Didn’t Realize Papa Was A Poet,” The Miami Herald, June 10, 1956.
“Lesley Frost To Speak To Craig Class,” The Dallas Morning News, March 1, 1959.
“Lesley Frost Thinks We Must Glance Back to Find Guidance,” The Dallas Morning News, March 5, 1959.
“Ballantine’s Daughter Wins Scholarship,” The Miami Herald, May 10, 1959.
f.3 1960-1962.
f.4 1963-1964.
f.5 1965-1966.
f.6 1967-1969.
f.7 1970-1974.
f.8 1975-1979.
f.9 Undated. “King-Smith School,”
f.10 Undated.
f.11 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly 1934-1935. Also includes some photographs.

5. Published Works by Others

1. Works Inscribed to LFB

BOX 10
f.12 Barrett, C. Waller. Robert E Lee. The Formative Years. Address delivered on January 17, 1971.
f.13 Canfield, Dorothy. “The Knot Hole.” Reprinted from Yale Review and Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. “Liberty and Union,” 1941.
f.14 Conant, Isabel F. Storrowton Sonnets. West Springfield, MA: The New England Village, 1938. Tipped in: A.L.S. Conant to Mrs. Smith, March 31, 1939.
f.15 Cooper, Mabel P. Petals from Wild Plum Trees (A Collection of Cinquains), December 1951.
f.16 Ewert, William B. and Barbara White. Robert Frost New Hampshire, May 1978.

BOX 11
f.1 Farano, Michel. Eulogy and Elegy n.p.: 1978. Illustrated by Pamela Bianco. Designed by Breen and & Sadera. Inscribed to LFB, July 4, 1978.
f.2 Farano, Michel. Memorial Wind. A Coronach for J.F.K. 1917-1963.
f.3 Stockwell, James E. A Stream Runs On and On. n.p., 1967.

2. Other

f.4 Davidson, Gustav. “The Hosts of Heaven,” Freethinker (Oct. 7, 1960) and issue of Task Force (April 1958).
f.5 Eliot, T. S. From Poe to Valery: A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress, November 19, 1948.
f.6 Engle, Paul. Our Human Strength: Seven Poems. Reprinted from the December 1939 issue of Poetry.
f.7 Fletcher, William J. Thomas Willoughby Nason, N.A. Fifty Years of Print Making, 1971.
f.8 Jones, Howard M. The Shrine of the Word. New York: Spiral Press, 1967. 1/700 Copies. “Sent with Holiday Greetings December 1967 from Ann & Joseph Blumenthal.”
f.9 Tatham, David. Winslow Homer in the Mountains. Reprinted from Appalachia (June 1966).

3. Book Dealers’ Catalogs

f.10 Book dealers’ catalogs.
f.11 Book dealers’ catalogs.
f.12 Book and record dealers’ catalogs.

II. Robert Frost

A. Correspondence

1. Correspondence from Robert Frost (photocopies)

BOX 11
f.13 To Mrs. Bromley, July 23, 1921; Sept. 21, 1921; June 11, 1922; July 28, 1922; Dec. 30, 1923; May 24, 1924; Aug. 26, 1924; seven undated (14).
f.14 Sidney Cox, Aug. 30, 1946 (typed copy) (1).
A.C. [Al] Edwards, Henry Holt and Company, May 17, 1957 (1).
Shirley Harvey, May 22, 1916 (1).
[Jay B.?] Hubbell, March 12, 1922; Nov. 12, 1935; one undated (3).
[Bernice?] Lurie, Feb. 26, 1925; March 25, 1925 (2).
Archibald MacLeish, Jan. 16, 1942 (1).
Robert S. Newdick, Sept. 16, 1934; July 8, 1935 (2).
Louis Untermeyer, Feb. 15, 1950 (1).
Mr. Whipple, Feb. 12, 1916 and second page (1).
f.15 Prescott Frost (grandson), late fall, 1931; May 11, 1933; Dec. 21, 1933; Feb. 1934; Feb. 23, 1934; Aug. 22, 1935; April 8, 1938; Nov. 1, 1939; Oct. 12, 1940; Dec. 10, 1940; Sept. 29, 1941; Feb. 1, 1943; Jan. 16, 1946; Sept. 13, 1947; Aug. 17, 1962 (15).

2. Correspondence to Robert Frost

f.16 Carl Lothar Bredemeier & Rose Noller, Aug. 21, 1925 (1).
Alice Briggs, Nov. 15, 1957 (1).
Witter Bynner, Feb. 23, 1925 (1).
Jim Chapin, n.d. (1).
Gladys Ewing Combes, March 23, 1953 (10.
Jack Davies, July 27, 1921 (1).
Josephine Haven, Nov. 20, 1957 (1).
Harry Kemp, Poets Theatre, November, n.d. (1).
J. Patrick Lannan, Dec. 21, 1955 (1).
Grace Hegger Lewis (Mrs. telesforo Casanova de Ojea), June 14, 1947 (1).
Prenza Unida de Mexico, Esperanza Gutiérrez Camacho, Directora-Gerenta, Feb. 8, 1962 (1).
Frances S. and Thomas Simpson, March 21, 1938 (1).
The Spiral Press, publishers of Marjorie Frost’s Franconia, n.d., 1936 (1).
Jean Untermeyer, June 7, 1937 (1).
Ann Winslow, The College Poetry Society of America, Jan. 25, 1937 (1).

B. Published Works

f.17 Lawrence High School Bulletin, April 1890 (includes “La Noche Triste” by RF) and May 1891 (includes “Song of the Wave” by RF) [photostats].
f.18 Lawrence High School Bulletin, June 1892 (includes “Conversation as a Force of Life” by Elinor M. White and “A Monument to After-Thought” by RF [photocopy].
f.19 Lawrence High School Graduation Program July 1, 1892 (includes RF’s words for the class hymn set to the music of Beethoven [photocopy].
f.20 “The Death of the Hired Man,” The New Republic, Feb. 6, 1915 (photocopy of entire issue).
f.21 “Two Lectures by Robert Frost”: “Poverty and Poetry,” a talk given at Haverford College on October 25, 1937, and “The Poet’s Next of Kin in a College,” a talk given at Princeton University on October 27, 1937.
f.22 “The Family of Man,” Museum of Modern Art photographic exhibition book. New York: MacoMagazine Corp., 1955.
f.23 Photocopy of manuscript of article on baseball by RF for Sports Illustrated, July 1956. Contains attached letter by Henry Christman, dated April 18, 1964, explaining how RF came to cover the All-Star game.
f.24 Tear-sheets of poems by RF translated into Russian: “Mending Wall” (2 copies), “The Tuft of Flowers,” “Fire and Ice,” “Out, out,” “The Death of the Hired Man,” and “After Apple-Picking.”
f.25 “It Asks of Us a Certain Height.” New Year greeting card, Amherst College, 1957. 2 copies.
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Two printed copies of holograph manuscript.
“On the Sale of My Farm.” Holograph copy in someone else’s hand.
“Two Tramps in Mud Time.” Typed.
f.26 Cards using lines from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Two cards rom the World Affairs Center, Westport, Connecticut, designed by James Wheeler, and three cards using a cartoon by John Fischetti, copyright Chicago Daily News, 1969, one laminated and the other two inscribed by Fischetti “For Lesley Frost with my warm regards.”
f.27 “Education by Poetry, A Meditative Monologue,” ca. 1929-1930. Typescript.
LFB writes at the bottom of the last page: “To the best of my recollection, my father sent me, about 1929-1930, a mss. of Education by Poetry with the request to type it. I believe this to be that typescript. Lesley Frost, March 28, 1971.”
f.28 Photostats of miscellaneous manuscripts from originals in the University of Virginia Library. Includes material used in Stories For Lesley, 1984.

Programs

1. Featuring RF’s work

f.29 Programs featuring Robert Frost’s work, 1935-1976:
Amherst College Prize Day, June 14, 1935 (“Birches”).
New England Conservatory of Music, Jordan Hall, March 1949 (“The Hill Wife – song cycle of five poems”).
“A Masque of Reason,” The Universiy of Miami Theatres, Coral Gables, FLA, Feb. 19, 1950.
“A Masque of Mercy,” Kenyon College, Oct. 1950 (part of “The Poet and Reality: A Conference in Honor of Robert Frost,” Kenyon College, Oct. 6-8, 1950).
The Ivy Leaf, The Church of St. Matthew, San Mateo CA, Jan. 1954 (“Bereft” and “Acceptance”).
“Robert Frost In Person,” Berkeley, Nov. 1960.
“The Theatre of Robert Frost,” Cambridge MA, May 1962.
Bramwell Fletcher in “Spirit of Man,” 1962? (“A Cloud Shadow,” “Bereft,” “A Question” and “It Bids Pretty Fair”).
Bramwell Fletcher in “Parnassus ’63,” Library of Congress, Nov. 5, 1962 (“A Cloud Shadow,” “Bereft,” “A Question,” “The Lesson For Today” and “Why Wait For Science”).
Press release, “Poetry Recital Has Place in Today’s Life,” Irene Corbally Kuhn, Jan. 10, 1963.
“An Evening’s Frost” by Donald Hall, University of Michigan, Feb. 1965; Theatre de Lys, NYC, Oct. 1965; The Library of Congress, Jan 31-Feb 1, 1966, and University of Missouri-Kansas City, March 1967.
Yale University, Wilson College Choir (“Frostiana”: “The Road Not Taken,” “The Pasture,” “Come In,” “The Telephone,” “A Girl’s Garden,” “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” and “Choose Something Like A Star.”), March 5, 1966.
The Brooklyn Philharmonia Choral Society, concert of “Great Verse set to Great Music,” Brooklyn Academy of Music, May, 1970 (“Frostiana”).
“Fire and Ice,” Theater of the Open Eye, Nov. 1974.
First Unitarian Church of Dallas, service of May 16, 1976 (“The Bear”).
Reading of selections from E.A.Robinson, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman by Fredric March and Florence Eldridge, Library of Congress, Feb. 23.

2. Programs for events attended by RF

f.30 Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1925-1950:
RF’s fiftieth birthday dinner, Hotel Brevoort, NYC, March 26, 1925.
Annual Dinner of the Friends of The Princeton Library, The Plaza, New York City, May 4, 1933.
Annual dinner of The Poetry Society of America, The Biltmore, NYC, April 1, 1937. Invitation.
Annual dinner of The Poetry Society of America, The Biltmore, NYC, RF guest of honor, Jan. 31, 1941. Invitation and program.
“Four American Poets: Stephen Vincent Benét, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edwin Arlington Robinson”, The Grolier Club, Nov. 16, 1939.
Phi Beta Kappa, One Hundred and Sixty-fifth Anniversary of the Alpha of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Dec. 5, 1941.
P.E.N. Club Dinner for Robert Frost, March 26, 1945.
The YM & YWHA Poetry Center subscription series, directed by John Malcolm Brinnin, 1950. RF’s readings were Jan. 22 and Nov. 30, 1950.
“The Poet and Reality: A Conference in Honor of Robert Frost,” Kenyon College, Oct. 6-8, 1950. 2 copies.

BOX 12
f.1 Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1951-1955:
Second annual meeting of the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library at which RF delivered an address entitled “We Beg Leave To Differ,” March 21, 1951.
Amherst College dinner of appreciation on RF’s birthday, Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst MA, March 26, 1954. 2 copies of program; guest list and seating arrangement.
Press release, “Robert Frost Proves Poetry A Living Force,” Irene Corbally Kuhn, July 12, 1954.
Presentation dinner for the Roosevelt Medal, held at the Theodore Roosevelt House, New York, Oct. 27, 1954. RF one of the recipients (the others were Ralph J. Bunche and DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace).
The Pan American Union, RF reading, Oct. 28, 1954. 2 copies.
Press release, Library of Congress, RF reading, Oct. 14, 1955.
Proof sheet of catalogue of books and manuscripts to be sold at a private auction for the benefit of the Modern Poetry Association following a dinner in honor of RF, Nov. 13, 1955.
f.2 Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1956-1959:
RF poetry reading at New York University, March 23, 1956.
Guest list and seating arrangement for the tenth anniversary dinner of Meet The Press, April 28, 1956, RF listed as guest.
RF poetry reading at Friends of the Scarsdale Library Annual Meeting and Tenth Anniversary, May 10, 1956.
Invitation to The Library of Congress reception for RF, May 21, 1958.
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. symposium on “The Future of Man,” RF one of the participants, Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, Sept. 29, 1959.
Dedication of the Robert Frost Room in the Jones Library, Amherst MA, Oct. 21, 1959.
Address by Roy P. Basler entitled “All The Difference,” delivered on the occasion of the above dedication.
Twenty-fifth anniversary dinner of The Academy of American Poets, Hotel Waldorf Astoria, New York City, Nov. 4, 1959. RF delivered one of the addresses.
f.3 Programs and invitations for events attended by RF, 1961-1963 and undated:
Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, Jan. 20, 1961.
RF read “A New England Tribute.” Official inaugural program and inauguration ceremonies program.
Program of events in England, March 24-31, 1961 (typed).
“An Evening with Robert Frost”: Presentation to RF of the 1962 Edward MacDowell Medal for outstanding contribution to the arts. Presented by the MacDowell Colony and held at Hunter College NYC, Nov. 8, 1962 (also included an RF poetry reading).
The MacDowell Colony News, Dec. 1962. Includes notice of the above event.
PSA Bulletin (Poetry Society of America), Dec-Jan 1962-63, includes information about the 53rd anniversary dinner to be held at the Hotel Astor, NY, Jan.17, 1963. RF invited guest of honor.
RF reading at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, March 27, n.y.
Museum of Modern Art, five evenings with modern poets, RF April 10, n.y.
Bread Loaf School of English reading series, RF July 3, n.y.
RF reading of The Great Misgiving at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Dec. 8, n.y.

3. Programs for memorials for RF

f.4 RF Memorial Service, Feb. 17, 1963, Amherst College MA. Invitations, programs, guest list.
f.5 Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1963-1964:
The Poetry Society of America Bulletin, Feb. 1963, p.3.
Quotes RF’s last message to a public gathering of poets.
Letter from the Senate of the State of Montana, Feb. 13, 1963 accompanying a copy of the Memorial proclamation on the death of RF made by that body.
Reprint of the address made at the dedication of the Robert Frost Library, Amherst College by President John F. Kennedy, Oct. 26, 1963.
Program for the above event.
Program for the dedication and open house of the Robert Frost Elementary School, Warren, Michigan, Feb. 23, 1964.
Program for a luncheon in commemoration of RF’s 90th birthday, Sheraton-Palace Hotel, San Francisco, March 26, 1964. 2 copies.
f.6 Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1965-1967:
California Friends of Robert Frost annual report, March 26, 1965.
Press release about the donation by the California Friends of Robert Frost of a collection of his works to the San Francisco Public Library, March 28, 1965.
Proclamation of Robert Frost Memorial Day in Florida, March 26, 1966.
Program for the dedication of the Robert Frost Junior High School, Valley Station, Kentucky, Oct. 25, 1966.
Program and souvenir book for the dedication of the Robert Frost Elementary School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 12, 1967.
Program for the dedication of the Robert Frost Highway, Miami, Florida, Nov. 17, 1967.
f.7 Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1968-1971:
Invitation, program, and press release for the dedication of the Robert Frost Memorial by the Dade County Federation of Women’s Clubs, University of Miami, Coral Gables, March 24, 1968.
Invitation to an exhibition of the George H. Browne Robert Frost Collection at Plymouth State College, March 23, 1969.
Program for an exhibition of works by the Fellows of the Academy of American Poets at the New York Public Library, June 19-Sept. 26, 1969.
Program for the Plymouth State College Alumni Association presentation of the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award to the Honorable Sherman F. Adams, April 27, 1970.
Program (2 copies), booklet, and postcards (2 copies) for the celebration of twelve windows on the theme of “Human Endeavor” at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, Jan. 3, 1971.
Program for service held April 1, 1973 at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco at which LFB read RF’s “A Prayer for Spring” to commemorate his 99th birthday.
f.8 Programs for memorials for Robert Frost, 1963-1982 and undated:
Program for Robert Frost Day, York College, PA, Feb. 21, 1973.
Copy of the Proclamation and of the New Hampshire House Journal, March 19, 1974, making March 26, 1974 Robert Frost Day.
Booklet: “Robert Frost: A Remembrance,” The Friends of the Amherst College Library, March 1974. To commemorate the centennial of RF’s birth.
Program for “A Centennial Tribute to Robert Frost,” Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, Winter Meeting, Old Bennington, VT., March 23, 1974.
Program for “An Afternoon with Robert Frost,” at the East Derry Congregational Church, Derry NH, March 26, 1974 (4 copies).
Mimeograph of Elizabeth Isaac’s account of “Robert Frost’s Centennial Celebration, March 26, 1974″ which she attended as LFB’s guest at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH.
Press release announcing the search by the Robert Frost Society of New Jersey for a library to house its rare book collection and to act as a home base for the society.
f. Robert Frost Youth Poet Program, brochure 1990.
f. Poster, “As Told to a Child,” announcement, 2000.
Invitations and seating cards for White House event, 1962.
Robert Frost memorial service, 1963.
Elinor Frost memorial service, 1938.
Brochures and advertisements.
Robert Frost Commemorative Stamps in case, 1974.
Robert Frost Commemorative Stamp publicity, 1974.
Robert Frost Commemorative Stamp correspondence, 1974.
Robert Frost Commemorative Stamp articles, 1974.
Robert Frost Commemorative Stamp invitations and programs, 1974.
Commemorative Stamps general.
John F. Kennedy Commemorative Stamp materials, 1964.
Robert Frost Day Proclamation: New Hampshire, Mar. 26, 1974.
Robert Frost Day Proclamation: San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1974.
Robert Frost Day Joint Resolution: Vermont, Mar. 27, 1974.
Documents related to donation of RF materials.
Documents related to publication of RF materials.

D. Robert Frost Farm, Derry, New Hampshire

Planning, 1966-1967.
Press release [carbon copy], 1966.
Dedication Program and Brochures, May 22, 1977.
Maps and site plans.
Orchard Planting Program May 20,1979.
Postcards.
Miscellaneous.
A.L.S. from Lesley Frost Ballantine April 15, 1977 [photocopy].
Robert Frost’s Tax Notice for Derry Farm 1903 [photocopy].
Brochures for Robert Frost Farm, Derry, New Hampshire.
Tour narrative.

E. Works About Robert Frost

1. Manuscripts of Frost Biographies

Robert Frost. A Biography by Robert S. Newdick,
f. Introduction by LF [photocopy].
Chapters 1-4 [photocopy].
Chapters 5-9 [photocopy].
Chapter 10-unnumbered [photocopy].
Chapters 1-4 [photocopy].
Chapters 5-6 [photocopy].
Chapters 7-8 [photocopy].
Chapters 9-10.
Chapters 11-12.
Chapter 13-14.

Newdick’s Season of Frost by William Sutton,
f. pp. 1-20, with cover letter from William Sutton.
pp. 21-40.
pp. 41-60.
pp. 61-80.
pp. 81-100.
pp. 101-120.
pp. 121-140.
pp. 141-160.
pp. 161-180.
pp. 181-200.
pp. 201-220.
pp. 221-240.
pp. 241-260.
pp. 261-280.
pp. 281-300.
pp. 301-314.

2. Theses, Dissertations, and Other Academic Projects About Robert Frost

Bleau, N. Arthur. “Robert Frost’s Favorite Poem” (essay).
Brooks, Thomas. “Frost – The Bewildered Heart” (play).
Harris, Kathryn Gibbs. “Robert Frost and Science: The Shaping Metaphor of Motion in the Poems” (dissertation).
Hunter, Florence Harney. “Robert Frost in Franconia” (thesis).
Ford, Caroline. “The Less Traveled Road. A Study of Robert Frost” (honors thesis).
Hall, Dorothy J. “The Height of Feeling Free: Frost and Bergson.”
Hall, Dorothy J. “An Old Testament Christian.”
Hall, Dorothy. “Robert Frost: Contours of Faith. A Study of a Poet’s Religious Belief’ (dissertation).
Hall, Dorothy. “Robert Frost: Contours of Faith” (dissertation draft).
Hall, Dorothy. Untitled Robert Frost Essay.

3. Published Works About Robert Frost

Newdick, Robert S. “Robert Frost and New Hampshire.” One page from Anthology of New Hampshire Poetry (inscribed by Newdick to LFB).
Thompson, Lawrance. Robert Frost (pamphlet).
Doyle, John R., Jr. “A Reading of Robert Frost’s Directive” (pamphlet).
Tardiff, Olive. “Robert Frost Visits Exeter” from Bulletin of Phillips Exeter Academy (article).
Kuhn, Irene C. “A Birthday Poem from Robert Frost” (photostat and press release draft).
Dillon, George. “An Approach to Mr. Frost’s Poetry.”
Grieder, Josephine. “Robert Frost on Ezra Pound, 1913: Manuscript corrections of ‘Portrait d’Une Femme.”
[Author Unidentified]. “Appendix – Frost and Symbolic Action – An Examination of “The Bonfire”
Gross, Leonard. “Wise Man: Some Words from New England Poet Robert Frost, as recorded for Posterity” in Collier’s The American Tradition, April 27, 1956: 42.
Robinson, Henry Morton, “The Vermont Yankee,” in Holiday, Nov. 1957: 50-59.
[Author Unidentified]. “Robert Frost at 84,” Amherst Alumni News , April 1958: 8.
Ciardi, John. “Robert Frost: The Way to the Poem,” The Saturday Review, April 12, 1958): 13-15 and 65.
[Author Unidentified]. “Adding Life to Years,” Oct. 20, 1958: 62-76.
[Author Unidentified]. “What Worries You Most about America Today?” Feb. 1959: 47-53.
Cook, Reginald L. “Robert Frost and Middlebury,” Middlebury College News, Spring 1959): 8-9 and 42.
Lathem, Edward C. “Freshman Days…,” Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, March 1959: 17-22 (plus reprint of same).
Morrison, Chester. “A Visit with Robert L. Frost,” March 31, 1959: 76-81.
“The Future of Man” Symposium Proceedings (1959).
Frost biographical sketch, 15-17.
Drury, Michael. “Robert Frost. His Power and His Glory,” McCall’s, April 1960: 81 and 142-50.
Thompson, Lawrence. “Robert Frost’s Affection for New Hampshire,” Historical New Hampshire (1967). (3) Richards, Norman. “Robert Frost’s New England,” Mainliner. Dec. 1968: 6pp.
Dickey, John Sloan. “Robert Frost-Glimpses of the Man,” Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, Nov. 1974: 2-5.
Quinn, Gerald. “Robert Frost: Discipline and Freedom,” Catholic Education Today (Nov./Dec. 1975): 2-4.
Alston, Wallace M. “Agnes Scott’s Friendship with Robert Frost.” Agnes Scott College. (1976).
Rosner, George. “Robert Frost and the University of Miami,” in Update, Vol. 4 No. 2, December 1976 They Called Miami Home, Historical Association of Southern Florida.

4. Miscellaneous

“A Partial Catalogue of Robert Frost’s Books Placed in Storage at the Jones Library, Amherst in 1938.
Short essays about Robert Frost, Robert Francis.
Essay about Robert Frost and Archaeology, Lee Francis.
Notes on Robert Frost’s lecture at Harvard, [?Lesley Frost Ballantine].
Miscellaneous Essays and Poetry inscribed to Robert Frost.
Editor’s Note for Family Letters of Elinor and Robert Frost (Arnold Grade).
Roehm, Stephen. Poems to Robert Frost. Written in Honor of His Visit to the University of Detroit, November 14, 1962. 3 Poems. All inscribed to RF.

F. Newspaper Clippings

1910-1919.
1920-1929.
1930 1931.
1932 1934.
1935 1936 1937 1938 1939.
1940.
1941.
1942.
1943.
1944 1945.
1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952.
1953 1954.
1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961.
January to March 1962 April to December 1962 January 1963.
February to December 1963.
1964 1965.
1966-1969 1970-1974 1975-1979.

G. Robert Frost’s Poems Set to Music

Berkowitz, Leonard. “Chamber Music for Women’s Chorus, Violin and Viola (or Piano) on a Poem about the Ant by Robert Frost” MS Facsimile n.d.
Diers, Ann M. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” MS n.d.
Duke, John. “Acquainted with the Night” MS Facsimile n.d.
Duke, John. “The Last Word of a Bluebird. For Voice and Piano” New York: G. Schirmer, 1949.
Duke, John. “To the Thawing Wind” MS Facsimile 1951.
In Leather Case: Gehring, Carl E. All MS Facsimiles:
a) “Acceptance Song” 1932 (2 copies).
b) “Acquainted with the Night” 1932 (2 copies).
c) “Bereft” 1932
d) “The Birthplace” 1932.
e) “The Freedom of the Moon” 1932 (2 copies).
f) The Next 5 Documents Are Taken from “The Hill Wife Song Cycle”. All MS Facsimiles:
#1) “Loneliness” 1932.
#2) “House Fear” 1932.
#3) “The Smile” 1932.
#4) “The Oft-Repeated Dream” 1933.
#5) “The Impulse” 1933.
g) “A Peck of Gold” 1932. 2 copies
h) “The Road Not Taken” 1932. 2 copies
i) “Spring Pools” 1932. 2 copies.
j) “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” 1932. 2 copies.
k) “Tree at My Window” 1932. 2 copies.
Gratch, Olga. In Spiral-Bound Notebook: All MS Facsimiles 1948:
“I. Loneliness”; “II. House Fear”; “III. The Smile”; “IV. The Impulse.”
Harman, Keith. “Acquainted with the Night” MS Facsimile n.d.
Reif, Paul. “Birches. A Song for Voice and Piano” New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1966.
Roeming, George. a) “In a Disused Graveyard” MS Facsimile 1948.
b) “Nothing Gold Can Stay” MS Facsimile 1947.
Roeming, George. “The Pasture” MS Facsimile 1946.
Rorem, Ned. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” MS Facsimile 1947.
Rosengarn, Frank.”The Pasture” Musically annotated by Maria Conley MS.
Stewart, Beatrice. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” MS n.d.
Taylor, Clifford. “Five Songs on English Texts for Tenor or Soprano and Piano. Opus 4 No.5: “Fire and Ice” New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc., 1954.
Wenk [?], Jay. “The Road Not Taken” MS with A.L.S. Jay Wenk [?] to R.F. June 16, 1950.
Certificate, Robert Frost Appointment as Oregon Ambassador, 1959.
Resolution on the Death of Robert Frost, Massachusetts, 1963.
Certificate, Myrtle Wreath Achievement Award, 1963. Poster, “Derry Down Derry,” 1961.
Poster, Commemorative Stamp, 1974.
Poster, line drawing portrait of RF, with small image of LFB and unidentified man. Inscribed.

III. Other Members of the Frost Family

A. Frost Family

BOX 19
f.1 Typed inventory of letter from Robert Frost to other family members.
f.2 Research outline and notes about the Frost family.
f.3 Frost family genealogical material
f.4 Maine genealogical guide, John Frost
f.5 “The Ducks have Their Way,” poem by Lillian, Carol and Prescott.

B. Elinor Francis

f.6 Essay, “Lost Treasure.”
f.7 Political announcements.

C. Joseph Ballantine

f.8 Miscellaneous biographical notes and sources.

D. Lesley Lee Francis

f.9 Resume, ca. 1960.
f.10 Speech, ca. 1978.
f.11 Plan of Research, “Robert Frost and the Luso-Hispanic World,” undated.
f.12 Published essay, “Breach of Responsibility in Extramural Utterances,” 1978.

IV. Sound Recordings*

Phonograph Records:
17 featuring RF reading poetry c. 1950-53, all 78rpm;
3 featuring others reading RF’s poetry 78rpm;
4 miscellaneous 78rpm.
7-inch reel-to-reel audio tape recordings:
a)-b) Unlabeled and Not in Box.
c) Labeled “Lesley Frost 4-11-62 Tape 1.”
d)-e) Unlabeled.
f) Lecture by Prof. Albert Gelpi at Opening of RF Centennial Exhibition at Stanford University Library April 28, 1974.

V. Photographs*

VI. Objects and Academic Memorabilia*

“My Garden” and “The Big Grove” [poetry; by LFB?]
“Pared a refaccionar,” translation by “Santiago” of “Mending Wall.” Typed.
“Alto bosque una noche a nieva,” translation by Angel del Río of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Typed.
“Al Detenerse Junto al Bosque una Nevosa Tarde,” alternate translation of above, translator unknown. Typed.
Rowe, N. Tamer1ane. London: Printed for John Bell, 1776.

3 Responses to “Lesley Frost Ballantine, 1899-1983”

  1. business language training Says:

    Wow, I never saw such a complete biography of Lesley Frost Ballantine. Thanks

  2. Christi Piccinone Says:

    I wish to write articles based on the information collected through some copyright books. I won’t copy – paste the material but edit or modify it in such a way that the meaning remains the same. I would also give credit to the books and their authors. Am I breaking any copyright laws?.

  3. Roland Goodbody Says:

    Hi Christine.

    As long as you are quoting or paraphrasing and giving due credit to the author(s), then the use of information from published works in your own articles is not infringing on any copyright law. There are restrictions about how much you can justifiably quote from any given work – see the Fair Use provisions of the U.S. Copyright statute (17 U.S.C. 107 – http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107).

    Roland Goodbody manuscripts Curator

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