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Robert Frost Letter and Poem, 1917

MS 178
Forest flowers, and letter [holographs]: Amherst, Mass. to Miss [Myrtle] Raitt, 1917 May 15.
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Two-page letter and accompanying poem, “Forest Flowers,” from Robert Frost to Miss Myrtle Raitt at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, where Frost had previously taught. She had requested a poem for publication. “I hope I am in time with what you want and I hope it is what you want,” he writes. There is also a fourteen-page typed transcription of an untitled essay about Frost written by Miss Raitt, in which she quotes the poem and the contents of the letter in full.