Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914

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American poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Louisville, to Miss Greene, 1914 Nov. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129671

From the description of The Vikings : autograph poem signed, 1886 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135829

Poet and author of Louisville, Kentucky.

From the description of Madison Julius Cawein : miscellaneous papers, 1889-1916. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46764382

Madison Julius Cawein, a poet, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1865. After graduating from Male High School, Cawein worked as a cashier in the Newmarket poolroom. He wrote his poetry at night and in his spare time. His poetic career was launched in 1887 when William Dean Howells favorably reviewed his first book, Blooms of Berry. Cawein's poetry shows the naturalist lore he learned from his father and the creative imagination of his spirtualist mother. Cawein's nature poetry perserves a landscape that has all but disappeared. The poems Cawein wrote are visionary. Cawein died of an apopletic attack on December 8, 1914. [Kentucky Encyclopedia, p. 176.]

From the description of Madison Cawein papers : letters and poetry, 1885-1912. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37031593

Louisville (Jefferson Co.), Ky. resident.

From the description of Papers, 1892-1914. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36854613

Poet.

Madison Julius Cawein was born in Louisville, Ky. to German parents on March 23, 1865. He attended Male High School, graduating in 1886. Cawein cited the influence of the English Romantic poets on his own work, particularly Keats, Shelly, Coleridge, Tennyson, Browning and Wordsworth. His first publication, BLOOMS OF THE BERRY (1887), was praised by critics William Dean Howells, and James Whitcomb Riley. Cawien was recognized as a poet of nature since his works often reflected his interest in Kentucky flora and fauna. Joyce Kilmer wrote that Cawein was "the greatest nature poet of his time" (CATHOLIC WORLD, March 1917). Before his sudden death at the age of forty-nine in 1914, Cawien published thirty books.

From the description of Madison Cawein papers, 1889-1914 (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 16780387

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creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter 1908, May 17,Louisille, Ky [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island, N.Y.] / Madison Julius Cawein. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter 1907, Nov. 28, Louisille, Ky [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island, N.Y.] / Madison Julius Cawein. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. The Vikings : autograph poem signed, 1886 Aug. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. William Dean Howells : miscellaneous papers, 1907 Oct. 23. The Filson Historical Society
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creatorOf Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. Papers [manuscript] 1856-1911. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Markham, Lucia Clark, 1870-1967. Lucia Clark Markham papers, 1901-1962. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Madison Julius Cawein letters, 1898-1913 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter 1911, Feb. 1, Louisille, Ky [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, [Staten Island, N.Y.] / Madison Julius Cawein. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf McGill, Josephine, 1877-1919. A road song / Josephine McGill ; words by Madison Cawein. Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library, University of Louisville
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Papers of Madison Julius Cawein [manuscript] 1884-1925. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Madison Julius Cawein : miscellaneous papers, 1889-1916. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Roberts, Elizabeth Madox, 1881-1941. Elizabeth Madox Roberts : miscellaneous papers, 1921-1936. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Ford, Arthur Younger, 1861-1926. Arthur Younger Ford papers, 1868-1937. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter, 1888 Jun. 16, Louisville, Ky., to E.C. Stedman [n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter, 1908 Oct. 30, Louisville, Ky., to Harold G. Rugg. Dartmouth College Library
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creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letters, 1903-1913, to [Philip D] Sherman, [Oberlin, Ohio]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-1915 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter to Mr. Taylor. [London, Eng.?]. 1909 Feb. 23. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Harrison, Elizabeth Stuart Letcher, d. 1914. List of books presented by Southern writers to the Poe Alcove, 1900 June 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Shepherd, Arthur, 1880-1958. Where loveliness keeps house / A. Shepherd. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter 1910-1920, Louisille, Ky [to] Mrs. Anna Catherine Markham, [Staten Island, N.Y.] / Gertrude Cawein. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956. Madison Julius Cawein : Papers, 1886-1928. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter, 1889 May 21, Louisville, Ky., to E.C. Stedman [n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Autograph letter signed : Louisville, to Miss Greene, 1914 Nov. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956. Otto Arthur Rothert : miscellaneous papers, 1910-1921. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. Letter, 1889 Jan. 2, Louisville, Ky., to E.C. Stedman [n.p.]. University of Michigan
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Poets, American
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American poetry--History--Sources
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Birth 1865-03-23

Death 1914-12-08

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