Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937

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American poet, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

From the description of Anna Hempstead Branch letter to Edith A. Watson, 1891 Dec. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 123945395

Branch was born on March 18, 1875 in New London, Conn. and lived in a house occupied by her grandmother's family since 1640 known as Hempstead House. She was educated at Smith College (1897) and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. While at the Academy she became acquainted with Christodora House, eventually became a resident there and served on its board of directors. The House was to remain her primary home (with some exceptions) until her death. She wrote poetry, was active in social work and founded and directed the Poets' Guild. She died in 1937 in the home of her birth.

From the description of Anna Hempstead Branch papers, 1780-1937 (bulk 1890-1937). (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 53318466

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creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New York City, [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham][Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New York City, [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham][Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937,. Miscellaneous material laid in Lindsay family books [manuscript], 1875- University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1933 January 11, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham],My dear friends Mr. and Mrs. Markham [Staten Island] / Anne Hempstead Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1922 April 25, New York City [to] Mrs.[Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New York City, [to] Mrs. [Edwin]] Markham] [Staten Island] / Anna Hempstead Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1919 October 20, New London Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1911 September 4, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New London, Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Anna Hempstead Branch letter, short story, and poems, 1905-1919 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New London, Connecticut [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anne Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. God made a web of lovliness[sic] : [poem] / Anna Hempstead Branch. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Stirling, George. [Letter] 1911 May 18, Carmel, California, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / George Stirling. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1911 April 30, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Guthrie, William Norman, 1868-1944. Letter, January 18, 1934, New York City [to] Mrs. [Anna Catherin] Markham, Staten Island, New York / W.N. Guthrie. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Autograph letter signed Anna Hempstead Branch to: Miss Bates April 9, 1925. Wellesley College
referencedIn Straub Carlyle. Letter 1936, August 3, Chicago, Ill [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, NY / Margarette Ball Dickson. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New York City, Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Postcard, 1919 December 31, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1923 December 14, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Autograph letter signed Anna to: Isabel December 13, 1930. Wellesley College
creatorOf Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1912 July 1, New York City [to] Anna Hempstead Branch, New York City / Edwin Markham. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1916 February 3, New London Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn James Branch Cabell Collection, 1886-1928 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New York City, [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham] [Staten Island] / Anna Hempstead Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Prince, Hempstead, b. ca. 1857. Hempstead Prince papers, 1879-1922. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Guthrie, William Norman, 1868-1944. Letter, May 22, 1932, New York City [to] Ms. Anna Hempstead Branch, Staten Island, New York / W.N. Guthrie. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Anna Hempstead Branch letter to Edith A. Watson, 1891 Dec. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1929 July3, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Ethel Hautlin Ellis. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1920-1930, [New York City] [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham], [Staten Island] / no signature. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Anna Hempstead Branch poems : New London, Conn., circa 1910-1927. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1923 January 4, New London, Connecticut [to] Mss. Peters, New York City / Anna H. Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. Telegram, May 23, 1917, Wisconsin, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, Staten Island, New York / Zona Gale. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Papers of Anna Hempstead Branch, [manuscript], 1924-1933 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stirling, George. [Letter] 1911 June 28, Sag Harbor, New York, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / George Stirling. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Postcard, 1912 March 23, Sorrento, Italy [to] Mr.[Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Correspondence to Lewis George Sterner, 1928-1929. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Papers of the Howe-Richards family, 1840-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1911,0430, New London, Connecticut [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1912 December 31, New London Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New London Connecticut, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna H. Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1913 December 29, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1917 November 11, New London Connecticut, [to] Mr. Murray [Staten Island] / Anna H. Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Morgan, Angela, 1874-1957. Angela Morgan papers, 1861-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Guthrie, William Norman, 1868-1944. Papers, 1860-1967. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Smith, May Riley, 1842?-1927. [Letter] 1920-1930, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham], Dear Friend, [Staten Island] / May Riley [Smith]. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1912 March 29, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna [Branch]. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, [New London, Connecticut] [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anne H. Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1927 September 16, New London, Connecticut [to] Mrs.[Edwin] Markham, / Anna [Branch]. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1919 March 15, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna H. Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1913 December 16, New London, Connecticut [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anne Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1911 March 3, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Autograph letter signed Anna Hempstead Branch to: Miss Bates May 11, 1924. Wellesley College
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1911 December 13, New York City, Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Poetry Circle collection, 1935-2000 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Angela Morgan Papers, 1893-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New London Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1916 February 8, New York City, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. Letter, February 13, 1915, Wisconsin, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, Staten Island, New York / Zona Gale. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. Letter, May 22, 1913, New York City, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, Staten Island, New York / Zona Gale. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Martha Foote Crow Papers, 1885-1921. Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Postcard, 1919 March 27, New York City [to] Mrs.[Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. Letter, 1911, New York City, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, Staten Island, New York / Zona Gale. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1914 May 14, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham], Dear Friend and Poet, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Autograph letter signed Ann Branch to: Miss Bates October 15, 1922. Wellesley College
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter to Houghton Mifflin and Co. [manuscript], 1904 August 4. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1928 August 8, New London Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. Letter, May 30, 1911, New London, Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, Staten Island, New York / Zona Gale. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Anna Hempstead Branch papers, 1780-1937 (bulk 1890-1937). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Postcard, 1920February 25, New York City [to] Mrs.[Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1916 November 18, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931. Letter to Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905 August 9. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Markham, Anna Catherine. Letter 1932, March 11, Staten Island, N.Y. [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, Boston, Mass. / Anna catherine Markham. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1920-1930, New York City [to] Mr.[Edwin Markham], The Markhams, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Grace Stone Coates Papers, 1930-1932 Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1936 May 18, New London Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1920 December 13, New London, Connecticut, [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1915 May 11, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Perkins family. Perkins family papers, 1826-1835 and undated. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1910-1920, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna Branch. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Booklet, 1920-1930, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham], Dear Friends, [Staten Island] / Anna and her mother. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Scrapbooks of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1886-1958 (bulk 1904-1926). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Letter, 1922 December 15, New London, Connecticut [to] Mrs.[Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Anna. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937. Autograph letter signed Anna Hempstead Branch to: Miss Bates June 16, 1925. Wellesley College
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Bennett, Gertrude Ryder person
associatedWith Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932. person
associatedWith Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946. person
associatedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. person
associatedWith Branch, John B. person
associatedWith Branch, John L. person
associatedWith Branch, Mary Lydia, 1840-1922. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Poetry Circle. corporateBody
associatedWith Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951. person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Cairns Collection of American Women Writers. corporateBody
associatedWith Christodora House. corporateBody
associatedWith Coates, Grace Stone, 1881-1976 person
associatedWith Crow, Martha Foote, 1854-1924 person
associatedWith D'Esternaux, Marie-Louise person
associatedWith Foley, John L. person
associatedWith Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. person
associatedWith Gardiner, H. Norman (Harry Norman), 1855-1927. person
associatedWith Griffith, William, 1876-1936 person
associatedWith Guthrie, William Norman, 1868-1944. person
associatedWith Hort, Helen Frances Bell, lady. person
associatedWith Hough, Maude Clark person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe family. family
associatedWith Jones, Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel), 1882-1932. person
associatedWith Lederer, Gabrielle person
associatedWith Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith MacColl, Christina Isobel. person
associatedWith MacKaye, Percy Wallace, 1875-1956. person
associatedWith Markham, Anna Catherine, person
associatedWith Markham, Anne Catherine, person
associatedWith Markham, Edward, 1801-1865. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
associatedWith Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913. person
associatedWith Miller, Spencer, 1891- person
associatedWith Morgan, Angela, 1874-1957. person
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Murray W. B., person
associatedWith Newcomb, Ruth. person
associatedWith Norton, Grace Fallow, 1876-1926. person
associatedWith Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946, person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922. person
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associatedWith Peters, Louise Edgar, person
associatedWith Poets' Guild (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Prince, Hempstead, b. ca. 1857. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
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associatedWith Smith, May Riley, 1842?-1927. person
associatedWith Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott, 1835-1921. person
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associatedWith Walton, Eda Lou. person
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correspondedWith Watson, Edith A. person
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associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut--New London
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Authors and publishers
Shoes--Poetry
Poets, American
American literature--Women authors
American poetry--Women authors
American poetry--19th century
Gulls--Poetry
Occupation
Women poets--New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1875-03-18

Death 1937-09-08

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