Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950

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American poet and critic.

From the description of Correspondence, works, and clippings, 1910-1952, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122453062

John Gould Fletcher, born in Little Rock, Arkansas and educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard (1903-1907), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author. Fletcher lived in England for years before returning home to Arkansas where, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was active with a group of writers and poets known as the Southern Agrarians. Works by Fletcher include Fire and Wine (1913), Goblins and Pagodas (1916), The Black Rock (1928), the autobiography Life is My Song (1937), Selected Poems (1938), for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, The Burning Mountain (1946), and the history Arkansas (1947). Fletcher married twice, in 1916 to Florence Emily “Daisy” Arbuthnot, and in 1936 to childrens' book author Charlie May Simon.

From the guide to the John Gould Fletcher Collection, 1911-1965, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Fletcher, born in Arkansas, entered Harvard in 1903. He withdrew from Harvard in 1907, toured Europe, and eventually settled in London, where he started publishing as a poet.

From the description of Branches of Adam : manuscript, 1921-1925. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612823573

Fletcher was born in Arkansas but moved to Boston where he attended Phillips Andover Academy and Harvard. He lived in London for some time and he won the Pultizer Prize for his, Selected poems.

From the description of Collection, 1913-1942 (inclusive), 1913-1935 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384499

John Gould Fletcher, writer and critic, Pulitzer Prize winner, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Educated at Harvard, then traveled widely in the United States, Europe, and England, where he lived for some twenty years. He was acquainted with many writers in England, Europe, and the United States. Fletcher along with H.D. and Amy Lowell was a leader of the Imagist movement in poetry. He actively supported the arts and was deeply concerned with the cultural heritage and development of the South, particularly Arkansas.

From the description of John Gould Fletcher collections 1881-1960 (bulk 1911-1960). (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville). WorldCat record id: 39675072

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creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. John Gould Fletcher papers, ca. 1904-1950. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lenhart, Charmenz. Letters from Conrad Aiken, William Rose Benet, John Gould Fletcher, and William Carlos Williams [manuscript] 1949 Sept. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Sand and spray ; Irradiations : typescript, [ca. 1913] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. Letters : to Anne Alexander, 1921-1922 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Collection, 1913-1954 (inclusive), 1913-1950 (bulk). Texas Christian University
referencedIn Cleanth Brooks papers., 1927-1986 (inclusive), 1960-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnson, Ben Franklin. Benjamin F. Johnson III collection : audiocassettes, 1988. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Under the guns : typescript, 1916-1917. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Collection, 1913-1942 (inclusive), 1913-1935 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers used in compilation of Muse anthology of modern poetry, 1938 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Yale Review records, 1911-1949 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Scott, Evelyn, 1893-1963. Evelyn Scott Collection, 1894-1952. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925,. Amy Lowell collection of manuscripts, 1769-ca. 1923. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. John Gould Fletcher collections 1881-1960 (bulk 1911-1960). University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Simon, Charlie May Hogue, 1897-1977. Charlie May Hogue Simon letters : letters, 1967-1976. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Evelyn Scott Collection TXRC98-A5., 1894-1952 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Currier, Nathan, 1960-. From the moon's orchestra : song cycle / [music by] Nathan Currier ; on texts of John Gould Fletcher. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1901-1964. Morton Dauwen Zabel papers 1901-1964 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Letters to Rabbi Solomon Goldman, Jan.-Sept. 1946. Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
creatorOf Warren, Elinor Remick, 1900-1991. Suite for orchestra / Elinor Remick Warren. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968. Donald Davidson Correspondence 1917-1968. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
referencedIn Robert Haven Schauffler Correspondence, TXRC96-A17., 1872-1964 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Cournos, John, 1881-1966,. Letters from various correspondents, 1916-1936. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Simon, Charlie May Hogue, 1897-1977. Papers. 1910-1977. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ottenheimer Library
referencedIn England, Robert Durant. Papers, 1931-1937. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Arens, Egmont, 1889-1966. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1921-1963, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf John Gould Fletcher Collection, 1911-1965 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973. Collection, 1917-1962 (inclusive), 1918-1937 (bulk). Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Correspondence, works, and clippings, 1910-1952, nd. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive), 1927-1937 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound papers : addition, 1862-1983 (bulk 1960-1971). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Letters, 1927-1950, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Loveman, Amy. Amy Loveman letters, 1935-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Terry, David Dickson, 1881-1963. [Fletcher-Terry family papers, 1850s-1960s]. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ottenheimer Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Papers of Ezra Pound h[manuscript], 1933-1937. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Correspondence relating to the Southern Writers Convention sponsored by the "Virginia Quarterly Review" at the University of Virginia, October 23-24, 1931 [manuscript], 1931-1932. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Branches of Adam : manuscript, 1921-1925. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Correspondence, 1872-1964. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Yale Review records, 1911-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-. Cleanth Brooks papers. 1927-1986 (inclusive) 1960-1986 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Martha Dickinson Bianchi correspondence concerning publication of the poetry of the American poet, Emily Dickinson:, 1881-1943 (inclusive), 1925-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Correspondence to Lewis George Sterner, [between 1927 and 1929]. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Ezra Pound papers : addition, 1862-1983, 1960-1971 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Furioso papers, 1938-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Correspondence, 1906-1963. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972. Papers, [ca. 1917]-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Anderson, Lee, 1896-1972. Papers, 1933-1976 (inclusive), 1948-1972 (bulk). Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1916-1936. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Leippert, James George,. American poetry collection, 1933. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lucy, Thomas Elmore, b. 1872. Cora Pinkley Call papers addendum : papers, 1930-1966. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
referencedIn Horace Gregory Papers, 1920-1973 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn John Gould Fletcher and Francis Wolle Correspondence (MS 197), 1944 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Zabel, Morton Dauwen. Papers, 1901-1964 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Bauer, Marion, 1887-1955. I love the night ; op. 16, no. 2 / Marion Bauer ; [words by] John Gould Fletcher. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. John Gould Fletcher papers [manuscript] 1914-47. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1914-1937. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. Papers, 1725-1961. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Editorial correspondence, 1904-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sara Teasdale Collection, 1888-1934 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Robert Hillyer Papers, 1906-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Sand and spray : a sea-symphony : typescript, [ca. 1913] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Letter, 1915 July 12, Petoskey, Michigan, to Harold G. Rugg, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bauer, Marion, 1887-1955. Through the upland meadows : op. 16, no. 1 / Marion Bauer ; [words by] John Gould Fletcher. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. Albert Erskine papers, 1930-1999. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965,. Editorial correspondence, 1904-1930. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive) 1927-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Letter to John Gould Fletcher [manuscript], 1930s (ca.). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Irradiations / by John Gould Fletcher : typescript, 1913. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Yale Review records, 1911-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. Under the guns : typescript, 1916-1917. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 75). Letters of English and American poets and writers (Bax-Zangwill).includes:ff. 1-8 Clifford Bax, author: Letters to E. W. Scripture: 1921-1927.: Signed.f. 8 Clifford Bax, author: Poem, 'Migration': n.d.: Typewritten.f. 8 Poetry ... British Library
creatorOf Owsley, Frank Lawrence, 1890-1956. Frank Lawrence Owsley Correspondence, 1913-1959. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
creatorOf Stallman, R. W. (Robert Wooster), 1911-1982. Papers of Robert Wooster Stallman [manuscript] 1935-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962. Papers, 1918-1965. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
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correspondedWith H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961 person
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correspondedWith Holmes, John Clellon, 1926-1988 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hubbell, Jay B., 1885-1979 person
associatedWith John Gould Fletcher and Francis Wolle person
associatedWith Leippert, James George, person
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correspondedWith Lottinville, Savoie, 1906-1997 person
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Poets, American--20th century--Archives
Good and evil--Poetry
Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1886-01-03

Death 1950-05-20

Americans

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