Bates, Esther Willard, 1884-

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E.A. Robinson. Part of the Edwin Arlington Robinson Pictorial Collection PICT 000-007.

Edwin Arlington Robinson was born in Head Tide, Maine, on December 22, 1869. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Gardiner, Maine, where Robinson attended public schools. Much of his later literary work was based on his early life in Maine. He studied literature at Harvard University for two years, but was forced to leave school after his father became ill. Moving to New York City, Robinson supported himself at various jobs while he concentrated on writing poetry.

Robinson was eventually recognized for his poetry. Finally able to support himself on his writings alone, he left his last regular job, as a clerk in the New York customs house, to write full-time in 1909. He also took up regular summer residence at that time at the MacDowell Colony, an artist's retreat in Peterboro, New Hampshire. Robinson received three Pulitzer Prizes for literature, in 1921, 1925, and 1927, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Yale University in 1922. He died of illness in New York City in 1935.

From the guide to the Edwin Arlington Robinson Collection, 1897-1965 (bulk 1930-1965), (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

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referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. George Pierce Baker papers, 1878-1958 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Edwin Arlington Robinson collection, 1897-1965 (bulk 1930-1965). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Edwin Arlington Robinson Collection, 1897-1965 (bulk 1930-1965) The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Alice Brown papers, 1890-1948 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980. Papers, 1799-1995 and undated Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn George Pierce Baker papers, 1878-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Blair, Arthur Howard. Bates, Esther Willard (Collection) [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
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associatedWith Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. person
associatedWith Brown, Alice, 1857-1948 person
associatedWith Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935 person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968 person
correspondedWith Teale, Edwin Way, 1899- person
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Poets, American


Birth 1884



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