Widdemer, Margaret

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Margaret Widdemer, novelist and poet.

From the description of The Dark Cavalier : the collected poems of Margaret Widdemer, 1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702186208

Margaret Widdemer (1889?-1978) was an American author, novelist and poet.

Born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Ms. Widdemer attended Drexel, Bucknell, and Middlebury College. She began writing as a child and by 1916 had received the Trimmed Lamp prize for the best lyric. That same year she shared the American Poetry Society Pulitzer prize with Carl Sandburg. Her career as an author and poet continued, and she began to write essays, reviews, and short stories which were published in American magazines. Widdemer served as vice-president of the Poetry Society of America, and wrote several popular books, including Lady of the Mohawks, The Basic Techniques of Fiction, and Collected Poems . As an author she lectured widely and spoke on NBC radio in a series of talks titled "Do you Want To Write?" She spent most of her life in New York City.

From the guide to the Margaret Widdemer Papers, 1923-1963, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
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 Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Erskine, John, 1879-1951. John Erskine papers, [ca. 1890]-1951. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letters from Margaret Widdemer to "Abbie" and to "Tewson" [manuscript], 1918-1925. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Derham, Milo G., 1868-1949. Margaret Widdemer remarks 1933 August 8. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn William Stanley Braithwaite Papers, 1916-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Letter [typescript] : 1936 March 7 : New York, NY, [to] Margaret [Widdemer], New York, NY / John. Greenfield Community College, Nahman-Watson Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1914, July 14, Asbury Park, New Jersey [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1925, September 17, New York [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1910-1920, January 15, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf [Widdemer, Margaret]. Typed letter signed Margaret to: Rita. Wellesley College
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Typed letter signed Margaret Widdemer to: Rita October 15, 1936. Wellesley College
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Note to Dr. Wm. E. Barton, July 1, 1927 and card / Margaret Widdemer. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. Letter to Miss Widdemer, Chicago, Sep. 19, 1914 and Mr. Viereck, Chicago, Ill., Jan 22, 1925 / Harriet Monroe. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1910-1920, April 9, New York City] [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Typed letter signed Margaret Widdemer to: Rita December 29, 1934. Wellesley College
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. The Dark Cavalier : the collected poems of Margaret Widdemer, 1957. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1922, November 24, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1928, January 2, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1923, October 15, Larchmont, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1915, August 13, Stinson Lake New Hampahire [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1931, March 2, New York [to] Mrs. John A. Lefferts, New York City / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Margaret Widdemer Papers, 1923-1963 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers of the Howe-Richards family, 1840-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1910-1920, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1910-1920, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf [Widdemer, Margaret]. Typed letter signed Margaret to: Rita. Wellesley College
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Poetry sent to Marian Anderson, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Poems and essays from various correspondents sent to Amy Lowell, 1917-1929. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1910-1920, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. Papers, 1838-1970. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Livingston, Arthur, 1883-1944. Arthur Livingston Papers, 1474-1986, (bulk 1904-1944). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Anik, Harry E. In the dark / poem by Margaret Widdemer ; [music by] Harry E. Anik. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. Organ music in the rain / text by Margaret Widdemar [sic] ; [music by] Charles Wakefield Cadman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1922, October 27, [Larchmont, New York City] [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1921, April 22, Larchmont, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1924, January 21, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Correspondence to Lewis George Sterner, 1928. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Aaron Kramer papers, ca. 1940 -1986. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Widdemer, Margaret. Letter 1920, February 12, Larchmont, New York [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Margaret Widdemer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Anik, Harry E. person
associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930. person
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Margaret Haley. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Delafield, Eugene. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Derham, Milo G., 1868-1949. person
associatedWith Doubleday and Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Driscoll, Louise, 1875- person
associatedWith Erskine, John, 1879-1951. person
associatedWith Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Mary, 1888- person
associatedWith Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe family. family
correspondedWith Hubbell, Jay B., 1885-1979 person
associatedWith Kellerman, Annette. person
associatedWith Kleeman, Rita Halle, b. 1885 person
correspondedWith Kramer, Aaron, 1921- person
associatedWith Livingston, Arthur, 1883-1944. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Markham, Anne Catherine, person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
associatedWith Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. person
associatedWith Mrs., Lefferts, John, person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Taggard, Genevieveve, 1894-1948. person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, Fannie, Brigham. person
associatedWith Wolf, Robert, 1895. person
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Subject
Women authors
Poets, American--20th century
Literature--American Poetry
American literature--20th century
Women poets, American
Women authors, American
American poetry--Women authors
Women novelists, American
Literature--American Fiction
American literature--Women authors
Authors, American--20th century
Occupation
Novelists
Authors
Poets
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Birth 1884-09-30

Death 1978-07-14

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