Papers of Jessie Belle Rittenhouse, 1902-1927.


Papers of Jessie Belle Rittenhouse, 1902-1927.

The papers contain manuscripts for 16 poems. Letters to Curtis Hidden Page regard the activities of the Poetry Society of America in New York City and the Poetry Society of Florida in Winter Park; her annual Poet's Party; teaching at Rollins College; judging poems submitted for the Ponce de Leon Prize; family illness; and marriage, life with and sudden death of Clinton Scollard. Letters also describe life in Kent, Conn., California, Florida and on the lecture circuit; vacations in Europe and New England including a day with Robert Frost; visits to the MacDowell Colony and Dartmouth College; writing of "The lifted cup"; association with numerous poets; and an impression of Cecil Roberts. The collection also contains a reply to Will Orton Tewson's question on the most beautiful line of poetry, a wedding announcement, and a membership list of the Poetry Society of America Committee on Awards and Fellowship.

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