Vachel Lindsay letters and photo of his wife, 1920-1928.


Vachel Lindsay letters and photo of his wife, 1920-1928.

The collection consists of six items: typewritten letter to Miss Forbes, 14 July 1920, explaining his aversion to writing letters; handwritten letter to Rutger Bleeker Jewett, 1 June 1925, announcing his marriage, with details about publishing some recent work; handwritten letter to John L.B. Williams, 8 Aug. 1924, ordering 500 copies of a book with instructions to charge it to his royalty account; handwritten letter to Williams, 13 Aug. 1924, about the fine welcome he received in Hollywood; typewritten, signed letter to Kermit Roosevelt, 24 Aug. 1928, returning two of his books with autographs, and some comments on his work; studio photograph of Elizabeth Conner, with details of their marriage written by Lindsay on the verso, 19 May 1925.

6 items.

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Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943 (person)

Kermit Roosevelt I (October 10, 1889 – June 4, 1943), recipient of the Military Cross, was an American businessman, soldier, explorer, and writer. The son of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, Kermit was a graduate of Harvard College, served in both World Wars (in World War I with both the British and American armies), and explored two continents with his father. He fought a lifelong battle with depression and committed suicide while serving in the U.S. Army in Alaska d...

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Forbes, Anita P. (person)

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Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931 (person)

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born in Springfield, IL. He studied in Ohio, Chicago, and New York and acquired a reputation as a poet and lecturer. Lindsay became famous for his walk from Springfield, IL to New Mexico in 1912, and for an unusual method of writing poetry. In 1924 he arrived in Spokane where he worked as a columnist for the "Spokesman-Review". He returned to Springfield in 1929, and at the time of his death was a major figure in American poetry. From the description of Co...