Papers of Louise Greer [manuscript], 1851-1964.

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Greer, Louise, 1899-. Papers of Louise Greer [manuscript], 1851-1964.

Papers of Louise Greer [manuscript], 1851-1964.

The collection consists of her professional correspondence and research for "Browning and America," including ninety-one letters to Browning from Americans who admired his work and one letter from Browning to Percy Marks about the difficulty of understanding his poetry. The letters to Browning chiefly request autographs, discuss his poetry or send copies of the correspondent's work. Other topics mentioned include the Civil War, a celebration in honor of Margaret Fuller, "The Mrs. Browning Hall" at Wellesley College, the production of "A blot in the 'scutcheon" by Lawrence Barrett, publication of some Thomas Carlyle letters, and the translation of some of Mrs. Browning's poems into Danish. The collection also contains the typescript, galleys, page proofs, and illustrations for "Browning and America"; correspondence with Browning scholars and owners of Browning material; lectures; articles re Browning; issues of "The Browning Society's Papers," 1885-1891, and a copy of "Browning songs set to music" by Mrs. H.H.A. Beach.

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