Miscellaneous material laid in Lindsay family books [manuscript], 1875-


Miscellaneous material laid in Lindsay family books [manuscript], 1875-

The collection contains miscellaneous items laid in books in the libraries of the Lindsay family including Vachel Lindsay, his mother and father Vachel Thomas and Catherine Frazee Lindsay, and his wife, Elizabeth Conner Lindsay. Items directly connected with Vachel Lindsay include a draft letter and notes mentioning English poets signed by Lindsay; brief notes including two pages discussing Milton and Sidney Lanier; a printed copy of "What is beauty in word and rhythm?"; a manuscript of the poem "The lost battle"; two letters from Witter Bynner to Lindsay complimenting his work, 1910; a complimentary letter from Anna Hempstead Branch, 1912; letters from Glenn Hughes and William Ellery Leonard requesting liteary contributions; a letter from John Hall Wheelock on his ideas and beliefs, 1914; and a thank you from Charles A. Lindbergh. Also two programs, 1920, from "A farewell recital of his poems"; an order form for the Cornhill Booklet; proofsheets for poetry by James Underhill Lupton, some annotated by Lindsay; "an afterword" referring to Franz Rickaby; and assorted bookmarks, cards and financial papers. The collection also contains a fragment of a letter from Tyrus Hillway of "The Explicator" to Elizabeth Lindsay, 1946 December 18, enquiring about Lindsay's epitheths for horns; and a typescript of an article "A poet and his audience" by Elizabeth C. Lindsay. Printed material includes a religious pamphlet "Truths for the People" by Cunningham Geikee [sic]; a bookmark with a number if epigrams on "harmony"; a memoranda by Cicero J. Lindly concerning an amendment to create a Lakes to the Gulf Deep Waterway; "Afterword" to Franz Lee Rickaby's "Set of sonnets"; a printed description (for tourists?) of the Marquis of Huntly's mansion in (Edingburgh?); a clipping on the town of Hiram, Ohio, that mentions Lindsay; a newspaper cartoon map "Where new war looms between Turks and Allies"; and assorted advertisements. Also a pamphlet "Constitution and by-laws of the Woman's Society of the First Presbyterian Church Springfield, Illinois," 1920; a notice for an Inter-denominational day of prayer at which Catherine F. Lindsay spoke, n.d.; a newsclipping on the church Missionary Social Union mentioning her; a brochure "Methods of Cooperation" regarding the Christian Woman's Board of Missions; an invitation and admission ticket to the service of consecration for Episcopal Bishop Walter Henry Gray, 1940; and a poem "Songs of the long ago" by Cora L. Field, printed on a card (bookmark?) and surrounded by a decorative border. The collection also contains a clipping of a cartoon by "Abbey" titled "Mementos in the East Room"; an engraved reproduction of four sketches of the human eye, labelled "Mrs. Hormes No. 3"; an original ink wash of a dragon flying in a whirlwind, titled and signed in Chinese with a red painter's stamp; a fragment of a printed design [by Lindsay?]; an engraving of John Adams annotated by Vachel Lindsay; aphotograph of Harriet Monroe; and cross stitched bookmarks.

50+ items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7926250

University of Virginia. Library

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