Papers of Stephen Vincent Benét [manuscript] 1916-32.

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Papers of Stephen Vincent Benét [manuscript] 1916-32.

The collection contains three versions of "Litany for dictatorships" and a plan for study, 1925, and preliminary report, 1927, to the Guggenheim Foundation about "John Brown's body." Correspondence, 1926-32, concerns autographs, lecture tours, progress on writing "John Brown's body," Lola Ridge's book "Red flag," 1927, names "Henry" and "John" in "American names " standing for Henry James and John Singer Sargent , and the deaths of Elinor Wylie and Vachel Lindsay. The collection also contains a signed contract, 1916 January 13, between Benét and the Four Seas Company, publishers and a signed photograph of Benét. Correspondents are: Rosemary Carr Benét, William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite, John Drinkwater, Lola Kovener, John Masefield, James Burton Pond and Lola Ridge.

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Masefield, John, 1878-1967

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The English poet, playwright and novelist John Masefield was born in 1878 in Ledbury. After running away to sea early (when he was thirteen) he settled in London from 1897 and devoted himself to writing. Later he moved to Oxford which was where he lived when most of the following collection was produced. Masefield became Poet Laureate in 1930 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. Among his more notable works are some early reflections of his maritime experiences in Salt Water Ba...

Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962

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African American poet, critic, and editor; b. William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite. From the description of Papers, 1878-1962. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70956095 From the description of William Stanley Braithwaite collection, 1899-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70965233 Braithwaite was an African-American poet, literary critic, and editor. He wrote reviews and criticism for the Boston Evening Transcript . From 1913 to 1929 he...

Four Seas Company

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Benét, Rosemary, 1900-

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1959

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Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931

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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...

Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943

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Stephen Vincent Beńet was born July 22, 1898, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, into a military family. His father had a wide appreciation for literature, and Beńet's siblings, William Rose and Laura, also becmae writers. Beńet attended Yale University where he published two collections of poetry, Five Men and Pompey (1915), The Drug-Shop (1917). His studies were interrupted by a year of civilian military service; he worked as a cipher-clerk in the same department as James Thurber. He graduated fro...

Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925

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Florence 1856-1925 London. From the description of Portrait of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr. (nee Jane Norton Grew, 1868-1925) [painting]. [ca. 1905] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906593 Anglo-American painter. From the description of Letters, 1881-1916. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81028068 Sargent was an American-born painter who lived and worked in France, England and elsewhere. From the description of [Letter] Sunday, 33, T...

Kovener, Lola L.,

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James, Henry, 1843-1916

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James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937

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Drinkwater, a British playwright and poet, worked for an insurance company. In 1909 he became manager of the Birmingham Repertory Company, and his most successful plays included "Abraham Lincoln," "Mary Stuart," and "Bird in Hand." Drinkwater also published several critical literary biographies. From the description of Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1914-1916. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122612764 John Drinkwater was an English author and actor, proba...

Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903

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American Lecture Bureau manager. From the description of Papers of James Burton Pond [manuscript], 1899-1903. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844218 Amer. lecture manager. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (2) and autograph letter signed : to Harper & Bros., 1887 Oct. 11-Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617885 James B. Pond was born into a large, rather poor family living in Illinois and later Wisconsin. Ra...

Ridge, Lola, 1873-1941

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Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928

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Elinor Wylie was an American novelist and poet. From the description of Elinor Wylie collection of papers, 1885-1950 bulk (1902-1928). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164221 From the guide to the Elinor Wylie collection of papers, 1885-1950, 1902-1928, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Poet and author. Full name: Elinor Morton Hoyt Hichborn Wiley Benét. Married to Philip Hichbo...