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Florence Lydia Snow papers

Call Number: RH MS 969

Florence Snow (1861-1955) was a poet and author who lived most of her life in Kansas. These papers include her journals and notebooks, correspondence, poems and other writings, public proofs and notes, and studies of the human hand.

Dates: 1895 - 1954

Guanetta Gordon literary manuscripts

Call Number: RH MS 14

The Guanetta Gordon Collection contains the work of a native Kansas poet and author, who was both that state's poet laureate and Arizona's Poet of the Year. The collection dates from 1953 to 1992 and is comprised of original manuscripts, worksheets, and drafts for the poems, articles, essays, and short stories written by Guanetta Gordon since 1953. The manuscripts in boxes 1-4 are arranged alphabetically by literary type.

Dates: 1953 - 1992

Gwendolyn Brooks correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 152

Correspondence between Gwendolyn Brooks and Van Allen Bradley, literary editor of the Chicago Daily News, 1949-1967, and between Bradley and others about Brooks. In addition, there is an unsigned autobiographical sketch written by Brooks, clippings collected by her, and a photograph. The letters are primarily about book reviewing and her writing.

Dates: 1949 - 1967

Helen R. Hoopes poem

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P409

Contains an untitled poem written by Helen Rhoda Hoopes to Cassandra Ritter, dated December 16, 1936.

Dates: December 16, 1936

Hester Buell papers

Call Number: RH MS 367

This collection contains the many poems and other writings of Tescott, Kansas librarian Hester Buell (1900-1993), which include her remembrances and memorabilia of her brother Harold and sister Helen. Within the collection correspondence are Miss Buell's letters from Wint Smith (U.S. Congressman from Kansas, 1947-1961).

Dates: approximately 1940s and 1979-1987

Jane Comstock (Mrs. Adna G.) Clarke collection

Call Number: RH MS P674

This collection of items by and about Honolulu, Hawaii poet Jane Comstock dates from 1938 to 1946. It consists of three Christmas cards sent from Jane Comstock and her husband; a Honolulu news clipping concerning Waikiki Garden (one of Comstock's books of verse); and a reprinted Honolulu news report of a radio broadcast of poetry readings by Comstock.

Dates: 1938 - 1946

Letitia Elizabeth Landon papers

Call Number: MS 223

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.) was an English poet and novelist in the early 19th century. This collection contains several poems, as well as letters sent and received by Landon. Additional letters written by Landon's mother Catherine Jane (Bishop) Landon and a family friend, Katherine Thomson (1797-1856), are included.

Dates: 1822-1844?

Letter to Richard Salisbury from J.T. Frisbie

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P568

Letter written by J.T. Frisbie to Richard Salisbury of Syracuse, New York. The letter describes the life of Caroline M. Congdon (1841-186), the semi-paralyzed poet of Amber or Otisco Valley, Onondaga County, New York, and the device she used for writing.

Dates: May 1900

M. Whitcomb Hess, a bibliographical checklist of fifty years

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P322

This bibliographical checklist covers the years 1924-1974 and was prepared by her daughter, likely in Columbus, Ohio in 1976.

Dates: 1976

May Williams Ward papers

Call Number: RH MS 21

This collection includes May Williams Wards' correspondence, manuscripts of several of her poems, photographs, news clippings, reviews, and other materials relaed to Ward's career as a poet and to her personal life.

Dates: 1920 - 1968

Papers of Jean Ingelow and Mackenzie Bell

Call Number: MS 45

This collection contains the correspondence, notes, drafts, proofs, and one photograph pertaining to Mackenzie Bell's preparations in writing a magazine article about fellow 19th century English poet and author Jean Ingelow. The article was prepared for The Atlantic Monthly and Girls' Quarterly.

Dates: 1870 - 1897

William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P229

Correspondence received from various Kansas authors in response to Braithwaite's request for poems to be anthologized, or in some instances authors offering poetry for publication. Some of the poets were members of The Kansas Authors Club.

Dates: 1914-1927

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