Biography and History

Robert Frost was perhaps the most popular and beloved of 20th-century American poets, writing of the character, people, and landscape of New England. Frost taught and lectured at several universities, including Amherst, Harvard, and the University of Michigan. Among Frost's volumes of poetry are New Hampshire (1923), West-Running Brook (1928), Collected Poems (1930), A Further Range (1936), and A Witness Tree (1942). Frost won the Pulitzer Prize four times, and, in 1961, at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, he became the first poet to read a poem ("The Gift Outright") at a presidential inauguration.

Source: From the finding aid for C1060

  • Archives of Henry Holt and Company. 1859-1981 (inclusive), 1890-1943 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0100

    Henry Holt was a prominent publisher in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts of authors published by the company, various bookkeeping records, and a collection of photos, publicity materials, and clippings about Robert Frost.

  • Princeton University Library Collection of Lawrance Thompson Materials. 1938-1964 (bulk), 1894-1969 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0479

    Consists of selected papers of Lawrance Thompson, including manuscripts for his books on Robert Frost and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, lecture typescripts, and a small amount of correspondence (1936-1942) from the time he was Princeton University Library's Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and editor of the Princeton University Library Chronicle.

  • William Malliol Papers. 1967-1986 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0510

    William Malliol (the pseudonym of William T. McInenly) was a native of London, England. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950 and served in Korea, where he became a sergeant and received three Purple Hearts. He joined the French Foreign Legion in 1954 and served in the Algerian War. He was also in the Royal Air Force from 1956 to 1958. His papers consist of diaries, notes, literary manuscripts, photographs, and art work.

  • Robert Frost Collection. 1924-1977 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1060

    Consists of selected correspondence, poetry, photographs, and printed material of Robert Frost, one of the most respected of all American poets.