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Clark, Sylvia, 1871-1978



  • Existence: 1871 - 1978


Sylvia Clark was born in Derry, New Hampshire, in 1871. She met the poet Robert Frost early in life; her father, Dr. David S. Clark, was the physician to Frost's family while Frost was living in Derry. Sylvia Clark attended Pinkerton Academy and Wellesley College. She returned to New Hampshire to teach at Pinkerton Academy from 1905 to 1932. Robert Frost, also a teacher at Pinkerton from 1906-1911, wrote a humorous poem for Clark titled "An A No. 1 Sundown." Sylvia Clark died in 1978.

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Sylvia Clark papers

Identifier: MS-1216
Date(s): 1865 to 1961

Sylvia Clark, neighbor and colleague of poet Robert Frost. Contains many letters to her nephew Herbert Faulkner West, some concerning Frost, as well as other correspondence about Frost, photographs, poetry manuscripts, and clippings. Also included are a few items of correspondence, drawings, and writings, of Clark's family.

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