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Robert Frost collection

Identifier: MS-1178
Frost MS-1178

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The Robert Frost collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, galley proofs, legal and financial documents, appointment and engagement calendars, and ephemera of the American poet Robert Frost, as well as some correspondence and manuscript writings about Frost and individual issues of periodicals in which Frost’s poetry was published. The bulk of the collection is made up of incoming personal and professional correspondence, more than forty manuscript notebooks as well as drafts and fair copies of Frost’s poetry, plays, and prose. Legal and financial papers, appointment calendars, and printed ephemera, as well as writings about Frost by those who knew him, provide context for the poet’s literary work. Issues of periodicals document the first appearances of Frost’s poetry in print.

Related Collections available for research in Rauner Library: MS-590, Lawrance Thompson Collection of Robert Frost; MS-958, Papers of Edward Thomas; MS-968, Papers of Edward Connery Lathem; MS-1012, Collection of Robert Frost Lectures of Edward Connery Lathem; MS-1168, Papers of Edward Hyde Cox; MS-1211, Papers of Kathleen Morrison; MS-1213, Papers of Anne Morrison Gentry Smyth; MS-1215, Papers of Edna Davis Romig; MS-1216, Papers of Sylvia Clark; MS-1115, Papers of J.J. Lankes.


  • 1866 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


52 Linear Feet (43 Boxes)

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Additional Description


Robert Frost (1874-1963), poet. The collection documents Frost's career as a poet and speaker as well as his friendships and family life. The bulk of the collection is made up of personal and professional correspondence, manuscript notebooks, and drafts and fair copies of Frost’s poetry, plays, and prose.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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