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Hamilton became well-known through her writings as a popularizer of classical values and Greek civilization. A full-time writer from 1922 on, she became an honorary citizen of Athens, Greece, in 1950.
The collection contains typescript and galley proofs of Hamilton's work The Ever-Present Past, 29 notebooks on various topics relating to Greek/Roman civilization, and correspondence, consisting of letters to John Mason Brown (1931-1961) and Philip Burt Fisher, who was wounded in France during World War I, and from Storer B. Lunt, her publisher at W. W. Norton (1957). There are also copies of letters to Hamilton from John Mason Brown (1930-1963), some newspaper clippings, and some obituary material.
Correspondence between Edith Hamilton and John Mason Brown is a gift of Mrs. John Mason Brown. Papers of Hamilton and letters from Ezra Pound to Edith Hamilton are a gift of Doris Fielding Reid. The Edith Hamilton letters to Philip Burt Fisher are a gift of Philip Fisher, Jr.
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- Authors and publishers -- United States -- 20th century
- Classicists -- United States -- 20th century
- Civilization, Greco-Roman
- Women authors, American -- 20th century
- Manuscripts Division
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Consists of manuscripts for "The Ever-Present Past" as well as notebooks and speeches.
Arranged by genre of material.Physical Description
TMss with holograph corrections, pp. 1-194.Physical Description
27 notebooks.Physical Description
TMss (including speech on centennial of Vassar College).Physical Description
Consists of correspondence with individuals such as John Mason Brown and Doris Fielding Reed.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.Physical Description
71 letters by Hamilton.Physical Description
67 letters (photocopies) to Hamilton.Physical Description
3 letters by Hamilton to Fisher, who was wounded in France during World War I.Physical Description
66 letters andnotes, and other misc. matterPhysical Description
5 letters by Hamilton.Physical Description
8 letters.Physical Description
Consists of clippings and "The Heritage of Edith Hamilton: 1867-1963" by John Mason Brown.
Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.Physical Description