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An elegy for honor : poem


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Hildegarde Flanner, the pseudonym of June Hildegarde Flanner Monhoff, wrote poems, essays, and one-act plays.

Flanner was born June 3, 1899, in Indianapolis, Indiana, but spent most of her life in California, to which she moved in the 1920s, and where she died on May 27, 1987. An early advocate of feminism and environmentalism, Flanner's writings explored nature and the human impact on it, as well as what it meant to be a woman in twentieth-century America.

"Hildegarde Flanner." Contemporary Authors Online. Gale Biography In Context. (accessed March 4, 2011).

This one-page typescript of Hildegarde Flanner's poem, "An Elegy For Honor," is signed by the author.

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, which holds the Hildegarde Flanner papers, lists this poem as written in 1973.

This typescript was originally laid in a copy of Flanner's book of poetry, In Native Light (1970). The book was inscribed to Malcolm Cowley by both Flanner and her husband, Frederick Monhoff, who illustrated the book.

Box 61, F0878: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 2002.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, March 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2011 March 4
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An Elegy For Honor : poem, [1973].
Box 61 Folder F0878

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