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American anthologist and poet Louis Untermeyer was most noted for the anthologies of poetry which he compiled and edited, in addition to the twenty-two books of his own poetry. By the end of his llife, Untermeyer had written, edited, or translated over one hundred books.

Untermeyer was born October 1, 1885, in New York City. Untermeyer's formal education was limited to several years of high school, which he left prior to graduation. He eventually received a high school diploma in 1965.

In 1902, before pursuing his literary interests, Untermeyer began a career as a salesman with Untermeyer-Robbins Company, his father's jewelry manufacturing enterprise. Prior to resigning the business in 1923, he became vice-president and manager of the Newark, New Jersey, factory.

From 1923 until his death in 1977, Untermeyer worked solely at his literary interests as a poet, writer, editor, translator, and lecturer. Untermeyer had been writing and editing for a number of years while working in the jewelry business, and by 1923, several volumes of his own poetry and at least six of his poetry anthologies had already been published. By the conclusion of his life, Untermeyer had written, edited, or translated over one hundred books for readers of all ages.

Most of Untermeyer's own poetry was published in twenty-two books of poetry, beginning with his first published work,

First Love (1911). Untermeyer also wrote essays (particularly about poetry), parodies, short stories, a travel journal, juvenile fiction and poetry, a novel, biographies and an autobiography; and translated works by Heinrich Heine, Gottfried Keller, and Edmond Rostand.

Louis Untermeyer was most noted for the anthologies of poetry which he compiled and edited. Some of these works, first published in the 1920s, continued to be used as high school and college textbooks well into the 1970s. During his lifetime, Untermeyer developed numerous literary friendships with individuals who sought his help in getting published, contributed to his anthologies, or shared his enthusiasm for poetry.

Untermeyer was also noted for his lectures on poetry, drama, music, and other art forms. Presented throughout the United States, as well as in India and Japan, Untermeyer's popular lectures incorporated both his criticism of poetry and anecdotes about famous poets.

His lack of academic credentials did not diminish the recognition and respect Untermeyer's writing received. In 1956 he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Poetry Society of America honoring his service to poetry. Untermeyer was appointed as Poet in Residence at the University of Michigan (1939–1940), the University of Kansas City, Missouri (1939), and Iowa State College (1940). He also served as a consultant in English poetry for the Library of Congress from 1961 until 1963.

Through his anthologies, poetry, lectures, and relationships with numerous literary figures, Louis Untermeyer exercised substantial influence on American literature during his lifetime.

Lesniak, James G. (ed.) Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series, Volume 31. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1990. pp. 439-442.

The Louis Untermeyer papers consist of five linear feet of manuscript material abandoned by Untermeyer when he sold his Adirondack home, Stony Water, around 1970. Dating from 1902 through 1972, with the bulk of the papers dating 1912–1935, the collection is composed of correspondence, proofs, lists, scrapbooks, notes, photographs, programs, announcements, lectures, anthologies, poems, reviews, essays, and a bookplate.

The papers provide a wealth of information on early twentieth-century literary and cultural figures who corresponded with Untermeyer, and document some of Louis Untermeyer's own contributions to contemporary literature.

Correspondence between Louis Untermeyer and over one hundred American and English authors, publishers, and editors comprise three-quarters of the collection. Included in the collection are letters from numerous prominent American literary figures, including Conrad Aiken, Hart Crane, H.D., Alfred Kreymborg, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, and Allen Tate. Publisher, editors, and anthologists are represented by William S. Braithwaite, Edward O'Brien, Eugene Jolas, Walter Lippmann, Harriet Monroe, Harold Munro, Alfred Harcourt, B.W. Huebsch, B. Russell Herts, William Rose Benet, and many others. Cultural figures include composer Ernest Bloch and director John Huston.

The letters record a variety of information about the correspondents, including discussions on their works in progress, facts about their personal lives, the struggles of young authors seeking publication (Conrad Aiken, Maxwell Bodenheim, John Gould Fletcher, Carl Sandburg), critiques of Untermeyer's poetry, comments by authors on their literary contemporaries, suggestions for Untermeyer's anthologies, as well as remarks on their political and social philosophies. Letters written to Louis Untermeyer from such young poets as Leonie Adams, Nathalia Crane, Louis Golding, John Hall Wheelock, and Humbert Wolfe, register their gratitude for his efforts on their behalf.

Two particularly substantial collections of letters in the collection are from Conrad Aiken (52 letters) and Carl Sandburg (48 letters). In his letters, Conrad Aiken discusses his critical opinions of modern poetry and poets, critiques Untermeyer's poetry, defends his early writing, describes his personal affairs, and details his methods for composing verse. Sandburg's letters discuss his philosophy of life, his family life, newspaper work, individual poems and collections, observations on Abraham Lincoln, and comments on American politics.

The smaller collections or single letters also reveal details of literary significance. For example, the only letter from Louis Golding to Untermeyer consists of a four-page autobiographical monologue, which includes a lengthy discussion of his experiences in World War I. Hart Crane's two-page letter to Untermeyer contrasts in detail his poetry with the poetry of T.S. Eliot.

The correspondence series also includes letters which Louis Untermeyer wrote to his third wife, lawyer Esther Antin, and letters to Untermeyer from his mother and brother. Occasionally, carbon copies of Untermeyer's responses to literary figures occur throughout the series.

The remainder of the collection is comprised of examples of Louis Untermeyer's own writing and editing, as well as scrapbooks of clippings which he gathered and his personal bookplate. Among the manuscripts are typescripts and/or galleys for three of the poetry anthologies which he edited (

A Treasury of Great Poems, Modern American Poetry, and Modern British Poetry), typescripts for four of his unpublished works (The Friar's Tale, Light Verse, Miles Standish: An American Light Opera, and The World's Worst Poetry), as well as notes and typescripts for seven lectures.

These papers supply an understanding of Louis Untermeyer's contributions to contemporary American literature, as well as impressions of the lives and work of Untermeyer's literary contemporaries, particularly many prominent American poets.

  1. Boxes 1-16: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

Purchases 1970 and 1975; scrapbook is a gift of Lloyd Curreg, 1978.

Originally processed by T. Stuart Dick, 1971. Reprocessed by Anita A. Wellner, 1989 and 1993. Encoded by Thomas Pulhamus, February 2010.

Publisher
University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2010 February 9
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Louis Untermeyer from literary figures, as well as personal friends and family. Some of the letters from poets include poetry sent to Untermeyer for possible inclusion in his poetry anthologies. Also included in the series are letters from Untermeyer to several individuals. The material is arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent and then chronologically within each folder. F194-210 contain miscellaneous letters and F211-215 contain letters from unidentified persons.

[1933].
Scope and Contents

Includes four pages of untitled typescript poems with the following first lines: "The eyes of body," "If you had any live in your heart at all," "Let your young grow up," and "The cuckoo in the air."

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

[1933 May 25].
Scope and Contents

Includes a typescript untitled poem with the first line "This is the world exactly as Adam had it."

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960, 1906-1909.
Box 1 Folder F2
Scope and Contents

Includes one clipping.

Physical Description

Letters, 13p.

Adams, Leonie, 1899-, 1921-1933.
Box 1 Folder F3
Scope and Contents

Includes eight typescript poems with some autograph corrections.

Physical Description

Letters, 36p.

Agee, James, 1909-1955, [1935 July 15].
Box 1 Folder F4
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript poem by Agee titled "Of a Dead Bird."

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Scope and Contents

Includes a galley proof for "Two Preludes" and one typed letter signed (photocopy) from Aiken to Untermeyer.

1919 May 24-1920 October 27.
Box 1 Folder F5
1921 April 25-1922 December 22.
Box 1 Folder F6
1923 January 26-1924 October 21.
Box 1 Folder F7
1925 March 3-1927 April 23.
Box 1 Folder F8
1928 June 3-1931 July 26.
Box 1 Folder F9
1912 March 5.
Physical Description

Autograph note signed, 2p.

No Date.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Allen, Fred, 1894-1956, 1909-1911.
Box 1 Folder F11
Physical Description

Letters, 5p.

1925 April 26.
Scope and Contents

Includes an announcement for Allen's Earth Moods and Other Poems.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1925 April 29.
Scope and Contents

Includes an autograph document.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

[1933] June 16.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1935 May 1.
Scope and Contents

The original copy of this letter is tipped into a copy of Allen's

Anthony Adverse (Spec PS 3501 .L5). Physical Description

Typed letter signed (x) 1p

Allgood, Sara, 1912-1913.
Box 1 Folder F13
Physical Description

Letters, 13p.

Angoff, Charles, 1902-, [n.y.] September 7.
Box 1 Folder F14
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

Apothreker, Nan, 1913 January 9.
Box 1 Folder F15
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 5p.

Asbury, Samuel E., 1919.
Box 1 Folder F16
Scope and Contents

See also Untermeyer's letters to Asbury in F168.

Physical Description

Letters, 16p.

[1919] April 20.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1919 July 31.
Scope and Contents

Mimeographed letter bears autograph note.

Physical Description

Typed letter(m)S 1p.

[n.y.] July 3.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[n.y.] October 15.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Scope and Contents

Includes illustrations and one poem.

Physical Description

Letters, 98p.

1913 January-1914 December.
Box 2 Folder F18
1915 March 17-1917 April 19.
Box 2 Folder F19
1918 May 29-1939 June 29.
Box 2 Folder F20
1917 May 4.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1917 July 17.
Physical Description

Autograph card signed, 1p.

Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954, 1917-1920.
Box 2 Folder F22
Scope and Contents

Includes a typed letter (carbon) from Untermeyer to Bodenheim.

Physical Description

Letters, 13p.

Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962, 1910-1917.
Box 2 Folder F23
Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and one poem by Braithwaite titled "The Eyes That Laughed" (originally laid in

The House of Falling Leaves, Spec PS 3503 .R246 H7 1908). Physical Description

Letters, 30p.

1972 January 22.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1972 Feb 27.
Scope and Contents

Both of these letters were originally tipped in Brinnin's

Skin Diving in the Virgins (Spec PS 3503 .R563 S5) as is a letter from Seymour Lawrence to Untermeyer (a photocopy of the Lawrence letter is found in this folder). Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1920 July 27.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1920 October 5.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1922 December [23].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1926 December 26.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1925 July 20.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1914 January 27.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1914 May 7.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1916 September 9.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

Bullitt, William Christian, 1891-1967, 1915 November 10.
Box 2 Folder F27
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1914 March 20.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1914 September 3.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1916 September 25.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1930 July 15.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958, 1920-1922.
Box 3 Folder F29
Physical Description

Letters, 10p.

Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951, 1912-1934.
Box 3 Folder F30
Physical Description

Letters, 10p.

1961 September 8.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1968 October 12.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1968 October 17.
Scope and Contents

All three of these letters were originally tipped in Ciardi's

The Man Who Sang the Sillies (Spec PS 3505 .I27 M26 1961). Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959, [1921] July 24.
Box 3 Folder F32
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1925 February 17].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1929 October 10.
Scope and Contents

Includes four autograph poems by Coatsworth titled "Said the Feet," "India Is Too Near," "St. Eval," and "You Did Not Tell Me."

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Cobb, Irvin S., (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944, [n.y.] June 4.
Box 3 Folder F34
Physical Description

Autograph note signed, 1p.

1920 August 31.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1924 November 2.
Scope and Contents

Includes two typescript poems by Conkling titled "Talking to Hilda I Maples," and "IV An Aside to a Hermit Thrush." See also letters from Untermeyer to Conkling.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

[1912 May 7].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

[1912 May 11].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

No Date.
Scope and Contents

Letter may be incomplete.

Physical Description

Autograph letter, 1p.

(Henderson) Corbin, Alice, 1881-1949, 1922 April 4.
Box 3 Folder F37
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript signed poem.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Cournos, John, 1881-1966, 1911-1915.
Box 3 Folder F38
Physical Description

Letters, 32p.

Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-, 1968 July 4.
Box 3 Folder F39
Scope and Contents

Includes a photocopy of Untermeyer's review of Cowley's

Blue Juniata. Originally tipped in a copy of Blue Juniata (Spec PS 3505 .O956 B6 1968). Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1916 June 18.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 6p.

No Date.
Scope and Contents

On the verso of a photograph and includes one signed typed letter (c) from Untermeyer to Cox.

Physical Description

Autograph note, 1p.

1931 June 6.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1931 September 10.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1931 November 16.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

Crane, Hart, 1899-1932, 1923 January 19.
Box 3 Folder F42
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Crane, Nathalia Clara Ruth, 1913-, 1925-1930.
Box 3 Folder F43
Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and tear sheets.

Physical Description

Letters, 13p.

1925 April 15.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1925 April 16.
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

Custard, Vivien Milburn, [1930] August 18.
Box 3 Folder F45
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Daly, Thomas Augustine, 1871-1948, 1914 November 30.
Box 3 Folder F46
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968, 1930 October 30.
Box 3 Folder F47
Scope and Contents

Includes an autograph note on a letter from Untermeyer.

Physical Description

Letters, 3p.

Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964, 1913 July 2.
Box 3 Folder F48
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Scope and Contents

Includes typescript poems by Dell titled "One," "Two," "Three," "Four," "Five," and "Six." Also includes the poem "In Futuro" by Sabel.

Physical Description

Letters, 93p.

1912 February 24-1914 August 27.
Box 3 Folder F49
1915 January-1920.
Box 3 Folder F50
1920 February-1923 May 16.
Box 3 Folder F51
1920 April 16.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1920 August 6.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1912 June 7.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1912 June 19.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1912 June 27.
Scope and Contents

w/env

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1912 August 19.
Scope and Contents

w/env

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1912 August 27.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

[1913 April 17].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1913] June 24.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1913] July 15.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 5p.

1913 September 12.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 July 14.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 July 23.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

[1915 January 25].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1915 February 11.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

[1916 April 16].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1917 January 1].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

[1917 August 7].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1934 April 6.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1940 January 7.
Scope and Contents

Includes an Alvin Theatre program.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Erskine, John, 1879-1951, 1915 February 28.
Box 4 Folder F55
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Faggi, Alfeo, 1921 June 10.
Box 4 Folder F56
Physical Description

Autograph note signed, 2p.

Fast, Howard, 1914-, 1947 October 4.
Box 4 Folder F57
Scope and Contents

Originally laid in Fast's

Three Names for Fascists (Spec PS 3511 .A784 T55 1947). Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

1915 March 8.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1916 February 11.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1916 March 21.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

[1917 March 24].
Physical Description

Autograph card signed, 1p.

[1917 March 24].
Physical Description

Autograph card signed, 1p.

[1921 July 28].
Scope and Contents

TNS and ACSs are written on photographs.

Physical Description

Typed note signed, 2p.

Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping.

Physical Description

Letters, 62p.

1919 May 21-1921 November 23.
Box 4 Folder F59
1922 November 16-1928 July 2.
Box 4 Folder F60
[1917 August 10].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1922 September 25.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

[1922 Oct].
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

[1923 Feb].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1923 [Feb 6].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1923 [Mar 7].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1923 [Apr 4].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1923 [Apr 15].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1923 July 8.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

[1924 January 20].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965, [1922 April 12].
Box 4 Folder F63
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Frost, Lesley, [1934 May 31].
Box 4 Folder F64
Scope and Contents

Robert Frost's daughter.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Gold, Michael, 1894-1967, [1916].
Box 4 Folder F65
Scope and Contents

Used the pseudonym Irwin Granich.

Physical Description

Letters, 31p.

Golding, Louis, 1895-1958, 1921 December 9.
Box 4 Folder F66
Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

Goodman, Edward, 1911-1917.
Box 4 Folder F67
Physical Description

Letters, 23p.

Gorman, Herbert Sherman, 1893-1954, [1923 April 4].
Box 4 Folder F68
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Gregory, Horace, 1898-, 1936 June 23.
Box 4 Folder F69A
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 3p.

1918 July 17.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1918 July 27.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

H. D. (Doolittle, Hilda), 1886-1961, [1933 January 8].
Box 4 Folder F70
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Hackett, Francis, 1883-1962, 1910-1918.
Box 4 Folder F71
Physical Description

Letters, 13p.

Harcourt, Alfred, 1881-, 1915-1934.
Box 4 Folder F72
Scope and Contents

Includes a typed letter (carbon) from Untermeyer to Harcourt and a letter to Harcourt from Lesley Frost.

Physical Description

Letters, 24p.

Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943, 1917 October 4.
Box 4 Folder F73
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Hartman, C. Bertram, 1917-1922.
Box 5 Folder F74
Scope and Contents

Letters bear illustrations, a watercolor, and one poem.

Physical Description

Letters, 36p.

1930 March 18.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1930 March 27.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1930 March 31.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1923 November 1.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

No Date.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Henderson, Alice Corbin.
Box 3 Folder F37
Scope and Contents

see Corbin, F37

Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924, 1908 January 16.
Box 5 Folder F77
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Herts, Benjamin Russell, 1888-, 1909-1912.
Box 5 Folder F78
Scope and Contents

Includes three printed announcements.

Physical Description

Letters, 28p.

Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961, 1930 October 28.
Box 5 Folder F79
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1911 May [7].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

[1940 June 18].
Scope and Contents

Bears an note on the verso signed "A.H."

Physical Description

Autograph note signed, 2p.

1925 February 24.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1925 February 28.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Holmes, John, 1904-, 1934 May 31.
Box 5 Folder F82
Scope and Contents

Includes an offprint a Holmes's poem titled "Address to the Living."

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Hooker, Brian, 1880-1946, 1916 June 15.
Box 5 Folder F83
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939, [1921 March 29].
Box 5 Folder F84
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Hoyt, Helen, 1919 August 11.
Box 5 Folder F85
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 4p.

Huebsch, Benjamin W., 1911-1918.
Box 5 Folder F86
Scope and Contents

Includes on autograph note signed by H. Ben-Obel.

Physical Description

Letters, 11p.

Huston, John, 1906-, 1930 October 18.
Box 5 Folder F87
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Hutchinson, A.S.M., (Arthur Stuart-Menteth), 1880-1971, 1911-1914.
Box 5 Folder F88
Physical Description

Letters, 14p.

Jewell, Edward Alden, 1888-1947, 1915 November 30.
Box 5 Folder F89
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 3p.

1930 June 25.
Scope and Contents

Bears an autograph notes on pages 4 and 5.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 5p.

1930 July 5.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1930] July 27.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937, 1912 November 18.
Box 5 Folder F91
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

1918 March 8.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

1919 February 4.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1921 June 30.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1914 July 3.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1915 January 4].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

[n.y.] December 31.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961, No Date.
Box 5 Folder F94
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Kerrigan, J. M., 1912-1917.
Box 5 Folder F95
Physical Description

Letters, 17p.

Kirkman, Merle, 1911-1912.
Box 5 Folder F96
Physical Description

Letters, 46p.

Kirstein, Mina S., 1917.
Box 5 Folder F97
Physical Description

Letters, 12p.

Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966., 1920-1925.
Box 5 Folder F98
Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping and two poems titled "Bloom" and "The Later Cellini."

Physical Description

Letters, 38p.

Laughlin, James.
Box 12 Folder F216
Scope and Contents

see F216.

Levy, Newman, 1888-, 1912-1933.
Box 6 Folder F99
Physical Description

Letters, 38p.

[1922] October 5.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

[1922] November 23.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974, 1912-1922.
Box 6 Folder F101
Physical Description

Letters, 35p.

Littell, Philip, 1868-, 1915-1916.
Box 6 Folder F102
Physical Description

Letters, 5p.

Lomax, John Avery, 1867-1948, 1930 July 10.
Box 6 Folder F103
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Lovett, Robert Morss.
Box 12 Folder F217
Scope and Contents

see F217.

Lowes, John Livingston.
Box 12 Folder F218
Scope and Contents

see F218.

[1926 September 20].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1929 October 5].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1932 February 3.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1940 May 28.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-, 1935 October 31.
Box 6 Folder F105
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1909 November 11.
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

1912 May 3.
Physical Description

Autograph note signed, 1p.

1917 October 15.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1917 October [16].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1921 September 6.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1930 November 20.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

[1930] November 27.
Scope and Contents

Enclosed is an autograph stanza of a folk song.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Meynell, Francis, Sir, 1891-, 1971 June 6.
Box 6 Folder F108
Scope and Contents

Originally laid in

The Poetry of Alice Meynell (Spec PR 5021 .M3 M38 1971). Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Milburn, George, 1906-1966, 1930-1939.
Box 6 Folder F109
Physical Description

Letters, 20p.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1914 February 7.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1914 June 24.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1914 August 7.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1912 August 15.
Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of an announcement for

Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1912 October 5.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1915 September 20.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1915 October 22.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957, 1929-1934.
Box 6 Folder F112
Physical Description

Letters, 33p.

Moore, Virginia, 1903-, 1972 May 4.
Box 6 Folder F113
Physical Description

Autograph note signed, 1p.

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957, 1922 December 18.
Box 6 Folder F114
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959, 1924 June 28.
Box 6 Folder F115
Scope and Contents

Includes two typescript poems by Muir titled "Anatomy" and "Horses."

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

Mumford, Lewis, 1895-, 1940 February 10.
Box 6 Folder F116
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969, 1922 November 2.
Box 6 Folder F117
Scope and Contents

Bears autograph postscript on the verso.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973, 1913 August 30.
Box 6 Folder F118
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1912] January 31.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 8p.

[1912 February 12].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 8p.

O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 1890-1941, 1915 December 6.
Box 6 Folder F120
Scope and Contents

Includes four autograph poems titled "The Shepherd Boy," "Song," "A Song for Twilight," and "The Piping Mountain Man."

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

O'Hara, John Myers, 1912 February 25.
Box 6 Folder F121
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932, 1930 November 26.
Box 6 Folder F122
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946, 1912 April 25.
Box 7 Folder F123
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Parrish, Anne, 1888-1957, 1939 October 30.
Box 7 Folder F124
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Peckham, H. H., 1912-1913.
Box 7 Folder F125
Physical Description

Letters, 19p.

1918 December 21.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1919.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

[1913 February 24].
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

[1933] October 26.
Scope and Contents

Originally laid in a copy of Pound's

The Fifth Decade of Cantos (Spec PS 3531 .O82 F5 1937b). Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 3p.

Pound, Louise, 1872-1958, [1930] July 13.
Box 7 Folder F128
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974, 1924-1926.
Box 7 Folder F129
Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping and two pages of typescript poems titled "Pink and Pale," "Thinking, Drinking," "Swine, Wine," "Vain Protestations," and "In Bed, Not Dead."

Physical Description

Letters, 15p.

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953, 1942 June 4.
Box 7 Folder F130
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

Reed, Edward Bliss, 1872-1940, 1914-1915.
Box 7 Folder F131
Physical Description

Letters, 5p.

1913 June 18.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1917 June 18.
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

1925 September 2.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1925 September 22.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943, 1934 August 3.
Box 7 Folder F134
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1912 April 2.
Physical Description

Autograph card signed, 2p.

[1913] November 25.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 4p.

[1913 November 26].
Physical Description

Autograph card signed, 1p.

1914 May 22.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 5p.

[1921 July 12].
Physical Description

Autograph card signed, 1p.

[n.y.] October 9.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1927 February 24.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1929 September 24.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Physical Description

Letters, 26p.

1916 March 13-1920 December 9.
Box 7 Folder F137
1921 January 14-1925 April 11.
Box 7 Folder F138
1914 November 14.
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

1917 April 10.
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946, 1920 June 5.
Box 7 Folder F140
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Roth, Samuel, 1893-, 1921 June 25.
Box 7 Folder F141
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1936 May 3.
Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1940 June 9.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1940 June 20].
Physical Description

Autograph card signed, 1p.

1940 June 25.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 6p.

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, a three page biographical sketch, poems included in letters, and numerous typescript (carbon) poems.

Physical Description

Letters, 69p.

1915 November 11-1917.
Box 7 Folder F143
1919 March 13-1919.
Box 7 Folder F144
1920 January 3-1920 May 29.
Box 7 Folder F145
1920 June 11-1920 October 31.
Box 7 Folder F146
1921 January 5-1924 December 6.
Box 7 Folder F147
Sarett, Lew R., 1888-, 1921-1925.
Box 8 Folder F148
Scope and Contents

Includes clippings.

Physical Description

Letters, 9p.

Sasson, Siegfried Lorraine, 1886-1967, 1919-1925.
Box 8 Folder F149
Scope and Contents

Includes autograph letter signed from E. Cecil Roberts to Sasson.

Physical Description

Letters, 32p.

Sicher, Dudley F., 1903-1917.
Box 8 Folder F150
Physical Description

Letters, 33p.

Simonson, Lee, 1888-, 1919-1939.
Box 8 Folder F151
Physical Description

Letters, 20p.

1914 July 25.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 August 4.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 September 17.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 September 19.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 September 24.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 October 1.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1914 November 27.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958, 1912.
Box 8 Folder F153
Physical Description

Letters, 8p.

Stearns, Harold Edmund, 1891-1943, 1918.
Box 8 Folder F154
Physical Description

Letters, 3p.

Stevenson, Burton Egbert, 1872-1962, 1914 September 29.
Box 8 Folder F155
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Strong, L. A. G. (Leonard Alfred George), 1896-1958, 1923 July 9.
Box 8 Folder F156
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Strunsky, Simeon, 1879-1948, 1918 April 22.
Box 8 Folder F157
Scope and Contents

Includes a typescript poem titled "Finnish Mannerheim Junkers," and a typescript essay titled "A Poet As He Really Is."

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Stuart, Ruth McEnery, 1856-1917, 1914 May 6.
Box 8 Folder F158
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948, [193? July 22].
Box 8 Folder F159
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

Tate, Allen, 1899-, 1929-1933.
Box 8 Folder F160
Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph, an essay, and typescript poems titled "Mother and Son," "The Oath," "Ode to Fear," "Her Posture," "The Twelve," "Picnic By the Mediterranean," and "Shadow and Shade."

Physical Description

Letters, 17p.

Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966, 1920 March 30.
Box 8 Folder F161
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1919 July 13.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

1920 September 15.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

1921 May 10.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1914 August 4.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

1917 May 16.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Torrence, Ridgely, 1875-1950, 1912 January 8.
Box 8 Folder F164
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949, 1911 January 1.
Box 8 Folder F165
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919, 1910-1913.
Box 8 Folder F166
Scope and Contents

Includes announcement and two untitled signed poems.

Physical Description

Printed, 2p.

Untermeyer, Emmanuel, 1911 June 21.
Box 9 Folder F167A
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Untermeyer, Julia, [1911 Dec] 15.
Box 9 Folder F167B
Scope and Contents

Louis Untermeyer's mother.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1918 April 3.
Scope and Contents

See F16 for letters from Asbury to Untermeyer.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1919 April 24.
Scope and Contents

Includes tear sheet and clipping.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1919 May 10.
Scope and Contents

Includes clipping.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 to Brown, Mr., 1915 May 24.
Box 9 Folder F169
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1920 June 10.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1924 November 14.
Scope and Contents

See F15 for Conkling's letters to Untermeyer.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1913 March 27.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

1913 July 3.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

No Date.
Scope and Contents

For Crowninshield's letters to Untermeyer see miscellaneous letters.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1933 October 17].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1933 November 16].
Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1934?].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1934 April 9].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 5p.

[1934] May 17.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

[1934 June 5].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

[1934 June 7].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

[1934 June 13].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 5p.

[1934 June 14].
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Untermeyer's sons to Antin.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1934 June 15].
Scope and Contents

Includes an invitation to the Asgaard Farm week-end carnival.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1934 June 16].
Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Untermeyer from Ann Leslie, Merrill, and Leland Case; a typed letter (c) from Untermeyer to Case and one clipping.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1934 September 9].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1934 September 13].
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from siblings, Martin and Madleine to Untermeyer and a cartoon.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1934 September 15].
Scope and Contents

Includes a clipping.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1934 September 17.
Scope and Contents

Includes three photographs of Untermeyer and Antin, and a typed letter signed from Henry Newman to Untermeyer.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 3p.

[1934 September 18].
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Helen Taylor and Alexander Lindsey to Untermeyer and a typed letter (c) from Untermeyer to Lindsey.

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

[1934 October 16].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 8p.

[1934 November 24].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1p.

[1934 November 25].
Scope and Contents

Includes a program, and an autograph letter signed from Ruth to Esther Antin.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 6p.

[1936 January 6].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1936 January 21].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

No Date.
Scope and Contents

Letter is incomplete.

Physical Description

Autograph card, 1p.

Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 to Antin, Esther, [1934].
Box 9 Folder F175
Scope and Contents

Includes clipping, notes, and other material sent to Antin by Untermeyer.

Physical Description

Various

Untermeyer, Martin E., 1910-1918.
Box 9 Folder F176
Scope and Contents

Martin is Untermeyer's brother. Includes a letter from Martin Untermeyer to Mr. Starr and a letter to Martin Untermeyer from Dr. Requa.

Physical Description

Letters, 53p.

Untermeyer, Sam, 1910-1914.
Box 9 Folder F177
Physical Description

Letters, 5p.

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, 1925 November 28.
Box 9 Folder F178
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962, 1911-1912.
Box 9 Folder F179
Physical Description

Letters, 5p.

1932 May 4.
Scope and Contents

Includes two typescript poems by Valentine Ackland titled "The Winter Woods" and "Stand in the Pale, Fair."

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1932 June 2.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-, 1936 February 3.
Box 10 Folder F181
Scope and Contents

Includes five typescript poems by Warren titled "Picnic Remembered," "Love's Parable," "Bearded Oaks," "Monologue at Midnight," and "Athenian Death."

Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

Wattles, Willard Austin, 1888-1950, 1917-1918.
Box 10 Folder F182
Scope and Contents

Includes a review by Untermeyer and typescript poems by Wattles titled "Post Equitem Atra Cura," "An Epitaph for the Devil," "Ishmael," "Being Merely Lucubrations," and "The Old Men Sit and Sit."

Physical Description

Letters, 29p.

1920 June 29.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1924 November 7.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Scope and Contents

Includes two announcements and an untitled autograph poem written by Wheelock.

Physical Description

Letters, 59p.

1912 November 17-1914 April 21.
Box 10 Folder F184
1915 January 2-1923 April 8.
Box 10 Folder F185
1915 September 15.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1915 October 4.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1915 December 13.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 1p.

1916 March 8.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1917 April 6.
Physical Description

TN, 1p.

1920 January.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1920 July 14].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 10p.

[1920] October 11.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

1920 December 17.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 6p.

[1921] May 21.
Scope and Contents

Includes an autograph list of poems.

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 7p.

[1921 June 23].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 6p.

[1921 September 20].
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 7p.

[1922] January 12.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[1922] May 3.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

[1923] January 1.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4p.

[n.y.] November 1.
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 10p.

Widdemer, Margaret, 1915 December 7.
Box 10 Folder F187B
Scope and Contents

w/env

Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 3p.

1915 February 11.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

1915 April 11.
Physical Description

Typed letter signed, 2p.

To Franklin, Michael, 1927-1930.
Physical Description

Letters, 2p.

To Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977, 1923-1925.
Physical Description

Letters, 15p.

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944, 1917-1922.
Box 10 Folder F190
Physical Description

Letters, 28p.

Wood, Clement, 1888-1950, 1913-1914.
Box 10 Folder F191
Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, an announcement, untitled verses of poetry in letters, a menu on which a poem was written, and several typescript (carbon) poems.

Physical Description

Letters, 19p.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, 1940 February 4.
Box 10 Folder F192
Physical Description

Typed note signed, 1p.

Wright, Willard H., 1888-1939, 1913-1917.
Box 10 Folder F193
Scope and Contents

Used the pseudonym S.S. Van Dine.

Physical Description

Letters, 8p.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from: Amy Baker, William Rose Benet, Martha Bianche, W.B. Blake, Franz C. Bornschein, Gamaliel Bradford, H.L. Brainard, Edward N. Bristol, Alter Brody, George S. Bryan, A.J. Burr, Jean Cabel, Aline Caro-Delvaille, Lucian Cary, J.E. Chamberlin, Samuel C. Chew, Badger Clark, Isabella Fiske Conant, Roy W. Cowden, F.W. Crowninshield, Edwin Curran, Gilbert Cannan, Carl Dreyfus, Ellen Knowles Eayes, Oscar W. Firkins, Florence Kiper Frank, Wilfred Funk (Funk & Wagnalls), Wolfe Greenbaum, Ruth (Hazel) Hall, M.H. Hanson, Ruth Guthrie Harding, Victor Harris, Roy Helton, Alfred Hertz, Beatrice M. Hinkle, Sidney Homer, Richard Hunt, Henry Hurwitz, Hazel C. Hutchinson, William S. Knickerbocker, K. Krause, Alfred B. Kuttner, Catherine McCarthy, F.R. McCreary, William English Malling, Dr. Henry K. Marks, Marjorie Meeker, I. Meyers, Rosalie Moore, Lloyd Morris, Paul Nestor, Ture Norman, Fred Lewis Pattee, Maude Rhodes, Arthur Richman, Ted Robinson, James Rorty, J. Rosett, Walter A. Rothwell, Norrie Ryskind, C. Blythe Sherwood, George Summey, R.M. Sumner, Roberta Teale Schwartz, Helen Taylor, William Peterfield Trent, Andre Tridon, John Curtis Underwood, Stuart Walker, William Ward, Haviland Wessells, James Whaler, Edward J. Wheeler, George F. Whicher, Lucy Wiener, Horatio Winslow, Oliver Wolcott. Arranged in chronological order.

1903-1911.
Box 11 Folder F194
1912 January –Apr.
Box 11 Folder F195
1912 Jun-Nov.
Box 11 Folder F196
1913.
Box 11 Folder F197
1914-1915.
Box 11 Folder F198
1916.
Box 11 Folder F199
1917.
Box 11 Folder F200
1918.
Box 11 Folder F201
1919 Feb-Sep.
Box 11 Folder F202
1919 Oct-Nov.
Box 11 Folder F203
1920.
Box 11 Folder F204
1921.
Box 11 Folder F205
1925.
Box 11 Folder F206
1927-1929.
Box 11 Folder F207
1930-1931.
Box 11 Folder F208
1934-1940.
Box 11 Folder F209
Scope and Contents

Arranged in chronological order.

1902-1911.
Box 12 Folder F211
1912.
Box 12 Folder F212
1913-1918.
Box 12 Folder F213
1920-1934.
Box 12 Folder F214
No Date.
Box 12 Folder F215
Laughlin, James, 1914-, 1941.
Box 12 Folder F216
Physical Description

Letters, 2p.

Lovett, Robert Morss, 1870-1956, [1923 March 5].
Box 12 Folder F217
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 2p.

Lowes, John Livingston, 1867-1945, 1919-1921.
Box 12 Folder F218
Physical Description

Letters, 9p.

Scope and Contents

Series includes original typescripts, page proofs, galley proofs, autograph drafts, and other material written by Untermeyer for publication. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Scope and Contents

A translation of the story from Chaucer's

Canterbury Tales.
Typescript, No Date.
Box 12 Folder F219
Scope and Contents

Consists of pages 1-3 and 12-13 and bears autograph revisions, 5p.

Scope and Contents

Anthology of light poetry which was possibly written by Untermeyer. Includes poems by Ogden Nash, Bert Leston Taylor, Hilaire Belloc, Newman Levy, Guy Wetmore Carryl, Oliver Herford, and Harry Graham (occasionally using his pseudonym "Col. D. Streamer").

Typescript (carbon), No Date.
Box 12 Folder F220
Scope and Contents

Consists of 28p.

Scope and Contents

Lyrics for this opera written by Louis Untermeyer and an unidentified person, possibly Jean Starr Untermeyer.

Typescript (carbon), 1912 Oct-Nov.
Box 12 Folder F221
Scope and Contents

Bound typescript bears autograph corrections (156p) by Louis Untermeyer and inscriptions to Louis Untermeyer, "Philip," and "Jean." Includes a typed letter signed from "Eddy" of the Washington Square Players (May 17, 1918).

Scope and Contents

Galley and page proofs for the sixth revised edition. Other editions available in Morris Library stacks.

Galley Proofs, [1942].
Box 12 Folder F222
Scope and Contents

Author's copy which includes the title page, foreword, preface, and contents. Includes poetry by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Edwin Markham, Louise Imogen Gainey, Richard Hovey, Edwin A. Robinson, Edgar Lee Masters, Lucinda Matlock, Stephen Crane, T.A. Daly, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, Franklin P. Adams, Witter Bynner, and William C. Williams, 31p.

Page Proofs, [1942].
Box 12 Folder F223
Scope and Contents

Pages 366-376, 380-384, 502-506, 516-548, 551-553, 556-567, 570-591, 594, 597-602, 604-606, 608-611, 631-636, 645-647, 653-654, 658-661, 669-701. 153p.

Scope and Contents

Galley proofs for the revised edition. Copy available in Morris Library stacks (PR 1224 .U6 1962)

Galley Proofs, [1962].
Box 13 Folder F224
Scope and Contents

Galleys numbered 44-54, 11p.

Scope and Contents

The typescript and page proofs in this subseries all bear autograph corrections and notations by the printer and editor unless otherwise noted. A copy of this anthology is available in the Morris Library stacks (PR 1175 .U65).

Title page, dedication, acknowledgements, preface, and "In Praise of Poetry", [1941].
Box 13 Folder F225
Scope and Contents

1. Title page. Page proof, 2p. 2. Dedication. Typescript(setting copy) and page proof, 2p. 3. Acknowledgements. Page proof(on the verso of the dedication), 1p. 4. "In Praise of Poetry." Typescript(setting copy) and page proof, 5p. 5. Preface. Typescript(setting copy) and page proofs, 26p.

Contents, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F226
Scope and Contents

Typescript(missing page 1), Typescript(setting copy), and miscellaneous pages, 68p.

Part I: The Bible, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F227
Scope and Contents

Typescript(setting copy?), 20p, as well as a second typescript and page proofs, 57p.

Part II: Foundation of the English Spirit, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F228
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 68p.

Part III: The Popular Ballad, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F229
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 38p.

Part IV: Early Songs of Unknown Authorship, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F230
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 12p.

Part V: Toward the Golden Age, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F231
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 69p.

Part VI: Elizabethan Songs of Unknown Authorship, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F232
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 14p.

Part VII: The Mirror of Mankind, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F233
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 43p.

Part VIII: Anatomy of the World, [1941].
Box 13 Folder F234
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 59p.

[Part IX: Gallants, Puritans and Divines], [1941].
Box 14 Folder F235
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 88p.

Part X: The Rise and Fall of Elegance, [1941].
Box 14 Folder F236
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 72p.

Part XI: Pure Vision, Pure Song, [1941].
Box 14 Folder F237
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 28p.

Part XII: The Spirit of Revolution and Romance, [1941].
Box 14 Folder F238
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 114p.

Part XIII: Faith, Doubt and Democracy, [1941].
Box 14 Folder F239
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 90p.

Part XIV: Challenge to Tradition, [1941].
Box 15 Folder F240
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, 109p.

Part XV: The World of Twentieth Century, [1941].
Box 15 Folder F241
Scope and Contents

Typescript and page proofs, with acknowledgements, 186p.

Miscellaneous page, [1941].
Box 15 Folder F242
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph corrections, 1p.

Scope and Contents

This collection of poetry was probably gathered by Untermeyer. Includes verses by William Blake, R. Toffe, William Hamilton, Robert Dodsley, John Dyer, Isaac Watts, W.J. Mitchell, Frederic Lopere, Thomas Campis, William Shakespeare, E. Spenser, W. Perry, M. Drayton, B. Barnes, and T. Watson.

Autograph, Typescript, and tear sheet, No Date.
Box 15 Folder F243
Scope and Contents

In addition to poems a list of other poets and titles is included, 34p.

"Horace Then and Now", No Date.
Box 15 Folder F244
Scope and Contents

Typescript bearing autograph notes, 7p.

"New Frontiers in American Culture", No Date.
Box 15 Folder F245
Scope and Contents

Typescript (carbon) bearing autograph corrections, 4p.

"New Rhythms in American Music", No Date.
Box 15 Folder F246
Scope and Contents

Typescript and typescript (carbon) both bearing autograph notes. Also ncludes clippings, 11p.

"Notes for Lecture on the Drama", No Date.
Box 15 Folder F247
Scope and Contents

Typescript bearing autograph additions and corrections, 2p.

"Notes on Architecture", No Date.
Box 15 Folder F248
Scope and Contents

Typescript bearing a few autograph corrections, 4p.

"The Painters Discover America", No Date.
Box 15 Folder F249
Scope and Contents

Typescript (carbon) bearing autograph notes, 3p.

"This American Language", [No Date ].
Box 15 Folder F250
Scope and Contents

Typescript (carbon) bearing autograph notes. Also includes an announcement for the lecture, 8p.

Scope and Contents

Includes typescripts by Edwin G. Burrows and J.A. Chaloner.

Burrows, Edwin G., Guernica for Pablo Picasso, No Date.
Box 16 Folder F251
Scope and Contents

Typescript (carbon) with cover, 40p.

Chaloner, J.A., Scorpio (Sonnets) (Palmetto Press, 1907).
Box 16 Folder F252
Scope and Contents

Typescript bearing autograph corrections, includes a prologue, a biographical sketch on Chaloner, and an appendix; all written by Untermeyer. Also includes several sonnets, 20p.

Bookplate, No Date.
Box 16 Folder F253

Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks and one folder of loose material contain clippings, and printed material collected by Untermeyer.

Scrapbook, 1920-1925.
Box 16 Folder F254
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings and tear sheets of poetry written by a number of poets including: Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Leonie Adams, James Oppenheim, Anna Wickham, Winnifred Welles, Elizabeth J. Coatsworth, George O'Neill, Elinor Wylie, Louise Bogan, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Vachel Lindsay, Dorothy Parker, John Crowe Ransom, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Stephen Vincent Benet, Grace Hazard Conkling, Louis Ginsberg, Nathalia Crane (with a typescript (carbon) poem), Hazel Hall, Lizette Woodworth Reese, Roberta Teale Swartz, and a copy of "Daughters of Jephthah" by Louis Untermeyer. Also includes several clippings about poets, 56p.

Scrapbook, 1938-1942.
Box 16 Folder F255
Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and tear sheets of literary material, as well as material concerning the Nazis and World War II. Includes poetry (or other work) by Theodore Morrison, Phyllis McGinley, Raymond Holden, T.S. Eliot, Dorothy Thompson, William Randolph Hearst, Harry Brown, Sara Henderson May, May Sarton, Paul Fort, Margaret McGovern, Lewis Allan, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., and Frank Young. Also includes Untermeyer's poem titled "Country of Appeasers," ca. 60p.

Clippings, tear sheets, and photocopies, 1935-1941.
Box 16 Folder F256
Scope and Contents

Several of the articles are about Untermeyer and his poetry, 14p.

Print, Suggest