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Robert Frost Book Collection

Abstract

Title:
Robert Frost Book Collection
Author/Creator:
Frost, Robert
Collection number:
Not applicable
Size:
Approximately 90 items
Bulk dates:
1929-1962
Inclusive dates:
1913-1971
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Robert Frost Book Collection is a comprehensive collection of books by and about Robert Frost containing many works annotated by Frost. Included in the collection are boxed sets of custom Christmas cards and pamphlets designed and annotated by Frost. The collection was purchased in 1968 from William Britton Stitt, who was a personal friend and college fraternity brother of Frost.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Robert Frost Book Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/13765
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Robert Frost (1874-1963) was one of America's leading 20th century poets, and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Frost attended Harvard College from 1897 to 1899. In the ten years following his departure from Harvard, he wrote poems, operated a farm in Derry, New Hampshire, and taught at Pinkerton Academy. In 1912, he sold his farm and took his family to England, to devote himself to writing. A Boy's Will was published in 1913, followed by North of Boston in 1914. The Frosts moved back to the United States in February 1915, following the U.S. publication of North of Boston. His third book, Mountain Interval, was published in 1916. In 1924, Robert Frost received the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for New Hampshire. He was honored with the award three more times, for Collected Poems (1931), A Further Range (1937), and A Witness Tree (1943). Some of his most well known poems include: "The Death of the Hired Man" (from North of Boston), "The Road Not Taken" and "Birches" (from Mountain Interval), and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (from New Hampshire).

Frost held a number of academic positions throughout his life as well. He was a Professor of English at Amherst College in 1917-1920, 1923-1925, and 1926-1938, as well as Simpson Lecturer in Literature in 1949-1963. Frost was also a fellow at Michigan, Yale, Harvard, and Dartmouth.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert Frost Collection is a comprehensive collection of books by and about Robert Frost containing many works annotated by Frost. The collection contains over 200 items. Included in the collection are boxed sets of custom Christmas cards and pamphlets designed and annotated by Frost. The collection was purchased in 1968 from William Britton Stitt, who was a personal friend and college fraternity brother of Frost.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased in 1968 from William Britton Stitt, who was a personal friend and college fraternity brother of Frost.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Melissa Lohrey, August 2011

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine Knies, August 2011

Arrangement of Collection

Organized as two series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Books by Robert Frost, 1913-1971 (43 items)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Books by Robert Frost series 1box 1folder 1
Aforesaid. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A614 1954 (Limited edition), 1954 series 1box 1folder 1item 1
The Augustan Books Of Poetry. (London, Ernest Benn Ltd.). Call number: RARE RARSTK PR6013.A5G3, 1932 series 1box 1folder 1item 2
A Boy's Will. (London, David Nutt). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94B6 1913 (First edition. Includes first American edition (1915).), 1913 series 1box 1folder 1item 3
Collected Poems. (New York, Random House). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94 1930b (First edition), 1930 series 1box 1folder 1item 4
Collected Poems Of Robert Frost. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94 1939b (First edition), 1939 series 1box 1folder 1item 5
Come In And Other Poems. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94C66 1943 (First edition. Includes armed services, British, and large print (1967) editions.), 1943 series 1box 1folder 1item 6
Complete Poems of Robert Frost. (New York, Limited Editions Club). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511 1950 V.1, V.2 (Limited edition), 1950 series 1box 1folder 1item 7
Complete Poems Of Robert Frost. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94 1949, 1949 series 1box 1folder 1item 8
The Cow's In The Corn. (Gaylordsville, CT, Slide Mountain Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94C6 1929 (Only edition), 1929 series 1box 1folder 1item 9
From Snow To Snow. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R9F7 1936 (First edition), 1936 series 1box 1folder 1item 10
A Further Range. (New York, Henry Holt and Co., includes first English edition.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94F8 1936, 1936 series 1box 1folder 1item 11
The Gold Hesperidee. (Courtland, NY, Bibliophile Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94G6 1935 (First edition. Includes English edition.), 1935 series 1box 1folder 1item 12
Hard Not To Be King. (New York, House Of Books). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94H27 1951 ( Limited edition), 1951 series 1box 1folder 1item 13
In The Clearing. (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94I5 (First edition. Includes limited edition.), 1962 series 1box 1folder 1item 14
The Letters of Robert Frost To Louis Untermeyer. (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94Z53 (First edition. Includes advanced proof of English edition.), 1963 series 1box 1folder 1item 15
The Lone Striker. (New York, Alfred A. Knopf). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94L6 1933 (First edition), 1933 series 1box 1folder 1item 16
A Masque Of Mercy. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94M26 (First edition), 1947 series 1box 1folder 1item 17
A Masque Of Reason. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94M27 1945 (First edition. Includes limited edition (1945) and first British edition.), 1944 series 1box 1folder 1item 18
Mountain Interval. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94M6 1916 (First edition. Includes second edition (1921).), 1916 series 1box 1folder 1item 19
New Hampshire. (London, Grant Richards Ltd.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94N4 1923 (Includes limited edition (1923).), 1924 series 1box 1folder 1item 20
New Hampshire: A Poem. (Hanover, NH, New Dresden Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94N4 1955 (First separate edition, limited edition.), 1955 series 1box 1folder 1item 21
North Of Boston. (London, David Nutt). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94N6 1914b (First edition. Includes the second and third American editions and a limited edition (1919).), 1914 series 1box 1folder 1item 22
An Old Man's Winter Night. (Northampton, MA, Hampshire Bookshop). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94O43 1924 ( First separate edition.), 1924 series 1box 1folder 1item 23
The Pocket Book Of Robert Frost's Poems. (New York, Pocket Books Inc.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94C66 1946, 1946 series 1box 1folder 1item 24
The Poetry Of Robert Frost. (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94 1969 (First edition), 1969 series 1box 1folder 1item 25
The Poetry Of Robert Frost. (Barre, MA, Imprint Society). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94 V.1, V.2 (Limited edition), 1971 series 1box 1folder 1item 26
The Road Not Taken: An Introduction To Robert Frost. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1962, 1951 series 1box 1folder 1item 27
Robert Frost, March 26, 1959. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1959b (First edition), 1959 series 1box 1folder 1item 28
Selected Letters. (New York, Holt, Rinehart And Winston). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94Z52 1964 (First edition), 1964 series 1box 1folder 1item 29
Selected Poems. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1928 (First edition. Includes second edition, third edition, first English edition (1923), and revised edition (1928).), 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 30
Selected Poems. (London, Jonathan Cape). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1936 (First edition), 1936 series 1box 1folder 1item 31
Selected Poems. (Harmondsworth Middlesex, England, Penguin Books). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1955 (First edition), 1955 series 1box 1folder 1item 32
Selected Poems Of Robert Frost. (New York, Holt, Rinehart And Winston). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1963, 1963 series 1box 1folder 1item 33
Selected Prose. (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A16 1966 (First edition), 1966 series 1box 1folder 1item 34
Several Short Poems. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1924, 1924 series 1box 1folder 1item 35
The Sound Of The Trees. (New York, Poet's Guild). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94S68 1930 (First separate printing), 1930 series 1box 1folder 1item 36
Steeple Bush. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94S7 1947 (First edition), 1947 series 1box 1folder 1item 37
Two Letters Written On His Undergraduate Days At Dartmouth College in 1892. (Hanover, NH, Printer's Devil Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94T8 1931, 1931 series 1box 1folder 1item 38
Twilight: A Facsimilie. (Charlottesville, VA, Clifton Waller Barrett Library). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94T78 1894b (Limited edition), 1966 series 1box 1folder 1item 39
A Way Out. (New York, Harbor Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94W3 1929 (Limited edition), 1929 series 1box 1folder 1item 40
West-Running Brook. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94W4 1928 (First edition. Includes limited edition (1928).), 1928 series 1box 1folder 1item 41
A Witness Tree. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94W5 (First edition. Includes limited edition (1942).), 1942 series 1box 1folder 1item 42
You Come Too; Favorite Poems For Young Readers. (New York, Henry Holt and Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A6 1959 (First edition), 1959 series 1box 1folder 1item 43

Series 2: Cards and Pamphlets, 1929-1962 (41 items)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Cards and Pamphlets series 2box 1folder 1
Accidentally On Purpose. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A613 1960 (First edition), 1960 series 2box 1folder 1item 1
Amherst College New Year's Card. (Amherst College). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A64 1931, 1931 series 2box 1folder 1item 2
Amherst College New Year's Card. (Amherst College). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A644 1950, 1950 series 2box 1folder 1item 3
Amherst College New Year's Card. (Amherst College). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A645 1953, 1953 series 2box 1folder 1item 4
Away. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94A92 1958 (First edition), 1958 series 2box 1folder 1item 5
Birches. (Middlebury, Vermont, Bread Loaf School of English). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94B57 1929 (First separate printing. Includes second separate printing), 1929 series 2box 1folder 1item 6
A Cabin In The Clearing. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94C23 1951 (First edition), 1951 series 2box 1folder 1item 7
Carpe Diem. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94C27 1938 (First separate edition), 1938 series 2box 1folder 1item 8
Christmas Trees. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94C47 1929 (First separate edition), 1929 series 2box 1folder 1item 9
Closed For Good. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94C56 1948 (First edition), 1948 series 2box 1folder 1item 10
Does No One But Me At All Ever Feel This Way In The Least. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94D64 1952, 1952 series 2box 1folder 1item 11
Doom To Bloom. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94D66 1950 (First edition), 1950 series 2box 1folder 1item 12
Everybody's Sanity. (Los Angeles). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94E94 1936 (First separate edition), 1936 series 2box 1folder 1item 13
Four Beliefs. (Hanover, NH, Ray Nash). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94F69 1944, 1944 series 2box 1folder 1item 14
From A Milkweed Pod. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94F76 1954 (First edition), 1954 series 2box 1folder 1item 15
The Gift Outright. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R9454 1942 (First separate edition), 1942 series 2box 1folder 1item 16
Greece. (Chicago, Black Rose Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94G74 1948 (Limited edition), 1948 series 2box 1folder 1item 17
The Guardeen. (Los Angeles, Ward Richie Press). Call number: RARE SPCFOL PS3511.R94G82 1943, 1943 series 2box 1folder 1item 18
I Could Give All To Time. (New York, Brogle & Co.). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94I12 1941 (First separate edition), 1941 series 2box 1folder 1item 19
Kitty Hawk 1894. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94K58 1956 (First edition), 1956 series 2box 1folder 1item 20
My November Guest. (New York, Poet's Guild). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R83M9 1930 ( First separate printing), 1930 series 2box 1folder 1item 21
My Objection To Being Stepped On. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94M9 1957 (First edition), 1957 series 2box 1folder 1item 22
Neither Out Far Nor In Deep. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94N45 1935 ( Only edition), 1935 series 2box 1folder 1item 23
On A Tree Fallen Across The Road. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94O512 1949 ( First separate edition), 1949 series 2box 1folder 1item 24
On The Inflation Of The Currency. (Earl J. Bernheimer). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94O58 1948, 1948 series 2box 1folder 1item 25
On Making Certain Anything Has Happened. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R9405 1945 (First edition), 1945 series 2box 1folder 1item 26
One More Brevity: A New Poem. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94O542 1953, 1953 series 2box 1folder 1item 27
One Step Backward Taken. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94O54 1947 (First separate edition), 1947 series 2box 1folder 1item 28
Orris C. Manning Memorial. (Ripton, Vermont). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94O78 1946 (First separate printing.), 1946 series 2box 1folder 1item 29
Our Hold On The Planet. (). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94O97, 1940 series 2box 1folder 1item 30
The Prophets Really Prophesy As Mystics. (The Commentators merely By Statistics, New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94P76 1962 (First edition), 1962 series 2box 1folder 1item 31
The Runaway. (New York, Poet's Guild). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94R85 1930 (First separate printing), 1930 series 2box 1folder 1item 32
Some Science Fiction. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94S66 1955 (First edition), 1955 series 2box 1folder 1item 33
To A Young Wretch. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94T6 1937 (First separate edition), 1937 series 2box 1folder 1item 34
Triple Plate. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94T75 1939 (First separate edition), 1939 series 2box 1folder 1item 35
Two Leading Lights. (Los Angeles, Ward Richie Press). Call number: RARE SPCFOL PS3511.R94T87 1944, 1944 series 2box 1folder 1item 36
Two Tramps In Mud Time. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94T86 1934 (Only edition), 1934 series 2box 1folder 1item 37
An Unstamped Letter In Our Rural Letter Box. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94U57 1944, 1944 series 2box 1folder 1item 38
A-Wishing Well. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94W57 1959 (First edition), 1959 series 2box 1folder 1item 39
The Wood-Pile. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPCSTK PS3511.R94W66 1961, 1961 series 2box 1folder 1item 40
A Young Birch. (New York, Spiral Press). Call number: RARE SPC STKS PS3511.R94Y68 1946 (First edition), 1946 series 2box 1folder 1item 41

Related Material

The University of Maryland Libraries is home to a small collection of Robert Frost's correspondences, selected manuscripts, art work, photographs, sheet music, serials, and audio recordings. In addition, the First Appearances collection contains many of Frost's short stories and ephemera.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.