Guide to the Charles Beecher Hogan Collection on Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1915-1953

Collection number: MC 5
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was born in Head Tide (now part of Alna), Maine, and grew up in Gardiner, Maine, where he graduated from high school. He attended Harvard University without taking a degree and later moved to New York. Robinson’s early books of poetry attracted little attention, but he gained national recognition when President Theodore Roosevelt reviewed the second edition of The Children of the Night in 1905 and began promoting Robinson’s poetry. He won a total of three Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his career. Robinson spent the summer of 1910 in New Hampshire and returned to the state the following year to reside at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough. He stayed at the Colony every summer for the rest of his life and a number of his poems, such as “Monadnock Through the Trees,” “Man Against the Sky,” and “Hillcrest,” reflect upon his days in Peterborough.

About the Charles Beecher Hogan Collection on Edwin Arlington Robinson

The collection primarily contains materials compiled by Robinson’s bibliographer, Charles Beecher Hogan. It includes eighteen letters written by Robinson, a holograph manuscript of the poem “Llewellyn,” and correspondence to Hogan, including three letters from poet and biographer, Hermann Hagedorn.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Edwin Arlington Robinson Papers, 1915-1953, MC 5, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

  • Purchased: Seven Gables Bookshop, NYC 1974 (Accession number: 9); Goodspeed Books, June 3, 1974 (Accession number: 10); Swan Galleries, March 6, 1975 (Accession number: 44)
  • Paul Richards, Nov. 2, 1977 (Accession number: 7724)
  • Kenneth Rendell, Newton, MA., Dec. 19, 1977 (Accession number: 7732)
  • Paul Richards, Jan. 9, 1977 (Accession number: 7738)
  • Wm. Young Co., May 8, 1979 (Accession number: 7843)
  • Pharos Books, Nov. 5, 1985 (Accession number: 8541)

Collection Contents

Series 1: Edwin Arlington Robinson

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence: EAR to John Cournos, postcard, August 1, 1923; letter, February 24, 1928 (2 items)
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence: EAR to Griffith, August 6, 1925; January 2, 1930; December 31, 1930 (3 items)
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence: EAR to Charles B. Hogan, November 3, 1924 (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence: EAR to Carl Marr, June 11, 1921; June 15, 1921; April 2, 1922; April 30, 1924 (4 items)
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence: EAR to J.R. Wells March 30, 1929; October 15, 1933 (2 items)
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence: EAR to various others, 1919-1933
  • Braithwaite, June 19, 1919
  • Miss Witters, June 29, 1925
  • Mr. Derry (?), July 3, 1925
  • Morris, May 4, 1929
  • Mr. Blair, September 24, 1929
  • Marie, October 15, 1933
Box 1, Folder 7Manuscript poem: “Llewellyn,” given to Mr. Robert H. Davis, January 23, 1915 (5 pages)
Box 1, Folder 8Reprints of two E.A.R. poems: “Sonnet” and “The Master,” part of The Unbound Anthology produced by The Poets’ Guild in New York City, January 23, 1915
Box 1, Folder 9Programme for the unveiling of the memorial tablet in honor of EAR in Gardiner, ME, October 18,1936
Box 1, Folder 10Publishers’ notices of Robinson’s works: Captain Craig, Collected Poems, “The Glory of the Nightingales,” Hermann Hagedorn’s Edwin Arlington Robinson, and a list of subscribers to the limited collected edition of the Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson published by The Brick Row Book Shop in 1921

Series 2: Charles Beecher Hogan

Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence to Hogan, 1932-1940
  • Albert and Charles Boni Inc., Publishers, February 15, 1932
  • The Brick Row Bookshop, Inc., February 5, 1935
  • Robert Charles Bulkley, Jr.,May 17, 1931
  • George Burnham,October 28, 1936
  • H.B. Collamore, March 21, 1938; January 15, 1940
Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence to Hogan, 1935-1944
  • Colby College, May 1, 1944
  • Collector’s Bookshop (John S. Van E. Kohn), April 16, 1937
  • James F. Drake, Inc., undated
  • Dunster House Bookshop, Inc., February 4, 1935
  • Crosby Gaige, February 25, 1935
  • Victor Gollancz, Ltd., February 25, 1935; February 11, 1935
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence to Hogan, October 22, 1936; October 25, 1938; February 11, 1941 (3 items)
Box 1, Folder 14Correspondence to Hogan, 1935-1936
  • Harper and Brothers, February 11, 1935
  • Harvard University Press, July 13, 1936
  • The Hogarth Press, February 7, 1935
  • Houghton Mifflin, February 12, 1935
  • Houghton Mifflin, February 12, 1935,October 21, 1935
  • Frederick B. Ingram Productions, December 14, 1935, January 28, 1936
Box 1, Folder 14Correspondence to Hogan, 1938-1943
  • Ledoux and Company, November 21, 1938
  • Robert McBride and Company, December 13, 1935
  • MacMillan Publishers, October 10, 1939, November 1, 1940
  • Elliott Nevin, April 18, 1943
  • Cecil Palmer Estate, February 11, 1935
  • Random House, February 27, 1935
  • Laura E. Richards, July 20, 1936
Box 1, Folder 16Correspondence to Hogan, Howard J. Schmidt, March 13, 1936; February 18, 1939; August 24, 1943; February 8, 1953 (4 items)
Box 1, Folder 17Correspondence to Hogan, 1935-1948
  • Harper and Brothers, April 24, 1935
  • The Scribner Bookstore, October 28, 1943
  • Mark Sullivan, October 25, 1943
  • Joel Elias Spingarn, March 7, 1935
  • Denham Sutcliffe, November 7, 1945, February 17, 1948
  • Ridgeley Torrence, February 24, 1937
  • A. P. Watt, July 11, 1935
  • Nelson C. White, May 28, 1935
Box 1, Folder 18Notes for bibliography
Collection
Edwin Arlington Robinson
(from a painting by Lilla Cabot Perry)

Formats

Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts