Fiction

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    Eleanor Wells wrote poetry and articles that she submitted for publication in various magazines. The Eleanor Wells Nudd papers contain correspondence and manuscripts.
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    This series contains issues of the magazine "Celestial Vision" produced by the Student Press at the University of New Hampshire. The magazine contains stories of science fiction, fantasy, horror and science fact.
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    Author from Northwood, NH. He is best known for his book The Death of the Detective, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1974. This collection contains 24 letters written mostly to his editors at Little, Brown and Company, about his…
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    Thomas Bailey Aldrich was a New Hampshire-born author, poet and editor. Hist most noteable works are The Story of a Bad Boy and An Old Town By The Sea. Two letters written by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. One letter describes some of his works in progress; the other, written from the office of the…
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    Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907) was a New Hampshire-born author, poet and editor. His most noteable works are The Story of a Bad Boy and An Old Town By The Sea. Letter written by Thomas Bailey Aldrich in 1904 to Reverend John M. Milson that promises him a copy of the poem “Two Moods.” Included is…
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    Nicholas Durso (b. 1950) graduated from Notre Dame in 1977 and taught English at Hebron Academy near South Paris and Norway, Maine in the late 1970s and early 1980s, directing a number of play productions there. Tidewater is a play about Sarah Orne Jewett and was originally performed in Norway,…
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    Florence Cole [Heckman] of Dover, N.H. graduated from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1912. In 1909, while still a freshman, she wrote the music to “On to Victory” with words by Professor Richard Whoriskey, the most…
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    Morris Leopold Ernst (1888–1976) was an American lawyer and co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. The manuscript of So Far So Good is the second typed draft and dates from 1944. The novel was eventually published under the title So Far…
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    Willis Boyd Allen was born at Kittery Point, Me., July 9, 1855, attended Boston Latin School, and graduated from Harvard in 1878 and from Boston University Law School with an LL.B. degree in 1881. After practicing law for a short period he retired in…
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    Jean Pedrick Kefferstan (1922-2006),was born in Salem, Massachusetts. She was a poet, co-founder of the Alice James Poetry Cooperative (later Alice James Books), and founder of Skimmilk Farm summer poetry workshops in Brentwood, NH. Pedrick published…
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    Friedrich Sally Grosshut was born in 1906 in Wiesbaden, Germany. His law career came to an abrupt end in 1933 when his Jewish employer, Leo Harry, was forced to leave Wiesbaden. Grosshut himself emigrated to Haifa, Israel. In 1949 he emigrated to the…
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    Martin Woodman Hoyt (1847-1924) was born in Northwood, N.H. He attended both Pittsfield Academy and Dartmouth College. Attending these schools with him was Nathan Robert Goss [1846-1905; Rye, N.H.]. The two became friends and lifelong collaborators in…
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    Son of Thomas Bailey Aldrich who was a New Hampshire-born author and poet. His mother was Mary Elizabeth "Lillian" Woodman. Three page letter from Talbot Bailey Aldrich to Pauline Robinson regarding photos Robinson took of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Of one photo in particular Talbot Bailey Aldrich…
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    Frances Parkinson Keyes was an author, poet and wife of Henry W. Keyes who was Governor of New Hampshire 1917-1919. Three letters from Frances Parkinson Keyes. The first, written in 1917 to Judge von Mosckzisher mentions Robert Frost and Frost’s book Mountain Interval. The second letter, addressed…
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    Professor of English and Director of the Center for New England Culture, University of New Hampshire, Durham. Includes correspondence from Carolyn Chute and Maxine Kumin. The Chute letters talk about the logistics of readings at the University of New Hampshire and thanks Watters for his favorable…
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    Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, humorist, newspaperman, and poet, was born in Portsmouth, NH in 1814. He moved to Boston, MA in 1833, where he became a journeyman printer. He worked as a printer and editor of several papers, including the Carpet Bag, a…
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    American author best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in such novels as O Pioneers, My Antonia and The Song of the Lark. A May 2, 1922 letter to George N. Whipple of Boston, MA, which describes some of Cather’s travels and views on lecturing.
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    Thomas Bailey Aldrich was a New Hampshire-born author, poet and editor. His most noteable works are The Story of a Bad Boy and An Old Town By The Sea. Four letters written by Thomas Bailey Aldrich to his good friend and his wife’s obstetrician, Dr…
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    Winston Churchill (1871-1947) was an American novelist who moved to Canaan, New Hampshire in 1899. Churchill's early novels were historical but his later works were set in contemporary America. He often sought to include his political ideas into his novels. Churchill wrote in the naturalist style…
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    Author Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957) was born in Kennebunk, Maine. He was educated at Cornell University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Cornell Widow, a humor magazine, for two years prior to his graduation in 1908. From 1909 to 1917, he was…
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    Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), author and poet, was born and lived in South Berwick, Maine. Her best known works are The Country of the Pointed Firs and the short story “A White Heron”. Her first novel was Deephaven. The Sarah Orne Jewett Collection contains 9 letters written by Jewett from 1880-…
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    HUMANALO, the Science Fiction Society of New Hampshire, was organized in July 1979 at the home of Steve Goldstein, its first president. The society took its name from the first two letters of each of the towns in which charter members resided, Hudson…
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    Daniel Ford was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1931 and moved to New Hampshire in 1946, where he graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro and, in 1954, from the University of New Hampshire. After a year in England as a Fulbright scholar, he…
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    John M. Duncan was born in Gardner, Massachusetts in 1902, and died in 1976. He was a Staff Sergeant in World War II and following his discharge he married a librarian, Lillian Perkins (“Perks”), who worked at the University of New Hampshire, and they…
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    Alice Brown (1857-1948) was born in Hampton Falls, N.H., the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Lucas) Brown. She graduated from the Robinson Seminary in Exeter, N.H. in 1876. She worked on the staffs of The Christian Register and Youth’s Companion and…
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    Shirley Frances Barker, author, editor, and librarian was born in Farmington, N.H. in 1911. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire and later received masters degrees in both English and Library Science. She wrote essays, poems, short stories, and novels and was a staff member of the…
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    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1872-1958) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studied at Radcliffe, worked as a secretary and teacher at Lowell State Normal School, and wrote poems and short stories. The Eleanor Hallowell Abbott collection primarily…