Writers & Publishers

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    Drs. Lorus and Margery Milne were an eminent husband-and-wife team, who worked together as biologists, teachers, writers, lecturers, and experts on ecology. This collection has been roughly sorted by subject.
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    Jane Kenyon (1947-1995) was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1972 she married Donald Hall, whom she had met while a student at the University of Michigan. In 1975, the couple moved to Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire. Here they lived and worked…
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    Tom Burke, a freelance writer, has been a sports writer for over 40 years, covering mostly college hockey. This collection is made up of three series: game summaries; reporter notebooks, miscellaneous published articles.
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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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    L. James (Jim) Bashline, son of J. Stanley and Mildred S. Bashline, was born in Tioga, PA on November 18, 1931. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Albright Art School, after which he entered the field of journalism. The James and…
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    Jack (Jean-Louis Lebris de) Kerouac (1922-1969), American novelist and memoirist, was born and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was a leading writer of the Beat Generation, and his second novel "On the Road" (1957) was the defacto manifesto of the movement. The…
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    The Senior Writers Action Group is affiliated with the Active Retirement Association (ARA) in Durham, New Hampshire. This series contains the publications of the Senior Writers’ Action Group.
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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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    Eliphalet Smith (1759-1836) was born in Newmarket, N.H., married Ann Bryant, and later became a successful merchant in Portland, Maine. A 20pp. manuscript containing satirical poems, copies of letters and articles written for local newspapers, and a copy of an erudite letter on the human character.
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    Carlton and Margaret (1928-2011) Bradford owned and operated the Kearsarge Bookshelf and Bradford Hallmark in New London, NH for 27 years. They began corresponding with Donald Hall when hosting a poetry reading for him in their store. Margaret died in…
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    L. James (Jim) Bashline, son of J. Stanley and Mildred S. Bashline, was born in Tioga, PA on November 18, 1931. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Albright Art School, after which he entered the field of journalism. The James and…
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    William Loeb III (1905-1981) was born on December 26, 1905. He purchased controlling interest in the Manchester Union Leader (New Hampshire) in 1949. Professionally Loeb was known as a provocative, conservative newspaper editor. New Hampshire’s…
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    Elizabeth Yates was a prolific American author. In 1938, her first book, High Holiday, was published by London publishing company A & C Black. She is perhaps best known for her 1951 Newbery Medal winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. She also received the Newbery Honor in 1944 for Mountain Born…
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    The High School Underground Newspaper Collection includes the first ten issues of what was initially called The Concord Union Leader (from January-December 1969, issues 1-6), and then The Bane (issues 7-10, February-May 1970) produced by students at Concord High School, St. Paul’s, and Bishop Brady…
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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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    Celia Thaxter, 1835-1894, one of the most popular American poets of the late nineteeth century, lived on Appledore Island among the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Eleven holograph letters from Thaxter to various friends and admirers. Most are brief notes and several are…
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    Celia Thaxter, 1835-1894, one of the most popular American poets of the late nineteeth century, lived on Appledore Island among the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Holograph first stanza of Thaxter’s poem, “Love Shall Save Us All.” Signed and dated by Celia Thaxter.
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    Celia Thaxter, 1835-1894, one of the most popular American poets of the late nineteeth century, lived on Appledore Island among the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. One page, holograph copy of Thaxter’s poem, “Wilheling.” Signed by Celia Thaxter.
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    Celia Thaxter, 1835-1894, one of the most popular American poets of the late nineteeth century, lived on Appledore Island among the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Two page, handwritten copy of Thaxter’s poem, “Renunciation.”
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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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    The Robert Frost Youth Poet Program was begun in 1997 to provide New Hampshire fourth grade students in public and private schools the opportunity to express their feelings about New Hampshire in a poem in the hope that it will increase appreciation…
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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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    W. Albert Rill (1910-1996)served in the United States Navy as a communications officer during the Second World War. He saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa in the course of his military career. The W. Albert Rill World War II papers is mostly comprised…
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    Cora Watson Lewis was born in Concord, N.H. on November 26, 1858. At age 20, on the death of her mother, she joined her father in Washington, D.C., where he was doing work for former N.H. Governor N.G. Ordway, and took up teaching primary school in the house of the family she boarded with. After…
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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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    Hanford Wentworth Eldredge (1909-1991) was a sociology professor at Dartmouth College who served as a counter-intelligence officer in the United States Army Airforce during World War II. This collection consists of a manuscript of his drafts for an autobiography.
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    Nonny Hogrogian started her career as a designer of children’s books but soon began illustrating and writing. She twice won the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children, in 1966 for Always Room For One More and in 1972 for…
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    Galway Kinnell (1927-2014)was born in Providence, Rhode Island and attended Princeton University. After graduation he taught in France, Australia, and Iran, as well as the United States, and was poet-in- residence at several colleges and universities…
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    Donald Hall was born in 1928 in Hamden, Connecticut, and attended Phillips Exeter, Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford Universities. He taught for 19 years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before moving in 1975 to the family farm on Eagle Pond in…
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    Charles Simic was born on May 9, 1938, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, moving to the United States in 1953. His first full-length collection of poems, What the Grass Says, was published in 1962. Since then he has published more than sixty books in the U.S.…
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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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    Six broadsides: "Rembrandt’s Last Self Portrait" (poem by Charles E. Wadsworth; wood engraving by Lance Hidy; "The Beautiful Young Devon Shorthorn Bull. Sexton Hyades 33rd" (by Leslie Norris; lino-cut by Charles E. Wadsworth; "On Chick-A-Dee Mis-…
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    Edward Morgan Lewis served as president of the University of New Hampshire from September 1, 1927 to May 24, 1936. Lewis received both his undergraduate and graduate education from Williams College. He came to UNH from Massachusetts Agricultural…
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    Robert Wear was born in Yunnan-fu, China on September 6, 1916, the son of missionaries who met while in China. His mother, Alice, née von Niederhauser, worked for the German Evangelical Church while his father, Robert Benjamin, worked for the YMCA.…
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    Richard Wilmer Rowan (1894-1964) has been described as the foremost American non-fiction writer on the history of espionage. He was educated at Brown and Columbia and served in the U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Service during World War I. He maintained a…
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    Elizabeth Knowlton, mountaineer and writer, was born October 23, 1895 in Springfield, Massachusetts and began climbing in the White Mountains at age seven. The endeavor which proved central to her life and work was her attempt on Nanga Parbat in…
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    The Sceptre Press, owned by Martin Booth, began at Frensham, Surrey, England in 1969. Its first publication was a broadside of a poem by Alan Brownjohn entitled “Being a Garoon." The press ceased operation in 1981, but in 1984 the rights to the name “…
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    The University of New Hampshire's Special Collection received the negatives and prints of New Hampshire writers from the University of New Hampshire's Media Services in 1982. The collection consists of 86 copy negatives and 64 prints of photographs of New Hampshire writers and scenes made for use…
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    Robert Frost (1874-1963) was a distinguished American poet and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes, born in San Francisco. He moved to New England in 1885, where he attended Dartmouth College and Harvard University. In 1895 he married Elinor Miriam White.…
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    Lesley Frost Ballantine was the second child of Robert and Elinor Frost. She served as the first chairman of the Robert Frost Foundation and oversaw the restoration of the Frost farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The Lesley Frost Ballantine Collection is organized in…
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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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    American dramatist and poet who settled in Cornish, NH. Three letters written by Percy MacKaye. In the first letter MacKaye congratulates Stuart Pratt Sherman on one of his books and mentions his travels. The second letter, addressed to Jamie, asks for assistance with problems concerning access to…
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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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    William B. Ewert (1943-2001) earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire. In 1970 he became science consultant to the New Hampshire Department of Education, and eventually served as assistant to the commissioner…
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    Lewis Stark (1908-2004) began collecting bookplates as an undergraduate at UNH in the late 1920s and later used this collection as the basis for his master’s thesis, “English Literature as Reflected in Bookplate Design.” The collection contains more…
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    Professor of Fine Arts at Reading University and biographer of English Art Critic John Ruskin. Letter written Sept. 20, 1911 to Alfred E. Richards by Collingwood in which he describes his general health, and criticizes those “people who give their opinions on Ruskin,” so soon after his death. Also…