The Papers of Lawrance Thompson in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMAN MS-590

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thompson, Lawrance
Title Remainder: Papers. 1947-1971
Dates: 1947-1971
Identification: MS-590





Adjunct Descriptive Data

Lawrance Thompson (1903-1973), a member of the English faculty at Princeton University, was the official biographer of Robert Frost. His publications on Frost include Fire and Ice: The Poetry of Robert Frost, Selected Letters of Robert Frost, and the two biographical volumes Robert Frost: The Early Years and Robert Frost: Years of Triumph. The final volume of the biography, Robert Frost: The Later Years, was completed after Thompson's death by a colleague.

The papers of Lawrance Thompson focus on Thompson's research on Robert Frost. Primary source material on Frost in the collection includes photographs, audio-recordings of Frost speeches, and photocopies of Frost letters. The collection also contains published and unpublished source material as well as five volumes of Thompson's typewritten “Notes on Robert Frost.” Reviews of Thompson's publications and correspondence regarding those works are also included.

The Lawrance Thompson papers were acquired by Dartmouth College as the gift of Mrs. Lawrance Thompson in 1984 and 1995. The collection is contained in 3 boxes which occupy 2 linear feet.






BOX 1

FOLDER : 1.

Frost photographs



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Frost correspondence--copies



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Clippings on Frost



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Minutes of Frost Homestead Trustee meetings



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Source material for Frost biography: unpublished typescripts



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Source material for Frost biography: published material



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Source material for Frost biography: published material



FOLDER : 8.

Information on Thompson



FOLDER : 9.

Miscellaneous Thompson papers



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Correspondence, 1947-1965



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Correspondence, 1966-1969



FOLDER : 12.

Correspondence, January-September, 1970



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Correspondence, October-December, 1970



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Correspondence, January, 1971



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Correspondence, May 3-5, 1971 (Pulitzer Prize)



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Correspondence, May 3-18, 1971



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Telegrams, May 3-18, 1971.



FOLDER : 18.

Correspondence, 1972-1973



BOX 2

FOLDER : 1.

Reviews: Fire and Ice (1948) and The Later Years (1975)



FOLDER : 2.

Reviews: Selected Letters, August, 1964



FOLDER : 3.

Reviews: Selected Letters, September, 1964



FOLDER : 4.

Reviews: Selected Letters, October, 1964-March, 1965



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Reviews: The Early Years, September-October, 1966



FOLDER : 6.

Reviews: The Early Years, November, 1966



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Reviews: The Early Years, December, 1966-January, 1967



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Reviews: The Years of Triumph, August, 1970



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Reviews: The Years of Triumph, September, 1970



FOLDER : 10.

Reviews: The Years of Triumph, October, 1970



FOLDER : 11.

Reviews: The Years of Triumph, November, 1970-April, 1971



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Advertisements and publicity



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Clippings relating to the Pulitzer Prize, 1971.



FOLDER : 14.

Typescript introduction to The Later Years



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Typescript of Chapter 13 of The Later Years



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Typescript notes for The Later Years



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, introduction and contents



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 1-35



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 36-70



FOLDER : 20.

Notss on Robert Frost, I, 71-105



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 106-140



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 141-175



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 176-210



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 211-245



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 246-280



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 281-315



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 316-350



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 351-385



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 386-425



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 426-460



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Notes on Robert Frost, I, 461-495



FOLDER : 32.

Notes on Robert Frost, I, 496-504



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, Contents and 506-540



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 541-580



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 581-620



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 621-660



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 661-700



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 701-740



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 741-780



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 781-820



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 821-860



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 861-900



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 901-940



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 940-980



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Notes on Robert Frost, II, 981-1020



FOLDER : 46.

Notes on Robert Frost, II, 1021-1051



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, Contents and 1052-1090



FOLDER : 48.

Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1091-1120



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1121-1160



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1161-1200



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1201-1240



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1241-1280



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1281-1320



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1321-1360



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Notes on Robert Frost, III, 1361-1399



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Notes on Robert Frost, IV, 1400-1440



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Notes on Robert Frost, IV, 1441-1480



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Notes on Robert Frost, IV, 1481-1520



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Notes on Robert Frost, IV, 1521-1560



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Notes on Robert Frost, IV, 1561-1600



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Notes on Robert Frost, IV, 1601-1625



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Notes on Robert Frost, IV, 1626-1651



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Notes on Robert Frost, V, 1652-1690



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Notes on Robert Frost, V, 1691-1730



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Notes on Robert Frost, V, 1731-1770



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Notes on Robert Frost, V, 1771-1810



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Notes on Robert Frost, V, 1811-1850



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Notes on Robert Frost, V, 1851-1862



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Notes on Robert Frost, V, 1900-1933



FOLDER : 70.

Notes on Robert Frost, Index, 1-31



FOLDER : 71.

Notes on Robert Frost, Index, 32-63



FOLDER : 72.

Robert Frost: A Chronology, 1-35



FOLDER : 73.

Robert Frost: A Chronology, 36-70



FOLDER : 74.

Robert Frost: A Chronology, 71-108



FOLDER : 75.

Robert Frost: A Chronology, Trips to Russia, England, and Ireland



FOLDER : 76.

Robert Frost: A Chronology, Genealogy and abridged chronology



BOX 3

FOLDER : 1.

Selected Letters of Robert Frost. First printing with Thompson's notes and corrections.



FOLDER : 2.

Robert Frost: The Early Years. Two volumes of bound galleys with Thompson's notes and corrections



FOLDER : 3.

Robert Frost: The Early Years. First printing with Thompson's notes and corrections.



FOLDER : 4.

Rober Frost: The Years of Triumph. First printing with Thompson's notes and corrections.



FOLDER : 5.

Frost speaking at the Friends of the University of Miami Library, February 26, 1960. Audiotape



FOLDER : 6.

Lawrance Thompson, “The Story of a Biographer.” Audiotape





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