The Robert Frost collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, galley proofs, legal and financial documents, appointment and engagement calendars, and ephemera of the American poet Robert Frost, as well as some correspondence and manuscript writings about Frost and individual issues of periodicals in which Frost’s poetry was published. The bulk of the collection is made up of incoming personal and professional correspondence, more than forty manuscript notebooks as well as drafts and fair copies of Frost’s poetry, plays, and prose. Legal and financial papers, appointment calendars, and printed ephemera, as well as writings about Frost by those who knew him, provide context for the poet’s literary work. Issues of periodicals document the first appearances of Frost’s poetry in print.
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