An elegy for honor : poem


Creator: Flanner, Hildegarde, 1899-1987
Date(s): [1973]
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0878
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This one-page typescript of Hildegarde Flanner's poem, "An Elegy For Honor," is signed by the author.
Physical Description: 1 item (1 page)
Source: Purchase, 2002.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, March 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Hildegarde Flanner (1899-1987)

Hildegarde Flanner, the pseudonym of June Hildegarde Flanner Monhoff, wrote poems, essays, and one-act plays.

Flanner was born June 3, 1899, in Indianapolis, Indiana, but spent most of her life in California, to which she moved in the 1920s, and where she died on May 27, 1987. An early advocate of feminism and environmentalism, Flanner's writings explored nature and the human impact on it, as well as what it meant to be a woman in twentieth-century America.


"Hildegarde Flanner." Contemporary Authors Online. Gale Biography In Context. (accessed March 4, 2011).

Scope and Content Note

This one-page typescript of Hildegarde Flanner's poem, "An Elegy For Honor," is signed by the author.

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, which holds the Hildegarde Flanner papers, lists this poem as written in 1973.

This typescript was originally laid in a copy of Flanner's book of poetry, In Native Light (1970). The book was inscribed to Malcolm Cowley by both Flanner and her husband, Frederick Monhoff, who illustrated the book.

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Shelving Summary

Box 61, F0878: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0878, Hildegarde Flanner, An elegy for honor : poem, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in other Repositories

The Hildegarde Flanner papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

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Container List

An Elegy For Honor : poem, [1973] Box 61, F0878

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