|Creator:||Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977|
|Call Number:||MSS 0111|
|Language:||Materials entirely in
|Abstract:||The Louis Untermeyer papers consist of five linear feet of manuscript material abandoned by Untermeyer when he sold his Adirondack home, Stony Water, around 1970. Dating from 1902 through 1972, with the bulk of the papers dating 1912–1935, the collection is composed of correspondence, proofs, lists, scrapbooks, notes, photographs, programs, announcements, lectures, anthologies, poems, reviews, essays, and a bookplate.|
|Physical Description:||5 linear feet (16 boxes)|
|Source:||Purchases 1970 and 1975; scrapbook is a gift of Lloyd Curreg, 1978.|
|Processing:||Originally processed by T. Stuart Dick, 1971. Reprocessed by Anita A. Wellner, 1989 and 1993. Encoded by Thomas Pulhamus, February 2010. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard|
American anthologist and poet Louis Untermeyer was most noted for the anthologies of poetry which he compiled and edited, in addition to the twenty-two books of his own poetry. By the end of his llife, Untermeyer had written, edited, or translated over one hundred books.
Untermeyer was born October 1, 1885, in New York City. Untermeyer's formal education was limited to several years of high school, which he left prior to graduation. He eventually received a high school diploma in 1965.
In 1902, before pursuing his literary interests, Untermeyer began a career as a salesman with Untermeyer-Robbins Company, his father's jewelry manufacturing enterprise. Prior to resigning the business in 1923, he became vice-president and manager of the Newark, New Jersey, factory.
From 1923 until his death in 1977, Untermeyer worked solely at his literary interests as a poet, writer, editor, translator, and lecturer. Untermeyer had been writing and editing for a number of years while working in the jewelry business, and by 1923, several volumes of his own poetry and at least six of his poetry anthologies had already been published. By the conclusion of his life, Untermeyer had written, edited, or translated over one hundred books for readers of all ages.
Most of Untermeyer's own poetry was published in twenty-two books of poetry, beginning with his first published work, First Love (1911). Untermeyer also wrote essays (particularly about poetry), parodies, short stories, a travel journal, juvenile fiction and poetry, a novel, biographies and an autobiography; and translated works by Heinrich Heine, Gottfried Keller, and Edmond Rostand.
Louis Untermeyer was most noted for the anthologies of poetry which he compiled and edited. Some of these works, first published in the 1920s, continued to be used as high school and college textbooks well into the 1970s. During his lifetime, Untermeyer developed numerous literary friendships with individuals who sought his help in getting published, contributed to his anthologies, or shared his enthusiasm for poetry.
Untermeyer was also noted for his lectures on poetry, drama, music, and other art forms. Presented throughout the United States, as well as in India and Japan, Untermeyer's popular lectures incorporated both his criticism of poetry and anecdotes about famous poets.
His lack of academic credentials did not diminish the recognition and respect Untermeyer's writing received. In 1956 he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Poetry Society of America honoring his service to poetry. Untermeyer was appointed as Poet in Residence at the University of Michigan (1939–1940), the University of Kansas City, Missouri (1939), and Iowa State College (1940). He also served as a consultant in English poetry for the Library of Congress from 1961 until 1963.
Through his anthologies, poetry, lectures, and relationships with numerous literary figures, Louis Untermeyer exercised substantial influence on American literature during his lifetime.
Lesniak, James G. (ed.) Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series, Volume 31. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1990. pp. 439-442.
The Louis Untermeyer papers consist of five linear feet of manuscript material abandoned by Untermeyer when he sold his Adirondack home, Stony Water, around 1970. Dating from 1902 through 1972, with the bulk of the papers dating 1912–1935, the collection is composed of correspondence, proofs, lists, scrapbooks, notes, photographs, programs, announcements, lectures, anthologies, poems, reviews, essays, and a bookplate.
The papers provide a wealth of information on early twentieth-century literary and cultural figures who corresponded with Untermeyer, and document some of Louis Untermeyer's own contributions to contemporary literature.
Correspondence between Louis Untermeyer and over one hundred American and English authors, publishers, and editors comprise three-quarters of the collection. Included in the collection are letters from numerous prominent American literary figures, including Conrad Aiken, Hart Crane, H.D., Alfred Kreymborg, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, and Allen Tate. Publisher, editors, and anthologists are represented by William S. Braithwaite, Edward O'Brien, Eugene Jolas, Walter Lippmann, Harriet Monroe, Harold Munro, Alfred Harcourt, B.W. Huebsch, B. Russell Herts, William Rose Benet, and many others. Cultural figures include composer Ernest Bloch and director John Huston.
The letters record a variety of information about the correspondents, including discussions on their works in progress, facts about their personal lives, the struggles of young authors seeking publication (Conrad Aiken, Maxwell Bodenheim, John Gould Fletcher, Carl Sandburg), critiques of Untermeyer's poetry, comments by authors on their literary contemporaries, suggestions for Untermeyer's anthologies, as well as remarks on their political and social philosophies. Letters written to Louis Untermeyer from such young poets as Leonie Adams, Nathalia Crane, Louis Golding, John Hall Wheelock, and Humbert Wolfe, register their gratitude for his efforts on their behalf.
Two particularly substantial collections of letters in the collection are from Conrad Aiken (52 letters) and Carl Sandburg (48 letters). In his letters, Conrad Aiken discusses his critical opinions of modern poetry and poets, critiques Untermeyer's poetry, defends his early writing, describes his personal affairs, and details his methods for composing verse. Sandburg's letters discuss his philosophy of life, his family life, newspaper work, individual poems and collections, observations on Abraham Lincoln, and comments on American politics.
The smaller collections or single letters also reveal details of literary significance. For example, the only letter from Louis Golding to Untermeyer consists of a four-page autobiographical monologue, which includes a lengthy discussion of his experiences in World War I. Hart Crane's two-page letter to Untermeyer contrasts in detail his poetry with the poetry of T.S. Eliot.
The correspondence series also includes letters which Louis Untermeyer wrote to his third wife, lawyer Esther Antin, and letters to Untermeyer from his mother and brother. Occasionally, carbon copies of Untermeyer's responses to literary figures occur throughout the series.
The remainder of the collection is comprised of examples of Louis Untermeyer's own writing and editing, as well as scrapbooks of clippings which he gathered and his personal bookplate. Among the manuscripts are typescripts and/or galleys for three of the poetry anthologies which he edited (A Treasury of Great Poems, Modern American Poetry, and Modern British Poetry), typescripts for four of his unpublished works (The Friar's Tale, Light Verse, Miles Standish: An American Light Opera, and The World's Worst Poetry), as well as notes and typescripts for seven lectures.
These papers supply an understanding of Louis Untermeyer's contributions to contemporary American literature, as well as impressions of the lives and work of Untermeyer's literary contemporaries, particularly many prominent American poets.
The collection is open for research.
MSS 0111, Louis Untermeyer papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
MSS 0099, F0357, Letters of Jean Starr Untermeyer to Louis Untermeyer
MSS 0099, F0358, Letters of Nathalia Crane to Louis Untermeyer
MSS 0099, F0359, Letters of John Hall Wheelock to Louis Untermeyer
MSS 0099, F0360, Marya Zaturenska letters to Louis Untermeyer
MSS 0199, Michel Farano Papers (Includes letter from Louis Untermeyer's first wife Jean Starr to Farano)
MSS 0441, Louis Untermeyer correspondence with John D. Weaver
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Includes letters to Louis Untermeyer from literary figures, as well as personal friends and family. Some of the letters from poets include poetry sent to Untermeyer for possible inclusion in his poetry anthologies. Also included in the series are letters from Untermeyer to several individuals. The material is arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent and then chronologically within each folder. F194-210 contain miscellaneous letters and F211-215 contain letters from unidentified persons.
|||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
Includes four pages of untitled typescript poems with the following first lines: "The eyes of body," "If you had any live in your heart at all," "Let your young grow up," and "The cuckoo in the air."
|[1933 May 25]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
Includes a typescript untitled poem with the first line "This is the world exactly as Adam had it."
|Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960, 1906-1909||Letters, 13p.||Box 1, F2|
Includes one clipping.
|Adams, Leonie, 1899-, 1921-1933||Letters, 36p.||Box 1, F3|
Includes eight typescript poems with some autograph corrections.
|Agee, James, 1909-1955, [1935 July 15]||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 1, F4|
Includes typescript poem by Agee titled "Of a Dead Bird."
|Angoff, Charles, 1902-, [n.y.] September 7||Typed note signed, 1p.||Box 1, F14|
|Apothreker, Nan, 1913 January 9||Autograph letter signed, 5p.||Box 1, F15|
|Asbury, Samuel E, 1919||Letters, 16p.||Box 1, F16|
See also Untermeyer's letters to Asbury in F168.
|Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962, 1910-1917||Letters, 30p.||Box 2, F23|
Includes clippings and one poem by Braithwaite titled "The Eyes That Laughed" (originally laid in The House of Falling Leaves, Spec PS 3503 .R246 H7 1908).
|Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951, 1912-1934||Letters, 10p.||Box 3, F30|
|Cournos, John, 1881-1966, 1911-1915||Letters, 32p.||Box 3, F38|
|Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-, 1968 July 4||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 3, F39|
Includes a photocopy of Untermeyer's review of Cowley's Blue Juniata. Originally tipped in a copy of Blue Juniata (Spec PS 3505 .O956 B6 1968).
|Crane, Nathalia Clara Ruth, 1913-, 1925-1930||Letters, 13p.||Box 3, F43|
Includes clippings and tear sheets.
|Daly, Thomas Augustine, 1871-1948, 1914 November 30||Typed note signed, 1p.||Box 3, F46|
|Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968, 1930 October 30||Letters, 3p.||Box 3, F47|
Includes an autograph note on a letter from Untermeyer.
|Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964, 1913 July 2||Autograph letter signed, 1p.||Box 3, F48|
|Faggi, Alfeo, 1921 June 10||Autograph note signed, 2p.||Box 4, F56|
|Fast, Howard, 1914-, 1947 October 4||Typed note signed, 1p.||Box 4, F57|
Originally laid in Fast's Three Names for Fascists (Spec PS 3511 .A784 T55 1947).
|Frost, Lesley, [1934 May 31]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 4, F64|
Robert Frost's daughter.
|Gold, Michael, 1894-1967, ||Letters, 31p.||Box 4, F65|
Used the pseudonym Irwin Granich.
|Golding, Louis, 1895-1958, 1921 December 9||Autograph letter signed, 4p.||Box 4, F66|
Includes a clipping.
|Goodman, Edward, 1911-1917||Letters, 23p.||Box 4, F67|
|Gorman, Herbert Sherman, 1893-1954, [1923 April 4]||Typed letter signed, 2p.||Box 4, F68|
|Gregory, Horace, 1898-, 1936 June 23||Typed letter signed, 3p.||Box 4, F69A|
|Hackett, Francis, 1883-1962, 1910-1918||Letters, 13p.||Box 4, F71|
|Harcourt, Alfred, 1881-, 1915-1934||Letters, 24p.||Box 4, F72|
Includes a typed letter (carbon) from Untermeyer to Harcourt and a letter to Harcourt from Lesley Frost.
|Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943, 1917 October 4||Autograph letter signed, 1p.||Box 4, F73|
|Hartman, C. Bertram, 1917-1922||Letters, 36p.||Box 5, F74|
Letters bear illustrations, a watercolor, and one poem.
|Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924, 1908 January 16||Autograph letter signed, 1p.||Box 5, F77|
|Herts, Benjamin Russell, 1888-, 1909-1912||Letters, 28p.||Box 5, F78|
Includes three printed announcements.
|Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961, 1930 October 28||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 5, F79|
|Hooker, Brian, 1880-1946, 1916 June 15||Typed letter signed, 2p.||Box 5, F83|
|Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939, [1921 March 29]||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 5, F84|
|Hoyt, Helen, 1919 August 11||Typed letter signed, 4p.||Box 5, F85|
|Huebsch, Benjamin W, 1911-1918||Letters, 11p.||Box 5, F86|
Includes on autograph note signed by H. Ben-Obel.
|Huston, John, 1906-, 1930 October 18||Typed letter signed, 2p.||Box 5, F87|
|Hutchinson, A.S.M., (Arthur Stuart-Menteth), 1880-1971, 1911-1914||Letters, 14p.||Box 5, F88|
|Jewell, Edward Alden, 1888-1947, 1915 November 30||Typed letter signed, 3p.||Box 5, F89|
|Kerrigan, J. M, 1912-1917||Letters, 17p.||Box 5, F95|
|Kirkman, Merle, 1911-1912||Letters, 46p.||Box 5, F96|
|Kirstein, Mina S, 1917||Letters, 12p.||Box 5, F97|
|Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966, 1920-1925||Letters, 38p.||Box 5, F98|
Includes a clipping and two poems titled "Bloom" and "The Later Cellini."
|Laughlin, James||Box 12, F216|
|Levy, Newman, 1888-, 1912-1933||Letters, 38p.||Box 6, F99|
|Littell, Philip, 1868-, 1915-1916||Letters, 5p.||Box 6, F102|
|Lomax, John Avery, 1867-1948, 1930 July 10||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 6, F103|
|Lovett, Robert Morss||Box 12, F217|
|Lowes, John Livingston||Box 12, F218|
|Milburn, George, 1906-1966, 1930-1939||Letters, 20p.||Box 6, F109|
|Moore, Virginia, 1903-, 1972 May 4||Autograph note signed, 1p.||Box 6, F113|
|Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957, 1922 December 18||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 6, F114|
|Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959, 1924 June 28||Autograph letter signed, 4p.||Box 6, F115|
Includes two typescript poems by Muir titled "Anatomy" and "Horses."
|Mumford, Lewis, 1895-, 1940 February 10||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 6, F116|
|Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969, 1922 November 2||Typed letter signed, 2p.||Box 6, F117|
Bears autograph postscript on the verso.
|Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973, 1913 August 30||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 6, F118|
|O'Hara, John Myers, 1912 February 25||Autograph letter signed, 4p.||Box 6, F121|
|Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932, 1930 November 26||Typed letter signed, 2p.||Box 6, F122|
|Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946, 1912 April 25||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 7, F123|
|Parrish, Anne, 1888-1957, 1939 October 30||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 7, F124|
|Peckham, H. H, 1912-1913||Letters, 19p.||Box 7, F125|
|Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974, 1924-1926||Letters, 15p.||Box 7, F129|
Includes a clipping and two pages of typescript poems titled "Pink and Pale," "Thinking, Drinking," "Swine, Wine," "Vain Protestations," and "In Bed, Not Dead."
|Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953, 1942 June 4||Typed letter signed, 2p.||Box 7, F130|
|Reed, Edward Bliss, 1872-1940, 1914-1915||Letters, 5p.||Box 7, F131|
|Roth, Samuel, 1893-, 1921 June 25||Autograph letter signed, 1p.||Box 7, F141|
|Sasson, Siegfried Lorraine, 1886-1967, 1919-1925||Letters, 32p.||Box 8, F149|
Includes autograph letter signed from E. Cecil Roberts to Sasson.
|Sicher, Dudley F, 1903-1917||Letters, 33p.||Box 8, F150|
|Simonson, Lee, 1888-, 1919-1939||Letters, 20p.||Box 8, F151|
|Stearns, Harold Edmund, 1891-1943, 1918||Letters, 3p.||Box 8, F154|
|Stevenson, Burton Egbert, 1872-1962, 1914 September 29||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 8, F155|
|Strong, L. A. G. (Leonard Alfred George), 1896-1958, 1923 July 9||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 8, F156|
|Strunsky, Simeon, 1879-1948, 1918 April 22||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 8, F157|
Includes a typescript poem titled "Finnish Mannerheim Junkers," and a typescript essay titled "A Poet As He Really Is."
|Stuart, Ruth McEnery, 1856-1917, 1914 May 6||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 8, F158|
|Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948, [193? July 22]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.||Box 8, F159|
|Tate, Allen, 1899-, 1929-1933||Letters, 17p.||Box 8, F160|
Includes a photograph, an essay, and typescript poems titled "Mother and Son," "The Oath," "Ode to Fear," "Her Posture," "The Twelve," "Picnic By the Mediterranean," and "Shadow and Shade."
|Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966, 1920 March 30||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 8, F161|
|Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949, 1911 January 1||Typed letter signed, 1p.||Box 8, F165|
|Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919, 1910-1913||Printed, 2p.||Box 8, F166|
Includes announcement and two untitled signed poems.
|Untermeyer, Emmanuel, 1911 June 21||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 9, F167A|
|Untermeyer, Julia, [1911 Dec] 15||Autograph letter signed, 1p.||Box 9, F167B|
Louis Untermeyer's mother.
|Untermeyer, Martin E, 1910-1918||Letters, 53p.||Box 9, F176|
Martin is Untermeyer's brother. Includes a letter from Martin Untermeyer to Mr. Starr and a letter to Martin Untermeyer from Dr. Requa.
|Untermeyer, Sam, 1910-1914||Letters, 5p.||Box 9, F177|
|Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, 1925 November 28||Typed note signed, 1p.||Box 9, F178|
|Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962, 1911-1912||Letters, 5p.||Box 9, F179|
|Wattles, Willard Austin, 1888-1950, 1917-1918||Letters, 29p.||Box 10, F182|
Includes a review by Untermeyer and typescript poems by Wattles titled "Post Equitem Atra Cura," "An Epitaph for the Devil," "Ishmael," "Being Merely Lucubrations," and "The Old Men Sit and Sit."
|Wood, Clement, 1888-1950, 1913-1914||Letters, 19p.||Box 10, F191|
Includes clippings, an announcement, untitled verses of poetry in letters, a menu on which a poem was written, and several typescript (carbon) poems.
|Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, 1940 February 4||Typed note signed, 1p.||Box 10, F192|
|Wright, Willard H., 1888-1939, 1913-1917||Letters, 8p.||Box 10, F193|
Used the pseudonym S.S. Van Dine.
|Lovett, Robert Morss, 1870-1956, [1923 March 5]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.||Box 12, F217|
|Lowes, John Livingston, 1867-1945, 1919-1921||Letters, 9p.||Box 12, F218|
Includes a galley proof for "Two Preludes" and one typed letter signed (photocopy) from Aiken to Untermeyer.
|1919 May 24-1920 October 27||Box 1, F5|
|1921 April 25-1922 December 22||Box 1, F6|
|1923 January 26-1924 October 21||Box 1, F7|
|1925 March 3-1927 April 23||Box 1, F8|
|1928 June 3-1931 July 26||Box 1, F9|
|1912 March 5||Autograph note signed, 2p.|
|No Date||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1925 April 26||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
Includes an announcement for Allen's Earth Moods and Other Poems.
|1925 April 29||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
Includes an autograph document.
| June 16||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1935 May 1||Typed letter signed (x) 1p|
The original copy of this letter is tipped into a copy of Allen's Anthony Adverse (Spec PS 3501 .L5).
| April 20||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1919 July 31||Typed letter(m)S 1p.|
Mimeographed letter bears autograph note.
|[n.y.] July 3||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|[n.y.] October 15||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
Includes illustrations and one poem.
|1913 January-1914 December||Box 2, F18|
|1915 March 17-1917 April 19||Box 2, F19|
|1918 May 29-1939 June 29||Box 2, F20|
|1917 May 4||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1917 July 17||Autograph card signed, 1p.|
|1972 January 22||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1972 Feb 27||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
Both of these letters were originally tipped in Brinnin's Skin Diving in the Virgins (Spec PS 3503 .R563 S5) as is a letter from Seymour Lawrence to Untermeyer (a photocopy of the Lawrence letter is found in this folder).
|1920 July 27||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1920 October 5||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1922 December ||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1926 December 26||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1925 July 20||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1914 January 27||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1914 May 7||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1916 September 9||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1914 March 20||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1914 September 3||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1916 September 25||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1930 July 15||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1961 September 8||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1968 October 12||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1968 October 17||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
All three of these letters were originally tipped in Ciardi's The Man Who Sang the Sillies (Spec PS 3505 .I27 M26 1961).
|[1925 February 17]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1929 October 10||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
Includes four autograph poems by Coatsworth titled "Said the Feet," "India Is Too Near," "St. Eval," and "You Did Not Tell Me."
|1920 August 31||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1924 November 2||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
Includes two typescript poems by Conkling titled "Talking to Hilda I Maples," and "IV An Aside to a Hermit Thrush." See also letters from Untermeyer to Conkling.
|[1912 May 7]||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|[1912 May 11]||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|No Date||Autograph letter, 1p.|
Letter may be incomplete.
|1916 June 18||Autograph letter signed, 6p.|
|No Date||Autograph note, 1p.|
On the verso of a photograph and includes one signed typed letter (c) from Untermeyer to Cox.
|1931 June 6||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1931 September 10||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1931 November 16||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1925 April 15||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1925 April 16||Typed note signed, 1p.|
Includes typescript poems by Dell titled "One," "Two," "Three," "Four," "Five," and "Six." Also includes the poem "In Futuro" by Sabel.
|1912 February 24-1914 August 27||Box 3, F49|
|1915 January-1920||Box 3, F50|
|1920 February-1923 May 16||Box 3, F51|
|1920 April 16||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1920 August 6||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1912 June 7||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1912 June 19||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1912 June 27||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1912 August 19||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1912 August 27||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|[1913 April 17]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
| June 24||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
| July 15||Autograph letter signed, 5p.|
|1913 September 12||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 July 14||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 July 23||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|[1915 January 25]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1915 February 11||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|[1916 April 16]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|[1917 January 1]||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|[1917 August 7]||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1934 April 6||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1940 January 7||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
Includes an Alvin Theatre program.
|1915 March 8||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1916 February 11||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1916 March 21||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|[1917 March 24]||Autograph card signed, 1p.|
|[1917 March 24]||Autograph card signed, 1p.|
|[1921 July 28]||Typed note signed, 2p.|
TNS and ACSs are written on photographs.
Includes a clipping.
|1919 May 21-1921 November 23||Box 4, F59|
|1922 November 16-1928 July 2||Box 4, F60|
|[1917 August 10]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1922 September 25||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|[1922 Oct]||Typed note signed, 1p.|
|[1923 Feb]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1923 [Feb 6]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1923 [Mar 7]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1923 [Apr 4]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1923 [Apr 15]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1923 July 8||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|[1924 January 20]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1918 July 17||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1918 July 27||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1930 March 18||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1930 March 27||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1930 March 31||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1923 November 1||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|No Date||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1911 May ||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|[1940 June 18]||Autograph note signed, 2p.|
Bears an note on the verso signed "A.H."
|1925 February 24||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1925 February 28||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1930 June 25||Typed letter signed, 5p.|
Bears an autograph notes on pages 4 and 5.
|1930 July 5||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
| July 27||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1918 March 8||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|1919 February 4||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1921 June 30||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1914 July 3||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|[1915 January 4]||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|[n.y.] December 31||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
| October 5||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
| November 23||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|[1926 September 20]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|[1929 October 5]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1932 February 3||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1940 May 28||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1909 November 11||Typed note signed, 1p.|
|1912 May 3||Autograph note signed, 1p.|
|1917 October 15||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1917 October ||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1921 September 6||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1930 November 20||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
| November 27||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
Enclosed is an autograph stanza of a folk song.
|Monro, Harold, 1879-1932, 1914 February 7 - 1914 August 7|
|1912 August 15||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
Includes two copies of an announcement for Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.
|1912 October 5||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1915 September 20||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1915 October 22||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
| January 31||Autograph letter signed, 8p.|
|[1912 February 12]||Autograph letter signed, 8p.|
|1918 December 21||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1919||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|[1913 February 24]||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
| October 26||Typed letter signed, 3p.|
Originally laid in a copy of Pound's The Fifth Decade of Cantos (Spec PS 3531 .O82 F5 1937b).
|1913 June 18||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1917 June 18||Typed note signed, 1p.|
|1925 September 2||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1925 September 22||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1912 April 2||Autograph card signed, 2p.|
| November 25||Typed letter signed, 4p.|
|[1913 November 26]||Autograph card signed, 1p.|
|1914 May 22||Autograph letter signed, 5p.|
|[1921 July 12]||Autograph card signed, 1p.|
|[n.y.] October 9||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1927 February 24||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1929 September 24||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1916 March 13-1920 December 9||Box 7, F137|
|1921 January 14-1925 April 11||Box 7, F138|
|1914 November 14||Typed note signed, 1p.|
|1917 April 10||Typed note signed, 1p.|
|1936 May 3||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
Includes a clipping.
|1940 June 9||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|[1940 June 20]||Autograph card signed, 1p.|
|1940 June 25||Autograph letter signed, 6p.|
Includes clippings, a three page biographical sketch, poems included in letters, and numerous typescript (carbon) poems.
|1915 November 11-1917||Box 7, F143|
|1919 March 13-1919||Box 7, F144|
|1920 January 3-1920 May 29||Box 7, F145|
|1920 June 11-1920 October 31||Box 7, F146|
|1921 January 5-1924 December 6||Box 7, F147|
|1914 July 25||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 August 4||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 September 17||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 September 19||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 September 24||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 October 1||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1914 November 27||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1919 July 13||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|1920 September 15||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|1921 May 10||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1914 August 4||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|1917 May 16||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1918 April 3||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
See F16 for letters from Asbury to Untermeyer.
|1919 April 24||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
Includes tear sheet and clipping.
|1919 May 10||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1920 June 10||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1924 November 14||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
See F15 for Conkling's letters to Untermeyer.
|1913 March 27||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|1913 July 3||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|No Date||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
For Crowninshield's letters to Untermeyer see miscellaneous letters.
|[1933 October 17]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|[1933 November 16]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
Includes a clipping.
|[1934?]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|[1934 April 9]||Autograph letter signed, 5p.|
| May 17||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|[1934 June 5]||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|[1934 June 7]||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|[1934 June 13]||Autograph letter signed, 5p.|
|[1934 June 14]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
Includes letters from Untermeyer's sons to Antin.
|[1934 June 15]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
Includes an invitation to the Asgaard Farm week-end carnival.
|[1934 June 16]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
Includes letters to Untermeyer from Ann Leslie, Merrill, and Leland Case; a typed letter (c) from Untermeyer to Case and one clipping.
|[1934 September 9]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|[1934 September 13]||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
Includes letters from siblings, Martin and Madleine to Untermeyer and a cartoon.
|[1934 September 15]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
Includes a clipping.
|1934 September 17||Typed letter signed, 3p.|
Includes three photographs of Untermeyer and Antin, and a typed letter signed from Henry Newman to Untermeyer.
|[1934 September 18]||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
Includes letters from Helen Taylor and Alexander Lindsey to Untermeyer and a typed letter (c) from Untermeyer to Lindsey.
|[1934 October 16]||Autograph letter signed, 8p.|
|[1934 November 24]||Autograph letter signed, 1p.|
|[1934 November 25]||Autograph letter signed, 6p.|
Includes a program, and an autograph letter signed from Ruth to Esther Antin.
|[1936 January 6]||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|[1936 January 21]||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|No Date||Autograph card, 1p.|
Letter is incomplete.
|1932 May 4||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
Includes two typescript poems by Valentine Ackland titled "The Winter Woods" and "Stand in the Pale, Fair."
|1932 June 2||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|1920 June 29||Autograph letter signed, 3p.|
|1924 November 7||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
Includes two announcements and an untitled autograph poem written by Wheelock.
|1912 November 17-1914 April 21||Box 10, F184|
|1915 January 2-1923 April 8||Box 10, F185|
|1915 September 15||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1915 October 4||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1915 December 13||Typed letter signed, 1p.|
|1916 March 8||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1917 April 6||TN, 1p.|
|1920 January||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|[1920 July 14]||Autograph letter signed, 10p.|
| October 11||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
|1920 December 17||Autograph letter signed, 6p.|
| May 21||Autograph letter signed, 7p.|
Includes an autograph list of poems.
|[1921 June 23]||Autograph letter signed, 6p.|
|[1921 September 20]||Autograph letter signed, 7p.|
| January 12||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
| May 3||Autograph letter signed, 2p.|
| January 1||Autograph letter signed, 4p.|
|[n.y.] November 1||Autograph letter signed, 10p.|
|1915 February 11||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|1915 April 11||Typed letter signed, 2p.|
|To Franklin, Michael, 1927-1930||Letters, 2p.|
|To Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977, 1923-1925||Letters, 15p.|
Includes letters from: Amy Baker, William Rose Benet, Martha Bianche, W.B. Blake, Franz C. Bornschein, Gamaliel Bradford, H.L. Brainard, Edward N. Bristol, Alter Brody, George S. Bryan, A.J. Burr, Jean Cabel, Aline Caro-Delvaille, Lucian Cary, J.E. Chamberlin, Samuel C. Chew, Badger Clark, Isabella Fiske Conant, Roy W. Cowden, F.W. Crowninshield, Edwin Curran, Gilbert Cannan, Carl Dreyfus, Ellen Knowles Eayes, Oscar W. Firkins, Florence Kiper Frank, Wilfred Funk (Funk & Wagnalls), Wolfe Greenbaum, Ruth (Hazel) Hall, M.H. Hanson, Ruth Guthrie Harding, Victor Harris, Roy Helton, Alfred Hertz, Beatrice M. Hinkle, Sidney Homer, Richard Hunt, Henry Hurwitz, Hazel C. Hutchinson, William S. Knickerbocker, K. Krause, Alfred B. Kuttner, Catherine McCarthy, F.R. McCreary, William English Malling, Dr. Henry K. Marks, Marjorie Meeker, I. Meyers, Rosalie Moore, Lloyd Morris, Paul Nestor, Ture Norman, Fred Lewis Pattee, Maude Rhodes, Arthur Richman, Ted Robinson, James Rorty, J. Rosett, Walter A. Rothwell, Norrie Ryskind, C. Blythe Sherwood, George Summey, R.M. Sumner, Roberta Teale Schwartz, Helen Taylor, William Peterfield Trent, Andre Tridon, John Curtis Underwood, Stuart Walker, William Ward, Haviland Wessells, James Whaler, Edward J. Wheeler, George F. Whicher, Lucy Wiener, Horatio Winslow, Oliver Wolcott. Arranged in chronological order.
|1903-1911||Box 11, F194|
|1912 January –Apr||Box 11, F195|
|1912 Jun-Nov||Box 11, F196|
|1913||Box 11, F197|
|1914-1915||Box 11, F198|
|1916||Box 11, F199|
|1917||Box 11, F200|
|1918||Box 11, F201|
|1919 Feb-Sep||Box 11, F202|
|1919 Oct-Nov||Box 11, F203|
|1920||Box 11, F204|
|1921||Box 11, F205|
|1925||Box 11, F206|
|1927-1929||Box 11, F207|
|1930-1931||Box 11, F208|
|1934-1940||Box 11, F209|
Arranged in chronological order.
|1902-1911||Box 12, F211|
|1912||Box 12, F212|
|1913-1918||Box 12, F213|
|1920-1934||Box 12, F214|
|No Date||Box 12, F215|
Series includes original typescripts, page proofs, galley proofs, autograph drafts, and other material written by Untermeyer for publication. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.
A translation of the story from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
|Typescript, No Date||Box 12, F219|
Consists of pages 1-3 and 12-13 and bears autograph revisions, 5p.
Anthology of light poetry which was possibly written by Untermeyer. Includes poems by Ogden Nash, Bert Leston Taylor, Hilaire Belloc, Newman Levy, Guy Wetmore Carryl, Oliver Herford, and Harry Graham (occasionally using his pseudonym "Col. D. Streamer").
|Typescript (carbon), No Date||Box 12, F220|
Consists of 28p.
Lyrics for this opera written by Louis Untermeyer and an unidentified person, possibly Jean Starr Untermeyer.
|Typescript (carbon), 1912 Oct-Nov||Box 12, F221|
Bound typescript bears autograph corrections (156p) by Louis Untermeyer and inscriptions to Louis Untermeyer, "Philip," and "Jean." Includes a typed letter signed from "Eddy" of the Washington Square Players (May 17, 1918).
Galley and page proofs for the sixth revised edition. Other editions available in Morris Library stacks.
|Galley Proofs, ||Box 12, F222|
Author's copy which includes the title page, foreword, preface, and contents. Includes poetry by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Edwin Markham, Louise Imogen Gainey, Richard Hovey, Edwin A. Robinson, Edgar Lee Masters, Lucinda Matlock, Stephen Crane, T.A. Daly, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, Franklin P. Adams, Witter Bynner, and William C. Williams, 31p.
|Page Proofs, ||Box 12, F223|
Pages 366-376, 380-384, 502-506, 516-548, 551-553, 556-567, 570-591, 594, 597-602, 604-606, 608-611, 631-636, 645-647, 653-654, 658-661, 669-701. 153p.
Galley proofs for the revised edition. Copy available in Morris Library stacks (PR 1224 .U6 1962)
|Galley Proofs, ||Box 13, F224|
Galleys numbered 44-54, 11p.
The typescript and page proofs in this subseries all bear autograph corrections and notations by the printer and editor unless otherwise noted. A copy of this anthology is available in the Morris Library stacks (PR 1175 .U65).
|Title page, dedication, acknowledgements, preface, and "In Praise of Poetry", ||Box 13, F225|
1. Title page. Page proof, 2p. 2. Dedication. Typescript(setting copy) and page proof, 2p. 3. Acknowledgements. Page proof(on the verso of the dedication), 1p. 4. "In Praise of Poetry." Typescript(setting copy) and page proof, 5p. 5. Preface. Typescript(setting copy) and page proofs, 26p.
|Contents, ||Box 13, F226|
Typescript(missing page 1), Typescript(setting copy), and miscellaneous pages, 68p.
|Part I: The Bible, ||Box 13, F227|
Typescript(setting copy?), 20p, as well as a second typescript and page proofs, 57p.
|Part II: Foundation of the English Spirit, ||Box 13, F228|
Typescript and page proofs, 68p.
|Part III: The Popular Ballad, ||Box 13, F229|
Typescript and page proofs, 38p.
|Part IV: Early Songs of Unknown Authorship, ||Box 13, F230|
Typescript and page proofs, 12p.
|Part V: Toward the Golden Age, ||Box 13, F231|
Typescript and page proofs, 69p.
|Part VI: Elizabethan Songs of Unknown Authorship, ||Box 13, F232|
Typescript and page proofs, 14p.
|Part VII: The Mirror of Mankind, ||Box 13, F233|
Typescript and page proofs, 43p.
|Part VIII: Anatomy of the World, ||Box 13, F234|
Typescript and page proofs, 59p.
|[Part IX: Gallants, Puritans and Divines], ||Box 14, F235|
Typescript and page proofs, 88p.
|Part X: The Rise and Fall of Elegance, ||Box 14, F236|
Typescript and page proofs, 72p.
|Part XI: Pure Vision, Pure Song, ||Box 14, F237|
Typescript and page proofs, 28p.
|Part XII: The Spirit of Revolution and Romance, ||Box 14, F238|
Typescript and page proofs, 114p.
|Part XIII: Faith, Doubt and Democracy, ||Box 14, F239|
Typescript and page proofs, 90p.
|Part XIV: Challenge to Tradition, ||Box 15, F240|
Typescript and page proofs, 109p.
|Part XV: The World of Twentieth Century, ||Box 15, F241|
Typescript and page proofs, with acknowledgements, 186p.
|Miscellaneous page, ||Box 15, F242|
Typescript with autograph corrections, 1p.
This collection of poetry was probably gathered by Untermeyer. Includes verses by William Blake, R. Toffe, William Hamilton, Robert Dodsley, John Dyer, Isaac Watts, W.J. Mitchell, Frederic Lopere, Thomas Campis, William Shakespeare, E. Spenser, W. Perry, M. Drayton, B. Barnes, and T. Watson.
|Autograph, Typescript, and tear sheet, No Date||Box 15, F243|
In addition to poems a list of other poets and titles is included, 34p.
|"Horace Then and Now", No Date||Box 15, F244|
Typescript bearing autograph notes, 7p.
|"New Frontiers in American Culture", No Date||Box 15, F245|
Typescript (carbon) bearing autograph corrections, 4p.
|"New Rhythms in American Music", No Date||Box 15, F246|
Typescript and typescript (carbon) both bearing autograph notes. Also ncludes clippings, 11p.
|"Notes for Lecture on the Drama", No Date||Box 15, F247|
Typescript bearing autograph additions and corrections, 2p.
|"Notes on Architecture", No Date||Box 15, F248|
Typescript bearing a few autograph corrections, 4p.
|"The Painters Discover America", No Date||Box 15, F249|
Typescript (carbon) bearing autograph notes, 3p.
|"This American Language", [No Date ]||Box 15, F250|
Typescript (carbon) bearing autograph notes. Also includes an announcement for the lecture, 8p.
Includes typescripts by Edwin G. Burrows and J.A. Chaloner.
|Burrows, Edwin G., Guernica for Pablo Picasso , No Date||Box 16, F251|
Typescript (carbon) with cover, 40p.
|Chaloner, J.A., Scorpio (Sonnets) (Palmetto Press, 1907)||Box 16, F252|
Typescript bearing autograph corrections, includes a prologue, a biographical sketch on Chaloner, and an appendix; all written by Untermeyer. Also includes several sonnets, 20p.
|Bookplate, No Date||Box 16, F253|
Two scrapbooks and one folder of loose material contain clippings, and printed material collected by Untermeyer.
|Scrapbook, 1920-1925||Box 16, F254|
Contains clippings and tear sheets of poetry written by a number of poets including: Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Leonie Adams, James Oppenheim, Anna Wickham, Winnifred Welles, Elizabeth J. Coatsworth, George O'Neill, Elinor Wylie, Louise Bogan, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Vachel Lindsay, Dorothy Parker, John Crowe Ransom, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Stephen Vincent Benet, Grace Hazard Conkling, Louis Ginsberg, Nathalia Crane (with a typescript (carbon) poem), Hazel Hall, Lizette Woodworth Reese, Roberta Teale Swartz, and a copy of "Daughters of Jephthah" by Louis Untermeyer. Also includes several clippings about poets, 56p.
|Scrapbook, 1938-1942||Box 16, F255|
Includes clippings and tear sheets of literary material, as well as material concerning the Nazis and World War II. Includes poetry (or other work) by Theodore Morrison, Phyllis McGinley, Raymond Holden, T.S. Eliot, Dorothy Thompson, William Randolph Hearst, Harry Brown, Sara Henderson May, May Sarton, Paul Fort, Margaret McGovern, Lewis Allan, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., and Frank Young. Also includes Untermeyer's poem titled "Country of Appeasers," ca. 60p.
|Clippings, tear sheets, and photocopies, 1935-1941||Box 16, F256|
Several of the articles are about Untermeyer and his poetry, 14p.