Collection of Edwin Markham Materials
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence mostly to literary figures in New York area, and manuscripts, some with autographs or holograph notes in margins, dating from 1901-1930s.
- 1899 - 1933
- Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940 (Person)
Language of Materials
Primarily English, with one letter in French.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Digital cameras are permitted. Materials may be protected by copyright.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Edwin Anson Markham (April 23, 1852 – March 7, 1940) was an American poet, educator, and social reformer. Edwin Markham was known as the Dean of American Poetry, the Laureate of Labor, and—in his own words—the Poet Highwayman. His work as a poet and social reformer brought him recognition throughout the West and across the United States. He founded the Poetry Society of American in 1910 and served as Oregon’s first poet laureate, from 1923 to 1931.
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The collection contains correspondence and manuscripts, some with autographs, dating from 1901-1930s.
Materials arranged in two series: Correspondence from Edwin Markham and Manuscripts.
Materials acquired via gift or purchase.
- American poetry -- 20th century
- Deland, Margaret , 1857-1945 (Correspondent)
- Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 (Correspondent)
- Margerie , Emmanuel de, 1862–1953
- Smith, George Otis, 1871-1944 (Correspondent)
- Social Movements and Services
- Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 (Correspondent)
- Woodhouse, Henry, 1884-1970 (Correspondent)
- Finding Aid to the Collection of Edwin Markham Materials
- Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description