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MS Am 2064

Lindsay family. Lindsay-Wakefield family papers, 1879-1982: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2064
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lindsay family.
Title: Lindsay-Wakefield family papers,
Date(s): 1879-1982.
Quantity: 3.3 linear feet (10 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Personal and family papers of the American poet, Vachel Lindsay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

93M-60. Gift of Mrs. Catharine Wakefield Ward, 1506 Foulkeways, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania 19436; received: 28 October 1993.
2001M-4. Gift of Mrs. Catharine Wakefield Ward, 1506 Foulkeways, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania 19436; received: 2001 July 2.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Helen Ashmore.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lindsay-Wakefield Family Papers, 1879-1982 (MS Am 2064). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See Houghton Printed Books *AC9.L6455.B931e for Vachel Lindsay ephemera and HOLLIS and OASIS for additional Lindsay materials owned by Houghton Library.
See also Lindsay Family Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

Biographical / Historical

Lindsay was an American poet.


Arranged into the following seven series:

Scope and Contents

Correspondence is both professional and family related. Correspondents include: Joy Lindsay Blair, Eleanor Dougherty, Frances Frazee Hamilton, Catharine Frazee Lindsay, Elizabeth Conner Lindsay, Vachel Thomas Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, Adlai Ewing Stevenson, Olive Lindsay Wakefield, Paul Wakefield, and Susan Wilcox.
Lindsay compositions include autograph manuscripts, drawings, typescripts, and scores, with much of this material inscribed to family members. Also includes photographs, maps, biographical miscellany, and printed materials relating to Lindsay (tributes, clippings, reviews, programs of lectures, and promotional material).
Some folders include extra sheets of manuscript notes about the collection by the donor, Catherine Wakefield Ward.

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