Edith Willis Linn Forbes Papers

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Edith Willis Linn Forbes Papers
Creator: Forbes, Edith Willis Linn, 1865-1945
Call Number: A.F68
Dates: 1854-1935
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Edith Willis Linn Forbes Papers
Creator: Forbes, Edith Willis Linn, 1865-1945
Call Number: A.F68
Dates: 1854-1935
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Edith (Willis) Linn Forbes (1865-1945) was born in New York City. In 1857 her father, Frederick L. H. Willis, was suspended from Harvard Divinity School for spiritualistic activities. Letters in folder 1 from Thomas Starr King, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and others relate to the incident, as do the newspaper clippings in folder 33.

Edith Forbes's first husband was Dr. Samuel H. Linn who served as the official dentist at the court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Her second husband, George Mather Forbes (1853-1934) was a member of the University of Rochester faculty.

Mrs. Forbes was a writer and in 1920 she founded the Rochester Poetry Society. She was also active in the Women's Education and Industrial Union, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Door of Hope.

Scope and Content
Much of the collection consists of her writings on various literary and historical topics.

Subject(s):
Spiritualism
Correspondence
Poetry
Forbes, Edith Willis Linn, 1865-1945
Rochester Poetry Society
Poets, American
Access
The Edith Willis Linn Forbes Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Edith Willis Linn Forbes Papers, A.F68, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: Forbes, Edith (Willis) Linn Addition .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-2Correspondence, 1854-1935
Box 1, Folder 3-30Edith Willis Linn Forbes' writings
Poems
"The Alcott Family"
"Becket"
"Benjamin Franklin"
"The Contribution of Poetry to Religion"
"Diary of the Every Day Doll"
"The Dutch in South Africa"
"Emerson"
"Ethics of Happiness"
Gifts
"Harold"
"Immigrants"
"Lessing as a Dramatist"
Letter to the editor of The Post Express in support of woman suffrage
"Literature for Children"
"Lowell as a Critic"
"Old Houses"
"The Poet-Lovers"
"Queen Mary"
"Reading Companions"
"Recollections of a New England Village"
"Son and Heir"
"Thoreau"
"The Urn of Clay"
"Whittier as Anti-Slavery Apostle"
"Women Poets of the Liberal Faith"
"Women's Clubs"
Miscellaneous manuscripts
Box 1, Folder 31-34Miscellaneous material
Comments of critics on Edith Forbes's work
Newspaper article about Edith Forbes and the Rochester Poetry Society, Democrat Chronicle, December 23, 1934; Obituary of Edith Forbes, New York Times, October 1, 1945.
Newspaper clippings about Frederick L. H. Willis's suspension from Harvard Divinity School: Sunday school certificate of Gordon Forbes
Poems written by other poets
Box 2, Volume 1Scrapbook continaing photographs, newspaper clippings and poems


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