Elizabeth Hollister Frost Papers

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Elizabeth Hollister Frost papers
Creator: Frost, Elizabeth Hollister
Call Number: A.F93
Dates: 1927-1950
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)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Elizabeth Hollister Frost papers
Creator: Frost, Elizabeth Hollister
Call Number: A.F93
Dates: 1927-1950
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
Elizabeth (Hollister) Frost was born in Rochester, New York, and was a descendant of Thurlow Weed. On June 3, 1916, she married Elliott Park Frost who was a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. After his death in 1926, Mrs. Frost began to write poetry and her first book of poems, The Lost Lyrist, was published in 1928. Two other books of poetry, Hovering Shadow (1929) and The Closed Gentian (1931) followed. In 1938 she wrote her first novel, The Wedding Ring, which was published earlier in England under the title of The Good Pain. She later wrote two other novels: This Side of Land (1942) and Mary and the Spinners (1948). On April 16, 1932 she married Walter Dabney Blair. She died April 9, 1958.

Scope and Content
The Elizabeth Hollister Frost papers consist mainly of newspaper reviews of her books of poetry and novels. The papers also include correspondence, material relating to the poem "Revolving June" written by Mrs. Frost for Rochester's centennial in 1934, and biographical material pertaining to Mrs. Frost.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Poetry
Reviews
Frost, Elizabeth Hollister
Poets, American
Authors, American
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were the gift of Thomas G. Spencer, March 15, 1966.Access
The Elizabeth Hollister Frost 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], Elizabeth Hollister Frost papers, A.F93, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Newspaper reviews of The Lost Lyrist
Box 1, Folder 2Newspaper reviews of Hovering Shadow
Box 1, Folder 3Newspaper reviews of The Closed Gentian; also a book cover from this book
Box 1, Folder 4Material on "Revolving June," the poem written by Mrs. Frost for Rochester's Centennial in 1934
October-November, 1934 issue of Voices, edited by Harold Vinal, which includes a copy of the poem
Program for Centennial Day Celebration, in Rochester on June 9, 1934
Newspaper articles about the Centennial Celebration
Typewritten copy of the poem "Revolving June"
"Revolving June" in handwriting of Mrs. Frost
3 copies

Poem, "That Lovely Goddess," written in honor of Mrs. Frost by Myrtle Dell Bell (pen name) after the Centennial Celebration.
Box 1, Folder 5Typewritten extracts of reviews of The Wedding Ring and 2 copies of review written in The New York Times Book Review
Box 1, Folder 6Newspaper reviews of This Side of Land
Box 1, Folder 7Miscellaneous articles, pamphlets, photographs, etc., concerning This Side of Land
Box 1, Folder 8Newspaper reviews of Mary and the Spinners
Box 1, Folder 9Miscellaneous articles, pamphlets, and typewritten extracts of reviews concerning Mary and the Spinners
Box 1, Folder 10Poems of Elizabeth Hollister Frost from Harpers, The Dial, The Outlook, and various newspapers
Box 2, Folder 1Biographical material and photographs of Mrs. Frost
Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence, 1927-1950
Box 2, Folder 3Miscellaneous


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