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Frederick B. Wilson, "A Tribute to the Great Pyramid" poem

 Collection — Folder: S2224
Identifier: S2224

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of Frederick B. Wilson's poem, "A Tribute to the Great Pyramid" of Gizeh (now spelled Giza), Egypt. Written in May 1950 and revised in December 1950, the poem includes a September 15, 1950 note of introduction signed by Wilson and key definitions of the stanzas in the poem that were added when the poem was revised. Also included is a cover page with the handwritten note, "To a Kind Friend, Mrs. Hazel Hopper, September 7, 1951."


  • 1950-1951

Conditions Governing Access

No further additions are expected.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Frederick Brown Wilson was born January 22, 1888 in Glenco, Kentucky to Luther and Gertude (Thomas) Wilson. On October 5, 1908, he married Lydia Ann Hart in Maryland and they became the parents of two daughters, Lepha and Mildred. The family moved to Indianapolis around 1910 and he worked as a bookkeeper and tax accountant. Mr. Wilson passed away at the age of eighty-four on June 7, 1972.

Sources: "Fred Wilson." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 3, 2021. "Frederick B. Wilson." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed September 3, 2021.

"Mr. And Mrs. Frederick B. Wilson." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), October 5, 1958.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Hazel Hopper in 1976/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/09/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/09/03 by Laura Eliason.
Frederick B. Wilson, "A Tribute to the Great Pyramid" poem
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.