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Poets, American

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin S. Parker papers

 Collection
Identifier: L123
Scope and Contents This collection contains Benjamin S. Parker’s correspondence and writings, including correspondence E. B. Heiney and publishers about Poets and Poetry of Indiana; correspondence regarding Parker’s poetry, his newspaper work, and requests for advice on writing. Also included is correspondence regarding Republican Party politics, James Whitcomb Riley, and family matters. The collections also contains Parker’s writings including the subjects of the National Road,...
Dates: 1844-1923

Frances Marvel Gnass collection

 Collection
Identifier: L042
Scope and Contents This collection contains items from Frances Marvel Gnass’s family, including Joseph Brown’s ciphering book of mathematical operations and business accounting practices (1840-1843); a promissory note for payment to Isaac Brown (1857), and a page of accounting notations of the Brown family (1869-1877); Edith Walker’s autograph book (1888-1893); and a full-page from the Crawfordsville Journal and Review that lists soldiers buried in Montgomery County, Indiana by...
Dates: 1840-2008

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."
Dates: 1950-1951

Harry H. Coburn photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: SP032
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs from Harry H. Coburn in Indianapolis and Greenfield, Indiana ranging from 1913 to 1927, regarding the impact of the 1913 flood on the White River and the surrounding areas, such as Riverside Park, near downtown Indianapolis; James Whitcomb Riley attending his final birthday celebration at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis (October 7, 1915) and the parade at the the Riley celebration in Greenfield, Indiana (October, 1925); and events in Indianapolis during...
Dates: 1913-1927

Henry W. Lawton statue dedication photographs

 Collection — Folder SP106
Identifier: SP106
Scope and Contents This collection includes 3 black-and-white photographs related to the dedication of the Henry W. Lawton statue in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 30, 1907. Two of the images are from the dedication of the statue in front of the old Marion County Courthouse, one showing James Whitcomb Riley reading poetry to the crowd below. There is also a photograph of the prominent attendees, including President Theodore Roosevelt, gathered at Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks' house. This image is a copy of...
Dates: 1907/05/30

Indiana authors autographs collection

 Collection — Folder S1484
Identifier: S1484
Scope and Contents This collection contains items, such as correspondence with librarians, with the autographs of authors and writers in Indiana and the United States collected by the Indiana State Library between 1881 and 1955. Autographs include William Herschell, Zona Gale, Frederick Landis, James Whitcomb Riley, Ethel Arnold Tilden and Charles Dudley Warner.
Dates: 1881-1940

Jacob Moorehouse Ward, Sr. collection

 Collection — Folder S1357
Identifier: S1357
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed copies of poems and essays by Jacob Moorehouse Ward, Sr. written from 1838 to 1847, transcribed by descendant Merton W. Grills in 1935.There are also essays by other authors, collected by Ward, such as the three-page essay on "The Death of Daniel Webster" by E. C. Baldwin.
Dates: 1935

James Whitcomb Riley collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: L135
Scope and Contents The collection contains James Whitcomb Riley’s letters to Kentucky author Madison Cawein, general correspondence, and manuscript poems written by Riley, as well as other materials, ranging from 1876 to 1940. Also included are printed copies of Riley’s poems, essays, and newspaper stories about Riley.

There are also broadsides and printed portraits of Riley, ranging from 1900 to 1947 and undated (OBD038).
Dates: 1876-1947

James Whitcomb Riley letter

 Collection
Identifier: S2167
Scope and Contents This collection contains a June 28, 1895 letter written by James Whitcomb Riley on Denison Hotel stationary and sent to Paul Trevor Payne of Wabash, Indiana regarding a job at the Bowen-Merrill Co. in Indianapolis. Payne was a nephew of Riley's sister, Mary Elizabeth Riley Payne. The envelope, also from the Denison, was addressed by Riley and includes his initials. One other item, an envelope from the Bowen-Merrill Co. postmarked June 20, 1895, was also sent to Paul Payne at Wabash and has a...
Dates: 1895/06

James Whitcomb Riley portrait print

 Collection — Folder OBC028
Identifier: OBC028
Scope and Contents This collection includes an oversize portrait print of James Whitcomb Riley, from a photograph with hand-drawn embellishments, that belonged to Theresa Vinton Pierce Krull of Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1917.
Dates: circa 1917