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Beston Family papers (M012)

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Title:
Beston Family papers
Creator:
Beston, Henry, 1888-1968
ID:
M012
Date [inclusive]:
1899-1977, undated
Extent:
18.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondence (1899-1977); literary drafts, notes, reviews, etc. (ca. 1919-1970) for various titles; photographs; biographical and family records, including clippings, essays, documents, drawings, and memorabilia (1926-1968); scrapbooks (1933-1968); and other material relating to the Beston family.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Beston Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Henry Beston (1888-1968) was a noted author and naturalist. Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986), his wife, was a prominent author of children's books. Living much of their lives at Chimney Farm in Nobleboro, Maine, or in Hingham, Massachusetts, both tended towards Maine or New England color in their works.

Beston, born Henry Beston Sheahan, received his A.B. (1908) and A.M. (1911) degrees from Harvard. He served with the Harvard Ambulance Service in World War I. Later, he covered the U.S. Navy for the Atlantic Monthly.

Beston returned to New England after the war, became editor of the The Living Age magazine, and began publishing books. Most of his works, notably The Outermost House (1928) and The St. Lawrence (1942), concern nature and wildlife. He also wrote several children's book, including Firelight Fairy Book and Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories (co-authored with Coatsworth). Beston received an honorary degree from Bowdoin in 1953. He died in 1968.

Elizabeth Coatsworth was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and travelled extensively throughout her early life. She received her B.A. from Vassar (1915) and her M.A. from Columbia (1916). Coatsworth's first children's book was The Cat and the Captain (1927). She won the 1931 Newbery Medal for The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1930) and received numerous other awards for her writing, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1968 and the Kerlan Award in 1975. Elizabeth Coatsworth died in 1986.

The Bestons were married in 1929. They had two daughters.

Correspondence (1899-1977); literary drafts, notes, reviews, etc. (ca. 1919-1970) for titles including Especially Maine, The Firelight Fairy BookNorthern Farm, The Outermost House, The Starlight Wonder Book and The St. Lawrence; photographs; biographical and family records, including clippings, essays, documents, drawings, and memorabilia (1926-1968); scrapbooks (1933-1968); and other material relating to the Beston family. Although most of the correspondence is among family members, especially between Beston and Coatsworth, there are letters to or from staff members at Harper's Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and other magazines; at Doubleday Doran, Macmillan, and other publishers; and to orfrom authors such as H.L. Mencken, Laura E. Richards, Fannie Eckstorm, and Frances Perkins. There are also extensive exchanges with Truesdale Fife, Jr., J. Luther Neff, and David McCord.

Series Description:

Contains personal and professional letters of both Henry Beston and Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston. Personal letters are primarily family related. Professional letters consist of correspondence with editors or contain information relevant to research for his books. Correspondents include Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., a classmate of Beston at Harvard, and Admiral Richard Byrd.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Incomplete lists of correspondents

Box 1 Folder 1

1899 Nov 4 - 1915 Aug 22

Box 1 Folder 2

1915 Sep 5 - Dec 3

Box 1 Folder 3

1915 Dec 3 - 1916 Apr 19

Box 1 Folder 4

1916 Dec 28 - 1919 Feb 9

Box 1 Folder 5

1919 Mar 25 - Aug 12

Box 1 Folder 6

1919 Aug 12 - Dec 2

Box 1 Folder 7

1920 Jan 15 - Mar 29

Box 1 Folder 8

1920 Jun 3 - Oct 13

Box 1 Folder 9

1920 Oct 17 - 1921 Jan 28

Box 1 Folder 10

1921 Feb 1 - Mar 22

Box 1 Folder 11

1921 May 23 - 1922 Sep 5

Box 1 Folder 12

1923 Jan 7

Box 1 Folder 13

1923 Mar 5

Box 1 Folder 14

1923 Apr 10 - May 7

Box 1 Folder 15

1923 Jun 5 - Dec 28

Box 1 Folder 16

1924 Jan 19 - Dec 10

Box 1 Folder 17

1924 Dec 27

Box 1 Folder 18

1925 Mar 2 - Aug 11

Box 1 Folder 19

1925 Nov 20 - Dec 28

Box 1 Folder 20

1926 Jan 16 - Oct 20

Box 1 Folder 21

1927 Feb 21

Box 1 Folder 22

1927 Feb 22

Box 1 Folder 23

1927 Aug 26

Box 1 Folder 24

1927 Apr 14 - Aug 14

Box 1 Folder 25

1927 Sep 6 - 1928 Apr 2

Box 1 Folder 26

1928 Apr 17 - Aug 30

Box 1 Folder 27

1928 Sep 7 - Oct 23

Box 1 Folder 28

1928 Oct 28 - Nov 10

Box 1 Folder 29

1928 Nov 10 - Nov 20

Box 1 Folder 30

1928 Nov 30 - Dec 5

Box 1 Folder 31

1928 Dec 7

Box 1 Folder 32

1928 Dec 7 - Dec 21

Box 1 Folder 33

1928 Dec 24 - Dec 31

Box 1 Folder 34

1928 Dec 31 - 1929 Jan 7

Box 1 Folder 35

1929 Jan 9 - Jan 10

Box 1 Folder 36

1929 Jan 10

Box 1 Folder 37

1929 Jan 11 - Jan 14

Box 1 Folder 38

1929 Jan 15 - Jan [17]

Box 1 Folder 39

1929 Jan 17 - Jan 18

Box 1 Folder 40

1929 Jan 19

Box 1 Folder 41

1929 Jan 19 - Jan 21

Box 1 Folder 42

1929 Jan 21

Box 1 Folder 43

1929 Jan 22

Box 1 Folder 44

1929 Jan 22

Box 1 Folder 45

1929 Jan 22 (t.s. copy)

Box 1 Folder 46

1929 Jan 23

Box 1 Folder 47

1929 Jan 25 - Jan 29

Box 1 Folder 48

1929 Jan 29

Box 1 Folder 49

1929 Jan 29

Box 1 Folder 50

1929 Jan 30

Box 1 Folder 51

1929 Jan 31

Box 1 Folder 52

1929 Jan 31

Box 1 Folder 53

1929 Feb 1 - Feb 3

Box 1 Folder 54

1929 Feb 4 - Feb 6

Box 1 Folder 55

1929 Feb 7

Box 1 Folder 56

1929 Feb 7 - Feb 9

Box 1 Folder 57

1929 Feb 10

Box 1 Folder 58

1929 Feb 10 - Feb 12

Box 1 Folder 59

1929 Feb 13 - Feb 17

Box 1 Folder 60

1929 Feb 17 - Feb 19

Box 1 Folder 61

1929 Feb 19 - Mar 5

Box 1 Folder 62

1929 Mar 6

Box 1 Folder 63

1929 Mar 7 - Mar 10

Box 1 Folder 64

1929 Mar 11 - Mar 13

Box 1 Folder 65

1929 Mar 13 - Mar 17

Box 1 Folder 66

1929 Mar 18 - Mar 19

Box 1 Folder 67

1929 Mar 20 - Mar 24

Box 1 Folder 67a

1929 Mar 24 - Mar 26

Box 1 Folder 68

1929 Mar 26 - Mar 27

Box 1 Folder 69

1929 Mar 28 - Apr 4

Box 1 Folder 70

1929 Apr 10 - Apr 17

Box 1 Folder 71

1929 Apr 19

Box 1 Folder 72

1929 Apr 24 - Apr 30

Box 1 Folder 73

1929 May 2 - May 5

Box 1 Folder 74

1929 May 8 - May 10

Box 1 Folder 75

1929 May 15 - May 29

Box 1 Folder 76

1929 Jun 13 - Jun 20

Box 1 Folder 77

1929 Jun 20 - Jun 29

Box 1 Folder 78

1929 Jul 1 - Jul 5

Box 1 Folder 79

1929 Jul 9 - Jul 14

Box 1 Folder 80

1929 Jul 19 - Jul 29

Box 1 Folder 81

1929 Aug 19

Box 1 Folder 82

1929 Aug 28 - Sep 29

Box 1 Folder 83

1929 Oct 1 - Oct 18

Box 1 Folder 84

1929 Oct 31 - Nov 19

Box 1 Folder 85

1929 Nov [?] - Dec 27

Box 1 Folder 86

1929 Dec 30 - Dec 31

Box 1 Folder 87

1930 Jan 16 - Mar 30

Box 1 Folder 88

1930 Mar 31 - Apr 1

Box 1 Folder 89

1930 Apr 1

Box 1 Folder 90

1930 Apr 2 - May 11

Box 1 Folder 91

1930 May 12 - May 21

Box 1 Folder 92

1930 May 27 - Jun 24

Box 1 Folder 93

1930 Jul 28 - Sep 29

Box 1 Folder 94

1930 Nov 18 - 1931 Jan 14

Box 1 Folder 95

1931 Feb 2 - Mar 12

Box 1 Folder 96

1931 Mar 13 - Mar 19

Box 1 Folder 97

1931 Mar 24 - Mar 27

Box 1 Folder 98

1931 Apr 1 - Apr 2

Box 1 Folder 99

1931 Apr 3 - Apr 8

Box 1 Folder 100

1931 Apr 8 - May 19

Box 1 Folder 101

1931 May 19 - Aug 18

Box 1 Folder 102

1931 Sep 10 - Sep 12

Box 1 Folder 103

1931 Sep 14

Box 1 Folder 104

1931 Sep 15

Box 1 Folder 105

1931 Sep 16 - Sep 17

Box 1 Folder 106

1931 Sep 18 - Sep 19

Box 1 Folder 107

1931 Sep 20 - Sep 21

Box 1 Folder 108

1931 Sep 23 - Sep 24

Box 1 Folder 109

1931 Sep 24 - Sep 28

Box 1 Folder 110

1931 Sep 29

Box 1 Folder 111

1931 Sep 30 - Oct 1

Box 1 Folder 112

1931 Oct 11

Box 1 Folder 113

1931 Oct 12

Box 1 Folder 114

1931 Oct 13 - Oct 14

Box 1 Folder 115

1931 Oct 15 - Oct 21

Box 1 Folder 116

1931 Oct 22 - Dec 3

Box 1 Folder 117

1931 Dec 24

Box 1 Folder 118

1932 Jan 18 - Mar 14

Box 1 Folder 119

1932 Apr 14 - Apr 29

Box 1 Folder 120

1932 May 2 - May 4

Box 1 Folder 121

1932 May 4 - May 6

Box 1 Folder 122

1932 May 7 - May 9

Box 1 Folder 123

1932 May 13 - May 17

Box 1 Folder 124

1932 May 24 - Jun 20

Box 1 Folder 125

1932 Jun 24

Box 1 Folder 126

1932 Jul 23 - Jul 29

Box 1 Folder 127

1932 Jul 31 - Aug 6

Box 1 Folder 128

1932 Aug 12 - Sep 6

Box 1 Folder 129

1932 Nov 5 - Dec 20

Box 1 Folder 130

1933 Jan 30 - Feb 8

Box 1 Folder 131

1933 Feb 9 - Feb 14

Box 1 Folder 132

1933 Feb 23 - Mar 15

Box 1 Folder 133

1933 Apr 3 - May 3

Box 2 Folder 1

1933 May 11 - May 20

Box 2 Folder 2

1933 May - Jun 4

Box 2 Folder 3

1933 Jun 7 - Jul 9

Box 2 Folder 4

1933 Jul 12 - Jul 20

Box 2 Folder 5

1933 Jul 31 - Aug 3

Box 2 Folder 6

1933 Aug 16 - Aug 25

Box 2 Folder 7

1933 Aug - Sep 6

Box 2 Folder 8

1933 Sep 24 - Oct 13

Box 2 Folder 9

1933 Oct 21 - Oct 27

Box 2 Folder 10

1933 Oct 28 - Nov 17

Box 2 Folder 11

1933 Nov 21 - 1933 Dec 11

Box 2 Folder 12

1933 Dec 21 - c. 1933

Box 2 Folder 13

1933 n.d.

Box 2 Folder 14

1934 Jan 11 - Feb 7

Box 2 Folder 15

1934 Feb 8 - Apr 25

Box 2 Folder 16

1934 Apr 25 - Jun 4

Box 2 Folder 17

1934 Jun 4 - Jun 14

Box 2 Folder 18

1934 Jun 20 - Jun 26

Box 2 Folder 19

1934 Jun 13 - Jun

Box 2 Folder 20

1934 Jul 2 - Aug 9

Box 2 Folder 21

1934 Aug 10 - Sep 10

Box 2 Folder 22

1934 Sep 11 - Sep 15

Box 2 Folder 23

1934 Sep 17 - Sep

Box 2 Folder 24

1934 Oct 8 - Oct 29

Box 2 Folder 25

1934 Oct 29 - Oct

Box 2 Folder 26

1934 Nov 1 - Nov 18

Box 2 Folder 27

1934 Nov 27 - Summer 1934

Box 2 Folder 28

1934 Summer - 1935 Jan 23

Box 2 Folder 29

1935 Feb 25 - Mar 1

Box 2 Folder 30

1935 Mar 11 - Mar 19

Box 2 Folder 31

1935 Mar 25 - Apr 17

Box 2 Folder 32

1935 Apr 18 - Jun 12

Box 2 Folder 33

1935 Jun 12 - Jun 21

Box 2 Folder 34

1935 Jun 22 - end of Jun

Box 2 Folder 35

1935 Jul 1 - Jul 7

Box 2 Folder 36

1935 Jul 7 - Jul 15

Box 2 Folder 37

1935 Jul 18 - Jul 21

Box 2 Folder 38

1935 Jul 24 - Aug 12

Box 2 Folder 39

1935 Aug 16 - Sep 13

Box 2 Folder 40

1935 Sep 23 - Oct 1

Box 2 Folder 41

1935 Oct 5 - Oct 9

Box 2 Folder 42

1935 Oct 9

Box 2 Folder 43

1935 Oct 17 - Oct 24

Box 2 Folder 44

1935 Oct 27 - Oct 31

Box 2 Folder 45

1935 Oct - Nov 16

Box 2 Folder 46

1935 Nov 17 - Nov 24

Box 2 Folder 47

1935 Nov 25 - Nov 29

Box 2 Folder 48

1935 Nov 30 - Dec 7

Box 2 Folder 49

1935 Dec 7 - 1936 Jan 3

Box 2 Folder 50

1936 Jan 12 - Jan 30

Box 2 Folder 51

1936 Feb 2 - Feb 8

Box 2 Folder 52

1936 Feb 12 - Feb 23

Box 2 Folder 53

1936 Mar 2 - Mar 8

Box 2 Folder 54

1936 Mar 11 - Mar 19

Box 2 Folder 55

1936 Mar 21 - Apr 3

Box 2 Folder 56

1936 Apr 4 - Apr 21

Box 2 Folder 57

1936 Apr 21

Box 2 Folder 58

1936 Apr 24 - May 29

Box 2 Folder 59

1936 May 29 - Jun 13

Box 2 Folder 60

1936 Jun 14 - Jun 24

Box 2 Folder 61

1936 Jun 25 - Jun 26

Box 2 Folder 62

1936 Jun 29 - Jul 1

Box 2 Folder 63

1936 Jul 4 - Jul 13

Box 2 Folder 64

1936 Jul 15 - Jul 24

Box 2 Folder 65

1936 Jul 26 - Jul 29

Box 2 Folder 66

1936 Jul 30 - Jul

Box 2 Folder 67

1936 Jul - Aug 17

Box 2 Folder 68

1936 Aug 18 - Aug

Box 2 Folder 69

1936 Aug - Sep 13

Box 2 Folder 70

1936 Sep 20 - Oct 3

Box 2 Folder 71

1936 Oct 3 - Oct 10

Box 2 Folder 72

1936 Oct 20 - Oct 29

Box 2 Folder 73

1936 Oct 30 - Nov 3

Box 2 Folder 74

1936 Nov 3 - Dec

Box 2 Folder 75

1936 Dec - 1937 Feb 10

Box 2 Folder 76

1937 Feb 10 - Mar 3

Box 2 Folder 77

1937 Mar - Apr

Box 2 Folder 78

1937 Apr - Jul 1

Box 2 Folder 79

1937 Jul 4 - Jul

Box 2 Folder 80

1937 Jul 23 - Jul 31

Box 2 Folder 81

1937 Aug 1 - Aug 10

Box 2 Folder 82

1937 Aug 12 - Aug 18

Box 2 Folder 83

1937 Aug 21 - Aug 30

Box 2 Folder 84

1937 Aug 30 - Sep 7

Box 2 Folder 85

1937 Sep 8 - Sep 15

Box 2 Folder 86

1937 Sep 16 - Sep 24

Box 2 Folder 87

1937 Sep 27 - Sep 29

Box 2 Folder 88

1937 Sep 30 - Oct 1

Box 2 Folder 89

1937 Oct 1 - Oct 15

Box 2 Folder 90

1937 Oct 18 - Oct 25

Box 2 Folder 91

1937 Oct 26 - Oct 30

Box 2 Folder 92

1937 Nov 19 - 1938 Feb 6

Box 2 Folder 93

1938 Feb 11 - Mar 1

Box 2 Folder 94

1938 Mar 3 - Apr 3

Box 2 Folder 95

1938 Apr 6 - Apr 13

Box 2 Folder 96

1938 Apr 14 - May 22

Box 2 Folder 97

1938 May 30 - Jun 12

Box 2 Folder 98

1938 Jun 19 - Jun 23

Box 2 Folder 99

1938 Jun 24 - Jul 16

Box 2 Folder 100

1938 Jul 16 - Jul 26

Box 2 Folder 101

1938 Jul 27 - Aug 4

Box 2 Folder 102

1938 Aug 4 - Aug 18

Box 2 Folder 103

1938 Aug 18 - Aug 27

Box 2 Folder 104

1938 Aug 30 - Sep 11

Box 2 Folder 105

1938 Sep 12 - Sep 18

Box 2 Folder 106

1938 Sep 18 - Sep 21

Box 2 Folder 107

1938 Sep 22 - Sep 27

Box 2 Folder 108

1938 Sep 27 - Sep

Box 2 Folder 109

1938 Oct 3 - Oct 15

Box 2 Folder 110

1938 Oct 15 - Oct 17

Box 2 Folder 111

1938 Oct 18 - Oct 24

Box 2 Folder 112

1938 Oct 25 - Oct 28

Box 2 Folder 113

1938 Oct 29 - Nov 1

Box 2 Folder 114

1938 Nov 1 - Nov 14

Box 2 Folder 115

1938 Nov 14 - Jan 2

Box 2 Folder 116

1939 Jan 8 - Apr 5

Box 2 Folder 117

1939 Apr 6 - c. Apr

Box 2 Folder 118

1939 May 16 - Jul 16

Box 2 Folder 119

1939 Jun 23 - Jul 7

Box 3 Folder 1

1939 Jul 10 - Jul 31

Box 3 Folder 2

1939 Aug 2

Box 3 Folder 3

1939 Aug 16 - Aug 24

Box 3 Folder 4

1939 Aug 28

Box 3 Folder 5

1939 Aug 26 - Aug 28

Box 3 Folder 6

1939 Aug 29 - Sep 11

Box 3 Folder 7

1939 Sep 13 - Sep 20

Box 3 Folder 8

1939 Sep 20 - Sep 30

Box 3 Folder 9

1939 Oct 8 - Oct 14

Box 3 Folder 10

1939 Oct 1 - Oct 5

Box 3 Folder 11

1939 Oct 17 - Oct

Box 3 Folder 12

1939 Nov 1 - Nov 3

Box 3 Folder 13

1939 Nov 6 - Nov 9

Box 3 Folder 14

1939 Nov 10 - Dec 30

Box 3 Folder 15

c. 1939 - 1940 Feb

Box 3 Folder 16

1940 Feb 19 - Mar 3

Box 3 Folder 17

1940 Mar 3 - Mar 18

Box 3 Folder 18

1940 Mar 20 - Mar 27

Box 3 Folder 19

1940 Mar 28

Box 3 Folder 20

1940 Mar 28 - Mar 30

Box 3 Folder 21

1940 Mar 31 - Apr 10

Box 3 Folder 22

1940 Apr 10 - Apr 13

Box 3 Folder 23

1940 Apr 14 - Apr 20

Box 3 Folder 24

1940 Apr 20 - May 17

Box 3 Folder 25

1940 May 23 - Jun 28

Box 3 Folder 26

1940 Jun 28 - Jul 11

Box 3 Folder 27

1940 Jul 15 - Jul 29

Box 3 Folder 28

1940 Jul 30 - Aug 17

Box 3 Folder 29

1940 Aug 21 - Sep 9

Box 3 Folder 30

1940 Sep 12 - Sep 23

Box 3 Folder 31

1940 Sep 24 - Sep 28

Box 3 Folder 32

1940 Sep 31 - Oct 5

Box 3 Folder 33

1940 Oct 5 - Oct 8

Box 3 Folder 34

1940 Oct 8 - Oct 11

Box 3 Folder 35

1940 Oct 13 - Oct 14

Box 3 Folder 36

1940 Oct 15 - Oct 23

Box 3 Folder 37

1940 Oct 24 - Nov 13

Box 3 Folder 38

1940 Nov 13 - Dec 18

Box 3 Folder 39

1940 Dec 20 - 1941 Jan 24

Box 3 Folder 40

1941 Feb 4 - Mar 31

Box 3 Folder 41

1941 Apr 1 - Apr 7

Box 3 Folder 42

1941 Apr 7 - Apr 10

Box 3 Folder 43

1941 Apr 12 - Apr 15

Box 3 Folder 44

1941 Apr 15 - May 5

Box 3 Folder 45

1941 May 7 - May 10

Box 3 Folder 46

1941 May 11 - Jun 7

Box 3 Folder 47

1941 Jun 8 - Jul 8

Box 3 Folder 48

1941 Jul 12 - Jul 21

Box 3 Folder 49

1941 Jul 22 - Aug 3

Box 3 Folder 50

1941 Aug 3 - Aug 19

Box 3 Folder 51

1941 Aug 20 - Sep 19

Box 3 Folder 52

1941 Sep 19 - Sep 22

Box 3 Folder 53

1941 Sep 22 - Sep 24

Box 3 Folder 54

1941 Sep 27 - Oct 2

Box 3 Folder 55

1941 Oct 4 - Oct 14

Box 3 Folder 56

1941 Oct 14 - c.Oct

Box 3 Folder 57

1941 Nov 3 - Dec 5

Box 3 Folder 58

1941 Dec 8 - c.Dec

Box 3 Folder 59

1942 Jan 3 - Mar 24

Box 3 Folder 60

1942 Apr 1 - Jun 10

Box 3 Folder 61

1942 Jun 12 - Jun 26

Box 3 Folder 62

1942 c.Jun - Jul 28

Box 3 Folder 63

1942 Jul 29 - c.Jul

Box 3 Folder 64

1942 Aug 4 - Aug 18

Box 3 Folder 65

1942 Aug 20 - c.Aug

Box 3 Folder 66

1942 Sep 2 - Sep 28

Box 3 Folder 67

1942 Sep 29 - Nov 1

Box 3 Folder 68

1942 Nov 2 - Nov 21

Box 3 Folder 69

1942 Nov 26 - c.Nov 30

Box 3 Folder 70

1942 Dec 3 - Dec 12

Box 3 Folder 71

1942 Dec 13 - Dec 19

Box 3 Folder 72

1942 Dec 19 - Dec 24

Box 3 Folder 73

1942 Dec - 1943 Jan 10

Box 3 Folder 74

1943 Jan 11 - Jan 16

Box 3 Folder 75

1943 Jan 25 - Mar 8

Box 3 Folder 76

1943 Mar 10 - Apr 18

Box 3 Folder 77

1943 Apr 19 - May 5

Box 3 Folder 78

1943 May 8 - May 13

Box 3 Folder 79

1943 May 15 - Jun 5

Box 3 Folder 80

1943 Jun 5 - Jun 16

Box 3 Folder 81

1943 Jun 17 - Jul 3

Box 3 Folder 82

1943 Jul 6 - c.Jul

Box 3 Folder 83

1943 c.Jul - Aug 10

Box 3 Folder 84

1943 Aug 10 - Aug 25

Box 3 Folder 85

1943 Aug 30 - Sep 11

Box 3 Folder 86

1943 Sep 13 - Sep 29

Box 3 Folder 87

1943 c.Sep - Oct

Box 3 Folder 88

1943 Oct 17 - Nov 11

Box 3 Folder 89

1943 Nov 13 - Dec 24

Box 3 Folder 90

1943 c. - 1944 Jan 28

Box 3 Folder 91

1944 Feb 2 - Mar 2

Box 3 Folder 92

1944 Mar 3

Box 3 Folder 93

1944 Apr 28 - May 2

Box 3 Folder 94

1944 May 6 - Jun 6

Box 3 Folder 95

1944 Jun 6 - Jun 9

Box 3 Folder 96

1944 Jun 10 - c. June

Box 3 Folder 97

1944 Jul 7 - Jul 23

Box 3 Folder 98

1944 Jul 28 - Aug 14

Box 3 Folder 99

1944 Aug 15 - Sep 2

Box 3 Folder 100

1944 Sep 2 - Sep 16

Box 3 Folder 101

1944 Sep 16 - c. Sep

Box 3 Folder 102

1994 Sep - Oct 10

Box 3 Folder 103

1944 Oct 10 - Oct 19

Box 3 Folder 104

1944 Oct 21 - Nov 11

Box 3 Folder 105

1944 Nov 13 - Nov 15

Box 3 Folder 106

1944 Nov 16 - Dec 28

Box 3 Folder 107

1944 Dec 26 - 1945 Jan 31

Box 3 Folder 108

1945 Feb 1 - Mar 27

Box 3 Folder 109

1945 Mar 28 - Jun 6

Box 3 Folder 110

1945 Jun 8 - Jun 26

Box 3 Folder 111

1945 Jun 27

Box 3 Folder 112

1945 Jun 30 - Jul 13

Box 3 Folder 113

1945 Jul 15 - Aug 1

Box 3 Folder 114

1945 Aug 2 - Aug 16

Box 3 Folder 115

1945 Aug 19 - Aug 29

Box 3 Folder 116

1945 Aug 29 - Sep 19

Box 3 Folder 117

1945 Sep 23 - Sep 25

Box 4 Folder 1

1945 Oct 25 - c. Nov

Box 4 Folder 2

1945 Dec 8 - Dec 12

Box 4 Folder 3

1945 Dec 18 - c. 1945

Box 4 Folder 4

c. 1945 - 1946 Jan 24

Box 4 Folder 5

1946 Jan 26 - Feb 22

Box 4 Folder 6

1946 Mar 2 - Mar 25

Box 4 Folder 7

1946 Mar 25 - May 4

Box 4 Folder 8

1946 Apr - Jun 6

Box 4 Folder 9

1946 Jun 6 - Jun 17

Box 4 Folder 10

1946 Jun 19 - c. Jun

Box 4 Folder 11

1946 Jul 1 - Aug 9

Box 4 Folder 12

1946 Aug 12 - Sep 10

Box 4 Folder 13

1946 Sep 12 - Sep 18

Box 4 Folder 14

1946 Sep 20 - Oct 3

Box 4 Folder 15

1946 Oct 4 - Oct 23

Box 4 Folder 16

1946 Oct 24 - Nov 9

Box 4 Folder 17

1946 Nov 12 - Dec 21

Box 4 Folder 18

1946 Dec 30

Box 4 Folder 19

1946 Dec 30 - c. 1946

Box 4 Folder 20

c. 1946 - 1947 Jan 9

Box 4 Folder 21

1947 Jan 12 - Jan 24

Box 4 Folder 22

1947 Jan 24 - Apr 7

Box 4 Folder 23

1947 Apr 9 - Apr 15

Box 4 Folder 24

1947 Apr 17 - May 30

Box 4 Folder 25

1947 Jun 1 - Jul 23

Box 4 Folder 26

1947 c. Jul 1 - Aug 17

Box 4 Folder 27

1947 c. Aug - Sep 30

Box 4 Folder 28

1947 c. Sep - Oct 13

Box 4 Folder 29

1947 Oct 22 - Nov 3

Box 4 Folder 30

1947 Nov 13 - c. 1947

Box 4 Folder 31

1948 Jan 1 - Apr 22

Box 4 Folder 32

1948 Apr 29 - May 23

Box 4 Folder 33

1948 May 28 - Jul 23

Box 4 Folder 34

1948 Jul

Box 4 Folder 35

1948

Box 4 Folder 36

1948

Box 4 Folder 37

1948: including letters from H.L. Mencken re: Dewey and Truman

Box 4 Folder 37a

1949

Box 4 Folder 38

1949

Box 4 Folder 39

1949

Box 4 Folder 40

1949

Box 4 Folder 41

1950 (was in folder labeled "Winfried Beutner")

Box 4 Folder 42

1950

Box 4 Folder 43

1950

Box 4 Folder 44

1950

Box 4 Folder 45

1950

Box 4 Folder 46

1951

Box 4 Folder 47

1951

Box 4 Folder 48

1951

Box 4 Folder 49

1952

Box 4 Folder 50

1952

Box 4 Folder 51

1952

Box 4 Folder 52

1952

Box 4 Folder 53

1953

Box 5 Folder 1

1953

Box 5 Folder 2

1953

Box 5 Folder 3

1954

Box 5 Folder 4

1954

Box 5 Folder 5

1954

Box 5 Folder 6

1955

Box 5 Folder 7

1955

Box 5 Folder 8

1955

Box 5 Folder 9

1955

Box 5 Folder 10

1956

Box 5 Folder 11

Letter from Kate to Tia, October 23, 1956

Ovsz-Box A Folder 1

1956

Box 5 Folder 12

1956

Box 5 Folder 13

1957

Box 5 Folder 14

1957

Box 5 Folder 15

1958

Box 5 Folder 16

1958

Box 5 Folder 17

Letter from Kate to Tia, April 2, 1959

Ovsz-Box A Folder 1

Letter from Kate to Tia, July 25, 1959

Ovsz-Box A Folder 1

1959

Box 5 Folder 18

1959

Box 5 Folder 19

1959

Box 5 Folder 20

1960

Box 5 Folder 21

1960

Box 6 Folder 1

1961

Box 6 Folder 2

1961

Box 6 Folder 3

1962

Box 6 Folder 4

1962

Box 6 Folder 5

1963

Box 6 Folder 6

1963

Box 6 Folder 7

1964

Box 6 Folder 8

1964

Box 6 Folder 9

1965

Box 6 Folder 10

1965

Box 6 Folder 11

1966

Box 6 Folder 12

1966

Box 6 Folder 13

1967

Box 6 Folder 14

1967

Box 6 Folder 15

1968

Box 6 Folder 16

1968

Box 6 Folder 17

1970

Box 6 Folder 18

1970

Box 6 Folder 19

1971

Box 6 Folder 20

1972

Box 6 Folder 21

1972-1973

Box 6 Folder 22

1972

Box 7 Folder 1

1973

Box 7 Folder 2

1974-1977

Box 7 Folder 3

Correspondence 1923-1938 [electrostatic copies]

Box 7 Folder 4

Letters to Kenneth and Francis Young, 1928-1974 [electrostatic copies]

Box 7 Folder 5

Correspondence between E.C.B. and Col. Clark, 1960-1967 [electrostatic copies]

Box 7 Folder 6

Correspondence between E.C.B. and Col. Clark, 1968-1969 [electrostatic copies]

Box 7 Folder 7

H.B.'s letters, 1919-1925 [electrostatic copies]

Box 7 Folder 8

Correspondence from E.C.B., n.d.

Box 7 Folder 9

Correspondence from E.C.B., n.d.

Box 7 Folder 10

Correspondence from E.C.B., n.d.

Box 7 Folder 11

Correspondence to E.C.B., n.d.

Box 7 Folder 12

Correspondence from Henry Beston, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 13

Correspondence from Henry Beston, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 14

Correspondence to Henry Beston, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 15

Correspondence from Henry Beston, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 16

Correspondence from Henry Beston and E.C.B. to David McCard, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 17

Correspondence to Henry Beston and E.C.B. n.d.

Box 7 Folder 18

Correspondence from Catherine (Kate) Beston, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 19

Correspondence, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 20

Beston children correspondence, 1930's

Box 7 Folder 21

Beston children correspondence, 1940's

Box 7 Folder 22

Beston children correspondence, 1940's

Box 7 Folder 23

Beston children and grandchildren correspondence, 1950-60s

Box 7 Folder 24

Misc. cards

Box 7 Folder 25

Series Description:

The series contains various clippings, books and papers kept by Henry Beston, including many of his and his wife's, Elizabeth Coatsworth, children's stories and drawings. Also included in this series are financial papers, including tax forms, listings of investments, and other receipts. Souvenirs from his time spent in France are also in this series, as are clippings and articles about friends.

Arrangement:

Original order.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Henry Beston passport, 1915

Ovsz-Box A Folder 1

Outermost House, design plans

Ovsz-Box A Folder 2

Henry Beston-The Farm, 1933

Volume 1

Henry Beston-The Farm Diary analog, 1933-35

Volume 2

Henry Beston-diary/notebook, 1938-1941

Volume 3

Henry Beston-Farm Hopes and Notions, 1944-59

Volume 4

Henry Beston-address book, 1951

Volume 5

Henry Beston-account book, 1955-1957

Volume 6

Henry Beston-account book, 1951-1960

Volume 7

Henry Beston-desk calendar and diary, 1956

Volume 8

Handwriting character analysis

Box 8 Folder 1

"Sea and Shore Birds and How to Identify Them" by R.H.W. Hodges (belong to H.B.)

Box 8 Folder 2

Notes from the presentation of the Emerson-Thoreau Medal to H.B., 1961

Box 8 Folder 3

National Grange- Degree of Flora, 1948

Box 8 Folder 4

National Grange- Golden Sheaf Certificate and 50 year pin, 1967 and Nobleboro Grange ribbon

Box 8 Folder 5

University of Maine- diploma and citation for LHD, 1958

Box 8 Folder 6

Notebook re 1958 Honorary Degree from University of Maine

Box 8 Folder 7

Passports and travel passes

Box 8 Folder 8

Publishing contracts

Box 8 Folder 9

Financial records: list of investments, 1935 and 1950

Box 8 Folder 10

Financial records: tax return 1951 and investments

Box 8 Folder 11

Financial Records: tax return 1952 and other tax forms

Box 8 Folder 12

Last will and testament-H.B.

Box 8 Folder 13

Fire insurance policy, 1935

Box 8 Folder 14

Various receipts

Box 8 Folder 15

Investments: correspondence and receipts

Box 8 Folder 16

Prescriptions

Box 8 Folder 17

E.C.B.'s account of meeting H.B.

Box 8 Folder 18

Biography of H.B. by Pamela Bomhard, "I Heard of Different Drummer"

Box 8 Folder 19

Letter to Marraine Davidson (friend), enclosed book review

Box 8 Folder 20

Beston stationary

Box 8 Folder 21

Small notebook of H.B. and membership cards

Box 8 Folder 22

Membership cards

Box 8 Folder 23

Misc. postcards, unmailed

Box 8 Folder 24

Wedding invitations

Box 8 Folder 25

Presentation of Bell by H.B. and E.C.B. to Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr. (Oct. 12, 1938)

Box 8 Folder 26

Notebook and "The Submarine" by C.H. Bedell

Box 8 Folder 27

Souvenirs from Niagara Falls and two playbills

Box 8 Folder 28

Confederate money

Box 8 Folder 29

Misc. notes and keepsakes

Box 8 Folder 30

Misc. notes

Box 8 Folder 31

Children's report cards

Box 8 Folder 32

Beston children's artwork

Box 8 Folder 33

Beston children's artwork

Box 8 Folder 34

Beston children's artwork

Box 8 Folder 35

Beston children's artwork

Box 8 Folder 36

Beston children's artwork

Box 8 Folder 37

Beston children's artwork

Box 8 Folder 38

Drawings by Kate and Meg Beston

Box 8 Folder 39

Pencil sketches (Kate Beston?), Sept, 1943

Box 8 Folder 40

Writing by Beston children

Box 8 Folder 41

"Columbine's Adventure" by Kate Beston Barnes

Box 8 Folder 42

"George and the Lumber Houses" by Kate Beston Barnes

Box 8 Folder 43

Clippings from "Christian Science Monitor" re Beston House

Box 8 Folder 44

"The Place No One Knew" by Eliot Porter (Sierra Club; mentions H.B. as a contributor)

Box 8 Folder 45

"A New England Reader," ed. by Van Brooks, H.B. is "only writer mentioned twice"

Box 8 Folder 46

"New Bedford Standard Times," Jan. 30, 1933

Box 8 Folder 47

"New Bedford Standard Times Magazine," March 19, 1933

Box 8 Folder 48

H.B. a contributor to "The Progressive," Dec. 25, 1944

Box 8 Folder 49

Book review by H.B. and misc. print

Box 8 Folder 50

Articles and clippings mentioning both H.B. and E.C.B.

Box 8 Folder 51

Clippings relating to Beston family (1)

Box 8 Folder 52

Clippings relating to Beston family (2)

Box 8 Folder 53

Clippings relating to Beston family (3)

Box 8 Folder 54

Clippings relating to Beston family (4)

Box 8 Folder 55

Clippings relating to Beston family (5)

Box 8 Folder 56

Clippings relating to Beston family (6)

Box 8 Folder 57

Clippings relating to Beston family (7)

Box 8 Folder 58

Clippings

Box 8 Folder 59

Clippings

Box 8 Folder 60

Clippings

Box 8 Folder 61

Clippings

Box 8 Folder 62

Clippings and printed material

Box 8 Folder 63

Clippings and printed material

Box 8 Folder 64

Printed material collected by H.B.

Box 8 Folder 65

Misc. printed items re H.B. and his family

Box 8 Folder 66

Misc. printed material

Box 8 Folder 67

Misc. printed material

Box 8 Folder 68

Misc. items re H.B. and E.C.B.-ephemera

Box 8 Folder 69

Propaganda pamphlets from WWII

Box 8 Folder 70

"Truth About Pearl Harbor" by John T. Flynn

Box 8 Folder 71

Press release from US Dept of Agriculture re: wood ticks

Box 8 Folder 72

Map: Open Spaces in Massachusetts; Pamphlet re: Deep Sea Fish

Box 8 Folder 73

Roadmap of Cape Cod

Box 9 Folder 1

Souvenirs from France

Box 9 Folder 2

"La Croix de Carmes" (in French)

Box 9 Folder 3

"The Herbest," publication of the Herb Society of America (1968)

Box 9 Folder 4

Scrapbook material belonging to Kenneth Young (friend of H.B. and E.C.B.) [electrostatic copies]

Box 9 Folder 5

Misc. printed material, excerpts, manuscripts (not by a Beston)

Box 9 Folder 6

Misc. non-Beston clippings

Box 9 Folder 7

Clippings- Beston friends

Box 9 Folder 7a

"The Eternal Feminine" by Truesdell Fife, typescript

Box 9 Folder 8

"An Atheist in the Family Closet" by Truesdell Fife, typescript

Box 9 Folder 9

Watercolor by Hope Nash (friend)

Box 9 Folder 10

Printed material by Beston's close friends Misc. items from friends of Beston

Box 9 Folder 11

Addresses of Beston friends

Box 9 Folder 12

Misc. printed material (not by a Beston)

Box 9 Folder 13

Misc. prints and drawings

Box 9 Folder 14

"A Fragile Place" by Robert Wirth, gift of Boe Wirth to E.C.B.

Box 9 Folder 15

"The Physiography and Geology of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina" by W.B. Clark, B.L. Miller, L.W. Stephenson (Part 1)

Box 9 Folder 16

Pocket notebook

Box 9 Folder 17

Notebook with nature notes, H.B.

Box 9 Folder 22

Series Description:

This series contains scrapbooks and notebooks collected by Henry Beston. There are two diaries that he wrote when he was living at the Fo'castle in Eastham, Massachusetts (c. 1926). A third diary documents Beston's and Coatsworth's traveling through Europe shortly after their wedding (c.1929). The scrapbooks contain clippings, receipts and notes collected and annotated by Henry.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

General diary II, 23 October 1926

Box 9 Folder 18

General diary D, 1926 September

Box 9 Folder 19

Diary

Box 9 Folder 20

H.B.'s notebook re: 1929 travel in England; German diary; misc. travel document

Box 9 Folder 21

Scrapbook, 1900-1904

Volume 1

Scrapbook-Herbs and the Earth, 1935

Volume-folio 2

Scrapbook, 1942-1943

Volume-folio 3

Scrapbook, ca. 1945

Volume-folio 8

Scrapbook-Chimney Farm Stories

Volume 4

Scrapbook-Chimney Farm Stories

Volume 5

Scrapbook, 1963-1964

Volume-folio 7

Scrapbook-In memory of Henry Beston (compiled by his wife, Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston), 1968

Volume-folio 6

Scrapbook of recipes

Box 9 Folder 23

Notebook of clippings; annotated by H.B. in his writing

Box 9 Folder 24

Scrapbook of misc. items, annotated by H.B.

Box 9 Folder 25

Scrapbook, clippings of "Chimney Farm Stories"

Box 9 Folder 26

Series Description:

This series contains the original manuscripts to Henry Beston's books, as well as those of Elizabeth Coatsworth, his wife. The majority of the collection reflects Henry's works and includes edited manuscripts, research notes and publishing contracts. Titles include "The Outermost House," "St. Lawrence," "Especially Maine," "Northern Farm" and "Henry Beston's Fairytales." Manuscripts for unpublished works are also in this series, as are stories he told his children that were recorded by Elizabeth. Also in this series are lecture notes from guest lectures he did for the University of Maine.

Arrangement:

Arranged by date of publication.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Henry Beston-"Table Talk," notebook

Volume 1

Watercolor of Fo'castle, by H. Beston

Box 10 Folder 1

Note from E.C.B. describes 3 notebooks "on ponds, fields and botany of the Capes." Notebooks are in H.B.'s writing

Box 10 Folder 2

34 pp of handwritten ms.

Box 10 Folder 3

Reviews of "Full Speed Ahead"

Box 10 Folder 4

"Wind and Cloud"

Box 10 Folder 5

"The Spear in the Furrow"

Box 10 Folder 6

"The World of the Great Dunes"

Box 10 Folder 7

New York Times Book Review re: "American Memory"

Box 10 Folder 8

"Fairy Tales"

Box 10 Folder 9

Notes and manuscripts of "Fairy Tales"

Box 10 Folder 10

From folder labeled "Twelve Strange Tales"

Box 10 Folder 11

"3 Stories"

Box 10 Folder 12

"The Two Millers"

Box 10 Folder 13

Review of J.S. Crane's manuscript about the Dresden air raid

Box 10 Folder 14

Handwritten manuscript (after several strokes) by H.B. of Arthur Griffin's "New England," page 54

Box 10 Folder 15

"Sound and Life", manuscripts for The Contributor's Club, "Atlantic Monthly," January 1933 by H.B.

Box 10 Folder 16

"Soliloquy on a Moment of History" for "Human Events," by H.B.

Box 10 Folder 17

"Island Farewell: In Loving Memory of Miss Hazel Young of Matinicus," by H.B.

Box 10 Folder 18

Fragments "to be developed" by H.B.

Box 10 Folder 19

Misc. handwritten fragments (1/2)

Box 10 Folder 20

Kraft paper separated from July 4, 1916 communique (2/2)

Box 10 Folder 21

Manuscript fragments

Box 10 Folder 22

Original manuscripts: written for H.B.'s acceptance speech for the Emerson-Thoreau Medal, E.C.B.'s handwriting

Box 10 Folder 23

Typescript of H.B.'s acceptance speech for Emerson-Thoreau Medal

Box 10 Folder 24

H.B.'s journal of articles in "The Progressive"

Box 10 Folder 25

"A Glimpse of the Indian Past" by H.B.

Box 10 Folder 26

Typescript from C.S.T. about H.B.

Box 10 Folder 27

Misc. manuscripts by H.B.

Box 10 Folder 28

Publishing contract for "The St. Lawrence"

Box 10 Folder 29

"The St. Lawrence," misc. notes and pages, manuscripts

Box 10 Folder 30

Notes for "The St. Lawrence"

Box 10 Folder 31

"The St. Lawrence," cataract

Box 10 Folder 32

"The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 1, first draft

Box 10 Folder 33

"The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 1

Box 10 Folder 34

"The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 1, typescript

Box 10 Folder 35

"The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 2, manuscript

Box 10 Folder 36

"The St. Lawrence," Intro to Section 2, typescript

Box 10 Folder 37

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 1, manuscript

Box 10 Folder 38

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 3, manuscript

Box 10 Folder 39

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 6, manuscript

Box 10 Folder 40

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 7, manuscript

Box 10 Folder 41

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 8, first draft (page number is odd)

Box 10 Folder 42

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 8 "Sunday on the River" (later Chapter 9); Chapter 9 "A Pause to the Current" (later Chapter 10); Chapter 10 "Episode on the Cote Nord" (later Chapter 11)

Box 10 Folder 43

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 12

Box 10 Folder 44

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 12 (later 13), Chapter 13 (later 14)

Box 10 Folder 45

"The St. Lawrence," Chapter 14

Box 10 Folder 46

"The St. Lawrence," illustrations

Box 10 Folder 47

"The St. Lawrence," "Possible Source Material," annotated by E.C.B.

Box 10 Folder 48

"The St. Lawrence," photos, postcards

Box 10 Folder 49

Correspondence re: "The St. Lawrence"

Box 10 Folder 50

Letter and review re: "The St. Lawrence"

Box 10 Folder 51

Reviews of "The St. Lawrence"

Box 10 Folder 52

"The St. Lawrence," clippings and reviews

Box 10 Folder 53

"Especially Maine," Front Matter, typescript

Box 11 Folder 1

"Especially Maine," Section I: South of Maine, typescript

Box 11 Folder 2

"Especially Maine," Section II, typescript

Box 11 Folder 3

"Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm, typescript

Box 11 Folder 4

"Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm: Spring, typescript

Box 11 Folder 5

"Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm: Summer, typescript

Box 11 Folder 6

"Especially Maine," Section II: Northern Farm: Autumn, typescript

Box 11 Folder 7

"Especially Maine," Section II, typescript

Box 11 Folder 8

"Especially Maine," Section III: North of Maine, typescript

Box 11 Folder 9

"Especially Maine," galleys with corrections

Box 11 Folder 10

"Especially Maine," galleys

Box 11 Folder 11

"Especially Maine," galleys

Box 11 Folder 12

"Especially Maine," correspondence and draft by E.C.B.

Box 11 Folder 13

Announcements of "The Outermost House" publication

Box 11 Folder 14

Chapters printed from "The Outermost House": "The Heading Wave" and "An Isla Stroll in Spring"

Box 11 Folder 15

Quotations from "The Outermost House" as used in Lesson Four of Marry Oceanic Institute's Intro. to Oceanography.

Box 11 Folder 16

Quotations from "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 17

Quotations from "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 18

Tape of sounds at The Outermost House" (located in AV/Photo box, see series M12.5)

Box 11 Folder 19

"The Outermost House," decorative plaque

Box 11 Folder 20

Paper re: Illustrations from "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 21

"The Outermost House," drawings and pictures

Box 11 Folder 22

"The Outermost House," postcards by Nan L. Waldron (2 sets, 1 autographed)

Box 11 Folder 23

Fo'castle

Box 11 Folder 24

"The Outermost House," plans for the Fo' castle

Box 11 Folder 25

"The Outermost House," plans for the Fo' castle, specifications

Box 11 Folder 26

Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 27

Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 28

Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 29

Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 30

Correspondence re: "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 31

Clippings and Letters re: The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 32

Geographical, clippings, 1964 "Canonization" (dedication of the outermost house as a historical site)

Box 11 Folder 33

"The Outermost House," reviews

Box 11 Folder 34

"The Outermost House," Chronology of Chapters, handwritten by H.B.

Box 11 Folder 35

"The Outermost House," clippings and printed material mentioning "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 36

"The Outermost House," clippings and printed material mentioning "The Outermost House"

Box 11 Folder 37

Clippings and Reviews of "The Outermost House"

Box 12 Folder 1

"The Outermost House," clippings and printed material

Box 12 Folder 2

Clippings re: "The Outermost House"

Box 12 Folder 3

"The Alewives are Running," typescript

Box 12 Folder 4

"Northern Farm," misc. notes and fragments

Box 12 Folder 5

"Northern Farm," misc. notes and fragments

Box 12 Folder 6

"Northern Farm," Original drawing by Thomas MacDonald (ch.28, p.153)

Box 12 Folder 7

"Northern Farm," pamphlet describing "Human Events" in which "Northern Farm" appeared serially

Box 12 Folder 8

H.B.'s Country Chronicle, articles not published in "Northern Farm"

Box 12 Folder 9

"Northern Farm," clippings

Box 12 Folder 10

"Northern Farm," Reviews

Box 12 Folder 11

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "Aileel and Ailinda," revised version from "The Starlight Wonder Book."

Box 12 Folder 12

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The Shepherd and the Clouds," revised pp. from "The Firelight Fairy Book."

Box 12 Folder 13

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The Last Half Hour," revised pp. from "The Firelight Fairy Book."

Box 12 Folder 14

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The Brave Genadien," revised pp. from "The Starlight Wonder Book."

Box 12 Folder 15

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "The City of the Winter Sleep," revisions from "The Starlight Wonder Book."

Box 12 Folder 16

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales:" "Mr. Snowman."

Box 12 Folder 17

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," French Translation, typescript (p.1-96).

Box 12 Folder 18

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," French Translation, typescript (p.94-184).

Box 12 Folder 19

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," French Translation, typescript (p.185-264).

Box 12 Folder 20

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales"

Box 12 Folder 21

"The Seller of Dreams" (from "Henry Beston's Fairy Tales"), dramatization.

Box 12 Folder 22

"Henry Beston's Fairy Tales," clippings and reviews.

Box 12 Folder 23

"The Starlight Wonder Book:" "La Demi Heure Perdue."

Box 12 Folder 24

"Firelight Fairy Book" and "The Starlight Wonder Books," clippings and reviews.

Box 12 Folder 25

"The Firelight Fairy Book," reviews, advertising, notices.

Box 12 Folder 26

"The Starlight Wonder Book," clippings, reviews, notices.

Box 12 Folder 27

"Chimney Farm Stories," printed in the Christian Science Monitor.

Box 12 Folder 28

"Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories," clippings

Box 12 Folder 29

"Chimney Farm Stories"

Box 12 Folder 30

Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B.

Box 12 Folder 31

Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B., published in C.S. Monitor "Chimney Farm Stories."

Box 12 Folder 32

Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B., published in C.S. Monitor "Chimney Farm Stories."

Box 12 Folder 33

Stories told by H.B. to his children, recorded by E.C.B., published in C.S. Monitor "Chimney Farm Stories."

Box 12 Folder 34

"Herbs and the Earth," source material

Box 12 Folder 35

Notes and Letters for "Herbs and the Earth."

Box 12 Folder 36

"Herbs and the Earth," misc. notes

Box 12 Folder 37

"Herbs and the Earth," order blanks with note in H.B.'s writing.

Box 12 Folder 38

"Herbs and the Earth," quotations

Box 12 Folder 39

"Herbs and the Earth," clippings mentioning.

Box 12 Folder 40

"Herbs and the Earth," reviews

Box 12 Folder 41

"White Pine and Blue Water," clippings and reviews.

Box 12 Folder 42

"White Pine and Blue Water," Preface, Introduction and biographical and literary notes.

Box 12 Folder 43

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), description by E.C.B.

Box 12 Folder 44

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 1, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 45

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 2, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 46

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 3, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 47

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 4, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 48

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 5, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 49

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 6, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 50

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 7, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 51

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 8, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 52

"The Road to Maine" (unpublished 1971-2), Chapter 9, typescript.

Box 12 Folder 53

Correspondence re: photos by Cleaves

Box 12 Folder 54

"Possible New Fairy Tales," unpublished

Box 13 Folder 1

"The Princess with the Long Nose," printed ephemera.

Box 13 Folder 2

"Marsh Country"

Box 13 Folder 3

Misc. printed ephemera, re: lesser known works of H.B.

Box 13 Folder 4

Printed ephemera, review of J. Ducharme's "The Shadow of the Trees" (NY Times May 2, 1943).

Box 13 Folder 5

Printed ephemera (clippings, detached pages, etc.) of articles written by H.B.

Box 13 Folder 6

Printed ephemera, booklets written by H.B. and magazines containing articles written by H.B.

Box 13 Folder 7

1953 Maine Calendar containing quotations from many of H.B.'s works and leaf from 1966 Maine calendar with quotations from H.B.

Box 13 Folder 8

Pertaining to Beston book illustrators

Box 13 Folder 9

Postcards with H.B.'s notes

Box 13 Folder 10

Lecture by H.B. on Thoreau

Box 13 Folder 11

Lectures, Bangor, Jan 31- Feb 2, 1950

Box 13 Folder 12

Lectures by H.B.

Box 13 Folder 13

Notes by H.B.

Box 13 Folder 14

Lectures, Bangor, Jan 31, 1950 I

Box 13 Folder 15

Lectures, Bangor, Feb 1, 1950 II

Box 13 Folder 16

Lectures, Feb 1, 1950 III

Box 13 Folder 17

Lectures, Bangor, Feb 2, 1950 IV

Box 13 Folder 18

Schedule for Career Day at Lincoln Academy, 1948; H.B. spoke there.

Box 13 Folder 19

Lectures, Orono

Box 13 Folder 20

Lectures, Orono

Box 13 Folder 21

Lectures, Orono

Box 13 Folder 22

Lectures, Orono

Box 13 Folder 23

Misc. items re: H.B.'s lectures and exam based on H.B. quotation.

Box 13 Folder 24

Lectures, "The Naturalist Concept of War"

Box 13 Folder 25

Clippings mentioning H.B. and E.C.B. marriage, bulletin from Audubon Society Ephemera

Box 13 Folder 26

Clippings (Nissen Donation)

Box 13 Folder 28

"The Volunteer Poilu," Press clippings, adds etc. (Nissen Donation) 1/2

Box 13 Folder 29

"Mermaid Lake," 1940 (Nissen Donation), 2/2

Box 13 Folder 31

"The Cowboy and His Diversions" (Nissen Donation)

Box 13 Folder 32

"Breaking in a Tenderfoot:" (Nissen Donation) re: The yellow cat

Box 13 Folder 33

Favorite Things, annotated by E.C.B.

Box 13 Folder 35

E.C.B.'s work, clippings and reviews

Box 13 Folder 36

Illustrations from "Sword of the Wilderness," by E.C.B.

Box 13 Folder 37

"Bod Bodden and the Good Ship Rover," by E.C.B.

Box 13 Folder 38

"The Gate of the Renegade" by E.C.B.

Box 13 Folder 39

"Five Bushel Farm" by E.C.B.

Box 13 Folder 40

"The Poetry of Amy Lowell" by E.C.B., unfinished

Box 13 Folder 41

Misc. writing by E.C.B.

Box 13 Folder 42

Article written about E.C.B., 1983

Box 13 Folder 43

Lecture notes on European history by E.C.B.

Box 13 Folder 44

Series Description:

This series contains photoprints of Henry Beston and his family at all ages. Also included are photos of their friends and of the Beston's many homes. The original photographs for the "The Outermost House" and dedication ceremony of the outermost house (Fo'Castle) as a historical site (1964) are also in this series. Photos of Henry Beston's experience in WWI are also included here.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Henry Beston

Box 14 Folder 1-2

Beston children and family

Box 14 Folder 3-4

Non-Beston people (including family and friends)

Box 14 Folder 5-6

Home in Shipcate, MA

Box 14 Folder 7

Chimney Farms

Box 14 Folder 8

Parson Capen House

Box 14 Folder 9

Outermost House/Fo'Castle

Box 14 Folder 9.2

Outermost House dedication, 1964 Oct 11

Box 14 Folder 10

"Outermost House, The"

Box 14 Folder 11

"Outermost House, The" [the original], taken by W.A. Bradford

Box 14 Folder 12

H.B. and E.C.B.'s works [photographs and slides concerning]

Box 14 Folder 13

Glass negatives; prints

Box 14 Folder 14

Photos of Places

Box 14 Folder 15

Animals

Box 14 Folder 16

World War I [?]

Box 14 Folder 17

Ships and sailors

Box 14 Folder 18

Miscellaneous

Box 14 Folder 19

People [including Bestons]

Box 16 Envelope 61-64

Beach and ocean images

Box 16 Envelope 65-69

"Outermost House, The" [relating images]

Box 16 Envelope 70-76

Series Description:

This series contains tape recordings of interviews with Henry Beston and his friends. The tapes with the interviews have been notated by Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston. Also included are sounds from the outermost house (Fo'Castle) and a tape sent to Beston by his friends.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Col. E. Clark's program on H.B. (1976) and other recordings (reel to reel master and CD transfer)

Box 15 Folder 1

Recordings of interviews with H.B. (reel to reel master and CD transfer)

Box 15 Folder 2

Tape of sounds from the outermost house (reel to reel master and CD transfer)

Box 15 Folder 3

Tape re: H.B. (by friends) (reel to reel master and CD transfer)

Box 15 Folder 4
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