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Frances Fletcher Papers M064
- George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
- Fletcher, Frances, b. 1894
- Frances Fletcher papers
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.5 linear feet
- The papers contain notebooks, with drafts of poetry, letters, translations of four poems by Nicaraguan poets, notes on Fletcher's studies of philology, and ephemera.
Frances Fletcher Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.
S. Frances Fletcher was born in Bridport, Vermont in 1894, and graduated from Vassar College in 1914. A teacher, and writer and translator for the banking industry, she married Spahr Hourlland in 1935, and in her later years resided in Holliston, Massachusetts.
Fletcher was the author of "A Boat of Glass" (1926), and "A Commemorative Poem", written for the dedication of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at Bowdoin College in 1966. Some of Fletcher's work was published under the pseudonym "Anne Woodbridge."
Scope and Content
The papers contain notebooks, with drafts of "Twenty American Sketches" and other poetry (1966-67), including "A Commemorative Poem"; letters (1939-48) from her friends, among them poet Marianne Moore and author Angel Flores; translations of four poems by Nicaraguan poets, Alfonso Cortes and Ernesto Mejia Sanchez; notes on her studies of philology (1965-68); and ephemera. There are also photographs of Ms. Fletcher at ages four, ten, and eighteen.
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 040113000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
M064.1 Correspondence, 1939-1969
Contains correspondence and various handwritten manuscripts and notes, including "Twenty American Sketches." Drawings by Fletcher and photographs of her are also included.
Correspondence: Chronological Index
Correspondence: 1939-1968, with Marianne Moore
Correspondence: 1958-1959, with Angel Flores
M064.2 Writings, 1966-1968
Contains drafts of "American Sketches" and other assorted poetry and writings (1966-1968) as well as Fletcher's notes on philogy. Miscellaneous materials include Nicaraaguan poetry and a copy of Dance Index magazine with notes by Marianne Moore.
"American Sketches" vol. 1
"American Sketches" vol. 2
"Twenty American Sketches"
Philogy Notes vol. 1
Philogy Notes vol. 2
M064.3 Images, 1898-1965
Contains photographs of Fletcher at ages 4, 10, and 18. Also included are drawings and paintings (1962, 1964-1965).
Photographs: 1898, 1904, 1914
Drawings and Paintings: 1962, 1964-1965