Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Fletcher, Frances, b. 1894
Title
Frances Fletcher papers
ID
M064
Date [inclusive]
1939-1969
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Histroical Note

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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M064.1 Correspondence, 1939-1969 

Series Description:

Contains correspondence and various handwritten manuscripts and notes, including "Twenty American Sketches." Drawings by Fletcher and photographs of her are also included.

Box Folder
1 1

Correspondence: Chronological Index 

    1 2

    Correspondence: 1939-1968, with Marianne Moore 

      1 3

      Correspondence: 1958-1959, with Angel Flores 

        1 4

        Correspondence: 1961-1965 

          1 5

          Correspondence: 1966 

            1 6

            Correspondence: 1967 

              1 7

              Correspondence: 1968-1969 


                 M064.2 Writings, 1966-1968 

                Series Description:

                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.

                Box Folder
                1 8

                "American Sketches" vol. 1 

                  1 9

                  "American Sketches" vol. 2 

                    1 10

                    "Twenty American Sketches" 

                      1 11

                      Assorted, 1966-1968 

                        1 12

                        Miscellaneous 

                          1 13

                          Philogy Notes vol. 1 

                            1 14

                            Philogy Notes vol. 2 


                               M064.3 Images, 1898-1965 

                              Series Description:

                              Contains photographs of Fletcher at ages 4, 10, and 18. Also included are drawings and paintings (1962, 1964-1965).

                              Arrangement:

                              Arranged chronologically.

                              Box Folder
                              1 15

                              Photographs: 1898, 1904, 1914 

                                1 16

                                Drawings and Paintings: 1962, 1964-1965