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Frances Fletcher papers (M064)

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

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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."

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.

Series Description:

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

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence: 1939-1968, with Marianne Moore

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence: 1958-1959, with Angel Flores

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence: 1961-1965

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence: 1966

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence: 1967

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence: 1968-1969

Box 1 Folder 7

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.

"American Sketches" vol. 1

Box 1 Folder 8

"American Sketches" vol. 2

Box 1 Folder 9

"Twenty American Sketches"

Box 1 Folder 10

Assorted, 1966-1968

Box 1 Folder 11

Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 12

Philogy Notes vol. 1

Box 1 Folder 13

Philogy Notes vol. 2

Box 1 Folder 14

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Photographs: 1898, 1904, 1914

Box 1 Folder 15

Drawings and Paintings: 1962, 1964-1965

Box 1 Folder 16
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