Inventory of the Hildegarde Flanner Papers, 1923-1983, bulk 1923-1953

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Inventory of the Hildegarde Flanner Papers, 1923-1983, bulk 1923-1953

The Huntington Library

San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
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Date Completed:
June 1984
© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hildegarde Flanner Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1923-1983,
Date (bulk): bulk 1923-1953
Creator: Flanner, Hildegarde
Extent: 166 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Gift of author, 1983.


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Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hildegarde Flanner Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


Hildegarde Flanner, the poet (whose full name was June Hildegarde Flanner before she became Mrs. Frederick Monhoff), was born in Indianapolis in 1899, educated at Sweet Briar College and the University of California. Her works have been published in periodicals such as Poetry, Voices, Saturday Review of Literature, New Republic, New Yorker, and Westways. She has also written the following volumes: This Morning (1920), Young Girl (1920), Mansions (1920), That Endeth Never (1921), A Tree in Bloom and Other Verses (1924), Time's Profile (1929), Valley Quail (1929), In Galilee (1932), If There is Time (1942), Poems (1958), In Native Light (1970), The Hearkening Eye (1980) and A Vanishing Land (1980). Her books of poetry were illustrated by her husband, the artist and architect Frederick Monhoff. Many honors have been bestowed upon Hildegarde Flanner, including the Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in 1920 and New Direction's Poet of the Month in 1942.

Scope and Content

The collection contains three parts: 1) manuscripts by Hildegarde Flanner (11 poems, 1923-1924, and recollections of Olive Percival, 1983), 2) correspondence with author Olive Percival (120 letters, 1923-1944), and 3) letters to poet Ethel (Hamilton) Hinkle (52 letters, 1923-1953). The letters contain occasional references to her sister, author and journalist Janet Flanner, as well as to Harriet Monroe and other literary figures.

Subject Matter

Literary interests and personal affairs


Box 1

Manuscripts; Olive Percival correspondence, 1924-1926

Box 2

Olive Percival correspondence, 1927-1932

Box 3

Olive Percival correspondence, 1933-1944

Box 4

Letters to Ethel (Hamilton) Hinkle, 1924-1953





The Modern Cinderella HM 19419


The Morning Bird HM 19420


The Noontide HM 19421


Picnic Time HM 19422


Plaint of the Missouri `Coon in the Berlin Zoological Gardens HM 19423


Shuffle-Shoon and Amber-Locks HM 19424


The Straw Parlor HM 19426


Teeny-Weeny HM 19427


The Twenty-Third Psalm HM 19881


Whenever I've this headache... HM 19431


To De Witt Miller HM 19428


To W. I. Way HM 19430


To Francis Wilson HM 19429


The Buccaneers HM 19434


My Book (37 poems) HM 19435


Private Diary for 1873 HM 19436


The Stork HM 42827


Letters from Eugene Field


33 letters to his wife, Julia Sutherland (Comstock) Field. The letters date from both before and after their marriage in 1873. Many date from Field's trip to Europe before his marriage, but after their engagement, which was to last for 2 years. Other letters were written after the marriage during some of their temporary separations while Field was working for one newspaper or another. These letters require the permission of the Field family for photocopying or publication. HM 12555-12583 HM 31986-31988 (Box 1)


22 other letters from Eugene Field to various persons, including his mother-in-law and father-in-law, 1 to Julian Hawthorne. Some concern literary matters.


Letters to Eugene Field


1 letter from his wife, Julia (1893, Dec. 21) -- HM 42832


1 letter from the journalist Edward David Cowen -- HM 42825


1 letter from Hildegarde Hawthorne -- HM 42838


2 letters from Washington Irving Way -- HM 42856-42857


Other volumes


Diary from 1890 -- HM 19437


Doctors: a poem -- HM 19438


Armenian Lullaby -- HM 19440


Poems and Letters -- HM 19441-19447


Clare Market -- HM 30310