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Edwin Markham Papers
1991-135  
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Description
Personal papers of the American poet Edwin Markham, collected by Dr. Vernon B. Hampton of Staten Island, N.Y. Of note are original manuscripts, early teaching and school administration records, one pocket diary (1902), and a letter from Jack London (1901).
Background
American poet Edwin Markham moved from California to Staten Island, New York, circa 1901, where he lived until his death in 1940. Staten Island local historian Dr. Vernon B. Hampton was apparently his literary executor, friend, and colleague, and presumably acquired these papers from Markham.
Extent
.5 linear feet
Restrictions
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Availability
The papers are available to researchers by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives.