This collection consists of manuscripts by American poet Hildegarde
Flanner (1899-1987), correspondence and recollections of Olive Percival (1869-1945), and
letters to poet Ethel Hamilton Hinkle. The letters contain occasional references to
Flanner's sister, the author and journalist Janet Flanner, as well as to Harriet Monroe and
other literary figures.
American poet Hildegarde Flanner (1899-1987, whose full name was June Hildegarde Flanner, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana,
in 1899, educated at Sweet Briar College
and the University of California. Her works were 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. Flanner's honors included the Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in 1920
and New Direction's
Poet of the Month in 1942.
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