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mssHM 49977-50166  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Hildegarde Flanner Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1923-1983
    Bulk dates: 1923-1953
    Collection Number: mssHM 49977-50166
    Creator: Flanner, Hildegarde, 1899-1987.
    Extent: 166 pieces in 4 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

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


    Gift of Hildegarde Flanner in September, October, and November 1983.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    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 includes literary interests and personal affairs.


    Arranged in the following manner: 1. Manuscripts by Hildegarde Flanner and Olive Percival correspondence (Box 1); 2. Olive Percival correspondence (Boxes 2-3); 3. Letters to Ethel Hamilton Hinkle (Box 4).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  


    Flanner, Hildegarde, 1899-1987.
    Flanner, Janet, 1892-.
    Hinkle, Ethel Hamilton, correspondent.
    Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936.
    Percival, Olive, 1869-1945.
    Women authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
    Women poets, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.


    Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century.
    Poems -- United States -- 20th century.

    Alternate Authors

    Hinkle, Ethel Hamilton, correspondent.
    Percival, Olive, 1869-1945.