Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Fenton mss., ca. 1927-1969, consist of letters to Frank L. Fenton, professor of English at Stanford University and San Francisco State College. Most of the letters are from poet Robert Nichols Hunt, 1907- , during the early years of his residence with poet Witter Bynner in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This particular group of letters describes at great length the literary, artistic, and social life of Santa Fe during 1930-1932. Four poems by Witter Bynner and fifteen by Robert N. Hunt are enclosed with or appended to several of the letters.

Other correspondents in the collection include Witter Bynner, Henry David Gray, Henry Dugdale Sykes, and Thomas Arden Wilson.

A folder of unidentified photographs and miscellaneous printed items completes the collection.

Collection size: 86 items

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