Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Robertson mss., 1919-1925, consist of the correspondence with John Wooster Robertson, 1856- , physician, and author of Edgar A. Poe; a study, privately printed in 1921, and the revised edition, Edgar A. Poe; a psychopathic study, New York, London, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1922. Letters in the collection are primarily concerned with: Robertson's study of Poe; information from the research of other Poe scholars; the establishment of the Edgar Allan Poe Shrine in Richmond, Virginia, including a copy of the opening day ceremonies program; and letters thanking Robertson for his book. George Sterling's poem, Poe's Grave sent to Robertson on Aug. 26, 1921, was published in The Nation for Sept. 7, 1921.

Correspondents include Luther Alberton Brewer, Colonel Bell Burr, George Robert Carter, Evan Rayland Chesterman, Joseph Collins, John Gallwey, Paul Goldsmith, Frank Gray Griswold, Frederick Everest Haight, Sameul C. Haight, Sherman P. Haight, Henry Howard Harper, Jerome Alfred Hart, George C. Henderson, William J. High, Walter M. Hill, Robert Cortes Holliday, Alfred Holman, John Galen Howard, Stevens Hughes, Wilfred H. Kellogg, Mitchell Kennerly, Louis Newmark, Fremont Older, William Alexander Osborne, George Haven Putnam, Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, Mary Newton Stanard, Vincent Starett, George Sterling, Lyman B. Sturgis, William Peterfield Trent, Beverly Randolph Tucker, Edward W. Twitchell, Washington Irving Way, James Howard Whitty, Ray Lyman Wilbur, and George Edward Woodberry.

Collection size: 158 items

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