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THE JOYCE KILMER PAPERS
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Box: 2 Fold: 31 Marcosson, Isaac F.
Letter datespan: 12/22/1916-1/8/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from American journalist Isaac F. Marcosson, well-known interviewer of international celebrities and leaders:

12/22/1916, TLS to JK. "your very charming little book, "The Circus and Other Essays" (L.J. Gomme, 1916), has just reached me."

1/8/1917, TLS to JK. Re. Marcosson's new book, "The War after the War." (1916). Praises JK's book, "The Circus..."

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Marks, Jeannette
Letter date: 2/17/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to JK from American writer and educator Jeannette Marks. Invites JK to read from his poetry at the Mount Holyoke College Poetry Shop Talk meeting. Encloses a copy of a program.

Box: 2 Fold: 33 Maynard, Theodore
Letter datespan: 10/24/1917-4/15/1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Theodore Maynard (1890-1956):

10/24/1917, ALS to JK. "Many thanks for your letter. I would esteem it an honour to be included in your anthology." Probably meaning JK's anthology of modern English and American Catholic poetry, "Dreams and Images" (1917).

11/8/1934, TLS to AK.

4/15/1940, TLS to AK forwarding a copy of TL from Maynard to Rev. Leonard Feeney, S.J., concerning the Catholic Poetry Society. Fr. Feeney was president of the society as well as an Academy member of the Gallery of Living Catholic Authors.



Box: 2 Fold: 34 Maynard, Sadie
Letter date: 2/22/1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to AK from Sadie Maynard, wife of Theodore Maynard.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Monroe, Harriet
Letter datespan: 4/9/1931-10/29/1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from author Harriet Monroe (1860-1936) to AK:

ALS, 4/9/1931 to AK on Poetry magazine letterhead w/ Monroe listed as editor. Monroe inquires about royalty payments to AK for use of JK's poem "Trees" on greeting cards. Includes TL carbon reply from AK, describing the contract between the George H. Doran Company and the Buzza Company.

Includes copyright agreement (carbon) for use of three poems by JK by Monroe in Poetry magazine, dated 10/29/1931.



Box: 2 Fold: 36 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1918-1922
Letter datespan: 10/15/1918-12/15/1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. (1884-1934) to AK:

Undated ANS appended to typed poem by AK, entitled, "To One Who Was Polite Enough to Ask Me Not to Die Before Her." Addressed to AK at Larchmont, New York.

10/15/1918, ALS. Condolences and reminiscences of JK on hearing of his death.

Undated ALS, possibly January 1922. 2 pp. "Yesterday I sent - by way of a rebuttal to your "bad book", you may think - some cigarettes."

1/29/1922, ALS, 2 pp. "You are right, I have got charming friends."

12/15/1922, ALS, 2 pp. "Yesterday, in the barber shop, Mr. Becker - who set Rouge Bouquet to horrible music - nonchalantly asked me if I knew what your name was now."



Box: 2 Fold: 37 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1923
Letter datespan: 2/4/1923-10/11/1923

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK:

2/4/1923, ALS. "I can only judge from your unusual silence that somehow I have mortally offended."

7/9/1923, ALS, 3 pp. "You did not send me your book.." Refers possibly to AK's book published in 1923, "Hunting a Hair Shirt and Other Spiritual Adventures" (George Doran Company). Passing reference to Helen Parry Eden and John Bickerstaffe Drew [aka John Ayscough].

8/5/1923, ALS, 2 pp. "Here are the snap-shots."

10/11/1923, ALS 4 pp. "I don't like fat people, and I don't believe you are a fat person." Includes 1 p. sonnet written for AK.



Box: 2 Fold: 38 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1924-1926
Letter datespan: 6/8/1924-2/14/1926

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK:

6/8/1927, ALS. "My mother died a few days ago..."

7/22/1924, ALS, 2 pp. "If you should have your hair bobbed I shall never send you another cigarette." Makes reference to Fr. Daly, and to AK's poetry.

12/22/1924, ALS, 3 pp. Refers to seeing Kenton Kilmer.

1/26/1925, ALS. "I hope you haven't been sitting on the doorstep all this time."

2/14/1926, ALS. Refers to an essay by AK on Edna St. Vincent Millay.

5/14/1926, ALS. "Are you living or married?"

7/28/1926, TLS. Fr. O'Donnell tells AK he is now First Assistant Superior General.

Box: 2 Fold: 39 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1927
Letter datespan: 5/5/1927-7/11/1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK: 5/5/1927, ALS. "Your telegram came yesterday afternoon." Refers to receiving news of Michael Kilmer's death.

7/11/1927, ALS, 3 pp. Sends more condolences. Also encloses TMs, 5 pp. of poems written by O'Donnell.

Undated ALS, on letterhead of the Congregation of Holy Cross, therefore probably written in same year as the preceding letter.



Box: 2 Fold: 40 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1928
Letter datespan: 7/24/1928-11/25/1928

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK:

7/24/1928, TLS. Fr. O'Donnell writes as the new president of the University of Notre Dame.

10/19/1928, ALS. "I mailed you today your copy of "A Rime of the Rood." Refers to his new book of poetry, full title: "A Rime of the Rood and Other Poems" (1928).

11/25/1928, ALS, 2 pp. "I didn't think you could be so enthusiastic over anything as you are over "A Rime of the Rood."

Box: 2 Fold: 41 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1929
Letter datespan: 1/5/1929-8/17/1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK:

1/5/1929, TLS. "You did not tell me what a fine New Year's gift was in preparation for me." Refers to AK's review The Commonweal of Fr. O'Donnell's book, "A Rime of the Rood and Other Poems." Encloses printed copy of "Addolorata" from The Ave Maria, 1/5/1929, and 2 typed poems (all included). Also includes TL carbon in reply from AK, 1/17/1929.

Undated ALS, 2 pp., replying to the TL from AK on 1/17/1929 (see preceding), therefore probably dated January 1929. "Of course I am a particular admirer of Father Hopkins' work."

8/17/1929, TLS. I am glad the spirit moved you to write."



Box: 2 Fold: 42 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1930
Letter datespan: 3/14/1930-4/16/1930

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK:

Undated ALS. "Where is Coytesville?" Possibly preceding TL reply from AK dated 4/16/1930 (included).

ALS, dated Holy Saturday, 1930. "Your poem is lovely."

3/14/1930, TMs, 3 pp. of poems by Fr. O'Donnell.



Box: 2 Fold: 43 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1931-1932
Letter datespan: 4/23/1931-12/5/1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK:

4/23/1931, TLS, 2 pp. Advice on AK's daughter, Deborah Kilmer. Includes printed copies of funeral sermon by Fr. O'Donnell for Knute Rockne, entitled, "The Everlasting Arms."

12/21/1931, TLS. Refers to meetings of the Catholic Poetry Society of America.

12/5/1932, TLS. Refers to Deborah's vocation as "an embryonic nun." She eventually became a Benedictine nun and was known as Sister Michael, O.S.B.

Box: 2 Fold: 44 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. to Kilmer, Aline 1933
Letter datespan: 1/20/1933-12/15/1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C. to AK:

1/20/1933, TLS. "I have only just found Sister Madeleva's "Fragmentary - Your Garden.."

5/8/1933, TLS. "After the fog cleared away, I found your note written in early April."

11/10/1933, TLS to AK from Thomas McNicholas, secretary to Fr. O'Donnell. Informs AK that Fr. O'Donnell has been admitted to the Mayo Clinic.

12/15/1933, TLS. Re. Fr. O'Donnell's tonsillectomy.



Box: 2 Fold: 45 O'Donnell, Charles L., C.S.C. - Death (Correspondence about)
Letter datespan: 5/26/1934-6/18/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to AK about Fr. O'Donnell's death:

5/26/1934, telegram from Thomas McNicholas to AK. "Father O'Donnell gravely ill and the end is expected anytime..."

6/4/1934, telegram from Thomas McNicholas. Announcing death of Father O'Donnell.

6/9/1934, TLS from Thomas McNicholas to AK.

6/18/1934, TLS from Rev. Joseph J. Boyle, C.S.C. to AK.



Box: 2 Fold: 46 Pulsifer, Harold T.
Letter date: 6/7/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to AK from American poet and editor Harold T. Pulsifer (1886-1948). Acknowledging receipt of announcement of Kenton Kilmer's marriage.

Box: 2 Fold: 47 Untermeyer, Jean and Louis
Letter date: 12/28/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Jean and Louis Untermeyer to JK and AK. Thank you note for gifts.

Box: 2 Fold: 48 Wattles, Willard
Letter date: 12/30/1916

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 3 pp. to JK from Willard A. Wattles, American educator (1888- 1950). Letter accompanies books (not included) of poetry by Wattles.

Box: 2 Fold: 49 Watts, Henry
1/18/1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS to Kenton Kilmer from Henry C. Watts, one-time secretary to JK and secretary to the editor of America magazine.

Box: 2 Fold: 50 Wilkinson, Marguerite O.B.
Letter date: 6/22/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to AK from author Marguerite O.B. Wilkinson (1883-1928):

Undated ALS. "On Saturday I thought of you and Margaret and of the good times I was missing."

6/22/1918, ALS. "Thank you ever so much for your kind words and for the introduction..."

Box: 2 Fold: 51 Correspondence B - C
Letter datespan: 8/26/1941-9/10/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from:

Brandenburg, Josephine to AK. ALS, n.d.

Coerr, Sarah to AK. 2 ACS, 8/26/1941 & 9/10/1941. Coerr was one of JK's grammar school teachers.

Box: 2 Fold: 52 Correspondence D - H
Letter datespan: 2/24/1920-9/9/1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from:

Donovan, Vincent, O.P., brother of the American soldier and lawyer William J. ["Wild Bill"] Donovan to AK. ALS, 2 pp., 9/9/1932.

Driscoll, Louise to AK. ALS, 2/24/1920. Dwight, Watts to AK. ALS, incomplete date, 1/20/?. Thanks AK for a copy of her new poems.

Harrigan, Peter to AK. ALS, 2 pp. 10/4/1929.

Box: 2 Fold: 53 Correspondence K - L
Letter datespan: 9/13/1935-11-24-1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from:

Koutzgen, Leo to AK. ALS, 11/24/1935. Requests permission to publish music set to AK's poem, "Violin Song" composed by Koutzgen. Includes TL carbon from AK in reply, granting permission for a fee, 2/18/1936.

Kurth, Paula to AK. ALS, 9/13/1935.

Box: 2 Fold: 54 Correspondence M - W
Letter datespan: 3/31/1917-9/14/1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from:

McCain [adjutant general] to AK. Telegram, 8/16/1918. Notice of JK's death in action.

Madeleva [Sister] to KK. TLS, 9/14/1960. Re. presentation of the Spirit Award to Sister Madeleva.

Rooney, John Jerome, counselor at law, New York, to JK. TLS, 3/31/1917. Re. reading a copy of JK's poem, "Easter Week" at the celebration of "Easter Week Heroes" at Carnegie Hall.

Smith, May Riley to AK. ALS, 2/11/1920. Inviting AK to read poetry.

Webster, Mary to AK. ALS, incomplete date, 4/18/?.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Copyright Correspondence re. Poetry by Kilmer, Aline
Letter date: 4/21/1947

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to AK concerning permissions to publish or set to music some of her poems, specifically:

- "Deborah" song composed by Gene Bone and Howard Fenton.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Copyright Correspondence re. Poetry by Kilmer, Joyce
Letter datespan: 3/5/1931-1/16/1937

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence concerning copyrights of and permission to set to music poems by JK, specifically:

- "Christmas Eve" music by Richard Hageman (original poem entitled, "Gates and Doors").

- "Citizen of the World"

- "Memorial Day"

- "Roofs"

- "Trees"

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Doubleday, Doran & Company: Publisher Correspondence
Letter datespan: 5/18/1912-11/16/1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains business correspondence to AK from Doubleday, Doran & Company. Includes:

-Farrar, John. 2 TLS, 8/20/1928 & 11/20/1928 w/ TL carbons from AK.

-Peyton, Harry. 2 TLS, 5/8/1912 & 6/7/1912.

-Rinehart, Stanley. TLS, 6/4/1926.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Farrar & Rinehart Inc. Publishers - Correspondence
Letter datespan: 6/7/1929-6/28/1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TNS from John Farrar to AK, 6/7/1929 & 6/28/1929, announcing the new publishing firm of Farrar & Rinehart.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 G. Schirmer, Inc. - Correspondence 1930-1931
Letter datespan: 12/11/1930-6/11/1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains business correspondence from representatives of G. Schirmer, Inc., Music Publishers, New York, to AK re. permissions to print music set to poetry by JK, and copyright matters. Includes publication contract for JK's poem, "Citizen of the World" set to music by Marion Reynolds Atwood.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 G. Schirmer, Inc. - Correspondence 1932-1936
Letter datespan: 9/7/1932-10/29/1936

DESCRIPTION: Contains business correspondence from G. Schirmer Music Publishers to AK. Includes publication contracts for JK's "Memorial Day" and for AK's "The Harp."

Box: 3 Fold: 6 G. Schirmer Inc. - Correspondence 1940-1941
Letter datespan: 2/23/1940-3/7/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from G. Schirmer Music Publishers to AK re. royalty payments.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Library of Congress - Copyright Notices
Datespan: 2/2/1940-115/1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 copyright notices for AK from the Library of Congress.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 Royalty Statements (Miscellaneous)
Datespan: 12/17/1920-6/17/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains royalty statements from miscellaneous publishers for poems by JK including: "Christmas Eve," "The House with Nobody in It," "Dreams and Images" (book), "Slender Your Hands," and "Roofs."

Box: 3 Fold: 10 George H. Doran Company - Royalty Statements 1919-1927
Datespan: 6/13/1919-12/20/1927

DESCRIPTION: Contains formal royalty statements for JK's and AK's poetry from George H. Doran Company.

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Doubleday, Doran and Company - Royalty Statements 1928-1929
Datespan: 7/2/1928-11/20/1929

DESCRIPTION: Contains formal royalty statements for JK's and AK's poetry from Doubleday, Doran and Company.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Doubleday, Doran and Company - Royalty Statements 1930-1931
Datespan: 1/2/1930-7/1/1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains formal royalty statements for JK's and AK's poetry from Doubleday Doran, and Company.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Doubleday, Doran and Company - Royalty Statements 1932-1933
Datespan: 1/2/1932-1/2/1933

DESCRIPTION: Contains formal royalty statements for JK's and AK's poetry from Doubleday Doran, and Company.

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Doubleday, Doran and Company - Royalty Statements 1934-1935
Datespan: 1/2/1934-1/2/1935

DESCRIPTION: Contains formal royalty statements for JK's and AK's poetry from Doubleday Doran, and Company.

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Doubleday, Doran and Company - Royalty Statements 1941
Date: 5/1/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains formal royalty statements for JK's and AK's poetry from Doubleday Doran, and Company.

Box: 3 Fold: 16 G. Schirmer - Royalty Statements
Datespan: 7/1/1931-3/1/1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains music royalty statements from G. Schirmer Music Publishers.

Box: 3 Fold: 17 "Holy Ireland" - MSS by Kilmer, Joyce
MSS date: 2/13/1918

DESCRIPTION: Contains the original AMsS of JK's essay entitled "Holy Ireland." Written in letter form to AK, dated 2/13/1918 and addressed, "My dear Aline - This incident is to be called "Holy Ireland." Total: 14 pp., p.2 missing, all pages fragile and damaged in lower left corners. Published in "Joyce Kilmer - Poems, Essays and Letters," 2 volumes (George H. Doran Company, c. 1918).

Box: 3 Fold: 18 "Irish-American Opinion on the Home Rule Deadlock" - MSS by Kilmer, J.
MSS not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs carbon by JK. 17 pp.

Box: 3 Fold: 19 John Masefield - - MSS by Kilmer, Joyce
MSS not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs carbon of an essay on the poet John Masefield (1874-1967) by JK. Total: 10 pp., fragile and partially damaged in upper right corners.

Box: 3 Fold: 20 William Vaughn Moody - - MSS by Kilmer, Joyce
MSS not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs carbon of an essay on the poet William Vaughn Moody (1869-1909) by JK. Total: 9 pp.

Box: 3 Fold: 21 "Philosophical Tendencies in English Literature" - MSS by Kilmer, J.
MSS not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs carbon essay by JK. 2 cc., 6 pp. each. Damage to upper right corners.

Box: 3 Fold: 22 "Rubaiyat" of Omar Kayyam: Translations by Kilmer, Joyce
MSS not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains fragments of AMs and TMs relating to JK's translation of the "Rubaiyat" by Omar Kayyam.

Box: 3 Fold: 23 "Thirty Lectures on Idealism in English Literature" - MSS by Kilmer, J
Date: 5/12/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains outlines for 30 lectures JK was preparing to deliver on "Idealism in English Literature." Total: 30 outlines. Lecture #8 and part of #9 are missing. Pages are damaged.

Includes TL carbon from JK to Rev. John D. Roache re. the lectures.

Box: 3 Fold: 24 Francis Thompson - MSS by Kilmer, Joyce
MSS not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs carbon of an essay by JK on the poet Francis Thompson (1859-1907). Total: 6 pp.

Box: 3 Fold: 25 "To Aline" - MSS by Kilmer, Joyce
MSS date: 2/14/1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs of a St. Valentine's Day poem dedicated by JK to AK.

Box: 3 Fold: 26 "Try a Tin Today!" - - MSS by Kilmer, Joyce
MSS not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs of a short story written by JK. Total: 24 pp. Published in "Joyce Kilmer - Poems, Essays and Letters" 2 volumes (George H. Doran Company, c. 1918).

Box: 3 Fold: 27 Ayscough, John
Envelope postmark: 7/5/1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed copy of John Ayscough's poem, "Rosemary" (1900). Pages are edited by an unknown hand. Includes envelope postmarked 7/5/1917, addressed to JK at Larchmont Manor, New York.

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