William Stanley Braithwaite Papers
Scope and Contents
Braithwaite's correspondence records his professional and, to a lesser degree, personal relationships. Correspondents include poets such as Stephen Vincent Benét, William Rose Benét, Witter Bynner, Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn, Grace Hazard Conkling, Olive Tilford Dargan, Rebecca Harding Davis, John Gould Fletcher, Georgia Douglas Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, James Joyce, Joyce Kilmer, Aline Murray Kilmer, Vachel Lindsay, Philip Ainsworth Means, and Louis Untermeyer. Other correspondents include W.E.B. DuBois and George E. Haynes. The correspondence series also contains third-party correspondence; notably, a letter from Sir Joseph Banks to J. Nicol from circa1797.
Proofs, clippings of articles, and publicity materials represent Braithwaite's career as an anthologist and as an author for The Boston Evening Transcript. Other papers document his work as a publisher (with B.J. Brimmer) and lecturer. The papers also contain a portrait and a photograph of Braithwaite as well as his collection of autographs.
- 1797 - 1942
- Majority of material found within 1830 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access
Existence and Location of Copies
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The addition was purchased from Southpaw Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2015.
Other material came to the library in small quantities from various sources as indicated on individual folders.
1.25 Linear Feet ((5 boxes) + 2 broadside folders)
Language of Materials
William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite (1878-1962)
- Guide to the William Stanley Braithwaite Papers
- by H. Dean and Olivia Coates
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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