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Collection Number: 04215-z

Collection Title: William Stanley Braithwaite Papers, 1904-1932

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Size (3 folders). feet of linear shelf space (approximately 25 items)
Abstract William Stanley Braithwaite of Arlington Heights, Mass., was a poet and the editor of the annual "Anthology of Magazine Verse." He also taught at Atlanta University. Letters, 1923-1932, to Braithwaite, chiefly from North Carolina poets concerning publication of their work. Poets represented are Ruth Vail, Florrie Jean Lightfoot, Kate Downing Ghent, Charlotte Young, and James Larkin Pearson. Also included is a notebook, circa 1904, containing three pages written by Braithwaite discussing the difficulty of getting a volume of poems published without a financial guarantee and requesting advance subscriptions of $1.00 per copy for his "Lyrics of Life and Love" (1904). These pages are followed by six pages with subscribers' names.
Creator Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William Stanley Braithwaite papers #4215-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from M & S Rare Books of Weston, Mass., in 1971 and gift of M. H. Carpenter of Norfolk, Va., in April 1979.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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William Stanley Braithwaite of Arlington Heights, Mass., was a poet and the editor of the annual "Anthology of Magazine Verse." He also taught at Atlanta University.

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Letters, 1923-1932, to Braithwaite, chiefly from North Carolina poets concerning publication of their work. Poets represented are Ruth Vail, Florrie Jean Lightfoot, Kate Downing Ghent, Charlotte Young, and James Larkin Pearson. Also included is a notebook, circa 1904, containing three pages written by Braithwaite discussing the difficulty of getting a volume of poems published without a financial guarantee and requesting advance subscriptions of $1.00 per copy for his "Lyrics of Life and Love" (1904). These pages are followed by six pages with subscribers' names.

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Processed by: Brooke Allan, November 1971; Anne von Storch, April 1986; Roslyn Holdzkom, October 1993

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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