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Collection Number: 05352-z

Collection Title: Living North Carolina Poets by Mary Elizabeth Swanson, 1923

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Abstract Mary Elizabeth Swanson was a senior at Elon College in Elon, N.C., in 1923. The collection consists of the unpublished manuscript of Mary Elizabeth Swanson's senior thesis from Elon College, titled "Living North Carolina Poets" and dated 15 May 1923. The work includes biographical information that Swanson collected from correspondence with poets and writers living or born in North Carolina. The final section of the volume lists the names of North Carolina poets, but does not provide any biographical information about them.
Creator Swanson, Mary Elizabeth.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Living North Carolina Poets by Mary Elizabeth Swanson #5252-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Michael Laird Rare Books, New York, N.Y., in August 2009 (Acc. 100753).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Mary Elizabeth Swanson was a senior at Elon College in Elon, N.C., in 1923.

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The collection consists of the unpublished manuscript of Mary Elizabeth Swanson's senior thesis from Elon College, titled "Living North Carolina Poets" and dated 15 May 1923. The work includes biographical information that Swanson collected from correspondence with poets and writers living or born in North Carolina. The final section of the volume lists the names of North Carolina poets but does not provide any biographical information about them.

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Folder 1

"Living North Carolina Poets," Mary Elizabeth Swanson, 1923. #05352-z, Series: "Living North Carolina Poets by Mary Elizabeth Swanson, 1923." Folder 1

Preface (pages i-ii) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 1. Living North Carolina Poets (pages 1-18) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 2. Olive Tilford Dargan (pages 19-39) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 3. William Thornton Whitsett (pages 40-53) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 4. John Jordan Douglass (pages 54-67) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 5. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Sledd (pages 68-75) and James Sprunt (pages 76-80) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 6. Dallas Walton Newsom (pages 81-91) and Marshall De Lancey Haywood (pages 92-100) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 7. James Larkin Pearson and James Munroe Downum (pages 102-115) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 8. E.C. Durham and Others (pages 116-130) #05352-z, Folder 1

Includes H.E. (Hersey Everett) Spence, Robert Frank Jarrett, Samuel Harley Lyle, Richard Dillard, and William Franklin Booker.

Chapter 9. Four Women from Laurel Land (pages 131-144) #05352-z, Folder 1

Includes Elia Wilkinson Peattie (listed as Mrs. Robert Burns Peattie), Emma Ingold Bost, Ella Z. Harris, Lila Ripley Barnwell.

Chapter 10. Bettie Freshwater Pool, Mary Alethea Warren, and Lucille Armfield (145-154) #05352-z, Folder 1
Chapter 11. Thomas Mossette Lee and Others (pages 155-168) #05352-z, Folder 1

Includes Stephen C. Bragaw, Louise Arndt Shriner, Arch Huneycutt, Zoe Kincaid Brockman, Helen Harriet Salls, Charlotte Roburn Young.

Chapter 12. Henry E. Harman and Others (pages 169-183) #05352-z, Folder 1

Includes Francis Wayland Speight, John V.A. (John Van Alstyne) Weaver, Kitchen B. Council, Anna Jones Wooten, Rufus B. Pearson, Frank D. Alderman, Margaret Fishbourne McCants, Ruth Newbold Vail, W.L. Hutchins, Lilla Vass Shepherd, and Minnie May Curtis Waite.

Other North Carolina Poets (pages 184-186) #05352-z, Folder 1
Biographical Note (pages 187-188) #05352-z, Folder 1

Information about Mary Elizabeth Swanson's sources.

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Processed by: Martin Gengenbach, November 2010

Encoded by: Martin Gengenbach, November 2010

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