Cornelius Greenway Collection of Edwin Markham Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Cornelius Greenway Collection of Edwin Markham Papers
Call Number: MS 74-17
Size: 1.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum.
Processed By: MDH, 7-30-1974; SMC, 2-25-1998; Additional Materials Added by JLY, 8-2007; MN, 9-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions

None

Content Note

The Cornelius Greenway Collection of Edwin Markham Papers is composed primarily of correspondence of the Markham Family -- Edwin, his son Virgil, his wife Anna, and his secretary Florence -- to Cornelius Greenway, minister of All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York, during the years of 1890 to 1950. The file also contains poetry, lecture notes, autographs, clippings, and other documents relating to Markham. Edwin Markham (1847-1940) was an American poet known for his poem, "The Man With the Hoe."

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-53 Edwin Markham
Series 1.1 Box 1 FF 1-31 Letters from Edwin Markham. The files in this series contain letters sent to various people between 1890 and 1939.
Series 1.2 Box 1 FF 32-53 Poems and Lecture Notes. The files in this series include poems and lecture notes written by Edwin Markham.
Series 2 Box 1 FF 54 - Box 3 FF 3 Markham Family and Others
Series 2.1 Box 1 FF 54-63 Anna Markham. The files include letters written by Anna Markham, 1930s. The series also includes a poem written by Anna Markham.
Series 2.2 Box 2 FF 1-23 Florence Hamilton. These files include letters written by Florence Hamilton to Cornelius Greenway between 1933 and 1937.
Series 2.3 Box 2 FF 24-82 Virgil Markham. The files in this series include letters written to various people by Virgil Markham between 1932 and 1955.
Series 2.4 Box 2 FF 83-Box 3 FF 3 Others. The files in this series include letters written by persons other than Edwin, Anna or Virgil Markham. The letters date between 1928 and 1950.
Series 3 Box 3 FF 4-11 Ephemera. The files in this series include clippings, autographs and envelopes.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Edwin Markham

Series 1.1 ‒ Letters from Edwin Markham

Box 1 FF 1 Edwin Markham to Charles Wells Moulton, March 17, 1890
Box 1 FF 2 Edwin Markham to Stone and Kimball, Publishers of “Chap Book,” February 4, 1895
Box 1 FF 3 Edwin Markham to Mr. J. I. C.. Clarke, May 20, 1905
Box 1 FF 4 Edwin Markham to Mr. W. L. Sherwood, February 8, 1907
Box 1 FF 5 Edwin Markham to Charles Ferguson, November 28, 1907
Box 1 FF 6 Edwin Markham to Charles Ferguson, January 7, 1908
Box 1 FF 7 Edwin Markham to Professor Page, November 18, 1912
Box 1 FF 8 Edwin Markham to Harold Davis, June 24, 1920
Box 1 FF 9 Edwin Markham to Cornelius Greenway, February 5, 1925
Box 1 FF 10 Edwin Markham to Mr. J. I. C. Clarke and Sons, March 3, 1925
Box 1 FF 11 Edwin Markham to William Griffith, May 19, 1925
Box 1 FF 12 Edwin Markham to Cornelius Greenway, June 6, 1925
Box 1 FF 13 Edwin Markham to “W. E.,” December 18, 1926
Box 1 FF 14-30 Edwin Markham to Cornelius Greenway, August 6, 1932-January 19, 1939
Box 1 FF 31 Edwin Markham to Cornelius Greenway, no date.

Series 1.2 ‒ Poems and Lecture Notes

Box 1 FF 32 “Aaron Burr” and “The Miracle of the Muse” poems, April 1924
Box 1 FF 33 “The Ballad of the Gallows-Bird” poem, August 1926
Box 1 FF 34 “Outwitted” poem, June 13, 1930
Box 1 FF 35 “At Eighty Years” poem, April 23, 1932
Box 1 FF 36 “A Prayer” poem, April, 1933
Box 1 FF 37 “More Words to the Bishop” poem, April, 1933
Box 1 FF 38 “The Look Ahead” poem, April 23, 1935
Box 1 FF 39 “The Third Wonder” poem, April 23, 1935
Box 1 FF 40 “Judas Against the World” poem, May 1938
Box 1 FF 41 “A Cry to the Toilers” poem, n.d.
Box 1 FF 42 “The High Ground” and”Gallows-Bird” poems, n.d.
Box 1 FF 43 “A Meeting” poem, n.d.
Box 1 FF 44 Edwin Markham - brief autograph manuscript signed, 1903. On the verso is an eight line autograph manuscript signed by Canadian poet Charles G. D. Roberts, 1903.
Box 1 FF 45 Edwin Markham - autograph manuscript signed, 1917. Apparently original manuscript of poem entitled “Let Us Sing A While Longer,” 1917.
Box 1 FF 45A “Guarded Gates” poem, May 1927
Box 1 FF 45B “Provence” poem, n.d.
Box 1 FF 46 Talk at All Souls Church, Lecture Notes by Edwin Markham, April 24, 1932
Box 1 FF 47 Address Made at All Souls Church, Lecture Notes by Edwin Markham, April 23, 1933
Box 1 FF 48 Alpha Kappa, Lecture Notes by Edwin Markham, April 24, 1933
Box 1 FF 49 Commencement at Madison High School, Lecture Notes, June 28, 1934
Box 1 FF 50 “The Forgotten Purpose of Jesus,” Lecture Notes, 1936
Box 1 FF 51 “All in the Emphasis,”“God Said, ‘Let There Be Light,’” Lecture Notes, n.d.
Box 1 FF 52 “Lammennais, a Martyr of the Kingdom,” Lecture Notes, n.d.
Box 1 FF 53 “Savonrola a Martyr of Jesus,”Lecture Notes, n.d.

Series 2 ‒ Markham Family and Others

Series 2.1 ‒ Anna Markham

Box 1 FF 54 Anna Markham to Cornelius Greenway, n.d.
Box 1 FF 55-62 Anna Markham to Cornelius Greenway, October 17, 1930-December 22,1933 including non-dated letters
Box 1 FF 63 “Anticipation,” poem written by Anna Markham, n.d.

Series 2.2 ‒ Florence Hamilton

Box 2 FF 1-23 Florence Hamilton to Cornelius Greenway, February 3, 1933-May 22, 1937

Series 2.3 ‒ Virgil Markham

Box 2 FF 24 Virgil Markham to Edwin Markham, April 4, 1932
Box 2 FF 25-53 Virgil Markham to Cornelius Greenway, November 2, 1936-April 4, 1939
Box 2 FF 54 Virgil Markham to John Rush Powell, enclosed abstract of “The Voice of Poetry,” May 10, 1939
Box 2 FF 55-76 Virgil Markham to Cornelius Greenway, May 25, 1939-June 13, 1942
Box 2 FF 77 Virgil Markham to the Editor of the New York Times, June 13, 1942
Box 2 FF 78 Virgil Markham to Cornelius Greenway, June 30, 1942
Box 2 FF 79 Virgil Markham to the Editor of the New York Times, June 30, 1942
Box 2 FF 80-82 Virgil Markham to Cornelius Greenway, July 8, 1942-June 17, 1955

Series 2.4 ‒ Others

Box 2 FF 83-84 Richard Sykes to Edwin Markham, February 8, 1933-April 18, 1934
Box 2 FF 85-86 Henry Woodhouse to Virgil Markham, June 10, 1937-June 24, 1937
Box 2 FF 87 Eulogy for Anna Markham by Charles Kingsley, four clippings enclosed, April 19, 1938
Box 2 FF 88 William Stidger to Virgil Markham, n.d.
Box 3 FF 1-3 Correspondence regarding Edwin Markham to Cornelius Greenway from various correspondents (not Virgil, Florence, Anna or Edwin), 1928-1950

Series 3 ‒ Ephemera

Box 3 FF 4-6 Printed Material Relating to Markham, n.d.
Box 3 FF 7 Invitations, etc., to Markham, n.d.
Box 3 FF 8 Magazine Clippings pertaining to Markham, n.d.
Box 3 FF 9 News Clippings pertaining to Markham, n.d.
Box 3 FF 10 Autographs.
Box 3 FF 11 Ephemera- miscellaneous envelopes, check from Cornelius Greenway to Edwin Markham, April 30, 1932.