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Mary Elizabeth Smith Manuscript

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 1 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of the author of this manuscript. Robert Frost (1874-1963) was an important American poet, the recipient of four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. Among his well-known and often-anthologized works are "The Road Not Taken," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "Nothing Gold Can Stay."

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mary Elizabeth Smith Manuscript consists of 160-page typed document, entitled "The Function of Natural Phenomena in the Poetry of Robert Frost." The work may have been intended as a book, or may have been a dissertation.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Smith, Mary Elizabeth.


American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

Genres and Forms



Literary critics.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Mary Elizabeth Smith Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Rare Books, 1977.

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