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Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968.

Witter Bynner letter to Helen Bramble

1928 October 20


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F873


Creator: Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968.


Title: Witter Bynner letter to Helen Bramble


Inclusive Dates: 1928 October 20


Extent: 1 item (3 p.)


Abstract: American poet Witter Bynner wrote this letter to Helen Bramble, editor of The Forum, for publication in the periodical. The three-page letter was written in support of Arthur Ficke's lengthy poem, "The Return of Christ," which was published in The Forum in December 1928.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F873, Witter Bynner letter to Helen Bramble, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 61, F873: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, July 2010.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, July 2010.


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Biographical Notes

Witter Bynner

American poet, editor, lecturer, and translator Witter Bynner became widely known through a literary hoax, a parody of free verse titled Spectra, which he created with Arthur Ficke. Bynner was literary editor and assistant editor for McClure's Magazine from 1902-1906 and later was a lecturer on poetry throughout the United States. His work, The Jade Mountain, was the first complete volume of Chinese poetry to be translated by an American.

Witter Bynner was born August 10, 1881, in Brooklyn, New York, and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on June 1, 1968.

Helen Bramble

Helen Bramble was an editor at The Forum magazine.

Sources:

"Witter Bynner." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed July 2010).

Biographical note about Helen Bramble derived from the letter.


Scope and Content Note

Witter Bynner wrote this letter to Helen Bramble, editor of The Forum, for publication in the periodical. The three-page letter was written in support of Arthur Ficke's lengthy poem, "The Return of Christ," which was published in The Forum in December 1928. In this letter Bynner defended the content and implications of the Ficke's poem. He expressed his own misgivings about "Christianization of China" based on his observations during the time he lived in China.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945.
Bramble, Helen--Correspondence.
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968--Correspondence.
Corporate Names
The Forum.
Topical Terms
American poets--20th century--Correspondence.
Missionaries--China--History--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Occupation
Poets.
Personal Contributors
Bramble, Helen, correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 099, F27, Witter Bynner letter and poem to Dierkes

MSS 199, F5, Michel Farano papers

MSS 111, F28, Louis Untermeyer papers

MSS 110, F43, Archive of Pagany


Detailed Contents List

Witter Bynner letter to Helen Bramble, 1928 October 20   [Box 61 F873]