Frances Leighton Lawler collection of Vachel Lindsay, 1879-1931 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/1/MSS 089
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The Frances Lieghton Lawler Collection of Vachel Lindsay ephemera consists of a seven page Vachel Lindsay manuscript of "The Wrecks of the Galleons of Spain" with corrections and marginal notes; correspondence between Vachel Lindsay and Sarah K. Smith, Frances Leighton, and three letters from Olive Lindsay Wakefield to Frances Leighton. In addition, the papers contain news clippings about Vachel Lindsay and family, his death, and the restoration of his house in Springfield, Illinois. Clippings of his poem "Virginia" signed to Frances Leighton and a carbon copy of a part of Governor Stevenson's Spokane Speech concerning Lindsay are also included as well as a small publication entitled "Rhymes to be traded for bread: being new verses" by Vachel Lindsay. Four volumes by Lindsay and one biography of Lindsay by Edgar Lee Masters are also included.