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Scrapbook 1 (1 of 7): letters, 1958, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection primarily consists of scrapbooks containing photos, letters, and poems written by Daniel Whitehead Hicky. Most of the letters in the scrapbooks are addressed to his friend Emily Alexander Coart (1922-1996). In his letters, Hicky wrote about his eating habits and his physical weight, the difficulties he faced in publishing his work, and the 1960 presidential election. He wrote often that he did not expect Southerners to be “so bigoted” that they wouldn't vote for John F. Kennedy because of his Catholicism. Regarding Kennedy’s inauguration, Hicky wrote that Robert Frost’s poetic recitation was “pathetic.” The scrapbooks also include newspaper clippings featuring Hicky and his work. Collection materials also include clippings about him and from his Atlanta Constitution column "As I was Saying," correspondence, poems, and a manuscript of his book of poetry Wild Heron. Much of the poetry that Hicky sent to Coart, as well as the poetry in White Heron, deal with the themes of nature and youth.

Dates

  • 1958, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 0.834 linear ft. (two document cases)

Language

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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