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    Robert Frost Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages, 6" x 8", Franconia [New Hampshire], September 6, 1934, to Mrs. Thomas H. McClintock, the poet, a native of California, discusses his feelings for New England, the settings of which play a major role is his works. "Some psychologist was recently asking me...if I had had any remarkable coincidences in my experience. This certainly would be one of them. I am Scotch enough to feel it as weird....Not the least strange part of it is that you should speak of having hated New England at first. My sister and I began by showing all sorts of contempt for its smallness." Of her people he says: "I have said in public my inspiration always seemed to come from seeing merit where not everybody could see it...I remember when I was flattered with the thought of being able to see good in New Englanders...The 'closeness' that at first struck me as meanness in the New England character has come to be the restraint of art."

    Mrs. McClintock, an amateur poet herself has sent Frost two of her poems. Of them, he writes: "And starting with a prejudice against New England, look where you have come out. It looks as if that must be the best way to start...I think your two poems are both real finds for subject matter and also very well managed." With the original transmittal envelope. Smoothed folds with light marginal toning. Else fine.

    Together with an Elinor Frost Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 6" x 8", Amherst [Massachusetts], May 23, 1937, to Mrs. Thomas H. McClintock regarding an invitation for her husband, Robert Frost, to come speak. It reads, in full: "It will not be possible for Mr. Frost to read in Brooklyn next fall, and we go to some warmer climate during the winter, but if you have a club meeting in the first week of April, he might be with you. We shall be coming north at that time - and I should say the 5th or 6th might - be good dates for him." With original transmittal envelope. Folds. Else fine.

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