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BOX-FOLDER 67/15 Lucas, E. V., compiler.
The open road: a little book for wayfarers. New York: Henry Holt and Company, undated.
Inscribed to Warren by Gertrude Ross, Christmas, 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 67/16 Methodist Church. Hymnal.
The Methodist hymnal. New York: The Methodist Publishing House, 1939.
Annotated hymn (first line): Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty! (author: John B. Dykes)
Accompanying note from Bortin, regarding the last two pages of the hymnal where Warren had listed several hymns by number with the remark "I like." Bortin believed that these numbered hymns were Warren's own choices for her funeral music; almost every hymn listed was later used at her funeral without having read these notations.
BOX-FOLDER 67/17 Millay, Edna St. Vincent.
Fatal interview sonnets. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931.
Annotated poem texts: Sonnets nos. 7, 11, 35 and 50.
BOX-FOLDER 67/18 Millay, Edna St. Vincent.
The harp-weaver and other poems. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923.
Heavily annotated poem: The ballad of the harp-weaver.
Inscribed to Warren from Gertrude Ross.
BOX-FOLDER 68/1-4 Miscellaneous poems.
3 notebooks of poems by various authors, some annotated by Warren, as well as loose poems.
BOX-FOLDER 67/19 Monroe, Harriet and Henderson, Alice Corbin, editors.
The new poetry: an anthology. New York: Macmillan Company, 1918.
Annotated poems: The Congo (author: Vachel Lindsay); Who loves the rain (author: Frances Shaw)
BOX-FOLDER 67/20 Nathan, Robert.
The green leaf: the collected poems of Robert Nathan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.
Annotated poems: Morning in Iowa; and Now blue October.
Laid in: an untitled two-page typed poem (by Nathan?)
BOX-FOLDER 67/21 Page, Kirby, editor.
Religious resources for personal living and social action. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., undated.
Annotated poems/poem texts used by Warren: A prayer (author: Sarum Primer); This is my Father's world (author: Maltbie D. Babcock); A prayer (author: attributed to St. Francis); Hymn of the city (author: William Cullen Bryant)
The prayer attributed to St. Francis became the text for Warren's work A Prayer of St. Francis.
One of the book's endpages contains several notes by Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 66/2 Pratt, Waldo Selden.
The history of music: a handbook and guide for students. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1907.
Heavily annotated by Warren; probably used during her studies at Mills College, Oakland, California.
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay.
Principles of orchestration. Paris: Édition Russe de Musique, 1923.
Heavily annotated by the composer; Warren said that she referred to this volume more than any other text throughout her career.
BOX-FOLDER 67/22 Protestant Episcopal Church.
A hymnal. New York: H. W. Gray Company, 1916.
Annotated hymns (first lines): Hosanna to the Living Lord (author: John B. Dykes); Jesus, from Thy throne on high (author: William H. Monk); and Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin? (authors: Charles Vincent; G.T. Caldbeck)
Accompanying note from Bortin: Hymnal possibly given to Warren by her teacher, Clarence Dickinson. The markings may be his annotations or those of Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 67/23 Quiller-Couch, Arthur, compiler.
The Oxford book of Victorian verse. London: Oxford University Press at the Clarendon Press, 1919.
Annotated poems: A Huguenot (author: Mary E. Coleridge); and Song (author: Richard Le Gallienne)
BOX-FOLDER 67/24 Richards, Mrs. Waldo, compiler.
Hide tide. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, undated.
Annotated poem: Magic (author: Irene Rutherford McLeod)
BOX-FOLDER 67/25 Richards, Mrs. Waldo, compiler.
The magic carpet: poems for travellers. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, undated.
Annotated poem: Irish song (author: Helen Coale Crew)
BOX-FOLDER 67/26 Robinson, Edwin Arlington.
Collected poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson. New York: Macmillan Company, 1937.
Poems laid in: Credo; and The Dark hills.
BOX-FOLDER 67/27 Robinson, Lennox, editor.
A golden treasury of Irish verse. New York: Macmillan Company, 1925.
Annotated poems: O dreamy, gloomy, friendly trees (author: Herbert Trench); and Autumn (author: Forrest Reid)
BOX-FOLDER 67/28 Rossetti, Christina G.
Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book and other poems for children. New York: Macmillan Company, 1928.
Poems (laid in): Credo; and The Dark hills.
BOX-FOLDER 67/29 Rossetti, Dante Gabriel.
The poetical works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, undated.
Annotated poem: Silent noon.
BOX-FOLDER 67/30 Sandburg, Carl.
Complete poems. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950.
Annotated poems: Summer stars; Throw roses; Stars, songs, faces; Good morning, America (heavily annotated); Sunsets; Mist marches across the valley.
The book's endpages contain detailed notes by Warren.
Carl Sandburg inscribed this book for Warren (photocopy)
BOX-FOLDER 67/31 Sandburg, Carl.
Smoke and steel - Slabs of the sunburnt west - Good morning, America. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1920.
Annotated poems: Summer stars; Stars, songs, faces; Tawny days.
BOX-FOLDER 67/32 Sechrist, Elizabeth Hough, compiler.
One thousand poems for children. Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, 1946.
Annotated poems: The Clock (author: anonymous); The Little plant (author: Kate Louise Brown); Who has seen the wind (author: Christina Rossetti); The Christ candle (author: Kate Louise Brown)
The first two poems were set in her Songs for young voices; the third poem text was used in Who has seen the wind; and the fourth text was used in her song Christmas candle.
BOX-FOLDER 67/33 Stevenson, Burton Egbert, compiler.
The home book of modern verse. New York: Henry Holt and Company, undated.
Annotated poems: The Full heart (author: Robert Nichols); The Night will never stay (author: Eleanor Farjeon) and Who loves the rain (author: Frances Shaw)
Inscribed to Warren by Carlotta King, Christmas, 1933.
BOX-FOLDER 67/34 Stevenson, Robert Louis.
The poems and ballads of Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913.
Annotated poems: Windy nights; and an untitled poem with the first line: Bright is the ring of words.
Inscribed to Warren by Miss Cocke (undated)
BOX-FOLDER 67/35 Sullivan, A. M.
The bottom of the sea. [S.l.]: Dun & Bradstreet Inc., 1966.
Inscribed to Warren by A. M. Sullivan, May 15, 1967.
BOX-FOLDER 67/36 Teasdale, Sara.
Dark of the moon. New York: Macmillan Company, 1926.
BOX-FOLDER 67/37 Teasdale, Sara.
Flame and shadow. New York: Macmillan Company, 1920.
Annotated poems: Gray eyes and It will not change.
Several measures of musical notation accompany other markings.
BOX-FOLDER 67/38 Teasdale, Sara.
Love songs. New York: Macmillan Company, 1930.
Annotated poem: I shall not care.
BOX-FOLDER 67/39 Teasdale, Sara.
Rivers to the sea. New York: Macmillan Company, 1916.
Annotated poem: The Fountain.
Warren signed and dated this book of peoms on August 21, 1927.
BOX-FOLDER 67/40 Teasdale, Sara.
Stars to-night: verses new and old for boys and girls. New York: Macmillan Company, 1930.
Annotated poem: The Fountain.
Warren has written a possible concert schedule, listing vocal artists and musical works on a blank page; another page contains an untitled handwritten poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
BOX-FOLDER 67/41 Tennyson, Alfred Lord.
The poetical works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1900.
Two sections of this volume were photocopied. One section (pages 114-117), contains The Day dream, which includes subsections of verse, including The Sleeping palace; The Sleeping beauty, The Arrival; The Revival; and The Departure - each showing Warren's textual markings, changes and musical ideas that led to her work The Sleeping Beauty. Another photocopied section of this work is part of Tennyson's The Passing of King Arthur (pages 372-279), the annotations again showing Warren's textual changes made prior to the preliminary musical sketches of her The Passing of King Arthur.
BOX-FOLDER 67/42 Thompson, Blanche Jennings, compiler.
More silver pennies. New York: Macmillan Company, 1946.
Annotated poem: I heard it in the valley (author: Annette Wynne)
BOX-FOLDER 67/43 Tibbett, Grace.
Shadows on this wall. [S.l. : s.n.], 1932.
Contains the following poem: To Elinor.
Inscribed to Warren from Grace Tibbett (Mrs. Lawrence Tibbett), February 1933.
BOX-FOLDER 67/44 Tibbett, Mrs. Lawrence.
Wood etchings. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923.
Contains the following poem: To Elinor.
Inscribed to Warren from Grace Tibbett (Mrs. Lawrence Tibbett), August 1, 1925.
BOX-FOLDER 67/45 Turner, Nancy Byrd.
A riband on my rein. Hartford, Connecticut: Edwin Valentine Mitchell, Inc., 1930.
Annotated poems: Tahe Little Christ and The Little road.
The books' endpages are filled with Warren's notes regarding history's thinkers.
BOX-FOLDER 67/46 Untermeyer, Louis.
Modern American poetry: a critical anthology; revised and enlarged edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921.
Annotated poem: At the crossroads (author: Richard Hovey); later used by Warren for song At the crossroads.
Inscribed to Warren by Gertude Ross, Christmas, 1921.
BOX-FOLDER 67/47 Untermeyer, Louis.
Modern American poetry: a critical anthology; 5th revised edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, undated.
Annotated poems: Out of the cradle endlessly rocking (author: Walt Whitman); The Dark hills (author: Edwin Arlington Robinson); Stopping by woods on a snowy evening, The Road not taken (author: Robert Frost); To a golden-haired girl (author: Vachel Lindsay); and Water lilies (author: Sara Teasdale)
Teasdale's poem became the text for Warren's song If you have forgotten.
BOX-FOLDER 67/48 Untermeyer, Louis.
Modern British poetry. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920.
Annotated poem: Ode (author: Arthur O'Shaughnessy)
Bortin note: "This text was set to music Warren titled We are the music makers."
BOX-FOLDER 67/49 Untermeyer, Louis.
A treasury of great poems, English and American. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1942.
Annotated poem: Ballad of good counsel (author: Geoffrey Chaucer; modern version by Henry van Dyke)
The endpages contain several notes by Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 67/50 Van Doren, Mark, editor.
American poets, 1630-1930. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1932.
Annotated poems: A Forest hymn (author: William Cullen Bryant); Hymn of the city (author: William Cullen Bryant); My lost youth (author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) and Why is it (author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
Warren has written additional notes on the endpages.
BOX-FOLDER 67/51 Van Doren, Mark, editor.
An anthology of world poetry. New York: Literary Guild of America, 1928.
Annotated poems: On being sixty (author: Arthur Waley); Ode (author: unknown)
Warren has written additional notes on thr endpages.
BOX-FOLDER 67/52 Verhaeren, Emile.
Afternoon. New York: John Lane Company, 1917.
Annotated poems: XII and XVI-XVII. Heavily annotated - in French.
BOX-FOLDER 66/4 Warren, James G.
Warren - Remick and allied families: a genealogical outline with biographical notes. [Privately printed for the author by] American Historical Company, Inc., 1949.
Privately printed genealogy compiled by Elinor Remick Warren's father - James Garfield Warren, just before his death, in 1949. Contains Warren's mother's family (Remick) and other related families.
BOX-FOLDER 67/53 Whitman, Walt.
Leaves of grass. New York: The Heritage Reprints, undated.
Annotated poem: Song for all seas, all ships.
Warren has used the book's endpages to write notes regarding other poems found in the book.
Laid into the original volume: four typed poems found by Virginia Bortin prior to sending the book to the New York Public Library.
BOX-FOLDER 67/54 Widdemer, Margaret.
The old road to paradise. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1918.
Annotated poem: The dark cavalier.
BOX-FOLDER 66/5 Yearbook. Westlake School for Girls.
Vox Puellarum, volume 13, number 1. Los Angeles, California: Westlake School for Girls, June 1918.
Photocopy containing portions of the Yearbook that feature Warren.
Two of Warren's early songs were included in the Yearbook: A Song of Christmas, text by Agnes Moulton, and My love is like a red, red rose, text by Robert Burns.
BOX-FOLDER 67/55 Yeats, W. B.
The Oxford book of modern verse, 1892-1935. New York: Oxford University Press, 1936.
Annotated poem: Cat's meat (author: Harold Monro)
BOX 75, 84 Miscellany, 1961-1975
A small notebook, containing various composition aids and tips; a tour guidebook of Israel, dated 1975; a metal printer's plate of the title page to Warren's printed score of Abram in Egypt; a watercolor painting of Abram in Egypt; a poster of Warren's Requiem; and a small envelope containing unused Elinor Remick Warren bookplates.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 75/13 Bookplates, undated
Several unused bookplates identical to the bookplates found on Warren's personal books.
BOX-FOLDER 75/14 Notebook of musical composition aids, undated
Small notebook containing musical notes and tips useful to composition.
BOX-FOLDER 84/4 Painting, Abram in Egypt, circa June 1961
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