Papers of Alicia Keisker Van Buren, 1889-1915
Letters, poems, and postcards to Alicia Keisker Van Buren, poet.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alicia Keisker Van Buren is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent.42 linear feet (1 file box)
This collection consists of more than 300 letters, poems, and postcards to Alicia Keisker Van Buren from writers, composers, musicians, editors, and others. Most of these acquaintances and friends of Van Buren were at the center of Boston's literary and musical life in the early part of this century; others lived in New York or elsewhere.
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order. It includes two letters whose authors are unidentified, but one is believed to have been written by the painter, John W. Alexander.
According to information provided by the donor, Alicia [Mrs. Albert A.] Van Buren and her family lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, and were actively involved in the social and literary life of Boston at the beginning of the twentieth century. Van Buren wrote verse and composed musical settings for the works of other writers; As Thought is Led, a book of her poems, was published by the Gorham Press.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 81-M264
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Emily Driscoll in October 1981.
Processed: January 1982
By: Christine Marshall
- Van Buren, Alicia Keisker, 1860-1922. Papers of Alicia Keisker Van Buren, 1889-1915: A Finding Aid
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