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Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940



  • Existence: 1852-04-23 - 1940-03-07

Biographical Note

Edward Markham, American poet. Markham was born in Oregon City, Oregon, in 1852. He worked as a school teacher and administrator until he moved to Staten Island, New York with his wife Anna Catherine and son Virgil. Markham's poetry often dealt with social and industrial problems, in line with social reform movements of his time. He wrote and lectured, at both literary and labor movement events, until his death in 1940 in New York City.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Anna O'Neill Johnson papers

Abstract This collection consists primarily of materials gathered by Anna O'Neill Johnson to support the Fatherless Children of France project during the World War I era, including correspondence and manuscripts by well-known authors, politicians, and public figures; an auction catalog for the Fatherless Children of France fundraiser held in 1921; and related clippings. Johnson's papers also document her friendship with American poet Edwin Markham through his correspondence to her, her notes on their...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. The Fatherless Children of France manuscripts are fragile and should be handled with extra care.

Dates: 1888 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1926