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Louise Pound, English Papers

Identifier: RG-12-10-15

Scope and Contents

The Pound materials include selected copies of correspondence, most of which are photocopies. The only original correspondence is a single letter written by Pound to "Mr. Filley" on December 4, 1949 and an additional two letters sent to Pound from John Ferguson. In one letter dated April 24, 1923, he thanks her for sending a copy of Poetic Origins and asks her to accept a copy of a volume by David Gray. In the second letter, dated June 2, 1923, Ferguson asks her to accept a copy of his work titled Thyrea and Other Sonnets. Additional materials include reprints of Pound's articles and book reviews and biographical materials such as obituaries, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Many of the obituaries and biographical materials are written by individuals who knew the Pound family, including copies of reminiscences written by Olivia Pound and a transcribed letter written by Laura B. Pound, Louise's mother. Later newspaper clippings include tributes or commentaries on Pound's life and her achievements.


  • Creation: 1881-1989


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers/records or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections. 

Biographical / Historical

Louise Pound was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 30, 1872. She earned a B.A. in 1892 and a M.A. in 1895 from the University of Nebraska. She matriculated at Heidelberg University where she received her Doctor of Philosophy in 1900. Upon her return to Nebraska, Pound taught in the English Department at the University of Nebraska, and did not retire from teaching until 1945. Pound died in Lincoln on June 28, 1958.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Related Materials

Additional Correspondence found in: RG05-11-03, Burnett, Box 7, Folder 4; RG32, Museum, 1911, 1913, 1935. The Louise Pound Papers are held at History Nebraska.

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