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Betty L. Means collection of historical documents

Identifier: MS0033

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of unrelated manuscripts, containing letters from Edwin Arlington Robinson (1922) and James Boyd (1926) and a bill of sale (1835) for an enslaved person in Pasquotank County, N.C.


  • 1835 - 1926


Physical Description

3 items

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet in the early 20th century. He first won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922 with his work entitled Collected Poems, the first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded for poetry. Collected Poems contained many poems he had written throughout his career, including several of the popular Tilbury Town cycle about small town New England. Robinson won the Pulitzer again two years later for The Man Who Died Twice and finally for a third time in 1927 for the narrative poem Tristram, one of a series of poems based on Arthurian legends. Tristram was Robinson's only work that achieved wide-scale popular success and became a best-seller.

Source: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/edwin-arlington-robinson


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Collection of assorted historical documents belonging to Betty Means. Includes a bill of sale for an enslaved woman in Pasquotank county, North Carolina and two letters (one from poet Edward Arlington Robinson and one from James Boyd).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Betty L. Means, 1979.

Physical Description

3 items
Betty L. Means collection of historical documents
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated