Papers of an American author and mother of the poet Paul Blackburn. The materials, originally part of the Paul Blackburn
papers, include a small selection of Frost's writings, memorabilia, and correspondence. Included is correspondence with Frost's
father, Amos Frost, her son, Paul Blackburn, other members of the Frost and Blackburn families, and correspondence regarding
Frost's 1936 novel INNOCENT SUMMER.
Frances Mary Frost contributed to contemporary literature both through her own writing and through the advise and encouragement
she provided her son, the poet Paul Blackburn. The daughter of Amos and Susan Frost, Frances was born in St. Albans, Vermont,
3 August 1905. Her father was a railroad engineer for most of his adult life, and the Frosts were a religious, working-class
couple whose values and perspective on life permeated most of Frances' poetry and prose. Before leaving Vermont in the 1930's,
Frost attended Middlebury College and received a Ph.B. from the University of Vermont in 1931.
1.10 linear feet
(3 archives boxes)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.