Edwin Collins Frost and William Henry Frost Papers, 1890-1941

(bulk 1890-1927)


John Hay Library , Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu

Published in 2013

Collection Overview

Title:Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost Papers
Date range:1890-1941, (bulk 1890-1927)
Creator:Frost, Edwin Collins, 1867-1956
Abstract:This collection, dating from 1890 to 1941, consists of letters addressed to both Edwin Collins Frost (1867-1956) and William Henry Frost (1863-1902) and a small autograph collection. Edwin Collins Frost was an assistant and instructor of rhetoric at Brown University from 1895 to 1898 and the cataloguer of Marsden J. Perry's Shakespeare Collection from 1901 to 1907. William Henry Frost joined the New York Tribune in 1887 as a reporter and drama critic and was the author of four books for children.
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library , Special Collections
Collection number:Ms.78.7

Scope & content

This collection of approximately 80 items, largely dated from 1890 through 1910, consists of letters addressed to the Frost brothers, Edwin Collins (who lived in Providence) and William Henry (a resident of New York City). The collection also includes a small selection of autographs from William Henry Frost's autograph collection, two letters addressed to "Mr. Frost" (without any indication as to which of brother the letters might have been addressed), and two letters to third parties by others (one mentioning Edwin Collins Frost).

Arrangement

The collection consists of five series:
  • Series 1. Letters to Edwin Collins Frost, Providence, RI
  • Series 2. Letters to William Henry Frost, New York, NY
  • Series 3. Letters to "Mr. Frost"
  • Series 4. Letters by others
  • Series 5. William Henry Frost's autograph collection

Biographical note

Edwin Collins Frost (1867-1956) received an A.B. in 1890 and an A.M. in 1897 from Brown University. He was an assistant in rhetoric at Brown from 1895 to 1896 and later an instructor of rhetoric from 1896 to 1898. Frost was the cataloguer of Marsden J. Perry's Shakespeare Collection from 1901 to 1907, and was known as a traveler and an author.

William Henry Frost (1863-1902), brother of Edwin Collins Frost, received an A.B. from Brown in 1886. He joined the New York Tribune staff in 1887 as a general reporter and in 1889 became the dramatic news reporter. He received an A.M. from Brown in 1889. He was the author of four books for children (illustrated by Sidney R. Burleigh of Providence, RI), The Wagner Story Book (1894), The Court of King Arthur (1896), The Knights of the Round Table (1897), and Fairies and Folk Ireland. He died of unsuspected diabetes, aged 39 years.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested..
Use of the materials: All researchers seeking to publish materials from the collections of the John Hay Library are requested to complete a Notice of Intent to Publish, prior to reproducing, quoting, or otherwise publishing any portion or extract from this collection. Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation:Edwin Collins Frost and William Henry Frost Papers, Ms.78.7, Brown University Library.
Contact information: John Hay Library , Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION 
Acquisition: Gift of Edwin Collins Frost in 1941.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID 
Encoding:This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-02-25

Additional Information

Other information:
    Brown University Library catalog record for this collection: Edwin Collins Frost and William Henry Frost Papers

Inventory


Series 1. Letters to Edwin Collins Frost, Providence, RI, 1890-1921

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1Aldis, Harry Gidney to Frost, Edwin Collins
Cambridge, England
Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Aldis, Harry Gidney
Frost, Edwin Collins

1907 Jul 3
Box 1Allinson, Francis Greenleaf to Frost, Edwin Collins
Providence, RI
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Allinson, Fransic Greenleaf
Frost, Edwin Collins

undated
Box 1Bates, Katharine Lee to Frost, Edwin Collins
Wellesley, MA
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Bates, Katharine Lee
Frost, Edwin Collins

1906 Apr 16
Box 1Blashfield, Edwin Howland to Frost, Edwin Collins
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Blashfield, Edwin Howland
Frost, Edwin Collins

1894 Jan 16
Box 1Carleton, Clifford to Frost, Edwin Collins
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Carleton, Clifford
Frost, Edwin Collins

1904 Dec 12
Box 1Corbin, John to Frost, Edwin Collins
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Corbin, John
Frost, Edwin Collins

1902 Apr 18
Box 1Corbin, John to Frost, Edwin Collins
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Corbin, John
Frost, Edwin Collins

1902 Oct 6
Box 1Dolmetsch, Arnold to Frost, Edwin Collins
Cambridge, MA
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Dolmetsch, Arnold
Frost, Edwin Collins

1907 Mar 7
Box 1Frost, William Goodell to Frost, Edwin Collins
Berea, KY
Genre: typed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Frost, William Goodell

1907 Jul 2
Box 1Furness, Horace Howard to Frost, Edwin Collins
Wallingford, PA
Genre: typed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Furness, Horace Howard

1906 Apr 27
Box 1Furness, Horace Howard to Frost, Edwin Collins
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Furness, Horace Howard

1906 Jun 30
Box 1Furness, Horace Howard to Frost, Edwin Collins
Wallingford, PA
Genre: typed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Furness, Horace Howard

undated
Box 1Hempl, George to Frost, Edwin Collins
Ann Arbor, MI
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Hempl, George

1897 Apr 12
Box 1Huth, Alfred H. to Frost, Edwin Collins
Kenwood, England
Genre: typed note signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Huth, Alfred H.

1907 Nov 6
Box 1Kendal, William Hunter to Frost, Edwin Collins
Providence, RI
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Kendal, William Hunter

1895 Mar 25
Box 1Kittredge, George Lyman to Frost, Edwin Collins
Cambridge, MA
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Kittredge, George Lyman

1907 Jan 5
Box 1Lang, Andrew to Frost, Edwin Collins
London, England
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Lang, Andrew

1899 Jun 2
Box 1Lincoln, John Larkin to Frost, Edwin Collins
Jackson, NH
Contents Note: Brown class of 1836.

Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Lincoln, John Larkin

1890 Aug 25
Box 1Matthews, James Brander to Frost, Edwin Collins
New York, NY
Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Matthews, James Bradner

1916 Nov 20
Box 1Matthews, James Brander to Frost, Edwin Collins
Greenwich, CT
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Matthews, James Brander

1921 Sep 7
Box 1Norris, J. Parker to Frost, Edwin Collins
Philadelphia, PA
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Norris, J. Parker

1902 Feb 10
Box 1O'Rell, Max to Frost, Edwin Collins
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
O'Rell, Max

1895 Nov 18
Box 1Quaritch, Bernard to Frost, Edwin Collins
London, England
Contents Note: Mentions enclosure that is not with the letter.

Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Quaritch, Bernard

1905 Sep 25
Box 1Quesada, Gonzalo de to Frost, Edwin Collins
Washington, DC
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Quesada, Gonzalo de

1898 Aug 24
Box 1Savage, Richard to Frost, Edwin Collins
Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Savage, Richard

1907 Jul 13
Box 1Smith, Francis Hopkinson to Frost, Edwin Collins
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Smith, Francis Hopkinson

1899 Jun 8
Box 1Stetson, Charles Walter to Frost, Edwin Collins
Pasadena, CA
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Stetson, Charles Walter

1899 Jun 29
Box 1Winter, William to Frost, Edwin Collins
Mentone, CA
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Edwin Collins
Winter, William

1906 Jul 30

Series 2. Letters to William Henry Frost, New York, NY, 1890-1927

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1Allen, Viola to Frost, William Henry
Twelfth Night Club
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Allen, Viola
Frost, William Henry

1898 Feb 15
Box 1Bauge, John [Kendisch?] to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Bauge, John [Kendisch?]
Frost, William Henry

1900 Apr 9
Box 1Blashfield, Edwin H. to Frost, William Henry
Contents Note: Addressed to "Mr. Frost."

Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Blashfield, Edin H.
Frost, William Henry

1900 Oct 8
Box 1Cayvan, Georgia to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY?
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Cayvan, Georgia
Frost, William Henry

undated
Box 1Coghlan, Charles F. to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Coghlan, Charles F.
Frost, William Henry

Wednesday
Box 1Eastlake, Mary to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Eastlake, Mary
Frost, William Henry

1891 Oct 22
Box 1Greet, Ben to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY?
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Greet, Ben

undated
Box 1Frohman, Charles to Frost, William Henry
London
Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Frohman, Charles
Frost, William Henry

1927 Jun 10
Box 1Fuller, Loie to Frost, William Henry
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Fuller, Loie

undated
Box 1Kendal, Dame Madge to Frost, William Henry
London, England?
Contents Note: Also known as Margaret Brunton Grimston.

Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Kendal, Dame Madge

1890 Jun 30
Box 1Kendal, Dame Madge to Frost, William Henry
Brighton, England
Contents Note: Also known as Margaret Brunton Grimston.

Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Kendal, Dame Madge

1896 Dec 11
Box 1Kendal, Dame Madge to Frost, William Henry
Liverpool, England
Contents Note: Also known as Margaret Brunton Grimston. Calling card of "Mr. William H. Kendal."

Genre: calling card

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Kendal, Dame Madge

1897 Nov 2
Box 1Kendal, William Hunter to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Kendal, William Hunter

1890 Feb 25
Box 1Kenward, Edith to Frost, William Henry
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Kenward, Edith

undated
Box 1Krehbiel, Henry Edward to Frost, William Henry
Contents Note: Subscriptions for the cross of the Legion of Honor to be presented to Krehbiel.

Genre: autographed manuscript

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Krehbiel, Henry Edward

undated
Box 1Mansfield, Richard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Mansfield, Richard

1891 Sep 22
Box 1Mansfield, Richard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Mansfield, Richard

1894 Oct 6
Box 1Mansfield, Richard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Mansfield, Richard

Sep 18
Box 1Mansfield, Richard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Mansfield, Richard

Sep 30
Box 1Mansfield, Richard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Mansfield, Richard

Oct 11
Box 1Mansfield, Richard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Mansfield, Richard

Nov 8
Box 1Muirhead, James Fullarton to Frost, William Henry
London, England
Genre: autograped letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Muirhead, James Fullarton

1894 Jul 25
Box 1Nethersole, Olga to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Nethersole, Olga

1896 Oct 23
Box 1Otis, Edith Proctor to Frost, William Henry
St. Louis, MO
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Otis, Edith Proctor

1893 Nov
Box 1Quaritch, Bernard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Quaritch, Bernard

1905 Mar 18
Box 1Reid, Whitelaw to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Reid, Whitelaw

1889 Jan 30
Box 1Robson, May to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY?
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Robson, May

undated
Box 1Thorpe, Leonard to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Thorpe, Leonard

1894 May 16
Box 1Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm to Frost, William Henry
New York, NY
Genre: autographed note signe

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm

1895 Feb 15
Box 1Winter, William to Frost, William Henry
Staten Island, NY?
Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Winter, William

1890 Oct 13
Box 1Winter, William to Frost, William Henry
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Winter, William

1890 May 28
Box 1Winter, William to Frost, William Henry
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Winter, William

1894 Dec 16
Box 1Winter, William to Frost, William Henry
Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Winter, William

1897 Sep 13
Box 1Winter, William to Frost, William Henry
Mentone, CA
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Winter, William

1900 Sep 6
Box 1Winter, William to Frost, William Henry
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Winter, William

1901 Aug 18
Box 1Wyndham, Sir Charles to Frost, William Henry
London, England
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Wyndham, Sir Charles

1890 Jun 27
Box 1Yeats, William Butler to Frost, William Henry
Euston Road, London, England
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, William Henry
Yeats, William Butler

Thursday

Series 3. Letters to "Mr. Frost"

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1Croly, Vida to Frost, Mr.
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Croly, Vida
Frost, Mr.

Dec 14?
Box 1Matthews, James Brander to Frost, Mr.
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Frost, Mr.
Matthews, James Brander

1905 Feb 11

Series 4. Letters by others

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1Fiske, Minnie Maddern to Winter, Mr.
New York, NY
Genre: autographed letter signed

Names:
Fiske, Minnie Maddern
Winter, Mr.

Feb 22
Box 1Jefferson, Joseph to [W?] William
Providence, RI
Contents Note: Mentions E.C. Frost.

Genre: autographed note signed

Names:
[W?] William
Jefferson, Joseph

undated

Series 5. William Henry Frost's autograph collection

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1Blaine, James G., 1830-1893
Genre: autograph

Names:
Blaine, James G., 1830-1893

undated
Box 1Croly, Jane Cunningham "Jennie June", 1829-1901
Genre: autograph

Names:
Croly, Jane Cunningham "Jennie June", 1829-1901

undated
Box 1Diaz, Abby Morton, 1821-1904
Genre: autograph

Names:
Diaz, Abby Morton, 1821-1904

undated
Box 1Douglass, Frederick, 1817-1895
Genre: autograph

Names:
Douglass, Frederick, 1817-1895

1876
Box 1Elliot, Maud Howe, 1854-1948
Genre: autograph

Names:
Elliot, Maud Howe, 1854-1948

undated
Box 1Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940
Genre: autograph

Names:
Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940

undated
Box 1Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940
Genre: autograph

Names:
Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940

undated
Box 1Holyoake, George Jacob, 1817-1906
Genre: autograph

Names:
Holyoake, George Jacob, 1817-1906

1879 Sep 27
Box 1Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 1854-1923
Genre: autograph

Names:
Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 1854-1923

undated
Box 1Lee, Sir Sidney, 1859-1926
Genre: autograph

Names:
Lee, Sir Sidney, 1859-1926

undated
Box 1Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910
Genre: autograph

Names:
Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

undated