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Saunders Family Papers

Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-061

Content Description

Personal and professional correspondence of Saunders family members, particularly in conjunction with the Saunders' horticultural business; diaries; and research notes on peony hybridization. Includes ms. poetry of James Agee and Richard Eberhart. Correspondents include J. Agee, R. Eberhart, Ezra Pound, Elihu Root and family, B.F. Skinner, and Alexander Woollcott. Also includes letters from Susy Clemens to Louise Brownell (later Mrs. A.P. Saunders). Family members represented include A.P. Saunders, L.B. Saunders, and Silvia Saunders. Some family photos in AP Saunders notebooks 108 and 114 in box 0000.61.16.

Acquisition Type



Received from Silvia Saunders in 1976; much of the materials ultimately from her father, Arthur P. Saunders

Restrictions Apply



  • 1877 - 1985



40 Linear Feet (40 boxes; 1 small box)