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An elegy for honor : poem

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0878

Scope and Content Note

This one-page typescript of Hildegarde Flanner's poem, "An Elegy For Honor," is signed by the author.

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, which holds the Hildegarde Flanner papers, lists this poem as written in 1973.

This typescript was originally laid in a copy of Flanner's book of poetry, In Native Light (1970). The book was inscribed to Malcolm Cowley by both Flanner and her husband, Frederick Monhoff, who illustrated the book.


  • Creation: [1973]


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Hildegarde Flanner (1899-1987)

Hildegarde Flanner, the pseudonym of June Hildegarde Flanner Monhoff, wrote poems, essays, and one-act plays.

Flanner was born June 3, 1899, in Indianapolis, Indiana, but spent most of her life in California, to which she moved in the 1920s, and where she died on May 27, 1987. An early advocate of feminism and environmentalism, Flanner's writings explored nature and the human impact on it, as well as what it meant to be a woman in twentieth-century America.

"Hildegarde Flanner." Contemporary Authors Online. Gale Biography In Context. (accessed March 4, 2011).


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This one-page typescript of Hildegarde Flanner's poem, "An Elegy For Honor," is signed by the author.


Purchase, 2002.

Related Materials in other Repositories

The Hildegarde Flanner papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 61, F0878: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, March 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Finding aid for An elegy for honor : poem
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2011 March 4
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