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Edwin Carlile Litsey papers, 1898-1970

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Edwin Carlile Litsey papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


No discernible arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Edwin Carlile Litsey papers, 1898-1970, 1M70M12, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


3.4 cubic ft.


Author, Poet. Edwin Carlile Litsey worked for more than seventy years as a banker with the Marion National Bank of Lebanon, Kentucky. As an avocation he wrote poetry, short stories and novels. A prolific writer, Litsey was chosen by the state legislature as Poet Laureate of Central Kentucky in 1954. Author Jesse Stuart was selected Poet Laureate of Eastern Kentucky that same year.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of typescripts for 174 short stories, 218 poems and nine novels by author Edwin Carlile Litsey. Among the holdings are typescripts for the novels GRIST (1927) and STONES FOR BREAD, considered two of Litsey's best works.


  • Litsey, Edwin Carlile 1874-1970.
  • Poets laureate.
  • Poets.
  • Authors.
  • Kentucky author
  • Clippings.
  • Poems.
  • Manuscripts (for publication)

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.