Frances Barton Fox papers

Abstract

The Frances Barton Fox papers (dated circa 1918-1967; 2.9 cubic feet; 6 boxes, 1 folder) comprise the author's manuscript writings of her poetry, short stories, and novels.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Frances Barton Fox papers
Date
circa 1918-1967 (inclusive)
Extent
2.9 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Authors, American -- Kentucky.
Women authors.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically by title.
Finding Aid Author
Paper finding aid encoded by Ida Lucille Sell Mangum.
Preferred Citation
75m24: [Identification of item], Frances Barton Fox papers, circa 1918-1967, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Frances Barton Fox was born January 19, 1887 to Frances Barton and Fontaine Talbot Fox in Bullit County, Kentucky. Frances Barton Fox was the second eldest of five siblings. One year after her birth, her family relocated to Louisville. In 1894, her mother died due to complications after the birth of her fifth child. The children were primarily raised by their father. Frances Barton Fox became a novelist, best known for her story, The Heart of Arethusa, written in 1918. Her novel Ridgeways, was published using her pen name, Frances Renard. In additin to her novels, Frances Barton Fox wrote poetry and short stories. She lived primarily in New York, but returned to Louisville where she died in 1967.
Her brother, Fontaine T. Fox, was a successful cartoonist, with comics published daily in the Chicago Tribune from 1908 through the 1920s.
Sources:
"Bullitt Memories: The Barton-Fox Family at Huber's Station", [Bullitt County History Museum, https://bullittcountyhistory.org/memories/fox_barton.html, accessed 2020 July 16.
"Miss Fox's Estate Left In Trust for Relatives", [Courier-Journal, 1967 February 15.
Scope and Content
The Frances Barton Fox papers (dated circa 1918-1967; 2.9 cubic feet; 6 boxes, 1 folder) comprise the author's manuscript writings of her poetry, short stories, and novels. The collection also includes the original draft of Ridgeways, which was cut considerably before publication at the request of Fox's publisher. Her most well known work, The Heart of Arethusa, published in 1918, is not included in the collection.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Battle for Rowland, Parts One and Two, typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-01, folder 1
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Bruised Marriage, Parts One, Two, and Three, typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-01, folder 2
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Cain Smith's Sally, rough copy, typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-01, folder 3
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Cain Smith's Sally, Parts One, Two and Three, typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-02, folder 1
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Cause and Effect, typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-02, folder 2
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The Episode of Amos Forester, typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-02, folder 3
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Fairy in the Telephone, typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-02, folder 4
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Female - Unidentified, Parts One and Two (290 l.), typescript, undated

  • Box 75M24-02, folder 5
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Female - Unidentified, Parts One and Two (287 p.), typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-03, folder 1
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The Ghost Loved His House, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-03, folder 2
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Grandmother's Draft Number, typescript carbon, undated

  • Box 75m24-03, folder 3
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Happiness in a Little House, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-03, folder 4
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In A Child's Heart (May Lizbuth), Parts One and Two, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-03, folder 5
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Iva Jones, Parts One, Two, and Three, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 1
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Letters from Napoleon to Josephine, collected and prefaced by Dr. Leon Cerf, typescript, carbon, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 2
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Loneliness, typescript, carbon, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 3
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A Love Story, typescript, carbon, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 4
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A Man for His Friend, Parts One and Two, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 5
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Mandy Rested, typescript carbon, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 6
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Mother Love (15 l.), typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 7
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Mother Love (17 l.), typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 8
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Mother Love (20 l.), typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 9
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My Apartment Is Re-Decorated, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 10
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Poems?, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 11
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Ridgeways original draft, before 1934

  • Box LITMSS-02, folder 1
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Santa Claus Brought Lucy, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-04, folder 12
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A Song and Sally, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-05, folder 1
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Sorry Her Lot, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-05, folder 2
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Time to One Woman, Parts One, Two, and Three, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-05, folder 3
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Torn Colors, Parts One, Two, and Three, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-06, folder 1
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Understudy for Mr. Micawber, Parts One and Two, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-06, folder 2
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Who Shall Decide!, Parts One and Two, typescript, undated

  • Box 75m24-06, folder 3
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