Edwin Carlile Litsey papers, 1898-1970

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edwin Carlile Litsey papers, 1898-1970
Creator
Litsey, Edwin Carlile, 1874-1970.
Extent
3.4 cubic ft.
Subjects
Litsey, Edwin Carlile 1874-1970.
Poets laureate.
Poets.
Authors.
Kentucky author
Clippings.
Poems.
Manuscripts (for publication)
Arrangement
No discernible arrangement.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

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