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Entries include the brief biographical information of the Manhattan editor of Voices poetry magazine and summer resident of Vinalhaven, Maine, presented with a portion of Vinal's obituary from the Portland Evening Express, a newspaper clipping from 1945 is presented twice within the file featuring Vinal's photographic portrait image and a caption publicizing Vinal's role as the secretary of the Poetry Society of America and concerning his call for dwellings in New York City, a typed letter in 1922 from state librarian Henry Dunnack introducing Vinal to the "Maine Authors" room and collection, a typed letter of thanks on Harold Vinal's, Book Room and Voices, A Journal of Verse, 110 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, stationery, a typed biographical letter and a typed biographical letter of reply from 1932 on personal stationery with information about his wife Elizabeth Shaw Montgomery and reference to her travel book Painted Maps, some history of Voices magazine, thoughts on his poem group "Coral and Dulse," and hopes for summer readings in Maine, a typed letter from Vinalhaven, Maine, wherein Vinal presents an approach toward the group funding of poetic readings, correspondence with Fuller of the Maine State Library concerning his sonnet "Frosty Days" as it appeared in the November issue of Fortnightly and her exploration into the foundation of Voices which Fuller considered helpful as a modern poetry reference, Fuller's correspondence that referred Vinal to a Lewiston, Maine, librarian and the president of the Maine Library Association and Vinal's reply concerning the perseverance of the magazine on Voices stationery, a typed letter on personal stationery from 1933 thanking Fuller for her involvement with a description of his editorial policy, a list of contributing poets, and a list of academic libraries subscribing to the magazine, a typed letter from the Maine State Library with a lengthy list of libraries in the state for Vinal to contact concerning subscription, a typed letter from Vinal on personal stationery with note of his New York reading presented with a (missing) document, a typed reply from Vinal to a (missing) postcard from the Maine State Library, typed correspondence with letters on receipt of Vinal's book gifts of Hurricane published by Stephen Daye Press, and Attic for the Nightingale as well as his 1936 announcement of preparations during the rebuilding of a Vinalhaven, Maine, inn on the moors, a typed letter from Vinal on Voices: A Journal of Poetry stationery presented with a print advertising circular for his collection of poems the Compass Eye with a biography and order form, correspondence concerning the confusion of a copy of this book sent incorrectly to the Maine State Library and a typographical error on the return of this book to Mrs. Bonaro W. Overstreet, a typed letter of reply from Vinal on Voices · A Quarterly of Poetry stationery with a typed street address revision, typed correspondence from September of 1944 concerning wartime postal delays, rationing, and the receipt of Vinal's book gift of the Compass Eye for the Maine Author Collection, a typed letter on Voices, Vinalhaven, Maine, notepaper stationery presenting his new book of poems, correspondence concerning a new edition of Hurricane: A Maine Coast Chronicle and Other Poems that refers to Hurricane Island, Maine, and typed correspondence on Maine State Library, Augusta, stationery with Vinal's typed reply about his out of print brochure "Island Born."
Vinal, Harold L. 1891-1965; Maine State Library; and Montgomery, Elizabeth Shaw, "Harold Vinal Correspondence" (2016). Maine Writers Correspondence. 660.
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