Handwritten copy of Frost poem sells for $31,000 at auction

BENNINGTON — A signed copy of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” written in the poet’s hand has sold for $31,000, more than three times the amount the item had been expected to bring.

The one-page document was offered by New York-based Lion Heart Autographs as one of 178 items in its auction Wednesday of two autograph collections. It was the second highest price realized at the auction, exceeded only by the $99,000 paid for a 1790 letter from Alexander Hamilton to James Madison.

The document, believed to date from the 1940s or ‘50s, came from the collection of the late Mildred “Barry” Barrett-Lennard Friedman, a medical writer and patient advocate who died in 1997. Read more…