FROST, ROBERT. (1874-1963). American poet and four-time Pulitzer Prizewinner, author of the beloved poems The Road Not Taken, Mending Wall and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. ALS. (“Robert Frost”). 1p. 12mo. (Amherst, April 10, 1925). To influential professor of literature and writer on American culture CORNELIUS WEYGANDT (1871-1957).
“That book is yours for liking it so much. Put my book plate [sic] and your own name into it and keep it. It won’t be long before we see you again. Be good to the poor understudy and once in so many years he will give you a flower. Ever yours…”
One of the best loved American poets of the 20th century, Frost is remembered for depicting rural life in his poetry. Originally born in San Francisco, Frost had a deep association with New England, living and writing variously in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. It was for his 1923 volume New Hampshire that he won the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes and which contained perhaps his most beloved poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”