Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Samuel Minturn Peck poems MS 174



creator aut Peck, Samuel Minturn
Title: Samuel Minturn Peck poems
Dates: undated
Abstract: This collection contains two short handwritten poems by Samuel Minturn Peck titled “Foreboding” and “At the End.”
Identification: MS 174
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Minturn Peck was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1854. He attended the University of Alabama and obtained a masters degree in Literature, and he went on to medical school in New York, were he obtained an MD in 1878. However, he never practiced medicine but eventually returned to Tuscaloosa to write and publish short stories, poems, and articles. In 1930, Peck became Alabama’s first Poet Laureate, and he held this position until his death in 1938.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains two short handwritten poems by Samuel Minturn Peck titled “Foreboding” and “At the End.”


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Samuel Minturn Peck Poems must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

poems

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Minturn Peck Poems, no date, MS 174 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased in 1966.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Samuel Minturn Peck poems no date
0 Linear Feet

Folder
1 2 short handwritten poems entitled “Foreboding” and “At the End”