Edith Gough Row collection
Collection Scope and Content
Includes published poetry, correspondence, and "Memoir of my grandmother, Edith Row" by Robin St. John Conover.
- Row, Edith Gough, 1895-1975 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Edith Gough Row was born in 1895 and raised in Perry, Maine but lived the bulk of her adult life in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She left Perry after finishing school and married Arthur Row. The newlyweds moved into his parents' townhouse in Cambridge and Edith found herself running the three story rooming house for Harvard students. Around this time, her poetry began to get published in Boston area newspapers. During World War II, her poetry took a more serious turn. Shortly after her husband's death in 1954, Row moved back to Maine, to an old sea captain's house up the street from her childhood home. Her frustration with the narrowness of her surroundings eventually caused her to go south for the long Maine winters. Her ambivalence toward Maine and her neighbors often found its way into her poetry of this period. She died in 1975 while visiting her children in Pennsylvania.
Language of Materials
This collection is organized as a single series. Arranged by subject.
- American poetry -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Conover, Robin St. John
- Correspondence Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Perry (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Portland (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Row, Edith Gough, 1895-1975
- Typescripts Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Guide to the Edith Gough Row collection, 1936-1989
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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