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Edwin Markham Archive

The Edwin Markham collection contains the correspondence, manuscripts, and personalia of American poet Charles Edwin Anson Markham.

Access & Pricing

The Markham archive is a closed stacks collection. Please email or call the Archives office for research requests.

A nominal fee of $10 will be charged for scans of up to 5 pages and $1 per page thereafter. Files will be sent as PDF whenever possible. Checks should be made payable to "Horrmann Library" and sent to the following address:

Horrmann Library, Wagner College, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone (718) 420-4219   email:

Recent Acquisitions

Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world, the Markham Archive continues to grow. Recent acquisitions include:

Donated in 2012 by Susan & Chris Cholette:

  • Framed, hand-written and signed poem, "The Look Ahead,", undated

Donated in 2011 by Gary Clark, grandson of Arthur G. Clark:

  • Four letters, Edwin Markham to Arthur Clark, 1906-1907
  • Book, An Unexpected Christmas Guest: A Winter's Tale of Love, illustrated by Alda Ellis, text by Edwin Markham

Donated in 2010 by Deborah Joy in honor of her grandmother, Pauline Hackett Joy, former nurse to Edwin and Anna Catherine Markham:

  • Photograph of Edwin Markham, Hazelwood, October 1933
  • Plaster cast of Millet's" The Sower," cast by Charlie Hazeltine, Rhode Island, gift made to Edwin Markham, 1901

Donated in 2009 by Carol Soule in honor of her aunt, Laura Peck Fitch:

  • Three photographs of Edwin Markham, ca. 1930-1935

Donated in 2009 by Ann W. Harman:

  • Framed, hand-written and signed quatrain, “Divine Strategy,” by Edwin Markham, inscribed to Florence Weir Gibson, 1917