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Frederick ten Hoor Collection

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Correspondence, Writings, and Poems

Publications Containing Poems and Articles by Frederick ten Hoor, Arranged Chronologically

Miscellaneous



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Title: Frederick ten Hoor Collection, 1855-1973

ID: COLL/255

Primary Creator: ten Hoor, Frederick (1893-1980)

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Poet, and plant manager at V'Soske Rug Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The collection includes: autobiography, genealogy, correspondence (including two letters from Robert Frost, 1922-1923), unpublished short stories, published and unpublished poems, translations of Frisian poems written by Elizabeth Eijbers, articles, novel manuscript, plus clippings and book reviews related to Marten M. ten Hoor, Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Alabama.

Biographical Note

Born at Franeker, Friesland, in the Netherlands in 1893 of Foppe and Elizabeth ten Hoor, Frederick came to Grand Rapids in 1895 when his father became pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church.  He attended local Christian day-schools and Calvin College.

After serving in World War I and realizing he could never make a living writing poetry, which he had begun to do when he was 19 years old, he took employment with a shirt company, and later, in the City Engineer's office in Grand Rapids.  In 1935 he became associated with a rug manufacturing company, where he remained until his retirement in 1973.

He spent his retirement years at his country residence overlooking Perch Lake.  In 1980, he died of a heart attack, leaving his widow, Marie Louserse, 2 sons and a daughter.


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[Series 1: Correspondence, Writings, and Poems, 1855-1973],
[Series 2: Publications Containing Poems and Articles by Frederick ten Hoor, Arranged Chronologically, 1919-1959],
[Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1859-1964],
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Series 1: Correspondence, Writings, and Poems --- 1855-1973
Box 1
Folder 1: Autobiography, "Image of an Immigrant"
Folder 2-5: Correspondence, love letters --- undated
Folder 6: Correspondence, with family members --- 1920-1967
Folder 7: Correspondence, unidentified --- undated
Folder 8: Correspondence, with close friends - David Cornell de Jong, Jacob Trapp, Wade Van Dore --- 1971-1972
Folder 9: Correspondence, from Meindert de Jong, a personal friend --- 1969-1973
Folder 10: Correspondence, from various individuals solicitous of Frederick ten Hoor's spiritual life following a Grand Rapids newspaper account in which he expressed his personal views on religion --- 1972
Folder 11: Correspondence, with prospective publishers --- 1936-1968
Folder 12: Detective story, unfinished, untitled, plus other prose writings --- undated
Folder 13
Item 1: Robert Frost letters to Frederick ten Hoor --- 1922 and 1923
Item 2: Letter in response to H.J. Brink’s appreciative acknowledgement of the gift of these letters to Heritage Hall
Item 3: Chimes article on the presentation of these letters to H.J. Brinks --- March 3, 1972
Folder 14: Genealogy of Frederick ten Hoor dating back to his father's birth date in --- 1855
Folder 15: Miscellaneous material: poems and writings of other poets including those of David C. de Jong and Meindert de Jong. --- 1962 and 1967
Box 2
Folder 1: Poems, personally selected by Frederick ten Hoor --- undated
Folder 2-7: Poems --- undated
Folder 8-13: Poems, in progress
Folder 14: Poems, translated from the Frisian language --- undated
Folder 15: Poems, by Elizabeth Eijbers (Frisian)
Folder 16: Poems, by Jacob Trapp
Folder 17: Prose, eight short stories
Folder 18
Item 1: Publication list of Frederick ten Hoor --- undated
Item 2: Wonderland Magazine, (Grand Rapids Press), featuring Frederick ten Hoor --- March 12, 1972
Item 3: copy of The Knickerbocker, a Dutch magazine, featuring Frederick ten Hoor as the “Knickebocker of the Month" --- July 1955
Item 4: Article from the Chicago Sun Book Week by Frederick ten Hoor; alphabetical index of his poems --- December 3, 1944

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[Series 1: Correspondence, Writings, and Poems, 1855-1973],
[Series 2: Publications Containing Poems and Articles by Frederick ten Hoor, Arranged Chronologically, 1919-1959],
[Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1859-1964],
[All]


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