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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The collection includes: autobiography, genealogy, correspondence (including two letters from Robert Frost, 1922-1923), unpublished short stories, published and unpublished poems, translations of Frisian poems written by Elizabeth Eijbers, articles, novel manuscript, plus clippings and book reviews related to Marten M. ten Hoor,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],
[All]

Series 2: Publications Containing Poems and Articles by Frederick ten Hoor, Arranged Chronologically --- 1919-1959
Box 3
Item 1: Religion and Culture, (article) --- 1919
Item 2: The Forge --- 1928-1929
Item 3: The Midland --- 1928-1931
Item 4: Poetry --- 1930-1936
Item 5: Palms --- 1930-1937
Item 6: The Lyric --- 1933
Item 7: Better Verse --- 1933-1935
Item 8: Adamant --- 1934
Item 9: The Decimal --- 1934
Item 10: Frontier and Midland --- 1934-1937
Item 11: Poem of the Month --- 1935
Item 12: New Michigan Verse --- 1940
Item 13: Kaleidograph --- 1944
Item 14: Scimitar and Song --- 1944
Item 15: Voices --- 1945-1963
Item 16: Journal of Parapsychology (articles) --- Sept. 1948, Sept. 1946
Item 17: Frisian News Items --- 1959

Browse by Series:

[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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