Edwin Markham poems, 1931  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Markham, Edwin 1852-1940
Edwin Markham poems
1931 (inclusive)
2 items
Collection Number
Mss 232
This collection consists of a printed copy of "The Man With the Hoe" and "Lincoln, the Man of the People," each autographed by Edwin Markham in 1931
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The American poet Edwin Markham was born in Oregon in 1852. He studied literature at the California College in Vacaville, California, and received his teacher's certificate in 1870. In 1872 he graduated from San Jose State Normal School, and in 1873 finished his studies of classics at Christian College in Santa Rosa.

At the turn of the twentieth century, with his wife Catherine Anna Murphy and their infant son Virgil, he moved East, settling first in Brooklyn, and then on Staten Island, New York in 1901, where he made his home until he died in 1940.

Markham is best known for his protest against the exploitation of laborers in the poem "The Man with the Hoe" and for his poem, "Lincoln, the Man of the People," that he delivered at the inauguration of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C., in 1922.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes a printed copy of "The Man With the Hoe" and "Lincoln, the Man of the People," each autographed by Edwin Markam in 1931.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana-Missioula

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Edwin Markham Poems, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American poetry
  • Occupations :
  • Poets, American
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • aMarkham, Edwin,1852-1940. Lincoln, the man of the people
    • Markham, Edwin,1852-1940. Man with the hoe