Homer L. Pound letter, 1918

Overview of the Collection

Pound, Homer L. (Homer Loomis), 1858-1942
Homer L. Pound letter
1918 (inclusive)
1 folder
Collection Number
MG 5645
This collection consists of a letter by Homer L. Pound to Clifford Smyth, editor of the New York Times Book Review, about a review of Ezra Pound's work "Lustra" and the Sawtooth Mountain Range in Idaho as a traveler's destination.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Homer Loomis Pound was born in 1856 in Wisconsin. Most notably, the father of the poet Ezra Pound, he moved to Hailey, Idaho, in 1883. While there he served as Register to Public Lands. When he was not reappointed to his position in 1887, he and his family moved back east. He died in 1942 in Italy.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of a letter written July 28, 1918 by Homer L. Pound to Clifford Smyth, editor of the New York Times Book Review, about his pleasure with the review of Ezra Pound's work "Lustra" and mentions the Sawtooth mountain range as a traveler's destination. In the letter, Pound says he is pleased the reviewer "seemed to have caught the spirit of Ezra's poetry" and refers to the Sawtooth's as "the Switzerland of America."

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Preferred Citation

Letter to Clifford Smyth , Homer L. Pound letter, MG 5645, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

This letter was purchased June 1, 1998 from George Robert Minkoff Inc. Rare Books.


Stevens Carol, " Homer Loomis Pound (1856-1942)", Find A Grave Find A Grave Memorial # 35823825. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35823825/homer-loomis-pound. Accessed 10/16/2019.

Historic Old Hailey: A Ninetheenth Century Town. Blaine County Historical Museum. May 2007,

National Register of Historic Places, Homer Pound House, Hailey, Blaine, Idaho, National Register #78001051.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Correspondence

Corporate Names

  • Idaho

Geographical Names

  • Sawtooth Mountains (Idaho)