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Hilton Ross Greer and John P. Sjolander Collection, 1916-2004

By Trent Shotwell

Collection Overview

Title: Hilton Ross Greer and John P. Sjolander Collection, 1916-2004

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection consists of a thesis, correspondence, newspaper articles, documents, and poetry.  The materials in this collection are arranged by document type.

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Hilton Ross Greer and John P. Sjolander collection (1916-2004; one box) contains a thesis, correspondence, newspaper articles, documents, and poetry concerning the Texas poet and journalist Hilton Ross Greer and his friend, poet John P. Sjolander.  The collection includes several handwritten poems and original correspondence between John P. Sjolander and Hilton Ross Greer.  The Hilton Ross Greer and John P. Sjolander poetry collection also contains a thesis on Sjolander and a copy of his poetry book, Salt of the Earth and Sea.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

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Preferred Citation: Hilton Ross Greer and John P. Sjolander Collection. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John P. Sjolander Biographical Information, 1952, 2004Add to your cart.
The Handbook of Texas online article printout, newspaper articles, Library of Southern Literature article on Sjolander, and various copies of documents relating to the Sjolander collection
Originals or Copies Note: Original and Copy
Folder 2: Hilton Ross Greer Biographical Information, 1952; undatedAdd to your cart.
The Handbook of Texas article and Southern Literature article
Originals or Copies Note: Copy
Folder 3: Newspaper articles concerning Hilton Ross Greer and John P. Sjolander, 1952, 1958; undatedAdd to your cart.
Three newspaper articles
Originals or Copies Note: Original and Copy
Folder 4: John P. Sjolander Correspondence, 1899 May 4 - 1936 June 29Add to your cart.
Handwritten and typed correspondence from John P. Sjolander
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 5: "John Sjolander - Poet of Cedar Bayou" Thesis by Martha Wood Thompson, 1950 MayAdd to your cart.
Bound thesis located on Thomason Room main shelving
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 6: "A Scarecrow" by John P. Sjolander, no dateAdd to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 7: "The Song Primitive" by John P. Sjolander, no dateAdd to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander for Florence Sterling Prize
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 8: "At the Grave of Burns" by John P. Sjolander, 1869 JuneAdd to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander. Written at the grave of Burns, Dumfries, Scotland, in June 1869
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 9: "His Sunlit Road" by John P. Sjolander, 1917 November 10Add to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander. Note: Sent to Holland's Magazine
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 10: "Song of the Winter Rain" by John P. Sjolander, 1916 November 22Add to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 11: "Ami" by John P. Sjolander, 1916 November 25Add to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 12: "Memories" by John P. Sjolander, 1916 December 31Add to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander. Cedar Bayou, Texas.  Poem written to Mr. and Mrs. Greer for the New Year
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 13: "Limitations" by John P. Sjolander, 1918Add to your cart.
Handwritten poem by John P. Sjolander. Cedar Bayou, Texas
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 14: "Salt of the Earth and Sea" by John P. Sjolander, 1928Add to your cart.
Book of John P. Sjolander's original poems
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 15: "An Introduction to Texas Literature" by Hilton R. Greer, 1941Add to your cart.
Small book by Hilton Ross Greer
Originals or Copies Note: Original
Folder 16: Sketch on John P. Sjolander by Hilton Ross Greer, circa 1907Add to your cart.
A type-written manuscript of the sketch on John P. Sjolander by Hilton Ross Greer, printed in Library of Southern Literature, vol. 11, pp. 4833-4835.  Very fragile.  Includes envelope addressed to the Estill Library SHSTC with handwritten notes concerning the sketch on Sjolander.  Includes photocopy of sketch.
Originals or Copies Note: Original and Copy