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NH university acquires Robert Frost letters


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Six letters recently acquired by New Hampshire's Plymouth State University provide glimpses into Robert Frost's life just as his career was taking off.

Frost had taught at what was then Plymouth Normal School in 1911 and 1912. He wrote the letters to the college's president between 1915 and 1936.

After publishing his first book of poetry, Frost moved to England, where his reputation grew and he was befriended by other literary greats. But the letters show that Frost was worried about making ends meet and whether his reputation was enough to get him a decent faculty appointment back in the U.S.

The celebrated New England poet known for such verse as "The Road Not Taken" and "The Gift Outright" died in 1963.

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