Frellsen Fletcher Smith Collection Homepage 

 

British Author Pages

 

William Harrison Ainsworth

 

Sir Max Beerbohm

 

William Camden

 

Charles Dickens

 

Leigh Hunt

 

Charles Lamb

 

Somerset Maugham

 

John Ruskin

 

Robert Southey

 

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

William Makepeace Thackeray

 

H.G. Wells

 

William Wordsworth

 

Documents by the 19th-Century British Poet Laureates

 

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American Authors and Statesmen

 

Bronson Alcott

 

Louisa May Alcott

 

William Cullen Bryant

 

James Fenimore Cooper

 

Richard henry Dana

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Zane Grey

 

Horace Greeley

 

Bret Harte

 

William Dean Howells

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Washington Irving

 

James Madison

 

Edwin Markham

 

Carl Sandburg

 

John Steinbeck

 

Henry David Thoreau

 

Mark Twain

Welcome

Frellsen Fletcher Smith taught technical writing at Louisiana Tech University from 1938 to 1972, and through the generosity of his daughter Lorna and her husband Jon Kardatzke, Louisiana Tech now has one of the finest collections of literary letters in the South. The Kardatzkes have collected letters, documents, and signed first editions written by a variety of literary greats, including Charles Dickens, William Wordsworth, Carl Sandburg, Mark Twain, and many others. These documents are currently housed on the fourth floor of the Prescott Memorial Library. They are available for viewing and research through special collections.

The author links on the sidebars to the right and left contain more details about individual authors and the documents in our collection. These links will be updated as the documents are examined and cataloged and the research is completed.

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At the presentation of the Frellsen Fletcher Smith Collection documents: (Left to Right) Dean of Liberal Arts Ed Jacobs, Louisiana Tech Director of Special Collections Peggy Carter, donors Lorna and Jon Kardatzke.