'ROBERT FROST STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
a literary landmark
So. Shaftsbury, Vermont
Founded by Carole J. Thompson and Dr. Peter J. Stanlis
September 29, 2002
With special thanks to our major donors [etc.]'
And back and side elevation.
A note about the sofa reads that this was originally in Robert Frost's town house in Cambridge, MA and passed through a few family hands until Frost's great-grandson Douglas Wilber gave it to the Stone House in 2008.
A few examples of Lankes's work for Frost.
Finally, I found the 'Stopping by Woods' room the most interesting. Frost wrote his famous 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' in 1922 in this room while working on the title poem of his book New Hampshire.
The museum handout states that Frost said he wrote the poem 'pretty much at one stroke', although this manuscript replica, with all the poet's emendations, shows that Frost was exaggerating a little.
The entire room, as its title suggests, is dedicated to this poem, and along with details of Frost's iambic verse and his rhyming structure, there are details of Edward Connery Lathem's editing of Frost's punctuation.
On a far less serious note, there are also examples of parodies of the well known poem.
And a Christmas card of the poem designed by Frost's grand-daughter Robin Fraser Hudnut for her aunt Jeanne Fraser Blackford.
In the center of the room, Frost's original chest of drawers that was in this room.
Still in Vermont, although a few miles down the road in Bennington, is the town cemetery with the Frost family grave.
'ROBERT LEE FROST
MAR. 26, 1874 – JAN. 29, 1963
"I HAD A LOVER'S QUARREL WITH THE WORLD."'
Elinor died a number of years before him:
'ELINOR MIRIAM WHITE
OCT. 25, 1873 – MAR. 20, 1938
"TOGETHER WING TO WING AND OAR TO OAR."'
And their children.