Not many people know that Walt Whitman—arguably the preeminent American poet of the nineteenth century—began his literary career as a novelist. Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate: A Tale of the Times was his first and only novel. Published in 1842, during a period of widespread temperance activity, it became Whitman’s most popular work during his lifetime, selling some twenty thousand copies.
Born Anne Gray Harvey on November 9 in Newton, Massachusetts.
Frost moves to Shaftsbury Vermont in 1920. He retains his home in Franconia, New Hampshire as a summer home.
Frost's sixth child, Elinor Bettina Frost was born June 18th, 1907.
Frost's fifth child, Marjorie Frost, was born March 29th, 1905.