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Thomas John Carlisle Papers

Thomas John Carlisle Papers

Collection Number: 
100
Collection Length: 
0.50ft
Period: 
1979 to 1987
Finding Aid: 

Thomas John Carlisle was born October 11, 1913 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. and died August 17, 1992. He was educated at Williams College, Union Theological Seminary, and was ordained as a United Presbyterian minister in 1937. He was the author of a number of books of religious poetry, as well as a tutor and teacher various colleges. He wrote the lyrics to "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One" and "Two Famous Men", and contributed more than 1500 articles and poems to newspapers, religious and literary publications and magazines. The collection consists of approximately 800 poems, 29 letters and 2 pieces of sheet music. The poems are typewritten and many contain references to biblical verses. The correspondence consists of letters to and from publishers about his books.