Scope and arrangement
King's papers divide into two main categories; editorial and personal. The editorial papers consist of correspondence and poems. Both are largely unsorted. Many of the letters are directed to king in his role as editor of the Current Poetry page (a regular feature of the magazine); some letters deal with other editorial and related business. A small part of the correspondence is personal, not professional. One smaller folder contains letters which follow two particular events. One is the Hahn vs. Duveen case, a controversy over the worth of a painting, and indirectly, of criticism itself; the other is the change in format of the Literary Digest and the subsequent public response. The poems are mostly submissions to the Current Poetry page and appear to be by amateur or minor poets. Many poems are accompanied by explanatory letters, which are not included with the other correspondence. Some of the editorial papers are interesting due to their anecdotal nature, and certain items could be of special interest to a student of the literature of this period. Clippings which document the Hahn vs. Duveen case are at the end of the editorial material The personal papers include a record of books, notes on various subjects and examinations 1888-1892 from King's undergraduate and graduate work; financial papers from King's travels; photographs of old manuscripts and of autograph catalogues; and other unsorted papers.