TIMELINE OF ROBERT FROST
1874----> Robert Frost is born on March 26 in San Francisco, California to William Prescott Frost, Jr., and Isabelle Moodie Frost.
1874-84-> Frost spends his childhood in San Francisco.
1885----> After the death of his father, Frost moves to Lawrence, Massachusetts, with his mother and sister.
1892----> Graduates from Lawrence High School with his co-valedictorian and future wife, Elinor White. He attends Dartmouth College for a few months.
1893----> Frost takes his first teaching job (8th grade) in Methuen, Massachusetts. He works in the Arlington Mill in Lawrence.
1894----> “My Butterfly,” Frost’s first published poem, appears in The Independent.
1895----> Frost marries Elinor Miriam white
1896----> Their first son, Eliot, is born.
1897-99-> Frost attends Harvard as an undergraduate.
1899----> Frost’s daughter Lesley is born.
1900----> Eliot Frost dies. Another son, Carol, is born. The family moves to a farm in Derry, New Hampshire.
1900-10-> Years of farming and teaching at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry,
1903----> Daughter Irma is born.
1905----> Daughter Marjorie is born.
1907----> Daughter Elinor Bettina is born; dies in infancy.
1911-12-> Frost teaches psychology at New Hampshire State Normal School in Plymouth.
1912-15-> Residence in England with Elinor and their four children. Frost writes and farms in Buckinghamshire and Herefordshire. Meets Ezra Pound.
1913----> A Boy’s Will is published in London. Frost meets Edward Thomas.
1914----> North of Boston is published in London.
1915----> The Frosts return from England and move to a farm in Franconia, New Hampshire. Frost’s two books are published in the U.S.
1916----> Mountain Interval is published. Frost reads as Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Harvard and is elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
1917----> Frost begins teaching English at Amherst College.
1919----> Moves to new farm near South Shaftsbury, Vermont.
1920----> Co-founds the Breadloaf School of English at Middlebury College.
1921-23-> Frost is Poet in Residence at the University of Michigan.
1923----> Selected Poems and New Hampshire are published.
1923-25-> Serves as Professor of English at Amherst College.
1924----> Receives the Pulitzer Prize for New Hampshire.
1925-26-> Frost is Fellow in Letters at the University of Michigan.
1926----> Resumes teaching at Amherst College.
1928----> West-Running Brook is published.
1929----> A Way Out is published. Robert and Elinor move to Gully Farm in Bennington, Vermont.
1930----> Collected Poems is published.
1934----> Frost's daughter, Marjorie Frost Fraser, dies.
1936----> A Further Range is published. Frost serves as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University,
1937----> Receives his second Pulitzer Prize for A Further Range.
1938----> Elinor White Frost dies. Frost resigns from Amherst College.
1939----> The enlarged Collected Poems is published. Frost is awarded the National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Poetry. Buys a farm in Ripton, Vermont, for a summer home.
1939-42-> Serves as Ralph Waldo Emerson Fellow in Poetry at Harvard.
1940----> Frost’s son Carol commits suicide.
1942----> A Witness Tree is published.
1943----> Frost receives his third Pulitzer Prize for A Witness Tree. Becomes Ticknor Fellow in the Humanities at Dartmouth College.
1945----> A Masque of Reason is published.
1947----> Steeple Bush and A Masque of Mercy are published.
1949----> Complete Poems is published.
1950----> The U.S. Senate passes a resolution commending Frost on the event of his seventy-fifth birthday.
1954----> Frost celebrates his eightieth birthday with a reception at the White House. He represents the U.S. at the World Congress of Writers in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
1957----> Frost travels to England, where he is honored at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and the National University of Ireland. Dines with President Eisenhower at the White House.
1958----> Appointed Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
1959----> Frost’s eighty-fifth birthday is marked by another U.S. Senate commendation and Lionel Trilling's speech “A Cultural Episode.”
1961----> Frost reads “The Gift Outright” at the Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Lectures in Athens and Jerusalem.
1962----> Frost visits Moscow as a guest of the Soviet Government. He meets privately with Premier Khrushchev; reads “Mending Wall.” In the Clearing is published.
1963----> Frost is awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry. He dies on January 29 in Boston.