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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.

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