Frost in Derry

Life for Frost After Derry

Frost was able to leave the world of poultry entirely in 1911 when he sold the Derry farm.

Excerpt of the transfer of The Frost Farm from Robert and Elinor Frost to its new owner, Charles E. Senna on November 20, 1911

Recorded in the Rockingham County (New Hampshire) Registries of Deeds, Book 661, Page 377.

After finishing a year at a second teaching position at the Plymouth Normal School in nearby Plymouth, the Frost family left for an extended residence in England in 1912. During that residence Frost published two books of poetry: A Boy's Will and North of Boston. He returned to the United States in 1915 and started his career anew as a poet and scholar.

Robert Frost became one of the country's best-known poets in the twentieth century. He won four Pulitzer prizes for poetry and became the first poet to read at a Presential inauguration--that of John Kennedy on January 20, 1961. Robert Frost died in 1963.