F47-1, F47-2

Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. W. B. Yeats papers, 1908-1934: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Microfilm
Call No.: F47-1, F47-2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
Title: W. B. Yeats papers,
Date(s): 1908-1934.
Quantity: 1 collection (0.5 linear feet (5 reels)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drafts of essays, poems, and prose, as well as diaries and letters by Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer William Butler Yeats.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47F-1, 47F-2. Purchased from the General Microfilm Company, Brighton, Massachusetts; received: 1948 January 15.
These papers were in the hands of the Yeats family when they were microfilmed. Some are now in the collection of the National Library of Ireland.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The estate of W. B. Yeats must be contacted for permission to publish.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

W. B. Yeats Papers, 1908-1934 (F47-1, F47-2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

Scope and Contents

Contains drafts of A vision, Player queen, Sailing to Byzantium, The speckled bird, and other works by William Butler Yeats, as well as drafts of essays and poems. Also includes diaries and letters from William Butler Yeats to Jack Butler Yeats, among other items.

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