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MS Port 31

Dimmick, Ralph Edward Ingalls, 1916-, recipient. Letters sent to Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Port 31
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dimmick, Ralph Edward Ingalls, 1916-, recipient.
Title: Letters sent to Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick,
Date(s): 1944-1997.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Portuguese.
Abstract: Letters to translator Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick from Brazilian authors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*97M-46. Manuscripts presented by Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick; received: 1998 January 21.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Jackie Dean.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters Sent to Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick (MS Port 31). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick earned a Ph D. in Romance Languages and Literature from Harvard University in 1941. After living in Brazil from 1943 to 1946, Dimmick taught Portugese and the Brazilian literature at Harvard University. In 1951, Dimmick left teaching and joined the Organization of American States. He served as contributing editor to the Library of Congress' Handbook of Latin American studies and translated works Brazilian literature into English including Manual Bandeira's A brief history of Brazilian literature.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Brazilian literary figures, including Manuel Bandeira, Stella Leonardos, Alceu Amoroso Lima, Jorge de Lima, Osman Lins, Cecília Meireles, Galo Plaza Lasso, Marques Rebelo, and Erico Veríssimo. Additionally, there are poems by Bandeira and Leonardos, a transcript of a radio interview with de Lima, and a drawing by Veríssimo.

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