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MS Am 1164-1164.5

Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. Robert Hillyer compositions: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1164-1164.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961.
Title: Robert Hillyer compositions,
Date(s): 1931-1942 (inclusive).
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (6 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscript and typescript compositions by the American poet and novelist Robert Hillyer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*41-1754,*44M-228F, *44M-229F, *44M-230F. Gift of Professor Robert S. Hillyer, Adams House, B-11, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1941 November 14, and 1944 December 12.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Robert Hillyer Compositions (MS Am 1164-1164.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Hillyer (A.B. 1917) was a poet, novelist, and essayist. He taught English at Harvard (1919-1945).

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and typescripts of various works by Hillyer, including Riverhead, a novel published in 1932; My Heart for Hostage, a novel published in 1942; introduction to an edition of the poetry of John Donne and William Blake, published in 1941; chapters from an unfinished novel; and "A note to Granville Hicks," an unpublished poem replying to an attack on Hillyer by Hicks, published in the New Republic in 1937.

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