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MS Am 2001

Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop letters to Maryette Charlton and other papers: 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 Am 2001
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979.
Title: Elizabeth Bishop letters to Maryette Charlton and other papers,
Date(s): 1967-1981.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and papers of the American poet Elizabeth Bishop.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*82M-38. Gift of Miss Maryette Charlton, 77 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10011; received: 1983 May.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Elizabeth Bishop Letters to Maryette Charlton and Other Papers (MS Am 2001). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Bishop was an American poet and taught at Harvard University (1974-1978). She won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1956.


Arranged alphabetically by author, followed by miscellaneous materials.

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of letters written by Bishop while living in Brazil to the filmmaker Maryette Charlton. Also includes notes, photographs of Bishop, clippings, a postcard and copies of The New Yorker.

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