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MS Ger 201-201.1

Pick, Robert, 1898-. Robert Pick papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 201-201.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Pick, Robert, 1898-.
Title: Robert Pick papers,
Date(s): 1915-1977.
Quantity: 1 collection (2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and German.
Abstract: Compositions and correspondence of the Australian-born writer Robert Pick.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*77M-77 (bMS Ger 201). Gift of Priscilla Pick [Mrs. Robert Pick], 138 East 78th Street, New York, New York 10021; received: 1978.
*87M-85 (MS Ger 201.1).
Gift of Robert Pick, 138 East 78th Street, New York, New York 10021; received: 1975.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Robert Pick Papers (MS Ger 201-201.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Pick (1898-1978) was an Austrian-born novelist, editor, and translator.


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Scope and Contents

Chiefly compositions and letters (in German and English) of Pick. Included are 3 boxes of his compositions, 1915-1977; 75 letters, 1942-1976, to Pick from friends and other authors, publishers, and historians; and 6 letters written by Pick. Letters concern mainly his writings, though some also reflect the work of others, such as Hermann Broch and Richard Beer-Hofmann. Among Pick's compositions are an unpublished typescript "Die beiden Ringe;" drafts of poems, 1915-1937; fragments of an autobiography; typescripts with manuscript corrections and revisions of Agnes d'Arcey; essays; and parts of Pick's translation into German of Malcolm Lowry's Under the volcano. Also includes typescript of The last days of imperial Vienna.

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