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MS Am 1982

Engel, Monroe, recipient. Monroe Engel letters from Marianne Moore and Charles Olson, 1947-1962: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1982
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Engel, Monroe, recipient.
Title: Monroe Engel letters from Marianne Moore and Charles Olson,
Date(s): 1947-1962.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.).)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from the American poets Marianne Moore and Charles Olson to the American writer Monroe Engel primarily concerning their writing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

78M-33. Deposited by Monroe Engel, 17 Hilliard Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1979 May 15; gift 1989 April.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Monroe Engel Letters from Marianne Moore and Charles Olson, 1947-1962 (MS Am 1982). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Engel, a novelist and English professor, was an editor at Viking Press (1947-1951). Moore and Olson were American poets.

Scope and Contents

Moore's 34 letters, 1950-1954, to Engel concern the editing and publishing of her work, particularly her translations of the Fables of La Fontaine. Olson's 41 letters discuss both personal and professional matters. Also includes poems by Olson that were sent with his letters.

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