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MS Slavic 7

Wittlin, Józef, 1896-1976. Józef Wittlin correspondence and compositions, 1940-1976: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Slavic 7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wittlin, Józef, 1896-1976.
Title: Józef Wittlin correspondence and compositions,
Date(s): 1940-1976.
Quantity: 1 collection (10.5 linear feet (19 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Polish.
Abstract: Correspondence, translations and prose writen by Polish writer and translator Jozef Wittlin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

76M-79. Gift of Mrs. Joseph Wittlin, 5400 Fieldston Road Riverdale-Bronx, New York 10471; received: 1977 March 18-April 25.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Józef Wittlin Correspondence and Compositions, 1940-1976 (MS Slavic 7). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wittlin (1896-1976) was a Polish writer and translator.


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Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of Wittlin and his wife Halina; manuscripts of his poetry, prose, and translations; and personal papers. Correspondence consists of letters to Wittlin and carbons of replies from him and his wife concerning awards and grants presented to Wittlin; membership in societies, such as American Association of Arts and Letters; efforts to bring Polish refugees to America in the 1940s; and his writings and translations. Additionally there is correspondence with many literary figures in Europe and the U.S. Enclosed with the letters to Wittlin were some original manuscripts and copies. Compositions by Wittlin include poems, 1942-1975, in Polish; translations into Polish of English, Spanish, Italian, and German works, and his translation of the Odyssey; and notes, articles, and broadcast scripts 1976.

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