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MS Am 1891-1891.7

Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968. Witter Bynner papers: 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 1891-1891.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968.
Title: Witter Bynner papers,
Date(s): 1829-1965.
Quantity: 1 collection (49.5 linear feet (99 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions of American poet and translator Witter Bynner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*70M-131. Gift of the Estate of Witter Bynner c/o Mr. Henry J. Hughes, Sena Plaza, P.O. Box 340, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501; received: 1970.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Witter Bynner Papers (MS Am 1891-1891.7). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Bynner was an American poet and translator.


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Scope and Contents

Correspondence (including carbon copies of outgoing letters); manuscripts of poems, plays, and prose writings; diaries and memoirs; scrapbooks of publications and reviews; photographs of family members and friends from the literary and theatrical worlds; manuscripts of writings by others, many with annotations by Witter Bynner. Includes letters to Bynner's uncle, the novelist Edwin Lassetter Bynner, and other family letters. Also contains tapes of interviews with Bynner as well as business and legal papers belonging to him.

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