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MS Am 1710

Selig, Richard, 1929-1957. Richard Selig correspondence, 1954-1957: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1710
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Selig, Richard, 1929-1957.
Title: Richard Selig correspondence,
Date(s): 1954-1957.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence and poems of American poet Richard Selig.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-188. Gift of Jackson Mathews; received: 1964.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Richard Selig Correspondence, 1954-1957 (MS Am 1710). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additional papers of Richard Selig are at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Biographical / Historical

Selig was an American poet. Educated at the University of Washington, he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Returning to the U.S. in 1956, he worked in the public relations department of Western Electric. He died of Hodgkin's disease in 1957. A volume of his poems was published posthumously in 1962 by the Dolmen Press, Dublin.

Scope and Contents

Includes 16 letters from Selig to Jackson Mathews, 6 poems by Selig, 3 letters from Mary O'Hara Selig after her husband's death, and an exchange of letters between Mathews and Eugene Walter.

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