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MS Am 1823-1823.10

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1823-1823.10
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
Title: E. E. Cummings papers,
Date(s): 1870-1969.
Quantity: 1 collection (18 linear feet (116 boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and working drafts of poems and other writings by American poet E. E. Cummings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-150. Purchased with the Lowell fund from Mrs. Edward Estlin Cummings, 4 Patchin Place, New York, New York 10011; received: 1966.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969 (MS Am 1823-1823.10). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Cummings was an American poet.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

The Cummings collection includes most of the papers that were in his possession at the time of his death. Includes correspondence, manuscripts and working drafts of poems and other writings. There are letters by Cummings to his mother and father, and carbon copies of most of the outgoing letters from the later years of his life. Cummings' correspondence includes long runs of family letters, letters from literary friends, and letters from publishers (chiefly from Harcourt, Brace), and from his agents Brandt & Brandt.

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