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MS Eng 338-338.12

Yeats, W.B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. W. B. Yeats collection, 1891-1953: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 338-338.12
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Yeats, W.B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
Title: W. B. Yeats collection,
Date(s): 1891-1953.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (10 volumes and 2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters and manuscripts of poems and plays by Irish poet and playwright, William Butler Yeats.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times. See individual items for complete accession information.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

W. B. Yeats Collection, 1891-1953 (MS Eng 338-338.9, 338.11- 338.12). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright.


Arranged in call number order.

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts of poems and plays by Yeats, some with revisions; 61 letters, 1937-1938, he wrote to his friend Edith Shackleton Heald; and letters he wrote to others mostly concerning his writing, publishing, and the dramatic production of his work.

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