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MS Am 1892-1892.11

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

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1892-1892.11
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
Title: E. E. Cummings additional papers,
Date(s): 1870-1969.
Quantity: 1 collection (78 linear feet (156 boxes)
Language of materials: Collections material is in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, poems, prose, notes, and drawings by American poet Edward Estlin Cummings. Also includes papers of his third wife Marion Morehouse Cummings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-150a. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund from Mrs. Edward Estlin Cummings, 4 Patchin Place, New York City, New York, 10011; received: 1966-1971.
This collection comprises the second part of the letters and manuscripts of E. E. Cummings, which were the property of Cummings at the time of his death. This collection also consists of Cummings' letters and manuscripts which were the property of Marion Morehouse Cummings at the time of her death in 1969.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
MS Am 1892.7: Section E. was restricted until 1991. It is now open.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

E. E. Cummings Additional Papers, 1870-1969 (MS Am 1892-1892.11). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Cummings was an American poet. Moorehouse was his third wife and was a model, actress, and photographer.


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Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, manuscripts and working drafts of poems and other writings, notes, diaries, sketch books, travel notebooks, galley and page proofs, business papers, drawings, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia, phonograph records, audio tapes, and one film. Cummings' correspondence includes long runs of family letters, letters from literary friends and publishers and from his agents Brandt & Brandt. Correspondents include: Kevin Andrews, Nancy (Thayer) Roosevelt Andrews, Alfred Jules Ayer, Edward Cummings, Jane Cummings, Rebecca Haswell Cummings, David Leo Diamond, John Dos Passos, Peter Monro Jack, Sheri Martinelli, Paul Nordoff, Ezra Pound, Elizabeth (Cummings) Qualey, Scofield Thayer, and Hildegard Lasell Watson, among others.
Cummings' art work is represented by numerous drawings, portraits, and self-portraits as well as catalogues and clippings concerning his art. Also includes papers of his wife Marion Morehouse and some manuscripts by others.

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