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MS Am 1543

Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. Wallace Stevens letters to Philip S. May, 1930-1943: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1543
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955.
Title: Wallace Stevens letters to Philip S. May,
Date(s): 1930-1943.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from the American poet Wallace Stevens to Philip S. May.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

58M-52. Gift of Philip S. May, Route 6, Box 182, South Jacksonville, Florida; received: 1958 October.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Wallace Stevens Letters to Philip S. May, 1930-1943 (MS Am 1543). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wallace Stevens was an American poet.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of twenty-seven letters from Wallace Stevens to Philip S. May, partially interpolated with carbons of May's replies, and two letters of Arthur Gray Powell to May. Letters chiefly concern details of daily life, frequently mentioning travel plans for Stevens and Powell to visit May.

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