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MS Eng 998-998.3

Cournos, John, 1881-1966, recipient. John Cournos letters from various correspondents, 1916-1936: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 998-998.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cournos, John, 1881-1966, recipient.
Title: John Cournos letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1916-1936.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to American author John Cournos from Richard Aldington, H.D (Hilda Doolittle) and John Gould Fletcher as well as poems by Fletcher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-291 - 54M-303. Purchased; received: 1938 September.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Cournos Letters from Various Correspondents, 1916-1936 (MS Eng 998-998.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Cournos was an American author.


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Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters written to John Cournos from Richard Aldinton, his wife H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), and friend John Gould Fletcher. Letters discuss love between friends and marital troubles, depression, and Aldinton's life in the military as a officer in the Devonshire Regiment. Letters also discuss writing and publishing, traveling around Europe, living in Paris, personal finance, and life during World War II in Europe. The collection also contains several poems and literary manuscripts written by John Gould Fletcher, and postcards.

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