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MS Am 2520

Photographs of Edwin Arlington Robinson, circa 1870-1931: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2520
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of Edwin Arlington Robinson,
Date(s): 1870-1931
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 volume)
Abstract: Photographs of American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, his family, friends, and dwellings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Reclassified from: PR 5750.83 [Fomerly shelved as Lobby IX.4.18] Donor information unknown; probably gift of Rosalind Richards (photographs have her annotations on verso).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Photographs of Edwin Arlington Robinson, circa 1870-1931 (MS Am 2520). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was born in the village of Head Tide, in the town of Alna, Maine, and raised in Gardiner, Maine. He attended Harvard College from 1891 to 1893, but did not complete a degree. He is considered the first major American poet of the twentieth century. He is especially known for his Tilbury Town cycle of poems, and for his Arthurian trilogy, Merlin, Lancelot, and Tristram.


Arranged alphabetically by subject of photograph.

Scope and Contents

Includes portrait photographs of EAR from all time periods, group portraits with friends, images of EAR's birthplace in Head Tide, Alna, Maine, and his family home in Gardiner, Maine. Also includes photographs of his two brothers, Herman Robinson and Dean Robinson. Most items have autograph manuscript annotations on verso in the hand of family friend, and Gardiner, Maine neighbor, Rosalind Richards.


Collection materials are in English.

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