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MS Am 2703

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Henry Miller papers, 1944-1989: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2703
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Miller, Henry 1891-1980.
Title: Henry Miller papers,
Date(s): 1944-1989.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Correspondence, compositions and other materials by or about American author and artist Henry Miller.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2007M-49. Purchased with the Edward Hyde Cox fund from Brian Cassidy, P.O. Box 8636, Monterey, California 93943; received: 2008 February 13.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Suzanne E. Denison

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Miller Papers, 1944-1989 (MS Am 2703). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also: Henry Miller When I reach for my revolver (MS Am 2704).

Biographical / Historical

Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American writer noted for his candid treatment of sex. His Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939) were banned as obscene in the United States until 1961. Popular throughout Europe and the United States, Miller was influential on the "Beat Generation" of writers. Miller was also an artist well-known for his watercolor paintings.

Arrangement

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Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between Miller and his literary agents, Reece Halsey, Dorris Halsey and Scott Meredith and publisher Robert MacGregor, 3 compositions by Miller, as well as clippings, contracts and 1 photograph. Also includes a letter and 1 composition by Joyce Howard, editor of a book of letters from Miller to his fifth wife.

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