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Call No.: MS Am 2703
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Miller, Henry 1891-1980.
Title: Henry Miller papers,
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.
See also: Henry Miller When I reach for my revolver (MS Am 2704).
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.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Compositions
- III. Other materials
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.