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MS Eng 1664

Haffenden, John. John Haffenden papers on William Empson, circa 1973-2007: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Eng 1664
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Haffenden, John.
Title: John Haffenden papers on William Empson
Date(s): 1973-2007
Quantity: 4.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials in Chinese, English, and Japanese.
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for John Haffenden's working papers for his biography of William Empson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010M-49. Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell Trust; received: 2010 December.
2012M-75. Gift of John Haffenden; received 2012 October 10.
2014M-141. Gift of John Haffenden; received 2015 April 27.

Processing Information:

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

RESTRICTED: Collection is unprocessed. Access to collection requires permission of curator.
The majority of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Related Materials

The Houghton Library holds the papers of William Empson (see the finding aid.)

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Empson (1906-1984) was an English literary critic and poet. John Haffenden wrote a biography of Empson and edited Empson's poetry, prose, and correspondence.

John Haffenden's works on William Empson

Arrangement

Arrangement is by rough box list and materials are not fully sorted. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Scope and Contents

Collection comprises Haffenden's working papers for his biography of Empson as well as the original typescript. Includes extensive correspondence with Empson's family, friends, and colleagues as well as research material on Empson and his circle; and audio tapes of interviews and recordings of Empson and others.

General

The majority of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for information.

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