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MS Eng 1688

Wingfield, Sheila. Sheila Wingfield poetry notebooks and other papers, 1954-1965: 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 1688
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wingfield, Sheila.
Title: Sheila Wingfield poetry notebooks and other papers,
Date(s): 1954-1965 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drafts of poems, printed books, and a letter of Irish poet, Sheila Wingfield.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-196. Transfer from The George Edward Woodbury Poetry Room, Lamont Library; received: 1965 March 31.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sheila Wingfield Poetry Notebooks and Other Papers, 1954-1965 (MS Eng 1688). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sheila Wingfield (neé Sheila Claude Beddington; Viscountess of Powerscourt; 1906-1992) was an Irish poet.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Includes: 4 autograph manuscript poetry notebooks including many drafts of poems; a 1965 autograph manuscript letter from Wingfield to John Lincoln Sweeny; and printed copies of A kite's dinner and The leaves darken.

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