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MS Am 2931

Barnes, Djuna. Djuna Barnes letters to Bradley Phillips and Violet Ranney Lang and other letters, 1956-1967: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2931
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Barnes, Djuna.
Title: Djuna Barnes letters to Bradley Phillips and Violet Ranney Lang and other letters,
Date(s): 1956-1967.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American writer Djuna Barnes to American playwright V. R. Lang and her husband, Bradley Phillips. Also includes a letter from T. S. Eliot.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

98M-17. ; Gift of Sayre Phillips Sheldon; received: 1998 November 13.

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:

Djuna Barnes Letters to Bradley Phillips and Violet Ranney Lang and Other Letters, 1956-1967 (MS Am 2931). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) was an American writer, poet and artist who was important to the development of 20th-century English language Modernist writing. Bradley Sawyer Phillips (1929-1991) was an artist and a producer and was, for a short time before her death, the husband of poet and playwright V. R. Lang. He was associated with the Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). Violet Ranney "Bunny" Lang Phillips (1924-1956) was an American poet, playwright, actress, and a founder of the Poets' Theatre in Cambridge, Mass.


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Scope and Contents

Includes typescript (signed) letters from Djuna Barnes to Violet Ranney Lang Phillips (V. R. Lang) and to her husband Bradley Phillips. Also includes some clippings, an autograph manuscript letter from T. S. Eliot to V. R. Lang, and a postcard from Elizabeth Hardwick to V. R. Lang. Many concern the play The Antiphone.

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