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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Port 31

Letters sent to Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick


Letters to translator Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick from Brazilian authors.


  • 1944-1997

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Letters from Brazilian literary figures, including Manuel Bandeira, Stella Leonardos, Alceu Amoroso Lima, Jorge de Lima, Osman Lins, Cecília Meireles, Galo Plaza Lasso, Marques Rebelo, and Erico Veríssimo. Additionally, there are poems by Bandeira and Leonardos, a transcript of a radio interview with de Lima, and a drawing by Veríssimo.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick earned a Ph D. in Romance Languages and Literature from Harvard University in 1941. After living in Brazil from 1943 to 1946, Dimmick taught Portugese and the Brazilian literature at Harvard University. In 1951, Dimmick left teaching and joined the Organization of American States. He served as contributing editor to the Library of Congress' Handbook of Latin American studies and translated works Brazilian literature into English including Manual Bandeira's A brief history of Brazilian literature.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*97M-46. Manuscripts presented by Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick; received: 1998 January 21.

Processing Information

Processed by: Jackie Dean.
Link to catalog
Dimmick, Ralph Edward Ingalls, 1916-, recipient. Letters sent to Ralph Edward Ingalls Dimmick: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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