Robert Hillyer compositions
Manuscript and typescript compositions by the American poet and novelist Robert Hillyer.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.3 linear feet (6 volumes)
Manuscripts and typescripts of various works by Hillyer, including Riverhead, a novel published in 1932; My Heart for Hostage, a novel published in 1942; introduction to an edition of the poetry of John Donne and William Blake, published in 1941; chapters from an unfinished novel; and "A note to Granville Hicks," an unpublished poem replying to an attack on Hillyer by Hicks, published in the New Republic in 1937.
Biographical / Historical
Hillyer (A.B. 1917) was a poet, novelist, and essayist. He taught English at Harvard (1919-1945).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*41-1754,*44M-228F, *44M-229F, *44M-230F. Gift of Professor Robert S. Hillyer, Adams House, B-11, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1941 November 14, and 1944 December 12.
- Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. Robert Hillyer compositions: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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