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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Span 100.4

Pedro Salinas additional papers

Letters from Spanish poet Pedro Salinas to fellow Spanish poet Jorge Guillén, as well as compositions by Salinas and concerning Salinas by Guillén and others.


  • 1923-1966

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)

Correspondence includes letters from Salinas to Guillén as well as letters from Guillén and from Salinas to various correspondents. Compositions by Salinas include autograph and typescript versions of essays (several of which are annotated by Guillén), plays, and poems, including several variants of El contemplado. Also includes compositions by Guillén and others concerning Salinas.

Biographical / Historical

Salinas and Guillén were Spanish poets. They were considered part of the Generation of '27.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions
  3. ___A. Poetry
  4. ___B. Plays
  5. ___C. Other prose
  6. III. Compositions by Jorge Guillén
  7. IV. Compositions by others

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*86M-45. Gift of Teresa Guillen Gilman, 987 Memorial Drive, Number 617, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138 Claudio Guillen, 246 Hampshire Street, Apartment 2, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139; received: 1985 May.
Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951. Pedro Salinas additional papers, 1923-1966: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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