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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1892.16

E. E. Cummings letters to Alfred Rice

Overview

Letters from American poet E. E. Cummings to Alfred Rice.

Dates

  • 1949-1961

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters mostly address the dispute over the title of Cummings' collection of poetry entitled Xaipe. He wrote to Rice explaining the pressures he felt from the editor Vaudrin. Baumgarten worked at Brandt and Brandt, and Vandrin at Oxford University Press. Cummings also wrote about problems over the inheritance of land from his mother. Several letters dispute Cummings' title to the land, and there is also a hand-drawn map of the land in question.

Biographical / Historical

Cummings was an American poet.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*77M-50. Gift of Mr. Alfred Rice, 40 West 55th Street New York, New York 10019; received: 1978 May.

Title
Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. E. E. Cummings letters to Alfred Rice, 1949-1961: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00525

Repository Details

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