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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 338.10

Houghton Library collection of William Butler Yeats papers


Letters from the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to various correspondents.


  • Creation: 1900-1934


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters from Yeats to various correspondents, including several to Arthur Henry Bullen and Miss Lister. Many are undated.

Biographical / Historical

Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Houghton Library collection of William Butler Yeats papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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