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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1905.2

Robert Lowell letters to Frank Bidart


Letters from American poet Robert Lowell to American poet Frank Bidart.


  • Creation: 1970-1976

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Letters in item 3 may not be consulted without the permission of Frank Bidart. All other materials are open for research use.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Printed copy of Notebook with Lowell's handwritten revisions, together with 33 letters to Frank Bidart and drafts of poems and other compositions.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an American poet. Bidart (1939-) was a student of Lowell's and is also an American poet.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*77M-29. Deposited by Frank Bidart, 63 Sparks Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1977 26 December; purchased with the Amy Lowell fund: 1979 December.

Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Robert Lowell letters to Frank Bidart: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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