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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 70.2

Samuel Beckett papers


Fragments of plays as well as letters to various correspondents by Anglo-French playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett.


  • 1960-1975

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes fragments of a work titled Fragment de theatre and a typescript fragment of Waiting for Godot. Also includes letters from Beckett to Robert D. Graff, Geoffrey Hazard, and Walter Lowenfels.

Biographical / Historical

Beckett was an Anglo-French playwright and novelist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-87. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Graff, High Time Farm, Far Hills, New Jersey 07931; received: 1976 May 5.

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-. Samuel Beckett papers: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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