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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1849-1849.1

Eugene Field papers relating to the publication of "Second book of verse"


Manuscript sections from American poet and journalist Eugene Field's work, Second book of verse, as well as letters to publishers concerning other poems by Field.


  • Creation: 1892-1895

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (2 volumes)

Contains manuscript sections of Second Book of Verse; also includes manuscripts and letters to publishers regarding other poems, and photograph of Field.

Biographical / Historical

Field was an American poet and journalist.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Manuscripts related to the publication of Second book of verse
  2. II. Papers related to other poems

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*70M-61. Purchased with the P. D. Howe fund from Philip Dana Orcutt, R 3 Richmond via Winchester, New Hampshire 02470; received: 1970 August 4.

Field, Eugene, 1850-1895. Eugene Field papers relating to the publication of "Second book of verse": Guide.
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