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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1771.1

Robert Fitzgerald poems


Poems by the American poet Robert Fitzgerald.


  • 1965

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, together with a fragment of a translation of the Iliad, and two letters by Fitzgerald.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Fitzgerald was an American poet, educator, and critic best known for his translation of Greek classics.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*71M-71. Deposited by The George Edward Woodbury Poetry Room, Lamont Library; received: 1972 Apr.

Processing Information

This collection is housed in Box 5 of MS Am 1771.

Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. Robert Fitzgerald poems: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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