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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1159

Rabindranath Tagore papers


Primarily poems and plays by Bengali author Sir Rabindranath Tagore.


  • Creation: 1910-1918

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and Bengali.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Chiefly literary manuscripts including poetical works Gitanjali and The Crescent Moon and the plays Chitra and The King [of the Dark Chamber]. Some include revisions by Sir William Rothenstein and William Butler Yeats as well as Tagore. Also includes translations and composition by Snehalata Sen and others. Some of Tagore's poems are in both Bengali and English.

Biographical / Historical

Tagore was a Bengali author of India.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

61M-68. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1961 September.

Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941. Rabindranath Tagore papers, 1910-1918: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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