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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1891.19-MS Am 1891.20

Witter Bynner letters from various correspondents and other material

Letters to American poet and translator Witter Bynner, along with additional material.


  • 1904-1962

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Letters to Witter Bynner from William Rose Benét, Stella Benson, Robert Silliman Hillyer, Henry James Jr., Frieda von Richthofen Lawrence, Bruce Porter, and Eleanor Roosevelt, among others. Also includes compositions by other authors collected by Bynner, some letters of others, and some drafts by Bynner.

Biographical / Historical

Bynner was an American poet and translator.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. bMS Am 1891.19: Letters to Witter Bynner
  2. II. bMS Am 1891.20: Additional letters to Witter Bynner and other material

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

61M-123. Gift of Witter Bynner; received: 1961.

62M-157. Gift of Witter Bynner; received: 1962.
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968, recipient. Witter Bynner letters from various correspondents and other material, 1904-1962: Guide.
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