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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 18.1-18.13

Eugene O'Neill papers


Letters and compositions by American dramatist Eugene O'Neill.


  • 1917-1928 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1.4 linear feet (13 volumes)
Includes correspondence between Agnes Boulton and O'Neill, clippings, and typescripts (some carbon copies with autograph revisions) of Bread and butter, Lazarus laughed, Marco millions, and Now I ask you, among other compositions.

Biographical / Historical

O'Neill was an American dramatist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. Agnes Boulton was O'Neill's second wife and an author of popular novels and short stories.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. MS Thr 18.1: Letters from Agnes Boulton to Eugene O'Neill
  2. II. MS Thr 18.2: Letters from Eugene O'Neill to Agnes Boulton and other letters
  3. III. Ms Thr 18.3-18.13: Compositions

Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-266. Purchased with the F.E. Chase fund from Agnes Boulton; received: 1957.
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Eugene O'Neill papers, 1917-1928: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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