E. E. Cummings papers
Correspondence and working drafts of poems and other writings by American poet E. E. Cummings.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent18 linear feet (116 boxes)
The Cummings collection includes most of the papers that were in his possession at the time of his death. Includes correspondence, manuscripts and working drafts of poems and other writings. There are letters by Cummings to his mother and father, and carbon copies of most of the outgoing letters from the later years of his life. Cummings' correspondence includes long runs of family letters, letters from literary friends, and letters from publishers (chiefly from Harcourt, Brace), and from his agents Brandt & Brandt.
Biographical / Historical
Cummings was an American poet.
Organized into the following series:
- I. MS Am 1823: Letters to E. E. Cummings
- II. MS Am 1823.1: Letters from E. E. Cummings
- III. MS Am 1823.2: Letters to Marion (Morehouse) Cummings
- IV. MS Am 1823.3: Other letters
- V. MS Am 1823.4: Books and pamphlets
- VI. MS Am 1823.5: Poems
- ___A. Published poems
- ___ B. Other poems
- VII. MS Am 1823.6: Prose
- VIII. MS Am 1823.7: Notes, drawings, tapes, and film
- ___A. Notes and drawings
- ___ B. Tapes and film
- IX. MS Am 1823.8: Business papers and miscellaney
- ___A. Agreements and contracts
- ___ B. Royalty statements
- ___C. Miscellaney
- X. MS Am 1823.9: Other manuscripts
- XI. MS Am 1823.10: Additional correspondence
Immediate Source of Acquisition
67M-150. Purchased with the Lowell fund from Marion Morehouse ; received: 1966.
In 2020-2021, as part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, entries were updated to include a woman’s first name when identified.
Marion Morehouse formerly listed as Mrs. Edward Estlin Cummings
- Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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