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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1891.11-1891.18, 1891.21-1891.27

Witter Bynner collection of literary manuscripts


Contains correspondence and literary manuscripts collected by American poet and translator Witter Bynner.


  • Creation: 1870-1918

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.


.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Includes compositions by D. H. Lawrence and Edna St. Vincent Millay, among others, a portrait photograph of Lawrence taken by Bynner, scrapbooks of photographs from a women's suffrage parade in New York in 1911 and 1912, and a scrapbook concerning a play performed by Bynner and Eleanor Wilson for Woodrow Wilson, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Bynner was an American poet and translator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*61M-115-122 *62M-158-165

Gift of Witter Bynner, 342 Buena Vista Road Santa Fé, New Mexico; received: 1961 December 18.

Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968, collector. Witter Bynner collection of literary manuscripts, 1870-1918: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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