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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 338-338.12

W. B. Yeats collection


Letters and manuscripts of poems and plays by Irish poet and playwright, William Butler Yeats.


  • 1891-1953

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.


2 linear feet (10 volumes and 2 boxes)
Contains manuscripts of poems and plays by Yeats, some with revisions; 61 letters, 1937-1938, he wrote to his friend Edith Shackleton Heald; and letters he wrote to others mostly concerning his writing, publishing, and the dramatic production of his work.

Biographical / Historical

Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright.


Arranged in call number order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. See individual items for complete accession information.
Yeats, W.B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. W. B. Yeats collection, 1891-1953: 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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