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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1641.1

Woodberry Poetry Room collection of poems


Contains poems and letters by various poets including Elizabeth Bishop, Thom Gunn, Patrick Kavanagh, Keidrych Rhys, Jon Silkin, Jean P. Valentine, and Edward Weismiller.


  • 1896-1967


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 (1 box)

Annotated drafts of poems by various poets, mostly American. Poets include Elizabeth Bishop, Thom Gunn, Patrick Kavanagh, Keidrych Rhys, Jon Silkin, Jean P. Valentine, and Edward Weismiller and others.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-106. Deposited by The Woodberry Poetry Room Lamont Library Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1969 September.

Woodberry Poetry Room collection of poems, 1896-1967: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Repository Details

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