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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1587

George Edward Woodberry correspondence and compositions


Includes poems and letters written by American poet George Edwards Woodberry.


  • Creation: 1859-1930

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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

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8 linear feet (16 boxes)

Correspondence of George Edward Woodberry, together with manuscripts of books, poems, lectures, addresses, and essays. There are large groups of letters from editors, notably Thomas Bailey Aldrich of The Atlantic Monthly, Wendell Phillips Garrison of The Nation, and Richard Watson Gilder of The Century. A long run of letters from E. C. Stedman is concerned chiefly with an edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe edited by Stedman and Woodberry. Book-length manuscripts include The Appreciation of Literature, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne: How to Know Him, and The Inspiration of Poetry.

Biographical / Historical

Woodberry was an American poet, critic, and teacher.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to George Edward Woodberry
  2. II. Letters from George Edward Woodberry
  3. III. Compositions

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-93. Deposited by The Woodberry Poetry Room; received: 1959 December.

Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930. George Edward Woodberry correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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