John Cournos letters from various correspondents
Letters to American author John Cournos from Richard Aldington, H.D (Hilda Doolittle) and John Gould Fletcher as well as poems by Fletcher.
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.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Collection contains letters written to John Cournos from Richard Aldinton, his wife H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), and friend John Gould Fletcher. Letters discuss love between friends and marital troubles, depression, and Aldinton's life in the military as a officer in the Devonshire Regiment. Letters also discuss writing and publishing, traveling around Europe, living in Paris, personal finance, and life during World War II in Europe. The collection also contains several poems and literary manuscripts written by John Gould Fletcher, and postcards.
Biographical / Historical
Cournos was an American author.
Organized into the following series:
- I. bMS Eng 998: Letters from Richard Aldington
- II. bMS Eng 998.1: Letters from H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)
- III. bMS Eng 998.2: Letters from John Gould Fletcher
- IV. bMS Eng 998.3: Compositions by John Gould Fletcher
Immediate Source of Acquisition
54M-291 - 54M-303. Purchased; received: 1938 September.
- Cournos, John, 1881-1966, recipient. John Cournos letters from various correspondents, 1916-1936: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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