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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1337.1

Edwin Arlington Robinson miscellaneous papers


Correspondence and compositions of the American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson.


  • 1882-1935

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.


2.75 linear feet (3 volumes)

Contains manuscripts of poems and letters written to friends and fellow writers, including Louis Vernon Ledoux, Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards, Craven Langstroth Betts, John Hays Gardiner, John Drinkwater, Amy Lowell, and Arthur Davison Ficke. Also a first proof and printer's copy of Matthias at the Door and other materials.

Biographical / Historical

Robinson was an American poet.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or title.

Physical Location

Lobby IX.4.13-14, f

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various donors at various times.

Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935. Edwin Arlington Robinson miscellaneous papers, 1882-1935: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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