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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2520

Photographs of Edwin Arlington Robinson


Photographs of American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, his family, friends, and dwellings.


  • 1870-1931


.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Includes portrait photographs of EAR from all time periods, group portraits with friends, images of EAR's birthplace in Head Tide, Alna, Maine, and his family home in Gardiner, Maine. Also includes photographs of his two brothers, Herman Robinson and Dean Robinson. Most items have autograph manuscript annotations on verso in the hand of family friend, and Gardiner, Maine neighbor, Rosalind Richards.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was born in the village of Head Tide, in the town of Alna, Maine, and raised in Gardiner, Maine. He attended Harvard College from 1891 to 1893, but did not complete a degree. He is considered the first major American poet of the twentieth century. He is especially known for his Tilbury Town cycle of poems, and for his Arthurian trilogy, Merlin, Lancelot, and Tristram.


Arranged alphabetically by subject of photograph.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Reclassified from: PR 5750.83 [Fomerly shelved as Lobby IX.4.18] Donor information unknown; probably gift of Rosalind Richards (photographs have her annotations on verso).

General note

Collection materials are in English.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Photographs of Edwin Arlington Robinson, circa 1870-1931: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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