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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Port 43

Cecília Meireles letters to José Bruges de Oliveira,

Letters from Brazilian poet Cecília Meireles to Portuguese writer Dr. José Bruges de Oliveira.


  • 1949-1951.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 collection (.04 linear feet (1 folder))

Consists of 17 autograph and typescript letters from Meireles to Bruges de Oliveira. Includes 1 letter from Bruges de Oliveira to Meireles, as well as 1 original composition by Meireles.

Biographical / Historical

Poet, educator, and journalist Cecília Meireles was a major representative of Brazilian Modernism, in which she mixed neo-symbolist themes of time's ephemerality and the contemplative life with the project of nationalistic vanguardism. She is widely regarded as one of the finest writers in the Portuguese language, as well as Brazil's greatest female poet.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

96M-42. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Trust from Richard C. Ramer, 225 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021; received: 1997 March 19.

Processing Information

Processed by: Michael W. Austin
Link to catalog
Meireles, Cecília, 1901-1964. Cecília Meireles letters to José Bruges de Oliveira, 1949-1951: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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