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Finding Aid for William Carlos Williams collection of papers, 1927-1965.
Guide to the William Carlos Williams collection of papers, 1927-1965
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
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- Lynn Lobash and Nina Schneider
©2006 The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. All rights reserved.
Table of Contents
The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.New York, New York
This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources.
Previous owners include Ruth Witt-Diamant.
Collection is restricted to qualified scholars and researchers through the Office of Special Collections, Room 316
Restrictions on Use
For permission to publish, contact the Curator, The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
[Identification of the item]. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library.
William Carlos Williams was an American poet, novelist, essayist, and translator.
Scope and Content Note
This is a synthetic collection consisting of typescripts and correspondence. The typescripts consist of essays, poems, and reviews by the author, as well as a review and article relating to the author by Randall Jarrell and Norman Holmes Pearson. The correspondence consists of letters, dating from 1927 to 1954, from the author to Babette Deutsch, Randall Jarrell, Alfred Kazin, Muriel Rukeyser, May Sarton, Frances Steloff, Ruth Witt-Diamant, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1940 to 1965, between various correspondents, including Clayton Hoagland, Alfred Kreymborg, Frances Steloff, Mike Weaver, Ruth Witt-Diamant and others. There is also a letter, dated Aug. 29, 1957, from Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin to Williams.
Signed. Enclosed in his TLS to Frances Steloff [n.d.] 1 p.; Published in Gotham Book Mart catalog no. 42, New York, 1940
1963 Jan. 29
Published in Perspectives, [v. 1] no. 1 (fall 1952) p. -168
Signed. Enclosed in his ALS to Frances Steloff, Oct. 2, 1939, 1 p.; Published in Gotham Book Mart catalog no. 42, New York, 1940
1954 Mar. 5
1951 Oct. 27
1954 Nov. 11
With MacLeod's TL (carbon), Nov. 5, 1954. 1 p.; Came with Ruth Witt-Diamant's correspondence
1927 Oct. 6
1940 Mar. 14; 1941 Mar. 4
1943 Aug. 27; 1943 Sept. 15
With: The poets speak. New York: New York Public Library, 1943
1936 May 25 - 1948 Apr. 13
With 10 TL (carbon) replies; also 3 ALS, 1 postcard by Florence Williams, 1948-1951. AN [n.d.] on verso of Gotham book mart's TL to Williams, signed Amy Bonner, Sept. 6, 1941, relating to Writer's emergency fund
With 2 TL (carbon) replies, one with typewritten (carbon) draft, 1 p. each
1958 Oct. 7
1954 June 30 - 1954 Nov. 20
With ANS from Florence Herman Williams, Sept. 2, 1957. On verso of: Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence. TLS to William Carlos Williams, Aug. 29, 1957. 1 p.
1957 Aug. 29
With: Williams, William Carlos. 4 TLS to Ruth Witt-Diamant. 1954
1940 Jan. 6; 1941 Jan. 16
1940 - 1941
Includes envelopes inscribed by W. H. Auden and William Carlos Williams
1965 Oct. 19; 1965 Nov. 3