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Edna St. Vincent Millay collection of papers

Title
Edna St. Vincent Millay collection of papers, 1904-1974 bulk (1909-1956).
Author
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS Millay, ESchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
1,971 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet and essayist.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials were formerly owned by Kathleen Millay, Norma Millay, Harper & Row, and the American Play Company.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Millay, E
Author
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950.
Title
Edna St. Vincent Millay collection of papers, 1904-1974 bulk (1909-1956).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, notebooks from 1909 to 1912 and 1935, correspondence, financial and legal documents, and portraits of the author. The collection also includes manuscripts and typescripts, diaries for the years 1911 to 1917, and legal documents relating to the author from various individuals, including her sister Kathleen Millay many of whose papers are also in the Berg Collection. The correspondence, dating from 1909 to 1950, includes letters, postcards, and telegrams to Kathleen Millay, Frances Shapli, John Hall Wheelock, Harper & Brothers publishers, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1917 to 1974, between various correspondents, including her husband Eugen Jan Boissevain, Arthur Davison Ficke, Ralph Fitzwater, Autti James, W. Somerset Maugham, Kathleen Millay, Norma Millay, Vincent Sheean, Robert Penn Warren, Edmund Wilson, Harper & Brothers publishers, and others. There are letters to Millay from Frank Altschul, Kathleen Millay, Henry Tolman Millay, and others, dating from 1916 to 1952.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet and essayist.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Altschul, Frank, 1887-1981.
Boissevain, Eugen, -1949.
Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945.
Fitzwater, Ralph.
James, Autti.
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
Millay, Henry T.
Millay, Kathleen, -1943.
Millay, Norma.
Shapli, Frances.
Sheean, Vincent, 1899-
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.
Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
Millay, Kathleen, -1943. Former owner
Millay, Norma. Former owner
Harper & Brothers.
American Play Company. Former owner
Harper & Row, Publishers. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Millay, E
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