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Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0033
The Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection contains approximately 800 of the poet's individual manuscript items; 2 notebooks from 1947; 33 letters to Charles D. Abbott; 57 letters to Eugene Magner; miscellaneous clippings; and approximately 3,314 drawings.

Dates

  • 1939-1962

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection, 1939-1962, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

38 linear feet (44 boxes)

Overview

The Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection contains approximately 800 of the poet's individual manuscript items; 2 notebooks from 1947; letters to Charles D. Abbott and Eugene Magner; miscellaneous clippings; and approximately 3,314 drawings.

Biographical Note

Born in 1901, Raymond Ellsworth Larsson is a Catholic poet whose writings have appeared in such Italian, French, English, and American literary magazines as Lirica, The New Criterion, transition, The Dial, the New Masses, the Nation, and Poetry. He is the author of O City, Cities! (1929), Weep and Prepare: Selected Poems 1926-1939 (1940), and Book like a Bow Curved (1961), which was designed by Jonathan Williams. Larsson also edited the anthologies Poetry out of Wisconsin (1937), with August Derleth, and Saints at Prayer (1942).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series.

Acquisition Information

Donated to The Poetry Collection by Raymond Ellsworth Larsson between 1944 and 1962.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Poetry Collection staff.
Title
Finding Aid for the Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection
Status
in_progress
Author
Finding aid prepared by James Maynard and Marie Elia.
Date
2010
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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