Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection
Scope and Content Note
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.
- Larsson, Raymond Ellsworth (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection, 1939-1962, are open for research.
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.
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).
38 Linear Feet (44 boxes)
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.
The collection is arranged in four series.
Donated to The Poetry Collection by Raymond Ellsworth Larsson between 1944 and 1962.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Collection processed by Poetry Collection staff.
- Finding Aid for the Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection
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- Finding aid prepared by James Maynard and Marie Elia.
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.