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Subseries 1.3
Manuscripts, 1939-1997
Boxes Boxes 19-31; OP 1-6

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains manuscripts published by the Cummington Press, manuscripts that were accepted for publication but never completed, and general manuscript submissions and illustration submissions from 1939-1997. In the first section are materials relating to published works, including correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, illustrations and page proofs. Of note are files relating to the publication of William Carlos Williams' The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia, &c, the full manuscript of which includes poems removed from the final printing. Also included are files relating to the publication of Incident on the Bark Columbia, a collection of 19th-century whaling letters published for the first time by the Cummington Press.

The subseries also contains files relating to works accepted for publication by the Cummington Press, but not printed for various reasons. Along with correspondence and typescripts, notable materials include Katharine Frazier's unpublished transcriptions of letters from the Goodell family written during the California Gold Rush, as well as poet Robert Peters' lyric memoir of coming to terms with his homosexuality. The third section includes manuscripts submitted to the Cummington Press, but not accepted for publication, including manuscripts by Malcolm Cowley and William Carlos Williams. The final section contains illustration submissions to the Cummington Press.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

Manuscripts [published]
Box Folder Content
OP1 1 Unidentified page proof
19 1 Berg, Stephen, Bearing Weapons, correspondence, undated
19 2 Berg, Stephen, Bearing Weapons, typescripts [1 of 2]
19 3 Berg, Stephen, Bearing Weapons, typescripts [2 of 2]
19 4 Berg, Stephen, Bearing Weapons, page proofs
19 5 Berg, Stephen, First Song: Bankei, 1653, typescript
19 6 Berg, Stephen, Sea Ice: Versions of Eskimo Song, correspondence, undated
19 7 Berg, Stephen, Sea Ice: Versions of Eskimo Song, typescripts
19 8 Blackmur, R.P., The Good European, typescripts
19 9 Blackmur, R.P., The Good European, page proofs
19 10 Blackmur, R.P., The Second World, typescripts
19 11 Blake, William, Genesis: The Seven Days of the Created World, manuscript, title page only
19 12 Bolton, Joe, Breckinridge County Suite, correspondence, undated
19 13 Bolton, Joe, Breckinridge County Suite, page proofs
19 14 Corn, Alfred, The Pith Helmet, typescript
19 15 Corn, Alfred, The Pith Helmet, page proofs
19 16 Cunningham, James Vincent, Doctor Drink: Poems, typescript
19 17 Cunningham, James Vincent, Doctor Drink: Poems, page proof
19 18 Davis, Dick, Lares, typescript
19 19 Davis, Dick, Lares, page proofs
19 20 Davis, Glover, August Fires, typescript
20 1 Davis, Glover, Bandaging Bread, typescripts
20 2 Defoe, Daniel, The Meditations of Daniel Defoe, typescript transcriptions [edited by George Harris Healey]
20 3 Defoe, Daniel, The Meditations of Daniel Defoe, page proofs [edited by George Harris Healey]
20 4 Dickens, Charles, Dickens in Italy, correspondence, 1955-1956
20 5 Dickens, Charles, Dickens in Italy, manuscript [photocopy]
20 6 Dickens, Charles, Dickens in Italy, typescript transcriptions
20 7 Dickens, Charles, Dickens in Italy, page proofs
20 8 Eberhart, Richard, An Herb Basket, typescript
20 9 Finlay, John, The Salt of Exposure, typescript [printing plan only]
20 10 Gibbs, Barbara, Poets Like Oysters, typescript
20 11 Gibbs, Barbara, Poets Like Oysters, page proofs [includes illustrations by Karen Kunc]
20 12 Gibbs, Barbara and Tate, Allen, Requiescat in Pace, Paul Wightman Williams, Jr., MCMXX - MCMLVI, typescripts [introduction by Allen Tate, poetry by Barbara Gibbs]
OP1 2 Gibbs, Barbara and Tate, Allen, Requiescat in Pace, Paul Wightman Williams, Jr., MCMXX - MCMLVI, page proofs [introduction by Allen Tate, poetry by Barbara Gibbs]
20 13 Goldensohn, Barry, Dance Music, typescript
20 14 Goldensohn, Barry, Dance Music, page proofs
20 15 Golffing, Francis, Poems, 1943-1949, correspondence, 1948
20 16 Golffing, Francis, Poems, 1943-1949, manuscripts
20 17 Golffing, Francis, Poems, 1943-1949, typescripts
20 18 Golffing, Francis, Poems, 1943-1949, page proofs
20 19 Greer, Jane, Bathsheba on the First Day, page proofs
20 20 Halsey, Helen, White Christmas Yarn, correspondence, 1941
20 21 Halsey, Helen, White Christmas Yarn, typescripts
20 22 Halsey, Helen, editor, Incident on the Bark Columbia, correspondence
20 23 Halsey, Helen, editor, Incident on the Bark Columbia, typescript transcriptions
21 1 Hahn, Robert, One More Time, typescript
21 2 Howard, Ben, Lenten Anniversaries, typescript
21 3 The Holy Bible: King James Version, The Book of Job, typescript [introduction only, written by Alfred Young Fisher]
21 4 Lieberman, Laurence, The St. Kitts Monkey Feuds, typescripts
21 5 Lincoln, Kenneth, Orpheus Afoot, correspondence, 1990
21 6 Lincoln, Kenneth, Orpheus Afoot, typescripts [1 of 2]
21 7 Lincoln, Kenneth, Orpheus Afoot, typescripts [2 of 2]
21 8 Lowell, Robert, Land of Unlikeness, typescript
21 9 Lowell, Robert, Land of Unlikeness, page proofs
21 10 Lucina, Mary, I Asked Hoping, typescripts
21 11 Lucina, Mary, I Asked Hoping, page proofs
21 12 Mezey, Robert, Joe Simpson [1919-1996], typescript
21 13 Mezey, Robert, The Lovemaker, typescript
22 1 Mezey, Robert, The Lovemaker, page proofs
22 2 Mezey, Robert, White Blossoms, typescript, [variant title: Like An Eyelid's Soundless Blink]
22 3 Mezey, Robert, White Blossoms, page proofs, [variant title: Like An Eyelid's Soundless Blink]
22 4 Middleton, David, As Far As Light Remains, typescript
22 5 Middleton, David, As Far As Light Remains, page proofs
22 6 Morse, Samuel French, Time of Year, correspondence, 1943
22 7 Morse, Samuel French, Time of Year, typescripts
22 8 Morse, Samuel French, Time of Year, page proofs
22 9 Rilke, Rainer Maria, Four Prose Pieces, typescript, [translations by Carol Niemeyer]
22 10 Perricone, Christopher, A Summer of Monkey Poems, correspondence, undated [includes illustrations by Eric May]
22 11 Perricone, Christopher, A Summer of Monkey Poems, typescript
22 12 Ralegh, Sir Walter, The Ocean to Cynthia, typescript transcriptions [variant name: Sir Walter Raleigh]
22 13 Radnoti, Miklos, Postcards, typescript [translations by Stephen Berg, Steven Polgar, S.J. Marks]
22 14 Schreiber, Jan, Wily Apparitions, typescripts
23 1 Schreiber, Jan, Wily Apparitions, page proofs
23 2 Schwerner, Armand, The Tablets I-VIII, correspondence, 1968
23 3 Schwerner, Armand, The Tablets I-VIII, typescripts
23 4 Schwerner, Armand, The Tablet I-VIII, page proofs
23 5 Slesinger, Warren, Field with Figurations, typescript
23 6 Stevens, Wallace, Esthetique du Mal, page proofs
23 7 Stevens, Wallace, Three Academic Pieces, typescript
23 8 Stevens, Wallace, Three Academic Pieces, page proofs
23 9 Tate, Allen, Christ and the Unicorn, typescripts
23 10 Tate, Allen, Christ and the Unicorn, page proofs
23 11 Tate, Allen, The Hovering Fly, typescripts
OP1 5 Tate, Allen, The Hovering Fly, page proofs
23 12 Tate, Allen, The Vigil of Venus, correspondence, 1943 [variant titles: Pervigilium Veneris]
23 13 Tate, Allen, The Vigil of Venus, typescript translations and transcriptions [variant title: Pervigilium Veneris]
23 14 Tate, Allen, The Winter Sea, typescript
23 15 Tuckerman, Frederick, The cricket, typescript transcription
OP1 3 Tuckerman, Frederick, The cricket, photocopied manuscript
23 16 Van Duyn, Mona, Valentines to the Wide World, page proof
23 17 Various poets, Homage to Baudelaire, manuscripts
23 18 Various poets, Homage to Baudelaire, typescripts
OP1 4 Various poets, Homage to Baudelaire, page proofs
23 19 Various poets, MESA, page proofs
24 1 Warren, Robert Penn, Blackberry Winter, typescript
24 2 Warren, Robert Penn, Blackberry Winter, page proofs
24 3 Wilborn, William, Rooms, typescripts
24 4 Wilborn, William, Rooms, page proofs
24 5 Wilbur, Richard, Lying, page proofs
24 6 Williams, Tennessee, "I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix," manuscript and typescript, 1951
OP2 - Williams, Tennessee, "I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix," page proofs, 1951
24 7 Williams, William Carlos, The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia, &c, correspondence, 1948
24 8 Williams, William Carlos, The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia, &c, typescripts
24 9 Williams, William Carlos, The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia, &c, unpublished typescripts
24 10 Williams, William Carlos, The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia, &c, page proofs
24 11 Williams, William Carlos, The Wedge, typescript
Manuscripts [accepted, but not published]
25 1 Albee, John, John Albee literary correspondence, correspondence and typescripts, 1941
25 2 Alighieri, Dante, Canto V of the Inferno of Dante's Comedy, typescript [translation by Harry Duncan]
25 3 Frazier, Katharine, ed., The Goodell Letters, typescript and correspondence, 1941-1942
25 4 Morse, Samuel French, The Scattered Causes, correspondence, typescripts and page proofs
25 5 Peters, Robert, Circumcision After Dark: The G-String Poems, correspondence, 1969-1970
25 6 Peters, Robert, Circumcision After Dark: The G-String Poems, typescripts
25 7 Various poets, From This Hill 1942, typescripts
25 8 Various poets, untitled collection of Latin American authors, typescripts [edited by the Committee on Cultural Relations with Latin America, Inc.]
Manuscripts [submitted, not accepted for publication]
26 1 Unidentified manuscripts
26 2 Unidentified typescripts
26 3 Ackerley, J.R.
26 4 Barth, R.L.
26 5 Belitt, Ben
26 6 Berg, Stephen
26 7 Binns, John
26 8 Bongs, Rolf [translated by Harry Seelig]
26 9 Bridgford, Kim
26 10 Catherwood, Michael
26 11 Connellan, Leo
26 12 Cowley, Malcolm
26 13 Davis, Catherine
26 14 Eastman, Harold
26 15 Eberhart, Richard
27 1 Elliott, William
27 2 Elon, Florence
27 3 Goldensohn, Barry
27 4 Golffing, Francis
27 5 Gray, Patrick
27 6 Greene, Jonathan [1 of 2]
27 7 Greene, Jonathan [2 of 2]
27 8 Gris, Juan [unidentified translator]
27 9 Hahn, Robert
28 1 Hebert, Anne [translated by A. Poulin]
28 2 Hegarty, Terence
28 3 Hoeppner, Edward
28 4 Hope, Warren
28 5 Johnson, Carol
28 6 Johnson, Margie
28 7 Kessler, Jascha
28 8 Kloefkorn, William [1 of 2]
28 9 Kloefkorn, William [2 of 2]
29 1 Kresh, David
29 2 Kroll, Ernest
29 3 Levine, Philip
29 4 Logan, William
29 5 Marks, S.J.
29 6 Marsh, Larry
29 7 Mezey, Naomi
29 8 Mezey, Robert
29 9 Michael Angelo [translated by Creighton Gilbert]
29 10 Minczeski, John
29 11 Moffitt, John
29 12 Newman, P.B.
29 13 O'Connell, George
30 1 Ogilvie, John
30 2 Oliver, Raymond
30 3 Palma, Michael
30 4 Peck, John
30 5 Pomeroy, Ralph
30 6 Radnoti, Miklos [translated by Steven Polgar, Stephen Berg, and S.J. Marks]
30 7 Ridland, John
30 8 Slesinger, Warren
30 9 Stevens, Walter
30 10 Stoloff, Carolyn
30 11 Turco, Lewis
30 12 Tzara, Tristan [translated by William Kulik]
31 1 Unterecker, John
31 2 Various poets [translated by Aleksandar Nejgebauer
31 3 Wiegner, Kathleen
31 4 Wilbur, Richard
31 5 Williams, William Carlos
31 6 Wirtz, Warren
31 7 Yeh, Max
Illustration submissions
31 8 Unidentified illustrator
31 9 Newton, David
31 10 Page, David
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