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George Platt Lynes diaries and memorabilia

Call Number: YCAL MSS 147
Scope and Contents

The George Platt Lynes Diaries & Memorabilia is organized into two series. Series I, Diaries , the largest component, consists of diaries and datebooks which record his activities and thoughts, starting with a journal of Lynes' first trip to Europe in 1925 and ending with entries in a pocket datebook just weeks before his death in 1955. Though his early and later years are well documented, there are no diaries for the years 1931-1941. Series II, Memorabilia , consists of a few odd personal items, including a notebook of dinners given during the early 1940s and printed versions of writings by Glenway Wescott.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The George Platt Lynes Diaries & Memorabilia are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received with the Glenway Wescott papers, purchase from Monroe Wheeler, 1988.

Associated Materials

Additional George Platt Lynes material can be found in the Glenway Wescott Papers [YCAL MSS 134] and the Monroe Wheeler Papers [YCAL MSS 136]. The materials included in this collection represent items that were already segregated when received with the original papers.

1.06 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955
Language of Materials