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Leonard Bacon papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 487
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed material and other papers that document the life and work of the poet Leonard Bacon. Correspondence is both professional and personal, and documents Bacon's writing and publishing activities as well as his personal and family relationships. Writings include drafts and proofs for many of his published works including Ulug Beg (1923), Lost Buffalo, and Other Poems (1930), The Furioso (1932), Dream and Action (1934), and Semi-Centennial (1939), as well as works translated by Bacon, such as Luis de Camões's The Lusiads (1950). Printed material includes several boxes of printed versions of Bacon's poetry and other writings, as well as pamphlets, reprints, newspaper clippings, and ephemera collected by Bacon. Other papers include three scrapbooks documenting Bacon's career from 1923 to 1946, as well as a small quantity of personal documents and photographs.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Leonard Bacon Papers is 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
Gift of Leonard and Martha Bacon, 1955-1968. Gift of Helen H. Bacon, 1996. Other material acquired from various sources, 1967-1979. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1834-1962. II. Writings, 1906-1954. III. Printed Material, undated. IV. Other Papers, 1917-1951.
1834 - 1962
Majority of material found within 1897 - 1962
37 Linear Feet ((92 boxes) + 1 framed art object)
Related Names
Bacon, Leonard, 1887-1954
Language of Materials