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Wallace Stevens collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 545

Scope and Contents

The Wallace Stevens collection contains material donated to the library by Wallace Stevens, his daughter Holly Stevens, the Rev. John Curry Gay, and others. The Wallace Stevens gifts include one typed letter signed from Stevens, one manuscript by Stevens, "A Collect of Philosophy," and a bound copy of a score presented to Stevens by Jan Wisse. The Holly Stevens gift consists of a setting draft and galley and page proofs for the Letters of Wallace Stevens (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966). The Rev. John Curry Gay gift contains writings, letters, and other material, including discarded drafts of poems, most of which appeared in Harmonium (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923). Materials from other sources include one letter, two drafts, and a publicity photograph.

Dates

  • 1921-1966

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Wallace Stevens Collection 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

Gifts of Wallace Stevens, 1950-1954; Holly Stevens, 1967; Rev. John Curry Gay, 1974; and others.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. Wallace Stevens Gifts, 1950-1952. II. Holly Stevens Gift, 1966. III. Rev. John Curry Gay Gift, 1921-1926. IV. Material From Other Sources, 1949-1955.

Extent

2.71 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.stevensw

Overview

The Wallace Stevens collection contains material donated to the library by Wallace Stevens, his daughter Holly Stevens, the Rev. John Curry Gay, and others. The Wallace Stevens gifts include one typed letter signed from Stevens, one manuscript by Stevens, "A Collect of Philosophy," and a bound copy of a score presented to Stevens by Jan Wisse. The Holly Stevens gift consists of a setting draft and galley and page proofs for the Letters of Wallace Stevens (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966). The Rev. John Curry Gay gift contains writings, letters, and other material, including discarded drafts to poems, most of which appeared in Harmonium (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923). Materials from other sources include one letter, two drafts, and a publicity photograph.

Wallace Stevens (1978-1955)

Wallace Stevens was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and spent most of his life working as a lawyer for the Hartford insurance company in Connecticut.

Processing Information

Collection materials received preliminary processing around the time of acquisition. During reprocessing of the collection in 2011, series were established with respect for provenance.

Formerly classed as Za Stevens.
Title
Guide to the Wallace Stevens Collection
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
13 December 2011
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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