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Edwin Arlington Robinson collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 883

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and writings documenting the work of Edwin Arlington Robinson. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of Robinson's poetry; correspondence with Lawrence W. Lamm, Lucius Beebe, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, and other correspondents; and the typescript of and correspondence pertaining to C. Beecher Hogan's A Bibliography of Edwin Arlington Robinson.


  • 1897 - 1941


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Edwin Arlington Robinson 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

Acquired from various sources. Source information is recorded in the finding aid, and source information from catalog cards has been photocopied and included in the relevant folders. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.


The manuscript material in this collection was previously cataloged, and the order of the collection by these manuscript catalog numbers has been maintained. The prior manuscript catalog numbers are recorded on the folders.


1.25 Linear Feet ((3 boxes) + 1 broadside)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935), American poet; his books of poetry include The Torrent and the Night Before (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1896), Children of the Night (Boston: Richard G. Badger & Company, 1897), and The Town Down the River (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910).

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing in 2014, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection, an initial survey of the contents, and a list created in the 1980s by graduate students who conducted a survey of collections under the direction of the curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature. The collection's manuscripts were previously described according to a sequence of catalog card entries; this order has been maintained, and photocopies of the catalog cards have been placed in the relevant folders.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Edwin Arlington Robinson Collection
In Progress
by Alison Clemens
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

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