Rare Book & Manuscript Library

William S. Burroughs papers, 1957-1976

Series I: Correspondence, 1953-1973

The Correspondence series contains a few select pieces of correspondence between Burroughs and his friends and collaborators. In this series are letters exchanged between Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg regarding their collaborative, epistolary book The Yage Letters. This series, though small, includes both letters later reprinted as part of the publication and correspondence related to the editing and process.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Burroughs to Bill Berkson, June 4, 1962

Burroughs to Allen Ginsberg

Box 1 Folder 2 January 25, 1953

(published as part ofThe Yage Letters)

Box 1 Folder 3 January 6, 1955

(regardingThe Yage Letters)

Box 1 Folder 4 January 9, 1955

(regardingThe Yage Letters)

Box 1 Folder 5 March 9, 1956

(regardingThe Yage Letters)

Box 1 Folder 6 Allen Ginsberg to Burroughs, 1973

Box 1 Folder 7 Philip Whalen to Burroughs, 1957