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At a Glance
Manuscripts and correspondence of Masters. Two manuscripts"An Etching" and "Starved Rock in Winter" are in the author's holograph, while the remaining 29 are in typescript, most of which are signed by the author or inscribed to his friend Kimball Flaccus. With the exception of the manuscript of "An Etching" dated 24 October 1910, all of the manuscripts date from the 1940 to 1942 period of the writer's career. Eight of the manuscripts were published in the poet's last two volumes of poetry, ILLINOIS POEMS (Prarie City, 1941) and ALONG THE ILLINOIS (Prairie City, 1942), and the remaining poems are apparently unpublished or uncollected. The collection also contains four letters and several pieces of printed ephemera.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edgar Lee Masters papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--02241P. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--11/--/64. Accession number--M-64-11.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical