Papers of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1897-1955.

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Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. Papers of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1897-1955.

Papers of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1897-1955.

The bulk of the collection contains manuscripts; correspondence from Millay's relatives, classmates and friends; photographs; miscellaneous printed items including sheet music, broadsides, playbills and clipppings; and other material related to the publication of "The Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay" by Allan Ross Macdougall. Edna St. Vincent Millay material includes a notebook of Millay's containing original poetry and prose, with notes on publication, written by her or dictated to Eugen Boissevain. Other manuscripts include "Three Songs," with a note by Efrem Zimbalist; "Thanksgiving," "End of Summer," "Ragged Island," "Singing Woman," "Nightingale," and many early, unpublished or untitled poems. With these are poems written in tribute to her by Consuelo Ford, Allan Ross Macdougall, Nora Hefley Mahon, and Agnes Yarnall, and an uncorrected page proof for "Mine the Harvest," and her translation of "Flowers of Evil." Original Edna St. Vincent Millay letters discuss family, readings, travel, finances, health and her nervous breakdown, her literary work, publication, Vassar, acting, an honorary degree from New York University and discrimination against her there, praise for A.D. Ficke and Kay Boyle, criticism of T.S. Eliot.and a Guggenheim for Macdougall. A letter, 1917, from John Masefield compliments her work and offers advice. Letters from Eugen Boissevain discuss Millay's health, family, finances, life at Steepletop, and writing. Printed material includes the baccalaureate hymn "St. Vincent," several published articles and poems, reviews, N.Y. Times obituary. Memorabilia includes pressed autumn leaves from her grave, a knitted doll, a tea towel crocheted by Millay as a girl, a towel and wash cloth, salt cellars, dish and spoon, a purse, and albums of photographs and clippings.

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