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Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Edwin Arlington Robinson Letters
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of original letters and transcriptions of additional letters by Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains forty-one autograph letters by Robinson to Mrs. Edward P. Mason, dated 1900 to 1911. The bulk of the collection, however, comprises typed transcriptions of the author's letters to various other correspondents, including Louis B. Isaacs and Mrs. M. MacDowell. Also included are a thesis on the poet by Robert Scott Fraser and his transcriptions of over two hundred of Robinson's letters, which are accompanied by photocopies of the originals.

Collection Creator Biography:

Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935

Edwin Arlington Robinson was the first major American poet of the twentieth century. A master of many technical forms, Robinson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times -- for his Collected Poems (1921), The Man Who Died Twice (1924), and Tristram (1927).

Collection History


Various AM.

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Edwin Arlington Robinson Letters; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1