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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:
Firestone Library (scamss): 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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1