Contents and Arrangement

Series 3: Ezra Pound Material, 1949-1960

9 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Between 1950 and 1956, The Hudson Review published a number of works by the modernist poet and critic Ezra Pound (1885-1972): translations of The Analects of Confucius (1950) and Sophocles' Women of Trachis (1954), as well as additions to Pound's long poem The Cantos, Cantos 85 through 89 (1955), and Cantos 96 and 97 (1956). During this period Pound also acted as a kind of unacknowledged advisor to The Hudson Review, often providing editorial advice, suggestions, and recommendations in his correspondence with Frederick Morgan. This series contains extensive correspondence, typescripts of Cantos 85-89 and 96-97 with extensive corrections and notations by Pound, as well as typescripts of Women of Trachis and of an unpublished poem entitled, ""To Sappho: Owed."" Additionally the series includes corrected page proofs of Canto 85, galleys of Cantos 96 and 97 (with notes and corrections from Pound), a group of printing plates for Cantos 86 and 87 (incomplete) and other material related to Ezra Pound, his writings published in The Hudson Review, and his relationship with Frederick Morgan.


Arranged by form/genre.

Collection History


No materials were separated from the collection during 2015 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brian McDonald in 2006-2007. Finding aid written by Brian McDonald in 2007. The folder inventory for the 2015 accession was added by Fiona Bell '18 and Kristine Gift (GS) in May 2015, and the finding aid was updated by Kelly Bolding in May 2015.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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:

Series 3: Ezra Pound Material; Hudson Review Archives, C1091, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

Additional materials pertaining to the Morgan family can be found in the Enoch Morgan's Sons Co. Collection (C1098), which were a gift of Ms. Paula Deitz, 2006. Materials not directly related to the business of Enoch Morgan's Sons have been integrated into Series 7F, 8 and 9 of The Hudson Review Archives and Frederick Morgan Papers.


The websites of The Hudson Review and Frederick Morgan were consulted during the preparation of this finding aid.

The Hudson review
Ammons, A. R. (Archie Randolf), 1926-
Berry, Wendell, 1934-
Carruth, Hayden, 1921-2008
Gioia, Dana.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Pritchard, William H.
Simpson, Louis, 1923-2012