Contents and Arrangement

7 ALsS to Mrs. Mildred Pressinger Kienbusch; 2 letters Concerning Moore to Mrs. Kienbusch by Other Persons, 1941-1966

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence, poems, and photographs of Marianne Moore. The correspondence includes seven letters (1941-1966) by Moore to Mrs. Mildred Pressinger Kienbusch, and two related letters to Mrs. Kienbusch from mutual friends; two letters to Otto von Kienbusch, one written in June 1969, in a shaky hand, after Moore had suffered a stroke; one letter to Mrs. Barbara Turner; five letters to Mr. Mass and Mr. T. Tambimuttu about making corrections to her books before printing; eight letters (1944-1952) to José Rodríguez Feo in Cuba regarding publishing poems by her and Elizabeth Bishop in the prominent Cuban literary magazine Orígenes. There is a photograph of Moore taken at Princeton University in front of Nassau Hall in 1968 during a commencement ceremony, and another one taken at Harvard University. Also included are holograph corrections on a printed copy of p. 122 of her translation of The Fables of La Fontaine; a typed and signed poem titled "Nevertheless"; and a typed and signed poem titled "What Are Years?" inscribed to James Lowe and dated Oct. 7, 1968.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

7 ALsS to Mrs. Mildred Pressinger Kienbusch; 2 letters Concerning Moore to Mrs. Kienbusch by Other Persons; Marianne Moore Collection, C1130, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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