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Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.

W. H. Auden letters to Reed Whittemore

1970–1972


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F816


Creator: Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.


Title: W. H. Auden letters to Reed Whittemore


Inclusive Dates: 1970–1972


Extent: 3 items


Abstract: Two letters written by W. H. Auden to Reed Whittemore.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F816, W. H. Auden letters to Reed Whittemore, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of Doris Grumbach, February 2008.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, March 2008.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Poet, dramatist, librettist, and essayist W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden was born February 21, 1907 in York, England. He became an American citizen in May 1946. In 1948, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for The Age of Anxiety.

Sources:

"Wystan Hugh Auden." Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 9: 1971-1975. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994 (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed March 2008).


Scope and Content Note

Two letters handwritten by poet W. H. Auden to Reed Whittemore are dated June 13, 1970 and May 15, 1972. Auden writes to decline to review books suggested by Whittemore and states his fee for readings.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Whittemore, Reed, 1919-
Topical Terms
American poetry––History––20th century––Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
Occupation
Poets.

Detailed Contents List

W. H. Auden letter to Reed Whittemore , 1970 June 13   [Box 54 F816]

1 item (1 leaf)

One handwritten letter from W. H. Auden to Reed Whittemore declining to review a book suggested by Whittemore and stating his fee for readings.

W. H. Auden letter to Reed Whittemore , 1972 May 15   [Box 54 F816]

1 item (1 leaf)

One handwritten letter from W. H. Auden to Reed Whittemore declining to review books suggested by Whittemore.