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Edna St. Vincent Millay letter

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030070852]
Identifier: MS-0526
Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 - October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Collection consists of a one page letter containing a 14-line handwritten poem. An envelope is included and post-marked in New York in 1954, four years after the author's death.

Dates

  • undated (postmarked 1954)

Creator

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Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 sheet)

Biographical Note

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 - October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Millay was born in Rockland, Maine to Cora Lounella, a nurse, and Henry Tollman Millay, a schoolteacher who would later become superintendent of schools. Millay's career and celebrity began in 1912 when she entered her poem "Renascence" into a poetry contest in The Lyric Year. The poem was so widely considered the best submission, that when it was ultimately placed fourth, it was quite the scandal for which Millay received much publicity. Her best-known poem might be "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (first published in 1920).

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a one page letter from Edna St. Vincent Millay containing a 14-line handwritten poem. An envelope is included and post-marked in New York in 1954, four years after the author's death.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring on 4 January 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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