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Mary Boatwright Collection of James Merrill Papers


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Mary Boatwright Collection of James Merrill Papers, 1968-2001 | MS Manuscripts

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Title: Mary Boatwright Collection of James Merrill Papers, 1968-2001Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1968-2001

ID: MS/MS/ms133

Primary Creator: Merrill, James Ingram

Other Creators: Jackson, David (1922-2001)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 07/20/2004

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Mary Boatwright Collection of James Merrill Papers consists of correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera, and realia.

Collection Historical Note

Mary Boatwright was James Merrill's neighbor in Stonington, Connecticut.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of Mary Boatwright

Acquisition Method: Accession number 23054

Related Materials: See also the James Merrill Papers (MSS083) and the David Jackson Papers (MSS060)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Ephemera, circa 1979-2001],
[Series 3: Realia],

Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence to Mary Boatwright.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: From: Mary T. Boatwright, 1998Add to your cart.
1 item. Several copies of "Jimmy Merrill in Stonington," authored by Mary Boatwright.
Folder 2: From: Jim Boylan, 1998Add to your cart.
1 item. "Our James" speech by Mary Boatwright at the dedication of the James Merrill Reading Room.
Folder 3: From: Paul G. Holland, Jr., Cummings & Lockwood, 1995Add to your cart.
1 item. re: JM's estate
Folder 4: From: Peter Hooten, No date; 1987-1992Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 5-6: From: David Jackson, No date; 1973-1990Add to your cart.
50 items
Folder 7: From: Doris Magowan, 1998Add to your cart.
2 items. Request for Mary Boatwright's memorial speech for JM
Folder 8: From: Sandy McClatchy, 1980-1989Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 9-12: From: James Merrill, Not dated; 1968-1994Add to your cart.
75 items. Enclosures: Note on copy of poem, "How to Get On in Society" by John Betjeman; photo of portrait of JM as a child; "Eight Bits," a small pamphlet of short poems; manuscript of "The Image Maker," with note from JM; and "Thanksgiving Ode"
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: From: Hellen Plummer, 1986-1990Add to your cart.
10 items. Enclosure: Two photos (duplicates) of JM portrait
Folder 14: From: "Ron", 1985Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 15: From: Nancy Rose, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 16: From: "Thad" [?], 1983-1995Add to your cart.
3 items. Enclosure: "Jacksonville Visits Influenced Poet" article
Item 17: From: Unidentified, No dateAdd to your cart.
2 items

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Ephemera, circa 1979-2001],
[Series 3: Realia],

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