University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Marianne Moore:

An Inventory of Her Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
Title: Marianne Moore Collection
Dates: 1921-1971, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and letters written by the American poet Marianne Moore as well as letters received from colleagues and publishers. Correspondents include Bryher, T. S. Eliot, Henry Rago, Wallace Stevens, and Harriet Weaver, among others. Also present are numerous letters from contributors and manuscripts submitted for inclusion in Marianne Moore: Festschrift by Various Hands (1964), edited by Tambimuttu.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2898
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet), 2 galley folders (gf), 2 oversize folders (osf)
Language: English, French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Works:

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1.1 Untitled article on Charles Frederick Worth, 2 typescripts / drafts with handwritten and typed emendations; 1 typescript / draft / fragment with handwritten and typed emendations, 29 January 1962 (1 page), 30 January 1962 (2 pages), 7 February 1962 (3 pages).
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1.2 The absentee: A comedy in four acts, adapted by Moore from the novel by Maria Edgeworth, typescript with handwritten revisions, 54 pages, undated.
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1.1 American poetry: Forum lectures, typescript, 2 pages, 7 December 1963. For Voice of America. In form of an interview.
Books for the desert isle, signed handwritten manuscript with handwritten emendations, 1 page, October 1955. List with annotations.
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osf 1 Eight poems, written by Moore; with drawings by Robert Andrew Parker hand-colored by the artist, production file for this volume, 61 leaves, 1959-1961. Contents of file: proof of printed title, copyright and limitation pages, 3 pages on 1 leaf signed by Moore; Moore's handwritten concluding stanzas for The fish (which, reproduced, was loosely laid in the printed book as an addendum); Robert Parker's 6 handwritten manuscript trial title pages on 5 leaves; 8 original ink drawings by Parker used in the book; 10 proofs of the drawings colored by Parker, mounted on sheets with photostats of Moore's manuscript as a mock-up; 28 rejected drawings by Parker (27 ink, 1 pencil) of which 12 are signed and dated; photographs of colored drawings for The fish; 6 ALS Parker to Monroe Wheeler, 1959-1961.
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1.1 An expedient--Leonardo da Vinci's (and a query), typescript with handwritten printer's marks and notes, 1 page, 18 April 1964.
A face, signed typescript with initialed handwritten note, 1 page, 1966.
The fish, typescript / copy, 1 page, undated.
Introduction to Central Park, by Sierra Club, typescript / photocopy, 3 pages, undated. Included with this: TL / cover letter / photocopy to David Brower, 29 June 1968.
Jamestown, typescript, 4 pages, undated.
Marriage, typescript / copy, signed by Moore, 10 pages, 12 August 1967.
My crow, Pluto (article), carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 2 pages, 8 March no year. Early draft.
My crow Pluto, the true Plato (article), carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 4 pages, undated. Later draft.
Note re Dorothy Maynor's Harlem School of the Arts, signed typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 22 November 1968. Soliciting funds for their operating fund.
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1.3 O to be a dragon (book of poems), composite typed and carbon manuscript with handwritten emendations, approximately 50 pages, 1959.
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gf 1 O to be a dragon (book of poems), galley proofs with handwritten corrections, 17 page, 1959.
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1.1 O to be a dragon (poem), carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 1 page, July 1958.
Old amusement park--before it became La Guardia Airport, typescript with handwritten printer's marks and notes, 1 page, 20 July 1964.
Poetry workings, handwritten manuscript / workings, 6 pages, undated.
Rescue with Yul Brynner, carbon typescript with handwritten revisions, 1 page, December 1960. Included with this: mimeo of CBS Television script for Edward R. Murrow's CBS Reports, Rescue with Yul Brynner, 10 December 1960.
Review of A draft of XXX Cantos by Ezra Pound, typescript with handwritten revisions, 13 pages, undated.
Review of Kora in Hell, by William Carlos Williams, signed carbon typescript with handwritten emendation, 6 pages, undated.
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1.4 Selected poems, galley proofs with handwritten corrections and emendations, 73 sheets, 10 October 1934. Printer: Robert MacLehose & Co., Ltd.
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1.1 A talisman, signed typescript, 1 page, 24 October 1966.
To Victor Hugo of my crow Pluto (poem):
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1.5 Typescript with handwritten emendations, 1 page, undated. First draft.
Carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and note, 1 page, 7 June 1961. Revised draft.
Carbon typescript with few handwritten markings and note on back, 1 page, 13 July 1961. Final draft. Included with this: picture caption to accompany poem and title note for My crow Pluto, the true Plato, carbon typescript.
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1.1 W. S. Landor, printed broadside / signed proof with handwritten additions, 1 page, 1965.



Letters:

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1.6 TLS, TPCS to Brown, Andreas, 27 May 1966, 24 June 1967.
TPCS to Brown, Andreas, 16 September 1967.
ALS to Covici, Pascal, 27 December 1958.
TLS to Cuthbert, Margaret, 28 April 1952.
TLS / draft, 9 TccL (one signed) to Eliot, T. S., 1935-1954. Included with TccL 18 April 1954: suggestions selections from and 2 lists of La Fontaine's Fables.
TLS to Erwin, Thomas, 12 November 1927.
ALS to Evans, Oliver Wendell, 28 July 1958.
6 ALS, 7 TLS, 6 APCS to Evans, Oliver Wendell, 1958-1965, undated.
TLS to Evans, Oliver, 25 May 1968.
ALS to Griffith, 7 January 1949.
TccL to Harper's, 4 August 1957. Included is a leaf of handwritten manuscript / notes on First poems by Minou Drouet. Removed from PQ 2607 R56 A82 1956p.
13 TLS, 2 TNS, TN to Harper's Bazaar re Crow poem and article, 26 February - 8 October 1961. Directed to Alice S. Morris and Maxine Shapiro.
4 TLS, TLI, TNI, TPCS to Harper's Bazaar re Worth article, 29 January - 29 March 1962. Directed to Alice S. Morris.
TLS to Hartley, Marsden, 14 August 1957, Purchase, 2000 (R14675); not described in card catalog.
TccL to Houghton Mifflin Company, directed to Anne Ford, 21 May 1955. Includes blurb for Elizabeth Bishop book.
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1.7 ALS, TLS to Kauffer, Edward McKnight, 11 May 1950, 1 October 1954.
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1.8 3 ALS, 5 ALI, 3 TLS, TLI, ANS, A and TN to Kauffer, Marion, 1943-1961, undated. Enclosed with TLI 17 April 1961: My crow Pluto (article), typescript, 2 pages, undated.
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1.7 TccL to Kirstein, Lincoln, 8 April 1953.
TccL to Lattimore, Richmond, 11 May 1953. Not described in card catalog.
2 ALS, APCS to Maas, Willard, 1937-1954, undated. APCS also directed to Marie Menken.
APCS to Maas, Willard, 3 November 1968.
TLS to Macmillan Company, 14 November 1952.
TccL to Manners, Mrs., 30 January 1932.
4 TLS to Morris, Alice, 1963-1965.
TccL to Olson, 17 March 1959.
ALI to Page, Chester, 20 April 1958.
TPCS to Peikes, Joseph, 7 May 1961.
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1.9 ALS, 6 TLS to Rago, Henry, 1958-1961. Included with TLS 2 October 1961: typescript list by Rago with handwritten additions by Moore.
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1.7 TLS to Rakosi, Carl, 7 September 1942.
TccL to Rakow, 29 November 1946.
ALS to Rice, Philip Blair, 29 September 1942.
TLS / photocopy to Roberts, Francis Warren, 22 April 1968.
2 ALS to Sawyer, Julian, 3 May and 5 May 1951.
TccL to Schneider, P., 11 November 1955.
AL / draft, TLI to Stevens, Wallace, 22 July 1950, 26 May 1954.
2 TLS, TPCS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1964.
TLS to Turner, Barbara, 6 June 1961.
ALS to Woolner, J. Howard, 10 October 1968.



Recipient:

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1.10 Unidentified author Eleanor. ALS to Moore, undated.
Unidentified author H. L. W. ALI to Moore, undated.
Unidentified author Marjorie. APCS to Moore, 3 April 1954.
Ballantine Books. TLS to Moore, 14 November 1952.
Beach, Sylvia. Christmas card to Moore, 1959.
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911- . Change of address notice to Moore, undated.
Brush, Albert. ALS to Moore, 15 February 1952.
Bryher, Winifred, 1894- . TLS to Moore, 24 June 1950.
The City Center of Music and Drama, Inc. 3 TLS to Moore, 1953-1954.
Cole, Thomas. TLS to Moore, 14 December 1953.
The Criterion. FPC to Moore, 31 May 1934.
The Egoist. ALS Harriet Weaver to Moore, 7 April 1921. Included with this: list of Egoist publications with handwritten additions. Written on this: AL / draft of Moore's reply, 21 April 1921.
Eliot, T. S., 1888-1965. FN / cover note for Faber Book News to Moore, 8 July 1952.
Ford, Charles Henri. ALS to Moore, 2 February 1967.
Gruen, John. TLS to Moore, 16 December 1953. Written on verso: TccL reply, 23 December 1953.
Hanchak, Peter. ALS to Moore, 19 May 1957.
Harper & Brothers. TLS Cass Canfield to Moore, 27 October 1952. Not described in card catalog.
Harper & Brothers. 2 TLS Simon Michael Bessie to Moore, 19 July and 1 August 1957. Removed from PQ 2607 R56 A82 1956p.
Harper & Brothers. TLS to Moore, 5 May 1960. Written on envelope: Moore's notes re Day-Lewis's The buried day, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated. Included with this: theatre ticket for Black comedy. Removed from AC-L D334G2 1960.
Harper's Bazaar. TLS, 10 TccL to Moore, 1961-1962. Written on TLS: TLI reply by Moore.
Hayward, John, 1905- . TLS to Moore re T. S. Eliot's health, 29 April 1954.
Holland, Henrietta Ford. ALS to Moore, 16 March 1959.
Houghton Mifflin Company. TLS to Moore, 12 April 1955.
Houghton Mifflin Company. TLS to Moore, 23 October 1968.
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1.11 Jacoby, Grover I., Jr. ALS to Moore, 11 November 1967. Enclosed with this: Comment in motion, printed booklet, 1967.
The Kenyon Review. APCS to Moore, 10 March 1942.
Kunitz, Stanley. APCS to Moore, 22 April 1945.
The Macmillan Company. TLS to Moore, 14 August 1958.
Morse, Samuel French, 1916- . 2 TLS to Moore, 12 August 1955, 7 July 1956.
Murphy, Gwendolyn. 2 ALS to Moore, 9 March and 4 May 1950.
National Institute of Arts and Letters. TLS to Moore, 13 June 1955.
Pack, Robert. TLS to Moore, 19 September 1959.
Rakow, Edwin. ALS to Moore, 16 November 1946. Removed from PS 3535 A417 I5 HRC.
Queneau, Raymond. TLS to Moore, 6 November 1950. In French. Not described in card catalog.
Sergeant, Elizabeth. ALS to Moore, 11 October 1954.
Stephenson, Holly Stevens. 3 ALS to Moore, 1955-1960.
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. Telegram to Moore, 29 January 1952. Written on envelope: handwritten notes by Moore.
Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1915- . TLS to Moore, 18 November 1964.
Waldman, Bernard, 1913- . TLS to Moore, 16 March 1962.
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899- . Christmas card to Moore, 22 December 1936.
Zabel, Morton D. TLS to Moore, 2 December 1959.



Miscellaneous:

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2.1 Unidentified author. Sanitation poster, photograph with handwritten note by Moore, May 1941.
Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889- . What's under that tricorne hat, typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889- . TLS, TPCS, telegram to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1964.
Bacon, Peggy, 1895- . 2 ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 25 September and 5 October 1964.
Barnes, Djuna. TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 2 August 1964.
Baskin, Leonard, 1922- . ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 11 October 1964.
Bellow, Saul, 1915- . APCS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 17 August 1964.
Bogan, Louise, 1897- . TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, undated.
Brand, Millen. The player, typescript / duplicate, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Burke, Kenneth, 1897- . M. M., typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Burke, Kenneth, 1897- . 2 TLS, APCS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 4 September and 10 October 1964.
Bynner, Witter, 1881- . TLS / copies to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 23 July 1964. Edited for inclusion in Marianne Moore festschrift.
Cahoon, Herbert, 1918- . Speech from a play, typescript / copy, 2 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Ciardi, John, 1916- . Homage to Marianne Moore, typescript / copy, 2 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Ciardi, John, 1916- . ALS, 3 TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1964, undated.
Condé Nast Publications, Inc. TLS Paul H. Bonner, Jr. (permissions) to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 19 October 1964.
Cooper, Jane. ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 18 October 1964.
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-. Extract from speech delivered at dinner meeting of the National Institute of Arts and Letters on the occasion of Moore's 75th birthday, 15 November 1962, typescript / copy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898- . TLS, ANS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 5 July and 13 September 1964. ANS written at bottom of TLS Tambimuttu to Cowley, undated.
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2.2 Deutsch, Babette, 1895- . Dear Marianne, carbon typescript, 1 page; typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Deutsch, Babette, 1895- . TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 24 May 1964. Enclosed with this typescript contribution to Marianne Moore festschrift.
Eberhart, Richard, 1904- . A memoir, typescript / photocopies, 1 page each, June 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift. Included with these: photocopies of poems To Harriet Monroe and Opulence.
Eberhart, Richard, 1904- . 2 TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 11 June and 3 August 1964.
Edelstein, Eleanor R.:
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2.2 The wizard and the pauper, typescript, 2 pages; typescript / photocopy, 2 pages; 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
TLS to Mass, Stephen, 16 October 1964.
ALS, ANS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 16 October 1964, undated.
Farrell, James T., 1904- . Marianne Moore: 15 November 1964, typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Garrigue, Jean, 1912- . ALS, TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, undated.
Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, Inc. TLS Andreas Brown (president) to Texas. University. Humanities Research Center, 2 February 1971. Letter refers to a copy of George Meredith's Miscellaneous prose (Constable, 1910) from Moore's library.
Gregory, Horace, 1898- . Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 6 October 1964.
House of Books. TLS, 2 TccL to Mass, Stephen, 1964.
Humphries, Rolfe. ANS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, undated. Written on bottom of TLS Tambimuttu to Humphries, 25 July 1964.
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2.3 Kindley, Jeff. TLS to Mass, Stephen, 5 December 1964.
Koch, Kenneth. ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 27 June 1964.
Kunitz, Stanley Jasspon, 1905- . ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 25 August 1964.
Levin, Harry, 1912- . A note on her French aspect, typescript / photocopy, 3 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Levin, Harry, 1912- . TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 17 August 1964.
Lowell, Robert, 1917- . TPCS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 25 May 1964.
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892- . TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 3 August 1964.
Mass, Stephen A. TLS to House of Books, Ltd. directed to Marguerite A. Cohn, 8 November 1964.
Mayhall, Jane:
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2.3 Genius of arrangement, typescript, 2 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
TLS to Mass, Stephen, 27 October 1964.
ANS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 27 October 1964.
Meredith, William. APCS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 28 October 1964.
Moore, John Warner. ALS to Roberts, Francis Warren, 28 September 1970.
Moore, Marianne. Notes and jottings, handwritten manuscript, notes, 6 pages, undated.
Moore, Nicholas. For Marianne Moore's 77th birthday, signed typescript / photocopy, 3 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Moss, Howard, 1922- . Herons, typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Moss, Howard, 1922- . 2 TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 22 May and 10 August 1964.
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904- . TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 13 August 1964.
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2.4 Payne, Robert. On Mariamna de Maura, typescript / photocopy, 8 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Pomeroy, Ralph, 1926- . TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 7 October 1964.
Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968. TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 22 October 1964.
Scott, Laurence. TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 24 November 1964.
Smith, William Jay, 1918- . An observation, signed typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Smith, William Jay, 1918- . 3 TLS, TLS / copy to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1964. Enclosed with TLS 1 September 1964: An observation, signed typescript for Marianne Moore festschrift.
Stephan, Ruth, 1910- . A letter to MM, carbon typescript, 9 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. Desire & the object, typescript / copy, 1 page, undated.
Swenson, May. A matter of diction, signed typescript / photocopy, 6 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Swenson, May. ALS, TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 13 July and 16 October 1964.
Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1915- . Marianne Moore festschrift:
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2.5 Instead of a preface, 2 typescript / drafts with handwritten revisions, 7 pages, 9 pages; 2 typescript / drafts / fragments with handwritten revisions, 1 page each; 2 carbon typescript / drafts, one with handwritten revisions, 7 pages each; 31 October 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
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2.7-8 Composite typed, carbon and photocopy manuscript / incomplete with handwritten notes and emendations, some signed, approximately 120 pages, 1964. Lacks Ralph Pomeroy contribution and first page of Robert Lowell contribution.
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gf 2 3 galley proofs / incomplete, one with corrections and emendations by individual authors, 18 pages, 16 pages, 10 pages; 1964.
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2.9-10 2 page proofs / early with handwritten corrections and emendations, 126 pages each.
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3.1-2 1 page proof / late with handwritten corrections, 145 pages; 1964.
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osf 2 Paste-up from page proofs, 1964.
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2.6 Acknowledgements, 2 typescripts / drafts with handwritten revisions, 1 page each, 1964.
Corrections, typescript with handwritten additions, 7 pages, 1964.
Illustrations, 1964.
News release, printed, 1 page, 1964.
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2.4 Notes and jottings, handwritten manuscript / notes, 4 pages, undated.
ALI to Mass, Stephen, 5 October 1964.
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3.3 Miscellaneous envelopes addressed to Tambimuttu.
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2.4 Tate, Allen, 1899- . ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 8 August 1964.
Trilling, Lionel. ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 5 October 1964.
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3.4 Untermeyer, Louis, 1885- . An addendum for Marianne Moore, signed typescript / photocopy, 2 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885- . 2 TLS, TPCS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1964.
Van Doren, Mark, 1894- . A note in tribute, signed typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 14 September 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905- . 3 TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 1964.
Wasserstrom, William. Irregular symmetry: Marianne Moore's Dial, typescript / photocopy, 6 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Wasserstrom, William. TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 4 September 1964.
Weiss, Theodore, 1916- . Love what you have: Have what you love, signed typescript, 1 page; signed carbon typescript, 1 page; signed typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Weiss, Theodore, 1916- . ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 15 October 1964.
Welty, Eudora, 1909- . TLS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 28 July 1964.
Werboff, Michel. Marianne Moore, signed typescript with handwritten corrections, 4 pages, undated. Relates the circumstances surrounding his painting of portraits of Moore.
Weston, Carol. TLS to Mass, Stephen, undated. Contains To Marianne Moore, her contribution to Marianne Moore festschrift.
Wheeler, Monroe, 1899- :
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3.4 Homage to Marianne Moore, typescript / photocopy, 4 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Reminiscence, typescript / photocopy, 6 pages, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
TLS, 2 TLS / photocopies to Mass, Stephen, 1964. Signed by secretary to Wheeler.
ANS, APCS to Moore, Mary Warner, 6 September 1946, 1 January 1947.
Wheelock, John Hall, 1886- . ALS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 31 July 1964. Contains contribution for Marianne Moore festschrift.
Wilbur, Richard. A riddle for Marianne Moore's seventy-seventh birthday, typescript / photocopy, 1 page, 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.
Wilbur, Richard. TLS, TPCS to Tambimuttu, Thurairajah, 20 August and 16 September 1964.
Williams, Florence H. APCS to Weber, R. B., 18 August 1964.
Young, Marguerite, 1909- . An afternoon with Marianne Moore, printed article from Vogue / photocopy, 4 pages, July 1964. For Marianne Moore festschrift.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date