May Sarton, 1912-1995

Collection number: MS 152
Size: (10 items) (0.10 cu.ft.)

About May Sarton

Poet and novelist who lived in Nelson NH and York ME. Buried in Nelson.

About the May Sarton Papers

Letters written to Nancy, a good friend, are relaxed, warm, reflective, and interested in everything: the world war, mutual friend (particularly the poet Muriel Rukeyser), literary gossip, writing and gardening. In the letters Sarton reflects upon Mary Baker Eddy, Benny de Voto’s book The Literary Fallacy, and in a letter sent while travelling in England, she speaks at length about the poet and last great love of W.B. Yeats, Dorothy Wellesley. Also includes typescripts of Sarton’s poem “American Letters” and a “Petite Anthologie pour Nancy,” as well as a photograph and a pamphlet entitled “May Sarton, Lecture Subjects, 1945-1946.”

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

May Sarton Papers, 1943-1947, MS 152, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: E. Wharton, Winchester, MA, Dec. 3, 1986 (Accession number: 8647)



Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts