Guide to the May Sarton Papers, 1939-1942

Collection number: MS 183
Size: (30 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

Eleven letters, 1939-1942 (4 handwritten, 7 typed), ten of them to Elisabeth Mary Swift and one to her sister Agnes Swift, both elderly students of poetry whom Sarton taught privately, and eighteen poems (including “Elegy,” “The Teachers,” “Winter-Jasmine,” “Question,” “End of Summer,” “A Poem For Women,” “While the Great Moon Rises,” “Legend,” “In Praise of Music,” “New Mexican Santos,” “The Sacred Order,” “The Just Exchanges,” “Intimation,” “Allegory,” “A Rose for Rilke,” “Villanelle,” “The Scholar Mourns,” and “In Praise”). Also a newsclipping of Sarton’s review of Jean Giono’s Joy of Man’s Desiring.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], May Sarton Papers, 1939-1942, MS 183, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Albatross Books 45 Harvard St., Brookline, MA, Oct. 26, 2000 (Accession number: 2000.26)



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