Guide to the May Sarton Papers, 1943-1947
Collection number: MS 152
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.”
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[Identification of item], May Sarton Papers, 1943-1947, MS 152, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: E. Wharton, Winchester, MA, Dec. 3, 1986 (Accession number: 8647)