Edna St. Vincent Millay collection of papers

Collection Data

This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, notebooks from 1909 to 1912 and 1935, correspondence, financial and legal documents, and portraits of the author. The collection also includes manuscripts and typescripts, diaries for the years 1911 to 1917, and legal documents relating to the author from various individuals, including her sister Kathleen Millay many of whose papers are also in the Berg Collection. The correspondence, dating from 1909 to 1950, includes letters, postcards, and telegrams to Kathleen Millay, Frances Shapli, John Hall Wheelock, Harper & Brothers publishers, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1917 to 1974, between various correspondents, including her husband Eugen Jan Boissevain, Arthur Davison Ficke, Ralph Fitzwater, Autti James, W. Somerset Maugham, Kathleen Millay, Norma Millay, Vincent Sheean, Robert Penn Warren, Edmund Wilson, Harper & Brothers publishers, and others. There are letters to Millay from Frank Altschul, Kathleen Millay, Henry Tolman Millay, and others, dating from 1916 to 1952.
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 (Creator)
Altschul, Frank, 1887-1981 (Author)
Boissevain, Eugen, -1949 (Correspondent)
Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945 (Correspondent)
Fitzwater, Ralph (Correspondent)
James, Autti (Correspondent)
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
Millay, Henry T. (Author)
Millay, Kathleen, -1943 (Correspondent)
Millay, Kathleen, -1943 (Former owner)
Millay, Norma (Correspondent)
Millay, Norma (Former owner)
Shapli, Frances (Addressee)
Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975 (Correspondent)
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 (Correspondent)
Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978 (Addressee)
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 (Correspondent)
American Play Company (Former owner)
Harper & Brothers (Correspondent)
Harper & Row, Publishers (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1904 - 1974
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Millay, E
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950
Biographical/historical: Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet and essayist.
Content: Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Funding: Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: 1,971 items
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15858180
MSS Unit ID: 19147
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19147
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0450eea0-752b-0139-2e68-0242ac110002
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