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Edward Gorey:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000
Title: Edward Gorey Collection
Dates: 1914-1977, undated (bulk 1947-1950)
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Abstract: Includes numerous manuscripts of poems, prose, and short stories (many with drawings) by the American writer, illustrator, and designer Edward Gorey. Much of the material dates from Gorey's time at Harvard University and includes writings for courses (some with comments from the poet John Ciardi, his English professor), class notes and quizzes, and grade reports. Some letters written or received by Gorey are present, including correspondence from his mother, father, and his Harvard roommate poet Frank O'Hara.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1666
Language: English, French, and Italian
Access: Open for research

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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.

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