Elizabeth Bishop Papers
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists primarily of letters and cards from Elizabeth Bishop to Anne Stevenson providing biographical information to be used in writing Elizabeth Bishop as part of Twayne's United States Authors Series. Bishop also discusses her work and comments on literary figures including Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, W.H.Auden, Ernest Hemingway, John Berryman, and many others. Included with the collection are one TLS from Marianne Moore to Stevenson discussing Bishop; letters from people at Vassar who knew Bishop as a student; and several TLs [carbon] from Stevenson to Bishop. A newspaper clipping from the New York Times concerning Bishop is included. Letters bulk 1963-1965. Letters originate from Brooklyn, N.Y., New York City, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Waterloo, Mass., Ann Arbor, Mich., Seattle, Wash., San Francisco, London, Lodsworth, Sussex, Rio de Janeiro, Samambaia, Petrópolis, and Ouro Preto, Brazil. 30TLsS, 1 TL, 4 TLs [carbon], 1 T postcard, 3 ALsS, 1 telegram, 1 newspaper clipping.

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