Isabella Gardner Papers, 1915-1981
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Isabell Gardner papers - Group I
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Series 1. Allen Tate - Isabella Gardner correspondence 1957-1966 [series]: (Gardner I) (c.700 items)   
Scope: Arranged by author (Gardner or Tate), 1957-1966, bulking 1958-1959, including cablegrams, some postal cards, discussing largely personal affairs, impending divorces, marriage and subsequent divorce. Tate writes from England and the U.S, also discusses briefly Louis MacNeice, William Empson, Norman Jeffares, Robert Lowell, Conrad Iaken, break with Edward Dahlberg, other matters, 318 letters.


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Series 1/1 Gardner, Isabella to Tate, Allen: (Gardner I)
 
1958:
 
July 14,
 
July 18,
 
July 21,
 
July 23,
 
July 28.
 
August 3,
 
August 4,
 
August 18,
 
August 23,
 
August 23,
 
August 24,
 
n.d. ((3 items).)
 
September 4,
 
September 4,
 
September 7,
 
September 9,
 
September 13 ([telegram],)
 
September 16,
 
September 21,
 
September 22 ([telegram],)
 
September 23,
 
September 24,
 
September 25,
 
September 26,
 
September 26,
 
September 27 ([telegram],)
 
September 28,
 
September 29,
 
September 29.
 
October 1,
 
October 1,
 
October 1,
 
October 2,
 
October 2 ([telegram],)
 
October 3,
 
October 4,
 
October 6,
 
October 7,
 
October 8,
 
October 9,
 
October 9,
 
October 9,
 
October 10,
 
October 10 ([telegram],)
 
October 11,
 
October 12,
 
October 12,
 
October 13,
 
October 13,
 
October 14,
 
October 15,
 
October 17 ([telegram],)
 
October 17,
 
October 17,
 
October 18,
 
October 18,
 
October 19,
 
October 19,
 
October 21,
 
October 22,
 
October 22 ([telegram],)
 
October 23,
 
October 24,
 
October 24,
 
October 24,
 
October 24,
 
October 24,
 
October 25,
 
October 25,
 
October 26,
 
October 27,
 
October 27,
 
October 28,
 
October 28,
 
October 29,
 
October 29,
 
October 30,
 
October 30,
 
October 31,
 
October 31.
 
(Included also, two letters to Tate from others, dated Oct. 24 & Oct. 25, filed with Gardner's letters to Tate.)
 
November 1,
 
November 2,
 
November 3,
 
November 4,
 
November 4,
 
November 4,
 
November 5,
 
November 5,
 
November 8,
 
November 10,
 
November 11,
 
November 11,
 
November 12,
 
November 12,
 
November 13,
 
November 14 ([w/enc.],)
 
15 ([telegram],)
 
November 15,
 
November 15,
 
November 15,
 
November 16,
 
November 16,
 
November 17,
 
November 17,
 
November 18,
 
November 19,
 
November 19,
 
November 19,
 
November 20,
 
November 20 ([telegram],)
 
November 21,
 
November 21,
 
November 21,
 
November 21,
 
November 21,
 
November 22,
 
November 23,
 
November 24,
 
November 25,
 
November 27,
 
November 28,
 
November 28,
 
November 28,
 
November 29,
 
n.d. ((3 items))
 
December 1,
 
December 6,
 
December 9,
 
December 11,
 
December 12,
 
December 13,
 
December 13,
 
December 14,
 
December 14,
 
December 15,
 
December 15,
 
December 15,
 
December 18,
 
December 19,
 
December 23,
 
December 23,
 
December 24,
 
December 24,
 
December 25,
 
December 26,
 
December 27,
 
December 27.
 
1959:
 
January 4,
 
January 5,
 
January 6 ([telegram],)
 
January 13,
 
January 20,
 
January 22 ([telegram],)
 
January 23,
 
January 23 ([w/enc.],)
 
January 23,
 
January 24, ([telegram],)
 
January 27,
 
January 28,
 
January 28,
 
January 29,
 
January 31,
 
January 31.
 
February 1,
 
February 2,
 
February 2,
 
February 3,
 
February 4,
 
February 5,
 
February 6,
 
February 12,
 
February 13,
 
February 13,
 
February 14,
 
February 14,
 
February 15 ([telegram],)
 
February 15,
 
February 17,
 
February 18,
 
March 2,
 
March 2,
 
March 3,
 
March 3,
 
March 3 ([telegram],)
 
March 3,
 
March 7,
 
March 7,
 
March 15,
 
March 15 ([telegram],)
 
March 16,
 
March 17,
 
March 18,
 
March 19,
 
March 20,
 
March 22,
 
March 22 ([telegram],)
 
March 22,
 
March 22,
 
March 23,
 
March 24 ([telegram],)
 
March 24 ([telegram],)
 
March 25 ([telegram],)
 
March 26 ([telegram],)
 
March 26,
 
March 28,
 
March 28,
 
March 28,
 
March 29 ([telegram].)
 
May 4,
 
May 23,
 
May 26,
 
May 26 ([telegram],)
 
May 27,
 
May 29,
 
May 29,
 
May 30,
 
May 31,
 
June 1,
 
June 5,
 
June 6.
 
September 23 ([telegram])
 
September 1965:
 
September April 30.
 
June 30.
 
August 1.
 
January.
 
(6 letters, n.d.)
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Series 1/1 Tate, Allen to Gardner, Isabella (Gardner I)
 
1957:
 
July 24.
 
August 12.
 
September 13,
 
27 ([telegram])
 
October 12.
 
November (5[card])
 
1958:
 
March 18,
 
May 31
 
July 8 ([card],)
 
July 31
 
August 13
 
September 4 ([telegram],)
 
September 13,
 
September 16,
 
September 17,
 
September 17
 
September 21,
 
September 22,
 
September 23 ([telegram],)
 
September 23,
 
September 27,
 
September 27,
 
September 29,
 
September 30,
 
September 30 ([telegram],)
 
September 30,
 
n.d. ((6 items).)
 
October 1,
 
October 2,
 
October 3,
 
October 4,
 
October 5,
 
October 5,
 
October 6,
 
October 7,
 
October 8,
 
October 8,
 
October 9,
 
October 10,
 
October 10,
 
October 10 ([w/enc.],)
 
October 11,
 
October 11,
 
October 11
 
October 13,
 
October 15,
 
October 15 ([telegram],)
 
October 15,
 
October 15,
 
October 16,
 
October 16,
 
October 16 ([telegram],)
 
October 17,
 
October 17,
 
October 18,
 
October 19,
 
October 20,
 
October 21,
 
October 22,
 
October 23 ([telegram],)
 
October 23,
 
October 24,
 
October 25,
 
October 26,
 
October 27,
 
October 28,
 
October 28,
 
October 29,
 
October 29,
 
October 31.
 
November 1,
 
November 2 ([telegram],)
 
November 2,
 
November 3,
 
November 4,
 
November 5,
 
November 5,
 
November 6,
 
November 7,
 
November 7,
 
November 7,
 
November 8,
 
November 10,
 
November 10,
 
November 11,
 
November 11,
 
November 12,
 
November 13 ([telegram],)
 
November 13,
 
November 14,
 
November 15,
 
November 16,
 
November 17,
 
November 18,
 
November 18,
 
November 19,
 
November 19,
 
November 20,
 
November 21,
 
November 22,
 
November 23,
 
November 25,
 
November 26,
 
November 26,
 
November 27,
 
November 28,
 
November 29,
 
November 30.
 
December 1,
 
December 1,
 
December 2,
 
December 3,
 
December 3 ([telegram],)
 
December 4,
 
December 5 ([telegram],)
 
December 6 ([telegram],)
 
ca.December 8,
 
December 12,
 
December 13,
 
December 14,
 
December 15,
 
December 16,
 
December 17,
 
December 24,
 
December 25,
 
December 26,
 
December 27,
 
December 31.
 
1959:
 
January 7 ([telegram],)
 
January 21 ([telegram],)
 
January 21,
 
January 22,
 
January 23,
 
January 23,
 
January 24,
 
January 24,
 
January 25,
 
January 26,
 
January 27,
 
January 27,
 
January 28,
 
January 29,
 
January 30,
 
January 31,
 
January 31.
 
February 1,
 
February 2,
 
February 2,
 
February 3,
 
February 5 ([telegram],)
 
February 5,
 
February 5,
 
February 6,
 
February 7,
 
February 7,
 
February 8 ([telegram],)
 
February 8,
 
February 9,
 
February 10,
 
February 11,
 
February 12 ([telegram],)
 
February 12,
 
February 13,
 
February 13,
 
February 14,
 
February 14 ([telegram],)
 
February 15,
 
February 16,
 
February 16,
 
February 17,
 
February 17,
 
February 18,
 
February 19,
 
February 19.
 
March 2,
 
March 3, ([telegram],)
 
March 3,
 
March 3,
 
March 4,
 
March 4,
 
March 5 ([telegram],)
 
March 5,
 
March 6,
 
March 7,
 
March 7,
 
March 7,
 
March 9,
 
March 9,
 
March 10,
 
March 11,
 
March 12,
 
March 13,
 
March 14,
 
March 14,
 
March 15,
 
March 15,
 
March 16,
 
March 16,
 
March 17,
 
March 18,
 
March 18,
 
March 18,
 
March 19,
 
March 20,
 
March 20,
 
March 21,
 
March 21,
 
March 22,
 
March 22,
 
March 23 ([telegram],)
 
March 23,
 
March 23,
 
March 24,
 
March 24,
 
March 25,
 
March 26,
 
March 26,
 
March 26,
 
March 27,
 
March 28,
 
March 29,
 
March 30,
 
March 31.
 
April 1.
 
May 23,
 
May 24,
 
May 25,
 
May 27,
 
May 28,
 
May 29,
 
May 31.,
 
June 1,
 
June 3,
 
June 4,
 
June 6,
 
June 7,
 
June 8,
 
June 10,
 
June 11.
 
1963:
 
November 8.
 
1965
 
July 1,
 
July 2 ([telegram],)
 
July 3,
 
July 4 ([telegram],)
 
July 7,
 
July 8 ([telegram],)
 
July 8,
 
July 9,
 
July 13,
 
July 13 ([telegram],)
 
July 14,
 
July 14 ([telegram],)
 
July 15,
 
July 17,
 
July 19,
 
July 20,
 
July 22,
 
July 23,
 
July 24,
 
July 27,
 
July 30,
 
July 31.
 
August 1,
 
August 2,
 
August 6 ([telegram],)
 
August 8,
 
August 11,
 
August 13,
 
August 18,
 
August 19,
 
August 24,
 
August 28.
 
September 1,
 
September 7,
 
September 7 ([telegram],)
 
September 8 ([telegram],)
 
September 10,
 
September 11 ([telegram],)
 
September 24.
 
October 4,
 
October 7,
 
October 15,
 
October 17,
 
October 29.
 
November 2,
 
November 20 ([telegram],)
 
November 26,
 
November 26.
 
December 7 ([telegram],)
 
December 14,
 
December 18,
 
December 31 ([telegram].)
 
1966:
 
January 13,
 
January 18,
 
February 16,
 
February 20,
 
March 1,
 
March 8,
 
March 21,
 
April 9,
 
April 13,
 
April 20,
 
May 2,
 
May 20,
 
May 26,
 
June (2[card],)
 
June 9,
 
July 11,
 
July 18,
 
July 26,
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Series 2/1 Letters to Isabella Gardner from various correspondents 1950-1968, [series]: (Gardner I) (c. 1025 items)   
Scope: Alphabetically arranged by writer, with unidentified correspondents arranged by first names in Box 1, dealing heavily with literary matters, personal affairs. Principal correspondents include Lee Anderson [53 items] Paul Carroll [47] Edward Dahlberg [129] Richard Eberhart [42] Wallace Fowlie [34] Galway Kinnell [33] John Logan [111] Karl Shapiro [165] Oscar Williams [46] Other correspondents, writing from 1 to 30 letters include Leonie Adams [1] Conrad Aiken [17] W.H.Auden [1] John Berryman [2] Elizabeth Bishop [16] Philip Booth [13] Hortense Calisher [2] Elliott Coleman [26] Gregory Corso [47] Malcolm Cowley [1] Reuel Denny [20] Babette Deutsch [1] James Dickey [1] T.S.Eliot [3 to ISG, 2 to George Peabody Gardner, her father] Maurice English [22] Roland Flint [16] Nancy Hale [3] Elizabeth Hardwicke [13] Barbara Howes [24] Carolyn Kizer [23] Stanley Kunitz [3] Robert Lowell [6] Andrew Lytle [27] Archibald MacLeish [17] Marianne Moore [7] Kathleene Raine [2] Herbert Read [5] Theodore Roethke [10] Edith Sitwell [12] William Jay Smith [27] Robert Speaight [3] Stephen Spender [4] John Hall Wheelock [15] James Wright [4]


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Series 2/2 Manuscripts by others [series]: (Gardner I)   
Scope: Ts. and ms. drafts and final versions of poems, articles, other forms, sent by writers to Isbella Gardner, alphabetically arranged by author after all correspondence.


 
Anderson, Lee, 1896-
 
The floating world [poem] Mar. 12, 1955. (Ms, pencil. Full title, For Isabella Gardner the first copy of the final draft of the third part.... Signed, in paper covers. 8 bound, 1 loose pp. 9pp.)
 
Nags Head [poem] Aug. 25-28 1957. (Ms, ink, ms. revision. Labled 34th revision. Signed with self-sketch, bound in paper cover. 14pp.)
 
Nags Head [poem] Dec. 11-15, 1957. 47th revision and final manuscript copy. Signature device, inscribed to Isabella Gardner, bound in paper. (Ms, pencil. 17pp.)
 
Nags Head [poem] Oct. 23, 1957. 42nd revision, and final. Signature device, dated in ink, laid in paper covers. (Ts, 11p.)
 
A manuscript of the shorter poems of Lee Anderson [collection] Ms, ink, ms revision. Dec. 2-4, 8, 1955. Labeled `Original ms. for typescript. Inscribed for Isabella Gardner the 8th of December 1955' Signed. Bound in spiral notebook. (61pp.)
 
Introduction to taped reading by Isabella Gardner, written by Anderson. Ts, ms. notation by Anderson and IG. [1956] (2pp.)
 
Journal. Dec. 18-26, 1958. Loose sheets, two inks. (Ms, ink. 13pp.)
 
Carroll, Paul, 1927-
 
A madrigal for Mary [poem] Christmas 1954. (Ts, no rev. 1p.)   
Scope: Inscribed to IG


 
Ode to marriage [poem] n.d. (Ts [xerox]no rev. Inscribed.7pp.)
 
An exorcism on my 35th birthday [poem] 1964. (Ts, ms. revision. Inscribed with a note to Allen Tate and IG. 2pp.)
 
Poem to my bride. Ts (Inscribed to AT and IG. 1p.)
 
Ode on my 39th birthday Ts. 1966. ([xerox]. Inscribed with note to IG. 1p.)
 
Isabella Gardner: The poetry is not the pity [essay] (Ts. [xerox]. Ms. revision. 15pp.)
 
Coleman, Elliott, 1906-
 
Rose demonics [poem] Ts. [carbon] Nov. 21, 1966. Inscribed to IG (8pp.)
 
A summer sky [poem] Ts Nov. 23, 1966. ([carbon]ms, rev. 2pp.)
 
Denney, Reuel, 1913-
 
A conversation with a French poet in Paris [poem] 1964. (Ts, ms, rev., printer's indications. 4pp.)
 
Variation and celebration of Trumbull Stickney. n.d. (Ts, ms. rev. 4pp.)
 
Evan, Jane
 
Pause [poem] n.d. (Subtitled for Isabella Gardner. Ms. in Isabella Gardner's hand. 1p.)
 
Herschberger, Ruth, 1917-
 
The perilous fine edge of self esteem [poem] n.d. (Ts., no rev. 1p.)
 
Kinnell, Galway, 1927-
 
Rain over a continent and At the winter solstice [2 poems] n.d. (Ts. [carbon] Ms note signed to IG. 1p.)
 
Grant application, Rockefeller Foundation. (Ts [xerox]. 1p.)
 
Knott, William, 1940-1965 (Saint Geraud)
 
Widow's winter. n.d. (Ts. Inscribed to IG. 1p.)
 
Kunitz, Stanley Jasspon, 1905-
 
River road [poem] 1965. (Ts. 2pp. [carbon]ms. rev. Inscribed to IG.)
 
Logan, John, 1923-
 
Lines for a friend who left... Jan 11 1967 (Ts [carbon]Inscribed. 1p.)
 
David and Isabel [poem] Feb. 9, 1966. (Ts [mimeo]ms. rev. Inscribed 5pp.)
 
The rescue [poem] n.d. (Inscribed. Ts [xerox]. 1p.)
 
Suzannah [poem] n.d. (Ts. [xerox]1p.)
 
Estlin your last summer... Aug. 22, 1964. (Inscribed. Ts., ms. rev. 1p.)
 
The weeping [poem] Ts. [mimeo]ms. rev. Nov. 12, 1963. Inscribed Christmas 1963 (1p.)
 
Of Catherine [poem] n.d. (Ts [carbon]ms. correction. 1p.)
 
Boston: Ash Wednesday 1957 [poem] n.d. Signed (Ms, ms. revision. 1p.)
 
Byron at Shelley's burning [poem] Ts [carbon] n.d. Signed. (1p.)
 
Protest after a dream [poem] n.d. (Ts. Signed. 1p.)
 
Après un rêve [poem] Ts. [carbon]Ms. marking. n.d. Inscribed. (2pp.)
 
A celebration of birthdays [review of IG collection, Birthdays from the ocean] (Ts, ms. rev. Signed, with note to IG. 3pp.)
 
The poetry of Isabella Gardner [review of the Looking glass] Feb. 14. 1962. (Ts.[carbon]. correction. 10pp.)
 
Rizzardi, Alfredo. no revision. (Ts [photocopy] 4pp.)   
Scope: Preface to Un' altra infanzia (Childhood returned: incantations of Isabella Gardner)


 
Roethke, Theodore. 1908-1963.
 
The moment [poem] Ts [mimeo] n.d. (1p.; Ms. pencil note to IG)
 
A rouse for Stevens [poem] n.d. (Ts [carbon] 1p.; Ms. ink note to IG.)
 
Ruykeser, Muriel, 1913-
 
The outer bank [poem] Apr. 5, 1965. (Ts [mimeo]Inscribed to IG 9pp.)
 
Shapiro, Karl, 1913-
 
The alphabet [poems] n.d. (Ts, ms. revision. 1p; Ms note, ink, to IG)
 
Book burial [poem] Inscribed to Belle and Bob [McCormack] June 5 (Ts [carbon] 1p.)
 
In India [poem]Inscribed to IG (Ts. [carbon] 1p.)
 
Messias [poem] Ts [carbon]Inscribed Aug. 8, 1956. (1p.)
 
New Museum [poem] n.d. (Ts., ms. rev. 1p.)
 
The soldier [poem] n.d. (Ts [carbon]1p.)
 
Teasing the nuns. Oct. 12, 1956 (Ts [carbon]Inscribed 1p.)
 
Speaight, Robert, 1904-
 
In memoriam [poem] Feb. 18, 1962 (Ts., ms. rev. Inscribed to IG and AT 1p.)
 
Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964
 
Pianist [poem] n.d. (Ts., ms. rev. 1p.)
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Series 3 Professional papers [series]: (Gardner I)   
Scope: Includes professional correspondence and drafts and carbons of outgoing letters; literary manuscripts and editorial matter; notes, journals and notebooks; miscellany. As follows:


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3/1 Professional correspondence, 1936-1968, (Gardner I) (ca. 525 items in folders)   
Scope: Chronologically arranged, largely from editors and taff of Houghton Mifflin Co., and University of Chicago Press conc. publication, publicity and distribution of Birthdays from the ocean [1955] The looking glass [1961] and West of childhood [1965] Includes also letters of congratulation from friends and colleagues, copies of prepublication notices by Richard Eberhart, Oscar Williams, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens and Edith Sitwell. Other business correspondence includes arrangements with Elizabeth Kray for Poetry Center readings, readings over WFMT, New York, taping of Birthdays... for Harvard University, Library of Congress tapes, correspondence conc. Yaddo, National Book Award nominations, 1962, and an unpublished novel, The family tree, translations of Gardner poems into Italian, other business matters. Correspondents also include Edith Sitwell, David Ray, Edward Weeks, George Abbe, Alastair Reid, Maurice English, Howard Moss, Valerie Eliot [ts.carbon] Alexander Laing, Reed Whittemore.


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3/2 Drafts and carbon copies of outgoing letters (Gardner I) (ca. 18 items in 1 folder)   
Scope: Arranged alphabetically by addressee, inc. those to New York Times on publication by Lawrence Bensky of an article on MacDowell Colony, to Bensky, to New York Review and Geoffrey Grigson protesting his review of Edith Sitwell's autobiography, to the New York Review conc. the allegation that Edward Dahlberg was forcibly sent out by Allen Tate from his house, to Conrad Aiken, [July 1953] written for Poetry, defending the magazine's publication of a review by Dahlberg [see Aiken to Gardner, Series 2] to Oscar Williams, and Valerie Eliot on the death of T.S.Eliot, to Alexander Laing, and Dean Coleman, conc. New School Course, to editor Chicago Daily News on unwritten Chicago poem, to National Humanities Foundation director conc. reading tour in Southern Negro colleges, 1967


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3/3 Drafts of single titled poems, alphabetically arranged as follows: (Gardner I)
 
The accomplices .
 
Ms. and ts. [carbon] drafts, no revision. n.d. [ (2pp.)   
Scope: Printed in Poetry magazine 1966 or 1967


 
Another country ca. 1950 (. Ts., one ink ms. revision. 1p.)   
Scope: Appeared in Poetry. Not included in any book.


 
*At the zoo n.d. (Pencil notes, in fragment of spiral notebook she ts. 7pp.)   
Scope: Heavy revision


 
Baldur was beautiful too . (Ts., no revision. Never printed..'50 1p.)
 
*Cock a'Hoop n.d. (Ts. and ms. notes, heavy ms. revision in 2 pencils.One sheet on ts. of poem Nocturne. Includes red pencil prose notes. 4pp.)   
Scope: A few of the sheets.


 
Collage of echoes n.d. (. Ms, no revision. 1p.)   
Scope: Printed in Fire Exit [?] 1967.


 
Convalescence in summer 1949 . Ts., no revision in text, title expandedin ms. Never printed...'50. (1p.)
 
Conversation at midnight with Oscar Williams . Never printed...'49 or '50 . (Ts., 1 pencil ms.revision. 1p.)
 
Daugher n.d. (. Ts., no revision. 1p.)   
Scope: Never printed


 
Dear John n.d. [after 1966] (. Ms, considerable revision. 11pp.)   
Scope: Variously titled The return, Letter from an empty house. Not printed.


 
The disenchanted . Ts. two ms. ink revisions. Never printedor submitted.. 1948 - 1st poem after age 17. (1p.)
 
The duet . Ms., heavy revision. `Unfinished.' (1p)
 
Feminine ending or abandoned, she died . (T. and ms. drafts, one labeled Not printed... accepted by Poetry but I withdrew...'62 .Published in Northwest review. 3pp.)
 
Fixing the clock n.d. (. Ms, moderate to heavy ms. rev. 4pp.)
 
Folkways . Ts., ts. [carbon] light ms. pencil revision. Note, In Furioso... not included in a book but in 50 or 51 Oscar Williams Silver Treasury. Torn. (2pp.)
 
Fright among the runes n.d. (. Ts., no rev. 3pp.)   
Scope: Poetry northwest sometime in 1965-not included in book.


 
*In memory of Lemuel Ayres, scene designer . Ts., ms. notes in pencil. (1p.)
 
The man of faith n.d. (. Ts [carbon] no rev. 1p.)   
Scope: Neverprinted


 
* Mea culpa . Ms. notes, pencil, heavy pencil revision. (15pp.)
 
Mindful of the forest . Ms. pencil draft. Reverses to Summer evening.Probably unpublished. (1p.)
 
Mon moi! Ils m'arrachent mon moi . Ts., one ms.pencil revision. Not collected, probably unpublished. Originally intendedfor West of childhood. (1p.)
 
...nor good red herring n.d. (. Ts., Ts [carbon] ms, ms. rev. 3pp.)   
Scope: Never finished [one draft appears finished] notprinted.


 
O Tempora. With two alternate titles. Ts., light ms. pencil revisionon second version, ...and the voice of the turtle... Variations of a poem that didnt come off...not printed (3pp.)
 
Ode to K and F Biddle Aug. 27, 1959. (. Ms, no rev. 1p.)
 
Of conscience nd (. Ts, no rev. Never printed. 1p.)
 
Of mercy n.d. (. Ts, no rev. Never printed. 1p.)
 
* On looking in the looking glass . Ts., heavy ms. revision in pencil. (1p.)
 
*The panic vine . Ts., ms. notes, heavy revision. (1p.)
 
Roundelay April 1965. (. Ts, ms., pencil and ink, light ms. revision. Publishedin A review of English literature, v.VI, no. 2, 6pp.)   
Scope: Alsowill be in Logan's edition of Poetry Northwest....


 
Salt [Dec. 1966] (. Ms, ts.[carbon] ms. notes and rev. Printedin the Nation 1966 or 67. 3pp.)
 
Sestina 1952 ... (. Ts, no revision, Kenyon Review proof, inc. also Timeo,The minotaur. Kenyon, 1p., 3pp. proof)   
Scope: notincluded in any of my books.


 
Sing a song of slaughter...(fl) Ms. ts., light rev. n.d. Printed
 
Sonnet . Ts., one ms. pencil revision. Never printed '50or 51. (1p.)
 
Sonnet for my acquaintances . Ts.[carbon] no revision. Neverprinted July 1949 (1p.)
 
Spendthrift n.d. (. Ts.no revision. 2p.)   
Scope: Neverprinted


 
Spousall verse . n.d. [after 1966] (Ts, ms., ms. revision.4pp.)   
Scope: Never printed.


 
A protholamion for Allen Tate
 
Summer evening . On reverse of Mindful of the forest. In ms. draft.In Birthdays from the ocean and West of Childhood. (1p.)
 
*That craning of the neck . Ts. and ms. notes, ms.revision in pencil. Very few kept. (4pp.)
 
This neighborhood nd. (. Ts, no rev. 1p.)   
Scope: Neverprinted in any book maybe in Poetry magazine. Reverse, M.S.sent to T.S.Eliot by Shag Donohue for I Gardner


 
This room is full of clocks . Ms. notes, pencil. 2 or 3pages (3pp)
 
Three rings or five rings n.d. (. Ts, no rev. 1p.)
 
To a daughter aged 10 . Ts., no revision. Never printed..'50 or '51 (1p.)
 
*To Thoreau on rereading Walden . Ms. notes, pencil revision. (4pp.)
 
A toast to Jack and Susan Feb. 26, 1944. (. Ts. [carbon] no revision. With second section, untitled, 2pp.)
 
Triolet . Ts., Ts. [photocopy] ms, ms. revision. In AmericanMercury [1950] and first published poem. (2pp.)
 
Two sapphics . Ts., no rev. Yaddo Oct. or Nov. 1965 Notpublished. (2pp.)
 
Villanelle . Also titled Incantate the cockatrice and The voiceof the turtle. Ts. and ms, ms. revision. Not printed 4 versions ofan unpublished and unfinished poem. (3pp.)
 
*West of childhood . Ms. notes, pencil, heavy pencil revision. Somesheets... (6pp.)
 
Who spilled the salt A villanelle [Sept. 1967] (. Ts, ms, light rev. Printedin Atlantic. 2pp.)
 
* The widow's yard . Ms. notes, pencil, moderate to heavy revision.First titled Snail. Some notes and worksheets... (9pp.)
 
A word from the Piazza del Limbo n.d. (. Incomplete. Ts, ms.correction. 8 1p.)
box-folder   11/-  
3/4 Translations by Isabella Gardner as follows: (Gardner I)
 
Goll, Yvan. From La homme a tiroirs. n.d. (Ts, ms., ms. rev. 13pp.)   
Scope: Includes Jean sans Terre: The chest of drawers and...Wraps himself in a red coat.


 
Ungaretti. Sentimento del temp . n.d. See Kray, 1968, Series 3/1. (Ms, ms. rev. 3pp.)
 
Villon, Francois. Ballade. n.d. (Ts., ms., ms. rev. 11pp.)
box-folder   11-12/-  
3/5 Manuscripts, editorial matter, miscellany relating to Isabella Gardner collections, as follows: (Gardner I)
 
Untitled collection . Notation, Ms. sent to Eliot by Shag Donohue..without my knowledge in 1950. Ts, ms, revision. Ms. marginal notes in T.S.Eliot's hand. Inc. The last trump, Creative man, The milkman, The panic vine, Cowardice and A loud song mother. (6pp.)
 
Birthdays from the ocean . Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1955;
 
Ms. content and foreward notes in IG's hand, other notes. (9pp.)
 
T. letter [copy] of letter from Isabella Gardner to [Paul] Brook, H.M. editor, suggesting a table of contents, with appended note signed G.K. commenting on the poems, suggesting a contract. Ts., ms., notes. (3pp.)
 
Ts., final, inc. table of contents, of bbok, corresponding to published version. Includes publication citations after poems, occasional ms. revision. Black paper covers. (41pp.)
 
Ts., [carbon] of above. Section sheets omitted, no revision. (36pp.)
 
Ts. comment on poems in order of ts. above,possibly by HED Donohue. (1p.)
 
Galley proof of 2pp, [35 and 36] showing The milkman and Timeo. No revision. (2pp.)
 
Page proof of front matter, no rev, proof corrections. (11pp.)
 
Business papers, inc. ts. of jacket copy, revised.; ts. with revision of Eberhart comment, used on back jacket; remaining book jacket copy, inc. Sitwell, Williams and Schwartz comments; contract; copyright assignment; royalty statement for March, 1955. (6 items in 1 folder)
 
The looking glass. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1961.
 
Cover proof, unused, Glossy of four color drawing for cover, cut in two pieces. Also includes paper cover of Phoenix - Chicago edition. (3 items)
 
Business papers, as follows:
 
Contract with Miss Gardner and U.Chicago Press for publication of book. Printeditem, ts.[carbon] (1 item)
 
Distribution list, inc. ms. list by Miss Gardner on proof of her photograph, and ts.[xerox] list of prepublication review copies, Phoenix edition. (2 items in 7 sheets)
 
Publicity releases, and a biographical sheet [printed and ms xerox] supplied by Miss Gardner. (3 items)
 
National Book Award release, showing Miss Gardner as contender for poetry prize with The looking glass. Ts.[xerox] Inc. note signed by Maurice English. (1 item)
 
West of Childhood . Boston, Hourghton Mifflin Company, 1965. Originally titled f Flesh and bone.
 
Ts. of collection, titled Of flesh and bone, with table of contents, some ms. revision. Omits Sestina from ts., includes Mon moi Ils m'arrachment... but ommitted in book. Otherwise generally corresponds to subsequent version. Includes duplicate table of contents. (82pp.)
 
Ms. and ts. notes of "original plan for book coming out Oct. or Nov. 65 now called West of Childhood..." (5pp.)
 
Ts. of West of Childhood, omitting table of contents, inc. other front matter. Uses The milkman, omits Mon moi... Ts., ts.[carbon, xerox] printer's markings. Proof of This rrom is full of clocks used as copytext. (82pp.)
 
Printers' typescript, inc. transparencies, printers' markings, no other ms. revision, occasional editor's queries. (99pp.)
 
Galley proof of entire book, with proof marks, author's corrections, largely accidentals. Yellow stock. (33 galleys)
 
Page proof on galley sheets, proofreaders' markings only. Yellow and white stock (28 galleys)
 
Cut and galley proofs, white galley stock, of various poems. No author's markings. (15 sheets)
 
Proofs of two cover illustrations, titled Of flesh and bone. Four colors, each 5 1/2 × 8 1/4. (2 items)
 
Business papers, comprised of Sept. 30 [1966] royalty statement (1 item)
box-folder   13/-  
3/6 Reviews, essays, addresses as follows: (Gardner I)
 
Flint, Roland. A few words about Roland Flint . [essay] n.d. Appeared in Minnesota review. No revision. (Ts[carbon] 4pp.)
 
Iremonger, Valentin. A first book by an Irish poet: Reservations , by Valentin Iremonger [review] (Ts.[carbon] no revision. 4pp.)
 
Poetry Workshop. Description of course to have been given by Miss Gardner at New School [1967] with two poems. (Ts[carbon] ms., ms. revision. 4pp.)
 
Essay conc. the nature of poetry . (Ts, ms. revision. Untitled. Notation on first page in ms. `Edited by Dorothy de Santillana and Paul Brooks for use as a foreword which I am against.' Possibly intended for Birthdays... or West... 5pp.)
 
Address based on preceding essay, delivered at Marquette University. Ts.[carbon] Unpublished. No revision. (10pp.)
 
Address delivered at the Foxcroft School, Virginia. Ms.ms. rev. [c1965] (4pp.)
 
Address conc. Miss Gardner's speech patterns. Ms, ms. revision. Unknown place, begins Thank you Miss Kral. (3pp.)
box-folder   13/-  
3/7 Notes, journals and diaries. (Gardner I)
 
A Notebook, 1924-1927. Ms., including `my first poem.' Drawings by Miss Gardner's sister KatherInk and Pencil, leather covers. (51pp.)
 
B Notebook, loose spiral covers, inc. Heraldic chant royal, Villanelle, When a warlock dies (last collected in Birthdays and West of Childhood) n.d. (7pp.)
 
C Notebook, small blue spiral covers, inc. ms. drafts of Mindful of the forest (unpublished?) and Summer evening (Birthdays... and West of Childhood) Other notes. n.d. 1ne. (9pp.)
 
Notes for poems, drafts, untitled and unidentified. Ms., heavy revision. n.d. (40pp.)
box-folder   13/-  
3/8 Miscellany, inc. photographs, clippings, printed matter (Gardner I)
 
Photographs, inc. those of Gene Derwood Williams, Dylan Thomas and unidentified woman, Dyland Thomas and Oscar William, Karl Shapiro children.
 
Clippings, inc.:
 
Edith Sitwell items. (1folder)
 
Reviews of Isabella Gardner's books, inc. journal articles about her, [Sitwell, Taylor, Carroll, Wright] (1 folder)
 
Clippings conc. 1962 National Book Award, for which The looking glass was nominated. (1 folder)
 
General articles, newspaper appearances of Miss Gardner's poems, etc. (1 folder)
 
Printed material, inc. program for Tate-Gardner reading, Minneapolis; Gardner-Dahlberg reading, New York; Gardner-Wright reading, New York; Gardner-O'Connell, place not known; notes from students who have heard Miss Gardner read; contract for Yale tapes; BBC contract; program for Robert Lowell's Old Glory, signed by Tate, Miss Gardner, Ralph Ellison, others; list of poets invited to contribute to Kennedy anthology; invitation lists, unidentified poem To Isabella Gardner mit kisses; other. (1 folder)
box-folder   13/-  
Series 4 Personal material and memoribilia: [series]: (Gardner I)
box-folder   13/-  
Series 4/1 Letters of Isabella Gardner to her parents [George Pe body Gardner] 1931-1937, (Gardner I) (11 items)   
Scope: From Foxcroft School and Embassy School of Acting, London. Includes also a letter from Eileen Throndike, Embassy School to George Gardner conc. Isabella, two drawings done by Miss Gardner as a child, Park School report card.


 
Correspondence and telegrams of gongratulations on Tate-Gardner marriage, c. 1959. Correspondents inc. Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, Robert Lowell, [telegrams] Howard Nemerov, others. 28 letters, 29 telegrams. (57 items in 1 folder)
box-folder   13/-  
Series 4/2 Essays, poems, written by Isabella Gardner 1932, 1933, n.d., or otherwise as a schoolgirl. (Gardner I) (12 items in one folder, Ms., ts., ts[carbon])
box-folder   13/-  
Series 4/2 Miscellany, (Gardner I) (16 items)   
Scope: Includes proofs of photographs of Miss Gardner as a child, photograph, clipping at c.16 years,ophotograph [negative] in dance performance in Dublin. Other materials.