Mary Boatwright Collection of James Merrill Papers ca. 1968-2001
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera, and realia.

Consists of correspondence to Mary Boatwright.

Several copies of "Jimmy Merrill in Stonington," authored by Mary Boatwright.

"Our James" speech by Mary Boatwright at the dedication of the James Merrill Reading Room.

re: JM's estate

Titlepage from Peter Hooten's performance of "Robert Frost Poetry / Prose."

A portion of the card is torn and missing.

Request for Mary Boatwright's memorial speech for JM

Request for Mary Boatwright's memorial speech for JM

Note on copy of poem, "How to Get On in Society" by John Betjeman

Photo of portrait of JM as a child.

Enclosed is "Eight Bits," a small pamphlet of short poems.

Manuscript of "The Image Maker," with note from JM.

"Thanksgiving Ode" enclosed.

Two photos (duplicates) of JM portrait enclosed.

Article enclosed, "Jacksonville Visits Influenced Poet"

Ephemera is divided into four subseries: Print and Magazines Featuring Poems, etc. by Merrill, Clippings, Tributes to Merrill, and Legal Papers.

Consists of copies of Poetry (1977) featuring "O"; A Memorial Tribute to David Kalstone; Barbara Kassel: New Paintings, signed by Merrill; Voices from Sandover , The New Yorker (1995) featuring "Koi;" and a photocopy of "The Next to Last Scene."

Consists of clippings featuring Merrill. Includes memorial articles and obituaries, book reviews, and articles discussing Merrill.

Consists of tributes to Merrill: "In Thanksgiving for the Life of James Ingram Merrill" at the Calvary Church, Stonington, Connecticut (1995); "James Merrill: A Memorial Tribute" at the New York Public Library (1995); and "Remarks by Mrs. V.T. Boatwright at the Dedication of the James Merrill Reading Room in the Richard W. Woolworth Library" (1998).

Consists of a Motion For Appeal From Probate, a Decree Allowing Appeal From Probate, and a Notice of Decree Admitting Will to Probate for the Merril Estate.

Consists of a framed drawing of James Merrill as a young boy.

Located in oversize.