Finding-Aid for the James Merrill Papers (MSS083)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

I. Correspondence.

II. Journals.

III. Ouija Material.

IV. Manuscripts

V. Material Towards Books.

VI. Audiovisual.

VII. Personal Papers.

VIII. Ephemera.

IX. Realia.

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CreatorMerrill, James Ingram
TitleJames Merrill Papers.
Dates: 1926-2003
Quantity: 175.5 linear feet.
Identification: MSS083

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Biographical Note

James Ingram Merrill was born in New York City on March 3, 1926, and grew up in Manhattan and Southampton. He was the son of Charles Merrill, co-founder of the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, and his second wife, Hellen Ingram. He began writing poems as a child, and at age sixteen, while he was in prep school, his father had a book of them privately printed under the title Jim's Books.

Merrill's studies at Amherst College were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1945. Another book, The Black Swan, was privately printed in 1946 while he was still in college. Following his graduation in 1947, he taught for a year at Bard College. His first trade book, First Poems, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1951 to critical acclaim. In 1956 he used a portion of his inheritance to found the Ingram Merrill Foundation, which has since awarded grants to hundreds of artists and writers. Over the next decade he published two novels, The Seraglio (1957) and The (Diblos) Notebook (1965) as well as two books of poems, The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace (1959) and Water Street (1962). His 1966 collection of poems, Nights and Days, won the National Book Award and brought his work a wider audience.

He went on to earn numerous awards for his poetry, including the Bollingen Prize for Braving the Elements (1972), the Pulitzer Prize for Divine Comedies (1976), and a second National Book Award for Mirabell (1978). In 1983, his epic poem The Changing Light at Sandover (1982) won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

On February 6, 1995 James Merrill died from AIDS in Tucson, Arizona. His last book, A Scattering of Salts, was published a month later.

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Scope and Contents Note

The James Merrill Papers consists of original manuscripts, drafts, typescripts, diaries, reading notes, college materials, ephemera, and photographs, extensive correspondence with his family, friends, and business associates. Audiovisual and personal material document other aspects of Merrill's life. Also included are the journals and letters of David Kalstone, a close companion of Merrill's from the 1960s until his early death in 1986, as well as correspondence, scrapbooks, and ephemera belonging to his mother, Hellen Ingram Plummer. Items related to his lifelong companion, David Jackson, are represented as well.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some Restrictions. Contact Curator.

Use Restriction

Some Restrictions. Contact Curator.

Users of the collections must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Application for the use of manuscript collection materials form.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Source of Collection

Most of the material was donated by James Merrill. Other portions of the collection were purchased from various individuals.

Processing Information

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff, ca. 1996-present and is ongoing. EAD encoded finding-aid completed by Sonya McDonald, November 2004.

Accruals

Interfiled within collection or by accession at end of collection.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Box/folder

I. Correspondence. , (ca. 83.5 linear feet.)

Consists of general correspondence, family correspondence, business correspondence, correspondence to Frederick Buechner, correspondence from Charles P. Curtis, correspondence in Greek, and unidentified correspondence.
All subseries (I.1 - I.7) have there own box numbering order system, each beginning with #1. None of the subseries have folder numbers. The folders are either arranged alphabetically or chronologically.
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I. 1. General Correspondence., (ca. 62.5linear feet.)
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1-17/-I. 1. a. General Correspondence from James Merrill., (ca. 9.0 linear feet.)
This is arranged alphabetically by recipient's last name.
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1-104/-I. 1. b. General Correspondence to James Merrill., (ca. 53.0 linear feet.)
This is arranged alphabetically by author's last name.
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1/-I. 1. c. General Correspondence Neither from Nor to James Merrill., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
This is arranged alphabetically then chronologically.
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Box/folder
1-8/
I. 2. Family Correspondence., (ca. 8.0 linear feet.)
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1-7/I. 2. a. Uncataloged., (ca. 7.5 linear feet.)
1-3/I.2.a.i. Family Correspondence from James Merrill., ca. 3.5 linear feet.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.
4-5/I.2.a.ii. Family Correspondence to James Merrill., ca. 3.0 linear feet.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of author.
There is some correspondence intermingled that is not to James Merrill, which has not been separated out.
6-7/I.2.a.iii. Family Correspondence Neither from Nor to James Merrill., ca. 1.0 linear feet, ca. 309 items
Includes correspondence relating to James Merrill and Family, correspondence between Chalres E. Merrill, Sr. and Kinta Desmare, correspondence to Hellen Ingram Merrill Plummer from family and friends.
Folder titles are general titles, the correspondence may be from or to others not labeled on the folder.
May include some correspondence to James Merrill sporadically throughout the series.
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8/I. 2. b. Cataloged., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
I.2.b.i. Family Correspondence from James Merrill., (ca. 208 items.)
Arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.
I.2.b.ii. Family Correspondence to James Merrill. , (ca. 5 items.)
Arranged alphabetically by first name of author.
I.2.b.iii. Family Correspondence Neither from Nor to James Merrill. , (ca. 11 item.)
Arranged alphabetically.
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Box/folder
1-14/-
I. 3. Business Correspondence., (ca. 7.0 linear feet.)
This is arranged alphabetically by organization name.
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Box/folder
1-4/-
I. 4. Correspondence to Frederick Buechner., (ca. 3.0 linear feet.)
Consists of photocopies of the correspondence, arranged chronologically.
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Box/folder
1/--
I. 5. Correspondence from Charles P. Curtis., 1920: May-June. (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
Consists of correspondence from Charles P. Curtis to Ellen and Nelly about his big game hunting trip in Africa, housed in a scrapbook, ca. 30 letters, arranged chronologically.
There is also a newsclipping about Curtis' trip, October 31, 1920.
Also included is TLS, 1p, 1921: March 3, from editor of the Atlantic Monthly to Margaret P. Montague, Boston about Curtis' letters and not seeing much potential for publication.
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Box/folder
1/
I. 6. Correspondence in Greek., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
Uncatalogued.
This includes letters both from James Merrill and to him.
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I.6.a. Identified., (ca. 106 items)
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I.6.b. Unidentified., (ca. 108 items)
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Box/folder
1-2/
I. 7. Unidentified Correspondence., (ca. 2.0 linear feet.)
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1/.I.7.a. Uncataloged , (1.5 linear feet.)
I.7.a.i. Unidentified Correspondence from James Merrill. , (ca. 13 items.)
Arranged alphabetically by first name of recipient.
I.7.a.ii. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill. , (ca. 935 items.)
I.7.a.ii.1. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill: A - Z. ca. 783 items.
Arranged alphabetically by first name of author or first letter of first name, when the full name could not be made out.
I.7.a.ii.2. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill: Illegible. ca. 80 items.
Arranged chronologically.
I.7.a.ii.3. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill: Unidentified. ca. 72 items.
Arranged chronologically.
I.7.a.iii. Unidentified Correspondence Neither to Nor from James Merrill. , (ca. 38 items.)
Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.
I.7.a.iv. Unidentified Family Correspondence. , (ca. 33 items.)
I.7.a.iv.1. From JM. No items.
I.7.a.iv.2. To JM. ca. 3 items.
Arranged alphabetically by first name of author.
I.7.a.iv.3. Neither from Nor to JM. ca. 30 items.
Arranged alphabetically.
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2/.I.7.b. Cataloged , (0.5 linear feet.)
I.7.b.i. Unidentified Correspondence from James Merrill. , (ca. 14 items.)
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
I.7.b.ii. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill. , ()
I.7.b.ii.1. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill: A - Z. ca. 23 items.
Arranged alphabetically by first name of author.
I.7.b.ii.2. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill: Illegible. 1 item.
Arranged chronologically.
I.7.b.ii.3. Unidentified Correspondence to James Merrill: Unidentified. ca 3 items.
Arranged chronologically.
I.7.b.iii. Unidentified Correspondence Neither to Nor from James Merrill. , (No items.)
I.7.b.iv. Unidentified Family Correspondence. , (No items.)

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Box/folder

II. Journals., (ca. 7.5 linear feet.)

Consists of James Merrill's journals, David Kalstone's journals, and Bernard de Zogheb's journal.
Each subseries has its own box numbering order system, each beginning with #1. None of the subseries have folder numbers.
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Box/folder
1-12/-
II. 1. James Merrill's Journals., (ca. 6.0 linear feet.)
Consists of James Merrill's journals with auto entries by Merrill, arranged chronologically by the first date noted in each journal. The dates listed are the beginning and ending dates found in each journal. However, some pages are undated and the dates may be sporadic throughout the journals.
Content index available for some journals, see notes below.
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1/-JNL 61., 1935: November 5 - 1936: March 26 ()
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JNL 73., 1936: November 9 - 1937: April 2 ()
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JNL 57., 1940: January 1 - 1941: ()
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JNL 27., 1941: January 1 - 1941: December 25 ()
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JNL 1., 1944: November 11 - 1949: November 13 ()
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2/-JNL 68., 1948: July 30 - 1950: January 11 ()
Index Available/Notebook B
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JNL 2., 1949: May 22 - 1949: September 9 ()
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JNL 69., 1949: December 26 - 1940: August 22 ()
Index Avaiable/Notebook C
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JNL 36., 1950: - ()
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3/-JNL 35., 1950: - ()
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JNL 71., 1950: August 28 - ()
Index Available/Notbook D
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JNL 26., 1950: September 21 - [1951]: February 9 ()
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JNL 25., 1951: March 2 - 1983: July 19 ()
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4/-JNL 55., 1951: March 20 - 1960: March 22 ()
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JNL 60., 1951: June 14 - 1951: December 25 ()
Index Available/Notebook E
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JNL 56., 1952: August - ()
Missing as of 2003: May 6
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JNL 28., 1952: December 8 - ()
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5/-JNL 4., 1954: March 23 - 1962: October 2 ()
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JNL 67., 1956: August - 1961: November 14 ()
Index Available/Notebook J
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JNL 54., 1956: August 9 - ()
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6/-JNL 12., 1957: July 28 - 1981: September 13 ()
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JNL 64., 1958: February 22 - ()
Index Available/Notebook I
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JNL 3., 1959: January - 1959: December ()
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7/-JNL 62., 1960: February 1 - 1960: November 11 ()
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JNL 66., 1961: October 10 - 1963: October 23 ()
Index Available/Notebook H
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JNL 59., 1963: March 12 - 1964: January 19 ()
Index Available/Notebook L
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JNL 58., 1964: February 15 - 1967: May 14 ()
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8/-JNL 31., 1965: May 6 - 1966: April ()
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JNL 29., 1967: November 7 - 1975: September 30 ()
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JNL 5., 1968: June 8 - 1970: January 2 ()
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JNL 10., 1968: October 27 - 1970: August 25 (8/-)
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JNL 40., 1969: December 15 - 1971: September 3 ()
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JNL 6., 1970: June 25 - 1972: June 20 ()
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9/-JNL 7., 1970: August 29 - 1972: July 23 ()
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JNL 39., 1972: August 25 - 1975: August 28 ()
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JNL 38., 1973: March 6 - 1973: December 8 ()
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JNL 8., 1975: December 18 - 1976: July (9/-)
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JNL 9., 1976: January 12 - 1977: August 1 ()
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JNL 30., 1976: March 4 - 1976: May 24 ()
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JNL 22., 1977: September 18 - 1978: April 1 ()
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JNL 43., 1977: November 3 - 1982: June 30 ()
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10/-JNL 14., 1978: December 31 - 1981: June 17 ()
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JNL 51., 1979: September 12 - ()
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JNL 37., 1981: April 1 - 1983: April 26 ()
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JNL 13., 1981: October 29 - 1994: September 18 ()
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JNL 15., 1984: February 11 - 1986: March 26 ()
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JNL 44., 1984: June 3 - ()
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JNL 53., 1985: August 29 - 1990: August 3 ()
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11/-JNL 16., 1986: March 30 - 1986: August 9 ()
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JNL 17., 1986: September 6 - 1987: November 2 ()
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JNL 24., 1987: November 9 - 1988 October 16 ()
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JNL 18., 1989: April 17 - 1989: August 23 ()
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JNL 23., 1989: August 7 - 1990: March 8 ()
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JNL 49., 1990: September 6 - 1994: April 4 ()
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JNL 48., 1991: October 29 - 1992: June 29 ()
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JNL 47., 1993: April 26 - 1995: ()
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JNL 50., 1994: September 24 - 1995: February 5 ()
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12/-JNL 65., n.d. - 1958: April 11 ()
Index Available/Notebook G
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JNL 63., n.d. - 1958: May 23 (12/-)
Index Available/Notebook F
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JNL 52., n.d. ()
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JNL 72., n.d. ()
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JNL 70., n.d. ()
Index Available/Notebook A
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JNL 11., n.d. ()
Missing as of 2003: May 6
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JNL 46., n.d. ()
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Box/folder
1-2/
II. 2. David Kalstone's Journals., (ca. 1.0 linear feet.)
Consists of David Kalstone's (1932-1986, American author) bound venetian journals and daily agenda books, with auto entries by Kalstone, arranged chronologically. (Accession 17250).
Laid in the 1971 book is a printed program for "A Memorial Tribute to David Kalstone," held September 20, 1986, at the New York Public Library. The program contains tributes made at the service by J. D. McClatchy, Richard Poirier, Maxine Groffsky, Edmund White, Alec Treuhaft, Charles Kalstone, Alfred Corn, and James Merrill.
Originally an ALS, 1p., from A. R. Ammons (1926- , American author) to David Kalsone, 1971: May 25 was laid in the 1971 book. This has been separated and is filed in Series I.1.b. Correspondence to JM in the David Kalstone folder.
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1/Journal., 1968: May 25 - 1973: July 15
Venice.
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Journal., 1971: July 19 -
Venice. Includes printed program for "A Memorial Tribute to David Kalstone," held September 20, 1986, at the New York Public Library.The program contains tributes made at the service by J. D. McClatchy, Richard Poirier, Maxine Groffsky, Edmund White, Alec Treuhaft, Charles Kalstone, Alfred Corn, and James Merrill. Also see Accession #17000, Series VI.4. Audiovisual, cassette tapes: "A Memorial Tribute to David Kalstone" 9/20/1986. New York Public Library with J. D. McClatchy, Richard Poirier, Maxine Groffsky, Edmund White, Alec Treuhaft, Charles Kalstone, Alfred Corn, and James Merrill.
Originally included ALS, 1p., from A. R. Ammons (1926- , American author) to David Kalstone, 1971: May 25. This has been separated and is filed in Series I.1.b. Correspondence to JM in the David Kalstone folder.
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Journal., 1973: September 15 - July 23
Venice.
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Journal., 1974: January 1 - 1978: November 28
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2/Daily Agenda., 1979
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Daily Agenda., 1980
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Daily Agenda., 1983
New York.
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Daily Agenda., 1984
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Box/folder
1/.
II. 3. Bernard de Zogheb's Journal., 1962-1969. (0.5 linear feet, 1 item.)
Spiral notebook with letters from various people to Bernard de Zogheb pasted onto the notebook pages.

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Box/folder
1-3/1-23

III. Ouija Material., (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)

Consists of transcripts from James Merrill's sessions with the Ouija board, which were used as inspirations for some of his poetry. These are arranged by format (bound, notebook, and looseleaf) and then chronologically within each group.
The dates listed are the beginning and ending dates noted in each grouping. However, some of the pages are undated and the dates may be sporadic.
This series has one box and one folder numbering order system, beginning with #1.
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Box/folder
III.1. Bound Ouija material., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
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1/1Ouija transcripts., (1 item.)
Ts, (black binder), pages 1 - 184.
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1/2Ouija transcripts., (1 item.)
Ts, (white binder), pages 185 - 319.
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Box/folder
III.2. Ouija Notebook material., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
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2/3Ouija notebook., 1977: May 19 - 1977: May 29. (1 item.)
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2/4Ouija notebook., 1978: July 28 - [1978]: August 30. (1 item.)
Athens.
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2/5Ouija notebook., 1980: July 31 - 1986: January 8, n.d. (1 item.)
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2/6Ouija notebook., 1980: August 27 - 1992: June 1. (1 item.)
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2/7Ouija notebook., 1980: October 19 - 1981: March 17, n.d. (1 item.)
Missing front cover.
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2/8Ouija notebook., [1981]: December 23 - [1992]: March 18, n.d. (1 item.)
Includes TLS, to James Merrill from Bruce Taylor, 1981: February 5, 1p.
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2/9Ouija notebook., 1983: January 28 - 1984: September 10. (1 item.)
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2/10Ouija notebook., 1986: December 16 - 1991: July 12, n.d. (1 item.)
Missing front cover.
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2/11Ouija notebook., 1988: January 13 - 1990: October 6, n.d. (1 item.)
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2/12Ouija notebook., 1990: July 13 - 1990: July 29. (1 item.)
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Box/folder
III.3. Looseleaf Ouija material., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
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3/13Individual Ouija sessions., 1953: November 14; 1976: March 29; 1986: March 8; 1988: October 9; 1989: January 7; 1991: August 20; 1994: September 15; n.d. (ca. 10 items.)
Ts and Ts[x]
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3/14Ouija transcripts., 1955: September 2, n.d. (2 items.)
Ts[x] and Ms[x]
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3/15Ouija transcripts., 1957: August 15 - 1976: April 26. (ca. 31 item.)
Ms
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3/16Individual Ouija sessions., 1958: July 11; 1973: September 29; 1979: August 12; n.d. (ca. 4 items.)
Ts and Ms
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3/17Ouija session re: DMC, Yanni., 1968: December 22. (1 item.)
Ts
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3/18Ouija session re: Changing Light., 1973: June 29, n.d. (ca. 3 items.)
Ms
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3/19Ouija transcripts., 1975: March 2; 1966: September 11; n.d. (ca. 4 items.)
Ms
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3/20Ouija transcripts., 1979-1986. (1 item.)
Ts, pages 231-308.
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3/21Ouija transcripts., 1979-1986. (1 item.)
Ts[x] (copy of most of above material), pages 229-302.
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3/22Individual Ouija sessions., n.d. (1 item.)
Ts[x]
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3/23Individual Ouija sessions., n.d. (1 item.)
Ms

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Box/folder

IV. Manuscripts, (ca. 19.0 linear feet.)

Consists of material by James Merrill and by others.
The two subseries (IV.1 Manuscripts by JM and IV.2. Manuscripts by Others) has its own box numbering order system, each beginning with #1. Neither subseries has folder numbers.
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Box/folder
1-18/-
IV.1 Manuscripts by James Merrill, (ca. 15.5 linear feet.)
Consists of poems; poetic sequences; prose; drama; translations; miscellaneous manuscripts; and unidentified manuscripts by James Merrill.
This is arranged by genre, then alphabetically.
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1-5/-IV.1.a. Poems, (ca. 7.5 linear feet)
Consists of individual poems by Merrill, arranged alphabetically by title or first line.
The following manuscripts, published in the Collected Poems, are not in the manuscript collection here at WU: At a Texas Wishing Well, p. 748; Author in Exile to his Publisher, p. 800; Blackcock, p. 799; Les Collines, p. 773; The Eel, p. 791; From "The Broken Home", p. 739; Idea, p. 839; The Image Maker; In the Greenhouse, p. 796; Little Fallacy, p. 493; Poets at Home; Pyrargyrite Metal, p. 789; The Shadow of the Magnolia, p. 98; The Summer People, p. 72; Two Double Dactyls, p. 814; The Water CP, p. [Lodeizen trans.]
An Abdication, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 248
About the Phoenix, 36 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 110
Accumulations of the Sea, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 9
Acrostic, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 817
Advice to Galatea, 2 items
Not published; also titled Advice to a Statue / "April 1945"
After an Estrangement, 6 items
Also titled After a Quarrel
After Cavafy, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 853
After My Mother's Death, 1 item
Not published ; on yellow paper, pencil, with list of poems such as "1002nd Night" that appear in Nights and Days
After Greece, 25 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 134
After the Ball, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 486
After the Fire, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 296
"After the mutual turning of the head", 1 item
Not published
Afternoon Sun, 3 items
Not published; includes a page of "Variations: White Stag, Black Bear;" one draft on typed copy of "Little Fallacy"
"The Air was moth-involving and the light", 1 item
Not published; "July 1945"
Alabaster, 52 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 604
Alessio and the Zinnias, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 668
"All day the Spanish woman has been in a temper", 2 items
Not published
Among the Mosaics, 17 items
Not published
Amsterdam, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 87
Amy Lowell Walks in Her Garden, 1 item
Not published; "May, 1943;" 34 lines blank verse
Anatomy Is Destiny, 2 items
Not published
Angel, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 160
Annie Hill, 58 items
Not published
Annie Hill's Grave, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 158
Another April, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 318
Another August, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 257
Another Postscript, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 829
Arabian Night, 22 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 504
Arclight, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 468
The Art Dealer, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 196
Ascendancy of Children, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 912
"At Dottie Travis' pool", 1 pink note card
Not published; Pool at 1000 Peachtree Battle Ave NW
"At last it is cooler, thanks", 1 item
Not published
At Mamallapurdam, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 811
At Sea, 1 item
Not published
"At 75 one's sights en- / large", 1 item
Not published
"At sunrise no devotions", 1 item
Not published
Autumn 1960, 7 items
Not published under this title; titled "Elegy" except for last draft, dated 1961; next to last draft of "Elegy" dated Autumn 1960; note on one draft "NY Times Summer 1961;" one draft entitled "Two Elegies," with "The Art Dealer;" published as Autumn Elegy Collected Poems p. 735
Awaiting Developments, 1 item
Not published; typed white note card
Banks of a Stream Where Creatures Bathe, 33 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 325
A Bag of Peanuts for John Hollander, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 733
Bareness: A Final Word, 3 items
Not published
Bath Poem, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 707
Beauty is Dead, 1 item
Not published; "Dec. 1941"
The Bed, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 703
"Begin with the black crust of flesh", 1 item
Not published
Beginner's Greek, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 809; "James I. Merrill, '43;" May 1944 at bottom; all 3 drafts 1944
The Bequest, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 736
Between Us, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 189
"Beware of making know the things you know", 1 item
Not published
Big Mirror Outdoors, 37 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 590
Birth and Death of Harlequin, 1 item
Not published; "November, 1942"
"Bird, breast but the shallow air", 2 items
Not published; "May 1945"
Birthday, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 708
A Birthday Cake for D.; From J. and J. C., 2 items
Not published
Birthmark, 2 items
Not published; "28.ix.75"
Black, ?
Not published; "July, 1925"
Black Mesa, 30 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 329
The Black Swan, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 3
The Black Swan, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 3; "Keep separate--these sheets included w/Friar letters," but only one sheet.
The Blind, 4 items
Not published; "November 1943"
Blow Voyage, 1 item
Not published; "Orient Express 1983"
Blue and White, 1 item
Not published; "June, 1943"
Blue and Gold, 1 item
Not published; "September, 1942"
The Blue Grotto, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 462
b o d y, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 646
Bouquet in Time, 5 items
Not published
Breakfast Nook, 7 items
Not published
The Broken Bowl, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 2
The Broken Home, 36 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 197
Bronze 2, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 449
"But that was then. The new improved tomato", 1 item
Not published
Byzantium Revisited, 17 items
Not published
"A cache of spirits is all I can offer now", 1 item
Not published; 4 lines on a yellow note card
Calypso Duet: The Uglies, 2 items
Not published; also titled Song of the Uglies
The Candid Decorator, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 717
A Carpet Not Bought, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 202
Carte du Jour -- 4 Mars 1950, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 2 ; in French, quatrains
The Case Worker, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 743
The Cast Away, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 750
The Cat, 1 item
Not published
The Catch-All, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 769
"Catherine, Walter", 1 item
Not published; "8 - ix - 61;" 6 verse praising, thanking people
Channel 13, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 461
The Charioteer of Delphi, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 74
Charles on Fire, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 195
"Charlotte's amaryllis, bloom by bloom", 3 items
Not published
Charts, 1 item
Not published
Chees!, 1 item
Not published; limerick
Child of the Earth, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 766; crossed out: "Nina de la tierra" "1969"
Childhood Visit, 4 items
Not published
Childlessness, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 148
Chimes for Yahya, 56 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 371
Chinese Poem, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 849
Christmas, 1500, 4 items
Not published; Note: folder states 2 pages; story of Anthony's contrition, setting Florence; "January, August, November, 1942"
Christmas Tree, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 866
Clearing the Title, 47 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 406
Cloud Country, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 11
Coda: The Higher Keys, 3 items
Published in The Changing Light
Col Tempo, 1 item
Not published; love poem for David in Jamaica
"Come noiosa era la mia vita!", 2 items
Not published
The Cone, 1 item
Not published; "February 1945"
Conservatory, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 17
Conversation, 2 items
Not published
Cornwall, 14 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 571
Cosmo, 13 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 650
The Cosmological Eye, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 681; also titled The Blue Eye
Country Music, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 756
The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 57
"Cowards and poets must die many times", 2 items
Not published
Crocheted Curtain, 20 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 742
The Cruise, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 92
Crystal Ball, 6 items
Not published; folder states 1 item
The Current, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 204
Dancing, Joyously Dancing, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 14
La Danse, From the French of Pierre Louys, 1 item
Not published; "July, 1942"
"David dear, David dear", 1 item
Not published; "(with gift of a salt dish)"
David's Night in Veliés, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 255
David's Watercolor, 18 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 503
"The day I changed my brand of cigarettes", 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. n;
The Day of the Eclipse, 43 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 104
A Day on the Connecticut River, 24 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 444
Days of 1956, 2 items
Not published; folder states one item
Days of 1941 and '44, 23 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 425
Days of 1944, 19 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 868; also titled To Wake (Days of 1994), Summer Visits (1994)
Days of 1908, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 803
Days of 1971, 44 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 348
Days of 1964, 23 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 220
Days of 1935, 65 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 3; also titled Days of 1934
Dead Center, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 540
"Dear hunter, carry but this bow", 2 items
Not published; first letters of 5 line poem spell DAVID
Death of a Millionaire, 2 items
Not published; quatrain
Death Masks, 1 item
Not published; "July, 1942"
Debut, 8 items
Not published
Declaration Day, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 494; Dedication [1943] "to my mother;" "June-August 1943," sonnet
Dedication, 1 item
Not publishedsonnet, also to his mother?
A Dedication, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 123
Delft After Vermeer, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 741
Desdemona, 2 items
Not published; folder states one item; on typed page, an additional poem, Titania
Desert Hotel with Frog Amulet, 23 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 764
Destiny of Gestures, 3 items
Not published
Developers at Crystal River, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 413
The Diary of the Duc De L***, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 697
Do Not Be Simple, Do Not Be Sweet, 1 item
Not published; "February 1946"
Domestic Architecture, 14 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 838
Domino, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 419
Donne, 2 items
Not published; on John Donne?; "January 1944"
The Doodler, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 98
Doorknob, 4 items
Not published; "11.xi.85"
A Downward Look, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 589
A Dream, 1 item
Not published; "October, 1943"
Dream (Escape), 26 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 1150
Dreams about Clothes, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 345
The Drowning Poet, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 12
The Dunes, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 82
"Dusk to the green lagoon comes green.", 2 items
Not published; "circa 1949"
"Each day's sufficient poetry", 1 item
Not published
Early Settlers, 13 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 709
Earth Air Water Fire, 2 items
Not published; "July, November, 1943"
"Eat me," say these mushrooms clearly", 1 item
Not published; typed on yellow card, birthday of "Charlee"
Eclogue, 1 item
Not published
Economic Man, 18 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 729
L'Egyptienne, 2 items
Not published; "June 1942"
Eight Bits, 22 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 538; includes Death of a Millionaire
18 West 11th Street, 21 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 314
Electra: A Translation, 25 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 343; "Summer '71;" also titled Seascape with Dentist
; Elegy Before Death, 5 items
Not published
Elegy for the Dying, 5 items
Not published
"Elizabeth, you should have", 3 items
Not published
Embarkation Sonnets, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 692
The Emigration, 2 items
Not published
Empedecles, 2 items
Not published; "22.ix.79"
En Route, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 821; "25.viii;" also titled "A Marriage"
Entrance from Sleep, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 13
Envoi, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 726
The Enoy, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 244
Epithalamium, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 825
Equinox, 1 item
Not published
"Escaping by a flap of leather", 1 item
Not published
Eureka, 2 items
Not published
Europa, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 701
Eve Addresses the Serpent, 4 items
Not published; "November 1944"
Evening on the Hilltop, 8 items
Not published; "12.viii.89"
Facing the Wall, 13 items
Not published; also titled Slides
The Falls, 3 items
Not published
Family Tree, 2 items
Not published
Family Week at Oracle Ranch, 43 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 654
"The fan of silk you flourish in your hand", 2 items
Not published; sonnet
Farewell, 1 item
Not published; to Kimon Friar?
Farewell Performance, 40 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 581; draft page of Geiger Counter
A Fever, 32 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 259
The Fifteenth Summer, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 507; also titled Youth and The Fourteenth Summer
Figures in a Legendary Glade, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 31
Fire Poem, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 59
First Poems, 7 items
Not published; also titled Juvenilia; "First Poems for Frederick Buechner "12.i.79;" also dated "1972" and "4.i.73;" on Amherst College stationary 4 quatrains
Five Inscriptions, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 818
Five Old Favorites, 41 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 152; also titled Five Leaves from the Album in the Waiting Room
"Flattered all summer", 3 items
Not published
Fleche d'Or, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 347
The Flint Eye, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 6
Flying from Byzantium, 25 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 251; 1 page titled "Goodbye [Adieu] and After
Foliage of Vision, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 27
Following the Lieder, 2 items
Not published
For a Bestiary, 38 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 686
Dedicatory poem for Eleanor [']s Copy of Water Street, 3 items
Not published; filed in the "F's" because first draft title "for E."?; also for G. for R. and I.
For Frank Taylor on his 69th Birthday, 1 item
Not published
"For I am white, but O my soul is black", 6 items
Not published
"For Isabel", 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, pink note card w/ stamp of E. Dickinson; quatrain; "21.vii.81"
"For JMB a 70", 1 item
Not published; quatrain in red ink
For John Hollander, 7 items
Not published; 24.iii.88; also titled In the Study and Little Hall
For my Father, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 781; "16 July 1950;" 5 lines on "despair is over for a time"
For Proust, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 139
For Proust, II, 1 item
Not published
For the Poet, 3 items
Not published; "July 1945;" "The marble eye will never close but who;" For S. T. J., Jr. 1?; "July 1945"
The Formal Lovers, 24 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 686
The Forms of Death, 10 items
Not published
Fort Lauderdale, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 820
Fountain in Disuse, Athens, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 723
The Fountain of Age, 4 items
Not published
Four Little Poems, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 25
Four Transmissions in Code, 1 item
Not Published; two typed lines on postcard; "2/1"
The Friend of the Fourth Decade, 26 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 228
From a Notebook, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 130
From Morning to Morning, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 679
From the Cupola 2, 65 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 207
From the Cutting Room Floor, 29 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 463
The Formal Lovers, 3 items
Not published; folder states 1 item
"Small beyond great swaying glooms", 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 739; from "The Broken Home" in Collected Poems
Fragment for Voice and Ukelele, 1 item
Not published; typewritten on blue note card addressed to Peter Hooten, 20 East 17 Street NY; "1.ix.84"
"Francisco on his shelf", 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 513; from The Image Maker
"Fruit on the table. How we have loved it, taste", 2 items
Not published
Full Moon: Letter to T, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 754
The Furnished Room, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 18; also titled Eden, Idyll, Winter Idyll
Gadfly Triolets, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 834; "(DJ from his fond JM)" "for DJ"
Garden, 1 item
Not published; "November 1944"
Gentle Afternoon, 3 items
Not published; "August 1945"
Getting Through, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 150
Ginger Beef, 38 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 535
The Girl with the Eyes of Glass, 1 item
Not Published; "April 1942"
"A glinting torpor / Sacred with venom", 2 items
Not published; "7-8 March 63"
Gothic Novel, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 810
Götterdämmerung, 1 item
Not published; "October, 1942"
Goyesca, 3 items
Not published; "ca. 1943 - 4;" ballet danced to Granados' Goyescas, music based upon certain drawings by Goya
Grace, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 568
Grace Abounding, 2 items
Not published; "for Grace Stone 1960? 61?"
Graffito5, 67 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 7
The Grand Canyon, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 136
The Grape Cure, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 29
Grass, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 405
The Great Emigration, 28 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 629
"Green upon Green" [dedication to From the First Nine], 1 item
Not published; for Harry and Kathleen
The Green Eye, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 5
The Greenhouse, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 63
"Gusts from the Stadium downhill", 1 item
Not published; "9.i.73
The Harpist, 1 item
Not published; "August, 1942"
The Headdress, 6 items
Not published
The Hearings, 5 items
Not published
The Help, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 418
"Help me love, you who are blind", 5 items
Not published
"Here in this circus tent", 1 item
Not published; DMc from JM; 30.iv.80
Here Today, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 836
"Here under you bold spell, I cannot prevent", 1 item
Not published
The Hermit in the Forest, 2 items
Not published
The Hero, 8 items
Not published
Here Mozart Sings, 1 item
Not published; "December, 1942"
The Higher Keys, 2 folders
Published in Collected Poems, p. 205
Drafts also under Coda: The Higher Keys
Hindu Illuminations, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 534
"His profile flames, slices the hard wind; then", 4 items
Not published
Holderlin, 1 item
Not published; "March 1945"
"Holding a lens to magic one is least", 1 item
Not published; "October 1946"
"Holding his mother's hand, less", 1 item
Not published; sketch of the face of a female veiled or mummy like
Homage to Beardsley, 3 items
Not published
Home Fires, 37 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 608
The House Fly, 14 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 436
The Horoscope, 2 items
Not published in this form
The Hospitable Translators, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 830; "Raritan"
Hôtel de l'Univers en Portugal, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 68
Hourglass (2), 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 740
Hour-Glass, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 16
The House, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 50
House by the Water, 7 items
Not published; "1963"
The House of the Customs Men, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 790; "How to make Bob and Doris see the fruits of their half century?;" "15 June 1985"
"H.P. (1925-1980)", 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 828
Human Relations, 7 items
Not published; "1957"
"I meant for you to have intelligence, 1 item
Not published
I never baked a cake before / But now that David's, 44 items
Not published
"I never yet have seen a human being dead", 3 items
Not published; "May 1944"
"I write to kill, when wiles", 1 item
Not published; "7.vi.67"
Icarus, 1 item
Not published; "November, 1942"
Icecap, 49 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 569
Ideas, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 433
The Illustrations, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 832
Impeyan Monal, 3 items
Not published; "9.iv.85"
"In accents so convincing they nonplus", 2 items
Not published
In Amazement, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 854 as Minotaur; "Some drafts of 'Minotaur;" "22-25.ix.94"
In Monument Valley, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 301
In Nine Sleep Valley, 86 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 319
"In the beginning, a dimensionless", 5 items
Not published
In the Dark, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 477
In the Hall of Mirrors, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 121
In the Pink, 19 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 857
In Theaters, 1 item
Not published; about Baudelaire, 5 lines
India: The Dance of Giving, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 710
The Insect God, 4 items
Not published
The Instilling, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 623
Introduction to the Media, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 850
Investiture at Cecconi's, 22 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 580; includes one draft page of Walks in Rome
Island in the Works, 13 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 411
Jotting at Ravenna, 1 item
Not published; Juan Burning the Diary 20/727
"Keats on board ship for what we shall call Rome", 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 677 items; Black Swan dedication “To Kimon Friar”
Key West Aquarium: The Saw Fish, 24 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 883; also Unlovely Fauna drafts
The Kimono, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 361
"King Louis of France had a gilded ball", 3 items
Not published
The Kitchen Knight, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 734
Kite Poem, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 24
Koi, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 867
Komboloi, 91 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 334
Kostas Tympakianakis, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 238
Kyoto: At the Detached Palace, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 67
Laboratory Poem, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 89
"Lamps from men's foreheads", 1 item
Not published
Landscape with Torrent, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 721
Landscape with VW, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 724
Last Mornings in California, 39 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 447
Last Times, 3 items
Not published; 11 lines in Greek
The Laughing Buddha, 1 item
Not published; "Nov. 1941"
The Lawn Fete of Homunculus Artifex, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 145
Lecture: The Skeleton, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 702
Lenses, 40 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 475
The Leper Colony, 1 item
Not published
Letter, 15 items
Not published; "Letter (unpublished)"
Letter from Egypt, 33 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 164
Letter to Gina [Plunguian?], 1 item
Not published
Letter to Henry Luce, 14 items
Not published; version of "Elizabeth" poem
A Letter To The Editor, 1 item
Not published; 1945 newspaper; "J.I.M."
"The letters lie on the floor", 1 item
Not published
Light of the Street, Darkness of Your Own House, 14 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 245
Lindoro, 2 items
Not published
Lines Composed at Sunset, 6 items
Not published?; "American Letters '48;" page from the magazine apparently
Lines for X, 2 items
Not published; pencil draft lines from Bronze on one page
Lipstick, 1 item
Not published; 4 lines on white note card
"A little boy", 2 items
Not published; ink on yellowing paper
Little Fanfare for Felix Magowan, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 201
"The little love god split", 1 item
Not published
"The lizard quicker than its own tongue is darting", 2 items
Not published
The Locusts, 14 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 119
The Log, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 295
A Look Askance, 13 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 637; also titled Sodom Was, Sodom Rome Babylon, Notes on NY, The NY School, A Look Askance at New York, A Look Askance at Xandau
"Look for kindness where you never expect to find it", 2 items
Not published; "Ca. 44" in red ink
"Looking up from my craft", 1 item
Not published
Lorelei, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 227
Losing the Marbles 1, 65 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 572
Lost in Translation, 59 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 362
Love Takes the Shape of a Camellia, 2 items
Not published; "James I. Merrill '43"
Lover by Full Moon, 6 items
Not published; also titled The Two by Moonlight
The Lovers, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 64
LP, 2 items
Not published; "1967;" On sheet a separate villanelle "642719" / "1967;" also the "theatres" poem about Baudelaire 1956
Lunch with a Scholar, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 765
The Mad Scene, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 206
Maise, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 186
Man's Raga, 1 item
Not published
Mandala, 13 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 312
Manos Karastefaris, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 379
Marsyas, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 96
Masquerade, 1 item
Not published/ sonnet
Master and Man, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 767
Matinees, 49 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 267
"May this thermometric sphere", 1 item
Not published; file card
McKane's Falls, 40 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 368
Meditation, 1 item
Not published; sonnet "Oct 1941"
Medusa, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 7
Melisande, 1 item
Not published; "August, 1942"
Men's Song at Wedding, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 716; "1967"
Menu, 25 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 530
Meteor, 3 items
Not published; "1958"
The "Metro", 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 435
Midas Among the Goldenrod, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 78
Midsummer Evening on the Prinsengracht, 13 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 478
"Mimi darling Valentine", 1 item
Not published; paper note
Minds, 1 item
Not published; half sheet of paper
Minotaur, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 854; clean drafts
Minuet - 18th Century, 1 item
Not published; "July, 1942"
Mirror, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 83
Missing: Café at Rapallo,
Published in Collected Poems, p. 794
Missing Person, 10 items
Not published; poem about David losing himself
Month, 25 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 438
The Moon, 3 items
Not published; "27.viii;" on the moon walk
Odd Bits, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 851 as More Bits
"The moon ends inquiries", 1 item
Not published
More Enterprise, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 237
More or Less, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 632
Morning Exercise, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 602
Morning Glory, 69 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 496
Morning in the Grand Style, 3 items
Not published; "November 1946"
Mornings in a New House, 37 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 261
Mosquito, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 746
Mouthpiece, 36 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 815
Movements of Hands, 1 item
Not published; "July 1945"
Mozart, 1 item
Not published; "Winter 1941-42"
Mozart, II, 1 item
Not published; "January 1943;" sonnet
Music from Above, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 722
"Music heightens the affair", 1 item
Not published
Mutability, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. "June, 1942"
"My bedroom apple green, flattening out", 1 item
Not published; "25.i.95"
"My eye is a brown jewel, a frozen city", 2 items
Not published; "/in red ink: college days"
My Father's Irish Setters, 29 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 627
NYR, Box 2001, 1 item
Not published; pink note card; 4 line personal ad
Narcissus, 1 item
Not published; "July, 1944;" "James I. Merrill '43"
A Narrow Escape, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 77
Navarino, 28 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 846
Nero Dines in the Gardens of the Golden House, 1 item
Not published; "December, 1942"
"New Happiness--how to cope with it?", 2 items
Not published
New Study, 5 items
Not published; "25.viii"
Night: Before Death, 4 items
Not published; "January, 1943" ; also titled Sonnet
Nightgown, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 175
Nike, 26 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 249
"Nimbly, the mirage, where General Rommel", 1 item
Not published
Nine Lives 1, 76 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 591
1939, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 191
"no eyes are wet", 1 item
Not published; "NY 1948?9?"
No Nightingales, 1 item
Not published; "August, 1942"
"No syllable 2",
Not published; "1963"
Notes for a Swan Song, 1 item
Not published
No Word, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 753
Nobody's Fault, 9 items
Not published
Nocturne 1, 1 item
Not published; "Oct. 1941"
Novelettes, 37 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 624
November Ode, 30 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 843; drafts and JM reaction to criticism of poem
"Now we are safe at last,", 2 items
Not published; "Ca. 1960"
"Now all the minions of Amor", 1 item
Not published
Now or Never, 2 items
Not published
O Soft Embalmer, 7 items
Not published
The Oasis, 1 item
Not published
The Objects, 5 items
Not published
Octave for an Uncompleteable Sonnet,
Not published; "November, 1942"
The Octopus, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 58
Ode to Memory, 15 items
Not published; "22.vi. 79"
"Of late there had been a stir", 12 items
Not published
"Off to Roumania for her annual", 3 items
Not published
The Old Fate 2, 2 items
Not published; "/ 21.viii.89"
Old Journal, 1 item
Not published; "2.i.73;" Version of First Poems
Olive Grove, 1 item
Not published; folder states: Olive Green
On an Enemy, 1 item
Not published; "October 1944"
On An Italian Shore, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 802; also titled Cavafy: On an . . .
On the Block, 21 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 633
On the Bridge, 30 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 737
"Once more now this whole being bearing my name", 4 items
Not published
164 East 72nd Street, 85 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 661
"Only because we two,", 2 items
Not published
Opaque Morning W. C. W. 1883-1963, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 757
The Opera Company, 44 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 263
"Or as they call you here", 13 items
Not published; 1965?
Oracle, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 725
Oranges, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 856
Orfeo, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 97
Orpheus, 1 item
Not published; "October, 1942"
Osbert Sitwell, 4 items
Not published; anagrams on Sitwell's name
Ouzo for Robin, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 240
Overdue Pilgrimage, 46 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 666
Page from the Koran, 19 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 428
Pagliaccio, 1 item
Not published; "June, 1942"
The Palace of Poesy, 8 items
Not published
Palm, 1 item
Not published; not Valéry
Palm Beach with Portuguese Man-of-War, 29 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 420
The Pardoner's Tale, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 761
The Parnassians, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 529
The Parrot, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 37
The Parrot Fish, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 163
Part of the Vigil, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 246
"Passing of time unnerves us all", 2 items
Not published; birthday poem for DJ 1962
Pathetic Fallacy, 2 items
Not published under this title, whole day in Beirut
Paul Valéry: Palme, 22 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 472
The Peacock, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 39
Pearl, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 665
A Pebble from the North Cape, 10 items
Not published
Peeled Words, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 842
Peevish Poem, 5 items
Not published
The Pelican, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 38
The Perfume, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 103
Periwinkles, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 48
Perspectives of the Lonesome Eye, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 682; folder states 1 item
Peter, 53 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 440
Phenomenal Love Song, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 684; "April 1946"
Philip Larkin, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 835
A Phoenix, 6 items
Not published
Pieces of History, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 299
Pier: Under Pisces, 24 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 416
"Pierced by the violet light, the others have risen", 1 item
Not published
The Pilgrimage to Dachu, 1 item
Not published
Pipe Dream, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 833
Pledge, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 649
Poem for Those, 1 item
Not published; "Who never find out how to give things names"
Poem in Spring, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 15
Poem of Summer's End, 34 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 132
Poet with Astrologer, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 741
Pola Diva, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 271
The Ponchielli Complex, 24 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 614
The Pond, 2 items
Not published
"Poor Shattered HIP (was she in fact)", 1 item
Not published; white note card from Hellen, w/ 6 lines by JM
Portrait, 1 item
Not published; "July, 1942;" of a woman
A Portrait, 1 item
Not published; "November 1944"
Posing for Sculpture, 9 items
Not published; sonnet
Poupee Valsante, 1 item
Not published; "May, 1943" ; "(from The Tales of Hoffman)"
The Power Station, 21 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 114
"Precisely, Chris", 5 items
Not published
Preface to the Memoirs, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 262; folder states Preface to the Memories
Prelude, In a Minor Key, 1 item
Not published; "May, 1943"
The Present, 1 item
Not published
Press Release, 60 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 638
Primer, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 40
Prism: A Paperweight, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 137
Processional, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 583
The Progress, 2 items
Not published
Prose of Departure 1, 43 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 541
The Pyroxenes, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 664
The Puppet Garonce, 5 items
Not published; also titled Puppet Theatre and Little Players
Quatrains for Pegasus, 23 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 663
"The quiet intensity of mute-eye swell", 1 item
Not published; early
R's, 1 item
Not published; typed 5 line stanzas
Radio, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 653
Radiometer, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 469
The Railroad Station, 1 item
Not published; pencil on small note card
Recognition, 1 item
Not published/ "June 1941"
Recognition, 1 item
Not published; "August, 1942"
The Reconnaissance, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 156
Remora, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 258
A Renewal, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 66
Tardy Repentance of a Female Bass, 2 items
Not published
Rescue, 22 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 619; also titled Turtle
Revivals of Tristan, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 423
Rhapsody on Czech Themes 1, 01 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 859; folder states Rhapsody on Czech Things
'Rien n'égale en longueur les boiteuse journées…', 1 item
Not published; in English; "June, 1943"
"Rimmed with rouge there in the chalkwhite circle", 2 items
Not published; "'Plectrum' tentative title"
The Ring Cycle, 37 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 611
River Poem, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 23
Roger Clay's Proposal, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 155
The Romance Language, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 751
A Room at the Heart of Things, 97 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 508
Rough Sketch for an Aeon on the Alps, 35 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 712
"Said Alcibiades to Socrates", 1 item
Not published; penciled on fragment of an air letter
Saint, 23 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 73
Salome, 24 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 79
Santo, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 439
Santorini: Stopping the Leak 1, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 479
Scenes of Childhood, 96 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 141
The School Play, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 422
Scrapping the Computer, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 635
"The sea and the sea's rhythms", 4 items
Not published; "ca. 1963"
The Sea-Nymph, 2 items
Not published; "Feb. 1942"
Seascape with Dentist, 1 item
Not published; "11.vii.71"
Seaside Doorway, Summer Dawn, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 758
Self-Portrait in Tyvec™ Windbreaker, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 669; in blue ink: "a poem written entirely on the computer"
Sententions, 1 item
Not published; "1950-51?"
Serenade, 4 items
Not published; "ca. 1944"
Serenade, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 501
Le Serpent Qui Danse, 1 item
Not published; "June, 1946;" "from the French of Charles Baudelaire"
The Seventh Round, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 749
"The Seventies! They ended long ago.", 1 item
Not published; white note card; 16. ix.92
"Shelley would have viewed", 1 item
Not published; this draft belongs with drafts of Overdue Pilgrimage
"Shielding her red eyes the albino girl", 1 item
Not published
Siestas of an Architect, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 827
"Silently and moonlessly", 2 items
Not published
642719, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 747; also titled Villanelle
16.ix.65, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 233
Six Leaves from the Album in the Waiting-Room, 3 items
Not mss. but pages from Poetry magazine; "June '61" Old Vienna, Economic Man, etc.
"Small foreign cars were easy to get round", 3 items
Not published
The Smile, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 166
Snake Pit, 2 items
Not published
Snapshot of a Snapshot of Adam, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 826
Snow Jobs, 14 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 607
"Some evenings, even now, I will run home early", 1 item
Not published
Some Negatives: X at the Chateau, 27 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 65
Song, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 840
Sonnet, 1 item
Not published; "May-June 1942"
Sonnet, 1 item
Not published"November 1944"
Sonnet, 1 item
Not published
Sonnet: A Cynic Mutters Under His Breath, 1 item
Not published
Sonnet in Pieces, 1 item
Not published; "to a gay deceiver"
Spleen, 1 item
Not published
"June, 1942",
"From the French of Charles Baudelaire"
Stained Glass Window, 2 items
"We got it when the Baptist church next door"
Stones, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 118
The Storm, 6 items
Not publishedearly poem
Strato in Plaster, 32 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 336
The Sun Sets, 1 item
Not published
"The sunflower's going", 2 items
Not published; in red ink: "late '50's"
The Suppliant, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 823
"Surprise, surprise!", 1 item
Not published
A Survival, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 109; also titled The Cottage in the Garden; folder states: A Survivor
Suspense of Love, 2 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 690
Swimming by Night, 21 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 167
Swimming with Dolphins, 1 item
Not published
Syrinx, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 355
Table Talk, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 731
Ten More, 1 item
Not published; (1959); Ten [More] Commandments for ?
A Tenancy, 34 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 168
"The two loves of my life both want to die", 2 items
Not published
Then and Now, 2 items
Not published
Theory of Vision, 11 item
Not published; "April, 1944"
"There came a spell when Fall", 1 item
Not published; "29.4.79
"There had been earlier witchcrafts, those", 1 item
Not published
"There were 'bonds. for sale at the bank", 1 item
Not published; 4 lines on red card, gift for Frank from D and J
"These are the things that I do not like", 1 item
Not published; half sheet "James I. Merrill. AGE 10"
"These early visions of desire", 1 item
Not published; draft belongs in First Poems folder
"They are the winners, the old ones, alone upon", 1 item
Not published; "June 1945"
Think Tank, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 415
"This poor machine, it has no red", 3 items
Not published
Thistledown, 1 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 61
"Those afternoons you'd wake", 1 item
Not published; red note card
"Though chocolate is bad for you", 1 item
Not published; Happy Birthday to Harriet and Grace
The Thousand and Second Night, ca. 156 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 176
Three Dreams about Elizabeth Bishop, 3 items
Not published
Three Phases, 1 item
Not published; "October, 1943"
Three Chores, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 90
Three Sketches for Europa, 16 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 93
Three Sonnets for Cleopatra, 4 items
Not published; "September, 1942"
Tiffany Base, 14 items
Not published
Time, 29 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 192
A Timepiece, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 62
Tintype before Sailing, 7 items
Not published
To a Butterfly, 13 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 161
To a Pocket Calculator, 19 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 831
To L. C. from J.M, 1 item
Not published; parchment card: On Her Birthday, MXMIII
To Remember J. J. J., 5 items
Not published; also titled To Remember Jean
To My Greek, 84 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 241
To Return is to Advance, 1 item
Not published; "October 1946"
To the Editor of Shenandoah, 1 item
Not published; "Athens: 13.viii.73"
To the Reader, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 616
A Toast for Doris and Robert Magowan's 40th Anniversary--Not Long After a Burglary, 1 item
Not published
"Today the seven years were up. The movers,", 2 items
Not published
"The tomato worm", 2 items
Not published; "15 Feb 64"
Tomorrows, 6 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 759
Tony: Ending the Life, 55 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 642
Topics, 34 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 429
Tourist Solves Language Problem, 1 item
Not published; couplet
Transfigured Bird, 20 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 33
Trees Listening to Bach, 22 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 470
Trails Through the Night, 1 item
Not published; "July, 1942;" 6 quatrains
Trellis, 4 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 75
The Triangle, 2 items
Not published
Trois Voiles, 1 item
Not published; "August, 1942;" Chason de Crépuscule
"The trumpet of the blood is fluent in", 1 item
Not published; "July 1945"
Tsikoudhià, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 752
Two for One, 1 item
Not published; 2 five line stanzas; 1. Nulla Dies sine Linea; 2. Pentimento
Two from Florida, 19 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 505
Leavetaking Limerick, 2 items
Not published; red and blue note cards; "Christian from James 10.iii.86 Key West"
"Two neighbors by their swimming pool", 1 item
Not published
Under Libra: Weights and Measures, 80 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 330
Under Mars,
Published in Collected Poems, p. 327
"Unperceptibly the needle stuck at E", 1 item
Not published
Up and Down, 59 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 339
Upon a Second Marriage, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 72
An Upset, 14 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 437
An Upward Look, 30 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 674
An Urban Convalescence, 27 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 127
A Valentine in Crayons, 9 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 700
Vanity, 3 items
Not published
Variations and Elegy: White Stag, 23 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 42
Variations: The Air Is Sweetest, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 19
Versailles, 2 items
Not published; "March 1945"
Verse for Urania, 102 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 385
The Victor Dog, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 353
View from the Laboratory, 12 items
Not published
A View of the Burning, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 95
Violent Pastoral, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 190
A Vision of the Garden, 17 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 131
Voices from a Ryder, 5 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. published as Storm 848
Voices from the Other World, 27 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 112
Volume 44, No. 4, 12 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 641; also titled Volume 61, Number 8 and Vol. 58, NO. 3
Volcanic Holiday, 58 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 617
"A Vouliagmeni de l'Attique", 1 item
Not published; paper scrap
"Wait. A half-remembered incident", 2 items
Not published
Walking All Night, 34 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 107
Walks in Rome, 102 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 563
Wasp, 8 items
Not published
Watching the Dance, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 205; also titled At the Ballet; in blue ink: "in N.Y. Ballet Program (1963?)"
The Water Hyacinth, 10 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 157
Waterspout, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 502
"We might be waiting in a darkening room", 3 items
Not published
We Walk in Woods, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 763
"Well then, a glass flashed to the flushing air", 7 items
Not published; It does have a title: Poem
"Whatever led", 1 item
Not published; "24 October;" about attending boring Hudson Review party
"When by your voice the air is stirred", 2 items
Not published
"Whenever someone dies", 2 items
Not published
Where?, 1 item
Not published; "October 1941"
The White Unholy Ghost, 1 item
Not published; albino girl poem again; "James Merrill 431 E 57 NY"
Whitebeard on Videotape, 15 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 399
Who Guessed Amiss the Riddle of the Sphinx, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 76
The Will, 74 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 392
Willow, 11 item
Published in Collected Poems, p. 49
Willowware Cup, 25 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 324
"A wind must have died down, or a spring rain", 1 item
Not published
"The wind, the winter's", 2 items
Not published; in red ink: "1958 (unfinished)"
The Wintering Weeks, 3 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 71
Winter's Tale, 1 item
Not published; apparently the 1940's
"Words and more words. Their touchstones litter us", 2 items
Not published
Words for Maria, 30 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 235
Words for the Familiar Spirit, 23 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 719
Wreath for the Warm-Eyed, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 18
Yam, 18 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 328
Yànnina, 8 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 380
Ye, They Sal Have the Flour of Il Endyng, 1 item
Not published; early
Years ago in Amherst, Alison, 1 item
Not published; on note card Alison and Jonathan
"Yes, yes, the world's a stage. Let it be said.", 1 item
Not published
"You have impressed a hollow in my mind", 1 item
Not published; quarter paper; "12 June 1944;" For Friar?
"Your taste for older women would persist", 4 items
Not published
"You my simple one", 1 item
Not published
"You who are made in the rare shape of death", 1 item
Not published; "July 1945;" sonnet
"Your mind's gone, you keep nodding", 1 item
Not published
Zeno Reminded of a Family Quarrel, 7 items
Published in Collected Poems, p. 706
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6/-IV.1.b. Poetic Sequences., (8 items.) (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)
Consists of sequences of poems by Merrill, arranged alphabetically by title or first line.
"The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace"., 1950-1951. 1 item.
North Star (with Frederick Buechner)., 1943. (1 item.)
Poems, 1942-1943., 1942-1943. (1 item.)
Accession 1666.
Poems., April 1944. (1 item.)
Poems to Tomas Howkins., n.d. (2 items.)
Polaris, a Book of Poems (with Frederick Buechner)., 1942. (1 item.)
"A Selection of Undergraduate Writing" (includes "Rose" and "The Flint Eye") from English 23-24., 1946-1947. (1 item.)
Short stories., 1954. (1 item.)
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7-12/-IV.1.c. Prose., (ca. 3.5 linear foot.)
Consists of prose work by Merrill including fiction, non-fiction, and fragments, arranged by category then alphabetically by title or first line.
7/-IV.1.c.i. Fiction., ca. 0.25 linear feet
"Ambition's Debt Is Paid". pub. Jim's Book. October 6, 1941. 1 item.
"Bridge Party". n.d. 1 item.
"The Driver". pub. Recitative. [1962]. 3 items.
"The Fairy Tale". pub. Jim's Book. February 1942. 1 item.
"The Frost". April 10, 1941. 2 items.
"The Green and Pink". n.d. 1 item.
"In Broad Daylight". n.d. 3 items.
"Madonna". pub. Jim's Book. February 1942. 1 item.
"Miss Georgina Tinker". pub. Jim's Book. October 1940. 1 item.
"Mr. Pope and Mr. Pratt". [ca. 1940s]. 1 item.
"Perhaps a Million Years". [ca. 1940s]. 1 item.
"Peru: The Landscape Game". pub. Recitative. 1971. ca. 24 items.
"Return". 1941. 2 items.
"Rose" pub. Recitative. n.d. 1 item.
7-11/-IV.1.c.ii. Non-Fiction., ca. 2.75 linear feet
7-8/-IV.1.c.ii.(a) Essays., (ca. 0.75 linear feet)
"A la recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature," This is a photocopy of the original held at Amherst of JM's senior thesis at Amherst., 1947. (1 item.)
"A la recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature," Typescript carbon., 1947. (1 item.)
"A la recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature," Typescript carbon., 1947. (1 item.)
"A la recherche du temps perdu: Impressionism in Literature," Notes and quotations towards thesis., [ca. 1943-1946]. (1 item.)
"Acoustical Chambers". pub. Recitative., 1982. (ca. 8 items.)
"Angel or Earthly Creature". pub. Jim's Book., 1942. (1 item.)
"Autobiography"., [ca. 1946]. (1 item.)
"Base Angel"., 1943. (1 item.)
"Concerning Berkeley and the World and God"., April 3, 1944. (2 items.)
"Divine Poem". pub. Recitative., [1980]. (ca. 33 items.)
"Esthetic Perception"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"Holderin"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"Impressionism in Painting"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"Impressions of Marlowe"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"The Language Problem in Carlyle"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"The Language Problem in Newman"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"The Language Problem in Tennyson"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"Re: Lawrenceville"., 1991. (4 items.)
"Marvelous Poet: Review of C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems, translated by Edmund Keeley". pub. New York Review., July 17, 1975. (1 item.)
"Notes on Corot". pub. Recitative., [1960]. (ca. 16 items.)
"Object Lessons". pub. Recitative., [1972]. (ca. 16 items.)
"Patterns?"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"The Plato Club" With David Jackson., 1992. (2 items.)
"The Plato Club". Page proofs., 1992. (1 item.)
"Plays within Plays"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"Ravel's Mother Goose"., [1987]. (5 items.)
"Rilke and George"., [ca. 1940s]. (1 item.)
"The Transparent Eye". pub. Recitative., [1983]. (ca. 20 items.)
"Unreal Citizens". pub. Recitative., 1974-1975. (ca. 38 items.)
"The Use of Metaphor in Literature and Science". With professor's comments., [ca. 1940s]. (2 items.)
"The White Devil" and "A Woman Killed wtih Kindness"., October 16, 1945. (1 item.)
Clippings from The Lawrence by or about JM., 1942-1943. (5 items.)
9/-IV.1.c.ii.(b) Interviews., (ca. 0.25 linear feet)
Arranged alphabetically by interviewees last name.
Interview with John Boatwright and Enrique Ucelay DaCal, pub. Recitative., ca. 1969. (4 items.)
Interview with Fred Bornhauser, pub. Recitative., [1981]. (2 items.)
Interview with Professor Chung., May 1, 1983. (1 item.)
Interview with J. D. McClatchy, pub. Recitative., [1979]. (2 items.)
Interview with James Merrill by unidentified, with annotations by James Merrill and unidentified., n.d. (1 item.)
Interview with Philip Rubin., September 1993. (2 items.)
Interview with Donald Sheehan, pub. Contemporary Literature vol. 9 no. 1., Winter 1968. (4 items.)
Interview with Helen Vendler, pub. Recitative., [1979]. (1 item.)
Interview., November 13, 1984. (1 item.)
"On Yannina: An Interview with David Kalstone". pub. Recitative., 1972. (2 items.)
IV.1.c.ii.(c) Introductions, prefaces, and afterwords. ca. 0.25 linear feet
Arranged alphabetically by author's last name.
Foreword to Above the Land by Julie Agoos (Yale Younger Poet Series)., [1987]. (ca. 11 item.)
Foreword to Navigable Waterways by Pamela Alexander (Yale Younger Poet Series)., [1985]. (ca. 18 items.)
Foreword to Terms to Be Met by George Bradley (Yale Younger Poet Series)., [1986]. (ca. 18 items.)
Foreword to Out of the Woods by Thomas Bolt (Yale Younger Poet Series)., [1989]. (ca. 7 items.)
Foreword to Hermit with Landscape by Daniel Hall (Yale Younger Poet Series)., [1990]. (ca. 16 items.)
Introduction to Dante's Inferno: Translations by Twenty Contemporary Poets ed. Daniel Halpern., [1993]. (2 items.)
Afterword to Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell by David Kalstone., [1989]. (ca. 42 items.)
Introduction to New Paintings by Barbara Kassel., 1987. (5 items.)
Foreword to To the Place of Trumpets by Brigit Pegeer Kelly (Yale Younger Poet Series)., [1990]. (1 item.)
Foreword to The Evolution of the Flightless Bird by Richard Kenney (Yale Younger Poet Series)., [1984]. (ca. 12 items.)
Introduction to Dorothea Tanning: hail, delierium!., [1992]. (1 item.)
Forward to Le Sorelle Bronte pub. Recitative., [1963]. (1 item.)
Forward to Nineteen Poems pub. Recitative., [1977]. (5 items.)
Foreword to Recitative., July 1985. (4 items.)
"Robert Bagg: A Postrcript" pub. Recitative., [1961]. (ca. 7 items.)
10-11/-IV.1.c.ii.(d) Readings, Speeches, Lectures., (ca. 0.75 linear feet)
"Aphorisms 1970"., 1970. (1 item.)
"A Class Day Talk" pub. Recitative., [1980]. (ca. 9 items.)
"Education of the Poet"., n.d. (ca. 32 items.)
National Book Award (Mirabell: Books of Number), Acceptance speech., [1978]. (1 item.)
National Book Award (Nights and Days), Acceptance speech., 1967. (2 items.)
Notes on Cafavy reading., n.d. (ca. 7 items.)
Notes for Memorial to Howard Moss., n.d. (ca. 18 items.)
Notes for "RW at the Morgan Library"., 1988. (ca. 6 items.)
Notes for reading at Washington University., [November 1994]. (ca. 16 items.)
Notes for speech on Alan Ansen., n.d. (2 items.)
Notes for speech on T. S. Eliot at Washington University., n.d. (ca. 8 items.)
Sandover. Various drafts, notes, business, etc. for "Voices of Sandover", "An Evening at Sandover", etc., n.d. (ca. 100 items.)
"An Evening at Sandover", Ts[p] drafts with minor holograph annotations., n.d. (1 item.)
"An Evening at Sandover", Ts[p] draft., n.d. (1 item.)
"An Evening at Sandover", Ts[p] notes and drafts., 1988, n.d. (ca. 23 items.)
"An Evening at Sandover", Ts[p] draft with minor holograph annotations and revisions., n.d. (4 items.)
"Evening at Sandover", Ts draft with minor holograph annotations and revisions., February 6, 1988. (1 item.)
"Evening at Sandover", notes., 1988. (ca. 12 item.)
"Voices from Sandover", galley proofs., November 30, 1988. (2 items.)
"Voices from Sandover", business., 1990, n.d. (ca. 22 items.)
"Voices from Sandover", Ts[x]., n.d. (1 item.)
"Voices from Sandover", Ts[p] drafts with holograph annoations and revisions., n.d. (2 items.)
"Voices from Sandover", drafts., n.d. (5 items.)
"Voices from Sandover", drafts, notes, business., n.d. (ca. 19 items.)
"Voices from Sandover", drafts and speech introduction., n.d. (ca. 6 items.)
James Merrill and Helen Vendler, Poetry Works relating to Sandover, Ts., September 1990. (1 item.)
Sketch for Life Magazine., 1988. (ca. 11 item.)
Speech on John Ashberry., n.d. (2 items.)
Speech on Howard Moss, n.d. (1 item.)
Tribute to Louise Fitzhugh., December 6, 1974. (1 item.)
Tribute to David Kalstone., [1988]. (3 items.)
Various notes., n.d. (2 items.)
Various notes, lists, drafts towards readings, speeches, toasts, etc., 1980s-1990s. (ca. 30 items.)
Various notes towards speeches, toasts, tributes, etc., n.d. (ca. 21 item.)
11/-IV.1.c.ii.(e) Blurbs., (ca. 0.25 linear feet)
Comments on Louis Coxe's The North Wall, copy of printed page advertising the book., n.d. (1 item.)
Comments about Madison Morrison in TL [draft] to George Economou from JM., n.d. (1 item.)
Comments on Wyatt Townley's Perfectly Normal, copy of printed page advertising the book., n.d. (1 item.)
Comments on Frederick Turner's The Garden, Ts., n.d. (1 item.)
Comments on Frederick Turner's The New World, Ts., n.d. (1 item.)
12/-IV.1.c.iii. Fragments., ca. 0.5 linear feet
"Although no painter myself ...". n.d. 1 item.
"Francis material", possibly related to early version of The Seraglio. [ca. 1950s]. 3 items.
"A guidebook I took to Greece in the 50s...". [ca. 1950s]. ca. 8 items.
"Half of a novel, Salzburg-Mallorea-Rome". 1950-1951. 3 items.
"Ideas, by their nature, are few and everywhere...". n.d. 2 items.
"Istanbul". n.d. 1 item.
"Journal Entries ", for Seneca Review. n.d. ca. 8 items.
Lawrenceville. [1991].
Missing as of 2004: March 2.
"Lost 70s novel" 1970s, 1992. ca. 12 items.
Notes for Kyoto piece for John Myers' Semicolon. n.d. ca. 10 items.
"Paint". n.d. 4 items.
Rilke essay. n.d. 2 items.
"The Stonington Novel". September 24, 1962. 5 items.
Untitled Novel. n.d. ca. 6 items.
"We were perhaps eight at table ...". n.d. 1 item.
Reading notes from Amherst years. [ca. 1943-1947]. 1 item.
Various autobiographical notes. n.d. ca. 6 items.
Various drafts of letters, some with poem drafts on them. n.d. ca. 10 items.
Various fragments. n.d. ca. 15 items.
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13-15/-IV. 1. d. Drama., (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)
Consists of drama work by Merrill, arranged alphabetically by title.
i. The Bait., n.d. (6 items, 3 folders.)
Two copies of the original version and Ts short story or sketch.
ii. The Bait., n.d. (2 items, 2 folders.)
Two copies of revised version.
iii.The Birthday Party: A play in verse., n.d. (2 items, 2 folders.)
Two copies.
iv. The Brain Bank., 1954, 1957-1958, 1960. (6 items, 1 folder.)
Tentative sketches, precis, journal entries.
vi. The Image-Maker., 1985-1986. (3 folders, 3 folders.)
Two copies and playbill.
vii. The Immortal Husband., 1955. (5 items, 5 folders.)
Five copies.
viii. Tithonus/The Immortal Husband., (ca. 29 items, 7 folders.)
Drafts and scripts.
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16/-IV. 1. e. Translations., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
Consists of translations by Merrill, arranged alphabetically by title or first line.
"The Author in Exile to His Publisher in Prison " by V. Vassilikos., n.d. (1 item.)
"Bowl of Roses" by R. Rilke., n.d. (1 item.)
"Cafe at Rapallo" by E. Montale., n.d. (2 items.)
"The Dead Horse" by C. Meireles., n.d. (1 item.)
"Drinking Sans Rival ouzo..." by V. Vassilikos., n.d. (1 item.)
"The Eel" by E. Montale., n.d. (1 item.)
"Ich Grolle Nicht" by H. Heine/Schumann., n.d. (4 items.)
"In the Greenhouse" by E. Montale., ca. 1957. (2 items.)
"Isolda di Elba" by V. Vassilikos., ca. 1969. (1 item.)
"Lad, it is time" by R. Rilke., [ca. 1943-1944]. (2 items.)
"Les Collines" by G. Apollinaire., [ca. 1945-1946]. (1 item.)
"The Malleability of Sorrow" by H. Lodeizen., n.d. (1 item.)
"Palme" by R. Rilke., February 1923. (2 items.)
"Parsifal" by P. Verlaine., n.d. (2 items.)
"Second Rose Motif" by C. Meireles., n.d. (2 items.)
"Vigil" by C. Meireles., n.d. (1 item.)
Translations of various H. Lodeizen poems., n.d. (ca. 18 items.)
Translations of various C. Meireles poems., n.d. (ca. 9 items.)
Translation of short story of V. Vassilikos., n.d. (2 items.)
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17-18/-IV. 1. f. Miscellaneous Manuscripts., (ca. 1.0 linear feet.)
Consists of autograph manuscripts and typescripts by JM. Some have titles and some do not. They were not easily identifiable with specific JM works. These are roughly arranged chronologically.
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1940s-1970s, n.d. (ca. 96 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1950s-1990s, n.d. (ca. 73 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1950s-1990s, n.d. (ca. 84 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1970s, n.d. (ca. 75 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1970s-1990s, n.d. (ca. 101 item.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1980s, n.d. (ca. 84 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1980s, n.d. (ca. 56 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., 1980s, n.d. (ca. 38 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., n.d. (ca. 100 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., n.d. (ca. 60 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts., n.d. (ca. 26 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Juvenalia., n.d. (ca. 16 items.)
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Sheet Music, (ca. 12 items.)
Located in oversize.
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IV. 2. Manuscripts by Others., (ca. 10.5 linear feet.)
Consists of manuscripts by others, arranged alphabetically by author's last name, then by title or first line. Some material had no author identified, this material is filed by Unidentified author and arranged by title or first line.
Some folders may contain more than one poem.
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Manuscripts by Others,
The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by author's last name, then by title or first line.
1/-A.F.A.,
"The Point"
Adams, Don.,
poem and essay
Allen, David.,
"James Merrill: The Poet and the Man"
Allen, Dick.,
poems
Alonso, Jose.,
untitled
Amirthanayagam, Indran.,
"Be Rude, Boy, Again"
"Words for the Sri Lanka Tourist Office"
Anderson, Marcia Lee.,
poems
Ansen, Alan.,
"The Lay Contemplative's Vade Mecum"
"The Return from Greece"
"Routines"
Applewhite, James.,
"Iron Age Flying"
Argoos, Julie.,
"Brain Damage"
"Calendar Year"
Auden, W. H.,
"A New Year Greeting"
Austin, Norman.,
"Adagio"
"Hermes"
B., P. B.,
"Something to Consider"
Backhurst, Paul.,
"For the Omahas"
Baggs, Robert.,
poems
Baranczak, Stanislaw.,
"James Merrill"
"Wiersze Wybrane"
Barnstone, Willis.,
"A Rose in Hell"
Bell, Charles G.,
"The Number of My Loves"
Berton, Melissa.,
"Poetry Sample"
Bidart, Frank.,
"The Arc"
"The Book of the body"
"Elegy"
"The First Hour of the Night"
"The Sacrifice"
"The War of Vaslav Nijinsky"
Blais, Marie-Claire.,
"Nuit de la Poesie"
Blasing, Mutlu K.,
"Rethinking Models of Literary Change"
Bleckley, David.,
"Particle Intervals"
Blumenfeld, Harold.,
"The Charioteer of Delphi" score
Bogen, Don.,
"After the Splendid Display"
Bojo, the Homo,
"The Queen's Masque"
Bolt, Thomas.,
"Blackbody Radiation"
"A Cluster of Sunsets"
"Dark Ice"
"Sermons in Stones"
Bolton, Charles.,
"Heart Murmur"
"Pain's Kitchen"
"Specific Gravity"
Borris, Siegfried.,
"Practical Harmony"
Bradley, George.,
"A Brief Last Testament"
"The Fire Fetched Down"
"Keats' Handkerchief"
Brockway, James.,
poems
Browning, Barbara.,
"We Were All Hungry"
Budenz, Julia.,
"Sonetti Petrarcheschi"
Buechner, Frederick.,
"Class Poem 1993"
Burford, William,
"Proteus"
Burnett, Tom.,
"From Angels to Zanzibar"
Campbell, Charles.,
"Poetry's Cobblestones Cut Diamond-Faceted"
[Causse, Michele].,
"A Quelle Heure Est la Levee dans le Desert?"
Chambers, John.,
"The Man Who Sank Atlantis"
Chouliaras, Yiorgos.,
"Call It Cruelty, Call It Culture"
Christopher, Nicholas.,
"Desperate Characters"
Coffman, Lisa.,
"Brother Ass"
Corn, Alfred.,
"Ashes and Ardor"
"Dublin, the Liberties"
"The West Door: Poems"
Creston, Richard,
"Ode to the Cupola"
D.E.A.,
"It's Time" and "I Saw Her Wince"
D.N.J.,
"A Superior Geography"
Dacaville, Anthony.,
poems
Daum, Raymond.,
"The Spirits Beneath the Stones"
Deren, Maya,
"Arts in Haiti"
Dickerson, Billie.,
poems
Dietz, Daniel.,
stories
2/-Doty, Mark.,
"Atlantis"
Dunlop, Lane.,
"The Partie Pris of Things"
Durkin, Kevin.,
"James Merrill's Four-Dimensional Magnum Opus"
Edwards, George.,
"Music and the Politics of Postmodernism"
"The Nonsense of an Ending"
Eliot, Alexander.,
re: "Don Pour's Pageant"
Elliot, Alistair.,
poems
Fandel, John.,
"The Eight Morning"
Farinholt, Katharine Woltz.,
"Late Settings by James Merrill, Poet Supreme"
Fitzgerald, Edward.,
"Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"
Forche, Carolyn.,
"Angel of History"
Freccero, John.,
"Paradiso X"
Friedmann, Elizabeth.,
"To the Scribe"
Fredericks, Claude.,
"I'm madman ..."
"Mammy Hottentot & Daddy Esking"
"On Circe's Island"
Friar, Kimon.,
translations
Fuller, Janice.,
"Wallace Stevens, James Merrill, and the Way of the Dandy"
Galvin, James.,
"Merrill Intro"
Gibbons, Mark.,
poems
Goldensohn, Lorrie.,
"Fronting the Backward Past"
Golffing, Francis et al.,
"Finger Exercises "
Golffing, Francis.,
poems
"A Wreath for Jimmy"
Gomes, Alair.,
"Journal of a Trip"
Gracht, Gisele van der.,
"The Inner Wall-Paper"
Grams, Paul,
poems
Grassi, Carolyn,
"Actual Grace"
"Down to Earth"
"Ebb and Flow"
"Interiors"
"Italian Poems"
"Masques"
"Poems of Place"
3/-"Stonehenge",
Green, Galen,
"Sad Rodeo"
Greene, George.,
"Letters to Fitch"
"Postscript"
"Selected Poems"
Gurganus, Allan.,
"The Biography of My Autobiography"
Guym(?), R. S.,
"Sonnet Against Racine's Phedre"
Hadas, Rachel.,
"The Art of What Has Been"
"Living in Time"
"Musings"
"Other Worlds Than This"
Harrison, Jeffrey.,
poems
"The Singing Underneath"
Hess, Marjorie.,
"Mirabell: Books of Number"
Hill, Gary.,
"Epitaph"
Hine, Daryl.,
"In & Out"
"The Wastebasket"
Hinton, David.,
"Tung Chi'I-Ch'Ang's Album"
Hollander, John.,
"By the Gulf"
"For a Tall Headstone"
"His View of Hong Kong"
"Limping on Lemnos, on a Hill with Waves"
poems
"Tales of the Supernatural"
"The Trimmer"
Hollander, Martha.,
"Looking East on 12th Street"
Homewood, Edward R.,
"Triceptual"
Horvath, Brooke.,
"Frederick Buechner: The Son of Laughter"
"High Seas and Heavy Traffic"
Howard, Richard.,
"For James Boatwright"
Huskey, James.,
"James Merrill's Grand and Comic Fairytale"
Jackson, David.,
"Would the above do? No, I felt; ..."
Johnston, Ned.,
"Home Waters"
[Joncy, Montezuma].,
"The Epileptic Fit"
Joseph, Lawrence.,
Curriculum Vitae
Kallman, Chester.,
translations
Kalstone, David.,
poems
Kelley, Briget.,
untitled
Kempton, Murray.,
"The Soviet Union's distaste for free elections ..."
Kikel, Rudy.,
"Current Addresses"
"Miss Gottshee"
"Nein"
Knox, Caroline.,
"Coffee Table Book"
Koch, Kenneth.,
poems
Lawson, D. S.,
"James Merrill"
Lederer, Richard.,
"This History of the World"
Lehman, David.,
"For I Will Consider Your Dog Molly"
"Prospectus"
Lesser, Rika.,
"Etruscan Things"
"Holding Out"
Leithauser, Brad.,
poems
L'Engle, Madeleine.,
"Triennial Address"
Lock, Samuel.,
"Gilgamesh"
Lodeizen, Hans/James Merrill.,
"For My Father"
Logan, William.,
poems
poems
"Sad-Faced Man"
Loerke, Oskar.,
"Towards Evening"
Loughhead, Charles.,
"Traces of Histories "for JM
Ludwig, Michael.,
"The Changing Light at Sandover"
Magowan, Robin.,
"Memoirs"
4/-Magowan, Stephen.,
"The Cow Jumped over the Moon"
"The Last Castrato"
"The Ripoff Artist"
Mai, Chiang.,
"Strange Relation"
Many authors.,
blurbs
Authors include: Robert Frost, Joy Hawkins, Emerson, William James.
Many authors.,
extracts from letters
Authors include: Adrien de Menasce, Simone Rodocanachi, Fay Guarino, Laura Terni, Marcel Salinas, Suzy Romano, Peter Calvious, Johnny Nahman, Rosine Moreno, Maggie Debbane.
Marx, Raoul.,
"Poets at Home"
Matheson, William.,
poems
McClatchy J. D.,
"The Fall Guy"
"Introduction for a reading"
The Tanning Prize - Nominations
McGinley, Phyllis,
"Memo for Duncan Hines"
Mendell, Olga.,
poems
Meredith, William.,
"Love Letter from an Impossible Land"
Merrill, Bruce.,
"The Young Man's Novel"
Merrill, Octavia.,
"Gold Stars"
Millier, Brett Candlish.,
"Elusive Mastery"
Moffett, Judith.,
"Masking as Theme"
"Now You've Seen through Me, Sang the Cataract"
"Sir Cameo"
"Surviving"
"What Is Truth?"
"Whinny Moor Crossing"
Moore, Marianne.,
"Feed Me, Also, River God"
Morrison, Madison.,
"Each" and "Realization"
"Need"
"Oriental Element in Modernist Anglo-American Poetry"
poems
"The Poetical Element in the Lao Tzu"
"Sleep"
translations
Morse, Robert.,
"The End"
"Nineteen Poems"
"Winter Eve"
Moss, Howard.,
"Afterwords"
Muir, Edwin.,
"The Combat"
Mullen, William.,
"Enchanted Rock"
"Spring Canyon"
Mycue, Edward.,
"Poems and Songs"
poems
"The Stephen Cycle"
Nadel, Alan.,
"And When the Long Adventure Reached Its End"
Nepo, Mark.,
"Fire without Witness"
Newman, Michael.,
"No Second Coming"
poems
"The Savage Plot-Heisters"
"Swatches of the Whole Cloth"
Non, Everand A.,
"Volume I - First Edition of Lyric Lays and Vice Verses"
Oates, Joyce Carol.,
"JCO and I"
Paley, Karen S.,
"What I Say to Mean"
Perkins, Robert.,
"M Is for Muskox"
Pettingell, Phoebe.,
"When Mom Is the Muse"
Polito, Robert.,
"Doubles"
"Evidence"
5/-"Last Times",
poems
"Reader's Guide to James Merrill's The Changing Light at Sandover"
"A Second Cup"
"Sibylline Listening"
"Undercurrents of Distress"
"What the Dead Know"
Poros.,
"Greek Isles"
Potts, Beatrice Plummer.,
"About the Artists: Ben Shute"
Potts, Theo.,
"Here's our young man from Greece..."
Reed, Jeremy.,
poems
Richie, Donald.,
diverse poems
"Gerodonotachi"
"Japan"
"Journals"
"Prose of Departure"
"Sections of a Child"
"Selected Stories - Namahage"
"The Triumph of Antiquity"
"A Want of Trysts"
Richie, Mary.,
"The Session"
Rogers, Bertha.,
"Beowulf"
"A House of Corners"
untitled
Rotella, Guy.,
"Framing Aftermath"
Russell, Peter.,
"Ephemeron"
poems
poems
S., J.,
"As promised, gentlemen"
Saez, Richard.,
"At the Salon Level"
Schnider, P.,
"Waxworks"
Schwartz, Lloyd.,
"Apparitions"
"Cairo Traffic"
Scott, Mark.,
"James Merrill's Speech of Touch"
Sea Cliff Press.,
"Holiday Greetings"
Seferis, George.,
poems
Selinger, Eric.,
"Soliloquy or Kiss"
Sheehan, Donald,
"Mary De Rachewiltz' Italian Translation of Cantos I-XXX: A Prosodic Novel"
"Sysladobsis August"
Sinano, C. Ayoub.,
"Pola de Pera"
Sloss, Henry.,
"An Old World Setting"
untitled
Smith, Margoret.,
"How to Eat a Lily"
Souville, E. M.,
"Origin of the Florida Orange"
Spender, Stephen.,
speech
Sprague, [Maryan].,
"Alice in Wondertown"
"False Dogs"
Strand, Mark.,
"Introduction to James Merrill"
Sullivan, Janet.,
"Viewfinder"
Summers, U. T.,
"Mary and John"
Tarozzi, Bianca.,
"The Book of Ephraim"
Theise, Neil.,
"The Beginning"
Thompson, Sue.,
"Introduction"
Tirrell, John Elliott.,
"Nobis Pacem"
Turner, Frederick.,
"The Garden"
poems
6/Van Duyn, Mona.,
"For Robert M. Schmitz, June 1969"
"The Pagoda"
"Pigeon Eggs"
poems
poems
poems
Wachsman, Gordon.,
"The Contemporary Aztec Myth"
Wade, J. Bradley.,
"The Little Blue Man"
Waltl, Herbert.,
"Antipolis"
Warth, Jane.,
"The Famous Pianist V"
Weinraub, Richard.,
"Four Treasures"
poems
poems
Wender, Dorothea.,
"Hesiod and Theognis"
Wesket, Y.,
"Sty Week"
Westover, Jeffrey.,
"Summoning Old and Altered Ghosts"
Wright, Craig.,
"John Dory"
Yenser, Jon Kelly.,
"Reminiscence"
"A Sensible Place"
Yenser, Stephen.,
"Bibliography"
"Blue Guide"
"Bringing It Home"
"Close Camardon"
"Falling Awake"
"Feux D'Artifices"
"The Fullness of Time"
"Introduction"
"James Merrill: His Poetry and the Age"
"Merrill In His Element"
"The Names of God"
"New Books in Review"
"Nightwood: Contexts"
notes for poems
"Old Haunts"
"Open Secrets"
"Pavanes & Polypeptides"
poems
poems
poems
"Recent Poetry: Five Poets"
"Research Plan"
"Sea Changes: On Dave Smith"
"Terminal Moraine"
"Vertumnal"
York, Virginia.,
"A Green Wave"
Young, William.,
poems
Zagajewski, Adam.,
"Tremor: Selected Poems"
Zogheb, Bernard de.,
"Nella casa ..."
"Non so cosa ..."
"Opere"
"Phaedra"
"Salome"
"Salome"
"Le Sorelle Bronte"
"Vacanze a Parigi"
"La Vita Alessandrina"
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Manuscripts by Unidentified Others,
These manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title or first line because the author is unidentified.
"Across Testi Lapcha Pass",
"All the feelings are mixed",
"An Alphabet of Anger",
"The American Renaissance: Give All to Love",
" And the Sun" and "On This Day" [by (ek)],
"Angels",
"April",
"Armadillo",
"Articulation and the Creative Process",
"At the Bus Stop, Eurydice",
"At the Masseur's",
"Bad Blood",
"The Beautiful Prostitute, Lisa",
"Before They Wake",
"Birds in a Forest Swaying",
"Book 24",
"The Boy Who Cried Love",
"Breaking Home",
"The Broken Window",
"Burn, burn all...",
"Catullus: Excruciar",
"Clearing Your Desk",
"The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara",
"Combing the Hair",
"The Compass Card",
"Concord: A Self-Portrait",
"Continental Drift",
"Custom Made",
"Cynthia, white and elderly is...",
"Cysts",
"Cythera",
"Dante's Last Word",
"Dead Reckoning",
"Death and Alchemical Transformation",
"Discovery/The Nation '80",
"Dorothy Wordsworth",
"Double exposure",
draft,
"The dragon in itself...",
"Dream Sequins",
"Effet de Neige",
"Elegy",
"The Encantadas",
"Excerpts from the Angel Handbook",
"Fall",
"The Fire House",
"Five Inscriptions",
"Five Translations of Chun Wang",
"Fog Argument",
"For Judith Hoberman Kinsley",
"Fourteen People",
"A Fragile Father",
"From one end of this country ...",
"From the Balbec Liederbuch",
"Gods Don't Have to Think",
"The Greater Dionysia",
"Green Children",
"guests; the Persian...",
7/"A habit all my own",
"Hell",
"Home From Hospital",
"Icarus" and "Cythesa",
"I don't complain, although my heart would break...",
"An Idol's Gesture",
I Know a Place [by unidentified, Carl],
"In the Catskills",
"Institute of Contemporary Arts Poetry Reading, 28th September 1954",
"In Time and Place",
"Introduction",
"It was early in 1952 ...",
"I Wish We Could've Made It Anyway",
"Je Demande la Vie Eternelle",
"James Merrill: the Mad Scene",
"Julie: That story's ...",
"Kitty",
"Labuntur Anni",
"La Cava delle Antiquita",
"La Madeleine",
"Last Christmas",
"Last Crop",
"A Law for the Preservation of an Historical District",
"Lexington: a flyting",
"Lives and Deaths of the Poets and Non-Poets",
"L'oeuvre et L'homme",
"Love",
"Lovely ... reminding us of the emotional energy...",
"Magic",
"Magic World",
"The manipulation of mirrors",
Manuscripts in Greek,
"March 15, 1979",
"May 2, 1982",
"Medea to Jason",
"Memorandum of agreement",
"Merrill Introduction," 1 p.,
"Merrill Introduction," 3 pp.,
"A Midsummer Night's Dream",
"Mirabell libretto",
"Moon",
"Mort Intime",
"Nana",
"The Naturalist",
"1991",
"No Words, Just Silent Wasting Heals a Pain Uniquely Female",
"Noche Triste",
"Notes & acknowledgments",
"Notes from Greece",
"Notes on Northwest Landscape",
"Notes on the Recurring Images in Montale's Poems",
Possibly by James Merrill.
"Ode to the Chapel Center",
"One cannot ever forget...",
"One to One",
"Orrery",
"Packs",
page in French,
"Path over Underpass",
"Perhaps you've wondered why this sudden silence...",
"Pittsburgh International Airport",
poems,
poems: "Griselda's Song: Patience on a Monument, ""The Capital of Way, ""Epithalamium for a Midsummer Marriage",
"Poetry and Music on a Tree",
"Powers of Thirteen",
"Prelude",
"Proving What?",
"Psyche in Winter",
"Quotations",
"Rabbits",
"Referents; mystical eyes ...",
"The rider and the dream",
"Say/Tell",
"Scene i. Jews, Coviello",
"Sequence",
"Signs",
"Singular and Plural",
"Sinks from uniqueness now one more example",
"Sleeping in the Sun",
"Son of Zeus and Maria",
"Sondra",
"Sundown Song for a Teacher",
"That Road",
"There was an end ...",
"This began as it ended",
"This is neither the time ...",
"Though far too modest",
"The Time of Day: I",
"To Barbara in Florida",
"To dearest J.I.M.",
"To James Merrill",
"To run their small boat faster, these two...",
"The Town Is a Puppet Show",
"The Trip",
"Two Incidents On and Off Guam",
"Two Travelers on a Summer Evening",
"Uncle Grant",
"United Hungarians",
untitled,
"Vantages a Week",
"Visions from the Ramble",
"A Visit",
"W. H. Auden had just closed his summer home ...",
"A Waka for Robert Hegel",
"Wash in Eight Colors",
"We would like to obtain the professional rights...",
"The Wedding and Reception",
"Went",
"What Does a Midsummers Dream Have to Say?",
"Where the Jungle Begins",
"Why Life Isn't Like the Movies",
"Woodcut" and "If Nietzche's Right",
"You bitch, squealed Ezra Pound",
"You Turn Me On",
Diverse poems and fragments,
Diverse poems and fragments,
Diverse poems and fragments,

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Box/folder

V. Material Towards Books., (ca. 11.5 linear feet.)

Consists of material towards books including page proofs, galley proofs, business, typescripts/manuscripts, correspondence, drafts, notes, and changes and corrections for the different books by Merrill.
This is arranged chronologically by publication date.
This series has one box numbering order system, beginning with #1 and no folder numbers.
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V.1. The Black Swan., 1946. (ca, 90 items, 3 folders.)
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V.1.a. page proofs., (ca. 13 items, 1 folder.)
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V.1.b. typescripts/manuscripts., (4 items, 1 folder.)
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V.1.c. drafts., (ca. 73 items, 1 folder.)
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V.2. First Poems., 1950. (ca 22 items, 9 folders.)
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V.2.a. page proofs., (ca. 7 items, 1 folder.)
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V.2.b. galley proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.2.c. business., (3 items, 1 folder.)
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V.2.d. typescripts/manuscripts., (5 items, 4 folders.)
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V.2.e. drafts., (4 items, 1 folder.)
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V.2.f. notes., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.3. The Seraglio., 1957. (ca. 27 items, 4 folders.)
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V.3.a. business., (3 items, 1 folder.)
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V.3.b. typescripts/manuscripts., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.3.c. notes., (ca. 23 items, 2 folders.)
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V.4. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace., 1959. (ca. 26 items, 4 folders.)
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V.4.a. page proofs., (ca. 12 items, 1 folder.)
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V.4.b. galley proofs., (3 items, 1 folder.)
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V.4.c. drafts., (ca. 10 items, 1 folder.)
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V.4.d. changes and corrections., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.5. Selected Poems., 1961. (4 items, 1 folder.)
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V.5.a. typescripts/manuscripts., (4 items, 1 folder.)
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V.6. Water Street., 1962. (ca. 29 items, 5 folders.)
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V.6.a. page proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.6.b. galley proofs., (ca. 6 items, 1 folder.)
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V.6.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.6.d. drafts., (ca. 20 items 1 folder.)
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V.6.e. changes and corrections., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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Box/folder
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V.7. The (Diblos) Notebook., 1965. (ca. 136 items, 9 folders.)
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V.7.a. galley proofs., (3 items, 3 folders.)
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V.7.b. business., (4 items, 1 folder.)
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V.7.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (5 items, 1 folder.)
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V.7.d. drafts., (ca. 95 items, 3 folders.)
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V.7.e. notes., (ca. 29 items, 1 folder.)
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V.8. Nights and Days., 1966. (ca. 13 items, 4 folders.)
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V.8.a. page proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.8.b. galley proofs., (5 items, 1 folder.)
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V.8.c. drafts., (ca. 6 items, 1 folder.)
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V.8.d. galley proofs, "The Thousand and Second Night"., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.9. The Fire Screen., 1969. (ca. 14 items, 7 folders.)
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V.9.a. page proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.9.b. galley proofs., (3 items, 3 folders.)
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V.9.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.9.d. drafts., (ca. 8 items, 1 folder.)
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V.9.e. changes and corrections., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.10. Braving the Elements., 1972. (ca. 8 items, 5 folders.)
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V.10.a. page proofs., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.10.b. galley proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.10.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.10.d. drafts., (3 items, 1 folder.)
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V.10.e. changes and corrections., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.11. The Yellow Pages., 1974. (ca. 25 items, 10 folders.)
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V.11.a. page proofs., (4 items, 3 folders.)
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V.11.b. business., (ca. 13 items, 1 folder.)
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V.11.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (ca. 6 items, 5 folders.)
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V.11.d. correspondence., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.12. Divine Comedies., 1976. (ca. 809 items, 18 folders.)
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V.12.a. galley proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.12.b. drafts., (ca. 9 items, 2 folders.)
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V.12.c. changes and corrections., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.12.d. typescripts/manuscripts, "The Book of Ephraim"., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.12.e. drafts, "The Book of Ephraim"., (ca. 394 items, 7 folders.)
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V.12.f. notes, "The Book of Ephraim"., (ca. 403 items, 5 folders.)
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V.12.g. changes and corrections."The Book of Ephraim"., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.13. Mirabell: Books of Number., 1978. (ca. 642 items, 17 folders.)
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V.13.a. page proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.13.b. business., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.13.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.13.d. drafts., (ca. 306 items, 7 folders.)
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V.13.e. notes., (ca. 330 items, 5 folders.)
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V.13.f. changes and corrections., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.14. Scripts for the Pageant., 1980. (ca. 1166 items, 14 folders.)
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V.14.a. galley proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.14.b. business., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.14.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.14.d. drafts., (ca. 420 items, 6 folders.)
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V.14.e. notes., (ca. 740 items, 5 folders.)
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V.14.f. changes and corrections., (3 items, 1 folder.)
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Box/folder
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V.15. The Changing Light at Sandover., 1982. (ca. 24 items, 5 folders.)
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V.15.a. page proofs., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.15.b. business., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.15.c. drafts., (ca. 15 items, 1 folder.)
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V.15.d. changes and corrections., (4 items, 1 folder.)
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V.15.e. late revisions., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.16. From the First Nine., 1982. (ca. 10 items, 4 folders.)
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V.16.a. typescripts/manuscripts., (4 items, 2 folders.)
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V.16.b. drafts., (5 items, 1 folder.)
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V.16.c. changes and corrections., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.17. Late Settings., 1985. (ca. 20 items, 2 folders.)
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V.17.a. drafts., (ca. 20 items, 2 folders.)
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V.18. Recitative., 1986. (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.18.a. business., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.19. The Inner Room., 1988. (ca. 8 items, 4 folders.)
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V.19.a. galley proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.19.b. business., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.19.c. drafts., (ca. 6 items, 2 folders.)
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V.20. Selected Poems (1946-1985)., 1992. (ca. 10 items, 3 folders.)
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V.20.a. page proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.20.b. drafts., (ca. 8 items,1 folder.)
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V.20.c. changes and corrections., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.21. A Different Person, 1993. (ca. 149 items, 17 folders.)
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V.21.a. page proofs., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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V.21.b. business., (3 items, 1 folder.)
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V.21.c. typescripts/manuscripts., (3 items, 3 folders.)
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V.21.d. drafts., (ca. 128 items, 10 folders.)
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V.21.e. notes., (ca. 11 item, 1 folder.)
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V.21.f. changes and corrections., (2 items, 1 folder.)
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Box/folder
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V.22. A Scattering of Salts., 1995. (ca. 40 items, 14 folders.)
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V.22.a. page proofs., (3 items, 3 folders.)
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V.22.b. typescripts/manuscripts., (3 items, 2 folders.)
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V.22.c. drafts., (ca. 33 items, 8 folders.)
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V.22.d. galley proofs, "Self-Portrait in Tyvek Winbreaker"., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.23. Unidentified., n.d. (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.22.a. page proofs., (1 item, 1 folder.)
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V.24. Small Press Publications., n.d. (3 items, 3 folders.)
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V.24.a. Ideas, Etc., (1 item, 1 folder.)
Page proof from one poem in the publication, with holograph annotations and revisions.
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V.24.b. Peter., (1 item, 1 folder.)
Title page and page signed by JM that describes publication information.
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V.24.c. Unidentified., (1 item, 1 folder.)
Page proofs.

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VI. Audiovisual., (ca. 22.0 linear feet.)

Consists of photographs, negatives, slides, cassette tapes, video tapes, and reel-to-reels.
This series has one box numbering order system, beginning with #1 and no folder numbers.
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Box/folder
1-10/-
VI. 1. Photographs., (ca. 18.0 linear feet.)
The photographs are divided in the categories below. The folders are only partially labeled. Some are located in oversize.
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1-6/-VI. 1. a. Photographs from James Merrill., (ca. 12.0 linear feet.)
There was no apparent original order of these photographs. They are sorted into general categories, including James Merrill, Family, Friends, and Places. However, some photographs may overlap categories. For example, there may be family photographs in with friends, and vice versa.
Some photographs have labels on the back indentifying the photograph; the labels were put on by staff or scholars. Words written in pencil in brackets [ ], on the back of the photographs were written by staff to identify the photograph. Some photographs are identified by the label on the folder they are in.
1/-James Merrill.,
Includes photographs of James Merrill as a child, as a young man, in college, in the 1960s and 1970s, as an older man, and professional photographs of him.
PRESERVATION: Photo 4.25x5.5" oval, black and white photo in 7.5x8.75" oval wooden frame of bust of JM as a child [Rip across middle of photo and attached to the frame and storage concern]. Stored wrapped in tissue paper at end of collections with box of Photo albums and Scrapbooks.
PRESERVATION: Photo 6.5x9" black and white photo of JM young and in military uniform; in glass frame 13x15" with "Dan Dan" engraved on the glass at the top. [Should be dismounted and storage concern]. Stored wrapped in bubblewrap at the end of the collection in an oversize box.
2/-Family.,
Includes photographs of James Merrill's family arranged alphabetically by last name, then general family and friends, and children.
PRESERVATION: Photo 4x5.5" oval, black and white photo in glass of Mary Jane Power, teen girl in lacy dress with cameo broach and hairpiece with feather [Glass is cracked, but not chipping off and storage concern]. Stored wrapped in tissue paper at end of collection with Photo albums and Scrapbooks.
PRESERVATION: Photo collage in wooden frame 8.75x6.75", includes baby, woman, woman ice skating, and man in bathing suit with gold and silver checkerboard background [Storage concern]. Stored in tissue paper at end of collection in box with Photo albums and Scrapbooks.
3-4/-Friends.,
Includes photographs of James Merrill's friends arranged alphabetically by last name and then general groups of friends.
5-6/-Places.,
Includes photographs of places including 702 Elizabeth, Key West; "The Orchard;" Southampton; Stonington; and others. This group also includes photographs of animals and objects.
Photographs of Merrill's Key West house taken by Rollie McKenna located in oversize.
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7/-VI. 1. b. Photographs from James Merrill, originally in Vincit Qui Patitur photo album., (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)
Includes photographs of James Merrill as a child, as a young man, in military uniform, his family, his friends, places/houses, and others.
The original order was not maintained. The photographs have been sorted by people and places, then arranged alphabetically by last name or place name. Located in oversize
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8/-VI. 1. c. Photographs relating to David Jackson., (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)
Includes photographs of David Jackson, his family, and his friends especially James Merrill.
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9/-VI. 1. d. Photographs from Peter Hooten., (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)
Includes photographs from Peter Hooten.
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10/-VI. 1.e. Photographs from Jerl Surratt., (1 folder.)
Includes photographs from Jerl Surratt.
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VI. 1. f. Miscellany Photographs., (14 folders.)
Includes various miscellaneous photographs.
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VI. 1. g. Possible Duplicate Photographs., (22 folders.)
Includes photographs that may be duplicates of photographs in the earlier boxes.
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VI. 1. h. Photographs from James Merrill, originally in blue whale photo album., (1 folder)
Includes photographs of James Merrill as a child and his family.
The original order was maintained. Photo album has been disposed of.
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VI. 1. i. Photographs from James Merrill, originally in photo album labeled Jim., (1 folder)
Includes photographs of a house and Merrill's family.
The original order was maintained.
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VI. 2. Negatives., (ca. 1.25 linear foot.)
ca. 500 negatives intermixed with slides, no apparent order.
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VI. 3. Slides., (ca. 1.25 linear foot.)
ca. 500 slides intermixed with negatives, no apparent order.
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Box/folder
14/-
VI. 4. Cassette tapes., (ca. 0.5 linear foot.)
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From John Lord., 1994-1995. (34 cassette tapes.)
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Hoiby: Investiture at Cecconi's (Merrill), n.d. (1 cassette tape.)
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James Merrill at the Hill-stead, The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival., Summer 1993. (1 cassette tape.)
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James Merrill Tribute., 1995: May 13. (1 cassette tape.)
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Cassette tapes #9-16., 1993. (8 cassette tapes.)
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Side A "Galen Green Shares New Poems with JM & DJ. ..."" 1-316-683-0387". Side B "July 25, 1985: Wichita: Drafts: Galen Green". "Please Share This Tape"., 1985. (1 cassette tape.)
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"Accession 1700". "A Memorial Tribute to David Kalstone 9/20/1986. New York Pulic Library with J. D. McClatchy, Richard Poirier, Maxine Grofsky, Edmund White, Alec Treuhaft, Charles Kalstone, Alfred Corn, & James Merrill"., 1986: September 20. (1 cassette tape.)
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Box/folder
12/-
VI. 5. Video tapes., (ca. 0.5 linear foot.)
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"Merrill Memorial, New York Public Library, 5/13/95"., 1995: May 13. (1 video tape.)
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Found the following in brown mailing envelop labeled "Fox/Lorber Associates, Inc., 432 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016 (to) James Merrill 164 E. 72nd St, New York, NY 10021". postmarked Feb. 17, 1979., (2 video tapes and DAT 124 tape.)
"Accession 1327". "Poetry Reading, Merrill, Leszek, Tape #1"., n.d. (1 DAT 124 tape.)
"Insurance Video, Merrill, NYC Home"., n.d. (1 video tape.)
"DJM Insurance Tape". "Poetry Reading, Merrill, Leszek, Tape #1"., 1985: July 29. (1 video tape.)
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VI. 6. Reel-to-reels., (ca. 0.5 linear foot.)
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(Radio Prodotti Geloso) piano and readings., n.d. (3" reel-to-reel.)
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No title. No tape., n.d. (3" reel-to-reel.)
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"The Dreamers"., 1965: June. (5" reel-to-reel, Agfa.)

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VII. Personal Papers., (ca. 9.0 linear feet.)

Consists of James Merrill's general, medical, legal, and financial materials.
This series has one box and one folder numbering order system, beginning with #1.
Please ask archivist for detailed item listing.
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Box/folder
1-3, 6/1-61.2
VII. General., (ca. 5.0 linear feet.)
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1/1-12VII.1. Education., ()
1/1Handwritten notes of quotes from JM's childhood and note on Australia., n.d. 4 items.
1/2Southampton County School and Palm Beach Private School., 1933-1936. 16 items.
1/3St. Bernard's Prepatory School / Grade Reports., 1934-1939. 8 items.
1/4St. Bernard's Prepatory School / School Assignments, etc., 1935-1962. 14 items.
1/5Lawrenceville School., 1939-1943. 26 items.
1/6Lawrenceville School., 1936-1943. 32 items.
1/7Lawrenceville School., 1943. 15 items.
1/8Lawrenceville School: Reunion and Later Years., 1943-1968, 1991-1994. 13 items.
1/9Amherst College., 1944-1968. 15 items.
1/10Amherst College / Olio., 1944. 2 copies.
1/11Amherst College / Olio., 1946, 1956. 3 items.
1/12Amherst College., 1956, 1968, 1982, 1988. 4 items.
1/12.1Educational material for James Merrill and Hellen Ingram and clippings., 1933-1937, n.d. ca 22 items.
Accession 1526.
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1/13VII.2. Military., ()
Military., 1945. (4 items.)
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1/14-23VII.3. Awards, Honors, Etc., ()
1/14National Book Committee., 1966-1967. 6 items.
1/15Awards, Honors, Etc., 1946-1984. 12 items.
1/16Awards, Honors, Etc., 1985-1996. 6 items.
1/17Amherst College, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature., June 7, 1968. 8 items.
1/18Awards, Honors, Etc., 1982. 8 items.
1/19Library of Congress., 1990. 7 items.
1/20American Academy of Achievement., 1986-1991. 6 items.
1/21American Academy of Arts and Letters., 1971-1994. 14 items.
1/22Academy of American Poets., 1993-1994. 2 items.
1/23National Poetry Competition., 1987. 1 item.
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1/24VII.4. Organizations., ()
Organizations., 1960-1993. (39 items.)
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2/25VII.5. Licenses., ()
Licenses., 1947-1986. (17 items.)
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2/26VII.6. CV's., ()
CV's., 1963-1989, n.d. (14 items.)
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2/27-43VII.7. Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., ()
2/27Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., n.d. 5 items.
2/28Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., n.d. 3 items.
2/29Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., n.d. ca. 35 items.
2/30Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1992. 1 item.
2/31Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1950, 1953, 1955. 5 items.
2/32Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1956, 1992. 3 items.
2/33Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1958-1960. 3 items.
2/34Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1961-1963. 3 items.
2/35Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1964-1967. 4 items.
2/36Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1968-1972. 8 items.
2/37Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1973-1977. 5 items.
2/38Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1978-1982. 5 items.
2/39Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1983-1987. 6 items.
2/40Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1988-1990. 3 items.
2/41Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1991, 1994. 5 items.
2/42Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., n.d. 7 items.
2/43Calendars. Date books, Address books, etc., 1962-1993, n.d. 47 items.
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2/44-45.2VII.8. Travel, Itineraries, Maps, Etc., ()
2/44Travel, Itineraries, Maps, Etc., 1953-1993. 16 items.
2/45Travel, Itineraries, Maps, Etc., 1952-1992. ca. 40 items.
2/45.1Travel Souvenirs., n.d. ca. 56 items.
2/45.2Travel Souvenirs., n.d. ca. 50 items.
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2/46VII.9. Building Plans., ()
Plans for wallpaper for Stonington and related invoices., 1974, 1977. (24 items.)
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2-3/47-50VII.10. Family., ()
See also scrapbooks in Series IX. Realia.
2/47Hellen Ingram Plummer., ca. 185 items.
See also scrapbooks in Series IX. Realia.
3/48Family., 1938, 1971, 1988. 4 items.
3/49Information on William L. Plummer., n.d. 1 item.
3/50.1-50.2Family, especially on Charles Merrill., 1926-1992. 34 items.
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3/51-55VII.11. Friends., ()
3/51Peter Hooten., n.d. 11 item.
3/52Others, including J. D. McClatchy and Molly Howe., 1963, 1980, 1988, 1991, 2001. 7 items.
3/53David Jackson., 1910-1983. 18 items.
3/54David Jackson., 1935-1979. 10 items.
3/55June Reid., [1947]. 7 items.
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3/56-58VII.12. Artwork., ()
3/56James Merrill childhood drawings., n.d. 35 items.
6x7" framed drawing by Merrill, "To My dear Mama: I Love Your Very Much" (1938) wrapped and located in realia box.
3/57James Merrill., 1930s. ca. 87 items.
3/58Artwork., 1942-1978, n.d. 40 items.
PRESERVATION: Painting 10x14", paint on canvas assumed by JM of young boy holding a flower, lots of green [canvas nailed to wooden frame on back, nails rusting, paint chipping, tear in middle area of canvas and stored horizontally, but needs stored vertically]. Stored near end of collection with box of Scrapbooks.
Some located in oversize.
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3/59VII.13. Death., ()
Death., 1995. (6 items.)
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3/60-61VII.14. Miscellaneous., ()
3/60Miscellaneous., 1939-1994. ca. 149 items.
3/61Miscellaneous., 1950, 1982, n.d. ca. 36 items.
3/61.1Miscellaneous., 1970-1984, n.d. ca. 64 items.
No detailed item listing available.
3/61.2Miscellaneous., 1961, 1985-1993, n.d. ca. 28 items.
No detailed item listing available.
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3/62-63.1
VII. Medical., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
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3/62Medical., 1970s-1980s, n.d. (29 items.)
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3/63Medical., 1990-1995. (47 items.)
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3/63.1Medical., n.d. (2 items.)
No detailed item listing available.
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3/64-76
VII. Legal., (ca. 0.5 linear feet.)
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3/64Legal., 1942. (31 item.)
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3/65Wills., 1948-1994. (23 items.)
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3/66Insurance., 1960-1974. (12 items.)
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3/67Insurance., 1970-1993. (15 items.)
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3/68Appraisals and Inventories., 1971-1992. (13 items.)
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3/69Personal Loans and IOUs., 1979, n.d. (2 items.)
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3/70Lease and Tenant Material., 1954-1988. (5 items.)
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3/71Legal., 1956, 1990, 1992, n.d. (4 items.)
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3/72Warranties and Service Contracts., 1982, 1992, 1994, n.d. (14 items.)
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3/73Literary Contracts., 1950s-1960s, n.d. (6 items.)
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3/74Literary Contracts., 1970-1982. (12 items.)
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3/75Literary Contracts., 1982-1988, n.d. (16 items.)
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3/76Literary Contracts., 1973, 1990-1994. (24 items.)
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4-5/77-105.1
VII. Financial., (ca. 3.0 linear feet.)
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4/77Barnett Bank: Bank Statements., 1993-1994. (3 items.)
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4/78CitiBank: Checking Account Books., 1967-1969. (4 items.)
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4/79CitiBank: Checking Account Books., 1969-1981. (4 items.)
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4/80CitiBank: Bank Statements., 1966-1981. (ca. 26 items.)
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4/81CitiBank: Bank Statements., 1981. (11 item.)
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4/82CitiBank: Bank Statements., 1982-1983. (20 items.)
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4/83CitiBank: Bank Statements., 1984-1989. (22 items.)
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4/84CitiBank: Bank Statements., 1990-1991. (39 items.)
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5/85CitiBank: Bank Statements., 1992-1994. (17 items.)
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5/86CitiBank: Loose Cancelled Checks., 1980-1991. (ca. 186 items.)
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5/87Connecticut National Bank: Bank Statements., 1984-1992. (ca. 47 items.)
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5/88Dry Dock Savings Bank: Checking Account Book., 1967-1983. (1 item.)
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5/89Florida National Bank of the Florida Keys and Southeast Bank: Bank Statements., 1980-1992. (10 items.)
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5/90Florida National Bank of the Florida Keys: Bank Statements., 1990-1992. (18 items.)
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5/91Hartford National Bank: Checking Account Book and Bank Statements., 1964-1983. (21 item.)
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5/92Shawmut Bank: Bank Statements., 1993-1994. (8 items.)
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5/93Various Banks: Bank Statements, Checks, Etc., 1945-1991. (16 items.)
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5/94Deloitte and Touche / Deloitte Haskins and Sells: Investment Reports and Accounting for Merrill Trusts no. 11 & 12., 1986-1993. (5 items.)
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5/95Magowan Investment Company: Investment Reports and Accounting., 1986-1990. (25 items.)
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5/96Merrill Lynch: Investment Reports and Accounting., 1976-1996. (17 items.)
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5/97O'Connor, Davies and Company: Investment Reports and Accounting., 1992-1994. (1 item.)
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5/98Price Waterhouse and Company: Investment Reports and Accounting., 1979-1981. (2 items.)
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5/99SF Associates: Investment Reports and Accounting., 1992-1994. (4 items.)
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5/100Bills, Invoices and Receipts., 1957-1994. (ca. 91 item.)
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5/101Bills, Invoices and Receipts., 1957-1994. (ca. 85 items.)
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5/102Publisher's Royalty Statements, A - K., 1955-1984. (ca. 67 items.)
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5/103Publisher's Royalty Statements, M - W., 1968-1994. (ca. 35 items.)
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5/104Various check stubs., 1963, 1973, 1989, n.d. (8 items.)
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5/105Miscellaneous Financial Material., 1982, n.d. (2 items.)
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5/105.1Miscellaneous Financial Material., 1994. (1 item.)
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VIII. Ephemera., (ca. 12.0 linear feet.)

Consists of print and magazine material, clippings, and programs concerning James Merrill and concerning others.
Each subseries has its own box numbering order system, each beginning with #1.
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VIII. 1. Print and Magazines, (ca. 6.0 linear feet.)
The VIII.1.a-c. includes material featuring poems etc. by JM, with articles discussing JM, and material unrelated to JM.
The print material in VIII.1.a-c. is located in several different locations: within the collection, in the special collection general stacks or queue, or the library's regular stacks. Please ask archivist for item listing for details.
The VIII.1.a-c. have no folders, the material is arranged by category, then chronologically.
The VIII.1.d, e, f. have one folder numbering order system, beginning with #1.
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VIII. 1. a. Print and Magazines Featuring Poems Etc. by JM., ()
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VIII. 1. b. Print and Magazines With Articles Discussing JM., ()
VIII. 1. b. i. Memorial Articles and Obituaries,
VIII. 1. b. ii. Book Reviews.,
VIII. 1. b. iii. Interviews and Articles Discussing JM.,
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VIII. 1. c. Print and Magazines Unrelated to JM., ()
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4/1-70VIII. 1. d. Offprints and Articles., ()
This includes offprints, articles, and photocopies. The items may overlap with some items in the other subseries of Print and Magazine and/or with the Clippings.
These items were found together and were separate from the other materials in the above mentioned series and subseries, so they are kept separate in this subseries.
This is arranged alphabetically by author's last name or title of document. Some of the items have inscriptions and/or signatures.
4/1VIII.1.d.i. By JM.,
4/2-70VIII.1.d.ii. By Others.,
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4/71VIII. 1. e. Pre-print Material., ()
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4/72VIII. 1. f. Miscellany., ()
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VIII. 2. Clippings, (ca. 3.0 linear feet.)
Includes material concerning JM and not concerning JM.
The two subseries have there own folder numbering order system, each beginning with #1.
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1/1-49VIII. 2. a. Clippings Concerning JM., (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)
This has its own folder numbering system, beginning with #1.
VIII. 2. a. i. Profiles and News., 1960-1993.
1/1Profiles and News., 1960s. (ca. 15 items.)
1/2Profiles and News., 1970-1976. (ca. 9 items.)
1/3Profiles and News., 1977. (ca. 9 items.)
1/4Profiles and News., 1978-1979. (ca. 6 items.)
1/5Profiles and News., 1980-1981. (ca. 3 items.)
Missing original as of 2003: May 17 (ca. 12 items).
1/6Profiles and News., 1982-1983. (ca. 4 items.)
Missing original as of 2003: May 17 (ca. 17 items).
1/7Profiles and News., 1984. (ca. 14 items.)
1/8Profiles and News., 1985-1986. (ca. 16 items.)
1/9Profiles and News., 1987-1988. (ca. 20 items.)
Incluldes material on the scandal involving a Stonington grocery store and the poem "November Ode".
1/10Profiles and News., 1989-1992. (ca. 22 items.)
1/11Profiles and News., 1993. (ca. 6 items.)
1/12Profiles and News., 1995, nd. (ca. 38 items.)
Includes JM obituaries and news of his death.
1/13VIII. 2. a. ii. Interviews., 1968-1991. ca. 14 items.
VIII. 2. a. iii. Book Reviews., 1950-1995.
1/14First Poems., 1950. (ca. 33 items.)
1/15The Immortal Husband., 1955. (ca. 32 items.)
1/16The Seraglio., 1957. (ca. 60 items.)
1/17The Sergalio., 1957. (ca. 63 items.)
1/18Water Street., 1962. (ca. 5 items.)
1/19The (Diblos) Notebook., 1965. (ca. 68 items.)
Missing as of 2003: May 17.
1/20Nights and Days., 1966. (ca. 28 items.)
1/21Fire Screen., 1969. (ca. 13 items.)
1/22Braving the Elements., 1972. (ca. 22 items.)
1/23The Yellow Pages., 1974. (ca. 2 items.)
1/24Divine Comedies., 1976. (ca. 18 items.)
1/25Divine Comedies., 1976. (ca. 34 items.)
1/26Mirabell: Books of Number., 1978. (ca. 28 items.)
1/27Scripts for the Pageant., 1980. (ca. 25 items.)
1/28From the First Nine., 1982. (ca. 18 items.)
1/29Late Settings., 1985. (ca. 18 items.)
1/30Changing Light at Sandover., 1985. (ca. 5 items.)
Missing original as of 2003: May 17 (ca. 25 items).
1/31Changing Light at Sandover., 1985. (ca. 24 items.)
Missing as of 2003: May 17.
1/32Recitative., 1986. (ca. 13 items.)
1/33The Inner Room., 1988. (ca. 3 items.)
Missing original as of 2003: May 17 (ca. 14 items).
1/34A Different Person., 1993. (ca. 20 items.)
Missing as of 2003: May 17.
1/35A Different Person., 1993. (ca. 26 items.)
1/36A Scattering of Salts., 1995. (ca. 26 items.)
1/37Other reviews., n.d. (ca. 8 items.)
Missing as of 2003: May 17.
1/38Reviews of anthologies including JM., n.d. (ca. 15 items.)
Missing as of 2003: May 17.
VIII. 2. a. iv. Honors and Awards., 1946-1990.
1/39High School and College., 1946. (ca. 11 item)
1/40National Book Award., 1967 and 1979. (ca. 23 items)
1/41Bollingen Prize., 1975. (ca. 16 items)
1/42Pulitzer Prize., 1977. (ca. 17 items.)
1/43National Book Critics Circle, L.A. Times, Bobst Award, Connecticut Commission for the Arts., 1983-1984. (ca. 14 items)
1/44Poet Laureate of Connecticut and National Art Club., 1986 and 1989. (ca. 38 items)
1/45Library of Congress Bobbitt Prize and American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters., 1990. (ca. 31 item)
1/46Honorary Degree from Amherst and Honorary Degree from Yale., 1968 and 1982. (ca. 11 item)
1/47VIII. 2. a. v. Announcements of JM Poetry Readings, 1967-1994, n.d. ca. 40 items.
1/48VIII. 2. a. vi. Very brief mentions., 1962-1990, n.d. ca. 38 items.
1/49VIII. 2. a. vii. Poems, Articles, and Reviews by JM., 1968-1984. n.d. 11 item.
Missing original as of 2003: May 17 (ca. 40 items).
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2/1-16VIII. 2. b. Clippings Not Concerning JM., (ca. 1.5 linear feet.)
This has its own folder numbering system, beginning with #1.
2/1Family., 1925-2000, n.d. ca. 17 items.
2/2Family: Relating to Charles Merrill's business and his divorce., 1930s, 1952-1954, 1975. ca. 37 items.
2/3Family: Tribute to Helen K. Ingram, great-grandmother to James Merrill, died April 20, 1898., 1898, 1951, 1981, n.d. ca. 9 items.
2/4Family: Newsclipping about James Merrill's great-grandfather from The Florida Times-Union., October 2, 1888. 1 item.
2/5Family: Relating to Doris Magowan (JM's half sister)., 1937-2001, n.d. ca. 8 items.
2/6Family: Relating to Carol Perrenot Longone (friend of Helen Ingram Plummer, JM's mother)., 1951-1958, n.d. ca. 9 items.
2/7News and writing of other literary figures and friends., 1959-1995, n.d. ca. 56 items.
2/8News and writing of other literary figures and friends., 1958-1994, n.d. ca. 63 items.
2/9News and writing of other literary figures and friends., 1982-1994, n.d. ca. 29 items.
Includes material related to Mary McCarthy and Elizabeth Bishop.
2/10News and writing of other literary figures and friends., 1889-1994, n.d. ca. 63 items.
Including material related to Peter Hooten, W. H. Auden, John Hersey, Eugenio Montale, Maya Deren, Freddie Buechner, Kimon Friar, J. D. McClatchy, Stephen Yenser, David Jackson family.
2/11Newsclippings from the "Colored News" section of the Mount Sterling Advocate., 1952. 3 items.
2/12AIDS Quilt songbook and AIDS., 1985, 1991-1993, n.d. ca. 38 items.
2/13Opera and Performances., 1940, 1961-1994, n.d. ca. 29 items.
2/14Stonington, Key West and other homes and travels., 1962-1994, n.d. ca. 32 items.
This material includes mateiral about the combustion of the house on 11th Street which JM wrote about.
2/15News of weird science and helath., 1961-1994, n.d. ca. 35 items.
2/16Miscellaneous., 1888, 1953-1994, n.d. ca. 146 items.
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VIII. 3. Programs., (ca. 3.0 linear feet.)
Includes various types of programs.
This has its own folder numbering order system, beginning with #1.
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1/ 1Poetry readings by JM., 1967-1984, n.d. (ca. 41 item)
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1/ 2Poetry readings by JM., 1984-1988, n.d. (ca. 28 items)
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1/ 3Poetry readings by JM., 1988-1991, n.d. (ca. 17 items)
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1/ 4Poetry readings by JM., 1983-2001, n.d. (ca. 20 items)
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1/ 5Poetry readings by JM., 1986-1997, n.d. (ca. 14 items)
PRESERVATION: Flyer 11x14", paper painted red with paper of JM biography attached, Oct. 13, Central Library [mounted on cardboard, but paper is pealing away]. Stored in OVERSIZE.
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1/ 6Programs for performances of JM's plays, etc., 1937-1993, n.d. (ca. 40 items)
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1/ 7Programs for performances of JM's plays, etc., 1937-1993, n.d. (ca. 22 items)
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1/ 8Poetry readings not featuring JM., 1960-1995, n.d. (ca. 18 items)
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1/ 9Funeral and Memorial Services for Others., 1947, 1973-1994, n.d. (ca. 16 items)
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1/ 10Funeral and Memorial Services for Others., 1973-1993, n.d. (ca. 10 items)
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1/ 11Publishers' Literary Catalogs (including JM)., 1982-1996, n.d. (ca. 8 items)
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1/ 12Publishers' Literary Catalogs (including JM)., 1963, 1982-1996, n.d. (ca. 8 items)
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1/ 13Publishers' Literary Catalogs (includes promotion material)., 1964, 1980-1993, n.d. (ca. 8 items)
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1/ 14Opera and Theatre., 1937-1943. (1 item)
Scrapbook containing programs and clippings about operas JM attended, 100 pages, 2 sided.
Stored at end of collection with Photo albums and Scrapbooks.
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1/ 15Opera and Theatre., 1949, n.d. (ca. 9 items)
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1/ 16Opera and Theatre., 1951-1952, n.d. (ca. 6 items)
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1/ 17Opera and Theatre., 1967, 1983-1995, n.d. (ca. 20 items)
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1/ 18Opera and Theatre., 1949-1994, n.d. (ca. 17 items)
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1/ 19Opera and Theatre., 1952-1991, n.d. (ca. 5 items)
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2/20Opera and Theatre., 1960, 1980-1991, n.d. (ca. 11 item)
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2/21Opera and Theatre., 1993-1994, n.d. (ca. 8 items)
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2/22Opera and Theatre., 1946-1969, 1988, n.d. (ca. 8 items)
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2/23Opera and Theatre., 1955-1960, n.d. (ca. 10 items)
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2/24Opera and Theatre., 1936-1977, n.d. (ca. 13 items)
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2/25Opera and Theatre., 1953-1994, n.d. (ca. 26 items)
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2/26Opera and Theatre., 1954-1961, n.d. (ca. 19 items)
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2/27Art Exhibits., 1970-1993, n.d. (ca. 21 item)
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2/28Art Exhibits., 1941-1991, n.d. (ca. 24 items)
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2/29Art Exhibits., 1950-1992, n.d. (ca. 16 items)
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2/30Promotional and Publishing., 1965-1994, n.d. (ca. 14 items)
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2/31Organizational Materials., n.d. (ca. 10 items)
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VIII.4. Emphemra Regarding Stephen Yenser., (ca. 8 items)
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Ephemera Regarding Stephen Yenser. , n.d. (ca. 8 items)

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Box/folder

IX. Realia., (ca. 2.5 linear feet.)

Consists of James Merrill's awards, book, glasses, camera, baby clothes and shoes, etc.
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Medal., 1991: October 11. ()
The Lawrenceville Medal for Eminent Achievement: 3.5" diameter silver medal with red and black ribbon necklace, engraved on back "James I. Merrill '43, October 11, 1991". In wooden box.
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Medal., 1989: February 23. ()
The National Arts Club: 2.5" diameter bronze medal, with lady on front holding award with words "Medal of Honor", engraved on back "For Distinction in Literature, James Merrill, February 23, 1989". In box.
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Medal., 1985. ()
Brandeis University Creative Arts Award: 3" diameter bronze medal with woman, man/horse, and boy with trumpet on front, engraved on back "Poetry, James Merrill, 1985". In box.
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Medal., n.d. ()
The Elmer H. Bobst Award for Contributing to Arts & Letters: 3" diameter bronze medal, with face of Elmer H. Bobst on front, with wording on back "The Bobst Library, New York University" with image of the library building. In box.
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Prize., n.d. ()
The Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Missing as of 2004: March 24.
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Award., n.d. ()
The Golden Plate Award (When John Ashberry received it, he said "I wonder if it's dishwasher proof?")
Located in oversize.
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Award., 1992 ()
The Presidents Club of Florida State University Honors James I. Merrill as a Member
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Medal., n.d. ()
The Golden Plate Award Medal: 2.5" diameter gold medal with purple ribbon necklace, wtih seated woman statue on front with words "Gathering of the Greats", with wording on the back "American Academy of Achievement, Banquet of the Golden Plate".
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Pin., 1989: December 1. ()
The American Academy of Arts and Letters: 1x1" pin with horse with wings, engraved on back "James Merrill, December 1, 1989".
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Medal., 1963. ()
The Sabrina Society of Amherst College: 2.75" diameter golden medal, with seated lady statue on front, with wording on back "It Asks of Us a Certain Height, Robert Frost At Amherst, 1963" with building and trees.
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Pair of eye glasses., n.d. ()
Green glasses in red leather case.
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Poster., n.d. ()
Poster 38x12", "The whole view of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall" in mailing tube.
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Poster., n.d. ()
Poster 11x14", announcing poetry reading by JM. Located in oversize.
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Poster., n.d. ()
Poster 16x24", announcing poetry reading by JM at the Unversity of Western Ontario. Located in oversize.
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Poster., 1967 ()
Poster 14x22", announcing poetry reading by JM at Princeton Unversity. Located in oversize.
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Poster., 1990 ()
Poster 15x23", announcing Mary McCarthy tribute at Vassar College. Located in oversize.
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Poster., 1993 ()
Poster 10.5x16.5", announcing the publication of A Different Person. 4 copies. Located in oversize.
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The Changing Light At Sandover., 1983. ()
By James Merrill, New York: Atheneum, 1983. Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Book with burgundy leather cover in book box.
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Camera., n.d. ()
JM's camera.
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Photograph., n.d. ()
2.75x6" photo stand-up wooden cutout of James Merrill as a young boy.
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Silver cup., n.d. ()
Silver cup, with "James Ingram Merrill" engraved with leaves, in brown flannel bag with words "Tiffany & Co., New York."
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Silverware., n.d. ()
Silver silverware includes: baby spoon with engraving of "This little piggy went to market" and "Jim," baby fork, butter knife, spread knife, spoon with long skinny end.
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Baby shoe., n.d. ()
One baby shoe, coated so gold/copper in color and stiff.
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Baby boots., ca. 1926. ()
Pair of bronzed baby boots, engraved on each bottom is "Jimmy Merrill 1926." Each came in a plastic sack with handwritten label by Hellen Ingram Plummer, "James Ingram Merrill's first shoes, 1927."
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Death mask., n.d. ()
Death mask of James Merrill made out of white plaster.
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Nametag., 1991: June 27-29. ()
American Academy of Achievement nametag, "James Merrill, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry", with words on ribbon "1991 Salute to Excellence Weekend, June 27-29, Guest of Honor".
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Baby clothes., n.d. ()
Baby clothes:
White muslin-like, long dress with long sleeves; lace around the collar and bottom of the sleeves; two buttons close the back.
Yellow muslin-like short-sleeve shirt with buttons up the front; buttons around the middle, and pocket with button
Beige cotton tank top
Beige shirt with buttons up the front; embroidered ribbing up the front and around the collar
Light beige jumper dress without sleeves; button at the top of each shoulder; embroidered flowers and dots along the bottom edge
White muslin-like short; button close on each side
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Plastic canvas piece., n.d. ()
Plastic canvas piece, with green background and words "Pieces, ""James," and "March" with additional decoration.
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Stationery., n.d. ()
"James Merrill, 165 East 72nd Street, Apt. 9A, New York, New York 10021" and envelop with address on back flap.
Stored in VII. Personal Papers - General, 14. Miscellany, folder 61.
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"Baby's Own Book"., ca. 1920s. ()
James Merrill's baby book with photographs.
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Journal., n.d. ()
Blank journal, 6.5x8.75".
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Citation., 1984: December 4. ()
New York University Presidential Citation for James Merrill, in burgundy leather folder.
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Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, ()

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