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Philip Booth papers

Identifier: MS-426

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The papers of Philip Booth contain correspondence with family including his father Edmund H. Booth, poets and writers, including Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, W.D. Snodgrass, David Bradley, Robert Lowell, May Sarton, E.B. White, William Carlos Williams, George Elliot, Robert Lowell, Ben Shan, Galway Kinnell, W.S. Merwin, Eugene McCarthy; Gary Snyder, Anne Sexton, Theodore Roethke, Kenneth Rexroth, Richard Eberhart, Adrienne Rich, Robert Bly, Donald Hall, James Merrill, Hayden Carruth, and many others. Correspondence with publishers, friends from Castine, Maine, as well as fans and former students is also included. In addition to the correspondence the collection contains manuscripts, typescripts and galley proofs of poems and prose by Booth, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives, audio cassette tapes with readings and interviews, as well as books with annotations by Booth. Some material related to Booth's father Edmund H. Booth and his grandfather Frank W. Booth is also included.


  • 1857 - 2001


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


78.75 linear ft. (59 boxes)

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Additional Description


Philip Booth (1925-2007), poet and educator. Dartmouth College Class of 1949. The collection consists of correspondence with other poets and writers, family, friends and students as well as manuscripts, typescripts and galley proofs of his poems and prose. Audio cassette tapes, photographs and annotated books are also included.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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