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Dilys Laing papers

MS-984
 Collection
Identifier: MS-984
The papers of Dilys Laing include the continual correspondence of multiple family members, newspaper clippings (editorials, reviews, etc.), corrected scripts, drawings, an improvised Aztec dictionary, personal notes, drafts and chapters of Laing’s book Corazun, printer’s typescripts, files of poems (categorized under such headings as unpublished, in periodicals, in books, etc.), reviews, prose, political writing, and other documents concerning her poetry and writing. The papers document her relationship with her family and her development as an artist and writer and thinker. Several items are worth noting. First, a used linoleum block cut, whose prints appear among her various sketches, which are also worth noting. Second, a fictionalized, prose document about an interview with an unnamed poet who is elsewhere acknowledged to be Robert Frost. Last, documents concerning a Beginner book project which mention correspondence with Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

Dates

  • 1917 - 1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Extent

9 linear ft. (7 boxes)

Overview

Dilys Laing (1906-1960), writer, poet, and artist. Consists of correspondence of multiple family members, newspaper clippings, corrected scripts, drawings, an improvised Aztec dictionary, personal notes, drafts and chapters of Laing’s book Corazun, printer’s typescripts, files of poems, reviews, prose, political writing. Documents her relationship with her family and her development as an artist and writer and thinker.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA