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William Carlos Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-2

Scope and Contents

Collection contains holograph and typed materials relating to the composition of "In the Money: White Mule II," including chapter drafts, early notes, and rejected sheets. Also included are some correspondence, medical papers, notes, scraps of poetry, and clippings apparently unrelated to the novel. Also contains typescript drafts of the novel "In the Money: White Mule II" in various stages. Box 2 contains the first typescript (State A) of "In the Money." Box 3 contains the second and third typescripts (Stages B and C) of "In the Money." Box 4 contains the fourth (Stage D) typescript of "In the Money." Typescripts contain handwritten notes.

Dates

  • 1938-1940

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish materials, contact: Special Collections & Archives Middlebury College Phone: (802) 443-2387 Email: specialcollections@middlebury.edu

Biographical / Historical

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) was an American modernist and imagist poet. Williams was also a physician affiliated with Passaic General Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey (now St. Mary's), where he served as chief of pediatrics until his death in 1924. In addition to poetry, Williams also wrote novels, plays, essays, and translations.

Williams was a member of the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference staff in 1941.

The typescript drafts in this collection are for "In the Money: White Mule II," the sequel to "White Mule" and the second volume in the "Stecher" trilogy. These three novels follow the lives of the Stecher family, immigrants in New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Extent

4 Boxes

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into the following series:

I Manuscripts: contains holograph and typed materials relating to the composition of "In the Money: White Mule II," including chapter drafts, early notes, and rejected sheets. Also included are some correspondence, medical papers, notes, scraps of poetry, and clippings apparently unrelated to the novel. This box contains approximately 75 documents, all described at item level on folder tabs.

II Typescript drafts: contains typescript drafts of the novel "In the Money: White Mule II" in various stages.

Box 2 contains the first typescript (State A) of "In the Money." Box 3 contains the second and third typescripts (Stages B and C) of "In the Money." Box 4 contains the fourth (Stage D) typescript of "In the Money." Typescripts contain handwritten notes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was gifted to the College by William Carlos Williams, circa 1940-1941. Williams was on the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference staff in 1941.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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