Stuart Wright Collection: Richard Wilbur Papers

1948-2008, undated
Manuscript Collection #1169-037
Creator(s)
Wilbur, Richard, 1921-2017
Physical description
1.88 Cubic Feet, 3 archival boxes, 3 oversized folders; 180 items, 611 p.
Preferred Citation
Stuart Wright Collection: Richard Wilbur Papers (#1169-037), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Papers of Richard Wilbur (1948-2008, undated) documenting the life and literary career of the noted New York City-born American poet, translator, and educator at Wesleyan University and Smith College, who was associated with the New Formalist movement, and who became poet laureate of the United States; including correspondence with John Ciardi, W. S. Merwin, and Louis Untermeyer, manuscript typescripts, audio recordings, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, printed materials, proofs of published materials, & oversized printed & photographic materials.


Biographical/historical information

Richard Wilbur was born Richard Purdy Wilbur, in New York City on March 1, 1921. He began his writing carrier at the age of eight with his first published poem. Wilbur graduated from Amherst College in 1942 shortly after he joined the United States Army to fight in World War Two. After the war he earned his graduate degree from Harvard University. Wilbur taught at Wesleyan University for twenty years, creating the poetry series of their university press.

Over his carrier Richard Wilbur has published thirteen books of poetry, including Things of this World: Poems witch earned him the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and a National Book Award in 1957. He earned a second Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1989 for his New and Collected Poems. Wilber also wrote and illustrated several books for children, including a three book series on synonyms and antonyms. In 1987 Wilbur accepted the honor of being named the United States Poet Laureate.

Sources:

"Richard Wilbur". Poetry Foundation. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/richard-wilbur

"Paris Review. The Art of Poetry No.22, Richard Wilbur". Paris Review. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3509/the-art-of-poetry-no-22-richard-wilbur

Author: Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of John Leche, 10/5/2016

Stuart Wright collected and compiled the Mark Strand Papers. Wright was born Stuart Thurman Wright, on 30 March 1948, in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Frances Critcher Wright (1919-2010) and Wallace Lyndon Wright (1921-1965). An avid reader as a boy, Wright developed a strong interest in the American Civil War and with his father toured many of the war's battlefields searching for artifacts and studying the history of the era. At the age of 12, he won a statewide "Johnny Reb" essay contest and by the age of 15 had visited every major battlefield of the Civil War. Wright attended Roxboro High School, from which he graduated in 1966. It was during these years that he developed an interest in collecting historical books and manuscripts and began relationships with a number of local collectors and dealers.

In the fall of 1966, Wright enrolled at Wake Forest University as a pre-med, history, German and music student. Wright earned a B.A. in German and music in 1970. As a graduate student at Wake Forest University, Wright focused his studies on Southern history and literature, his ambition being to build an authoritative Southern Studies collection for the university. He received a master's degree in Southern Studies in 1973 and a second master's degree in U.S. History in 1980. Additionally Wright holds a professional degree from England in a medically related field. It was while studying there that he became interested in Thomas Wolfe, the noted North Carolina native and novelist.

Following his graduation from Wake Forest, Wright began to develop his collections more systematically, acquiring many first editions of Southern writers. In 1976 he began teaching at Reynolda House, a Wake Forest University affiliate dedicated to the arts and arts education. Wright taught classes in American music as well as human anatomy for art students. In 1978 Wright became Lecturer in Education at Wake Forest University. During his 10 years teaching at Wake Forest University, Wright authored numerous works of Civil War and North Carolina history, and dozens of articles, bibliographies, essays and reviews on Southern literature and the writers whose papers he collected. In addition, he developed a strong interest in the writings of the English poet Donald Davie and the Minnesota-born poet Richard Eberhart, whose works he also collected.

At the same time, Wright also began a career as a publisher by starting Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By 1984, Palaemon Press had produced 316 titles, consisting mainly of broadsides and limited editions, of the poetry and essays of such Southern writers as A. R. Ammons, Fred Chappell, James Dickey, William Goyen, George Garrett, and Eudora Welty. He also built comprehensive collections and compiled book-length descriptive bibliographies of A.R. Ammons, Andrew Lytle, Reynolds Price, James Dickey, William Goyen, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, George Garrett, Richard Eberhart, and Donald Davie. As well as serving as editor of the contemporary literature section of the Bulletin of Bibliography throughout the 1980s, Wright also contributed pioneering checklists of the writings of Southern poets Henry Taylor, Charles Wright, and Robert Morgan. For Meckler Publishing he served as series editor for a number of book-length bibliographies and checklists. In recognition of these accomplishments, when he was just 32, Wright was elected to membership in New York's prestigious Grolier Club.

All of these works are represented in the Stuart Wright Collection. In his dealings with these various authors Wright made consistent efforts to acquire personal papers, letters and documents, photographs, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and published materials to supplement his continuing activities as a purchaser of their works. In this way, Wright acquired perhaps a majority of his overall collection. Over the years a number of biographers used Wright's collection to aid their research. For example, James A. Grimshaw, Jr. used the collection extensively for his Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-1979 published by the University Press of Virginia, in 1981 and Craig S. Abbott did so as well for John Crowe Ransom: A Descriptive Bibliography, published by Whitston Publishing Company, Inc. in 1999. Joseph Blotner also used the Wright collection in researching Robert Penn Warren: A Biography, published by Random House in 1997.

Nevertheless, from the mid- to late 1980s, Wright began to look for a permanent home for his collection, which he felt had grown too large and yet had been too little used. Unable to find a repository willing to accept the entire collection under suitable conditions, he sold a number of individual author collections to Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University. It was not until 2010 that he reached agreement to house the remaining, and largest part of his collection at East Carolina University. The Stuart Wright Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of J.Y. Joyner Library includes 106 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers, composers, illustrators, and publishers. The related Stuart Wright Book Collection holds several thousand volumes by or about many of the same writers. Many of these volumes contain annotations, inscriptions, and insertions that reveal much about the authors in the collection and their relationships with one another. In 1998 Wright moved to England, and since 2001 he has resided in the medieval market town of Ludlow, in Shropshire.

Author: Jonathan Dembo, 11/2/2016


Scope and arrangement

The Stuart Wright Collection: Richard Wilbur Papers (1948-2008, undated) document the life and literary career of Richard Wilbur (1921- ). The materials are arranged, in original order, in 2 series.

Series 1: Cary Addition #1 to the Stuart Wright Collection Papers (1955-1984, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Richard [Purdy] Wilbur (b. 1921), the noted New York City-born American poet & translator, associated with the New Formalist movement, who became poet laureate of the United States, including Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, printed materials, proofs of published materials, & oversized printed & photographic materials. Series 1 consists of 0.8 cubic feet; 1 archival box & 3 oversized folder; 43 items; 139 p. Series 1 is held in Box 1.a-1.i, os3.

Series 2: Ludlow Addition #2 to the Stuart Wright Collection Papers (1948-2008, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Richard [Purdy] Wilbur (b. 1921), the noted New York City-born American poet & translator, associated with the New Formalist movement, who became poet laureate of the United States, including correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, audio recordings, Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, & printed materials. Series 2 consists of 1.08 cubic feet; 2 archival boxes; 137 items; 472 p. Series 2 is held in Box 1.j-3.w.


Administrative information
Custodial History

27 October 2011, (Cary Addition #1), 0.8 cubic feet; 1 archival box & 3 oversized folder; 43 items; 139 p. Papers (1955-1984, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Richard [Purdy] Wilbur (b. 1921), the noted New York City-born American poet & translator, associated with the New Formalist movement, who became poet laureate of the United States, including Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, printed materials, proofs of published materials, & oversized printed & photographic materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright

20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 1.08 cubic feet; 2 archival boxes; 137 items; 472 p. Papers (1948-2008, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Richard [Purdy] Wilbur (b. 1921), the noted New York City-born American poet & translator, associated with the New Formalist movement, who became poet laureate of the United States, including correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, audio recordings, Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, & printed materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Stuart Wright, 10/27/2011, 7/20/2012.

Processing information

Processing, Preliminary inventory & Container List, by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Nathaniel King, 3/14/2014, 5/1/2014, 12/10/2015, 2/17/2016; Final inventory by Jonathan Dembo, 9/19/2016; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, 12/9/2015; Biographical Sketch, by John Leche, 10/5/2016; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 01/12/2017.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Language of material

English

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Complaint, by Richard Wilbur (© 1968) Note : 1) Robert A. "Bob" Wilson, Phoenix Book Shop, New York, NY. Note to Stuart Wright sending him a "Wilbur" as a "thank you" for the "Jarrell" (undated) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Robert A. "Bob" Wilson, Phoenix Book Shop, New York, NY. Business Card inscribed : "The Last of the wine! I now have none left other than 1 complete set. Bob" (undated) Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #071.028
Box 1 Folder b Audience, Vol. 2, no. 1 [1955] Periodical. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : "Looking Into History" [Poem] by Richard Wilbur, pp. 6 - 7 ; autographed "Richard Wilbur" on p. 7 ; Source : Cary Addition Box #097.000
Box 1 Folder c Christmas Greeting Cards with Poems & Envelopes [Ephemera] by Richard Wilbur (ca. 1981 - 1984) Ephemera. 14 items. 21 p. ; Note : Unsigned ; Unaddressed ; Each card includes a poem by Richard Wilbur ; Source : Cary Addition Box #082-1.000
Box 1 Folder d Reading of His Poems, A, With Comments [Program] by Richard Wilbur, Department of English, State University of New York, Brockport (12 March 1969) Pamphlet. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Autographed "Richard Wilbur" on p. 3 ; Source : Cary Addition Box #073.000
Box 1 Folder e Ride, The [Poem] by Richard Wilbur. A Keepsake for Members & Guests of The Grolier Club (© 1982 by Richard Wilbur) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. 7" x 14" Note : Autographed "Stuart Wright" on face ; "Old Book Corner" price sticker of $60.00 on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box #147.000
Box 1 Folder f Transit [Poem] by Richard Wilbur (Privately printed by [Stuart Wright, Publisher] © 1983) Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Copy # VI of 50 printed ; autographed "Richard Wilbur" on p. 1 ; Invitation to a reading at Wake Forest University & a reception in the poet's honor at the home of Stuart Wright ; Source : Cary Addition Box #061.000
Box 1 Folder g Transit [Poem] by Richard Wilbur (Privately printed by [Stuart Wright, Publisher] © 1983) Brochure. 13 items. 26 p. ; Note : Invitation to a reading at Wake Forest University & a reception in the poet's honor at the home of Stuart Wright ; 50 copies printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box #099B.000
Box 1 Folder h Verses on the Times [Poem] by Richard Wilbur and William Jay Smith ; To His Skeleton [Poem] by Richard Wilbur (1978) Brochure & Holograph Reproduction & Folder. 3 items. 4 p. ; Note : "Verses on the Times" were poems each of the authors wrote on the other's copy of The New York Times ; published in honor of William Jay Smith's 60th birthday ; inscribed on cover by Smith to George [Garrett] & by Wilbur to "Stuart Wright" ; some foxing ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #099B.000
Box 1 Folder i Responses (NF) Prose Pieces, 1948 - 1976 [Book] by Richard Wilbur (New York, NY : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1976) Uncorrected Proof, Plastic Dust Jacket, Clipping. Bound. Soft cover. 3 items. 56 p. ; Note : Clipping glued to fly leaf ; Inscribed "For Stuart Wright, Richard Wilbur 1983" ; glue residue on clipping & fly leaf ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #063.004
Folder os1 On the Marginal Way [Poem] by Richard Wilbur ; Illustrated & published by Adja Yunkers (1976) Printed & Holograph note. Unbound. 13.25" x 17.5" 2 items. 17 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright holograph note : "My cost $1500.00" ; One of 25 printed ; Copy #ix of x printed ; Source : Cary Addition Box #115.000
Folder os2 Poetry on the Buses : Wyeth's Milk Cans [Poster] by Richard Wilbur ; Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth ; Graphic Design : Eddie Byrd (Pittsburgh, PA : Carnegie-Mellon University © 1970) Printed & Holograph note. Unbound. Encapsulated. 28.5" x 11.5" 2 items. 17 p. ; Note : Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth's "Milk Cans" ; Poem autographed "Richard Wilbur" on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box #135.000
Folder os3 Richard Wilbur Portrait [Photo] (ca. 1970s) Photographic print. Matted. Black & White. 9.75" x 13.75" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed "Richard Wilbur" on matte ; Source : Cary Addition Box #100B.000
Box 1 Folder j Ciardi, John. Correspondence with Richard Wilbur, Portland, CT (1949 - 1968, undated) TLS, ALS, Typescripts. 29 items. 38 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 1 Folder k Honig, Edwin, Davis, CA. Letters from Richard Wilbur, Portland, CT (7 March 1965 - 23 Dec. 1977, undated) TLS, ALS. 15 items. 17 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 1 Folder l Merwin, W. S., London, UK. Letters from Richard Wilbur, Wellesley, MA (1955 - 1956, undated) TLS. 5 items. 5 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 1 Folder m Untermeyer, Louis, Newtown, CT. Letters from Richard Wilbur, Portland, CT (15 Jan. ; 4 June 1962) TLS. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 1 Folder n Fragments from Italy [Comments on John Ciardi's Poems] by Richard Wilbur (undated) Corrected Carbon Typescript. 1 item. 12 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright's holograph note : Wilbur's comments on Ciardi's poems" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 1 Folder o On the Marginal Way, by Richard Wilbur (1 Aug. 1979) Photocopy Typescript. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Corrections to manuscript from conversation with Adja Yunkers, NY 19 June 1979 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 1 Folder p Tartuffe, by Moliere ; Translated into English Verse by Richard Wilbur, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, New York, NY (undated) Corrected Typescript. Loose-leaf bound. 1 item. 121 p. ; Note : Autographed by Richard Wilbur on title page ; inscribed "modifications of last scene were ad hoc, and apply to no other production" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 1 Folder q Things of This World [Book] by Richard Wilbur (New York, NY : Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., © 1956) Advance Uncorrected Proofs. Dust Jacket. Unbound. Boxed. 3 items. 31 p. ; Note: Stuart Wright label note : "Richard Eberhart's copy" (undated) ; inscribed "For Stuart Wright 4 Sept. 1982 / Richard Eberhart" on title page ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.020
Box 1 Folder r Hidden Life of Emily Dickinson, The, by John Evangelist Walsh. Probable Publication : Spring 1971 (New York, NY : Simon & Schuster © 1971) Advance Uncorrected Proof. 1 item. 98 p. Note : Richard Wilbur's holograph notes on title page & occasionally throughout ; front cover separated, needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 2 Folder a Poems of Richard Wilbur Read by the Poet, The ; Directed by Arthur Luce Klein ; Spoken Arts Records, SA 747 ; JO-BP-1046 - 1047 (© 1963) Audio Recording (Disk), Album Cover. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : 1 disk ; Album cover torn, no sleeve, needs conservation ; Verso stamped : "Fishburn Library, Hollins College, VA ; Ludlow Addition Box #199.039
Box 2 Folder b Richard Wilbur Reading His Poetry. Caedmon Records. TC 1248 (© 1968) Audio Recording (Disk), Album Cover, Sleeve. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : 1 LP ; Ludlow Addition Box #199.039
Box 3 Folder a Author, The, by Richard Wilbur (© 1983) Note : 1) The Author inscribed "Stuart - Thanks for being patient! Bob [Robert A. "Bob" Wilson, Phoenix Book Shop, New York, NY]" (undated) ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.024
Box 3 Folder b Bat-Poet, The, by Randall Jarrell (© 1963) Note : 1) Barbara Heckethorn, Public Relations, The Macmillan Company, New York, NY. Letter to Richard Wilbur asking him for his "advance reaction to the book" (13 March 1964) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.008
Box 3 Folder c Beautiful Changes and Other Poems, The, by Richard Wilbur (© 1947) Note : 1) Transit [Poem] by Richard Wilbur (Privately printed by [Stuart Wright, Publisher] (© 1983) Brochure. Unnumbered copy. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Transit [Poem] by Richard Wilbur (© 1983) Proof Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; 3) "The Alley Theatre Management" [Poem] by Richard Wilbur advertising George Garrett's play, "Sir Slob" ; autographed "George Garrett" [27 March 1962] Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.037
Box 3 Folder d Ceremony and Other Poems, by Richard Wilbur (© 1948) Note : 1) Richard "Dick" Wilbur. Letter to Dear Kitty saying he is "most flattered" that she will be reviewing my poetry for your book club" (ca. 1948) TLS. Encapsulated. 1 item. 3 p. Note: Inscribed : "Copy by Dot Probst / misspellings by Dot!!" ; extremely brittle & fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.028
Box 3 Folder e Ceremony and Other Poems, by Richard Wilbur (© 1948) Note : 1) Richard & Charlee Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Christmas card to Stuart Wright including poem "The Proof" by Richard Wilbur (undated) Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.038
Box 3 Folder f Eleanora, by Edgar Allan Poe (© 1979) Note : 1) Stuart Wright holograph note : "one of Wilbur's complimentary copies" (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) News From Penmaen, No. 1 ; Penmaen will hold a benefit for various artists & writers including Richard Wilbur (Sept. 1980) Periodical. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.027
Box 3 Folder g Emily Dickinson : Three Views, by Archibald Macleish (© 1960) Note : 1) Stuart Wright holograph note : "Contains textual corrections in RW's hand" (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) "Amherst Announces Purchase of Emily Dickinson's Birthplace", New York Times (16 Jan. 1965) Clipping. Encapsulated. 1 item. 1 p. 3) Richard Wilbur note, quoting the New York Times review of new translation of Le Misanthrope comparing it to Wilbur's translation (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.026
Box 3 Folder h House of Fiction, The, by Caroline Gordon (© 1950) Note : 1) Stuart Wright holograph note : "See Conversations with Richard Wilbur", ed. William Butts (Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1990), p. 224" (5 Jan. 2008) AN. Encapsulated. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Holograph notes by unknown hand (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.037
Box 3 Folder i Let Not Your Heart, by James Seay (© 1970) Note : 1) Stuart Wright holograph Post-it note : "Richard Wilbur's copy" (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) The Majorette on the Self-Rising Flour Sign [Poem] by James Seay ; Reprinted from The Western Humanities Review, Vol. 23, no. 3 ; Inscribed to "George and LL" by "Jim" (Summer 1969) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. 3) For Joshua at His Great-Grandfather's Grave [Poem] by James Seay, American Review, No. 17 ; Autographed "James Seay" on face (May 1973), pp. 127-128. Galley Proof. 7" x 24" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 3 Folder j Loudmouse, by Richard Wilbur (© 1963) Note : 1) Portrait of Richard Wilbur, by Roland von Essen, Photographer, Hollins College, VA (ca. 1963) Photographic print. Black & White. Encapsulated. 8" x 10" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.034
Box 3 Folder k Loudmouse, by Richard Wilbur (© 1963) Note : 1) Richard Wilbur. Two Riddles From Aldheim & Author's Preface (Rook Press) Typescript & Holograph Mss in Folio. 3 items. 4 p. ; 2) To His Skeleton [Poem] by Richard Wilbur ; autographed "Richard Wilbur" on face (1978) Holograph Reproduction. 1 item. 1 p. 3) Transit [Poem] by Richard Wilbur ; Folger Evening Poetry Series 1981 - 1982 ; Autographed "Richard Wilbur" on face ; inscribed "to Stuart / Cummington 1982" (1982) Holograph Reproduction. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #192.022
Box 3 Folder l Mind-Reader, The, by Richard Wilbur (© 1975) Note : 1) With compliments of the author card (ca. 1975) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Charlee Wilbur (Mrs. Richard Wilbur). Note to Stuart Wright thanking him for the recording of Ruth Etting (9 Oct. 1982) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Richard & Charlee Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Christmas card to Stuart Wright including poem "Hamlen Brook" by Richard Wilbur (22 Dec. 1982) Pamphlet & Envelope. 1 item. 5 p. ; 4) Richard "Dick" Wilbur. Note to Stuart Wright regarding the illness in his "haid" and noting that North Carolina was now the 10th most populous state (6 Sept. 1983) ANS. Encapsulated. 1 item. 1 p. ; 5) Charlee Wilbur (Mrs. Richard Wilbur). Letter to "Dear Cuz Stuart" [Wright] on arrival of the books (25 June 1984) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.036
Box 3 Folder m Opposites : Poems & Drawings, by Richard Wilbur (© 1973) Note : 1) Richard Wilbur, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Letter with poem to "Suh" [Stuart Wright] on Jefferson Davis (14 May 1979) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Richard Wilbur, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Letter with poem to "Dear Marse Stuart" [Stuart Wright] on possible publications (11 Sept. 1979) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Richard Wilbur, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Postcard with poem to "Marse Stuart" [Stuart Wright] on a package of proofs (?) gone astray (12 Jan. 1980) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) Richard Wilbur, Smith College, Northampton, MA. Postcard with poem to "Marse Stu-ut" [Stuart Wright] on vacation in Key West (23 Jan. 1980) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 5) Transit [Poem] by Richard Wilbur (Privately printed by [Stuart Wright, Publisher] © 1983) Brochure. Copy # IX. 1 item. 2 p. ; 6) Rebel Gunpowder [Poem] by [Stuart Wright?] (Printed on Confederate Banknote Paper for Stuart Wright For Presentation to Richard Wilbur, Deo Vindice, 22 Feb. 1980) Galley Proof. 1 item. 1 p. Encapsulated. 7" x 13.5" ; 7) Deo Vindice = Under God, our Vindicator (motto of the Confederate States of America) ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.033
Box 3 Folder n Pedestrian Flight, by Richard Wilbur (© 1948) Note : 1) John Lancaster, Special Collections Librarian and Archivist, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. Letter to Stuart Wright thanking him for his gift in honor of Richard Wilbur (20 Dec. 1982) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Transit [Poem] by Richard Wilbur (Privately printed by [Stuart Wright, Publisher] © 1983) Brochure. Copy # VII. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.032
Box 3 Folder o Poems 1943 - 1956, by Richard Wilbur (© 1957) Note : 1) Richard & Charlee Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Christmas card to Stuart Wright including poem "A Black Birch in Winter" by Richard Wilbur (28 Nov. 1979) Brochure & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Richard "Dick" Wilbur. Note to Stuart Wright on his "struggle to sing on as a rebel, because of my hatred of Southerners, who in my experience tend to say hoo boy and be nasty to darkies" (3 April 1980) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3 - 5) Adja Yunkers, New York, NY. Two letters to Stuart Wright concerning his purchase of art work ; Stuart Wright's check to Adja Yunkers for $1300.00 for "art work" (4 - 12 Aug. 1980) ALS, Envelopes, Printed form. 3 items. 4 p. ; 6) Richard & Charlee Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Christmas card to Stuart Wright including engraving of the corner of Willow & Mt. Vernon Streets in Boston, by Michael McCurdy (18 Dec. 1983) Brochure & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.039
Box 3 Folder p Poems of Richard Wilbur, The, by Richard Wilbur (© 1963) Note : 1) The Catch [Poem] by Richard Wilbur ; autographed on face (undated) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Richard Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Letter to George Core regarding George Garrett's memory of Wilbur's early dealings with John Crowe Ransom (23 May 1978) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. 3) Richard Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Letter to George Core including transcripts of two letters from John Crowe Ransom in 1952, 1953 (25 Aug. 1979) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 3 p. ; 4) Richard Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Letter to George Core thanking him for his letter about "Lying" and enclosing a poem [MISSING] (11 May 1983) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 3 p. ; 5) Richard Wilbur, Cummington, MA. Letter to George Core on his pleasure at seeing "The Catch" in The Sewanee (18 Nov. 1983) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.032
Box 3 Folder q Responses, by Richard Wilbur (© 1955) Note : 1) Richard "Dick" Wilbur. Letter to Stuart Wright commenting on the news from Winston-Salem (undated) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Richard "Dick" Wilbur. Postcard to Stuart Wright thanking him for his gift (26 Nov. 1979) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 3) Richard "Dick" & Charlee Wilbur. Christmas card to Stuart Wright commenting on the news from Winston-Salem (14 Dec. 1980) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) Charlee Wilbur (Mrs. Richard Wilbur), Cummington, MA. Letter to Stuart Wright thanking him for his "far too many goodies" (18 July 1981) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 5) Richard "Dick" Wilbur. Letter to Stuart Wright regarding the "southern" rhyming in Cal's translation of "Phaedra" (29 Aug. 1986) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.034
Box 3 Folder r Things of This World, by Richard Wilbur (© 1956) Note : 1) Richard "Dick" Wilbur. Note to Stuart Wright forwarding a poem by Howard Nemerov entitled "Conversing with Paradise" (undated) TNS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #177.035
Box 3 Folder s Two Poems and an Invitation, by Richard Wilbur (Dartmouth College, Library Educational Office, 1949) Brochure. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Autographed "Richard Wilbur" & "John Ciardi" on title page ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 3 Folder t Prince Souvana Phouma : An Exchange Between Richard Wilbur & William J. Smith (Williamstown, MA, 1 March 1953) Brochures. 2 items. 8 p. ; Note : 2 copies ; copy #1 autographed "Richard Wilbur" & "William Jay Smith" on title page ; published on Richard Wilbur's birthday ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 3 Folder u Verses on the Times, by Richard Wilbur and William Jay Smith (undated) Brochures. 2 items. 8 p. ; Note : 2 copies ; copy #1 autographed by Richard Wilbur & William Jay Smith on first page ; copy #2 inscribed by Williams J. Smith : For Betty & Dick love from Bill", "conveyed to Stuart Wright Dick Wilbur" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 3 Folder v Wesleyan University Presents the Thirtieth Annual Candlelight Service : The Smith College Choir and the Wesleyan University Choral Society [Program] (7 Dec. 1958) Brochures. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : 2 copies ; Richard Wilbur poem & autograph inside front cover ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021
Box 3 Folder w Christmas Cards & Invitations Sent, by Richard Wilbur (1956 - 1974, undated) Printed. 17 items. 39 p. ; Note : Autographed by Richard Wilbur ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #178.021