University of Rochester
1 box
This small collection consists primarily of correspondence between H.D. and her brother Harold Doolittle and his wife Nettie, as well as correspondence between Bryher and Harold. There are also a few letters written by H.D.'s mother Helen Doolittle; another brother Melvin Doolittle; a distant relative W.F. Doolittle; Norman Holmes Pearson; and miscellaneous business letters written to Harold Doolittle. Most of the letters were written by H.D. and Bryher, during the 1930s and 1940s in Europe.
Bryn Mawr College
1.3 Linear feet.
The poet and philhellenist H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) was born in 1886 in Bethlehem, PA. Around 1895, the Doolittle family moved from the Moravian community in Bethlehem to Upper Darby. While living in Pennsylvania, H.D. met fellow poets Ezra Pound, to whom she was briefly engaged, and William Carlos Williams. Both of the young men were students at the University of Pennyslvania, where Hilda's father was a professor of astronomy. She began attending Bryn Mawr College in 1905 as a day student and made the acquaintance of fellow students Marianne Moore and Mary Herr. After three semesters, H.D. withdrew from college. Her motives for leaving are not clear, although the catalyst may have been illness, poor grades, or her relationship with Ezra Pound. Years later she would write to Mary Herr (1959 July 19) that she was "practically invisible" at the college. The collection consists of one box of material, divided into two categories: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Materials.
Brown University Library
3 items.
Postcard (1938, Jan. 21): Thanks for good cheer and contacts in Boston. Calling card [n.d.] with Christmas message. Also includes letter of transmittal from Moore to the Harris Collection.
Temple University - Special Collections Research Center
1 sheet (3 p.)
A short letter to Ernest Hemingway regarding some articles for a periodical which she wanted him to review.
University of Pennsylvania - Rare Book and Manuscript Library
1 item (1 leaf)
University of Michigan Libraries
1 p.
Sends a copy of the Choruses.
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence between Sylvia Dobson and Hilda Doolittle, as well as some research materials concerning Ms. Doolittle.
University of Colorado, Boulder
.25 linear ft. (1 box)
This collection includes correspondence, transcripts, manuscripts, a letter and an article relating to the life and work of poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle). Materials range from 1929-1957.
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
54 items.
Letters to Alice Modern Alt from Bryher revealing much about American author H.D.'s (Hilda Doolittle) later years in Switzerland.
Harvard University - Houghton Library
1 box, 3 v. (1 linear ft.)
This collection consists of manuscripts of literary and musical figures from the United States, England, and Europe collected by Amy Lowell. Includes writings by friends of Lowell such as Richard Aldington, Hilda Doolittle Aldington, and John Gould Fletcher.