The collection contains manuscripts for "Pastoral XVIII," "The golden boy," "Nightfall bay," "Daybreak cove," and two unidentified poems as well as the uncorrected galley proof of "My heart for hostage."..
In correspondence he discusses his poems "Miss Edith Lang," and "Daybreak cove" and his books "Egyptian poems," "Poems for music 1917-1947," and "My heart for hostage." He also discusses his alcoholism, sailing, Marx and Freud, his friend Jack Holland, Hendrik van Loon, music, lecturing, the New England Poetry Club and Bennett Cerf.
He mentions journals "The lyric," "Mercury," "Atlantic monthly," the "New Yorker" and the "Saturday review of literature." Other topics include Indiana University, the Harvard Club, the F.B.I., Robert Bridges, Max Beerbohm's "The happy hypocrite," Ted Weeks, Daniel Gregory Mason, Alfred A. Knopf, Charles Dana Gibson, and the difficulty in getting publishers for his work.
Correspondents include Abbie Farwell Brown, Jean R. Greef, D.W. Griffith, E. Ording, and Elizabeth M. Riley.
American poet; Harvard professor.
Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library.
Robert Hillyer Papers, 1875-1961, Accession #7726--7726-d, Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.
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