Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Ciardi mss., 1949-1953, consist of correspondence from the files of editor John Ciardi, 1916-1986, relating to William Carlos Williams and to his daughter-in-law, Virginia Carnes Williams. Included are carbon copies of Ciardi's letters to W.C. Williams regarding a reprint of the poet's The Wedge, first published in 1944. The remainder of the file, with a single exception, is correspondence between Ciardi and Virginia Williams re: possible publication of her work. The exception is a letter from her to her father-in- law which he apparently forwarded to Ciardi about her writing. The final letter in the file, dated May 2nd, 1953, is to Ciardi from an undetermined writer.

Gift. J. Howard Woolmer. Revere, PA 1996

Collection size: 15 items

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