Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Cravens, M. mss., 1910-1912 consist primarily of letters from poet Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972 to Margaret Lanier Cravens, -1912, of Madison, Indiana. Miss Cravens, living in Paris at the time of this correspondence, provided financial assistance to Pound in support of his poetry. The correspondence concludes with a letter from Cravens to Pound, dated June 1, 1912 in which she clearly indicates her intention to commit suicide. Cravens also wrote to Walter M. Rummel that day expressing the same intention. Two letters from Rummel about Cravens' death and five letters to Pound from Cravens' aunt, Drusilla Lanier Cravens, complete the collection.

Collection size: 49 items

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