Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The French mss., 1951-1955, consist of cards, letters, and notes primarily from poet Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972, to William French, 1925- . Also present are four letters and postcards from Dorothy Pound either to French or to his wife, Gloria; one letter from Westbrook Pegler to French; and one letter from Gloria French to her husband.

Accompanying the collection are a "Preface," "Index," and "Supplemental Notes," all prepared by William French as explanatory of the correspondence. Except where actual dates or postmarks are present, thus justifying rearrangement, the order in which Mr. French placed the material has been retained. In a few instances French has included a photocopy of his letter to Pound as supplemental information regarding date and content of Pound's letter.

A few printed pieces, all described by French in his documentation, complete the collection.

Collection size: 90 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.