Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Lind mss., 1946-1970, consist of letters from poet Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972, and his family to professor Levi Robert Lind, 1906- . The bulk of the letters are from either Ezra Pound or his wife, Dorothy (Shakespear) Pound, 1886-1973, and give advice about what works Lind should include in his anthologies and translations of classical literature, or are responses to Lind's requests to include some of Pound's works in his publications. In addition to the correspondence, the collection contains Lind's typescript of "My Friendship with Ezra Pound: An Epistolary Memoir." Part I of this document describes Pound's brief teaching career in Crawfordsville, Indiana; in the second part, Lind attempts to put his correspondence with Pound into context. Other items in the collection are two printed pieces: a copy of Four Poems from the Persian and Arabic translated by Omar Pound, and a circular prepared by ten scholars, including Lind, regarding the state of classical scholarship.

The correspondents in the collection include Levi Robert Lind, Dorothy (Shakespear) Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound, Omar Shakespear Pound, Boris de Rachewiltz, Mary de Rachewiltz, and Walter de Rachewiltz.

Collection size: 38 items

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