Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Pound mss., 1919-1924, consist primarily of letters to Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972, poet, from various literary associates and friends.

Correspondents include: Richard Aldington, Margaret Anderson, George Antheil, Natalie Clifford Barney, Sally Bird, William Augustus Bird, Basil Bunting, Kenneth Burke, Jean Cocteau, Nancy Clara Cunard, Thomas Stearns Eliot, Vivienne (Haigh-Wood) Eliot, Desmond Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Thomas Hardy, Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Grace (Hall) Hemingway, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, Wyndham Lewis, Horace Brisbin Liveright, Victor M. Llona, Berthe Isabel Susanna Flora (Capel) Stern, baroness Michelham, Paul Morand, Stanley Morison, Ezra Loomis Pound, John Quinn, Samuel Roth, George Bernard Shaw, Society of Authors, Scofield Thayer, William Carlos Williams, Bernard Cyril Windeler, and William Butler Yeats.

Three writings by Ezra Pound complete the collection: His translation of Paul Morand's Ouvert la nuit; a translation of Tendres stocks, preface de Marcel Proust, also by Morand; and Translator's Postscript, published in Pound's translation of Remy de Gourmont's The Natural Philosophy of Love (Lilly PQ2266 .P5713, pp. 169-180). See the Manuscripts Catalog for further description of these items.

Also see the Guide to the Collections: Ezra Pound

Collection size: 219 items

Related manuscripts: Pound mss. II, Pound mss. III, Pound mss. IV, Pound mss. V, Pound mss. VI, Pound mss. VII

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.