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John Peale Bishop Papers

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The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, drawings, printed materials, and memorabilia of Bishop (Princeton Class of 1917). The collection includes manuscripts of 4 novels, including Act of Darkness and Many Thousands Gone; 26 short stories; about 950 poems; 6 plays; and various anthologies, articles, and book reviews. In addition, there are checklists--spanning many years--of birds Bishop noted seeing, as well as 15 folders of his colored pencil drawings of birds, mostly ducks. There are also architectural drawings for Bishop's house in South Chatham, Mass. Correspondents in the collection include e. e. cummings, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Pound, and Edmund Wilson. Also included is a manuscript of The Hours, and a carbon copy typescript of Selected Poems (120 pp.).