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MASTERS, EDGAR LEE (1869-1950)

  • Of the 111 editions of his works in the Library, 57 are in the General Rare Book Collection (Ex). Several volumes are presentation copies to Gertrude Claytor. For particulars refer to: Gertrude Claytor, "Edgar Lee Masters in the Chelsea Years" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XIV, 1 (Autumn, 1952) pp. 1-29 [full text] .


  • Also see the Gertrude Claytor collection of Edgar Lee Masters, 1915-1961 [(MSS) C0150], which consists of manuscripts and correspondence of Masters and correspondence, photographs, and printed material relating to him, collected by Gertrude Claytor. The collection contains manuscripts of 48 of his poems, the manuscripts of two articles he wrote on Samuel Clemens and Vachel Lindsay, and approximately 65 of his letters.

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