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Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, Louis O. Coxe was an American poet. A 1940 graduate of Princeton University, Coxe taught English for brief periods at Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Minnesota before joining the faculty at Bowdoin College (1956), where he remained until his death.
The collection consists of approximately 110 letters by Coxe (Princeton Class of 1940) to his former classmate, fellow poet, and friend William Meredith, primarily during the 1940s and 1970s. The letters offer support and criticism of Meredith's poetry and mention such friends and poets as Allen Tate, Louis Untermeyer, and Willard Thorp. Also present is a small group of verse by Coxe.
Purchased from J. Howard Woolmer in 1992 (AM1993-44).
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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
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2 ALsS by Edes [Coxe], Feb. 1951, no date. 1 TLS by Francis Brown of the New York Times Book Review, 1956. 1 TLS by Bob Coxe, 1974. 1 TLS (copy) by Jerry Sherwood of Princeton University Press, 1975.Physical Description
Other works of poetry enclosed with several letters.Physical Description