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Selected Papers of George Seferis

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Seferis, George, 1900-1971.

George Seferis was a Greek poet and the 1963 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

This collection consists of selected papers of Seferis. Included are three manuscripts by Seferis--"Diary Kept at Princeton, 1968," his "Declaration of March 28, 1969," against the Greek junta, and "Letter to Rex Warner" (published 1972)--and correspondence and collected papers of Lawrence Durrell, T. S. Eliot, and Henry Miller. Present are 42 letters (1939-1978) by Henry Miller to George and Maro Seferis, Miller's original 1939 manuscript journal, First Impressions of Greece (Santa Barbara : Capra Press, 1973), a typescript of "When Do Angels Cease to Resemble Themselves? A Study of Rimbaud" (Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions, 1946), two extracts from The Colossus of Maroussi (San Francisco: Colt Press, 1941), and correspondence and printed matter related to Henry Miller.

There are 17 letters (1935-1963) by T. S. Eliot to Seferis, with some related correspondence and printed matter, and several letters, three poetry translations (in English), and a phonograph recording by Lawrence Durrell. There is a miscellaneous correspondence with Sophia Antzaka, Cevat Capan, Kyriakos Chrysostomidis, Edmund Keeley, Maro Seferis, and others, as well as correspondence with Princeton University (1965) and about trips to the United States in 1968. Also present are manuscripts by Odysseas Elytes, Nikos Gkatsos, "Amorgos," and Angelos Sikelianos, "Akritika, 1941-1942."

Purchased and partially gifted from the author. Papers of Henry Miller purchased from Daphne Krinos. 3 manuscripts, Seferis correspondence, and Nikos Gkatsos manuscript, as well as Lawrence Durrell are a gift of Anna Krinou-Londou.

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This collection was processed in 2005. Finding aid written in 2005.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2005
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1 ALS (in Greek), 1 TMs (in Greek), 1974. 1 folder.
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1 TLS (in Italian), misc. notes, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 note, copy of book inscription, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 TLS (in Greek), 1982. 1 folder.
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1 ACS, 10 ALs(S), 6 TLsS, 1 Telegram to Seferis, 1941-1969. 1 folder.
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1 ALS by Seferis, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 TL (copy) by Durrell to "Robin", undated. 1 folder.
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1 TL (copy) by "Marie" to Durrell, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 TLS by Alan G. Thomas to Seferis, 1968. 1 folder.
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TMs(carbon), in English, "Letter to Seferis the Greek, A Poem by Lawrence Durrell 1941" with annotations in Greek, 1941. 1 folder.
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TMs(carbon), in English, "The Death-Feast of the Greeks" by Angelos Sikelianos, translated by Durrell, 1945. 1 folder.
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TMs(carbon), in English, "Strati Thallassinos Among the Agapanthi" by George Seferis, [translated by Durrell?], dates not examined. 1 folder.
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TMs (carbon), "Agraphon" (by Angelos Sikelianos) in English, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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"New Directions Books" with AMs notes of recommendations by Durrell, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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"Lawrence Durrell Greek Poems," Poets Reading no. 6, Jupiter Recordings, Ltd., recordings made from tapes recorded in Montpellier, France, 45 rpm, 1962. 1 folder.
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notes on printed material, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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(transferred to Rare Books Div.)

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17 letters, by T.S. and/or Valerie Eliot, wedding announcement, 8 letters to Eliot, 1935-1963. 1 folder.
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14 Christmas cards, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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5 letters, correspondence between Maro & George Seferis and Valerie Eliot, 1960-1965. 1 folder.
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Tambimuttu, T. (Editions Poetry London), 1948. 1 folder.
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Kaysen, Carl (Instit. for Advanced Study) with a copy of a poem about Eliot and a Xerox of a letter (1947) by Eliot, 1968. 1 folder.
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Misc. clippings, includes Nov. 7, 1968 issue of "The Times Literary Supplement" on Eliot's The Waste Land, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 TMs (in Greek) verse, clippings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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14 letters (correspondence), 1968-1970. 1 folder.
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1 TLS (in French), vitae, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 ALS, undated. 1 folder.
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1 AMS (in Greek) verse ["Amorgos"], 1943. 1 folder.
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8 letters, clippings & misc, 1968. 1 folder.
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6 letters, 1 AMs (in Greek), 1967-1968. 1 folder.
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1 Bd TMs (in French & Greek), "Le mouvement du corps humain dans la poésie de Séféris", after 1986. 1 folder.
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printed matter, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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5 letters, printed matter, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 ACS, clipping photo, 1971. 1 folder.
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Keeley, Edmund, dates not examined. 1 item.
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(See: Princeton University)

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1 ACS, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 ANS, clippings, 1968-1971. 1 folder.
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The Colossus of Maroussi - extract, TMs (carbon) with autograph corrections, pages 81-86, "I think that the great hordes who made the long trek to Epidauros....," sent to Seferis with his letter of May 31, 1940, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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The Colossus of Maroussi - extract, TMsS, entitled "(Boogie Woogie Passacaglia)" pages 139-149, inscribed to Seferis, 1940 August 21 sent to Seferis with his letter of Aug. 21, 1940, 1940 August 21. 1 folder.
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Photocopies of inscription to Seferis, 1939 November. 1 folder.
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When Do Angels Cease to Resemble Themselves? A Study of Rimbaud - TMs (carbon), "Carbon I" in manilla envelope addressed to Lawrence Durrell, 1940s. 1 folder.
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37 ALs, TLsS & postcards by Miller, 2 drafts to Miller, 1939-1971. 2 folders.
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5 ALsS by Miller, 4 ALsS to Miller, 1972-1978. 1 folder.
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1 TCS to Miller, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 TLS to HM, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 TLS by [Alfred Perles?], 1940. 1 folder.
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2 ACsS, by "AR" [Abe Rattner?], 1940. 1 folder.
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1 TCS, by "Carlo", 1940. 1 folder.
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1 TLS, undated. 1 folder.
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Laughlin, James, 1939. 1 folder.
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T'ien Hsia Monthly, 1940. 1 folder.
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Opus Press (Denys Val Baker), 1944. 1 folder.
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Porter, Bern, 1944. 1 folder.
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The Chimera, 1944. 1 folder.
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Hornus, Jean-Michel, 1955. 1 folder.
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Varda, Jean, 1957. 1 folder.
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Vivier, Guillaume, 1993. 1 folder.
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Notes by George Seferis on Henry Miller, AMs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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bust of Miller sculpted by Radmila Djoukic of Belgrade, inscribed on verso, "to Seferiades from Henry Miller, Athens, ", 1939 October 11. 1 folder.
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brochure, "Cendrars ou le Torrent Enracine," with autograph note initialed "HM", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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extract, page 145 from ? "Brooklyn and Queens," with autograph notes by HM?, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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article "Reflections on Writing" by Henry Miller, Creative Writing Vol. II, No. 1, 1939 November-December. 1 folder.
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book review of Walter Lowrie's A Short Life of Kierkegaard by Henry Miller, The New Republic, 1943 May 10. 1 folder.
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page extract with article "Another Open Letter" by Henry Miller, The New Republic, 1943 December 6. 1 item.
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offprint, "The Hour of Man" by Henry Miller, Chicago Review, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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loose pages, "An Autobiographical Note" by Henry Miller, extracted from his Cosmological Eye, Athene, 1941 November. 1 folder.
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Various clippings, reviews, promotional material, etc., includes "Life in Big Sur" by Valentine Miller (daughter of HM at age 9), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 ALS (copy of inscription in book), 1965. 1 folder.
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5 letters, printed matter, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 ALS, 2 ACsS (in Greek), 1965-1970. 1 folder.
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1 ALS, clippings, 1970. 1 folder.
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11 letters, correspondence with Edmund Keeley and others, 1963-1968. 1 folder.
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14 letters, misc, 1965. 1 folder.
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3 photographs, 1965. 1 folder.
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printed matter, 1965. 1 folder.
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20 letters, contracts, royalty statements, 1964-1983. 1 folder.
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"Declaration of March 28, 1969 [against the Greek Junta], 1 TMS (carbon), in Greek, (pub. Athens, 1975), 1969. 1 folder.
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"Diary Kept at Princeton, 1968" AMs, in Greek (pub. as "Cheirographo Okt. '68" Athens, 1986), 1968. 1 folder.
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"Letter to Rex Warner" - 3 AMss, 1 TMsS, in Greek (pub. Athens, 1972 ), 1965-1968. 1 folder.
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Manuscript notes removed from his books, 1939-1985. 1 folder.
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Mythical Story [Mythistor?ma] - Selections, translated into English by Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard, AMs, illustrated, inscribed by Arthur Smith, 1968. 1 folder.
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Printed matter removed from his books, 1964-1988. 1 folder.
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Letters and notes removed from books, 1973-1987. 1 folder.
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"Akritika, 1941-1942" AMs notes & AMsS, illustrated, (pub. N.Y., 1944), 1942. 1 folder.
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See also: Durrell, Lawrence

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"Doctor Karaghiozis: A Modern Greek Shadow Play Comedy" TMs, rendered into English by Stephanides, undated. 1 folder.
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misc. correspondence, 1968. 1 folder.
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misc. printed matter, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 ACS, undated. 1 folder.
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