Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Richmond Lattimore Papers - Poetry

Part II: Box and Folder List

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: M 48

Copyright 2005 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

June 2005
Last Updated: June 9, 2005

 

 

Chronological Groups of Poems
Early Poems, 1924-1926
Box Folder
Contents
1 1 Photocopied poems from Richmond Lattimore's Dartmouth days.
    "A Girl, Posing." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "A Lonely Man." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "Dactylics." The Dartmouth Bema, October 1924.
    "Fear." The Dartmouth Bema, March 1925.
    "Klytemnestra." The Tower Vol. 2, No. 7, 1926.
    "Minuet." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "Night." The Dartmouth Bema, November 1924.
    "Nocturne." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "Nympholepsy." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "Which?" The Dartmouth Bema, December 1924.
    "The Convent." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "The Dawn of Eden." The Dartmouth Bema, June 1925.
    "The End of Summer." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "Threnody." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "The Wanderer." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "To--." The Dartmouth Bema, April 1925.
    "Two Sonnets." The Tower Vol. 2, No. 13, 1926.
    "Underneath Sleep." The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    "Villanelle of Afterthought." The Tower Vol. 2, Nos. 11 1926.
    "Vision," The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press.
    Letter from Alice Lattimore to Caroline [Rittenhouse] of Bryn Mawr Special Collections. Writes that she is sending more of Richmond's early poems, which she procured from Dartmouth College Library on May 10th. Discusses the publication situation with respect to the early poems and includes a typewritten list of enclosed poems. TLS and TD. 15 June 1988.
Illini Poetry, c.1927-1929
1 2 Photocopied poems from Illini publications.
    "Gunnar" (from the Saga of Burnt Njal). Published sometime in 1927 in the Sunday literary section of the The Daily Illini, Urbana, Illinois.
   

Pages 74-80 of Illini Poetry, 1924-1929, ed. Paul Landis. The University of Illinois Supply Store. Champaign: Illinois, 1929.

"Cassandra"
"Clytaemnestra"
"Lines"
"Lucretius"
"Sonnets"
"We Three"
Poems 1949-1957
1 3 Holograph notebook with numbered pages. Contains translations and original poems, both published and unpublished, with occasional emendations.
   
Poem Page
"Iliad," 22.387-end 22-76. Translation. For other translations of the Iliad, see Box 3, Folder 1.
"Sappho 27" 78. Translation. See typed version in Box 3, Folder 11.
"Alcaeus 78" 79. Translation. See typed version in Box 3, Folder 11.
"Sappho 58" 80. Translation. See typed version in Box 3, Folder 11.
Sophocles, Antigone, 582-625 80. Translation.
"Tudor Portrait" 82. Another version in Folder 10.
"Sappho 158" 84. Translation. Typed version of "Epitaph" in Box 3, Folder 11.
Semonides of Amongus 7 ("An Essay on Women") 84. Translation. Typed version in Box 3, Folder 11.
"Alcaeus 46" 89. Translation. Typed version in Box 3, Folder 11.
"Alcaeus 90" 90. Translation. Typed version in Box 3, Folder 11.
"After Theognis" 91. Another version, titled "Captive," in Folder 10.
"Delphica" - from the French of Gerard de Nerval 92. Translation.
"Rise and Shine" 93. Typed version in Folder 10.
Epigrams of Archilochus 94. Translation. For other translations of Archilochus, see Box 3, Folder 11, and below, p.106.
"Hjalmar" - from the French of Leconte de Lisle 96. Translation.
"Arrangement in Nature" 98.
"El Desdichado" - from the French of Gerard de Nerval 100. Translation.
"The Dark Blot" - from the French of Gerard de Nerval 101. Translation.
Archilochus Fragments 102. Translation.
Theognis 105. Translation.
More Archilochus 106. Translation.
"On Recent Revivals" 107. In pencil: (1951): FSF. Published title: "Memoir Suggested by Recent Revivals: F.S.F."
"Barbara" 108-9.
"Greek Easter" 109. In pencil: Athens, 1952. Other handwritten versions in Folder 19 and Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 2.
"The Street" 110-102. Note: misnumbering occurs at this point. Another handwritten version in Folder 19.
"Anniversary " 102. Translation. See French version and other handwritten translation in Folder 10.
"Demeter in the Fields" 103-4. Another version in Folder 3, p. 143.
"Landscape with Story" 105. Typed version of French, Folder 10.
"Waiting for the Barbarians" - from the Modern Greek of Konstantinos Kabaphes 106-7. Translation.
"Loutsa Beach" 108.
"North Philadelphia Trenton and New York" 109.
"Past Equinox and Up" 111.
"Pandora" 112. French version in Folder 10.
"Note on the Land N" 115.
"The Shadowgraphs" 116.
"The Bridge at Anta" 117-121. Translation, freely done from the Modern Greek (anonymous author). Another version in Folder 19.
"Ornsk" 121. From 1st series of "Sonnets from the Encyclopaedia Britannica."
"Ona" 122. Another version in Folder 19. From 1st series of "Sonnets from the Encyclopaedia Britannica."
"Onagnaceae" 123. Another version in Folder 19. From 1st series of "Sonnets from the Encyclopaedia Britannica."
"RMS Lusitania" 124.
"The Winter Story" 126. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Good Speed for Voyagers" 127. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Sea Changes" 128. French version in Folder 10.
"The Nea Ellas in Piraeus Harbor" 129. In pencil: "1952."
"Mid-Continental" 130. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Marginals" 131.
"Hercules at the Crossroads" 132.
"Steam Crossing: Midwest" 136. Title crossed out in pencil: "Centerville Crossing."
"Begin Summer Here" 138. In pencil: "Begin Autumn Here." Original title: "End Summer Here."
"Epigraphical Note" 139.
"Hara-Kiri" 140.
"Bathers Change" 141.
"Demeter in the Fields" - Second Version 143. For the first version, see p.103.
"Hitler" 145. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13. From 2nd series of "Sonnets from the Encyclopaedia Britannica."
"Hirohito" 146. From 2nd series of "Sonnets from the Encyclopaedia Britannica."
"Hiroshima" 147. From 2nd series of "Sonnets from the Encyclopaedia Britannica."
"Despair in Seascape" 148.
"Linear B Inscriptions" 150. Original title lightly crossed out: "Linear B Inscriptions."
"The Lust of the Eyes" 152. See typescript in Folder 9. Another handwritten version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"February Loves" 153. Another version in Folder 11.
"Night Shifts" 154. Another version in Folder 10.
"New Homes" 156.
"Midsummer Night" 157.
"The Freighters" 159. The original title, "Outbound," is crossed out in pen. Other versions in Folder 4, p.149.
"Missouri Night" 160. With interleaved version, on the reverse of which is a letter from John F. Nims, 5th June 1956.
"Wrong" 161. Published as "Hippolytus in Middle Life."
"It" (for Jon S.L + A.L., who think of writing) 163.
"The Autumn Cleaning" 165. Another version in Folder 10.
"Not Happy Nature, Not Poor We" 167. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Max Schmitt in a Single Scull" 169. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Shape in Flight" 170. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Alcaeus 54" 171. Translation. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"The Armory: After Alcaeus" 172. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"The Father" - with full acknowledgement to Janet Flanner's "Profile," Part 1, The New Yorker, March 9, 1957. 173. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1. Also see Janet Flanner in Correspondence, Folder 2.
"Ship Bottom" 174. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Three Analogues" 175. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Bookman to Bookmen" 176. The original title, "The Reader," is crossed out. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"The Academic Overture" 178. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13.
"The Line" 179. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13.
"Shrine on Penteli" 180. Part 1 of "Three Greek Virgins." Another version in Box 8, Folder 13. Published as "Seen on Penteli."
"Resident by Pantanassa of Mistra" 181. Part 2 of "Three Greek Virgins." Published as "Resident by Mistra." Another version in Folder 11.
"Dominant over Mykonos" 182. Part 3 of "Three Greek Virgins." "Dominant" is written over the word "Predominant." Another version in Box 8, Folder 13.
Poems 1957-1969
1 4 Holograph notebook of drafts of original poetry, translations, and various interleavings. The majority of drafted poems contain in pencil RL's notations of the publication, which are noted in the below list by italics.
   
Poem Page Number and Other Draft Locations
"The Gulf Stream" 1. TLS. Another version in Folder 11.
"After Christmas" 2. New Republic. Another version in Folder 11.
"A Theme from Thomas Hobbes" 3. Poetry Northwest.
"Seal Harbor and Mary" 5. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Korean Mound at Petaiho" 6. Another version in Folder 11.
"Ode for Gertrude Ely's Spring Party" 7. See also invitation to the party in Box 8, Folder 1.
"The Same, Done Freely in Greek" 8. Greek translation of "Ode for Gertrude Ely's Spring Party."
"Goodbye Summer Goodbye Goodbye" 9. Hudson. Another version in Folder 11.
"Apologies to Creston" 10. Hudson, Best Articles and Stories. Title "At Laban's Well" crossed out. Another version in Folder 11.
"Poussin's World: Two Pictures " 12. Kenyon, The Various Light. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Arms and the Man" 13. New Republic. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Roman Soldier" 14. New Republic. Another version in Folder 11.
"Remember Aphrodite" 15. Hudson, The Various Light. Another version in Folder 11.
"North China and the Children" 16. New Republic. Another version in Folder 11.
"Spider" 19. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Procession and the Box: A Tapestry for Valentine" 20. Another version in Folder 11.
"Andritsaina Revisited" 21. Kenyon. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Crabs" 23. Pennsylvania Literary Review. Another version in Folder 11.
"Details from the Nativity Scene" 24. New Republic. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"Ghost of No Flesh Remembered" 31. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 1.
"The Watches" 32. Bryn Mawr Alumnae Mag. Another version in Folder 11 and typescript in Folder 9.
"Daisy Nonsense" 33. Another version in Folder 11.
"Collages and Compositions" 33. Griffin. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Pillow and the Book" 34. Poetry. Another version in Folder 11.
"A Siding Near Chillicothe" 35. Hudson, Best Stories and Articles. Another version in Folder 11.
"Green and White - From and To Horace " 3?. Poetry. Another version in Folder 11.
"King for a Day" 38. Another version in Folder 11.
"Well-Head" 41. BM Review. Title "They Never Go" crossed out. Another version in Folder 11.
"Early Apples" 42. Greensleeves.
"The Fall" 43.
"American Nights" 43. In pencil, sections titled: "The hours in their counsel (1); "Piranese in Aulis" (2); "The Window Shade" (3). Another version in Folder 11.
"Problems of Disposal" 45. New Republic. Other titles crossed out - "Hope of Heaven," "The Mad Tea Party." Another version in Box 8, Folder 13.
"The Birds Across the Sea" 46. In pen: "A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, by Roger Tory Peterson, Guy Mountfort, and P. A. D. Hollom (Houghton Mifflin). With Gratitude."
"American Nights," parts 4-9 49. Some sections titled in pencil: "The Brain in Jersey," (4); "The County Seat, (7); "The Lust of the Flesh" (8).
"Shrike" 54.
"Unwelcome Nights on Judgment Day" 55. Published as "Unwelcome Thrift on Judgment Day."
"Flower and Thorns in Their Time" 56. Another version in Folder 11.
"Mourning Doves" 57. Poetry.
"The Painter's Eye" 58. Poetry. Title "My Mind to Me" crossed out. Another version in Folder 11.
"Easter" 59. Poetry. Another version in Folder 11.
"Remorse" 60. Poetry. Another version in Folder 11.
"Failure" 61. Poetry. Another version in Folder 11.
"The First Seven Years" 62. Poetry. Another version in Folder 11.
"Saint Demetrius and Saint George" 63. Another version in Folder 11.
"December Fragments" 64. Other versions in Folder 11 and Folder 7.
"The Krankenhaus of Leutkinch" 65. New Yorker. Another version in Folder 11.
"Anastylosis" 66. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Macedonian Chamber Tomb" 67. Another version in Folder 11.
"Memory of a Scholar (W. A. O. 1880-1846)" 68. New Republic. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Interval" 70.
"A Lodging for the Night" 71. New Republic.
"Dramatis Personae" 72. Another version in Folder 11.
"Return to Castelli" 73.
"Ferry Junction" 74.
"Sestina for a Far-Off Summer" 75. Another version in Folder 11.
"The Skeleton in the Closet" 77. New Yorker Selected Poems. Another version in Folder 13.
"Colossus Astride" 78. Poetry Northwest. Another version in Folder 13.
"Wabash Blues 1" 79. Poetry Selected Poems. Another version in Folder 13.
"Wabash Blues 2" 80. Another version in Folder 13.
"Wabash Blues 3" 81. Another version in Folder 13.
"Witness to Death" 82. Hudson, Selected Poems. Another version in Folder 13.
"Claudia Goodbye" 83. Virginia Quarterly, best poems of 1962. Typescript and other versions in Folder 13.
"The Phi Beta Kappa Poem," William and Mary 1961 85. Another version in Folder 13.
"A Strict Lady Strictly Guarded" ("The Sestina of Arnaut Daniel") 87. Translation. Poetry, selected poems. Another version in Folder 13.
"Old Drunks in a Bar" 89. Virginia Quarterly. Another version in Folder 13.
"Cold Spring at Mistra" 91. Pennsylvania Literary Review. With interleaved version.
"Ikon for a Fall-Out Shelter" - from a Painting by Fritz Janschka 92. New Republic. Another version in Folder 13.
"Rapido: Catania to Rome" 93. New Republic. Another version in Folder 13.
"Souvenirs of Sicily" 94. Hudson Selected Poems. Another version in Folder 13.
"Cartesian Moments" 95. Poetry Northwest. Another version in Folder 13.
Three Poems by Pierre Reverdy: "The Skin of the Heart," "Heart Bell," "In the Alien World" 96-8. Translations by American Poets, ed. Jean Garrique, Ohio University Pess, Athens, Ohio, 45701. Other versions in Folder 14.
"Night - Blooming Roses" 100. Another version in Folder 13.
"Finnsburg" 101. Translation from Anglo-Saxon. Hudson.
"Eagle over the Coast" - In Memory of Robinson Jeffers 103. Poetry Northwest. Another version in Folder 13.
"Late Alone" 104. Kenyon. Title "Midnight" crossed out.
"David and Abishag" 105. Typescript in Folder 9.
"Yannina and Ali Pasha" 106. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Selected Poems. Another version in Folder 13.
"Sonnet on Hope" 108. Poetry Northwest. Another version in Folder 13.
"Sestina of Sandbars and Shelters" 109. Saturday Review. Another version in Folder 13.
"Monastery at Athos" - Exercise from a poster 111. Bryn Mawr Review. Another version in Folder 13.
"Elegy for John Holmes" 113. With interleaved version.
"Game Resumed" 114. New Yorker. Another version in Folder 13.
"Sirens in the Aegean" 116. Hudson. Another version in Folder 14.
"Verse" 117. Wallace Anthology. Typed version and other handwritten version in Folder 13.
"Progress of the Ostrich with Praise" 118. Typed version and other handwritten version in Folder 9.
"The Black Panther" - from the French of Leconte de Lisle 119. Translation. Hudson Review. Other version in Folder 13.
"Sloth" 121. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"Pride" 122. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"Anger" 123. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"On Anger" 123. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"Avarice" 124. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"Envy" 125. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"Lust" 125. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"And Gluttony" 126. Poetry. Another version in Folder 13.
"Dum Diana Vitrea" - Carmina Burana 37 127. Translation. Hudson. Another version in Folder 13.
"Lord Bountiful's Raid" 129. Kenyon. Another version in Folder 13.
"Dolphin Seen Alone" 130. Greensleeves. Another version in Folder 6.
"My Uncle" 131. Kenyon.
"Larnaka in Cyprus" 132. Another version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"Scene from Working Class" - to Richard Hoggert 134.
"Christmas Greetings to Rock Hall" 135.
"Scene de la vie antieure" 136.
"A Meditation for St. Lucy's Day" 137. Hudson. Another version in Folder 6.
"The Sticks" 138. Poetry. Title "The Book Angel" crossed out. Another version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"Two Sonnets from Joachim du Bellay, Les Regrets" 139. Translation.
"Old Hemingway" 141. Kenyon.
"The Sestina After Dante" 143. Another version in Folder 6.
"The Fall of the City - Three Songs from Euripides" (Hecuba 905-952; Andromache 1009-1046; Hecuba 444-483) 145. Translation. Antioch Review. Another version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"The Freighters" 149. With another interleaved version. Another version in Folder 3, p.159.
"Bathtubs" 150. New Yorker.
"Sky Diving" 151.
"Ex - U.S. 40" 152. Another version in Folder 13.
"Notes on the Odyssey" - "Elpenor" 153. Hudson. Another version in Folder 14.
"Circe" 154. Another version in Folder 14.
"Penelope" 156. Another version in Folder 14.
"Odysseus" 157. Another version in Folder 14.
"Mirrors" 158. Another version in Folder 14.
"Dislike of Tasks" 160. Polemic. Another version in Folder 14.
"Report from a Planet" 161. New Republic.
"Death in Yorkshire" 162. With another version interleaved.
"The Swarthmore Phi Beta Kappa Poem" 164. Another version in Folder 14. Typescript in Folder 22.
"Les Folies Françaises, ou les Dominos" de François Couperin 165. Translation. Another version in Folder 15.
"The Day" 170. New Republic. Another version in Folder 14.
"(The Happy Traveler) First Flight" 171. Hudson. Another version in Folder 14.
"The Last Train out of White River Junction" 172. Another version in Folder 14.
"Krupp's Essen" 174. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"The Players in Tivoli" 175. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Atlantic" 177. Bryn Mawr Magazine. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"The Rose," from the French of Pierre de Ronsard 178. Translation.
"My Past Life," from the French of Charles Baudelaire 179. Translation. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Sonnet," from the French of Félix Arvers 180. Translation. Another version in Folder 14.
"The Lovely Swimmers" 181. N. Y. Times. Another version in Folder 14.
"Babes in the Wood" 182. With interleaved version.
"The Flowering Meadows" 183. Hudson. Other versions in Folder 14 and Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"For a Favorite Cat" 184. See typed and handwritten versions in Folder 9.
"In Memoriam" 185. Hudson.
"Pierre Ronsard and his Rose" 186. Another version in Folder 14.
"Atlantis Now" 187. Hudson. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Married Love and the Motel" 188. Hudson. Another version in Folder 5. Typed version in Folder 9.
"The Prof" 189. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"The Swans and the Girls" 189. Typed version Folder 9. Other version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Appomatox" 190. Typed version in Folder 9.
"Reports of Midsummer Girls" 191. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.

 


Miscellaneous Poetry Drafts
Box Folder
Contents
1 5 Three holograph notebooks of drafts, some unidentifiable.
    Notebook 1
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"A Danish Fantasy I watched three minutes of in Tivoli" See "The Players in Tivoli," in Folder 4, p.175.
"A Marriage" Untitled.
"Appomatox" Another version in Folder 4, p.190.
"Aspects of Time" Untitled.
"Atlantic" Another version in Folder 4, p.177.
"Atlantis Now" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.187
"Blood Relations" Typed version in Folder 16.
"Castel Galante," from the English of Wallace Stevens Untitled. Italian. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Coastal Stuff" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Cyclades" Another version in Folder 4, p. 191.
"Elegy for Rhys Carpenter" Untitled. Other version in Folder 9. Typed version in Folder 18.
"Fall Guise" Typed version in Folder 16.
"Flesh Tones" 2 drafts. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Form and Actuality" Untitled.
"Gaiezza Annvale" 2 versions. In Italian.
"Isabel" Untitled.
"Journeys Without End" Untitled.
"Krupp's Essen" Another version Folder 4, p. 174.
"Married Love and the Motel" Untitled. 2 drafts. Another version in Folder 4, p. 188. Typed version in Folder 9.
"Monadology" Untitled.
"My Past Life," from the French of Charles Baudelaire Another version in Folder 4, p. 179.
"Report of Midsummer Girls" Another version in Folder 4, p.191
"Rondeau" - from the French of Charles, Duke of Orleans Translation. Titled "Charles of Orleans."
Ronsard: "When You Are Old" Another version in Folder 14.
"The Elite" Untitled.
"The Flowering Meadows" Untitled. Other versions in Folder 4, p.183 and Folder 14.
"The Islands" Untitled.
"The Prof" Another version in Folder 4, p. 189.
"The Swans and the Girls" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9. Other version in Folder 4, p.189.
"Tales of Hoffman" Untitled.
"Transcend" Untitled.
"When We Were Young" Untitled.
"Zorn" - parts 1 and 2  
1 5 Notebook 2
    Contains an untitled, unidentifiable draft.
1 5

Notebook 3

   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"Alula or Somewhere" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9.
"A Votive Offering" Untitled. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13.
"Brain Damage" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9.
"Eye Witness" Another version in Folder 15.
"Four Thirty" With interleaved draft.
"Mountain Tops," parts 1 and 2 Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9.
"Near Misses" Untitled. Typed and handwritten versions in Folder 9.
"Painter" Untitled.
"Psara," from the Greek of Dionysias Solomos Translation. Typed version in Folder 16. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13.
"Return to Light" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Tales from the Father of History" Untitled.
"The Pearl" Another version in Folder 15.
1 6 Miscellaneous Poetry Drafts & Notes on Poets. Contained in a notebook and two notepads.
    Notebook
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"A Marriage" Untitled.
"Daisy Fields, Enchanted Forests" Untitled. 2 versions.
"Forlorn Dream Song" Untitled.
"Memory" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9. See also typed version in Faculty Folder.
"Night Travel"  
"Of Truth and Fact"  
"She Had This Way" - from the French of Victor Hugo Another handwritten version in Folder 14. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Spanish Succession" Untitled.
"Waves"  
1 6 Notepad 1
   
Contents Details and Other Draft Locations
"Bone Structure" Untitled.
"Convocation 1979" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 18.
"Disadvantages" Typed version in Folder 16.
"Disembarkation" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9.
"Dolphin Seen Alone" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.130.
"Gehenna" 2 versions. Another version in Folder 15.
"Home" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Impressions of Bryn Mawr"

Untitled. Typed version in Folder 18.

"Meditation for St. Lucy's Day" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p. 137.
"My Uncle" Untitled.
"Old Hemingway" Untitled.
"Riviera Railway" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Sliding Scales" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"The Fall of the City" (Three Songs from Euripides) Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.145.
"The Sestina After Dante" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.143.
"The Sticks" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.138.
"Western Ways" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Winter Return" Untitled.
"Larnaka in Cyprus" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.132.
Notes on Poets The most futile form of criticism is that a poet is no good because he doesn't remind the reviewer of some other poet, the next most is that he is no good beause he does remind the reviewer of some other poet."
Untitled draft. Mentions Alec Laing and Herb West
1 6 Notepad 2. Some drafts unidentifiable.
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"Sardinia Remembered" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9.
"Intimations of Immortality" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9.
"Our Hotel" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 9.
1 7 Unbound drafts and fragments. Several drafts unidentifiable.
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"December Fragments" Untitled. Other versions in Folder 4, p.64, & Folder 11.
"Yannina and Ali Pasha" Untitled. Other versions in Folder 13 & Folder 4, p.106
"Poem on the Occasion of the 1972 Commencement at Bryn Mawr College" Typed version in Folder 18.
1 9

Miscellaneous Typescript and Manuscript Drafts

   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
Untitled draft translations of Euripides' Medea (lines 230-265), Sophocles' Antigone, and Aristophanes' Lysistrata AMs notes, 12p. Ts, 6p.
Aeneid of Virgil, Book VII, lines 5-24 TD. Latin and English translation.
"Alula or Somewhere" TD. 2 copies. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 3.
"Appomattox" TD. 2 copies. Another version in Folder 4, p.190. TD.
"Bereavement in Autumn" TD.
"Brain Damage" TD. Another version in Folder 5.
"Bundles" TD.
"David and Abishag" TD. Another version in Folder 4, p.105.
"Disembarkation" TD. Another version in Folder 6.
"Elegy for Rhys Carpenter" TD. 3 copies. Another other typescript version in Folder 18.
"The Freud-Jung Correspondence" TD.
"Intimations of Immortality" TD. Another version in Folder 6.
"The Lust of the Eyes" TD. 3 copies. Another version in Folder 3, p.152.
"Married Love and the Motel" TD. Other versions in Folder 4, p.188 and Folder 5.
"Memory" TD. Other version in Folder 6 (in green PSL notebook). Another typed version in Faculty Folder.
"Mountain Tops," part one and two TD. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 3.
"Near Dorchester" TD.
"Near Misses" TD. Handwritten version attached. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 3.
"On a Favorite Cat" TD. Handwritten version attached. Another version in Folder 4, p.184.
"Our Hotel" TD. Another version in Folder 6.
"Parable" TD. Handwritten version attached.
"Progress of the Ostrich, with Praise" TD. Handwritten version attached. Another version in Folder 4, p.118.
"Salisbury Plain" TD.
"Sardinia Remembered" TD. 2 copies. Another version in Folder 6.
"Seventies" TD. Handwritten version attached.
"The Scottish Queen," from the French of Pierre de Ronsard TD. Handwritten version attached.
"The Swans and the Girls" TD. Other versions in Folder 5, Notebook 1 in Folder 4, p.189.
"The Watches" TD. Another version in Folder 4, p.32.
A transcription of "Spring Trilogy" into Russian by Ruth Piercey, with handwritten note to RL TD. 2 AMs.
1 19

Miscellaneous Handwritten Drafts

Formerly interleaved in Iliad 4.248-6 Notebook (Box 3, Folder 1).

   
Poem Details and Locations of Other Drafts
"The Street" Untitled. Another version in Folder 3, p.110.
"Greek Easter" Untitled. Another version in Folder 3, p.109
"The Bridge At Anta" - freely translated from the Modern Greek (Anonymous) Untitled. Translation. Another version in Folder 3, p.117
"Anniversary" Untitled. Other versions in Folder 10 and Folder 3, p. 103.
"Ona," and "Onagraceae" Untitled. Other versions in Folder 3, pgs. 122-3.

 

 

 

 

Groups of Poems Published in Specific Collections
Box Folder
Contents
1 10 Handwritten and typescript drafts of poems published in Poems
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"Anniversaire" TD. French version of "Anniversary." Handwritten translations in Folder 10 and in Folder 3, p. 103.
"Anniversary" AMs. Fragment on reverse. English translation of "Anniversaire." Another version (translation) in Folder 3, p. 103. French typescript in Folder 10.
"Autumn Equinox" AMs.
"Captive" - After Theognis AMs. Another version in Folder 3, p. 91.
"Deux octobres" TD. French text of "Two Octobers."
"Le Bord" TD. French text of "The Brink."
"Métamorphoses marines" TD. French text of "Sea Changes." Translated version in Folder 3, p.128.
"Monumental" AMs.
"Night Shifts" AMs. Another version in Folder 3, p.154.
"Pandore" TD. French text of "Pandora." Handwritten translation in Folder 3, p.112.
"Paysage romantique - histoire" TD. French text of "Romantic Landscape with Story." Handwritten English version, Folder 3.
"Rise and Shine" TD. Handwritten version in Folder 3, p. 93.
"The Autumn Cleaning" AMs. Another version in Folder 3, p.165.
"The Wounded" AMs.
"Tudor Portrait" AMs. Another version in Folder 3, p. 82.
"White Harbor" AMs. Another version in Box 8, Folder 13, Notebook 2.
1 11 Handwritten drafts of poems published in Sestina for a Far-Off Summer
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"After Christmas" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.2.
"American Nights" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.49.
"Anastylosis" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.66.
"Andritsaina Revisited" Untitled. See version in Folder 4, p.21.
"Apologies to Creston" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.11.
"Arms and the Man" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.13.
"A Siding Near Chilicothe" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.36 .
"Collages and Compositions" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.33.
"Daisy Nonsense" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.33.
"December Fragments" Untitled. Other handwritten versions in Folder 4, p.63 and Folder 7.
"Dramatis Personae" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.72.
"Easter" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.59.
"Failure" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.61.
"February Loves" Untitled. Another version in Folder 3, p.153.
"Flowers and Thorns in Their Time" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.56.
"Goodbye Summer Goodbye Goodbye" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.9.
"Green and White" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.37.
"King for a Day" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.38.
"Memory of a Scholar" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, 68.
"North China and the Children" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.16.
"Remember Aphrodite" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.15.
"Remorse" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.60.
"Resident by Mistra" Untitled. Reverse of paper is a letter from Dr. Raymond Mandra of the New York Classical Club to RL, 20 Oct. 1957, giving directions to campus. Another version in Folder 3, p.181.
"Saint Demetrius and Saint George" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.64.
"Seal Harbor and Marcy" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.5.
"Sestina for a Far Off Summer" Another version in Folder 4, p.75.
"Spider" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p. 19.
"The Crabs" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.23.
"The First Seven Years" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.62.
"The Gulf Stream" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.1.
"The Korean Mound at Peitaiho" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.6.
"The Krankenhaus of Leutkirch" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.65.
"The Macedonian Chamber Tomb" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p. 67.
"Theme and Garden" Untitled.
"The Painter's Eye" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.58.
"The Pillow and The Book" Untitled. 2 versions. Another version in Folder 4, p.35.
"The Procession and the Box: A Tapestry for Valentine" 2 versions. Another version in Folder 4, p.20.
"The Roman Soldier" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.14.
"The Watches" Untitled. 4 versions. Other versions in Folder 9 and in Folder 4, p. 32.
"Well Head" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.41.
1 13 Handwritten and typescript drafts of poems published in The Stride of Time
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"A Strict Lady Strictly Guarded" (The Sestina of Arnaut Daniel) AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.87.
"Cartesian Moments" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.95. Also bears 2 draft lines of "Yannina and Ali Pasha."
"Catania to Rome" AMs. Another version in Folder 4, p 93.
"Claudia Goodbye" AMs. TD. Another handwritten version in Folder 4, p.83.
"Colossus Astride" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.78.
"Druken Old Solipsists in a Bar" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.89.
"Dum Diana Vitrea" (Carmina Burana 37) AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.127.
"Eagle Over the Coast" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.103.
"Ex - U.S. 40" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.152.
"Game Resumed" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.114.
"Ikon for a Fall-Out Shelter" AMs. Another version in Folder 4, p.92.
"Leilah" - from the French of Leconte de Lisle AMs. On the same page as "The Black Panther." Another version in Folder 4, p. 119.
"Lord Bountiful's Raid" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.129.
"Monastery on Athos" AMs. Another version in Folder 4, p.111. On reverse of page is a note to RL from Bob [Robert Fitzgerald] regarding sessions on Greek Tragedy, ANS.
"Night-Blooming Roses" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.100.
"Of Seven Sins" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, pgs.121-26.
"Sestina of Sandbars and Shelters" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.109. More drafted lines and notes on the reverse of an envelope from the Library of Congress.
"Sonnet on Hope" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.108.
"Souvenirs of Sicily" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.94.
"The Black Panther" - From the French of Leconte de Lisle AMs. With draft of "Leilah" on the same page. TD. Another version in Folder 4, p.119.
"The Fall of the City" (Three Songs from Euripides) AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.145.
"The First Step" -from Constantine Cavafy AMs. Untitled.
"The Phi Beta Kappa Poem (William and Mary)" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.85.
"The Skeleton in the Closet" AMs. Another version in Folder 4, p.77.
"Two Sonnets" - from Joachim du Bellay, Les Regrets AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.139.
"Verse" AMs. TD. Another handwritten version in Folder 4, p.117.
"Wabash Blues" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, pgs.79-81.
"Witness to Death" AMs. Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.82.
"Yannina and Ali Pasha" AMs. Untitled. Other versions in Folder 4, p.106, and Folder 7.
1 14 Handwritten drafts of poems published in Poems from Three Decades
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"Dislike of Tasks" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.160.
"First Flight" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.171.
"Heart Bell" from Pierre Reverdy Another version in Folder 4, p.97.
"Last Train Out of White River Junction" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.172.
"Mirrors" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.158.
"Notes From the Odyssey"; "Elpenor," "Circe," "Penelope," "Odysseus" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, pgs.153-7.
"Pierre Ronsard and his Rose" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.186.
"She Had This Way" - from the French of Victor Hugo Untitled. Another version in Folder 6. Typescript in Folder 16.
"Sirens from the Aegean" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.116.
"Solid Pollution: I" Untitled.
"The Age of Armies" Untitled.
"The Day" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.170.
"The Flowering Meadows" Untitled. Other handwritten versions in Folder 4, p.183 and Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"The Fort" Untitled.
"In the Alien World" from Pierre Reverdy Another version in Folder 4, p.98.
"The Lake Island of Iannina" Untitled. Reverse of paper is a receipt for Richmond and Alice Lattimore's stay at the Hotel Majestic in Patras, Greece.
"The Lovely Swimmers" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.181.
"The Skin of the Heart" from Pierre Reverdy Another version in Folder 4, p.96.
"The Swarthmore Phi Beta Kappa Poem" Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.164. Typescript in Folder 22.
"When You Are Old: After Ronsard" Untitled. Another version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
1 15 Handwritten drafts of poems published in Continuing Conclusions
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"Candles" - From the Greek of Constantine Cavafy Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Cyclades" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Eye Witness" Another version in Folder 5, Plain Notebook.
"Former Residence" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Gehenna" Another version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"In the Cafe" - from the Greek of Constantine Cavafy Untitled. Notes on Euripides on reverse.
"Lesefruchte" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Les Folies Françaises, ou les Dominos" de François Couperin Untitled. Another version in Folder 4, p.165.
"Noon" - from the French of Leconte de Lisle Untitled.
"Shanhaikuan" Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"Sonnet Addressed to Henry II" Untitled.
"The Elephants" from the French of Leconte de Lisle Untitled. Typed version in Folder 16.
"The Pearl" In pencil: "1950."
"The Rage of Demeter" Untitled. Lists of RL's poems and page numbers on reverse of 3rd page.
"To Charles, Duke of Orleans" Untitled.
1 16 Typescripts of poems published in Continuing Conclusions
   
Poem Details and Other Draft Locations
"Blood Relations" Corrections in RL's hand. Handwritten version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Candles" - From the Greek of Constantine Cavafy Handwritten version in Folder 15.
"Castel Galante" - From the English of Wallace Stevens Handwritten version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Coastal Stuff" Handwritten version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Disadvantages" Handwritten version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"Diving" Title "Return to the Light" crossed out in favor of "Diving." Handwritten version in Folder 5, Notebook 3.
"Fall Guise" Handwritten version in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Flesh Jones" Handwritten version in Folder, Notebook 1.
"Former Residence" French. Handwritten version in Folder 15.
"Gaiezza Annuale" - From the English of Wallace Stevens Italian version and the English version of Stevens.
"Greek Islands" A version of "Cyclades." Handwritten version in Folder 15.
"Home" Handwritten version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"In the Café" - From the Greek of Constantine Cavafy Handwritten version in Folder 15.
"Lesefruchte" Handwritten version in Folder 15.
"Psara" - From Dionysius Solomos Handwritten version in Folder 5, Notepad 3. Stapled to music manuscript.
"Quand nous habitons tous..." - from the French of Victor Hugo: two versions Photocopies of typed version. Other handwritten versions in Folder 6 and Folder 14.
"Riviera Railway" Handwritten version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"Shanhaikuan" Handwritten version in Folder 15.
"Sliding Scales" Handwritten version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.
"The Elephants" Handwritten version in Folder 15.
"Western Ways" Handwritten version in Folder 6, Notepad 1.

 

 

 

Other Poetry Materials
Box Folder
Contents
1 12

Sestina for a Far Off Summer. Offprint Copy.

1 17

Poems New and Selected. Typescript. 135p. Unpublished.

1 18 Miscellaneous handwritten and typed poems regarding Bryn Mawr
   
Poem Details
"Elegy for Rhys Carpenter" TD. Handwritten versions in Folder 9 and in Folder 5, Notebook 1.
"Convocation 1979" TD. 2 copies. Handwritten version in Folder 6.
"Greetings to Miss McBride." 26 Sept. 1959. TD. 26 Sept. 1959.
"Impressions of Bryn Mawr" TD. Handwritten version in Folder 6.
"On the Inauguration of Harris Wofford." 17 Oct. 1970. TD. and AMs. Two printed version in Oversize, Box 10.
"Why Immanuel Kant But Louis Kann or On Ogden Nash Your Teeth Tonight" AMs.
"Poem on the Occasion of the 1972 Commencement at Bryn Mawr College" TD. 3 With handwritten note to Lattimore from President Harris Wofford, May 1972, regarding changes before publication. Handwritten version in Folder 7.
Untitled draft. AMs.
Untitled draft. Apparently a chorus for Dean [Elizabeth] Foster. AMs.
Untitled draft. Apparently written for RL's departure from Bryn Mawr. At bottom of typescript: "Sincerely, R. Lattimore." AMs and TD.
Untitled draft. In answer to a invitation to faculty members from Miss Von Hebel [Songmistress in 1954?] to give a short speech. Perhaps composed for a Christmas party. Corrections in RL's hand. TD.
1 20 Miscellaneous Poetry Offprints, 1957-1976
    The Hudson Review. Vol. X, No. 2, 1957.
   
"Demeter in the Fields"
    The Hudson Review. Vol. XXIII, No.4, Winter, 1970-1.
   

"In Memoriam"
"The Lake Island of Iannina"
"First Flight"
"The Last Train out of White River Junction"
"Atlantis Now"
"The Flowering Meadows"
"When You Are Old: After Ronsard"

    The Hudson Review. Vol. XXIV, No.4, Winter, 1971-2. 2 copies.
   

"Les Folies Françaises, ou les Dominos" - de François Couperin

    The Hudson Review. Vol. XXVI, No.3, Autumn, 1973. 2 copies.
   

"Spanish Succession"
"Daisy Field, Enchanted Forests"
"Of Truth and Fact"
"Protoprimavera"
"Noon"
"Sonnet" - addressed to Henry III on the death of Thulène, the King's fool, from the French of Jean Passerat

    The Hudson Review. Vol. XIX, No.3, Autumn, 1976. 3 copies.
   
"Night Travel"
"Riviera Railway"
"The Islands"
"Former Residence"
    The Kenyon Review. Vol. XXI, No.3, Summer, 1959. 2p.
   

"Andritsaina Revisted"

"Poussin's World: Two Paintings"

    The Kenyon Review. Vol. XIII, No.1, Spring, 1960. 4p.
   

"Apologies to Creston"
"Remember Aphrodite"
"Goodbye Summer Goodbye Goodbye"
"A Siding Near Chillicothe"

    The Southern Review, Vol. XI, No.2, Spring, 1975. In RL's hand: "Best wishes, RL"
   

"Les Éléphants" - Translated from the French of Leconte de Lisle.

"North China and the Children"

1 21 Miscellaneous Publications Containing Richmond Lattimore's Poems
    The Art of Translation. 1982. Contains untitled translation (Sappho 31). For typed version of Sappho 31, see Box 3, Folder 11.
    Pearl. No. 8, Summer, 1981. Contains "Painter."
1 22 Miscellaneous Poetry Clippings & Photocopied Typescripts
    Typescripts
    Excerpts from Euripides' Trojan Women. Photocopy.
   

Packet of photocopied poems.

"At the Door"
"Defining It"
"Forced Forsythia"
"Images"
"Little Things" for Stephen Tapscott
"Local Color"
"Loners"
"My Maple Tree"
"Of Earthly Root & Undersound"
"Speech Instead of Love"
"Sweet Owl"
"Young Lover"

    "Memory of a Scholar" W.A.O. (1880-1945). Photocopy from The New Republic. 13 Nov. 1961.
    "The Phi Beta Kappa Poem, Swarthmore College 1967. Two photocopies. 1 printed version.
    Clippings
    "Captive" (from a thought in Theognis). In pen: "This from Sat. Review of Literature."
    "Monadology." From The Press. June 1981.
    "North Philadelphia, Trenton, and New York." From The New Yorker. In pen: 3/5/55.
    "Report from a Planet." From New Republic. 11 Mar. 1967.
    "Tales from the Father of History." In pen: Times Literary Supplement. 1 Jan. 1982.
    The Iliad, XVI, 666-675. In pen: New York Times Magazine. 12 Nov. 1972.
    "The Lovely Swimmers."
    "When We Were Young." In pencil: NYT 11/9/69.
1 23 Lists. Mostly of poems and where published. In Richmond Lattimore's hand.

 

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