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Mark Van Doren., 06/10/1955-11/09/1968

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 58
Identifier: 91623

Series-level Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

Correspondence written mostly to Ned O'Gorman, the majority being personal in nature. A few letters relate to the publishing of his poetry.


  • 06/10/1955-11/09/1968

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From the Collection: 12 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Shelf Location


Container Summary

This folder contains 1 ACS and 3 ALS from Mark Van Doren to Ned O'Gorman. 1 ACS dated 6/10/1955 regarding a poem. Van Doren writes, "I'm pleased and proud of my poem, which shows you leaning out of heaven's window on Hudson street and seeing everything in sight and not in sight. Send me more..." 1 ALS dated 5/30/1961 regarding O'Gorman's latest book. Van Doren writes, "The book came, I have read it three times, and now I can't come down from the ceiling..." 1 ALS dated 1/9/1964 regarding the poems in O'Gorman's book and manuscript, The Buzzard and the Peacock. Van Doren writes, "I've been excited all over again by the poet you are." 1 ALS dated 11/9/1968 regarding a poetry reading.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

VAN DOREN, MARK - CORRESP. TO O'GORMAN, NED (1955-1968): Autographed Letter

O'GORMAN, NED - CORRESP. FROM VAN DOREN, MARK (1955-1968): Autographed Letter

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057