In 1969 the UCSB Library purchased several autographed books and a small amount of manuscript material from the author, Vincent
Godfrey Burns. Burns had lived in Santa Barbara for a time and several of his poems were inspired by or have references to
Vincent Godfrey Burns (1893-1979) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Pennsylvania State College (B.S., 1916),
Harvard University (A.M., 1917), Union Theological Seminary (B.D., 1922), and Columbia University (post-graduate study, 1922-1925).
He enlisted in the U.S. Army, 1918, and served on the staff of General Foote, 163rd F.A. Brigade, First Army Corps A.E.F.
in France. He was a poet, Congregationalist minister, journalist, literary editor, public speaker, and screenwriter. In 1962
he was appointed Poet Laureate of Maryland.
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permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.