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Guide to the May Sarton Collection
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Description
May Sarton, 1912-1995, was a writer best known for her published personal journals, including Journal of a Solitude; she also published several acclaimed novels and volumes of poetry. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, articles, clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating to May Sarton's life and work. The material range in date from 1945-1989, with the bulk of the material from 1957-1967.
Background
May Sarton (May 3, 1912-July 16, 1995), poet and novelist, was born Elanore Marie Sarton in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of George Sarton, a noted historian of science, and Eleanor Mabel Elwes, an English portrait painter and designer. Sarton moved with her parents to England, and in 1916 the family immigrated to the United States. All three became naturalized Americans in 1924, by which time Sarton's name had been Americanized to Eleanor May.
Extent
1.83 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes).
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Denison Library.
Availability
Collection open for research.