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The Ezra Pound Collection of Marcella Spann Booth

November 2008

Press Release: Collection of Ezra Pound Materials Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

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Ezra Pound and his mother in 1898.
Unidentified photographer.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Ford and John Quinn.
Unidentified photographer.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Ezra Pound in 1955.
Unidentified photographer.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Pound's 1956 letter to Marcella Spann telling her how to get permission to visit him in St. Elizabeth's.
By Ezra Pound, from previously unpublished material, ©2008 by Mary de Rachewiltz and Omar S. Pound.
Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Pound's unpublished 1958 typed poem "Home thoughts d'une americaine." Dated Aug. 25, 1958.
By Ezra Pound, from previously unpublished material, ©2008 by Mary de Rachewiltz and Omar S. Pound.
Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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First page of Pound's letter in the style of cantos to Marcella Spann dated "Thursday the whicheverth."
By Ezra Pound, from previously unpublished material, ©2008 by Mary de Rachewiltz and Omar S. Pound.
Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Second page of Pound's letter in the style of cantos to Marcella Spann dated "Thursday the whicheverth."
By Ezra Pound, from previously unpublished material, ©2008 by Mary de Rachewiltz and Omar S. Pound.
Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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A handwritten fragment of Ezra Pound's "Canto 113," not dated.
By Ezra Pound, from previously unpublished material, ©2008 by Mary de Rachewiltz and Omar S. Pound.
Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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A line of poetry written by Ezra Pound on a scrap of toilet paper, not dated.
By Ezra Pound, from previously unpublished material, ©2008 by Mary de Rachewiltz and Omar S. Pound.
Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Pound's first typed page of manuscript that concerns the "proper function of the female."
By Ezra Pound, from previously unpublished material, ©2008 by Mary de Rachewiltz and Omar S. Pound.
Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Ezra Pound's walking stick.
Photo by Pete Smith.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Ezra Pound's incomplete ivory chess set and board.
Photo by Pete Smith.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.


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Ezra Pound's incomplete ivory chess set and board.
Photo by Pete Smith.
Image courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.

 

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