Baccalaureate addresses, Poets, Irish, Baccalaureate addresses, and Poets, Irish
The Collection on Seamus Heaney's UK Visit includes an annotated copy of the commencement address given by Seamus Heaney on May 7, 2006 as well as a program, a publicity poster, and photographs from a reading he gave at Margaret I. King Building on May 5, 2006. Also of note is a photograph of Heaney with Kentucky author and poet Wendell Berry.
Heaney, Seamus, Pearson, Henry, and Heaney, Seamus.
Authors, Irish -- Correspondence, Nobel Prizes, and Postage stamps
ALS from Heaney to Pearson, dated 3rd January 1995 [i.e. 1996]. Heaney thanks Pearson for the print he has sent, comments on the North Carolina exhibition and then recounts his experience in Greece when the Nobel Prize was being announced and his feelings about the presentations in Stockholm. 2p. (recto and verso) letter with hand-addressed envelope.
Accepting an invitation to speak at The Morgan Library in 2006; remarking that he does not yet have a topic but recalling his first trip to The Morgan in 1969, during which he saw an exercise book containing several fair copies of Frost's poems. Continuing the letter after consulting catalogues of The Morgan's holdings, and expressing interest in Wordsworth's manuscripts of "The Old Cumberland Beggar" and "Elegiac Stanzas."
ALS from Heaney to Pearson dated 8. 1 '95 extending belated New Year Wishes and thanking Pearson for prints he has sent. The prints are part of an artistic project where a dialog is formed between the poems and images of the two men. Hand-addressed envelope with W.B. Yeats stamp.
ALS from Heaney to Pearson from Salinas dated 25 July 1995 telling of Heaney's stay in Spain and summer presentations, including the 25th anniversary of the Gallery Press. He thanks Pearson for news of the Chapel Hill exhibition and tells him in confidence that he will receive an honorary degree at UNC-Ch May 12. 3 page letter (2 rectos and one verso) and hand-addressed envelope.
Heaney, Seamus, Pearson, Henry, and Heaney, Seamus.
Authors, Irish -- Correspondence
ALS from Heaney to Pearson dated 12th July 1979 enclosing three working drafts (1 manuscript and two typescript with manuscript corrections) and a final typed copy (signed and dated 11 July 1979) on the unpublished poem "Late Offerings, l.m. Kathleen Cooke." The verso of the second typed draft contains hand-written notes and a four line fragment concerning Elizabeth Bishop. A total of 5 pages recto with one verso. Hand-addressed envelope.
Poets, Irish -- 20th century, English poetry -- Irish authors -- 20th century, Manuscripts, Video recordings, and Poet
The collection consists of materials relating to Seamus Heaney from 1972-2015 including, writings by Heaney, printed materials, photographs and correspondence. The manuscript writings in the collection include multiple drafts of "Fosterage," a two-page typescript on Michael McLaverty (published as an introduction to McLaverty's Collected Stories in 1978), a manuscript of a talk on Wordsworth's Prelude which Heaney wrote for Irish radio around 1974, and settings copies of the poems "Bog Queen," "Punishment," "The Grauballe Man," and "Kinship," with editor's markings and corrections in Heaney's hand. There is also a manuscript of a poem "For Daisy," written on the occasion of Daisy Garnett's christening. Heaney gave the keynote address during Emory University's 2003 commencement and a typescript draft with revisions in his hand is also included in this section. The manuscript writings in the collection include multiple drafts of "Fosterage," a two-page typescript on Michael McLaverty (published as an introduction to McLaverty's Collected Stories in 1978), a manuscript of a talk on Wordsworth's Prelude which Heaney wrote for Irish radio around 1974, and settings copies of the poems "Bog Queen," "Punishment," "The Grauballe Man," and "Kinship," with editor's markings and corrections in Heaney's hand. There is also a manuscript of a poem "For Daisy," written on the occasion of Daisy Garnett's christening. Heaney gave the keynote address during Emory University's 2003 commencement and a typescript draft with revisions in his hand is also included in this section. The collection also includes printed promotional posters, programs, a small group of photographs, and a DVD of an interview with Heaney. The restricted correspondence consists of letters from Seamus Heaney to Sebastian Barker from 1981-1991 and relate to proposed readings, an essay Heaney was writing on Patrick Kavanagh, and Barker's proposal that Heaney serve as President of the Poetry Society. Additional correspondence with Mrs. Parker (1976) and "Robert" (1978) relate to items found in the writing series of this collection and the J. Howard Woolmer correspondence relates to the publication of Stern, a poem in memory of Ted Hughes.
Manuscript and typescript drafts of a poem written on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Harvard College. Includes a draft for a speech at Bates College (f. 35) and a copy of the sonnet "Clearances" (f. 14).
1. Blues of text, with author's autograph notes, dated 10/9/80. -2. Repros of text. - 3. Set of loose gatherings. - 4. Trial binding, with loose set of gatherings marked "Hand folded samples from Bloomsburg Craftsmen." The binding is marked "M.P. & Black B. G22, 10-13-80"--5. Bromides from Bloomsburg Craftsmen, Inc. - 6. Transmittal form from Haddon Craftsmen for four revised blues. - 7. Copy (xerox and typescript) for dustjacket and bibliography, with designer's notations. - 8. Repros and galley proofs for preliminary material, dustjacket, and bibliography. - 9. Trial dustjackets.
1. Trial binding and dustjacket with gatherings marked "Hand-folded samples from Bloomsburg craftsmen" inside. - 2. Mockup of title page through p.4. - 3. Mockup of text. - 4. Complete set of blues, with author's? notes on half-title. - 5. Transmittal form and revised blue pages. - 6. Xerox of page proofs, with author's? notes. - 7. Six sets of trial dustjackets. - 8. Typescript of preliminary pages, with designer's notations. - 9. Xerox pages from earlier ed. of "Death of a Naturalist" (part I of Poems, 1965-1975), with corrections. - 10. Original design work for preliminary pages. - 11. Bromide pages from Bloomsburg Craftsmen, Inc. - 12. Repros for spine of binding. - 13. Miscellaneous repros. - 14. Xerox marked "Deleted poems."--15. Galley proofs for preliminary leaves and pagination.
1. Trial binding and dustjacket labelled "dusted lemon gold, 10/3/79," containing uncut sheets of gatherings A and B. - 2. Trial binding and dustjacket labelled "dusted white gold, 10/3/79," containing cut sheets of first four gatherings. (Gatherings are stamped "Hand folded samples from Bloomsbury craftsmen.") - 3. Transmittal form from Haddon craftsmen to Farrar, Straus, and Giroux for "blues, book, and repros."--4. Repros for the London, Boston ed. of Field work published by Faber and Faber. Repros for the Farrar, Straus, Giroux ed. of Field work, with the Faber and Faber imprint covered by a label. - 5. Blues for the Farrar, Straus, Giroux ed. of Field work. - 6. Original drawing and proof for dustjacket - 7. Three-color trial proofs for dustjacket. - 8. Three "patches" for p. 65-66 of Field work. - 9. Two trial bindings, each labelled "dusted lemon gold, front blind, 10/3/79."
English poetry -- Irish authors -- 20th century and English poetry -- Irish authors
Comprises: (1) An incomplete typescript of Heaney's interview with John Haffenden in January 1979 concerning Heaney's life and poetry with the latter's autograph manuscript revisions; (2) A copy of 'Station Island' (1984) with the author's autograph manuscript revisions to the text, signed and dated 'September 13 1990'.