Finding aid created by: KM
Date: Aug 1987
|21 Nov 2008||converted to EAD (LDC)|
|21 Jul 2021||bio material and proof sheets added (RMH)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.|
|Title:||Robinson Jeffers Letters|
|Quantity:||4 folders (SC)|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American poet. Outgoing correspondence, photographs, and proof sheets.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an American poet best remembered for his works focusing on the California coast.
Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to William Hamilton, a Presbyterian minister and scholar, and Anne Robinson Jeffers. He attended the University of Western Pennsylvania (presently the University of Pittsburgh) before receiving his A.B. from Occidental College in 1905. Jeffers pursued graduate study at the University of Zurich the following year and received his M.A. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles around 1910. While in Los Angeles, Jeffers met Una Call Kuster, the wife of a prominent Los Angeles attorney. The two fell in love prompting Kuster to divorce her husband. The scandalous affair made the front page of the Los Angeles Times on March 1, 1913. In August 1913, the couple wed and together they had twin children, Donnan Call and Garth Sherwood. Jeffers had a successful poetic career. His works centered on the California coastal region, drawing much inspiration from his home area of Carmel, California. Jeffers died at his home on January 20, 1962.
|1912||Flagons and Apples|
|1924||Tamar and Other Poems|
|1925||Roan Stallion, Tamar and Other Poems|
|1927||The Women at Point Sur|
|1928||Cawdor and Other Poems|
|1929||Dear Judas and Other Poems|
|1931||Descent to the Dead: Poems Written in Ireland and Great Britain|
|1932||Thurso's Landing and Other Poems|
|1933||Give Your Heart to the Hawks, and Other Poems|
|1935||Solstice and Other Poems|
|1937||Such Counsels You Gave to Me and Other Poems|
|1938||The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers|
|1941||Be Angry at the Sun|
|1948||The Double Axe and Other Poems|
|1954||Hungerfield and Other Poems|
|1963||The Beginning and the End and Other Poems|
The Robinson Jeffers Letters contain biographical material, two items of outgoing correspondence, photographs, and proof sheets.
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Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.
American poetry -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Proofs (printed matter)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Robinson Jeffers Letters
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|SC 1||Article - by Robert Ian Scott|
|SC 1||Blodgett, Glenn W. 24 Dec 1929 (1 holograph letter)|
|SC 1||Long, Mr. 09 Mar 1926 (1 holograph letter)|
|SC 1||Transfered from Rare Books|
|SC 1||An Artist 1928 - by Jeffers and John S. Mayfield|
|SC 1||Robinson Jeffers: Tragic Terror 1927 - by Benjamin de Casseres|