The collection consists of 3 typed, signed letters; a postcard; 5 Christmas cards; and a short note from Cummings. (tls to Peter Russell, the rest to Mrs. Ellen Stevenson). One of these letters relates to reprinting one of Cummings' articles. One Xmas card is a reproduction of a painting by E.E. Cummings (stamped on verso "Painting by E.E. Cummings").
The collection consists of corrected page proofs of "The Years as Catches" (in a proof of the cover), which was published by Oyez in 1966. Also included is a typescript of "I Am A Most Fleshly Man", with its page markings and bibliography; a typescript of "Notes On Proofs"; and some font samples.
The collection consists of correspondence with publishers Michael Horovitz (New Departures) and John Martin (Black Sparrow Press); holograph manuscript fragments consisting of "I Suspend My Wait" (1955) and "This Is The Cave Of The Void Of Our Senses" from "Dark Brown"(1961), plus a copy of "Dark Brown" with an enclosed hls to Robert Hawley (1966); and a corrected typescript of an application for a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1967.
The collection consists firstly, of poetry manuscripts and proofs including "Personae", "Lustra", and "Canzoni and Ripostes"; secondly, a prose manuscript of "That Audience, or the Bugaboo of the Public"; and thirdly, of correspondence to Elkin Mathews (publisher), St. John Adcock, Harry and Caresse Crosby (Black Sun Press), Louis Zukofsky, The British Union of Fascists, T. S. Eliot, Montgomery Belgion, Michael Harald, Clifford Gessler, and others.
The collection consists of a typed, signed letter to Alan Marlowe, on behalf of City Light Books. In the letter, Ferlinghetti refers to his trip to New Mexico and the “hippie” situation there. He also requests him to send copies of his books “Huncke's Journal” and “Love Poems From The Middle Latin”, as they are running out of copies. He refers to Timothy Leary's “1000 Prayers” and requests him to send as many as possible.
The collection consists of two poems copied on separate leaves: “Prayer,” a holograph poem “copied especially for Marshall Bean”, signed and dated “New York, March 18, 1966”, and a typescript copy of “Florida Road Workers” with the holograph inscription: “For Mrs. Mark Smith--With my thanks for your very nice note. Sincerely, Langston Hughes, New York, April 28, 1967.”