MOORE, MARIANNE. Humility, concentration and gusto [typescript] and related material, 1949
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Marianne Moore: “Humility, Concentration and Gusto,” 1948


Main Entry: 
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.


“Humility, concentration and gusto” [typescript] and related material, [1948].

Physical Description: 

Typescript (9 leaves)
TLS (2 items)

Historical/Biographical Note: 

American poet, born in St. Louis, Missouri. Moore graduated from Bryn Mawr College and from 1911-1915 taught at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Indian School. She moved to New York City in 1918 and worked at the New York Public Library while meeting other poets and contributing to The Dial. Moore was acting editor of The Dial from 1925 to 1929. Her work also appeared in the English magazine The Egoist along with works of other members of the Imagist movement. English poet H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) published Moore’s first book of poems without her knowledge in 1921. Moore went on to publish substantially in prose and verse, and her Complete Poems appeared in 1967. She was recipient of the Bollingen Prize, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Scope and Contents: 
Typescript of the lecture “Humility, concentration and gusto,” delivered to the Grolier Club (a New York bibliophile society) on December 21, 1948 marked with editorial correction of accidentals for publication in the Gazette of the Grolier Club (Vol. 2, 1949). The collection also contains two states of the galley proofs and two one-page TLS from Moore to George Leslie McKay, librarian and curator of the Grolier Club, concerning the publication of her lecture and the cancelled check in payment of her honorarium.

Access points:

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. Correspondence.
Grolier Club.


Typescripts. New York (State). New York. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Poets, American. New York (State). New York. 20th century.

Added Entries
McKay, George Leslie, 1895-1976, correspondent.


Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

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