The James Merrill Digital Archive: Materials for The Book of Ephraim

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These pages show the reconstructed composition history of Merrill’s work. For a view of the documents as they are physically archived in Special Collections, see The Merrill Archive. More content is forthcoming.

Draft 1: 5402-237 and 5398-121


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Two pages of drafts separated into two folders, but presumed to be connected because the paper color and quality are identical. Presumed to be drafted soon after prose draft because of similarity of language, especially in the opening lines.

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398; Box 175, Folder 5402

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts, Series V-12 notes

Format
draft; letter-size sheets, recto only; typed; holograph corrections and notes in pencil, pink marker, purple marker; notes and doodle in blank space after the end of typed text
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 2: 5398-155 and 5398-127


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
First instance among A drafts in which the alphabetical organization is attempted by the addition of "All right" in the first line; not yet changed to the "Admittedly" opening of later drafts.

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
draft; letter-size sheets, recto only; typed; holograph corrections and other handwriting in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 3: 5400-041 and 5400-043


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Photocopy of missing draft, same as A draft in 5406, images 149 and 151. Sequenced based on opening, which shows first instance of "Admit it," which is to become "Admittedly" in later drafts

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5400

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
draft; letter-size sheets, recto and blank verso; photocopied; holograph corrections and other handwriting in blue marker, some photocopied corrections
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 4: 5406-149 and 5406-151


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Photocopy of missing draft, same as A draft in 5400, images 041 and 043. Sequenced as coming after 5400 draft because of the holograph revisions for the opening line showing the first instance of the wording "Admittedly"

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5406

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 notes

Format
draft; letter-size sheets, recto and blank verso; photocopied; holograph corrections and notes in pencil, brown marker, purple marker, with some photocopied corrections; first letter of stanza handwritten in larger size with purple marker to indicate ornamental first capital letter
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 5: 5395-001 and 5395-003


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Corrections suggest this was likely produced before two manucripts in folders 5393 and 5394, also before draft in 5396. Holograph revisions show first instance of the "I err" working in the first line that is retained into later drafts

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5395

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
manuscript; letter-size sheets, recto only; typed; first letter of stanza handwritten with black felt-tip pen indicating ornamental first capital letter; handwriting in pencil, red pencil, blue marker
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 6: 5402-085 and 5399-003


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Two pages of draft separated into two folders, but presumed to be connected because the text, handwritten decorative initial letter, and other textual characteristics are identical. Photocopy of 5395 made after decorative initial letter was written in, but before all other holograph corrections; holograph corrections added later, often the same corrections as on 5395

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5399; Box 175, Folder 5402

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts, Series V-12 notes

Format
draft; letter-size sheets, recto only; typed; holograph corrections and notes in pencil and black pen, decorative initial letter photocopied; some smudges on page
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 7: 5396-003 and 5396-005


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Photocopy of draft in 5395, made after some holograph corrections had been made on 5395, more holograph corrections and notes added after photocopy. Corrections suggest this was likely produced before two manucripts in folders 5393 and 5394.5

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5396

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
manuscript; letter-size sheets, recto and blank verso; photocopy of manuscript in Folder 5395; holograph corrections and notes made in pencil and black felt-tip pen, corrections in top margin are largely illegible and may have been erased
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 8: 5393-003 and 5393-005


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Typescript reflects holograph corrections made in 5395 draft and related photocopies

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5393

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 typescripts/manuscripts

Format
manuscript; letter-size sheets, recto and verso; holograph (page) number in the upper lefthand corner of recto; brown liquid damage, possible wine stains, on top left corner of all pages; typed; first letter of stanza omitted to leave room for ornamental first capital letter; one holograph correction typed on a small section of a leaf then taped over corrected areas of typescript
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 9: 5394.1-005 and 5394.1-007


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Photocopy of manuscript in folder 5393; copy made before liquid damage to 5393

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5394

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 typescripts/manuscripts

Format
manuscript; letter-size sheets, recto only; three-hole punched on left margin; holograph (page) number in the upper lefthand corner of recto; photocopied from typed and annotated pages; first letter of stanza handwritten in larger size with red marker to indicate ornamental first capital letter; no additional corrections
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 10: 5394.2-005 and 5394.2-007 (June 12, 1975)


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Photocopy of manuscript in folder 5393; copy made before liquid damage to 5393

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5394.2

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 typescripts/manuscripts

Format
manuscript; letter-size sheets, recto and some verso; three-hole punched on left margin; holograph (page) number in the upper lefthand corner of recto; photocopied from typed and annotated pages; first letter of stanza handwritten in larger size with red marker to indicate ornamental first capital letter; some holograph corrections in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 11: 5397-059 and 5397-061


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Like 5394, photocopy of typed manuscript in folder 5393; copy made before liquid damage to 5393; probably made around the same time as 5394 (June 1975), though it looks like it was done on a different copier

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5397

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
manuscript; letter-size sheets, recto and blank verso; photocopied from typed manuscript; handwritten corrections and annotations in pencil; first letter of stanza handwritten in larger size with red marker to indicate ornamental first capital letter
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Draft 12: 5389-032 (galley proofs) (24 November 1975)


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Considered final extant draft in collection because it is a galley proof; also, timestamp on first page of proofs very close to book publication date

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5389

Date
Date stamp of 24 NOV 1975 on first sheet of proofs

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 galley proofs

Format
Galley proofs; recto only; three pages per sheet; holograph corrections in pencil, blue pencil, and green pen, including standard proofreading marks
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Fragment 1: 5398-119 (prose) (26 November 1972) (possibly earliest version we have)


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Most likely earliest extant version in collection, based on timestamp and the fact that it is the only prose version

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398

Date
Prose version dated 26 November 1972

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
Draft; letter-size sheets, recto only; typed; holograph corrections and other handwriting in pencil, red pencil, and pink felt-tip pen
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Fragment 2: 5406-019 (partial) (between Draft 2 and Draft 3)


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Partial draft of section A (missing first page); sequenced based on evolution of language (mid-way between 5398-126 and 5400-043)

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5406

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 notes

Format
partial draft; letter-size sheets, recto only; typed; one holograph correction in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Fragment 3: 5405-037 (partial) (between Draft 4 and Draft 5)


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Partial draft of section A (missing first page). Sequenced as coming between 5406-149 and 5395-002 because of evolution of language, for instance the change from "Since Time" to "Time"

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5405

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 notes

Format
draft; letter-size sheet, recto only; typed; holograph corrections and other handwriting in pencil and black pen
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Notes 1: 5398-122


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis, but see timestamp"

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398

Date
Date stamp of 17.i.74

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
fragments; letter-size sheets, recto and verso; text runs both horizontally and vertically; hand-written in pencil, with holograph revisions in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Notes 2: 5398-123


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis, but see timestamp

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398

Date
Date stamp of 20.i.74

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
fragments; letter-size sheets, recto and verso; hand-written in pencil, with holograph revisions in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Notes 3: 5398-124


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis, but see timestamp

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
fragments; letter-size sheets, recto and verso; hand-written in pencil, with holograph revisions in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Notes 4: 5398-125


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
fragments; letter-size sheets, recto and verso; text runs both horizontally and vertically; hand-written in pencil, with holograph revisions in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Type
Manuscripts

Notes 5: 5398-126


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 174, Folder 5398

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 drafts

Format
fragments; letter-size sheets, recto and verso; hand-written in pencil, with holograph revisions in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Notes 6: 5402-238


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 175, Folder 5402

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 notes

Format
fragments; letter-size sheets, recto and verso; hand-written in pencil, with holograph revisions in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Notes 7: 5405-051


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 175, Folder 5405

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 notes

Format
fragments; cardstock (verso side of poetry series advertisement); hand-written in purple felt-pen, black felt-pen, and pencil, with holograph revisions in all three mediums
600ppi.

Language
English

Notes 8: 5406-120


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 175, Folder 5406

Date
undated

Rights
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Relation
Series V-12 notes

Format
fragments; letter-size sheets, recto; text runs horizontally; hand-written in pencil, with holograph revisions in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English

Notes 9: 5406-142


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Title
Divine Comedies - The Book of Ephraim - A

Subject
Merrill, James, 1926-1995--Divine Comedies
Merrill, James, 1926-1995—The Book of Ephraim

Description
Hand-written fragments--impossible to sequence without further textual analysis

Creator
Merrill, James

Source
James Merrill Papers (MSS083) Box 175, Folder 5406

Date
undated

Rights
Anyone who wishes to use any item from this digital exhibit, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in Washington University Libraries Special Collections Manuscript Publication Rules) should first apply for permission utilizing The Wylie Agency Permissions Web page. Requester must also submit a completed and signed Request to Quote from or Otherwise Publish the James Merrill Papers form to the Washington University Department of Special Collections.  Any publication beyond the provisions of the fair use doctrine is restricted to those who have obtained permission of The Literary Estate of James Merrill at Washington University.

Relation
Series V-12 notes

Format
fragments; letter-size sheet, recto; text runs horizontally; hand-written in pencil
600ppi.

Language
English