Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of typescripts and correspondence. The typescripts include poems with the author's manuscript corrections. The correspondence, dating from 1965 to 1994, includes letters from the author to Bernard de Zogheb, Judith Moffett, Howard Moss, William De Witt Snodgrass, and others. Also present is a letter from 1975, from Christopher Isherwood to Judith Moffett, relating to the author. There are letters to Merrill from Chester Kallman, Peter Salus, Lola Szladits, Judith Moffett, and Marianne Moore, dating from 1954 to 1994.
The James Merrill collection of papers are arranged in two series: