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The collection contains approximately 9 linear feet of unpublished material as well many first editions and subsequent publications, which are described in the Library catalog. The primary creator is Edwin Arlington Robinson. The collection also contains photographs, writings and printed items created by family members, peers, other individuals and organizations.

Unpublished material: Over 1200 letters by Robinson plus manuscripts, photographs, ephemera

Published material: First appearances, reviews and clippings.

Inclusive dates:  1870s – 1973.


The Robinson Memorial Room is named for Maine's most noted poet, who won the Pulitzer prize for Literature three times in the 1920s. The Room contains all of Robinson's published works, in various editions, as well as books from his personal library.


Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson was born in Head Tide, Maine on 22 December 1869 and died in New York City on 6 April 1935. Click here to read a summary of his life and career.

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