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Merrill Moore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2505

This collection of Merrill Moore Papers, 1946, contains three items: a February 1, 1946, letter from Moore, an article about his sonnet writing, and a photograph of him.

Dates

  • 1946

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection of Merrill Moore Papers, 1946, contains three items: a February 1, 1946, letter from Moore, an article about his sonnet writing, and a photograph of him.

Biographical/Historical Note

Austin Merrill Moore (1903-1957) was born at Columbia, Tenn., to poet, novelist, and historian John Trotwood Moore. He attained a bachelor's degree in 1924 and a doctorate of medicine in 1928 from Vanderbilt University. As a member of the Fugitive Group with Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and others, he published many poems from 1922 to 1926 in a poetry magazine, The Fugitive, and in Fugitives, An Anthology of Verse in 1928. Over his life, he published more than forty volumes of poetry and wrote between 50,000 and 500,000 sonnets. In 1935 Moore established a private practice in Boston. He also taught neurology at Harvard Medical School and at Boston City Hospital, where he carried out research on alcoholism and drug addiction. During World War II in New Zealand and the South Pacific, Moore volunteered his services to aid soldiers in the U. S. Army.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection is property of the UT Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480