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Bates, Esther Willard, 1884-



  • Existence: 1884-

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin Arlington Robinson Collection

Identifier: MSS-7-BC
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, publications, articles, and clippings by and about Edwin Arlington Robinson. The material was compiled by two of Robinson's friends, Esther Willard Bates and Winfield Townley Scott. Bates was a playwright who met Robinson at the MacDowell Colony. Possessing the rare ability to read Robinson's handwriting, she became his typist and the first reader of his manuscripts. Scott, a fellow poet who eventually settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was also a...
Dates: 1897-1965 (bulk 1930-1965)

Esther Willard Bates Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-007
Abstract The collection consists mainly of portraits of E. A. Robinson, his friends, homes, and gravesite.
Dates: 1888-1954