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Amherst College Assyrian Reliefs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 002-004-003
Abstract In a letter of 1856, Amherst President Edward Hitchcock noted that the recently-purchased “sculpted slabs” from ancient Nineveh, then on view in the College’s library, were attracting “more attention than any other specimens in our collection.” Acquired for $250 with the assistance of the Reverend Henry Lobdell (AC 1849) a missionary stationed in Mosul, the group of ancient Assyrian reliefs included this depiction of a winged mythological creature shown in the ritual act of pollinating the...
Dates: 1855 - 1946

Richard P. Wilbur (AC 1942) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00164
Abstract

Worksheets, notes, typescripts, and galley proofs for published poems (sometimes together with associated correspondence), poetry translations and prose pieces by Richard Wilbur.

Dates: circa 1945-2005

Rolfe Humphries (AC 1915) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00093
Abstract The collection consists chiefly of incoming and outgoing correspondence, manuscript drafts, typescripts and galley proofs documenting the career of Rolfe Humphries as a poet, translator, teacher, editor, and reviewer. Correspondents include Louise Bogan, David Ferry, Richard Gillman, Donald Hall, Ezra Pound, Theodore Roethke, and E. Merrill Root. Poetry manuscripts include material that was unpublished or appeared later in substantially different form. Also included are reviews of Humphries'...
Dates: 1896-1992; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1969