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Peter S. Prescott Note

 Collection — Box: VMF 11, Folder: 16
Identifier: MS-VMF-vmf133

Autograph note from Prescott of E.P. Dutton and Co., publisher regarding The Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop. 1 page


  • Creation: undated


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Biographical Information

Peter S. Prescott was an American author and a longtime book critic for Newsweek. Prescott's work extended beyond literary comment to journalistic investigation.  In his 1986 book, Never in Doubt: Critical Essays on American Books, 1972-1985, he differentiated the job of a book critic, which he considered himself, from that of either literary critic or book reviewer. He died in 2004 at the age of 68.

Method of Acquisition

Originally laid in The Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop. PS3503 I785 A17 1968 January 2, 1976

Processing Information

Processed January 1976

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 18: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

Joel Minor
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495