Skip to main content

Kathleen Raine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 98-1

Scope and Contents

Books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, and correspondence. This collection pertains to the life and work of poet, Kathleen Raine. There are books and pamphlets by Kathleen Raine, daing 1935-1990, and books by other authors with introductory material by Raine, dating 1932-1981. There are works edited or translated by Raine, which date 1945-1968, the originals of which are in French or Spanish. The secondary and miscellaneous works in the collection date 1967-1970, and are either books about Raine or books that she felt were significant to her writing. The books in this collection can be found in the library's online catalog. The periodicals date 1935-1990, and contain contributions by Raine, including off-prints. The manuscripts include "Yeat's Holy City of Byzantium," dating 1994, and an accompanying letter.

The correspondence in the collection dates from 1965-1998, with some material undated, and is mostly between George Harper and Raine, or Harper and others but relating to Raine. Some items contain notes, corrections, and additions to Raine's hand, and are related to the George Harper's and Kathleen Raine's friendship, and various other projects. Subjects covered by the collection include: poetry and poetry analysis and criticism, the fine arts, India, Tokyo, Japanese poems, Frances Horovitz, the fairy-faith in Celtic countries, W. B. Yeats, Dorothy Wellesley, plays, and existentialism.


  • Created: 1932-1998
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/13/1997

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright owned by Florida State University. All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


3.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition

Donated by George M. Harper

Kathleen Raine collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US