Guide to the Henry Willis Wells Papers, 1972-


Wells was an educator, museum curator and author. The collection consists of an unpublished Wells' manuscript.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
Henry Willis Wells papers
Wells, Henry W. (Henry Willis), 1895-1978
0.5 Linear Feet, 1 Item
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of Wells' unpublished manuscript, "Edgar Lee Masters: Portrait of a Poet." Part of the Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Edgar Lee Masters: Portrait of a Poet
Box 1

Historical Note

Henry Willis Wells was an educator, museum curator, and author. He was a Columbia University professor where he taught poetry and drama for many years. As Curator of the Brander Matthew Dramatic Museum, he became interested in and wrote on the plays of China, India, and Japan.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Willis Wells Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The provenance of the Henry Willis Wells Papers is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011