26 June 2017

These Ghostly Archives Published in the USA

Surprise!  Well, it was to us. For ages the listing on Amazon.com said that my book co-written with Gail Crowther, These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath (Fonthill) was to be published on 3 October. I was checking something else on Amazon yesterday and discovered that the book was actually released on either 5 June or 19 June (it's unclear). But, be that as it may, what matter is that the book is being issued in the US now directly from Amazon and possibly other booksellers.

You can also find it on Book Depository.

These Ghostly Archives would  make Great 4th of July presents.

All links accessed 26 June 2017.

20 June 2017

Lameyer mss (Lilly Library): Dates and locations of Sylvia Plath slides and photographs

Back in the infancy of this blog, I posted on the Gordon Ames Lameyer mss at the Lilly Library, Indiana University at Bloomington. Since that time in June 2007, I have made several trips back to the Lilly to re-work with the materials. Each archival visit brings a different focus, a different level of importance, and a different and changing meaning and understanding of the materials contained in each library, box, and folder. In March of 2015, I spent four days at the Lilly doing intense research on for the Letters of Sylvia Plath. As is usually, I called for the Lameyer mss to look at the original letters, and as well to look again at the amazingly vibrant slides and photographs held in the collection.

That got me started thinking about the possibility of dating them, to better understand some of the times that Plath spent with Lameyer in various locations in Massachusetts, as well as Paris, Venice, and Rome. The finding aid indicates that there are 21 slides plus additional twenty printed photographs. Some of the printed photographs are from the slides, so the actual number of images is fewer than the 41 indicated by the finding aid. I have, to the best of my ability, been able to date each photograph using a variety of sources but mostly relying Plath's pocket calendars.

For the longest time, some of the photographs struck me as being odd. Then it hit me that the photographs or the slides were printed in reverse. The result was "Parting Ways with Sylvia Plath", a blog post that appeared in 2013. There are some doubting Thomases out there about this research, but on looking at the original photographs as well as high resolution scans, and conducting a little more research into Plath and Lameyer, I can state unequivocally that many of the photographs were printed or developed in reverse. The evidence being that in one photograph taken at Chatham, Massachusetts, you can see Gordon Lameyer's wristwatch. In the print image it appears on his right hand. However, his widow confirmed in an email my suspicion that, being right handed, Lameyer wore his watch on his left hand. The same is true of a photograph of Plath where you can see her wrist watch: in the printed image it appears on her right hand but she, in fact, wore her watch on her left hand as well.

The slides and photographs in the Lameyer mss have been scanned by the ace digitization guru's at the Lilly Library. Their name scheme is lameyer_00001, lameyer_00002, and so on up to lameyer_00032 (at the present time). Using this naming scheme, I have added a brief description of the slide and/or photograph, as well as a circa or precise date and location in the list below and what format the 'thing' is in: slide only, printed photograph only, or slide and printed photograph.

The 21 slides are represented by the numbers lameyer_00001-lameyer_00021. There are eleven additional scans of photographs represented by the numbers lameyer_00022-lameyer_00032. One of the photographs (lameyer_00022) has it's recto and verso scanned (lameyer_00023). There are 10 photographs printed from the slides as well which rounds out the collection.

The remaining images are listed in a separate list afterwards. Unless otherwise stated, photographs are in color.

lameyer_00001:
Sylvia Plath in white bathing suit on the beach,
circa 24 July 1954, Chatham, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00002:
Sylvia Plath and Gordon Lameyer on the beach,
circa 24 July 1954, Chatham, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00003:
Sylvia Plath in white bathing suit standing with ocean in background,
circa 24 July 1954, Chatham, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00004:
Sylvia Plath in white bathing suit laying on her left side on beach,
circa 24 July 1954, Chatham, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00005:
Sylvia Plath in white bathing suit on beach with left hand on beach towel,
circa 24 July 1954, Chatham, Massachusetts.
Slide only

lameyer_00006:
Gordon Lameyer and Sylvia Plath on the beach, SP looking at GL,
circa 24 July 1954, Chatham, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00007:
Sylvia Plath in red vest and white shirt with back against a tree,
probably Fall 1954, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Slide only

lameyer_00008:
Sylvia Plath in red vest and white shirt, left arm extended, with President's House, Smith College in background,
probably Fall 1954, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Slide only

lameyer_00009:
Sylvia Plath seated reading holding a dandelion puff with birch trees behind her,
29 August 1954, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Slide only

lameyer_00010:
Sylvia Plath in profile, seated, holding a dandelion puff,
29 August 1954, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00011:
Sylvia Plath on the beach in white bathing suit with blue detailing looking out to sea holding three chocolate chip cookies,
circa 19-23 June 1955, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Slide only

lameyer_00012:
Sylvia Plath standing on the beach in white bathing suit with blue detailing looking down,
circa 19-23 June 1955, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00013:
Gordon Lameyer and Sylvia Plath on the beach, SP's head against GL's left shoulder,
circa 19-23 June 1955, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00014:
Sylvia Plath on bea
ch in blue patterned bathing suit reading 25 June 1955 issue of The New Yorker,
circa 19-23 June 1955, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Slide only

lameyer_00015:
Sylvia Plath in blue patterned bathing suit lying on beach towel,
circa 19-23 June 1955, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Slide and printed photograph

lameyer_00016:
Sylvia Plath walking in front of Notre Dame Cathedral,
5 April 1956, Paris, France.
Slide only

lameyer_00017:
Sylvia Plath standing in front of parked cars near entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral,
5 April 1956, Paris, France.
Slide only

lameyer_00018:
Sylvia Plath and Gordon Lameyer on gondola,
8 April 1956, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy.
Slide only

lameyer_00019:
Sylvia Plath on gondola,
8 April 1956, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy.
Slide only

lameyer_00020:
Sylvia Plath atop Torre dell'Orologio,
8 April 1956, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy.
Slide only

lameyer_00021:
Sylvia Plath seated on basin of Fontana Muta, Rampa Caffarelli,
10 April, 1956, Rome, Italy.
Slide only

lameyer_00022:
Sylvia Plath standing next to open passenger side of car,
circa 3 July 1954, Newport, Rhode Island, (black and white).
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00023:
Verso of previous photograph with caption "Sylvia at Newport",
circa 3 July 1954, Newport, Rhode Island.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00024:
Sylvia Plath in red vest and white shirt seated on hillside,
probably Fall 1954, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00025:
Sylvia Plath in blue pattern blouse seated on ground with books,
1 October 1954, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00026:
Sylvia Plath in blue pattern blouse with left arm extended by Paradise Pond waterfall,
1 October 1954, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00027:
Sylvia Plath in white bathing suit with blue detailing lying on beach towel,
circa 19-23 June 1955, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00028:
Sylvia Plath in white bathing suit with blue detailing lying on beach towel, neck slighting shifted to the right,
circa 19-23 June 1955, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00029:
Gordon Lameyer and Sylvia Plath at the beach, SP looking up to GL,
circa 24 July 1954, Chatham, Massachusetts.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00030:
Sylvia Plath lying on rock in white halter,
17 July 1954, Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00031:
Sylvia Plath in white halter with 26 Elmwood Road on the right,
29 August 1954, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Printed photograph only

lameyer_00032:
Sylvia Plath seated on rock with open book,
17 July 1954, Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire.
Printed photograph only

There are additional photographs in the Lameyer mss.
  • Photograph of SP's head pasted onto a letter dated 11 June 1954. This photograph visible in the "Dear Sylvia" manuscript by Lameyer but was no longer present when I received a photocopy of the manuscript. I am unsure where the photograph is.
  • Four black and white photographs taken during Mademoiselle guest editorship, June 1953 (possibly 1 June 1953), affixed to an undated letter, but which dates to circa 20 September 1954:
    • 1) Sylvia Plath in white formal gown (gown held by Smith College);
    • 2) Sylvia Plath seated leaning forward on a chair, with chin resting on right wrist, smiling and looking to the right, holding a rose;
    • 3) Sylvia Plath seated next to a bowl of fruit on love seat, holding a rose; and
    • 4) Sylvia Plath seated, leaning forward on a chair holding a rose, smiling and looking to the left.
  • Sylvia Plath, studio portrait, wearing white collared shirt and sweater, circa 1954-1955 (black and white); and 
  • Sylvia Plath, studio portrait, profile, circa 1955 (black and white).
All links accessed 3 December 2015 and 19 June 2017.

10 June 2017

Sylvia Plath's Smith College Scrapbook

The following is a catalog of the items in Sylvia Plath's Smith College scrapbook held by the Lilly Library in Plath mss II, Oversize 8. As with Plath's high school scrapbook, it is heavily annotated with the memorabilia from her college years. The items here date almost exclusively from the fall of 1951 through early summer 1955, from Plath's sophomore year at Smith College through to her graduation from Smith College and preparation to leave for England on her Fulbright scholarship.

As with the high school scrapbook, the information here was obtained from 16-19 March 2015 on a research visit I made to the Lilly Library. The contents reflect what I saw and photographed at that time. Upon analyzing each page image, it was determined that several of the now loose items were found to be in the wrong folder and/or with the wrong page. So some items will appear in the list below with annotations about where it was photographed and where it should be belong. I used the same descriptors, too: Attachment, Clipping, and Photograph. By my counts, there are, or were, 319 items in the scrapbook: 58 Photographs, 233 Attachments, and 28 Clippings. Also, there are, or were, several missing items. I'm confident about 2 photographs and 1 attachment, and several items as mentioned above were probably/possibly in the wrong folder. There are four blank pages (1, 2, 87, and 88). Excepting the missing photograph of Richard Norton, each of the photographs has a date assigned to it. The dates are as accurate as I have been able to establish from the scrapbook, Plath's diaries, journals, letters, and other sources. Photographs have been described based on a list of photographs provided by the Lilly Library and my own observations.

Page 1
Blank


Page 2
Blank


Page 3
Attachment: "Welcome 1955 to Freshman Day – 1951" program
Clipping: "Football Schedule." New York Herald Tribune


Page 4
Attachment: Invitation to William Frank Buckley's house, 6 October 1951
Photograph: missing; Richard Norton
Attachment: Birthday card from Marcia Brown to SP


Page 5
Attachment: Telegram, Eric Wilson to SP, 9 November 1951
Attachment: "Death of a Cat", electrocardiograph
Photograph: Richard Norton and three other HMS students dissecting a cadaver, Harvard Medical School; circa 1951-1952


Page 6
Attachment: The Yankee Pedlar (menu)
Attachment: Tap Room… The Yankee Pedlar Inn (postcard)


Page 7
Attachment: Publick Room…The Yankee Pedlar Inn (postcard)
Attachment: The Whale Inn, Goshen, Mass. (postcard)
Attachment: The Whale Inn (advertisement)
Attachment: Card: Two Guitars (NYC) "Minimum $2.50"; (belongs on following page)
Attachment: Three matchbook covers: The Whale Inn; Haven House, 15 December 1951; and Yankee Pedler Inn


Page 8
Attachment: Smith College, Christmas Vespers, 14 December 1951, program
Attachment: Hadley Sportsmen's Club, Inc, membership card: "Sylvia Plath – Smith"
Attachment: "Minimum $2.50" card photographed on previous page


Page 9
Attachment: Wellesley College Christmas Dance invitation, 26 December 1951
Attachment: Ticket stub, Don Juan in Hell; Century Theatre, 19 December 1951, C 103
Clipping: Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens from Plymouth Theatre, Boston, Mass.
Attachment: Christmas card from Eric Wilson to SP


Page 10
Attachment: Cornelia Otis Skinner, Paris '90, program, 12 January 1952
Attachment: Cornelia Otis Skinner, Paris '90, program, Academy of Music, 12 January 1950
Attachment: Tavern Room…The Yankee Pedlar Inn (postcard)


Page 11
Attachment: "Smith College Exercises in Commemoration of the 220th anniversary of the birth of Washington", 22 February 1952, program
Attachment: You Axed For It / We Hatched It, program
Attachment: Ticket stub, 22 February 1952, John M. Greene Hall, Balcony Section N Row 2 Seat 21


Page 12
Attachment: Telegram from Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff to SP, 28 February 1952
Photograph: Marcia Brown and Mike Plummer seated at a table playing cards; circa 1952
Attachment: Valentine card with teddy bear from Richard Norton to SP
Photograph: Marcia Brown, studio portrait; circa 1952


Page 13
Attachment: Love Among the Ruins, John M. Greene Hall, 13 March 1952, program
Attachment: missing; probably a ticket stub photographed on following page
Attachment: Five, Student's Building Theatre, Smith College, 19-20 March 1952, program


Page 14
Attachment: Valentine card from Richard Norton to SP; with drawing of a heart inside
Attachment: Boston Opera House, Le Lac Des Cygnes, The Prospect Before Us, Pineapple Poll, 22 March 1952, program
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, Usha Mahajan, and Lyn Bartram; circa 30 April 1953
Attachment: Ticket stub; Music Box Theatre, 29 March 1954
***out of place***
Attachment: Ticket stub; 13 March 1952, John M. Greene Hall, Section D, Row 20, Seat 2; (belongs on previous page)

Page 15
Attachment: Ring Round the Moon (12-15 May 1953), program
Attachment: The Daughter of Jorio (18-21 March 1953), program
Photograph: Barbara Michelson and Charlotte Kennedy with other Smith College students at a tennis court; captioned on verso: "For you, Charlotte ma'am – 'a portrait of the thinker' or: 'Fleas?'"; dated "Sept. '53" on verso


Page 16
Clipping: Ann Michaelson, "Maze of Mermaids Anticipate Gala Carnival, Whirl, 'Evening in Aqua'." Current. 24 April 1952: 1; annotated by SP Clipping: "S. Plath, Mary Pell Earn Poetry Awards." The Sophian. 11 December 1952: 1
Clipping: "Neighborhood News." The Townsman. 21 February 1952: 13
Clipping: "Alpha Announces Recent Elections." Current. 1 May 1952: 1; annotated by SP Clipping: "Neighborhood News." The Townsman. 5 June 1952: 6
Clipping: "[C. Wurtele Leads] Soph. Class Push." Current. 8 May 1952: 1; annotated by SP Attachment: Card, "Haven and Wesley send congratulations to our new secretary of Honor Board!"
Attachment: Card' "Sylvia Plath Haven"; "Congratulations! You have been elected to the Editorial Board of Smith Review. Very best of luck next year. '52"
Attachment: Card, from Jan Salter to SP, 27 May 1952
Attachment: Card, invitation to Push party, 16 May 1952


Page 17
Attachment: Esplanade Concerts, 24th season, program
Attachment: Sheraton Hotels matchbook cover
Attachment: deCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Mass., flyer


Page 18
Attachment: The Belmont Hotel, West Harwich (postcard)
Attachment: The Belmont, lunch menu; annotated by SP
Attachment: The Belmont, general manual for employees; annotated by SP
Attachment: The Belmont, paystub


Page 19
Attachment: Card, The Sou'wester, West Chatham, Mass.
Attachment: Card, The Sail Loft, Chatham, Mass.
Attachment: Paycheck No. 51, dated 31 August 1952, from Cantor family to SP
Attachment: Card from Peggy Cantor to SP
Attachment: Chatham Bars Inn and Cottages, matchbook cover
Clipping: "COLLEGE-AGE GIRL." The Christian Science Monitor. 10 July 1952: 15, advertisement; annotated by SP
Photograph: Sylvia Plath holding one half a beach bag; captioned on verso: "Sylvia Plath Age 20 Nauset Beach, Cape Cod; circa July-August 1952
Attachment: Card, Lighthouse Sea-bar, West Dennis, Cape Cod
Photograph: Joan Cantor holding other half of beach bag, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod; circa July-August 1952


Page 20
Attachment: Cape Cod Music Circus, Fledermaus, 14 August 1953, program; annotated on recto and verso by SP. Verso indicates SP saw The Gypsies Worse High Hats, starring Sylvia Sidney at Cape Playhouse, Dennis, with Art Kramer
Photograph: Sylvia Plath face down on beach towel; circa July-August 1952
Attachment: Coonamessett Inn, Hatchville, Mass., matchbook cover
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Bob Cochrane standing outdoors and holding sails and sailing equipment, captioned on verso: "August 20, 1952, Chatham
Photograph: Bob Cochrane's red convertible MG; circa August 1952


Page 21
Attachment: Monomoy Theatre, French for Love, 27-30 August 1952, program, annotated by SP
Photograph: The Cochrane house, 'Shy Acre', Chatham, Mass.; circa August 1952
Attachment: Monomoy Theatre, French for Love, 27-30 August 1952, card, annotated by SP


Page 22
Attachment: The Old Mill at Brewster, Mass. (postcard): From Joan Cantor to SP, postmarked 21 April 1953
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Joan Cantor at the beach with beach bag; August 1952
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Eddie Cohen's friend in coral convertible car; August 1952
Photograph: Sue and Bill Cantor at the beach; captioned on verso by SP; August 1952
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Joan Cantor sitting in back of a car; captioned on recto"Me and Joanie Aug 1952"; captioned on verso: "Joanie Cantor & me August 1952
Attachment: The oldest Water Mill on the American Continent Cape Cod, Mass. (postcard); from Jim McNeely to SP, postmarked 10September 1952


Page 23
Photograph: Perry and Richard Norton at the beach; circa summer 1952
Photograph: Perry, David, and Richard Norton posing outdoors; annotated on verso by Richard Norton; circa fall 1951
Attachment: Smith College calendar 1952-1953
Clipping: "Four Local Girls Win Smith Honors." The Townsman. 9 October 1952: 4
Attachment: Letter from Mary Mensel to SP, 2 October 1952, First Group Scholars award


Page 24
Attachment: Princeton Athletic News, 1 November 1952, program cover
Attachment: Ticket stub; Brown vs. Princeton, 1 November 1952


Page 25
Attachment: Envelope, postmarked 1 December 1952, Birmingham, England
Attachment: Christmas card of a snow covered barn and farm from John Hodges to SP
Attachment: Christmas card of two people enjoying drinks from Marcia Watrous to SP
Attachment: Envelope, postmarked 8 December 1952, Paris, France
Attachment: Christmas card from Marianne Glasel to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from Cantor's to SP


Page 26
Attachment: Christmas card of St. Patrick's Cathedral, NY from Mark von Slossman to SP; probably from December 1953
Attachment: Christmas card from Attila Kassay to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from Sally Rosenthal to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from Jim McNeely to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from Merian Lovelace to SP


Page 27
Attachment: Bell, Book and Candle, The Playgoer, Court Square Theatre, Springfield, Mass. 19-21 January 1953, program
Attachment: Ticket stubs, Bell, Book and Candle; Court Square Theatre, Springfield, Mass. 20 January 1953
Attachment: Card, from Joan Throckmorton to SP
Attachment: Card, 11 February 1953, regarding Electoral Board
Attachment: Mademoiselle Christmas card booklet


Page 28
Attachment: Letter from Ray Wunderlich to SP, late April 1953
Attachment: 1953 Spring Season New York City Opera Company, program, annotated by SP
Attachment: Gloucester House, New York, matchbook cover


Page 29
Attachment: Carmen, program
Attachment: Symposium of Art and Morals, John M. Greene Hall, 23-24 April 1953, program
Attachment: Ray Wunderlich's "Agenda et al"; annotated by SP


Page 30
Attachment: Napkin of a red and black rooster
Attachment: Playbill for National Theatre, Camino Real
Attachment: National Theatre, Camino Real, program
Clipping: Camino Real show times, probably from The New York Times


Page 31
Attachment: Gloucester House, 59 West 51st Street, NYC (postcard)
Clipping: "Bizarre Make-up." Probably from The New York Times, regarding Camino Real
Clipping: "Winners of Seasonal Acting Prizes." The New York Times. 13 May 1953: 33; annotated by SP
Attachment: Hotel Delmonico, Park Avenue at 59th Street, napkin
Attachment: Envelope, Ray Wunderlich to SP, postmarked, 30 April 1953, NYC; probably goes with his letter on page 28


Page 32
Attachment: "Gala Prom Sets Weekend Pace…" Yale News. 7 March 1953: 1 (whole paper)
Attachment: Gentlemen's Drinking Fray, Silliman/Dwight, Yale, 9 May 1953, invitation


Page 33
Attachment: Yale Junior Prom, invitation, 6 March 1953
Photograph: Mike Lotz in Davenport? Tigers uniform, standing atop dugout steps; dated on verso "Sept. 7, 1952"
Attachment: Yale Junior Prom, 1953, program
Attachment: College Weekend, Silliman/Dwight (Yale), 8-10 May 1953, program
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Mike Lotz, Yale Junior Prom, New Haven; 6 March 1953


Page 34
Attachment: Blue Yale banner
Photograph: Sylvia Plath standing by Mike Lotz's car; circa February-March 1953
Photograph: Mike Lotz's car, New Haven; circa February-March 1953
Photograph: View from atop mountain; circa March-April 1953
Attachment: Letter from Mike Lotz to SP (postcard), postmarked 9 February 1953


Page 35
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Perry Norton, New Haven; captioned on verso; "for Syl"; circa 6-8 March 1953
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, Myron Lotz, Shirley Baldwin, and a couple; New Haven; captioned on verso: "for Syl"; circa 6-8 March 1953
Attachment: Cartoon by Tom Chase from The Yale Record, March 1953; annotated by Lotz Attachment: Postcard from Myron Lotz to SP, postmarked 17 February 1953
Attachment: SP has added Yale Junior Prom, 1953, matchbook case to above postcard


Page 36
Attachment: 1953 Guest Editors - Placement; annotated "Syl Plath"
Photograph: Sylvia Plath wearing a dress and sitting outdoors, Wellesley; circa spring 1953
Attachment: Letter from Marybeth Little to SP, 27 May 1953, on yellow Street & Smith Publications Inter Office Memorandum paper
Attachment: Card, from Ilo Pill to SP
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Bowen, Cambridge, Mass., 26 May 1953; Missing


Page 37
Photograph: Sylvia Plath posing in star formation with the other Mademoiselle Guest Editors, taken on 3 June 1953
Attachment: Envelope, Mademoiselle to SP, Air Mail, Special Delivery
Attachment: Barbizon bill, Sylvia Plath, Room 1511
Attachment: Mademoiselle paycheck


Page 38
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, Anne Shawber, and two men with drinks at St. Regis Roof, NYC, 10 June 1953
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and man at St. Regis Roof, NYC, 10 June 1953
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and two men at St. Regis Roof, NYC, 10 June 1953
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and man at St. Regis Roof, NYC, 10 June 1953


Page 39
Clipping: "Memo continued." Mademoiselle. August 1953: 54; showing photograph of Anne Shawber, Sylvia Plath, and two men at St. Regis Roof, NYC; annotated by SP


Page 40
Attachment: Telegram, from Marybeth Little to SP, dated 27 May 1953
Attachment: Mademoiselle paycheck, 22 April 1953, third college board assignment
Attachment: Mademoiselle paycheck, 18 May 1953, Guest Editors travel costs


Page 41
Attachment: Letter from William A. Bodden to SP, dated 22 May 1953, regarding Ethel Colin Corbin Prize
Attachment: Letter from William A. Bodden to SP, dated 22 May 1953, regarding Elizabeth Babcock Poetry Prize
Attachment: Paycheck, dated 20 May 1953, Ethel Colin Corbin 1952-1953 prize
Attachment: Paycheck, dated 20 May 1953, Elizabeth Babcock (poetry) 1952-1953 prize


Page 42
Attachment: Christmas card from McLean Hospital with program for Holiday Greetings
Attachment: Christmas card from Seventeen magazine's It's All Yours section to SP, signed by Natalie Gittelson, Ingrid Loewenstein, and Marie McPartland
Attachment: Christmas card from Cyrilly Abels to SP
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, Warren Plath, and Aurelia Plath at 26 Elmwood Road, Wellesley, Mass., Christmas 1953
Photograph: Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Joan Cantor playing Scrabble, with an unidentified male, possibly Perry Norton, at 26 Elmwood Road, Wellesley, Mass., Christmas 1953


Page 43
Attachment: Invitation to meet I.A. Richards at home of Benjamin Wright, 3 March 1954
Attachment: Smith College Religious Association, "Search for Meaning", Sage Hall, 2-4 February 1954, program
Attachment: Green Mansions and Wiving in the Wilderness, Smith College Theatre, 9-12 February 1954, program
Attachment: Card from Alexa R Wright to SP
Attachment: Ticket stub, Green Mansions, 10 February 1954, Floor, Row M, Seat 5


Page 44
Attachment: Smith College, Exercises in Commemoration of the Two Hundred and Twenty-Second Anniversary of the Birth of Washing, program
Attachment: Rally Day, program


Page 45
Attachment: Invitation from Alexa and Benjamin Wright to Phi Beta Kappa tea, 18 March 1953
Attachment: Telegram, from Helen Randall to Aurelia Plath, 30 September 1953, regarding SP's election to Phi Beta Kappa
Attachment: Phi Beta Kappa Name card
Attachment: Phi Beta Kappa Society dinner invitation, 22 April 1954


Page 46
Attachment: American Airlines ticket, Flight 301, dated 28 March 1954
Photograph: United airplane at Boston Logan airport, 28 March 1954
Attachment: Airplane ticket holder
Attachment: Lord & Taylor matchbook cover showing a pink cabbage rose
Photograph: Sylvia Plath with Pill family members; circa 28-30 March 1954
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Ilo Pill's mother; circa 28-30 March 1954


Page 47
Attachment: Telegram from Cyrilly Abels to SP, 29 March 1954
Attachment: Asti Restaurant, 13 East 12th Street, (postcard); annotated by SP on verso
Attachment: 2 Asti Restaurant matchbook covers
Attachment: Ticket stub, Maltese Falcon and Shadow of a Doubt, Greenwich Village Theatre
Attachment: Envelope from Atherton "Bish" Sinclair Burlingham, postmarked 3 April 1954
Attachment: International House, 500 Riverside Drive, matchbook cover


Page 48
Attachment: Picnic, Playbill for the Music Box Theatre, annotated by SP
Attachment: Picnic, Page from Playbill
Attachment: Ticket stub, Picnic; Music Box Theatre, 29 March 1954, Balcony, Row F, Seat 15
Attachment: Missing


Page 49
Attachment: David Holleman, Behn-Moore Gallery, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass., exhibit card, 22 March – 11 April 1954
Attachment: The Confidential Clerk, Morosco Theatre, Page from Playbill


Page 50
Attachment: The Scarecrow, program
Attachment: Andres Segovia, program; inside drawing of Segovia by SP
Attachment: Card signed "Congratulations Syl the Lawrenceites


Page 51
Attachment: Telegram from Dick Wertz to Nancy Hunter, 17 April 1954, regarding Richard Sassoon wanting to meet SP
Attachment: Telegram from Attila (Richard Sassoon) to SP, 23 April 1954


Page 52
Attachment: Playbill for The Sea Gull, The Phoenix Theatre, NYC
Attachment: Ticket stubs, The Sea Gull; The Phoenix Theatre, 8 May 1954; orchestra, Row P, Seats 21, 23


Page 53
Attachment: Steuben Tavern menu, 163 West 47th Street. Times Square, NYC; annotated by SP


Page 54
Attachment: Tandem Time, Amherst College Spring Prom, 14 May 1954, program
Attachment: The Meadows, Framingham, Mass., matchbook cover


Page 55
Attachment: Letter from William A. Bodden to SP, dated 20 May 1954, regarding Ethel Olin Corbin Prize
Attachment: Paycheck for Ethel Olin Corbin Prize, 1953-54
Clipping: "Flowers for the Lady." Springfield Sunday Republican. 24 May 1954: 3; depicting Sylvia Plath and "escort"


Page 56
Attachment: Letter from James T. McFate to SP, 5 May 1954, regarding reservation at The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, for 14-15 June 1954; SP shared a room with Jean Macmillan
Attachment: Napkin from Club Zara, 475 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass., showing a woman dancing


Page 57
Attachment: Letter from Alan K. "Scotty" Campbell to SP, 1 June 1954, informing SP that she was awarded full scholarship to summer school
Clipping: "Harvard Summer Scholarships Won by Six in Massachusetts." The Boston Globe. 1 July 1954: 26; SP's forename spelled "Silvia"
Attachment: Invitation to cocktails from Mademoiselle and Betsy Talbot Blackwell, 24 June 1954, to meet the Mademoiselle 1954 Guest Editors


Page 58
Photograph: Gordon Lameyer in uniform at sea; circa 1954
Attachment: Hansel and Gretel, Pine Manor Junior College, program, 5 June 1954; annotated by SP
Clipping: "Familiar View." The Boston Globe. 9 May 1954: B13; showing a pencil drawing of the Boston Public Library by Paul Lameyer
Attachment: The Mile Post, Newport, R.I., sugar packet wrapper


Page 59
Attachment: Joseph's, 279 Dartmouth Street, Boston, menu


Page 60
Attachment: Boston Arts Festival, 6-20 June 1954, program
Attachment: Card, The Breakers, Newport, R.I., card; ***Probably goes where missing attachment is on page 62 based on tape lines***
Photograph: Philip McCurdy; circa 1954
Clipping: from Boston Arts Festival program, Robert Frost, 13 June 1954
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, with suitcase, standing in front of 26 Elmwood Road, Wellesley; circa 14 June 1954
Attachment: Joseph's Restaurant, 279 Dartmouth Street, matchbook cover


Page 61
Attachment: Hanover Inn, Dartmouth, N.H., bill
Photograph: Marcia Brown and Mike Plummer cutting wedding cake; 15 June 1954
Attachment: The Hanover Inn, matchbook cover
Clipping: "Neighborhood News." The Townsman. 17 June 1954: 16; affixed to following attachment
Attachment: The Hanover Inn (postcard), annotated by SP
Attachment: Wedding invitation, Marcia Brown and Mike Plumer, 15 June 1954
Attachment: Thank you card from Mrs. Davenport Plumer, 3rd (Marcia Brown) to SP


Page 62
Attachment: Letter from Ira Scott to SP, (postcard), postmarked Grand Lake, Colorado, 7 September 1954
Attachment: Chanel box
Attachment: missing; ***probably The Breakers card photographed on page 60 based on tape lines
Attachment: Duxbury Beach Park pass; annotated by SP
Attachment: Sachuest Beach Parking Tag 1954


Page 63
Clipping: "More Girls Than Ever at Harvard Summer School." The Boston Globe. 27 July 1954: 15
Attachment: Invitation to Scholarship student tea at Fogg Museum Garden, 3 August 1954
Attachment: Sub-let lease agreement signed by Sylvia Plath, 28 May 1954; co-signed by David H. Neiditz and Joseph A. Norah(?)
Attachment: OHP (Olive Higgins Prouty) matchbook case


Page 64
Photograph: Sylvia Plath at Nauset Beach, on knees in the sand; circa 24 July 1954
Photograph: Sylvia Plath at Nauset Beach, lying down; circa 24 July 1954
Photograph: Sylvia Plath at Nauset Beach, by the water; circa 24 July 1954
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Warren Plath at the beach as children; circa 1938
Attachment: Harvard University Library card; ***might not belong on this page***

Page 65
Attachment: 18th Annual Pilgrimage to Old and Interesting Houses in Chatham on Cape Cod; 26 July 1954; annotated by SP
Photograph: Gordon Lameyer atop Mt Monadnock; 17 July 1954
Photograph: Gordon Lameyer, head and chest, Nauset Beach; circa 24 July 1954
Photograph: Gordon Lameyer, sitting on knees, Nauset Beach; circa 24 July 1954
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Gordon Lameyer at Nauset Beach; circa 24 July 1954
Photograph: Gordon Lameyer, left arm over left knee, Nauset Beach; circa 24 July 1954
Photograph: Gordon Lameyer doing a handstand, Nauset Beach; circa 24 July 1954


Page 66
Attachment: Vaughn Monroe's Meadows, menu; annotated by SP


Page 67
Attachment: Letter from Mary Mensel to SP, 15 June 1954, awarding SP $1250 scholarship for 1954-1955 year
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, Studio portrait; circa fall 1954
Attachment: The Smith Alumnae Quarterly, complimentary issue note
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, Gordon Lameyer, and John Stamper, atop Goat's Peak, Mt. Tom, 23 October 1954
Clipping: "Wellesley Naval Officer Takes Specialized Training in Virginia." The Townsman. 16 December 1954: 10


Page 68
Attachment: Ticket stub; The Bad Seed, 46th Street Theatre, 11 December 1954, Orchestra, Row T, Seat 11
Attachment: Robin Hood Ten Acres, Wayland, Mass., matchbook cover, originally photographed on page 17
Attachment: Ticket stub; The Bad Seed, 46th Street Theatre, 11 December 1954, Orchestra, Row T, Seat 13
Attachment: Christmas card from Anne Davidow to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from Olive Higgins Prouty to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from Nancy Hunter to SP


Page 69
Attachment: Christmas card/bookmark from Carol "Cal" Raybin to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from MB Derr to SP
Attachment: Sepp Ruschp Ski School, Stowe, Vermont, rates and program
Attachment: Christmas card from Laurie Totten to SP


Page 70
Photograph: Sylvia Plath, Gordon Lameyer, Warren Plath, and Thelma at Robin Hood's Ten Acres, Wayland, Mass.; circa 18 December 1954
Attachment: Christmas card from the Board of Gargoyle Magazine to SP
Attachment: Christmas card from Mademoiselle to SP


Page 71
Photograph: Sylvia Plath's room, Lawrence House, book case, heater, chair; circa April 1955
Attachment: Smith College Exercises in Commemoration of the Two Hundred and Twenty-Third Anniversary of the Birth of Washington, program
Attachment: Ticket stub, 22 February 1955, John M. Greene Hall, Section C, Row 23, and Seat 10
Photograph: Sylvia Plath's desk, Lawrence House showing Smith-Corona Silent typewriter, books, etc.; circa April 1955
Photograph: Sylvia Plath's room, Lawrence House, showing bookcase, side table, artwork/clippings on wall; circa April 1955


Page 72
Attachment: Othello, Amherst College, program
Attachment: The Hampshire Bookshop, invitation, 17 March 1955
Attachment: Ticket stub, Othello; Kirby Memorial Theatre, Amherst, Mass.
Attachment: Twelfth Night, program


Page 73
Attachment: Rahar's Inn, menu, annotated by SP
Attachment: Letter from Peter Davison to SP, 17 March 1955


Page 74
Attachment: Cut page of Le Gourmet restaurant menu, 49 West 55th Street, NYC
Attachment: Calhoun College, Yale, graduation invitation, 13-15 May 1955; annotated by Richard Sassoon
Attachment: Hotel Garde, opposite Railroad Station on US Route 1, New Haven, Conn., matchbook cover
Attachment: Three Crowns Restaurant, 12 East 54th Street, NYC, matchbook cover
Attachment: Three Crowns Restaurant, 12 East 54th Street, NYC (postcard)


Page 75
Attachment: Le Gourmet Restaurant menu, 49 West 55th Street, NYC; annotated by SP


Page 76
Clipping: "Moments of Crisis." The New York Times, cartoon depicting The Bad Seed
Clipping: "The Bad Seed." The New York Times, advertisement
Attachment: The Saint of Bleecker Street, Playbill
Attachment: Ticket stub, La Ronde, The Rockettes, Love Me or Leave Me, and Bolero; Radio City Music Hall, 28 May 1955
Attachment: Ticket stubs, The Saint of Bleecker Street; Broadway Theatre, 26 March 1955, Balcony Row N Seat 2 and Seat ?


Page 77
Attachment: Tea and Sympathy, Playbill cover, 25 May 1955
Attachment: Ticket stubs, The Desperate Hours; Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 27 May 1955, Mezzanine, Row B, Seats 107, 108
Attachment: The Desperate Hours, Playbill cover


Page 78
Clipping: Mary Handy. "'... Focus for Creative Work in College': Judges Hear Glasscock Poetry Contestants." The Christian Science Monitor. 18 April 1955: 2


Page 79
Photograph: Sylvia Plath and Marianne Moore at the Glascock Poetry Prize competition, South Hadley, Mass.; circa 16 April 1955
Attachment: Letter from Joyce Horner to SP, 21 April 1955


Page 80
Attachment: Paystub, Ethel Olin Corbin prize
Attachment: Letter from Wallace Klitgaard to SP, 11 May 1955
Attachment: Guest card, Onteora Central School, Boiceville, New York
Clipping: "Wellesley Smith College Club Annual Meeting." The Townsman. 9 June 1955: 6
Attachment: Paystub, Round trip transportation expenses from Northampton to Boiceville


Page 81
Attachment: Letter to SP, regarding Alpha Awared in creative writing
Attachment: Paystub; half of the Marjorie Hope Nicolson prize
Attachment: Paystub; The Clara French Prize, 1945/55


Page 82
Attachment: Letter from James Keller to SP, 26 April 1955, regarding Christopher College Contest
Attachment: Telegram from Jessica Daves to SP, 15 May 1955, regarding Vogue's 20th Prix de Paris


Page 83
Attachment: Award of Merit, presented to SP, Vogue's 20th Prix de Paris


Page 84
Photograph: Sylvia Plath wearing a graduation gown, in a group portrait with the residents of Lawrence House, SP sixth from left in second row; circa spring 1955


Page 85
Attachment: Commencement at Smith College, cover of program
Attachment: Commencement at Smith College, invitation
Clipping: "Mr. Wright Awards Honors Degrees." The Sophian. 6 June 1955: 1, 5. This clipping from page 1
Attachment: Ticket stub; Commencement
Attachment: missing
Attachment: Ticket stub; commencement ticket, in case of rain, John M. Greene Hall, Balcony, Section H, Row 6, seat 10
Clipping: Regarding Smith College prize awards, from "Mr. Wright Awards Honors Degrees", The Sophian, 6 June 1955: 1, 5. This clipping from page 5


Page 86
Clipping: "Sylvia Plath Among Three Given Fulbright Scholarships." Daily Hampshire Gazette. 24 May 1955: 3; annotated by SP
Attachment: Letter from Newnham College to SP (postcard), 30 October 1954; acknowledging receipt of fee for "Special Test papers taken overseas"
Attachment: Envelope from U.S. Educational Commission in the U.K. to SP, postmarked 6 June 1955


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01 June 2017

The Secret Is Out: Sylvia Plath's Hidden Poems

Well...so while I was away on holiday, news broke by Danuta Kean of the Guardian in her article "Unseen Sylvia Plath Poems Deciphered in Carbon Paper" and the report seems to have swept through social media. The story discusses something Gail and I wrote about in our recently published book These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath.

While we discuss the finding of two lost Sylvia Plath poems ("Megrims" and "To A Refractory Santa Claus") in the book, some of the "information" in the articles that followed Danuta's was so misleading that it warrants some comment here.

First of all: the book, on Sylvia Plath and not just The Bell Jar, is already out and can be purchased through Amazon.co.uk and Book Depository (free international shipping). It will officially be published in the United States in October but do not let this deter you from buying it now.

Second of all: the poems are not published in the book, though they are discussed. I do not think they necessarily lend a lot of information into Plath's relationship with Ted Hughes, but that is for each of us to decide.

Third of all: These Ghostly Archives has nothing to do with Kirsten Dunst and Dakota Fanning's adaptation of Plath's The Bell Jar. This is partly the fault of the publisher, Fonthill, as they decided to market our book with a bullet point about the film and this has lead some in the media to confuse the two very separate and unrelated projects. There was an attempt made to have the information about Dunst and Fanning removed from their press release but the request was ignored. As well, I explicitly asked them not to reproduce the photograph of me with the actresses, but this was also ignored.  This level of disrespect of alarming.

Here is some official information and I apologize if this is boring or unnecessary. It just seems kind of warranted.

I first saw the carbon on a research visit to the Lilly Library in January 2010 when I was at the Lilly Library on a Helm Fellowship working on another project (Sylvia Plath's library). I made a mental note of it.

At the end of my first day of research on a subsequent visit on 16 March 2015, I decided to revisit it and it was then that its contents and significance dawned on me. In the interim between 2010 and 2015, I accumulated a wealth of resources and information which included having transcribed all her pocket calendars. The confluence of that work and looking again at the carbon made the discovery possible. In a blog post about the research visit, I spilled the beans saying "I made an exciting discovery" but did not want to, at the time, be too forthcoming.

Zach Downey and Jody Mitchell at the Lilly Library supplied digital images of the carbon for me on 17 March 2015. Upon request, they sent more the following year on 15 February 2016. It was at that time that I finally started working on the carbon in Photoshop and I was astounded at what could be done with the program; what could be revealed and what, also, proved still more elusive and ghostly. I remain confident that someone and someday that more will be deciphered.

Some of the process or methodology, possibly the most important part other than the actual texts of the poems, is discussed in the book so I will not reiterate that here. But it was an eye-straining, painstaking process: at times frustrating and frequently enlightening.

It was really difficult to keep this find from you but it seemed to be an essential micro-story in the larger tales of our archival experiences that Gail and I discuss in the book. At this time, I am sure you all understand, it is not possible to print the poems or really to discuss their contents but am hopeful that one day they will be made available with as much of them provided as is possible.

Here are some the articles that I found that were published on it (a Google search for "To A Refractory Santa Claus" yield about 743 results!). However it must be stated that as of 1 June, only The Guardian and the BBC have actually reached out to Gail and me for interviews so anything else is a derivative and very often misrepresents something.

Chopin, Allison. "Unknown Sylvia Plath poems, lost play by Edith Wharton discovered by scholars." New York Daily News. May 27, 2017.

Donovan, Louise. "Two Unseen Sylvia Plath Poems Have Been Found And We're Very Excited." Elle UK. May 26, 2017.

Ferro, Shaunacy. "New Poetry by Sylvia Plath Discovered in Her Archives." Mental Floss. May 26, 2017.

Kean, Danuta. "Unseen Sylvia Plath Poems Deciphered in Carbon Paper." The Guardian. May 25, 2017.

Oulton, Emma. "Never-Before-Seen Sylvia Plath Poems Have Been Discovered In The Back Of A Notebook." Bustle. May 25, 2017.

Palit, Maya. "Two Unseen Poems of Sylvia Plath have Surfaced and We Just Can't Wait to Read Them." Lady Fingers. May 25, 2017.

Shanahan, Molly. "Two Secret Sylvia Plath Poems Have Been Discovered." Debrief. May 25, 2017.

Sylvia Plath's unpublished poems discovered. Times of India. May 26, 2017.

All links accessed. 29-31 May 2017.

P.S. On my holiday to New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, I took my copy of These Ghostly Archives with me and photographed it in various locations.

Atop Rangitoto Island, looking toward Auckland

On the Devil's Staircase, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand

At the Te Puia geyser, Rotorua, New Zealand

At the Sydney Opera House, Australia
And, lastly, editing the Letters of Sylvia Plath by the water...which I think is something of which Plath would approve!

On Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Lake Taupo, New Zealand
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Publications & Acknowledgements

  • BBC Four.A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath. London: BBC Four, 2009. (Acknowledged in)
  • Biography: Sylvia Plath. New York: A & E Television Networks, 2005. (Photographs used)
  • Connell, Elaine. Sylvia Plath: Killing the angel in the house. 2d ed. Hebden Bridge: Pennine Pens, 1998. (Acknowledged in)
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives." Plath Profiles 2. Summer 2009: 183-208.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 3." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 119-138.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012: 11-56.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past." Plath Profiles 6. Summer 2013: 27-62.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017.
  • Death Be Not Proud: The Graves of Poets. New York: Poets.org. (Photographs used)
  • Doel, Irralie, Lena Friesen and Peter K. Steinberg. "An Unacknowledged Publication by Sylvia Plath." Notes & Queries 56:3. September 2009: 428-430.
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
  • Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (Acknowledged in)
  • Holden, Constance. "Sad Poets' Society." Science Magazine. 27 July 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, Motion Picture. Directed by Rachel Talbot. Brookline (Mass.): Jewish Women's Archive, 2007. (Photograph used)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Karen V. Kukil. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. (Acknowledged in)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (eds.). The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1, 1940-1956. London: Faber, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
  • Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'I Should Be Loving This': Sylvia Plath's 'The Perfect Place' and The Bell Jar." Plath Profiles 1. Summer 2008: 253-262.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3 Supplement. Fall 2010: 3-14.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.

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