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Letter to Corinne Sawyer from Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1919

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Letter to Corinne Sawyer from Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1919
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Description

Edna St. Vincent Millay and Corinne Sawyer were classmates and best friends, graduating from Camden High School in 1909.

Millay became a sensation upon reading her poem "Renascence," and she left Camden to attend Vassar. Corinne Sawyer became the librarian at the Camden Public Library and created a large collection of Millay-related material.

In the letter, Millay thanked Corinne for writing to her about a recent review of Millay's work, saying "It has become a sort of fad lately to review my poems." She also mentions the heat of the summer in the city and missing Camden and her old friends, especially Martha Knight.

Millay wrote, "Please remember me to old friends and tell them I shall see them again just as soon as I get rich enough to spend my summers in Camden."

This letter may not be in Sawyer's handwriting as she apparently recopied several letters she received from Millay.

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