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Literary manuscripts and clippings of Jonathon Cott

Call Number: MS P585


Unbound typed leaves and printed clippings: poems by Jonathan Cott (1942-), who has served as an editor at Rolling Stone and written several books of poetry, essays, and other works.


  • Creation: 1960s-1975?


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 folder (10 items in 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS P585

Custodial History

C9887 was presented by Cott to "Angelica, May 1975." According to Rob Melton, "Angelica" is probably Angelica Clark, wife of Tom Clark, since the bookdealer "Chloe's Bookshop" has acted as Tom Clark's agent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Chloe's Bookshop (Sacramento), Poetry list 1:254; October 24, 1989

Separated Materials

Material found laid in a printed copy of Cott's City of Earthly Love, 1975 (located at Spencer Research Library at C9887). The verso of the back cover of the book gives some biographical information about Cott, and says that the poems were written "over the last 12 years."

Guide to the Jonathan Cott Papers
Literary manuscripts and clippings of Jonathon Cott
Finding aid prepared by alh, November 6, 1989; (C9887 catalogued separately by rm.) Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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Literary manuscripts and clippings of Jonathon Cott, Department of Special Collections, MS P585, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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