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I. Works

II. Correspondence, 1965-1997

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Penelope Lively:

A Preliminary Inventory of an Addition to Her Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Lively, Penelope, 1933-
Title: Penelope Lively Addition to her Papers
Dates: 1965-1997 (Accretion 1, 1999)
Abstract: This addition to the collection includes material for her novel Heat Wave including a holograph notebook, several typescripts and an edited copy of the completed novel. Also included are corrected typescript drafts for her short stories and correspondence from children, the public, and her publishers.
Extent: 4 boxes (1.68 linear feet)
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

This addition to Penelope Lively's papers received in 1996 includes material for her novel Heat Wave, drafts of short stories, and correspondence, primarily with publishers. Like the original materials, this accretion is divided into Works and Correspondence.

Series I., Works, contains the literary progression of Heat Wave (1996) from an early holograph notebook through several typescript versions to an edited copy of the completed novel. Similarly, corrected typescript drafts are present for her short stories, both for children and adult readers. The short stories are arranged according to Ms. Lively's groupings, either included in or written since her published collections, Nothing Missing but the Samovar, Corruption, and Pack of Cards.

Correspondence in Series II also follows Lively's original order and, with the exception of letters from children and strangers, consists of publishers' correspondence regarding Ms. Lively's book projects. Publishers include Doubleday, E. P. Dutton, Laurence Pollinger and William Heinemann.

Numerous published works, especially translations, were received with this accretion. These have been transferred to the Ransom Center library.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, Reg. no. 14537, 1999

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 1999

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Penelope Lively Papers--Folder List

 

I. Works

Heat Wave (1996)
Box Folder
1 1 Holograph notebook, including ideas for short stories
2-3 Original manuscript with corrections
4-5 Typescript with corrections after editing, C.A.'s editorial notes and PL notes, 12 June 1995, with correspondence.
6 Loose pages with corrections by PL
7 Photocopy of published version with minor corrections
Short Stories
Box Folder
1 8-10 For children
Box Folder
2 1-3 Since Samovar (1978) and Corruption (1984)
4-5 Included in Pack of Cards (1986)
6 For new collection (1997)

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II. Correspondence, 1965-1997

Box Folder
3 1-3 Letters from children, 1991-1997
4 Doubleday, 1979-1982
5 E.P. Dutton, 1970-1989
6-7 General, 1965-1980
8 re: Landscape history project, Jackdaws and Ruth Crossley-Holland, 1972-1976
9 Laurence Pollinger Ltd., 1966-1969
Box Folder
4 1-3 Letters from strangers, 1991-1997
4 William Heinemann, Ltd., 1976-1989
5-7 William Heinemann, Ltd./Heinemann Young Books, 1969-1989

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