University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scorpion Press:

A Preliminary Inventory of Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Scorpion Press
Title: Scorpion Press Collection
Dates: ca. 1960s
Abstract: The collection consists of manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs of books published by the Scorpion Press during the 1960s. Most of the materials contain author's corrections, editor's corrections, or typesetter's marks.
Extent: 2 boxes, 16 galley files, 1 oversize folder
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs of books published by the Scorpion Press during the 1960s. Most of the materials contain emendations, either in the form of author's corrections, editor's corrections, or typesetter's marks. Authors represented include Kenneth Allsop, Taner Baybars, Christine Billson, Bertolt Brecht, Edwin Brock, Helen Woods Edmonds (pseud. Anna Kavan), Royston Ellis, Robert Greacen, Anselm Hollo, Jenny Joseph, Bernard Kops, George MacBeth, Harold Morland, Iris Rosalie Orton, Alfred Perlés, Robert Pittman, Peter Porter, Rosamund Stanhope, Shirley Toulson, Geoffrey Atheling Wagner, Eric Walter White, and Patrick Wilson.

When this collection was originally received between 1962 and 1966, it was accessioned into individual author collections. In 1997, all Scorpion Press materials which had not been cataloged in the interim were reassembled in order to accurately reflect their origin as well as aid contextual research concerning the press and their publications.

The following author collections still contain Scorpion Press materials and may be accessed through the card catalog:

  • Hobdell, Roger
  • Lessing, Doris
  • Logue, Christopher
  • Miller, Henry
  • Porter, Peter

The following author collections still contain Scorpion Press materials and may be accessed through archival inventories:

  • Blakeston, Oswell
  • Nye, Robert


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1962-1966 (R1207, R1734, R2124, R2793)

Processed by:

Joan Sibley, 1997


Scorpion Press--Folder List

 
Box Folder
1 1* Allsop, Kenneth, and Robert Pittman. A Question of Obscenity, TMs and galley proofs, 1920-1973
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
1 2* Baybars, Taner. To Catch a Falling Man, TMs, galley and page proofs, 1936-
(*galleys removed to Oversize Flat File)



 
Box Folder
1 3* Billson, Christine. You Can Touch Me, TccMs, galleys, page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
1 4 Brecht, Bertolt. Poems on the Theatre, translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock, TMs, page proofs, 1898-1956



 
Box Folder
1 5* Brock, Edwin, 1927-
A Family Affair, TMs, page proofs
With Love from Judas, TMs, galley and page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
1 6* Edmonds, Helen Woods (pseud. Kavan, Anna). Who Are You?, TMs, incomplete galley proofs, page proofs, 1904-1968
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
1 7 Ellis, Royston. Rave, TMs, galleys, page proofs, 1941-.



 
Box Folder
1 8* Greacen, Robert. The World of C. P. Snow, TMs, galleys, page proofs; with TMs C. P. Snow bibliography by Bernard Stone
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
1 9 Hollo, Anselm. Some Poems by Paul Klee, translated by Hollo, galley and page proofs



 
Box Folder
1 10* Joseph, Jenny, The Unlooked-for Season, TMs, galleys, page proofs 1932-
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
1 11 Kops, Bernard. Poems and Songs, TMs, page proofs 1926-.



 
Box Folder
2 1* MacBeth, George.
The Broken Places, TMs, galleys, page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)
Box Folder
2 1* Noah's Journey, TMs



 
Box Folder
2 2* Morland, Harold. The Heart of a Lion, TMs, galleys, page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
2 3* Orton, Iris Rosalie.
A Man Singing, incomplete AMs work sheets, composite TMs and mimeo copy, 2 galley proofs, page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)
With Music in Mind, 2 mimeos of essay



 
Box Folder
2 4* Perlés, Alfred.
My Friend Lawrence Durrell, Galley proofs with related material
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)
Reunion in Big Sur, galleys and page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
2 5* Porter, Peter. Once Bitten, Twice Bitten, TMs, galleys, page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
2 6* Stanhope, Rosamund. So I Looked Down to Camelot, TMs, galleys, page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
2 7* Toulson, Shirley, 1924-
Poems, various AMs and TMs poems
Shadows in an Orchard, TMs, galleys, page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
2 8* Wagner, Geoffrey Atheling. The Period of Mammon, TccMs, galleys, page proofs 1927-.
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
2 9* White, Eric Walter. A Tarot Deal, TMs, galleys, and page proofs 1905-1985.
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)



 
Box Folder
2 10* Wilson, Patrick. Staying at Ballisodare, TMs, 2 galleys, 2 page proofs
(*galleys removed to Galley Files)