University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

John Mills Whitham:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Whitham, John Mills, 1883-1956
Title: John Mills Whitham Papers
Dates: ca. 1921-1954
Abstract: The papers of John Mills Whitham contain typescripts of several unpublished works as well as revisions of previously published works including Wolfang.
Extent: 6 boxes (2.52 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

The papers of John Mills Whitham contain typescripts of several unpublished works as well as revisions of previously published works including Wolfang. Included are notebooks and transcripts of Cry Havoc: A West Country War Journal, Whitham's journal of World War II. There is also one notebook of sketches and drawings by Sylvia Mills Whitham, the wife of Whitham.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Related Materials

Additional manuscripts at the Ransom Center include four letters from Whitham to Harold Wright, dating between 1923 and 1955, as well as one scrapbook and one folder in the vertical files.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1973 (Reg. no. 5971)

Processed by:

Hope Rider, 2004


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 A.E.W.: A Biographic Sketch, typescripts, ca. 1945
A Biographical History of the Great Rebellion, ca. 1937-1938
2 Handwritten notebook
3 Synopsis typescripts
4-5 Christina Ballad, typescript, ca. 1926-1928
Cry Havoc: A West Country War Journal (early title, "A Breaking of Nations"), 1939-1945
Handwritten notebooks
6-7 1-2
Box Folder
2 1-3 3-6 (notebook 5 missing)
Typescripts
4 September-December 1939
5 January-April 1940
6 May-October 1940
7 October 1940-September 1941
8 September 1941-May 1942
9 May 1942-August 1943
10 September 1943-May 1945
Box Folder
3 Fruit of the Earth (1919)
1 "Revised" handwritten draft, 2/12/1945
2 Published version with handwritten corrections
3 Gunnar, typescript, ca. 1938
4 The Heretic (1921), "author's proof," bound volume with handwritten corrections
The Human Circus (1919)
5 "Author's copy," bound volume with handwritten corrections, 4/19/1945
Box Folder
4 1 "Author's copy" cont'd
2-3 Journal of an Obscure Man, typescript, ca. 1954
4-5 The Last of the Romantics: Autobiographical Sketches, typescripts, ca. 1939
A Philosophy of Recipience, ca. 1948-1954
6 Notebook and typescript notes
7 "2nd Writing" typescript, synopsis, correspondence
Box Folder
5 1 Typescript
2-5 Redpits (new version of Broom), typescript, ca. 1935
6-7 Starveacre (1913), handwritten draft of new version of novel, ca. 1939
Box Folder
6 1 The Windlestraw (1924), "author's proof," bound volume
2 Wolfang (1917), "revised version" handwritten draft, February 10, 1944
Miscellaneous
3 Whitham, Sylvia Mills, sketch book, loose drawings