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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works

Series II. General Research Materials

Series III. Correspondence

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Millicent Dillon:

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



Creator: Dillon, Millicent, 1925-
Title: Millicent Dillon, Addition to Her Papers
Dates: 1963-2002
Abstract: This addition to the papers of Millicent Dillon includes fiction and non-fiction, correspondence, and research material on Jane and Paul Bowles.
Extent: 31 boxes, 1 galley folder (13.02 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

This addition to the papers of Millicent Dillon includes fiction and non-fiction, correspondence, and research material on Jane and Paul Bowles. The accretion is arranged in three Series: I. Works, II. General Research Materials, and III. Correspondence.

The works in Series I. are organized in three Subseries: A. Non-Fiction Monographs, B. Short Non-Fiction, and C. Fiction. The biographical monographs in Subseries A. reflect Dillon's interest in the life and writings of Paul and Jane Bowles, Mary Cassatt, and Isadora Duncan. Notes, drafts, proofs, interviews, royalty statements, reviews, and correspondence are present. Titles include After Egypt: Isadora Duncan and Mary Cassatt (1990), A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles (1980, reprinted 1998), Out in the World: Selected Letters of Jane Bowles (editor, 1985), The Portable Paul and Jane Bowles (editor, 1994), and especially well-represented, You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles (1998). The latter includes correspondence between Dillon and Paul Bowles, as well as transcripts of Dillon's interviews with Bowles, and her photographs of Bowles.

Subseries B. Short Non-Fiction contains Dillon's articles, essays, and reviews for various publications. Also present are correspondence, interviews, and articles written during her employment with the Stanford News Service from 1973-1983. Student papers from 1963-1965 and Dillon's 1966 Masters thesis "Five Sardonyx," containing early versions of five stories later published in Baby Perpetua and Other Stories, conclude this subseries.

Dillon's fiction, in Subseries C., includes novels, short stories, and plays. Material for the novels The Dance of the Mothers (1991), Harry Gold (2000), and The One in the Back is Medea (1973) includes drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews, and royalty statements. A considerable amount of Harry Gold research material is also present. Also in this series are typescripts and correspondence for radio and stage plays, By the Water (1995), Inside (2000), Prisoners of Ordinary Need (1990), and She Is in Tangier (1989). Dillon's short stories include the collection Baby Perpetua and Other Stories (1971), as well as individual stories listed alphabetically under the "Short stories" heading. Of these, all five of Dillon's O. Henry Award winners are present: "All the Pelageyas,""Monitor,""Wrong Stories,""Oil and Water," and "Lost in L.A."

Series II. contains research material related to Dillon's writing on Jane and Paul Bowles, ranging from correspondence to annotated works. This material pertains to the life and work of the Bowleses in general, rather than to a specific work, and thus it is not included with individual titles in Series I.

The correspondence in Series III. includes both outgoing and incoming letters from Dillon's friends and literary associates.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Separated Material

Items received with the papers, transferred to appropriate departments within in the Ransom Center, include an oil painting of Jane Bowles by Maurice Grosser, books, and Paul Bowles interview tapes.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2003 (Reg. no. 15075)

Processed by:

Hope Rider and Liz Murray, 2005

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Container List

 

Series I. Works

Subseries A. Non-Fiction Monographs
After Egypt: Isadora Duncan and Mary Cassatt (1990)
Box Folder
1 1 Research material re Duncan, 1945
Notebooks and notes, 1978-1987
2 Correspondence chronology notebook, 1978-1987
3 Research notebook, February-March 1985
4 Working notebook, September 1985
5 Preliminary notes, 1988
Correspondence, 1984-1991
6-8 Ca. 1984-1991
9 Permissions, 1985-1990
Box Folder
2 1 Permissions, cont'd
2 Re Cassatt, 1984-1987
3 Re Duncan, 1985-1986
4 Re reviews, 1990-1991
Manuscript
5-7 “Final manuscript,” typescript
Box Folder
3 1-3 Corrected printer’s proof
4 Photographs of Cassatt and Duncan, copies
5 Draft material not used in final version
6 Post-production materials, reviews
A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles (1980, reprinted 1998)
7 Book proposal and correspondence, 1976
Notebooks and note cards, 1976-1987
8 September 25 - October 9, 1976, notebook
9 February 1977, Tangier, notebook
Box Folder
4 1 1977, note cards, “Paul and his fiction”
2 September - November 1977, New York, notebook
3 May - June 1979, Tangier, England, New York, notebook
4 1979-1986, correspondence chronology, notebook
Correspondence, 1976-1997
5 Doubleday (Anchor edition)
6-7 Film inquiries
8-10 Foreign editions
Box Folder
5 1-2 Foreign editions, cont'd
3-7 Groffsky, Maxine, 1976-1987
8 Harper & Row, Inc., ca. 1976-1982
9 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
10 Holt Rinehart & Winston
11 Kaplan, Pat
Box Folder
6 1 Photos and permissions, 1977-1994
2 Pociao (Sylvia de Hollanda), 1991-1997
3 Reversion of rights, 1982-1987
4 Shoor, Bernie and Edith, 1977
5 Royalty statements, 1981-1986
Out in the World: Selected Letters of Jane Bowles (editor, 1985), correspondence
6-7 Black Sparrow Press, 1982-1994
8 Re Jane Bowles letters, 1979-2000
9 Re publication, 1982-1987
10-11 The Portable Paul and Jane Bowles (editor, 1994), correspondence, royalty statements
Box Folder
7 You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles (1998)
1 Advertising and reviews
2 Book proposals and correspondence, ca. 1991
Correspondence, 1987-2002
Outgoing
3 1991-1997
4 Bowles, Paul, 1990-1998
Incoming
5 Bowles, Paul, ca. 1987-1998
6 Fellowships, 1993-1994
7 Knopf, re cancelled contract, 1996
Publication
8-9 Pre, ca. 1991-1998
10 Post, 1998-2002
11 University of California Press, 1996-2002
Box Folder
8 1 Excerpt, correspondence and publication (Raritan, Winter 1998)
Interviews, notes and transcripts
2 Ardman, Carol, 1977-1992
3 Beute, Dan, 1993
Bowles, Paul, transcripts, 1992
4-5 May 2-7
6-7 May 8-13
8 December 2-5
9 December 6-10
Box Folder
9 1 December 11-15
2 Clark, Hanetta (“Valeska”), 1993
3-4 Negri, Livio, interviews with Paul Bowles and Dillon, 1991
5 Re music by Paul Bowles, articles, correspondence, programs, reviews
Notebooks and journals
6 1991-1992, HRC, Tangier
7 1994, Atlanta
Photographs of Paul Bowles
8 By Dillon, Tangier, 1992
9-10 By others, 1970s-1994
Box Folder
10 Typescripts
1-3 “First draft” sections
4-6 “Second draft,” 1993-1994
Box Folder
11 1-2 “Second draft,” cont'd
3-5 Draft, October 1994
Box Folder
12 1-3 “Edited manuscript”
4-6 Version May 1995
Box Folder
13 1-3 With handwritten changes
4-6 “Final manuscript,” 1996
Subseries B. Short Non-Fiction
Articles and essays
Box Folder
14 1 "Jane Bowles: Experiment as Character" (in Breaking the Sequence: Women's Experimental Fiction, 1989), correspondence
2 "Keeper of the Flame" (The New Yorker, "The Talk of the Town," January 27, 1997), research, draft, publication, correspondence
3-5 "The Marriage Melody" (in The Sheltering Sky, ed. Livio Negri, 1990), draft, publication, correspondence
6 "Meeting Paul" (in Paul Bowles by His Friends, ed. Gary Pulsifer, 1992), draft, correspondence
7 "The Mystery of Jane Bowles" (Marie Claire Japon, 1992), correspondence, draft, publication
8 "On Hearing of the Death of Paul Bowles" (Threepenny Review, Spring 2000), correspondence, obituaries
9 Program notes for Lyric Hammersmith production of Jane Bowles's In the Summer House, programs, reviews, correspondence, 1993
Box Folder
15 Various
1 1947-1959
2 1958-1994
3 Correspondence re essays and reviews, 1973-1983
4 Interview with Gilbert Sorrentino, 1983, not published
5 Panel on "Hitler Junge Quex," 1997
Reviews
6-7 Art, books, plays
8 San Francisco Chronicle, ca. 1973-1975
Stanford News Service, 1973-1983
9 Correspondence, 1973-1983
10 News Service releases, official copies, 1973-1983
Box Folder
16 1 News Service releases, cont'd
Newspaper tearsheets
2 1974-1975
3 1976-1981
4 1982-1983, nd
Student work
5-6 Critical papers, M.A. program, 1963-1965
7 "Five Sardonyx," Masters thesis, 1966
Subseries C. Fiction
Box Folder
17 Baby Perpetua and Other Stories (short stories, 1971)
1 Notebook, 1965-1966
2 Stories published in magazines, "Induce," 1969; "Rape," ca. 1967; "Second Bedroom," 1970
Story drafts
3 "Baby Perpetua"
4 "Buttons Are Made of Animal Blood"
5 "The Right to Refuse Service"
6-7 Collection drafts
Box Folder
18 1-2 Printer’s proofs
3 Galley proofs
4-5 Correspondence, reviews, royalty statements, ca. 1968-1973
The Dance of the Mothers (novel, 1991)
Novel drafts
6 "We Are All Artists," early short story
7-8 "Early manuscript," 1986
Box Folder
19 1 Bound, ca. 1987-1988
2-3 "Final manuscript"
4 Correspondence, reviews, royalty statements
Harry Gold (novel, 2000)
5 Book proposals
Correspondence
6 Ballard, Augustus, 1983-1985
7 Re Gold project
Research materials
8 Communism pamphlets
Box Folder
20 Gold information, photocopies
Articles by Gold, 1950
1 "The circumstances surrounding my work as a Soviet agent," October 11, 1950
2 "The early life of Harry Gold: A report," October 23, 1950
3 FBI file on Gold
4 Lawyer’s statement and notes
5 Patent application and correspondence, ca. 1960s
6-8 Pre-trial examination of Gold
Box Folder
21 1 Prison correspondence, ca. 1950s
2 Response to Invitation to an Inquest by Walter Schneir
3 Trial documents, 1950
4 Trial transcript
5-6 Interview notebooks, 1984
7 Notebook, 1984-1988
8 Notes
Box Folder
22 1 Santa Fe information
Novel drafts
2 Early drafts, fragments
3-5 "Earlier draft"
6-7 "Sent to publisher"
Box Folder
23 1 "Sent to publisher," cont'd
The One in the Back is Medea (novel, 1973)
2-3 Correspondence, 1971-1977
Novel drafts
4-5 Drafts and notes
6 Draft notebook, 1968
7-8 "Original manuscript"
Box Folder
24 1-3 Printer’s proofs
* Galleys [*removed to galley files]
4 Corrections sent to editor
5 Reviews
Plays
6 By the Water (1995), correspondence, typescript
7 Inside (2000), correspondence, typescripts, 1998-2000
Prisoners of Ordinary Need (1990)
8 Correspondence, 1990
9 Typescript
Box Folder
25 She Is in Tangier (1989)
1 Early version "The Double Heart," ca. 1985
Revisions
2 October 1985
3 March 1986
4 November 27, 1989
5-7 Correspondence, 1983-1990
Short stories
8 "All the Pelageyas," published version (Ascent, 1979), typescript, correspondence
9 "Cutaneous Horn," published version (The Threepenny Review, Winter 1983), typescript
Box Folder
26 1 "Lost in L.A.," galley, correspondence, 1991-1992
2 "Mingling," published version (Southwest Review, 2001), typescripts, proofs, correspondence
3 "Monitor," published version (The Threepenny Review, Fall 1985), typescript, reviews, correspondence
4 "Oil and Water," published version (Southwest Review, Spring 1990), typescript, correspondence
5 "Risk of the Real, The," published version (Ontario Review, Fall-Winter 2001- 2002), drafts, galleys
6 "Seeing, Being Minkin," typescript
7 "Simple Direct Looks," published version (Southwest Review, Spring 1993), typescript, galley, correspondence
8 "Staying," published version (Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 2002), drafts, correspondence
9 "Typecast," published version (The Threepenny Review, Spring 1997), typescript
Box Folder
27 "Wrong Stories"
1 Early version ("Do Us a Favor"), published version (Reed Magazine, 1980)
2 Early draft, published version (Southwest Review, Winter 1988), galley, correspondence
Various re short stories
3 Correspondence, ca. 1978-1993
4 Notebook, October 1965
5 O. Henry Prize stories correspondence, royalty statements
6 Rejections, ca. 1973-1992
7 Revisions notebook, 1984-1985

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Series II. General Research Materials

Box Folder
27 Bowles, Jane
8-9 Correspondence re Jane Bowles, 1977-2000
Box Folder
28 1 Feminine Wiles (1976), annotated by Dillon
2 Short stories "Laura and Sally" and "Looking for Lane" (The Threepenny Review, 1984, 1987), typescript “Millicent’s copy”
3 Songs
4 Symposium on Jane Bowles (Lust & Gratie, 1985), correspondence, clippings, program
Bowles, Paul
5 Poetry and prose, photocopies, 1926-1980s
6 "Points in Time," photocopy typescript
7 "Six preludes" and "Sonata" (1949), photocopy score, published score
Works annotated by Dillon
8 The Delicate Prey and Other Stories (1950)
9 A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard (1962) and Unwelcome Words (1988)
10 Let It Come Down (1952)
11 The Sheltering Sky (1949)
12 Up Above the World (1966)
Box Folder
29 1 Without Stopping: An Autobiography (1972)
2 Sawyer-Lauçanno, Christopher. An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles (1989), annotated by Dillon

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Series III. Correspondence

Box Folder
29 3 Outgoing, 1980-2000
Incoming
4 A-B
5 Brodkey, Harold and Ellen, 1985-2000
Box Folder
30 1-2 C-E
3 F-G
4-5 Fainlight, Ruth, 1977-1999
6 H-J
7 K-L
8 M-R
Box Folder
31 1-2 Malin, Irving, 1983-1993
3 Ryle, John, 1989-1994
4 S-U
5 Sager, Gordon
6 W-Z
7 Waugh, Virginia Sorenson
8 Writers’ conferences and readings, ca. 1976-1992
9 Unidentified

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