University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Cyril Stott:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Stott, Cyril
Title: Cyril Stott Collection
Dates: 1928-1965, undated
Abstract: Cyril Stott was a British playwright and novelist. His collection mainly consists of typed and handwritten manuscripts for his many plays and novels and correspondence.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-4067
Extent: 4 record center cartons (4.00 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Part or all of this collection is housed off-site and may require up to three business days' notice for access in the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Please contact the Center before requesting this material: reference@hrc.utexas.edu.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gifts, 1966

Processed by:

Hagan Barber, 2012

Note:

This finding aid replicates some information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


BAR CODE LIST

  • Box 1: 059188000064858
  • Box 2: 059188000064869
  • Box 3: 059188000064880
  • Box 4: 059188000064891

Container List

Works:

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1.1 [Untitled narrative of double dream], Ams (3pp), nd.
[Untitled play], Tms / unfinished (13pp), nd.
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1.2 [Unitled play] Act one, 1 Tms with A emendations [49pp], 2 Tccmss / inc [42 pp each], nd.
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1.3 Berliner Tor, Tms with A note on title page, [1946-1947].
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1.4 The Casanova gold, Ams with A revisions [330 pp in 3 notebooks], nd.
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1.5 Comrade Cork: An extravaganza, Tms with A emendations [151 pp], nd.
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1.6 Comrade Cork: An extravaganza, Tccms with A emendations [150 pp], nd.
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1.7 The dome of glass [novel], Ams with A revisions [372 pp in 3 notebooks], 1963 February 14 [at beginning], Bound
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1.8 The dome of glass [novel], Tccms [193 pp], nd. Bound
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1.9 The dome of glass: Part III (revision), Ams with A revisions [227 pp. in 2 notebooks], 1964 January 12 [at end].
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1.10 [The dome of glass: Part III (revision)], Tms [111 pp.], nd.
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1.11 The dome of glass: A tragedy in two acts, Tccms with A emendations [156 pp], 1953 November [author’s note].
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1.12 Dread empire, Tms with A revisions [156 pp], 1955 May 23, 1959 July.
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1.13 [Ellen Scorfield], Tms with A revisions [355 pp], nd.
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1.14 Flashline [play], Ams with A revisions and A note I [161 pp. in notebook], 1959 November 23, Bound.
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1.15 The ghost in the house: A dramatic poem, Tms with A emendations and note [56 pp], 1947, 1952.
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2.1 The golden ladder [novel], Ams / inc with A revisions [418 pp. in 4 notebooks], 1959, Bound.
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2.2 The golden ladder [novel], Tccms with A emendations [280 pp], nd.
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2.3 Hands of power, Tccms [447 pp], nd.
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2.4 Home from home: A tragic-comedy in two acts, Ams / inc with A revisions [245 pp. in 3 notebooks], 1961.
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2.5 Home from home: A tragic-comedy in two acts, Tms with A emendations [107 pp], nd.
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2.6 Inquiry, Ams / unfinished with A revisions [58 pp. in notebook], nd.
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2.7 Jack Lovell [poem], Tms (4 pp), nd.
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2.8 The long dragon’s daughter [novel], Tms with A emendations [247 pp], nd.
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2.9 Miracle in the madhouse [novel], Ams with A revisions [422 pp. in 3 notebooks], 1963 October 17 [at end]
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2.10 Miracle in the madhouse [novel], Tccms with a emendations [216 pp.], nd.
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2.11 The race: A poem of action, Tms with a emendations and note I on title page [72 pp], [c. 1947-1948].
Rain, Ams (2 pp), nd.
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2.12 Re-entrant angle by Jonathan Bolton [pseud.], Tccms S with A emendations [300 pp], Bound.
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3.1-3.2 Re-entrant angle [novel], Ams with A revisions [48 pp. in 4 notebooks], 1958]-1959.
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3.3 Silver wheels [play], Tccms [67 pp.], [1960].
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3.4 Spiv King [play], Tccms with a emendations and AnS to unidentified recipient attached [165 pp], nd.
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3.5 A summer day in the twenties: A light comedy with undertones, Tccms with A emendations [185 pp], nd.
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3.6 [There’s no way out: Act I], Tccms / inc (35pp.), Tccms fragment [5 pp], nd.
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3.7 There’s no way out [play], Ams with A revisions [177 pp. in 2 notebooks], 1960.
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3.8 [Today is yesterday (play)], Ams with A revisions [264 pp. in 2 notebooks], nd.
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3.9 Today is yesterday [play], Tms with A emendations [126 pp], [1960].
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3.10 Tug of war: Act one, Ams with A revisions [62 pp. in notebook], 1960 September 20 [at beginning].
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3.11 Variations on a tattered theme: A light comedy with undertones, Tms with A emendations [166 pp], nd. Bound
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3.12 Waters of Babylon [play], Ams / inc with A revisions [147 pp in 2 notebooks], 1960 November 28 [at end].
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3.13 Waters of Babylon [play], Tms with A revisions [60 pp], nd.
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3.14 They way it used to be [play], Ams with A revisions [244 pp. in 2 notebooks], 1960.
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3.15 The way it used to be [play], Tccms with A emendations and note [123 pp], nd.
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3.16 When the time comes [play], Ams / inc with A revisions [240 pp], 1961 May 15.
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4.1 When the time comes [play], Tccms with A revisions [102 pp], nd.
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4.2 The wind between the worlds [play], Tccms with A revisions [141 pp], nd.
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4.3-4.6 World without end [novel], Ams with A revisions [approx. 825 pp in 14 notebooks], 1962-1963, Bound.
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4.7 World without end by Vivian Bolton [pseud.], Tccms with A revisions [428 pp], nd, Bound.



Recipients:

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4.8 [Unidentified author], AL to Cyril Stott, nd.
[Unidentified author], APC to C[yril] and Mrs. Stott, 1963 October 18 [postmark].
[Unidentified author], ALS APCS Don to C[yril] Stott, 1965 August 9 [postmark], 1965 August 18.
[Unidentified author], 2 ALS Gladys to Cyril Stott, 1928 March 11 [postmark], 1928 March 31 [postmark].
[Unidentified author], ALS Hector to Cyril Stott, 1963 December 8.
[Unidentified author], 3 ALI J. to C[yril] Stott, 1961 December 7 [postmark], 1965 January 18 [postmark], 1965 May 20 [postmark].
[Unidentified author], 5 ALS, 1 APCS Jean to Cyril Stott, [1963] – 1965.
[Unidentified author], TLS, APCI Joan P_ to C[yril] Stott, 1965 February 16, [1965] August 17.
[Unidentified author], ALS to Joe to Cyril Stott, nd.
[Unidentified author], ALS Jones to Cyril [Stott], nd.
[Unidentified author] 4 ALS, 1 APCS Judy to Cyril Stott, nd, 1965 January 26, 1965 February 4, 1965 April 21, 1965 April 23.
[Unidentified author], 7 ALS, 1 APCS "Mac" to Cyril Stott, 1950-1965.
[Unidentified author], ALS Sallie to Cyril [Stott], nd.
[Unidentified author], ALS Sheila to Cyril Stott, 1965 September 5.
[Unidentified author], 2 ALS, 1 APCS Sid to Cyril Stott, 1965 May 30, 1965 August 25 [postmark], 1965 September 2.
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4.9 The Belgrade Theatre, 3 TLS to Cyril Stott, 1959 May 25, 1964 April 6, 1965 July 13.
Calder (John) Ltd., TLS to Cyril Stott, 1962 February 3.
The Conventry Evening Telegraph, TLS to [Cyril] Stott, 1965 February 12.
Crompton & Co., TLS to C[yril] Stott, 1959 April 28.
Dodwell, W., 3 APCS to [Cyril] Stott, 1964 October 19 [postmark], 1964 October 26 [postmark], 1965 February 8 [postmark].
Edwards, R., ALS to [Cyril] Stott, nd.
Heath (A.M.) & Company, Ltd., TLS to [Cyril Stott] Jonathan Bolton [pseud.], 1965 April 22.
[Hilton], Gretel [Rosalind], 4 ALS, 2 ANS, 1 ANI to C[yril] Stott, 5 nd, 2 inc d, [1964-1965].
Holcomb, Alice, 3 ALS, 2 TLS to Cyril Stott, -- September 28, 1963 October 30, 1964 January 24, 1964 April 28, [1964] October 10.
Holcomb, H. Lawrence, 5 TLS to Cyril Stott, 1964 February 3, 1964 February 16, 1964 June 27, 1964 November 8, 1965 January 23.
London International Press Ltd., TLS John Jolliffe (Director) to Cyril Stott, 1964 October 7.
Methuen & Co., Ltd., 2 TLS to [Cyril Stott] Jonathan Bolton [pseud.], 1964 October 14, 1965 June 15.
Norris, Martin, ALS to [Cyril] Stott, 1930 February 10 [postmark].
[Stott, Mrs.], 2 ALS "Mummie" to Cyril Stott, 1953 November 26, 1953 Christmas.
[Stott], Judy, 10 ALS to C[yril] Stott, 3 nd, 1964-1965.
[Stott], Peggy, 9 ALS, 4 TLS, 1 TPC to C[yril] Stott, 14 nd, 1 inc d, [1964-1965].
Universal Sky Tours, TLS to Cyril Stott, 1964 November 3.
Wright, Ethel, 2 ALS to Cyril Stott, 1965 September 4, 1965 September 25.



Miscellaneous:

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4.10 [Unidentified author], [Reader’s report on] The Casanova gold by Jonathan Bolton [pseud.], Tccms [2 pp], nd.
[Stott, Cyril], [Miscellaneous papers], 5 forms [1 p. each], 1934-1965.
[Stott, Cyril], [Notes], 6 Amss [1 p. each], nd.
Stott, Peggy, [Will], TDS [1 p], 1963 September 13.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author’s outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author’s incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date