University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Doris Lessing:

A Preliminary Inventory of Her Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Lessing, Doris
Title: Doris Lessing Collection
Dates: 1961-2000
Abstract: This collection consists of Doris Lessing related acquisitions that illuminate both personal and professional activities of the author.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS- 05373
Extent: 1 document box, 1 galley file (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Doris Lessing related acquisitions that illuminate both personal and professional activities of the author. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order and date from 1955-2000.

Fourteen Poems, Scorpion Press galley proofs, undated (63-11-118-P).

Fourteen Poems,a collection of poetry. Typescript drafts, both with revisions. (R4998)

Letter to Lise Winer, 1988. (17-01-011-G)

Letters to Greg Gatenby, 1984-2000, undated. (10-08-009-P)

Letters to Michael Thorpe with envelopes, 1961-1980, undated. (05-01-005-P)

Letters to Nick Austin and others, 1972-1976. (01-10-018-P)

Letters to Peter Owen, 1991, undated. (13-03-013-P)

Panther Books letters, 1972-1976, with newspaper article "Vonnegut’s Responsibility." (01-10-018-P)

Proof copy of Particularly Cats, non-fiction story about cats Lessing interacted with throughout her life. With note from Trinity Press concerning markings in the proof on certain pages. (R3903)

Rutger’s University talk by Lessing, reel-to-reel audio tape, 1972. Transferred to Ransom Center Sound Recordings.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Related Material

Additional Lessing materials at the Ransom Center are located in the Doris Lessing Papers and the Tom Maschler Collection of Doris Lessing.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gifts and purchases, (R3903, R4998, 63-11-118-P, 01-10-018-P, 05-01-005-P, 10-08-009-P, 13-03-013-P), 17-01-011-G)

Processed by:

Amanda Rubio


Container List

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gf Fourteen Poems, Scorpion Press galley proofs, undated
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1.1 Fourteen Poems, drafts, undated
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1.8 Letter to Lise Winer, 1988
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1.3 Letters to Greg Gatenby, 1984-2000, undated
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1.5 Letters to Michael Thorpe, 1961-1980, undated
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1.2 Letters to Nick Austin and others, 1972-1976, undated
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1.4 Letters to Peter Owen, 1991, undated
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1.6 Panther Books letters, 1972-1976
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1.7 Particularly Cats, proof copy, 1966