Finding-Aid for the Samuel Beckett Papers (MSS008)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Series I. General Correspondence

Series II. Manuscripts

Series III. Notebooks

Series IV. Ephemera

Series V. Reading University Photocopies

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Descriptive Summary

TitleSamuel Beckett Papers
Quantity: ca. 220 items
Identification: MSS008

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Biographical Note

Samuel Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for the most of his adult life. Writing in English and French, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humor. His best-known play, "Waiting for Godot" (1953) is a comic study of philosophical uncertainty, and, like much of his work, focuses on the absurdity of human existence. Beckett graduated from Dublin's Trinity College in 1927 and settled in Paris, where he worked with James Joyce and published short stories and the novel Murphy (1938). During World War II, he joined the French Resistance and was eventually forced to leave Paris, but after the war he returned and wrote most of his important works, including the prose trilogy Molloy (1951), Malone Dies (Malone Meurt, 1951) and The Unnamable (L'Innommable, 1953), and the play "Endgame" (Fin de Partie, 1957). Never exactly mainstream, Beckett is nonetheless considered one of the most important European writers of the 20th century for his influence on modern literature and for his ability to impress, shock and confound.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Samuel Beckett Papers consists of manuscripts of much of the work Beckett produced during the 1960's. Among the highlights of the Samuel Beckett Papers are the set of 16 drafts for the story "Bing." As well as extensive groups of drafts for short pose pieces such as "Assez," "Le Depeupler," and "Imagination morte imaginez;" the heavily revised galley proof of the Olympia Press edition of Watt; and the successive drafts for Play/Comedie.

The Samuel Beckett Papers also contains the correspondence between the bookseller, Henry Wenning, and Beckett, which spans 1960-1971. Wenning and Beckett developed a close friendship out of their initial business relationship. Their correspondence deals with a range of matters, from negotiations regarding the sale of manuscripts, Beckett's remarks on works in progress, his opinions of various productions of his plays, to more personal comments concerning his attitude toward his work or toward life. Together with the other manuscript materials in the Beckett Papers, this correspondence comprises a valuable record of some of the most productive years in the life of a leading 20th-century novelist and playwright.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restrictions

Users of the collections must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Application for the use of manuscript collection materials form

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Copyright to large portions of the collection held by Edward Beckett.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Samuel Beckett Papers, Washington University in St. Louis

Processing Information

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff ca. 1980. EAD encoded finding-aid complete December, 2001

Accruals

Interfiled within collection or by accession at end of collection.

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Series I. General Correspondence,

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Arikha, Avigdor,
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1968: March 27 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Comments on Beckett's health, in particular his eyes and says no operation necessary. Discusses return to Paris and feelings about it. Mentions etchings for 'Beckett Book' (L'Issue).
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1968: June 19 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Thanks Wenning for buying 7 copies of L'Issue and offers him 50% discount. Discusses book and relates history of Beckett text. Remarks that he is worried about Beckett who has closed himself off from friends because of a cough. Discusses feelings about recent student revolution in Paris and comments on his work.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1968: July 4 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Thanks Wenning for remarks about L'Issue. Remarks that Beckett is still not well and rather weak, but feeling better. Says he is painting well after drawing only for so long.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1968: August 2 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Discusses Beckett's health and expresses his concern. Reports that Beckett thinks it is not serious. States that he expects L'Issue to be sold out at the end of summer. Comments on pleasant holiday but acknowledges the worries.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1968: September 18 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Apologizes for delay in writing. Remarks that Beckett's health much improved and that he has recovered from his lung abcess. Says he and his wife may move from Paris when their house is ready.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1968: December 30 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Sends New Year's greetings. Affirms that Beckett is in Madeira, where he will stay through the winter, having left in the beginning of December. Says Beckett's health much improved.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: March 15 (ALS, 1 p.)
New York. Remarks on Wenning's catalogue and invited him to New York. Mentions that Anne, his wife, has seen Beckett on his return to Paris and says his health improved.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: May 19 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Comments on his collage 'To Neptune' which Wenning holds. Remarks upon their meeting in New York. Says Beckett is well and writing. Discusses his show to be held in the winter and the political scene in France.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: June 21 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Welcomes Wennings' daughter to Paris in July. Says Beckett is well and in fine form. Says his show is scheduled for early 1970.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: August 24 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Apologizes for delay in writing and for not being able to see his daughter Jessica. Explains his wife is under special care in her pregnancy. Says he is glad Beckett is able to see Jessica. Remarks that he is reading a great deal and keeping to himself. Asks if Wenning knows of English translations of Reubens letters. Says his show date to be set in September.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: September 11 (ALS, 1 p.)
Typescript transcription also included, 1 item.
Paris. Remarks on Reubens book. Says his wife has given birth to a daughter and is fine. Remarks that Beckett is well and in Berlin; he has spoken to him on the phone and Beckett has said that he likes the actor who is playing Krapp. Arikha mentions his show.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: October 13 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Thanks Wenning for his efforts at obtaining a copy of Reubens letters and asks him to give up searching. Thanks him for blanket, given for new baby. Says he is still not working and that his show is scheduled for spring. Beckett, he reports, is in Tunisia for the warm climate.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: October 29 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Comments on Nobel Prize and says that Beckett 'feared' the award for several years. Laments that the prize will ruin Beckett's vacation. Says he has found a flat and apologizes again for the difficulty with the Reubens letters.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: November 24 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Thanks him for Reubens letters he found. Says Beckett is fine, swimming everyday and returning to Paris in January. Comments on his show and life in Paris as vulgar.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: December 5 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Thanks him for the Reubens book which arrived. Says new flat not ready till the new year.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1969: December 26 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Still has not moved to new flat - expects to move in mid-January. He is getting his new studio ready. Speaks of work of Julius [Bilsier], the Geldzeheb catalogue and exhibit.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1970: March 11 (TLS, 1 p.)
Paris. Says his exhibition will be in he autumn and that it was announced by the Culture Minister. Gives details and feelings about it. Went to Oxford, he says, to see the first performance of "Breath."
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1970: June 19 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Discusses recent travels to Israel. Related that Beckett's operation postponded. Discusses his exhibit and the catalog that is being prepared for it.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1970: July 20 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. States that Beckett is resting in the country. Discusses his show and says they are taking holiday in August.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1970: August 8 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Sets price of etching and states it is only printed copy made by himself. States summer holiday plans.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1970: October 18 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Reports that Beckett's eye operation is completely successful, and that he "sees a brightness." Says at last there is a reason to rejoice.
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Arikha, Avigdor to Wenning, Henry, 1971: February 23 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Paris. Says Beckett's other eye operation was successful and he is well and getting new glasses. Discusses his show and remarks on its success.
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Arikha, Anne,
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Arikha, Anne to Wenning, Henry, 1969: November 14 (ALS, 1 p.)
Paris. Thanks him for the gift for the new baby and remarks on new flat and how pleased she is with Beckett's prize. Note from Avigdor appended.
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Beckett, Samuel,
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1/3Beckett, Samuel to Hazard, George, 1967: July 20 (ACS, 1 p.)
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1/4Beckett, Samuel to Manning, John, 1959: April 4 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Manning, John, 1959: October 15 (ACS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Manning, John, 1959: November 5 (ACS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Manning, John, 1959: November 20 (ACS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Manning, John, 1960: May 5 (ANS, 1 p.)
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1/5Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1960: September 22 (TLS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1960: October 1 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1960: December 21 (ANS, 1 p.)
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1/6Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1961: May 18 (TLS, 1 p.)
Comments on the success of "Waiting fo Godot" at Odeon Theatre (Paris) and progress on his new play, "Happy Days."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1961: June 2 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Describes the London production of Godot at Joan Littlewood's theatre as "a very Irish production which I would not like." "Happy Days is finished.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1961: June 15 (ANS, 2 pp.)
Date written 1961: April 15 (15-04-61) not 1961: June 15 (15-06-61), determined by researcher Lois Overbeck in 2004: September.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1961: July 3 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1961: December 4 (ALS, 1 p.)
Discusses his writing and how it is misunderstood. Also discusses current projects: Comment c'est and radio scripts. Refers to German production of "Happy Days."
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1/7Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1962: January 25 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1962: February 17 (ALS, 1 p.)
Comments on shakey acting in the recent production of "Endgame."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1962: February 26 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1962: March 9 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1962: December 0 (ALS, 1 p.)
Reports on his progress on the translations of Comment c'est and "Happy Days": "Nothing but this dreary work and nothing else in sight."
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1/8Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: February 6 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: April 14 (TLS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: April 18 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: June 10 (TLS, 1 p.)
Travelling to Austria to work on "Play," "Words and Music," and "Cascando" for the Faber edition. Reports on rehearsals of German production of "Play."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: July 31 (TLS, 1 p.)
References to How It Is, the new Faber book, production of "Happy Days" for Venice Theatre Festival, and French production of "Comedie."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: August 14 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: August 23 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: September 18 (ALS, 1 p.)
Reports on rehearsals of "Oh Les Beaux Jours."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1963: September 26 (ALS, 1 p.)
Refers to "Film;" remarks that his wife, Suzanne, is in Venice for the production of "Happy Days."
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1/9Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: January 9 (ALS, 1 p.)
Year uncertain.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: March 3 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: March 14 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: April 11 (ALS, 1 p.)
Says he's very pleased with the Old Vic productionf of "Play." Referring to How It Is: "All I know is it had to be like that. Would never dream of defending it."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: May 5 (ALS, 1 p.)
News of the tour of "Happy Days" to Canada and Rome. Has consented to a re-issue of More Pricks Than Kicks by Calder and Grove Press.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: May 22 (ALS, 1 p.)
Just signed contract with Calder for More Pricks, for publication the following year, though he hasn't looked at it in 25 years.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: June 11 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: June 17 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: June 23 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: September 8 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: September 8 (Telegram, 1 p.)
Elaborates on his reasons for not selling Godot manuscript.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: October 18 (ALS, 1 p.)
Apologizes for not answering Wenning's previous letter because he was "absorbed by failure to continue writing."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1964: December 28 (ANS, 1 p.)
More discussion of the London Godot production.
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1/10Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1965: January 1 (ANS, 1 p.)
Relieved that Godot rehearsals in London are over and says "no more theatre for me now for many a long day."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1965: January 21 (ALS, 1 p.)
More discussion of the London Godot production.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1965: March 13 (TLS, 1 p.)
Is touched by Wenning's comments on Beckett's life and work. Says he wishes he could feel it that way. "All I can feel is the threshold of the big chance and inability to cross through tiredness and feebleness and foolish living."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1965: March 29 (TLS, 1 p.)
Describes his new play "Come and Go."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1965: April 1 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1965: April 7 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1965: December 19 (ALS, 1 p.)
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1/11Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1966: January 9 (ALS, 1 p.)
Refers to upcoming publications; his involvement in the film version of "Play;" upcoming rehearsals in London and Stuttgart.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1966: January 22 (ACS, 1 p.)
Date written 1966: January 22 (22-01-66), but should be 1967: January 22 because postmark is 22-01-1967, determined by researcher Lois Overbeck in 2004: September.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1966: June 26 (ACS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1966: August 21 (ALS, 1 p.)
Describes film setting from "addenda" to Watt, says he likes the music and the film.
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1/12Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: May 13 (ANS, 2 pp.)
States his plan to direct "Endgame" in Germany during August and September.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: May 17 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: May 29 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: June 0 (ACS, 1 p.)
Date uncertain. Written on recto of June 6 letter from Judith Schmidt to Beckett.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: June 5 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: July 3 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: July 18 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: September 29 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: September 30 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: November 3 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: November 17 (ANS, 2 pp.)
Refers to his "banal cataracts;" his progress in translating Watt.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: December 8 (ALS, 1 p.)
Informs Wenning of his gift of a manuscript to a sale to benefit the South African National Congress.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967: December 27 (ANS, 1 p.)
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1/13Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1968: March 17 (ALS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1968: March 28 (ANS, 2 pp.)
Gives his impressions from a recent trip to Ireland to attend an aunt's funeral.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1968: June 30 (ANS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1968: July 9 (ANS, 1 p.)
Day uncertain.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1968: September 18 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1968: October 12 (ALS, 1 p.)
Refers to his recent poor health, now improving, but that he has "no zest for anything but walking the st
Typescript transcription also included, 1 item.
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1/14Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: February 8 (ACS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: March 31 (TLS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: May 12 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: May 22 (ANS, 2 pp.)
Plans to direct "Krapp's Last Tape" in Berlin in September. Hopes that left cataract can be removed after that.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: June 20 (ALS, 2 pp.)
Notes that he's thinking of giving the Godot manuscript to the proposed Samuel Beckett theatre at Oxford, "if it ever comes off."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: July 9 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: August 10 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: October 2 (ACS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: November 2 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: December 7 (ANS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: December 9 (ANS, 2 pp.)
Discusses his "irrational reluctance" to part yet with Godot manuscript. Of Jerom Lindon (editor at Editions de Minuit): he is "taking the knock in my stead today and tomorrow in Stockholm." Discusses his reaction to the prize.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1969: December 21 (ALS, 1 p.)
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1/15Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: [n.m.][n.d.] (AC, 1 p.)
Date uncertain.
Card was written after 1966: April and before 1968, determined by researcher Lois Overbeck in 2004: September.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: February 21 (ALS, 1 p.)
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1/16Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: May 18 (ACS, 1 p.)
Remarks that "things are not what they were but no doubt wonderful compared to what they will be."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: June 12 (ACS, 1 p.)
Date written in Beckett's hand as 1960: September 12 (12-09-60); date written in another hand as 1970: June 12(06-12-70), determined by researcher Lois Overbeck in 2004: September.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: July 10 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: August 23 (ACS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: September 27 (ACS, 2 pp.)
Discusses various works in progress, and "silly" Nobel edition of Malone dies and Happy Days.
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: October 1 (ACS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: December 15 (ACS, 2 pp.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: December 15 (ACS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1970: December 28 (ACS, 1 p.)
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1/17Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1971: January 22 (ALS, 1 p.)
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1971: February 6 (ALS, 1 p.)
Thanks Wenning for help in getting gift of money to "D.B."[Djuna Barnes]. Says he may have been "unduly distressed" about her situation, but is glad for her to have the money, as he "saw a little of her here in the old days and always admired Nightwood."
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Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1971: March 14 (ALS, 1 p.)
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1/18Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, (Envelopes, 69 items)
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Roberts, F.W.,
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Roberts, F.W. to Wenning, Henry, 1964: September 14 (TLS, 1 p.)
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Rota, Anthony,
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Rota, Anthony to Wenning, Henry, 1964: October 27 (TLS, 1 p.)
Author uncertain.
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Schmidt, Judith,
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Schmidt, Judith to Beckett, Samuel, 1967: June 6 (TLS, 1 p.)
Filed with Beckett, Samuel to Wenning, Henry, 1967.
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Schmidt, Judith to Wenning, Henry, 1964: February 10 (TNS, 1 p.)
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Schmidt, Judith to Wenning, Henry, 1964: December 4 (TNS, 1 p.)
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Wenning, Henry,
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1/22Wenning, Henry to Beckett, Samuel, 1960: September 13 (TS [carbon], 1 p.)
Carbon. TS [carbon], 1 p. list of Beckett's books enclosed.
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Wenning, Henry to Beckett, Samuel, 1964: December 7 (TL [carbon], 1 p.)
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1/23Wenning, Henry to Schmidt, Judith, 1964: February 12 (TL [carbon], 1 p.)
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Wenning, Henry to Schmidt, Judith, 1964: December 7 (TN [carbon], 1 p.)

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Series II. Manuscripts,

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Beckett, Samuel,
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1/24All that fall [radio play], 1957: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [carbon]., 28 pp.))
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1/25Assez [story], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (5 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 30 pp.))
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1/26Bing [story], 1966: [n.m.][n.d.] (10 items (Ts, 21 pp.))
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1/27... but the clouds [play], 1976: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 7pp.))
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1/28The calmative [story], [n.d.] (3 items (Ts, Ts[carbon], 36 pp.))
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1/29Cascando [radio play], [n.d.] (2 items (Ts, 17 pp.))
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1/30Cascando [radio play], [n.d.] (3 items (Ts, Ts[carbon], 23 pp.))
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1/31Come and go [play], [n.d.] (4 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 18 pp.))
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2/32Come and go [play], [n.d.] (1 item (Ts[carbon], 4 pp.))
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2/33Comedie [play], 1963: [n.m.][n.d.] (5 items (Auto, Ts, Ts [carbon], tearsheets, 58 pp.))
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2/34D'un ouvrage abandonne, 1966: [n.m.][n.d.] (2 items (Ts [carbon], 18 pp.))
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2/35Le depeupleur, 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (4 items (Ts, 49 pp.))
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2/36Dis joe [television play], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (3 items (Auto, Ts, Ts [carbon], 15 pp.))
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2/37Eh, joe. [television play], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (7 items (Auto, Ts, Ts [carbon], 48 pp.))
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2/38Eh, joe. [television play], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item ([Ts [carbon], 6 pp.))
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2/39Enough [story], [n.d.] (3 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 15 pp.))
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2/40Film [screenplay], 1963: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [carbon], 13 pp.))
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2/41Film [screenplay], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 22 pp.))
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2/42Film [screenplay], 1971: [n.m.][n.d.] (3 items (Auto, Ts, Ts [carbon], 40 pp.))
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2/43Footfalls [play], 1976: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 6 pp.))
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2/44Imagination dead imagine [story], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (2 items (Ts, 4 pp.))
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2/45Imagination morte imaginez [story], [n.d.] (6 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 13 pp.))
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2/46Lessness [radio play], 1971: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 11 pp.))
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2/47Lessness [radio play], 1971: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 24 pp.))
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2/48Malone Dies [novel], [n.d.] (2 items (Ts, 160 pp. ))
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2/49Molloy [novel], 1955: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts, 10 pp ))
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2/50Molloy [novel], 1955: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts, Part 1, 108 pp. ))
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2/51Molloy [novel], 1955: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts, 210 pp ))
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2/52Molloy [novel], [n.d.] (2 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 16 pp.))
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2/53No's knife [prose collection], [n.d.] (28 items (Galley Proof,))
Located in oversize.
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2/54The north [prose], 1972: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Printer's proof of title page, 1 pp.))
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3/55Oh les beaux jours [play], [n.d.] (2 items (Ts, 57 pp.))
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3/56Ohio impromptu [play], 1980: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [carbon], 4 pp.))
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3/57Paroles et musique [radio play], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (2 items (Ts, 16 pp.))
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3/58A piece of monologue [dramatic monologue], 1980: [n.m.][n.d.] (items (Ts [photo], 3 pp.))
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3/59Ping [story], 1966: [n.m.][n.d.] (3 items (Auto, Ts, 10 pp.))
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3/60Play [play], 1963: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (page proofs, 16 pp.))
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3/61Play [play], 1963: [n.m.][n.d.] (10 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 125 pp.))
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3/62Poems in English [collection of poems], 1961: [n.m.][n.d.] (items (Page proofs, 3 pp.))
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3/63Rockaby [play], 1981: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 6 pp.))
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3/64Rough for Radio [play], 1976: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 15 pp.))
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3/65Still [prose text], 1972: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 2 pp.))
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3/66Stories and texts for nothing [collection of short prose], [n.d.] (4 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 63 pp.))
Includes the expelled, the calmative, the end, and text for nothing.
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3/67Suite [story], 1946: [n.m.][n.d.] (items (Page proofs, 7 pp.))
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3/68Texts for nothing [collection of short prose], 1963: [n.m.][n.d.] (2 items (Ts, Ts [carbon], 71 pp.))
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3/69That time [play], 1976: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 6 pp.))
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3/70Tryst [television play], 1976: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 11 pp.))
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3/71The unnameable [novel], [n.d.] (1 item (Ts, 144 pp.))
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3/72Va et Vient [play], 1965: [n.m.][n.d.] (3 items (Auto, Ts, Ts [carbon]), 13 pp.))
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3/73Watt [novel], [n.d.] (1 item (Galley proof, 86 pp.))
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3/74Watt [novel], [n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 1 p.))
Includes indentifying note by Henry Wenning.
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3/75Words and Music [radio play], 1961: [n.m.][n.d.] (3 items (Auto, Ts, Ts [carbon], 27 pp.))
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3/76Autograph note, [n.d.] (1 item (Auto., 1 p.))

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Box/folder
3-4/77-85

Series III. Notebooks,

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Box/folder
Beckett, Samuel,
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3/77Assez, (1 item (notebook, 33 pp.))
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3/78Bing, (1 item (notebook, 31 pp.))
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3/81Dis Joe, (1 item (notebook, 30 pp))
Includes Paroles et Musique and Imagination Dead.
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3/82D'un ouvrage abandonne, (1 item (notebook, 25 pp.))
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Imagination Dead, (1 item (notebook, 30 pp))
Includes Paroles et Musique and Imagination Dead. Located with Dis Joe.
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3/83Le depeupleur (I), (1 item (notebook, 60 pp.))
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4/84Le depeupleur (II), (1 item (notebook, 41 pp.))
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4/81Paroles et Musique, (1 item (notebook, 30 pp))
Includes Dis Joe and Imagination Dead. Located with Dis Joe.
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4/85Texts for nothing, (1 item (notebook, 112 pp.))

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Box/folder
4/86-88

Series IV. Ephemera,

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IV.1 Photographs,
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4/86[Beckett by pond], (1 item (black and white print))
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4/87[Beckett in boat], (1 item (black and white print))
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4/88[Madeleine Renard as Winnie in Oh les beaux jours], (1 item (black and white print))

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Box/folder
4/89-103

Series V. Reading University Photocopies,

Photocopies of selected holdings from Reading University's Samuel Beckett collection.
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Box/folder
4/96
All that fall [radio play], 1956: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 47 pp))
See Fin de partie [play].
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Box/folder
4/89
Le bateau ivre [poem] by Arthur Rimbaud, 1930: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 2 pp))
Typescript of a translation into English by Beckett.
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Box/folder
4/90
Bing [story], [n.d.] (1 item (galley proof [photo], 4 pp))
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Box/folder
4/91
Breath [play], 1971: [n.m.][n.d.] (2 items (Auto [photo], Ts [photo], 2 pp))
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Box/folder
4/92
Dream of fair to middling women [unpublished novel], 1932: [n.m.][n.d.] (4 items (Ts [photo], 221 pp))
Includes three letters from Nicholas Zurbrugg to James Knowlson, 1973-74.
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Box/folder
4/93
Eleutheria [unpublished play], [n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 134 pp))
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Box/folder
4/94
Film [screenplay], 1963: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 45 pp))
Includeds some lines of Text for Nothing [collection of short prose]
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Box/folder
4/95
Film [screenplay], 1964: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 42 pp))
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Fin de partie [play], 1956: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 47 pp))
Includeds fragments, drafts or notes of Fin de partie [play], All that fall [radio play], Krapp's last tape [play], and Pim and Willie-Winnie (Happy Days) [play].
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Box/folder
4/97
Fragment de theatre [play], 1974: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 12 pp))
See The gloaming [play].
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The gloaming [play], 1956: [n.m.][n.d.] (4 items (Auto [photo], Ts [photo], 43 pp))
See The gloaming [play].
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Box/folder
4/102
Good heavens [play], [n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 5 pp))
See Unpublished and unfinished works.
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Happy days [play], 1956: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 47 pp))
See Fin de partie [play].
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Box/folder
4/98
Jean du Chas [prose piece], 1930: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 5 pp))
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Krapp's last tape [play], 1956: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 47 pp))
See Fin de partie [play].
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Box/folder
4/99
Not I [play], 1972: [n.m.][n.d.] (11 items (Auto [photo], Ts [photo], 59 pp))
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Box/folder
4/100
Not I [play], 1973: [n.m.][n.d.] (3 items (Auto [photo], Ts [photo], 20 pp))
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Pim [play], 1956: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 47 pp))
See Fin de partie [play].
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Box/folder
4/101
Premier amour [short story], 1972: [n.m.][n.d.] (2 items (Auto [photo], Ts [photo], 37 pp))
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Souffle [play], 1971: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Ts [photo], 1 p))
See Breath [play].
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Text for nothing [collection of short prose], 1963: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 45 pp))
See Film [screenplay]
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Box/folder
4/103
Sounds [prose piece], 1973: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 2 pp))
See Unpublished and unfinished works.
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Still 3, 1973: [n.m.][n.d.] (1 item (Auto [photo], 3 pp))
See Unpublished and unfinished works.
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Box/folder
4/102-103
Unpublished and unfinished works, [n.d.] (18 items (Ts [photo], 115 pp))

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