Finding-Aid for the Ivy Compton-Burnett Papers (MSS029)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

I. General Correspondence 1944-68

II. Greig correspondence, 1947-1968.

III. Manuscripts

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Descriptive Summary

CreatorCompton-Burnett, Ivy, 1892-1969.
TitleIvy Compton-Burnett Papers
Quantity: 167 items
Identification: MSS029

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Biographical Note

Biographical information on Ivy Compton-Burnett may be found in Contemporary authors, v. 4. For information on Kay Dick see v. 15/16, and on Kathleen Farrell, v. 7/8. Cicely Greig was employed by Compton-Burnett to type her manuscripts.

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists primarily of letters and post cards from Compton-Burnett to Kay Dick, Auto. Post Cards Signed, 82, Auto. Letters Signed, 16, and Kathleen Farrell, Auto. Post Cards Signed, 27, Auto. Letters Signed, 2, some items addressed to both, all written between 1947 and 1969. Included is one Auto. Letter Signed from Margaret Jourdain to Kay Dick dated Dec. 16, 1947. The content is largely personal in nature, offering or accepting invitations, conveying information about travel plans, etc. Frequent reference is made to Compton-Burnett's domestic situation and health. Occasional comments concern contemporary events and literary figures including Olivia Manning, Rose Macaulay, Richard Church and Pamela Hansford Johnson, and Compton-Burnett's own work and work habits.

126 items

Also included is one typescript [carbon] of Elders and betters [novel] by Compton-Burnett, [ca.1944], with moderate revision in pencil, bound in limp blue folder.

1 item, 412 pp.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restrictions

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

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 the estate of Ivy-Compton Burnett.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ivy Compton Burnett Papers, Washington University in St. Louis

Processing Information

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff March, 1976. EAD encoded finding-aid complete December, 2001

Accruals

Interfiled within collection or by accession at end of collection.

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Box and Folder Listing

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I. General Correspondence , 1944-68 (126 items)

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I.1 General Correspondence , 1947-48. (9 items)
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I.2 General Correspondence , 1949-50. (7 items)
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I.3 General Correspondence , 1951. (14 items)
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I.4 General Correspondence , 1952-53. (13 items)
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I.5 Correspondence , 1954-55. (7 items)
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I.6 General Correspondence , 1956-58. (7 items)
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I.7 General Correspondence , 1959. (13 items)
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I.9 General Correspondence , 1960-61. (9 items)
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I.9 General Correspondence , 1962-63. (12 items)
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I.10 General Correspondence , 1964-65. (13 items)
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I.11 General Correspondence , 1966-67. (14 items)
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I.12 General Correspondence , 1968-[n.d.]. (8 items)

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II. Greig correspondence, , 1947-1968. (40 items)

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II.1 Greig correspondence, 1947-1954 (12 items, 23 pp.)
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II.2 Greig correspondence , 1955-1963. (16 items, 31 pp.)
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II.3 Greig correspondence , 1964-1968. (12 items, 25 pp.)

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III. Manuscripts,

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III.1 Elders and betters [novel]. , [ca.1944]. (1 item)
Ts. [carbon] draft with moderate auto. revision in pencil. Bound in limp blue folder. 1 item, 412 pp.

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