Finding-aid for the A. E. Hotchner Papers (MSS056)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions


Collection Outline

Accrual I

Accrual II

Accrual III

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Descriptive Summary

TitleA. E. Hotchner Papers
Identification: MSS056

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Biographical Note

Born in St. Louis, Aaron E. Hotchner graduated from Washington University and briefly practised law there. In 1942 he joined the USAF, heading the London-Paris bureau of the Air Force Magazine, from 1946-48. After a period of freelance work in Paris from 1949-50, he went to work for Cosmopolitan magazine as a feature writer from 1950-54. He returned to serious free-lancing and sold stories and articles to well-circulated magazines. He later turned to television and the stage as a playwright, writing successfully for Playhouse 90, U.S. Steel Hour, Playwright '56, and Omnibus. A full length novel, The Dangerous American, appeared in 1958 and plays such as The White House were produced in New York in 1964. In 1955, he began various adaptations for stage and television of various Hemingway materials. Hotchner met Hemingway in 1948 while on assignment from Cosmopolitan in Cuba and the two were friends till Hemingway's death in 1961. Papa Hemingway, the controversial memoir brought to court by Mary Hemingway, was published in 1966 by Random House. For further information see materials housed in the A.E. Hotchner Collection Folder.

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Scope and Contents Note

Accession: 876, 988, 1707, 22926

Literary papers and editorial matter, 1944-1996.

25 Boxes.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Applicationfor 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.

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Accrual I,

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I. Papa Hemingway. Memoir. Published by Random House, Inc., , 1966.
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1-5/-Draft , 1965: n.d. (c. 545)
Ms., ts. Heavy ms. revision; newspaper, magazine clippings taped in. Ts. and ms. partial pages attached to full pp.; various sections combine to make up a complete p. Black, red, green pencil revision, notations. P.269 missing.
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2/-Draft , 1965: n.d. (c. 587)
Ts.[carbon]; second ts.[carbon] includes 1 ts. page. Heavy to moderate revision, deletions. Ts.[carbon] sections inserted on a small number of pages, partial sheets with quotations from Hemingway's books inserted at beginning of chapters with exceptions of chapters 7 and 11, which originally had an insert, and 15 pp., including 328-330, have sections cut out. Black and some red pencil revision. Title page changed from Mister Papa to Papa Hemingway.
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3/-Setting Copy, 1966: n.d. (532)
Front pp. noted `setting copy'. 1 p. noted `copy pages 356, 358 not here' Ts. includes 1 p. ts.[duplicated], 1 p. ts.[photocopy] Heavy ms. revision, deletions, printers markings, clipping attached. Black, blue, red pencil, pen revision.
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4/-Proof, n.d. (132 pages)
Noted `Authors 1st proof' galleys 34, 57 missing; 2 galleys each numbered 50, 58, 71, 74, 76, 110, 111, 115. 8 ts., 4 ts.[photocopy] inserts. Heavy printers markings, textual revision. Blue, red, black pencil; pen.
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Proof, n.d. (149 pages)
Noted `Authors 1st proof' 2 galleys beginning p. 94. Uncut page proof. 1 ts. insert. Heavy to light revision primarily in layout, some textual. Red, blue ink; black red, blue pencil revision.
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Proof, 1966. (c. 249)
Page proof. Noted on cover `Hotch - galley 81 has a page missing...' Inscription `To Mary' crossed out. Heavy ms. printers marking, textual revisions, deletions. Bound in blue paper cover by spiral ring. Blue, red, black, green pencil revision.
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Proof, 1966. (24 page proofs)
Cut page proof, ts. inserts proof of title. Heavy ms. revision, Incomplete; numbered lower right 1-26 numbers 3, 4 missing. Red Pen, pencil revisions.
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5/-Saturday Evening Post , 1966: Mar. 12 - Apr. 9. (35 p. 3 items [3 complete issues])
Serialization of memoir in The Saturday Evening Post. Published articles in 3 parts.
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Proof, 1966. (26 galleys.)
Galley proof of conclusion of Post article. Moderate to light ms. textual revision and printers marking. Red, black pencil.
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Documents, 1966: Jan. 26. (18 p.)
Legal papers. Affidavit in opposition to Plaintiffs' motion for a temporary injunction. Estate of Ernest Hemingway and Mary Hemingway, Plaintiffs, against Random House, Inc. and A.E. Hotchner, Defendants. Document signed by A.E. Hotchner. Ts.[photocopy]
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Clippings, n.d. (2 pp.)
Published articles concerning the suit against the publications of Papa Hemingway. Ts.[photocopy]
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Clippings, reviews., n.d. (c.270 pp.)
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II. Adaptations of Hemingway materials by A.E. Hotchner. All for television unless otherwise noted.,
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6/-The Battler. , n.d. (71 pp.)
Written with Sidney Carol. Noted `revised final script' Ts.[duplicated] No revisions.
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Capital Of The World. , n.d. (37 pp.)
Noted `Omnibus 1st Hemingway project for T.V.' Ts[carbon] Ms. revision last 2 pp. only. [Originally written for ballet performance]
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The Fifth Column, (112 pp.)
The Fifth Column, , 1959: Dec. 21. (112 pp.)
Noted `The parts of Max - Max Shell, Philip - Richard Burton' `revised - 12/21/59' `P. 104-109 missing' Ts.[duplicated] No revisions. p. 105-108 are missing.
Draft, , 1959: Dec. 21. (114 pp.)
Noted `revised 12/21/59' The following sets of numbers are on 1 page per set: 51-52, 54-55, 68-69. 117 numbered pages. Ts.[duplicated] No revisions.
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Fifty Grand. , 1958: Apr. 14. (96 pp.)
Ts.[duplicated] Moderate ms. notation, text revision.
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For Whom The Bell Tolls.,
For Whom The Bell Tolls. , n.d. (255 pp.)
Ts.[carbon] No revisions. In two parts; Part I 127 numbered pp. 4 unnumbered. Part 2 has 122 numbered pp., 2 unnumbered. Held together in brown paper folder.
, 1959: Feb. 12. (205 pp.)
Noted `Act 1 & 2 2nd revision' `Complete 3/24/59' Many pages noted `revised' Frequent multiple pagination per page. Ts.[carbon] Moderate to heavy textual notation, revision, deletions.
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7/-The Gambler, The Nun And The Radio. , 1960: May. (103 pp.)
Noted `Final revised as of 5/ /60' Numerous pages noted `rev.' with dated including 5/10/60 - 5/16/60. Ts.[duplicated] No ms. revisions. Frequent multiple pagination per page. Included is ms. music composition The Girls from Ireland. Music by Fred Steiner, Lyrics by A.E. Hotchner.
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The Killers. , 1959: Sept. 30. (108 pp.)
Noted `second revision 9/30/59' Ts.[duplicated No revision. Numbers 83-85 on same page.
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The Snows Of Kilimanjaro. , 1960: Mar. 17. (85 pp.)
Final revised copy. Ts.[duplicated Ms. revision on 1 p. only.
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The Undefeated. , n.d. (74 p.)
Adapted for film. Noted `only copy - never produced' Ts.[carbon] Ms. pagination; light ms. revision, notation - as to placement of text on the page. Held in green paper folder.
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The World Of Nick Adams. , 1957: Oct. 9. (80 pp.)
Noted `This script belongs to A.E. Hotchner Therefore -...caveat emptor'. Ts.[duplicated], ts.[carbon] Light to heavy ms. revision, deletions. 2pp. 76 and 77.
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Young Man.,
Young Man, 1961: May 29-Sept. 5. 268 pp.
Adapted for film. Title Adventures of a young man. Early draft noted `first draft screenplay May 29, 1961' Ts.[duplicated] Heavy to light ms. revision, notations. Later draft noted `Final' 1961: Sept. 5. Ts.[duplicated] no revision. First draft in orange covers, not bound.
DraftSecond draft, (170 pp.)
held in blue paper folder; pp. 148-149 missing.
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8/-The Hemingway Hero. , n.d.
Stage dramatization illustrating that the Hemingway heroes were simply different views of the same person, Hemingway himself. Drafts and titles vary considerably utilizing the characters Nick Adams, Lieut. Henry, Jake Barnes, Harry Richard, Robert Jordan, Scripps O'Neill and the Old Fisherman. Hotchner had submitted the script to producers while Hemingway was still alive, but had elicited no interest in it. After publication of Papa Hemingway in 1966 he was asked to revise it. It was produced in 1967 in New York. Folders 1-13 are in approximate chronological order of development, flagged as follows.
8/11. Hemingway with a capital H., 74 pp.
Ts. Two acts. No revision. Title crossed out and a name changed in a dialogue; Act I is missing pp. 4-18, 33-43, 46-56, 63-66. Act II is missing 14-20, 22; 24-32, 47-54. Loose sheets.
8/22. Draft, 33 pp.
Ts., ts.[carbon] Very heavy autograph revision and correction, in pencil and red pencil. Some sections stapled together. Paging impossible to follow. Several pages in Act II repeated. Yellow and plain sheets, loose.
8/33. Hemingway's Heroes., 103 pp.
Ts. Minor revision and correction. Bound, black hard paper covers, title glued to front cover.
8/44. Draft Ts.[carbon] Text same as above, but revision more extensive, 103 pp.
8/55. Draft, c.85 pp.
Ts.[photocopy] Text unique among this group, having the only scene with Sylvia Beach in Paris? No revision or correction. Utilizes device of editor as narrator as do the early drafts. Drops use of Scripps as a character and the waitress. Act I missing pp. 43-46. Ends p. 58. Act II missing 1-6. Act II is shorter version, ends p. 38. Loose sheets.
8/66. Hemingway's Heroes., 91 pp.
`es' in Heroes is crossed out. Ts.[duplicated] Moderate revision. Act II, p. 2-7 missing. One yellow page laid in. Red cover, bound.
8/77. The Hemingway Hero., c.38 pp.
The draft seems to be an amalgam of selected scenes from earlier scripts, some pieces are earlier duplicated material stapled to new sheets. Major portions are typescript. Heavy revision and correction in ts. and ms. Paging varies, in ms. form. Yellow and plain loose sheets.
8/88. Draft, 97 pp.
Ts.[duplicated] This appears to be the first uncorrected, complete script of its kind. Paging appears complete. Bound, orange paper covers.
9/99. Draft, c. 121 pp.
Ts., ts.[duplicated], ts.[carbon] Rough new version, using sections of earlier scripts. Some different characters introduced. New opening description. Paging seems complete. Loose sheets.
9/1010. Draft, c. 102 pp.
Ts., ts.[duplicated] This appears to be first typescript of previous compilation. Bound, Dartmouth green paper covers.
9/1111. Draft, c. 119 pp.
Ts.[duplicated] Some ts., ts.[photocopy], ms. Minor revision, moderate correction. 18 pp. at end marked for particular page insert. Also ts.[duplicated] program schedule dated 1/20/67 for production in New Haven, Boston, New York. (The play never reached New York) This draft seems to be very much a production copy.
9/1212.Draft, c. 90 pp.
Ts., ts.[duplicated] Pages renumbered, seem to be in order and complete. Loose sheets.
9/1313. Draft, 88 pp.
Ts.[duplicated] No revision or correction. Marked #15. Bound red covers.
9/14Playbill: The Hemingway Hero, Wilbur Theatre., 1967: Feb.
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10/-A Short Happy Life.,
Dramatization for the stage based on various Hemingway stories including Farewell to arms, Snows of Kilimanjaro, The undefeated, Torrents of spring, and others. Adaptation originally titled Love And Death and Hills Like White Elephants. Note similarity of sections to The Hemingway Hero. Drafts not numbered; arrangement approximately chronological.
1. Love And Death. Ts.[duplicated] No revision. Divided into 3 parts. Loose pages; red paper covers, but unbound., n.d. (100 p)
2. Draft , 1960. (108 p)
Ts.[duplicated] No revision. Bears little resemblance to earlier draft. Dartmouth green hard paper covers, bound.
3. Of Love And Death. , 1960. (106 p)
Ts.[duplicated] No revision. Bound, red covers.
4. Draft , 1961. (c.108 p)
Ts.[duplicated] Varies greatly from earlier drafts. Note on production concept by Frank Corsaro. Bound, red paper covers.
5. Hills Like White Elephants. , n.d. (100 p)
No revision, minor correction. Loose sheets. Typescript.
6. A Short Happy Life , 1962: (109 pp)
Ts., ts.[duplicated]. ts.[carbon] Light revision. Brown paper covers titled A Short happy life. Bound.
11/-7. A Short Happy Life. , 1962. 92 pp
Ts.[duplicated] No revision. Loose sheets.
8. A Short Happy Life, n.d. (94 pp)
Ts.[duplicated] Marked `Final' Very heavily revised and annotated; apparently a working stage copy, with stage directions, and notices of re-writes, etc. Laid in are 8 photocopies of drawings of stage sets for the production by Jo Mielziner. Designs marked for appropriate scene. Some pages missing or mis-numbered. Yale blue cover spring binder, bound.
10. A Short Happy Life, n.d. (5 items.)
Designs and details to scale of sets and props by Jo Mielziner in ms. Each bears stamp of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Loose.
11. A Short Happy LifeBackground music scores by Bernardo Segall, for conductor, woodwind, trumpet, and guitar., n.d. (4 items.)
Separate black music folders; one with hard cover, three with soft covers. Sheets vary in number.
12. A Short Happy Life, , n.d. (4 items.)
Reviews of the New York production.
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III. The Sea Chase and Poems To Mary, by Ernest Hemingway.,
For a bibliography on all 3 items, see Ernest Hemingway, A Comprehensive Bibliography, by Audre Hanneman, Princeton University Press, 1967, pp. 267-68.
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The sea chase. , n.d. (1 item)
Microfilm of photocopy of unpublished manuscript. Original ms. in possession of Mary Hemingway. Hotchner holds a photocopy from which microfilm was made. [To be published in Sept. 1970? as The Sea Island]
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Poems to Mary,
First poem to Mary in London. Ts.[photocopy] Light revision in Hemingway's hand, n.d. (3 pp.)
Poem to Mary (Second poem) Ts.[photocopy] Light revision in Hemingway's hand. Both poems first published in Atlantic, , 1944: Sept. Aug. 1965. 7 pp.
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13/-
IV. Original plays for television and the stage by A.E. Hotchner.,
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The Killers Of Mussolini., 1959: May 31. (85 pp.)
Written for television's Playhouse 90. Ts.[duplicated] In six acts. Title page notes `As telecast' Also lists play's producers and directors. Minor revision. Pages 80-81, and 82-83 combined. Complete text. Loose sheets.
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Last Clear Chance. Written for and produced on Playhouse 90. Later adapted and revised for the stage under title Verdict. Versions as follows.,
Last Clear Chance., 1958: Jan. 8. 94 pp.
Ts.[duplicated] Paging varies. Some pages missing. No revision. Title page notes `Air: Feb. 27, 1958' Loose sheets.
Last Clear Chance., 1958: Feb. 1. 112 pp.
Ts.[duplicated], ts.[carbon] Title page notes `Air: Mar. 6' Also notes `2nd draft' Several pages missing. Loose sheets. Essentially same text as above.
One Last Question., n.d. 92 pp.
Ts.[duplicated] No revision or correction. This is Last clear chance adapted for the stage. Same story line, with emphasis on the relationships of father and son and nature of law as a profession. No revision or correction. Bound, black paper covers.
Verdict., n.d. c.94 pp.
Revised version of One last question. Ts.[duplicated] Same emphasis. Paging revised. Title page denotes 2 additional scenes in Act III but these are crossed out and scenes not present in the script. Play ends as before, with minor revision. Bound, green-black paper covers.
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14/-Sergeant Barney. , n.d. (69 pp.)
Ts., ts.[carbon] Title page notes `Performed on NBC's Playwrights `56, Produced by Fred Coe. Final version as performed, AEH' Complete text. Light correction. Loose sheets.
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The White House.,
Performed in New York on the stage in early 1964 with leading roles played by Helen Hayes, Fritz Weaver, and James Daly. Play is based on quotations from former presidents about the role of the U.S. Presidency. Drafts as follows.
The Presidents And Their Ladies. An Intimate Cavalcade., 1963. (83 pp.)
Ts. No revision. `First draft' Title page notes title is `temporary' Bound, red paper covers.
The White House Story., 1963: (90 pp.)
Ts.[duplicated] No revision. `Second draft' Title noted `temporary' Bound, black paper covers.
The White House., 1963. 93 pp.
Ts.[duplicated] No revision. `Draft B' Varies condierably from 2nd draft. Bound, grey-blue paper covers.
The White House., 1963: (111 pp.)
Ts.[duplicated] No revision. `Third draft' Does not resemble above draft, but is in accord with second draft. Bound, dark green paper covers.
The White House. A Presidential Entertainment In Two Acts., n.d. (89 pp.)
Ts., ts. [duplicated], Ts.[carbon] Final version. Heavily marked for stage production in various inks and pencils. Cue pages, stage manager's time reports, etc. laid in. Loose sheets.
The White House. A Presidential Entertainment In Two Acts., 1964: (78 pp.)
Published text, by Samuel French, Inc. Text as above.

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1-8/1-28

Accrual II,

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Box/folder
1-2/1-6
I. Treasure. Published by Random House, Inc. , 1970.
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1/1-3Setting copy,
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2/4Galleys,
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2/5Page proofs,
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2/6Layout material,
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Box/folder
3/7-10
II. King of the Hill. Published by Random House, Inc. , 1970.
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3/7-8Draft,
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3/9-10Setting copy,
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Box/folder
4-5/11-17
III. The Man Who Lived at the Ritz. Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons , 1981.
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4/11-13Setting Copy,
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5/14Galleys,
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5/15-16Page proofs,
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5/17Proofs,
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6/18-20
IV. Looking for Miracles. Published by Harper & Row , 1975.
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Draft,
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7-8/21-28
V. Choice People. Published by William Morrow and Company, Inc. , 1984.
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7/21Draft,
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7-8/22-25Setting copy,
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8/26-27Galleys,
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8/28Proof,

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1-3/1-11

Accrual III,

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Box/folder
1-2/1-6
I. Louisiana Purchase. Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1996.
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1-2/1-8Drafts,
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3/9-11Setting copy,

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