Finding-aid for the John N. Morris Papers (MSS086)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Restrictions


Collection Outline

I. Correspondence

II. Poetry

III. Essays, Reviews

IV. Fiction

V. Miscellaneous materials

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Descriptive Summary

TitleJohn N. Morris Papers
Identification: MSS086

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Biographical Note

John Nelson Morris (1931-November 25, 1997) was an author and educator. Born in Oxford, England, Morris spent part of his childhood on his grandfather's peach farm in Eagle Springs, North Carolina. He attended Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, Virginia, and in 1953 received a bachelor's degree in English from Hamilton College. After two years as a Marine during the Korean War, Morris attended graduate school at Columbia University, earning a doctorate in 1964. He taught at the University of Delaware and at Columbia University before coming to Washington University in 1967. Morris taught poetry and 18th-century British literature for nearly 30 years in the Department of English, retiring in 1995.

Morris was the author of four books of poetry: A Schedule of Benefits, The Glass Houses, The Life Beside This One, and Green Business. His work was published in such magazines as Poetry, The New Yorker and The New Republic, and in 1978 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1979, he won the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

In 2002, Morris's Selected Poems and memoir, Then: Essays in Reconstruction, composed in the last years of his life during an arduous battle with pancreatic cancer were published.

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The John N. Morris Collection consists of correspondence to and from Morris to various American authors.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

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 not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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I. Correspondence,

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I.a. General Correspondence,
Consists of correspondence between John Morris and Harry Ford from 7 Sept. 1971 to 1 October 1985.
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To Morris TL, 7 Sept. 1971 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 10 Sept. 1971 (1 p. with enclosures)
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To Morris TL, 14 Oct. 1971 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 19 Dec. 1973 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 8 March 1974 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 30 April 1977 (1 p. with enclosure)
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To Ford TLS, 24 March 1978 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 12 May 1978 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 16 April 1979 (1 p.)
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To Morris TL(x), 23 April 1979 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 17 June 1983 (2 pp.)
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To Morris TL(x), 5 Dec. 1983 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 22 July 1985 (1 p.)
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To Morris TL, 29 July 1985 (1 p.)
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To Ford TLS, 2 Aug. 1985 (1 p.)
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To Morris TL(x), 1 Oct. 1985 (1 p.)
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I.b. Business Correspondence,
Consists of correspondence between Harry Ford and Morris regarding the development and publication of Morris's books.
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1/2Green Business , 1969-71
Harry Ford TL(x), 2 Jan. 1968 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 6 Jan. 1969 1 p.
Howard Nemerov TLS, 15 Oct. 1969 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 30 Oct. 1969 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 26 Nov. 1969 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 21 Jan. 1969 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 24 Feb. 1970 2 pp.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 9 March 1970 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 9 April 1970 1 p.
Harry Ford TLS, 16 April 1970 2 p.
Don [] TLS, 19 April 1970 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 13 May 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 9 May 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford ALS, 2 June 1970 2 pp.
Harry Ford TL(x), 11 June 1970 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 25 June 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford ALS, 22 June 1970 2 pp.
Harry Ford TL(x), 27 July 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford ALS, 3 Aug. 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford ALS, 17 Aug. 1970 1 p. + enclosure
Harry Ford TL(x), 17 Sept. 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 15 Sept. 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 22 Sept. 1970 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 8 Dec. 1970 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 11 March 1971 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 9 March 1971 1 p.
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1/3The Life Beside This One , 1973-76
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 2 April 1973 2 pp.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 3 April 1973 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 27 April 1973 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 14 Sept. 1973 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 17 Sept. 1973 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 9 Nov. 1973 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 10 April 1974 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 11 Nov. 1974 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 13 Nov. 1974 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 18 Dec. 1974 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 23 Dec. 1974 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 2 Jan. 1975 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 6 Feb. 1975 2 pp.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 11 Feb. 1975 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 14 Feb. 1975 2 pp.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 19 Feb. 1975 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 24 Feb. 1975 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 8 April 1975 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 10 April 1975 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 3 May 1975 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 21 April 1975 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 16 April 1975 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 22 July 1975 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 14 Aug. 1975 1 p.
Morris to [] Reig TLS, 6 Oct. 1975 1 p.
Katherine Hoskins to Harry Ford ALS, 19 Oct. 1975 1 p.
Harry Ford to Katherine Hoskins TL(x), 5 Nov. 1975 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 8 Jan. 1976 1 p.
Harry Ford TL(x), 16 Jan. 1976 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 29 April 1976 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 1 Sept. 1976 1 p.
Morris to Harry Ford TLS, 3 Dec. 1976 1 p. + enclosures
Harry Ford TL(x), 9 Dec. 1976 1 p.
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1/4The Glass Houses , 1979-1980
Consists of correspondence between John Morris and Harry Ford from 21 May 1979 to 2 Dec. 1983.
To Ford TLS, 21 May 1979 1 p.
To Ford (and wife) TLS, 25 May 1979 1 p.
To Morris TL(x), 30 May 1979 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 7 June 1979 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 24 Aug. 1979 1 p.
To Morris TL(x), 4 Sept. 1979 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 18 Oct. 1979 1 p.
To Ford TLS(x), 18 Oct. 1979 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 19 Nov. 1979 1 p.
To Morris TL(x), 20 Dec. 1979 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 14 Dec. 1979 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 25 Jan. 1980 1 p.
To Ford TL(x), 6 Feb. 1980 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 1 Feb. 1980 1 p.
To Morris TL(x), 19 Feb. 1980 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 13 Feb. 1980 1 p.
To Morris TL(x), 15 May 1980 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 8 May 1980 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 9 Aug. 1983 1 p.
To Ford TLS, 2 Dec. 1983 1 p.
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1/5Other Business Correspondence , 1973-1989 [nd]
Lionel Trilling ALS, 15 July 1973 3 pp.
John Bayley ALS, 13 Aug. 1973 4 pp.
Howard Moss TLS, 17 Oct. 1975 1 p.
Howard Moss TLS, 6 April 1976 1 p.
Poetry Dept. New Yorker TL, 2 March 1977 1 p.
Wayne Dodd TLS, 23 Sept. 1977 1 p.
Howard Moss TLS, 7 March 1978 1 p.
Jay Parini ALS, 13 Oct. 1978 1 p.
Stanley W. Lindberg TLS, 15 Dec. 1978 1 p.
Ronald A. Sharp TLS, 6 June 1979 1 p.
JD McClatchy TLS, 18 Feb. 1981 1 p.
Kate McCune TLS, 18 March 1981 1 p.
Kate McCune TLS, 27 April 1981 1 p.
[] The Sewanee Review TLS, 2 June 1981 1 p.
Ben Sonnenberg TLS, 3 Oct. 1982 1 p.
Howard Moss TLS, 24 March 1985 1 p.
Harry Ford TLS, 3 March 1989 1 p.
Reed Whittemore ALS, [nd] 1 p.
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1/6Unidentified Correspondence,
Item 1: From Morris to Prof. Donaldson, AL (draft)
(on back) from Morris to Ellen, AL (draft) 2 pp.
Item 2: From Morris re. proofs, AL
(on back) poetry notes, ms. 2 pp.

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II. Poetry,

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II.a. Untitled Poems and Misc. Worksheets,
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“After the future...”, (6 ms., ts. on back of one, titled “And Return.” 7 pp.)
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“At my age...”, (Ms. 1 p.)
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“At the end they became their letters...”, (3 ts., one with lt. ms. rev., one with med. ms. rev.; 5 ms. 8 pp.)
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“In short as usual...”, (Ms. 2 pp.)
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“They are real to us now...”, (Ms. 1 p.)
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“This is the room of rooms...”, (Ms. 2 p.)
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“What have I done to my son...”, (Ms. 1 p.)
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Untitled Misc., (Ms., one with ms. on back 10 p.)
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Worksheets, misc., (Ms. 27 p.)
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II.b. Titled Poems,
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Accident: A Street Scene, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Afterwards, (Ts. 1 p.)
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And Return, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Apartment Cat, (Ts.; ms. notes in margins and on back. 2 pp.)
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At the Party, (3 ts.: light ms. rev. in one. 3 pp.)
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Blue Men, (2 ms.; 1 ts.: ms. rev. in margins. 3 pp.)
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Chairs, Tables, Etc., (2 ms.: one titled “For Chairs, Tables Etc.” 2 pp.)
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Children Are Animals, (Ts.; ms. list of words on back. 2 pp.)
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The Chrysler, (3 ms.: one titled “The Chrysler: A Testimonial”; 2 ts.: light ms. rev. on both, one titled “The Chrysler: a Testimonial. 5 pp.)
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The Circus of the Sparrow and the Cat, (Ts.: light ms. rev. 1 p.)
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A Dark Place, (1 ms. on front and back; 3 ts. 5 pp.)
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Declamation, (Ts. 1 p.)
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A Defining, (Ts. also titled “A Definition of Love” 1 p.)
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The Devil, (Ms.: med. rev. 1 p.)
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Doing History, (3 ms.: 1 on two pages, all rev.; 1 ts.; 1 Xerox 7 pp.)
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Exempla, (2 ts., identical 2 pp.)
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The Exercise, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Family Christmas, (4 ms.; 1 ts., med. ms. rev. 5 pp.)
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The Famous Lovers, (1 ts. titled “When Famous Lovers Die”; 1 ts. with one typed verse and one ms. verse on back. 3 pp.)
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A Few Mayflower Pieces, (Ms. titled “Mayflower Pieces”; ts. 2 pp.)
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For Captain Walter Phillips, USMC, (Ts, pub. in Poetry, 1956 1 p.)
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For My Wife with her present, (4 ms., one titled “For My Wife, an apology for her present” 4 pp.)
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For the Heroes, (2 Ts., one with ms. date 2 pp.)
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Geometers, the Men Who Brace, (4 Ts.: one titled “Two Songs,” first song titled “A Song for the Snake,” other song on other page titled “A Song for the Pilot”; one with ts./ms. on back titled “Photography.” 5 pp.)
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The Hammock in the Sun, (2 Ms., one with ms. verses on back, other titled “What Fell?” 3 pp.)
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A Head Drest Plain, (Ts. 1 p.)
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The House Next Door, (2 ts., med. ms. rev. on one, lt. ms. rev. on other; 11 p. ms. notes and drafts 13 pp.)
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The House You Can Afford, (3 ts.; 1 Xerox; 4 pp. ms. notes and drafts, one titled “A House in the Country.” 8 pp.)
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If God Would Only Weep For Us, (Ts., med. ms. rev. 1 p.)
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In the Drawer, (Ts. with ms. date 1 p.)
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In the Elevator, (4 ts., two with lt. ms. rev., one with heavy ms. notes and rev.; 1 Xerox with light ms. rev.; 2 pp. ms. notes and drafts, one titled “For an Elevator Operator” 7 pp.)
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In the Marines, (Ts.; ms. 3 pp.)
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In the Old Soldiers Cemetery, (Ts. 1 p.)
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In the Walk, (Ms. 1 p.)
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In the Wild Garden, (1 ts.; 5 pp. ms. drafts and notes 6 pp.)
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Indiscipline, (2 ts. 2 pp.)
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An Invitation, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Jingo's Journeys, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Killing Us a Chicken, (Ms. 1 p.)
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The Land of Cockaigne, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Like Two Armies, (Ts. 1 p.)
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A Look In, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Making a Tent, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Mambrino's Helmet, (Ms. 1 p.)
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Men in Their Houses, (2 ms.; 1 ts. 3 pp.)
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Midsummer Reminder, (2 ts. 2 pp.)
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The Month of Sunday, (Ms., 4 pp. drafts/notes 4 pp.)
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Millennium, (Ts, lt. ms. note 1 p.)
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“My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun”, (4 ts., one with doodles on back 4 pp.)
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Mystery Story, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Nothing Done, (Ts. with “The Waste of Time” in ms; ms. 2 pp.)
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On Edge, (5 pp. ms. notes and drafts 5 pp.)
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On the New York Central, (4 ts., lt-med ms. rev. on three; 7 pp. ms. notes and drafts; 5 scrap pp. notes. 16 items)
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The Pelicans, (3 ts., 1 with lt. ms. rev., 2 with med. ms. rev.; 1 ms. 4 pp.)
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Photography, (2 ts., (See “Geometers, the Men Who Brace,” for ms.) 2 pp.)
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Picnic/Hiroshige, (1 ts. “Picnic”; on back, 2 ts. drafts “Hiroshige.” 2 pp.)
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The Plain Bride, Dressed, (2 ts., lt. ms. rev. on one titled “The Plain Bride”; med. ms. rev. and ms. verses (crossed out) on back of other 3 pp.)
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Politician, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Questions and Answer, (Ms. 1 p.)
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The Return, (Ms. 2 pp.)
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The Rites of Passage, (Ts. 1 p.)
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The Satisfaction, (1 ts.; 2 ms. 3 pp.)
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She is, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Snow Men, (Ts. 1 p.)
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The Son, (Ts., lt. ms. rev. 1 p.)
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Surviving, (Ms. 1 p.)
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Survivors, (6 ts, 2 titled “Parents”; 1 Xerox, lt. ms. rev. 6 pp. ms. 13 pp.)
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Things to Do, (Ts. 4 pp.)
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Things that Come Up, (2 Ts., one with med. ms. rev. 2 pp.)
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The Three Ladies, (5 ts. drafts, 1 titled “The Fourth Lady,” 1 titled “Ballad of Three Ladies” with lt. ms. rev., 1 titled “The Ballad of the Fourth Lady.” 13 pp.)
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Three, (Ts., med. ms. rev. incl. “Masters” above title. 1 p.)
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Two Songs, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Up for Air, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Walking in Their Sleep, (2 ts., 1 with med. ms. rev.; 4 pp. ms. notes and drafts. 6 pp.)
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The War, (Ms. 1 p.)
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The Widows at Bridge, (Ts. 3 pp.)
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II.c. Green Business 1970,
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The Miles of Time, (Ts., later published as Green Business, with additional material. 40 pp.)
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Green Business, (Galley proofs. 23 pp.)
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An Arthurian Episode, (Ts. 3 pp.)
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Between Two Bells, (Ts. 3 pp.)
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The Birds Flew Over, (Ts. 2 pp.)
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Bluebeard, (Ts. 1 p.)
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The China Plate, (Ts., ms. of notes 2 pp.)
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Clearing House, (5 ms.; 1 ts. with light ms. rev. titled “Clearing Houses” 6 pp.)
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Closing Up, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Cockayne, (Ts. titled “What Vision Is.” 1 p.)
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The Dream, (4 ts. drafts, 1 titled “Obligations,” 1 titled “Debt” with lt. ms. rev. 8 pp.)
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A Dream in the City, (3 ts. drafts, one titled “The Dream.” 3 pp.)
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Dry, (4 ts. drafts, one titled “An Engraving by Blake.” 4 pp.)
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An Embassy from Versailles, (Ms. worksheets, some of which titled “The Factories at Versailles,” one of which titled “Translatic Studies, the Embassy from Versailles. 15 pp.)
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Excuses, (Ms. 2 pp.)
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Fatness, (3 ts. drafts, one with lt. ms. rev. 3 pp.)
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The Food and the Pay, (Ms., titled “The Food and pay.” 3 pp.)
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Grandfather's Pistol, (Ms. 3 pp.)
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Helen to the Elders, (3 ts. drafts titled “Helen to the Trojan Philosophers.” 3 pp.)
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Home, (4 ts.; 9 pp. ms., 3 with writing on back 16 pp.)
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House Hunting, (6 ms.; 1 proof 7 pp.)
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It Froze So Hard, (Ts. 4 pp.)
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A Letter From a Friend, (4 ts., 1 with ts. with med. ms. rev. on back 5 pp.)
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Mourning, (Ts. 2 pp.)
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An Old Man's August, (Ts. titled “Colloquy” with lt. man. rev. 1 p.)
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Orpah, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Over Grave Flowers, (Ts. 1 p.)
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The Puzzle, (Ts. 1 p.)
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The Sleeping Cat, (Ts., pub. as “Nikko Kekko, Beautiful Nikko” 1 p.)
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The Soldiers Have Left the Mountain, (Ts. 1 p.)
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Song, (Ts., titled “The Ragged Man 1 p.)
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Thirty-Seven, (2 ts., one with ts. “The China Plate” on back. 1 ms. with ms. on back. 5 pp.)
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To an Unborn, (11 ms., some titled “The Unborn” 10 pp.)
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To the Organ-Grinder, (Ts. 2 pp.)
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This Man, (Ts. 2 pp.)
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This Parachute, (Ts. 2 pp.)
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To a Sister, With a Photograph, (2 ts, 1 titled “To His Sister, With A Photograph.” 2 pp.)
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Westport, (Ts. 1 p.)
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What the Professor Said, (5 ts., 3 titled “From the Academy” 1 titled “An Academic Soliloquy,” with lt. ms. rev; 1 ms, with scribbles on back. 6 pp.)
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Who Will Stand Against the Fact of Europe?, (Ts. 5 pp.)
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II. d. The Life Beside This One 1975,
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The Life Beside, (Proof of front matter 1 p.)
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The Life Beside, (Early title: Repetitions, table of contents. 4 pp.)
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The Life Beside, (Ts.: 1 complete set (39 pp.), 1 partial c. 72 p.)
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The Life Beside, (Ts; ms. Setting copy. c. 70 p.)
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The Life Beside, (Galley proof, corrected. 30 galleys)
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The Life Beside, (page proof, uncorrected. 24 pp.)
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Against Silence, (2 ts.; 4 ms. pages notes and drafts, 2 with numbers and scribbles on back. 6 pp.)
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Always Walking, (3 ms.; 1 ts. 4 pp.)
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Among the Alternatives, (6 ms.; 1 ts. with heavy ms. 7 pp.)
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And Return, (4 ms.; 1 ts. 5 pp.)
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At Forest Lawn Cemetery, (15 ms. 1 ts. draft with lt. ms. rev. 17 pp.)
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Beginning a Poem About My Dog, (6 ms.; 1 ts. 7 pp.)
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Burning the Houses: a History, (Ms. 9 pp.)
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A Child's Nativity, (7 ms.; 3 ts., two with med. ms. rev., one with ts. rev. one with heavy ms. rev. 10 pp.)
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The Companion, (Ms. 3 pp.)
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Comparing the Literature, (3 ms; 1 ts. originally titled “The Professor Has Come,” lt. ms. rev. 4 pp.)
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Crusoe Continuing, (2 ts. drafts 3 pp.)
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The Departure, (4 ms.; 4 ts., 3 titled “Leavetaking” 8 pp.)
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The Fathers, (5 ms.; 4 ts., 2 with lt. ms. rev., one with med. ms. rev., 1 with heavy ms. rev. 9 pp.)
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For Dead Horses, (9 ms. pp., 1 with ms. on back, 1 titled “Hell is perhaps”; 1 ts. draft with med. ms. rev. titled “Public Speech.” 12 pp.)
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For My Mother in the Woods, (3 ms.; 1 ts. with lt. ms. rev. 4 pp.)
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For my Wife, (Ms. 2 pp.)
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For the Children, About Their Deaths, (4 ms., 2 titled “To the children, about their deaths, 1 titled “To My Children, About their deaths. 5 pp.)
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For the Man in the Mirror, (10 ms., 1 with writing on back; 2 ts., lt. ms. rev. on both. 13 pp.)
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For Whiskey, (1 ms.; 2 ts., lt. ms. rev. on one, med. ms. rev. on other. 3 pp.)
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The Gifts, (9 ms., 2 titled “Santa Claus,” 2 ts. 11 pp.)
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Going Back, (12 ms., 5 ts., one with lt. ms. rev., 1 with med. ms. rev., 1 with heavy ms. rev. 17 pp.)
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Great Wealth, (4 ms., 1 titled “Money”; 1 ts., lt. ms. rev. 5 pp.)
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House Holding, (1 ms.; 2 ts. 3 pp.)
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In the Hamptons, (3 ts., 2 with lt. ms. rev., one titled “Fast Hampton in the Fifties”; 12 ms. 15 pp.)
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In the Restaurant Polar, (1 ts.; 2 ms., 1 titled “In the Restaurant Alaska” 3 pp.)
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Jacob, (1 ms.; 1 ts. with lt. ms. rev. 2 pp.)
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Killing the Children, (4 ms., 3 titled On? 4 pp.)
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The Life Beside This One, (Ms. 3 pp.)
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The Locked Coast, (3 ts.; 4 ms. 7 pp.)
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Looking at Animals, (15 ms.; 2 ts., 1 with heavy ms. rev., titled “Looking at the Animals.” 17 pp.)
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Looking For It., (4 ms.; 2 ts. titled “Getting Away,” with med. ms. rev. 6 pp.)
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The Mirror, (Ms. 2 pp.)
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Near the Potomac, (14 pp. ms.; 3 ts. drafts, 1 with heavy ms. rev. 18 pp.)
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Not Gardening, (7 ms.; 2 ts., 1 with lt. ms. rev. 9 pp.)
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Out of England, (6 ms., 1 titled “In England: Voyages,” 1 titled Voyages; ts, lt. ms rev. 7 pp.)
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Owning Your Own Home, (Ms. 6 pp.)
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The Quiet Life, (Ts, front and back, lt. ms. rev. 1 p.)
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Running It Backward, (10 ms.; 1 ts. 11 pp.)
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Sentence, (Ms. 1 p.)
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Summer School, (6 ms.; 1 ts., 1 Xerox. 8 pp.)
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Thanksgiving, (3 ms.; 3 ts., lt. ms. rev. on two. 6 pp.)
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That Summer, (Ms. 3 pp.)
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Three, (2 ms.; 1 ts. with med. ms. rev. 3 pp.)
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The Watering Trough, (Ts., heavy ms. 1 p.)
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II.e. The Glass Houses 1980,
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The Glass Houses, (Ts. 52 pp.)
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The Glass Houses, (Proofs. 34 pp.)
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The Glass Houses, (Revised proofs. 30 pp.)
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All He Knows, (Xerox, Proof 2 pp.)
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Archaeology, (12 ms., 1 with ms. on back; 8 ts., 4 with med. ms. rev., 1 with lt. ms. rev.; 1 proof 22 pp.)
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At the Death of Gulliver, (10 ms., 1 titled “The Death of Gl--alitch,” 1 titled “The Death of G--ll--veo,” 1 titled “Elegy... At a Vacation Exercise”; 1 ts.; 1 Xerox; 1 proof. 13 pp.)
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The Autobiography, (Xerox 2 pp.)
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The Blacksnake in My Tree, (13 ms.; 1 ts. Xerox; 1 proof. 15 pp.)
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Carnival, (21 ms., 1 titled “The Lost Child”; 3 pp. ts. Xerox. 24 pp.)
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The Christmas Letter, (10 ms.; 3 ts. 13 pp.)
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Closing Jack's, (9 ms.; 1 ts. 10 pp.)
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The Common Life, (9 ms, 1 titled “The Good Marriage”; 7 ts., 2 with lt. ms. rev., 1 with med. ms. rev., titled “The Honor Farm.” 16 pp.)
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Concerning the Children, (Ts. 3 pp.)
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The Eliminations, (5 ms.; 3 ts., 1 with lt. ms. rev, 1 with lt. ts. rev. 8 pp)
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The End of the Rental, (9 ms.; 1 proof 10 pp.)
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The Examined Life, (Ts. (Xerox) 1 p.)
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For Certain of Our Poets, (Ts.; Xerox 2 pp.)
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For Jack Meeke, A.M. (OXON.), (Ts. 1 p.)
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For Julia, in Deep Water, (4 ms.; 5 ts., 2 with lt. ms. rev., 1 titled “A Swimming Lesson: For Julia in Deep Water”; 1 proof. 10 pp.)
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Halloween, (8 ms.; 1 ts.; 2 pp. Xerox of “Halloween,” “Map Problems,” and The Christmas Letter.” 11 pp.)
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The Hours You Keep, (3 ms., 1 ts., 1 Xerox. 5 pp.)
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In the Drawer, (1 ts.; 1 Xerox. 2 pp.)
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In There, (18 ms., 1 titled “The Other Side/Life,” 1 titled “The Other Side”; 1 ts. with med. ms. rev., titled” The Other Life”; 1 tearsheet. 20 pp.)
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The Infantry School, (17 ms., 3 ts. drafts, one Xeroxed. 23 pp.)
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Keeping Us Warm, (1 ts.; 1 Xerox 4 pp.)
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The Key, (2 ts., 1 Xerox with lt. ms. rev. 3 pp.)
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At Kilroy's Grave, (3 ms.; 3 ts.; 1 ts. Xerox with lt. ms. rev. 7 pp.)
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Local Knowledge, (9 ms.; 5 ts., most titled “Prospect Hill Oneida County, New York,” 2 with lt. ms. rev., 1 with heavy ms. rev. 14 pp.)
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Lost Things, (7 ms., with ms. on back of one; 1 ts. (Xerox); 1 proof. 10 pp.)
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Man and Boy, (1 ts. (Xerox) 1 proof. 2 pp.)
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Map Problems, (31 ms.; 5 ts., 1 with med. ms. rev., 1 with lt. ms. rev. 36 pp.)
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The Mexican Bowl, (1 ms., front and back; 2 ts. 4 pp.)
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My Children's Book, (Ts., lt. ms. rev.; Xerox. 2 pp.)
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The Neediest, (Ts. (Xerox). 1 p.)
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Nightcap, (Ts. 1 p.)
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On the Stairs, (Ts.; Xerox. 2 pp.)
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The Retired Life, (Ts.; Xerox. 2 pp.)
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The Right to Life, (1 ts.; 1 Xerox; 1 proof. 3 pp.)
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The Surgeon General's Warning, (12 ms.; 1 ts; 1 Xerox. 14 pp.)
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The Way We Live Now, (1 ms.; 1 ts. with med. ms. rev.; 2 ts. Xeroxes 4 pp.)
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What the Ratcatcher Said, (2 Xeroxes; 1 ts. with med. ms. rev. 3 pp.)
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The Will of the Children, (1 ts. (Xerox) 1 p.)
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Wintering Over, (11 ms., 1 titled “In the Bad Weather,” 1 titled “In the Cold Country”; 2 ts. with lt. ms. rev.; 1 ts. (X). 14 pp.)
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Yearbooks, (Ts. (Xerox) 2 pp.)
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The Alterations, (6 ms.; 1 ts. with med. ms. rev. 7 pp.)
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Boxtrap, (7 ms.; 1 ts. with lt. ms. rev.; 1 proof. 9 pp.)
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Bringing Up Father, (8 ms.; 1 ts. with heavy ms. rev. 9 pp.)
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The Club of the Only Children, (Ts. 3 pp.)
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The Country Beyond the Hill, (28 pp. Xerox (ts., ms.); 1 proof; 2 ts, med. ms. rev.; 13 ms. 44 pp.)
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The Cure, (4 ms.; 1 ts. with lt.. ms. rev. 5 pp.)
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The Disappearance of Sideshows, (9 ms.; 9 ts., 3 with lt. ms. rev. 18 pp.)
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Flying Lessons, (9 ms.; 4 ts., 2 with lt. ms. rev. 13 pp.)
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The Good Tourists, (Ts. 1 p.)
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The Grand Birthday, (13 ms.; 1 proof 14 pp.)
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Grandfather's Picture, (1 ms., front and back; 4 ts. 6 pp.)
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Hamlet at Sea, (9 ms.; 3 ts. 12 pp.)
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His Will, (5 ms.; 2 ts. 7 pp.)
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In Our Elegies, (10 ms.; 1 ts. with med. ms. 11 pp.)
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In the Album, (3 ms., one titled “Instant Photographs”; 2 ts.; 1 Xerox 6 pp.)
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Museum Shop Catalogue, (3 ms.; 5 ts., 1 with lt. ms. rev. 8 pp.)
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911, (3 ms.; 5 ts, 2 with lt. ms. rev. 8 pp.)
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The Old Hand, (18 ms.; 1 ts. with lt. ms. rev.; 1 proof. 20 pp.)
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Our Daily Visitor, (10 ms.; 3 ts., 2 with lt. ms. rev.; 2 Xeroxes, 1 with lt. ms. rev. 15 pp.)
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The Parson's Tale, (7 ts., 1 with lt. ms. rev., 1 with med. ms. rev. 7 pp.)
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A Particular Child, (Ts., med. ms. 1 p.)
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The Period Rooms, (Ts. 2 pp.)
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Reading Myself Asleep, (2 ms.; 3 ts., 1 with med. ms. rev. titled “Reading Myself to Sleep.” 5 pp.)
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Reading the Writing, (8 ms.; 6 ts. 3 with med. ms. rev., 1 titled “Handwriting Report.” 14 pp.)
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A Schedule of Benefits, (2 ms.; 5 ts., 3 with lt. ms. rev. 7 pp.)
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The Silver Hand, (4 ms.; 2 ts., 1 with lt. ms. rev., 1 with heavy ms. rev. 6 pp.)
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Steichen at Art, (2 ms.; 3 ts. with lt. ms. rev. 5 pp.)
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To Those Who Share, (1 ms.; 5 ts., 2 titled “To Those Who Share This Birthday: xviii. VI. 31,” 1 with med. ms. rev. 6 pp.)
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A Traveller's Advisory, (Ts, lt. ms. rev. 1 p.)
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The Unburied, (Ts., 2 with lt. ms. rev., 1 with med. ms. rev., 5 titled “A Time Piece.” 11 pp.)
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Under Six Flags, (24 pp. ms.; 13 pp. ts., variously titled “The Good Place” and “Themes of the Park.” 6 lt. ms. rev., 2 med. ms. rev. 27 pp.)
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Untrimming the Tree, (5 ms.; 9 ts., 4 with lt. ms. rev.; 2 with med. ms. rev. 14 pp.)
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The Visiting Hours, (6 ms., 1 titled “Visiting the Sick”; 6 ts. 2 titled “Hospital Visiting,” 3 titled “Visiting the Sick.” 12 pp.)
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Visiting the Province, (21 ms., ms. on back of one.; 6 ts., 4 with lt. ms. rev. 28 pp.)
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A Word From the Examiners, (8 ms., 1 titled “Checking Your Work,” 1 titled “The Exceptional Child”; 5 ts., 1 with lt. ms. rev. 13 pp.)

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III. Essays, Reviews,

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III.a Essays, untitled:,
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on Johnson, (54 pp. ms.; 41 pp. ts. 95 pp.)
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on Milton, (Ms. 6 pp.)
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7/262-267“Eight Poets From the Small Presses”, (14 ms.; 21 ts. 35 pp.)
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“Making More Sense Than Omaha”, (Ts. 15 pp.)
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“Milton and the Imagination of Time”, (Clean Galley 4 pp.)
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“The Poet's Courage: An Essay on Pope”, (Ts with ms. rev., Ts. letter from typist ms. notes on typing 56 pp.)
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“Samuel Johnson and the Artist's Work”, (1 ms. letter from typist; c. 70 pp. ts. c. 71 pp.)
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“The Songs Protect Us, in a Way”, (Ts (x). 23 pp.)
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III.c Reviews:,
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Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical, (Ts (x). 9 pp.)
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The Forms of Autobiography: Episodes,
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Review (review of Hard Freight),
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Review (review of Stop Time),
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IV. Fiction,

Single draft of short story.

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V. Miscellaneous materials,

Notes towards readings, introductions, print ephemera, and etc.
Also, includes a manuscript of the first edit of an interview with Morris by Catherine Rankovic transcribed from tapes made on two seperate occasions, containing biographical and other information not appearing in the published interview; a copy of River Styx, Issue No. 47 (1996) containg the printed version of the interview; negatives and contact sheet of photo session with Morris in his office and Olin Library in December 1995; and 3x5 prints of Morris from the photo session.

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