Ivy Compton-Burnett Papers
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

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.


Ts. [carbon] draft with moderate auto. revision in pencil. Bound in limp blue folder. 1 item, 412 pp.