Muriel Spark Papers
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

Scope and Contents Note

The bulk of the Spark Papers consist of correspondence between Spark and British poet Derek Stanford, and correspondence between Spark and her literary agent. Correspondence with other literary figures is also included, as well as drafts of several poems and essays by Spark. Also present are two small notebooks bearing Spark's autograph notes which include drafts of poems.


Enc: Autograph poem by Derek Stanford


Encloses the Patrick Bronte ms. by the Rev. W.T. D


n.d. c.Summer 1960?


n.d., c.late Oct. 1960


Discusses contract arrangements with Macmillan and strategy with Macmillan and Lippincott.


Asks Smith to return enclosure and keep contents secret.


Thanks him for cheque.


Note accompanying a tape.


Encloses letter from Maurice [Macmillan?).


Note accompanying a letter from Paul [Scott?]


Discusses contract arrangements with BBC.


Encloses signed contract.


Encloses revisions (to a contract?)


Encloses copy of letter to Books and Bookment concerning unauthorized publication.


Note accompanying a copy of letter to Macmillan.


Encloses copies of a letter.


Correspondence between Derek Stanford and Muriel Spark and various publishers concerning proposals for reprints of Elizabeth Gaskell, Dorothy Wordsworth, Jane Austin, and Mary Shelley. Includes proposals


Two journals from 1949-50.


Clippings, tearsheets, photos, galleys, etc.