Scope and Contents: The Ivy Compton-Burnett Papers consists primarily of letters and post cards from Compton-Burnett to Kay Dick (98 items) and Kathleen Farrell (29 items), some items addressed to both, all written between 1947 and 1969. Included is one letter from Margaret Jourdain to Kay Dick dated December 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. Also included is one typescript [carbon] of Elders and Betters [novel] by Compton-Burnett [circa 1944] with moderate revision in pencil, bound in limp blue folder.