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Dom F. Moraes Notebooks (VMF120)

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London. Notebook. Contains drafts of unidentified poetry, notes related to individual poems and personal affairs, including names, addresses of friends in Bombay and in and around London. Most names are not fully identified. Also included are what appear to be booklists, grouped under a particular publisher, including Eyre & Spottiswood, Peter Owen and Methuen. There are brief publishing history notes about Methuen with a list of the [board of directors]. Some of the author included in these listings are Patrick White, John Braine, Allen Tate, Bernard Malamud, R.P. Warren, Patience Stone, Helen Gurley Brown, and Eric Lambert. There are a few figures and faces sketched, some unidentified titles and Moraes' signature appears 4 times on page 51.

London. Notebook. Contains drafts of poems, heavily revised. Titles include "Advice," "The Images", "Foreign Correspondent" [published as "War Correspondent"], and "Behind the Bar" [published as "After Hours, for Francis Bacon"]. Note: these titles were published in John Nobody (1965), which accounts for the date established above. The same names and addresses included here, are listed in the other notebook as well. Also contains same notes on Methuen and repeats several of the names on above book lists. Interspersed are similar unidentified names and addresses. Laid in are four sheets of unidentified poem, moderately revised, 7 pages



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Title: Dom F. Moraes Notebooks (VMF120), 1961-1964Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1961-1964

ID: MSS/VMF/120

Primary Creator: Moraes, Dom F. (1938-2004)

Extent: 2.0 Items

Date Acquired: 07/17/1970

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of two notebooks by Moraes containing poetry drafts and other various notes.

Collection Historical Note

Dominic Francis Moraes (July 19, 1938 –June 2, 2004), popularly known as Dom Moraes, was a Goan writer, poet and columnist. Moraes was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) to Beryl and Frank Moraes, former editor of the Times of India. He attended St. Mary's School (ISC), Mazagoan, Bombay, and Jesus College, Oxford University.  He spent eight years in Britain, in London and Oxford, New York, Hong Kong, Delhi and Mumbai.

Moraes edited magazines in London, Hong Kong and New York. He became the editor of The Asia Magazine in 1971. He scripted and partially directed over 20 television documentaries for the BBC and ITV. He was a war correspondent in Algeria, Israel and Vietnam. In 1976, he joined the United Nations.  Moraes conducted one of the first interviews of the Dalai Lama after the Tibetan spiritual leader fled to India in 1959. The Dalai Lama was then 23 and Moraes was 20. Moraes ended his writing career, writing books in collaboration with Sarayu Srivatsa.

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Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

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Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase from G.F. Sims

Acquisition Method: Accession number 1209

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed July 1970 by Holly Hall


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[Item 1: London. Notebook. Contains drafts of unidentified poetry, notes related to individual poems and personal affairs, including names, addresses of friends in Bombay and in and around London. Most names are not fully identified. Also included are what appear to be booklists, grouped under a particular publisher, including Eyre & Spottiswood, Peter Owen and Methuen. There are brief publishing history notes about Methuen with a list of the [board of directors]. Some of the author included in these listings are Patrick White, John Braine, Allen Tate, Bernard Malamud, R.P. Warren, Patience Stone, Helen Gurley Brown, and Eric Lambert. There are a few figures and faces sketched, some unidentified titles and Moraes' signature appears 4 times on page 51., circa 1961-1964],
[Item 2: London. Notebook. Contains drafts of poems, heavily revised. Titles include "Advice," "The Images", "Foreign Correspondent" [published as "War Correspondent"], and "Behind the Bar" [published as "After Hours, for Francis Bacon"]. Note: these titles were published in John Nobody (1965), which accounts for the date established above. The same names and addresses included here, are listed in the other notebook as well. Also contains same notes on Methuen and repeats several of the names on above book lists. Interspersed are similar unidentified names and addresses. Laid in are four sheets of unidentified poem, moderately revised, 7 pages, circa 1961-1964],
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Item 1: London. Notebook. Contains drafts of unidentified poetry, notes related to individual poems and personal affairs, including names, addresses of friends in Bombay and in and around London. Most names are not fully identified. Also included are what appear to be booklists, grouped under a particular publisher, including Eyre & Spottiswood, Peter Owen and Methuen. There are brief publishing history notes about Methuen with a list of the [board of directors]. Some of the author included in these listings are Patrick White, John Braine, Allen Tate, Bernard Malamud, R.P. Warren, Patience Stone, Helen Gurley Brown, and Eric Lambert. There are a few figures and faces sketched, some unidentified titles and Moraes' signature appears 4 times on page 51., circa 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Brown paper covers [bound], ink. 6 x 4" 71 pages


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