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Muriel Spark Papers

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

General Correspondence

Business Correspondence

Manuscripts by Muriel Spark

Manuscripts, Typescripts, and correspondence related to Derek Stanford

Miscellany



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Muriel Spark Papers, 1948-1965 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Muriel Spark Papers, 1948-1965Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1948-1965

ID: MS/MS/ms107

Primary Creator: Spark, Muriel

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Muriel Spark is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland who has been a professional writer since the 1940's. She has written 15 novels, three volumes of poetry, several nonfiction studies, and numerous short stories, essays, and reviews. Her earliest work was for the British political intelligence office at the end of the Second World War and by the early 1950's, Spark was recognized as a poet and critic, although she had not yet produced any serious fiction. The winning of a fiction-writing contest in 1951 and the encouragement of her publisher led to her career as a novelist. Her first novel, The Comforters, was published in 1957. Since then she has written 17 novels, many of which are influenced by her religious views (she converted to Roman Catholicism in the early 1950's) and most of which have been well-received by public and critics. Several of her novels have been adapted for the stage, film, and television, the best-known being The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) which appeared on Broadway and in a film version.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

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.)

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Correspondence],
[Series 2: Business Correspondence],
[Series 3: Manuscripts by Muriel Spark],
[Series 4: Manuscripts, Typescripts, and correspondence related to Derek Stanford],
[Series 5: Miscellany],
[All]

Series 1: General CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.1: Correspondence with Derek StanfordAdd to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1948: March 7Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page, typed document
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1948: March 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page, typed document
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1948: March 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, typed document
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1948: July 22Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, [1949]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1949: April 20Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, [1950]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1952: February 17Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 6 pages
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1953: July 13Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1953: August 27Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 17 pages
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1957: November 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1957: December 4Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 13: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, [1958]Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 14: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, [1958]Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 15: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1958: February 19Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 16: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1958: May 27Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 17: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1958: July 1Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 18: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1958: July 10Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 19: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1958: September 9Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 8 pages, enclosure, autograph poem by Derek Stanford
Item 20: Spark, Muriel to Stanford, Derek, 1960Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed
Sub-Series 1.2: Correspondence with John SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1954: June 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages, encloses the Patrick Bronte manuscript by the Reverend W.T.D.
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1954: June 4Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1954: June 15Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1954: June 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1954: July 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, [1960?]Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page, no date, circa Summer 1960?
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, [1960?]Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages, no date, circa late October 1960
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: January 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: February 6Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: August 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: August 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: August 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: August 25Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: August 29Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: September 7Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: September 10Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: September 10Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Item 13: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: October 1Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 14: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: October 30Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 15: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: November 13Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Item 16: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: November 20Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 17: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: November 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 18: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: November 30Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: December 1Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: December 3Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: December 13Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: December 20Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1960: December 21Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: January 4Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: January 13Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: January 13Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: January 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: January 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: February 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: February 25Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 13: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: MarchAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 14: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: March 18Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 15: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: March 25Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 7 pages
Item 16: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: April 6Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 17: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: April 25Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 18: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: April 30Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: May 2Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: May 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 3 pages
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: May 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: May 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: JuneAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: June 3Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: June 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: June 29Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: July 3Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 11 pages
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: July 12Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: July 28Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: August 13Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 13: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: August 25Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 14: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 15: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 16: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 17: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 18: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: September 15Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 19: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: September 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: OctoberAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: October 14Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 4 pages
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: October 18Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: October 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: November 2Add to your cart.
Autograph letter, 1 page
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: November 2Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: November 22Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: November 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1961: DecemberAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: January 16Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: January 29Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: February 5Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: March 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: March 22Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: April 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: April 4Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: April 4Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: April 12Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: April 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: May 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: May 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 13: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: May 9Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 14: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: May 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: June 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: June 12Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: June 15Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: June 21Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: July 24Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 7 pages
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: July 25Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: July 28Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: August 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: September 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: September 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: September 20Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 13: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: October 4Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 14: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: October 12Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 15: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: October 28Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 16: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: November 7Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 17: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: November 16Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 18: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: November 23Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 19: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1962: December 28Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: January 2Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: January 14Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 3 pages
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: January 18Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: January 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: January 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: February 9Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: February 9Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: February 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: February 23Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: March 3Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: March 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: March 13Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 13: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: March 23Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 14: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: October 5Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 15: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: December 15Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 16: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: December 16Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 17: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1963: December 30Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 18: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1964: January 16Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed
Item 19: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, 1965: September 13Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 7 pages; Discusses contract arrangements with Macmillan and strategy with Macmillan and Lippincott
Item 2: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page; Asks Smith to return enclosure and keep contents secret
Item 3: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages; Thanks him for cheque
Item 4: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page; Note accompanying a tape
Item 5: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages; Encloses letter from Maurice [Macmillan?]
Item 6: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page; Note accompanying a letter from Paul [Scott?]
Item 7: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page; Discusses contract arrangements with BBC
Item 8: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page; Encloses signed contract
Item 9: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page; Encloses revisions (to a contract?)
Item 10: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages; Encloses copy of letter to Books and Bookment concerning unauthorized publication
Item 11: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page; Note accompanying a copy of letter to Macmillan
Item 12: Spark, Muriel to Smith, John, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed; Encloses copies of a letter

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[Series 1: General Correspondence],
[Series 2: Business Correspondence],
[Series 3: Manuscripts by Muriel Spark],
[Series 4: Manuscripts, Typescripts, and correspondence related to Derek Stanford],
[Series 5: Miscellany],
[All]


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