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Ivy Compton-Burnett Papers, 1944-1968

Collection Overview

Title: Ivy Compton-Burnett Papers, 1944-1968

Predominant Dates:1944-1968

ID: MS/MS/ms029

Creator: Compton-Burnett, Ivy, 1892-1969.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 06/10/1968

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

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.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 926. Purchase from Bertram Ltd, June 10, 1968.

Accession number 977. Purchase from Bertram Ltd, August 28, 1968.

Accession number 1194. Purchase from Bertram Ltd, May 14, 1970.

Accession number 1195. Purchase from Bertram Ltd, May 15, 1970.

Accession number 1462. Purchase from Bertram Ltd, May 6, 1977.

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

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: General Correspondence, 1944-1968Add to your cart.
126 items
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1947-1948Add to your cart.
9 items
Folder 2: 1949-1950Add to your cart.
7 items
Folder 3: 1951Add to your cart.
14 items
Folder 4: 1952-1953Add to your cart.
13 items
Folder 5: 1954-1955Add to your cart.
7 items
Folder 6: 1956-1958Add to your cart.
7 items
Folder 7: 1959Add to your cart.
13 items
Folder 8: 1960-1961Add to your cart.
9 items
Folder 9: 1962-1963Add to your cart.
12 items
Folder 10: 1964-1965Add to your cart.
13 items
Folder 11: 1966-1967Add to your cart.
14 items
Folder 12: 1968 and No dateAdd to your cart.
8 items
Series 2: Greig Correspondence, 1947-1968Add to your cart.
40 items
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1947-1954Add to your cart.
12 items, 23 pages
Folder 14: 1955-1963Add to your cart.
16 items, 31 pages
Folder 15: 1964-1968Add to your cart.
12 items, 25 pages
Series 3: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Elders and betters [novel], circa 1944Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon] draft with moderate autograph revision in pencil. Bound in limp blue folder. 1 item, 412 pages