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Alexander Trocchi Papers

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Correspondence, Box 1-12

Manuscripts, Box 12-29

Material Toward Books, Box 30-36

Merlin, Box 36-37

Sigma, Box 38-45

Other Projects and Subject Files, Box 45-48

Manuscripts by Others, Box 48-51

Ephemera, Box 51-55

Personal Papers, Box 55-62

Print Material, Box 63-65

Realia, Box 66



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Collection Overview

Title: Alexander Trocchi Papers, 1944-1984Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1944-1984

ID: MS/MS/ms116

Primary Creator: Trocchi, Alexander (1925-1984)

Extent: 66.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 05/22/1967

Languages: English, Greek,Modern(1453-), French, Dutch;Flemish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alexander Trocchi Papers include manuscripts of his novels, stories, essays and poems, the extant archives of Merlin, most of his manuscripts and correspondence concerning the Sigma Project, material relating to a large number of projects Trocchi was involved with in the 1960’s, and his journals and notebooks. The Trocchi Papers also house an extensive collection of magazines and ephemera, including material relating to the International Situationist movement.

Collection Historical Note

Alexander Trocchi was a Scottish author, publisher and activist. He attended the University of Glasgow from 1942-1943 and from 1946-1950, and served in the Royal Navy from 1943-1946. Trocchi began writing poetry and prose in the late 1940’s, and by the early 1950’s was an established member of the artistic avant-garde.

With Richard Seaver and Austryn Wainhouse he edited Merlin a literary magazine that published Ionesco, Genet, Beckett, Creeley, Sartre, and Miller, for seven issues from 1952-1955. He was also an editor of Paris Quarterly from 1952-1955 and of Moving Times, which published work by William S. Burroughs, Trocchi, and Jeff Nittall. Trocchi’s association with Merlin led to his collaboration with Maurice Girodias at Olympia Press. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Trocchi helped Girodias publish books, wrote catalog copy, and contributed a large number of pornographic writings, including Helen and Desire, The Carnal Days of Helen Seferis, White Thighs, Vol. 5 of My Life and Loves by Frank Harris, and School for Sin. Most of his work was banned in England, France, and America.

At the same time he worked with these publishing efforts, Trocchi was involved with other projects, including painting, sculpting, joining Asgar Jorn in the International Situationist movement, and pursuing his own writing. His first novel, Young Adam (1954), a tale of immorality and justice, was followed by his more famous Cain’s Book, a roman a clef which detailed his adventures as a heroin addict living on a scow on the Hudson River. The book’s frank depiction of drug addiction and sex was the source of an obscenity trial in 1963 and the book was banned in England. His other literary works included The Outsiders (1961), a collection of stories and a revision of Young Adam, and Man at Leisure (1972) a collection of poems.

In the 1960’s, Trocchi devoted most of his energy toward organizing a broad collaboration of international underground movements under the auspices of what he called the Sigma Project. It was an eclectic and protean effort, with no concrete direction, but with a wide focus. The Sigma Project resulted on more than 30 varied publications, and attracted a great deal of attention.

Although it took up much of his time, Sigma was only one of Trocchi’s activities in the 1960’s. He also organized the 1965 Albert Hall poetry reading, which brought the work of Allen Ginsberg, Laurence Ferlinghetti, and others to the attention of a large British audience. He was visiting lecturer in sculpture at St. Martin’s School of Art (London), and he translated the work of a number of French novelists, including Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, Jan Cremer, Harriet Daimler. Rene de Obaldia and Valentine Penrose. He also wrote his only nonfiction book, Drugs of the Mind, published in 1970.

Prolific as he was, Trocchi’s activities waned during the last 15 years of his life. Although he was ostensibly working on a sequel to Cain’s Book and an unpublished novel called The Long Book, he was actually too ill much of the time to accomplish much. His lifelong addiction to heroin eventually incapacitated him and he died in 1984.

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.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 825. Purchase from Betram Rota Ltd., 1967: May 22

Accession number 845. Purchase from Betram Rota Ltd., 1967: August 15

Accession number 847. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1967: July

Accession number 848. Purchase from Henry Wenning, 1967: August 22

Accession number 907. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1968: April 3

Accession number 974. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1968: August 20

Accession number 1101. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1969: October 28

Accession number 1123. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1969: December 17

Accession number 1270. Purchase from Wallrich Books, 1971: April 21

Accession number 1331. Wallrich Books, 1972: January

Accession number 23025. Unknown

Accession number 23945. Purchase from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc., 2009: September 15

Accession number 2013.005. Purchase from Magg Brothers, Ltd., 2013: January 18

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1-12],
[Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 12-29],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books, Box 30-36],
[Series 4: Merlin, Box 36-37],
[Series 5: Sigma, Box 38-45],
[Series 6: Other Projects and Subject Files, Box 45-48],
[Series 7: Manuscripts by Others, Box 48-51],
[Series 8: Ephemera, Box 51-55],
[Series 9: Personal Papers, Box 55-62],
[Series 10: Print Material, Box 63-65],
[Series 11: Realia, Box 66],
[All]

Series 3: Material Toward Books, Box 30-36Add to your cart.
Material toward books consists of correspondence, drafts, notes, page proofs, galley proofs, etc toward published and unpublished books by Trocchi. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Sub-Series 1: Cain's Book, Box 30Add to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes and correspondence, 1954-1965Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, 55 pages
Folder 2: Typescript draft with corrections - Notes and fragments of first draftAdd to your cart.
89 pages. Includes note by Trocchi, " Notes on and fragments of first drafts. Roughly - what existed of that book before I went to American in 1956 (April)"
Folder 3: Typescript and autograph draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
99 pages
Folder 4: Typescript draft with no corrections - 3rd person narrativeAdd to your cart.
11 pages. Includes note by Trocchi explaining attempt to write Cain's Book in 3rd person
Folder 5: Typescript draft with corrections - A Diary of CainAdd to your cart.
26 pages
Folder 6: Typescript draft with corrections - CainAdd to your cart.
6 pages
Folder 7: Typescript draft with no corrections - DyingAdd to your cart.
6 pages. Labeled extracts from Cain, a novel in preparation
Folder 8: Excerpts pasted on sketchesAdd to your cart.
5 items. Located in oversize
Folder 9: Uncorrected proof with autograph emendations, 1960: MarchAdd to your cart.
Galley sheets printed on rectos only, string-bound into plain cardboard covers with publisher's label. On the front cover (top) in ink: "From Alex T./March, '60".
Folder 10: Typescript draft with corrections of From Cain's Book, Vol. 2Add to your cart.
14 pages.  Published in Evergreen Review, July-August 1961
Folder 11: Galley proof of From Cain's Book, Vol. 2, 1961Add to your cart.
4 pages. Published in Evergreen Review, July-August 1961. Located in oversize
Folder 12: Photocopy of foreword by Greil Marcus and introduction by Richard Seaver for 1992 Grove Press edition of Cain's BookAdd to your cart.
9 pages
Folder 13: Solicitors' report to John Calder Publishers, on liability of Cain's Book on obscenity charges, 1962Add to your cart.
7 pages
Folder 14: Transcript of obscentiy trial for Cain's BookAdd to your cart.
54 pages. Includes miscellaneous clippings and note in Trocchi's hand
Folder 15-16: Film treatment by Trocchi and Dan Richter, 1972: September 30Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with corrections, 103 pages. Includes typed letter [photocopy], 1 page from Richter to Paul Rosen (1972: October 20). 2 copies
Folder 17: Miscellaneous materialsAdd to your cart.

1 page autograph, copies of notes to Trocchi

1 page typescript [carbon], final paragraph of Cain's Book, Volume I

Unidentified to Trocchi, typed letter, 1 page (no year: May 27). Fan letter

1 page clipping, review of Cain's Book

2 page typescript, in French

Originally housed in an unmarked brown folder

Sub-Series 2: Drugs of the Mind [unpublished], Box 31-32Add to your cart.
See also Series VI. Other Projects and Subject Files - Drugs
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Trocchi to Gasson, Roy, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter, 1 page
Item 2: Trocchi to Gasson, Roy, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 3: Ian Dunbar to Trocchi, 1970: January 22Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Item 4: Aldus Books to Trocchi, [1970: December]Add to your cart.
Typed card signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Gasson, Roy to Trocchi, 1970: December 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 6: Ullstein, Frederick to Trocchi, 1971: April 30Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: Ullstein, Frederick to Trocchi, 1971: May 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Gasson, Roy to Trocchi, 1971: July 22Add to your cart.
Telegram, 1 page
Item 9: Trocchi to Ullstein, Frederick, 1971: August 24Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [carbon], 1 page
Item 10: Ullstein, Frederick to Trocchi, 1971: August 24Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 2: Drugs and the Creative ProcessAdd to your cart.
Autograph, typescript and typescript [carbon], 4 pages. Significant burn damage on typescript [carbon] pages
Folder 3: Project for Aldus by Alexander Trocchi, 1970Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 8 pages.  Also, typescript [photocopy], 6 pages - dated 1970: April 30 - 9 sections ending with "Personal Testimony." 2 items
Folder 4: Drugs of the Mind: An Experiential Investigation and General and Historical SurveyAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page and autograph, 2 pages
Folder 5: "Project: A book on drugs combining personal reflections on 14 years conscious experiment..."Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 6: PrologueAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 24 pages
Folder 7: Chapter One (pages 1-19)Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon] drafts with numerous autograph additions, corrections, and notes, 59 pages. Possibly for Drugs of the Mind
Folder 8: Chapter 7: The Rest BringersAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 33 pages. Includes typed letter signed, 1 page from Roy Gasson to Trocchi (1972: August 1)
Folder 9: EpilogueAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 19 pages with autograph alterations and additions in Trocchi's hand. Includes autograph letter signed, 1 page from Roy Gasson to Trocchi (no date)
Folder 10-24: Transcripts of taped conversations concerning the subject of drug addiction, circa 1970-1971Add to your cart.
See Box 32 for remaining transcripts
Folder 10: Tapes to Be Photostatted with autograph additionsAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Not in Trocchi's hand.
Folder 11: Tape Unnumbered. Participants: Trocchi, Richard Lee, 1970: NovemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] with autograph additions, 5 pages. Probably part of a longer tape also including Ian Dunbar and William Burroughs. From its contents it would appear to follow-on from Tape 3
Folder 12: Tape Unnumbered. Participants: Trocchi, Leroy House, Brian BarrittAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 9 pages. Segment from a longer tape
Folder 13: Tape 1. Participants: Trocchi, Brian Barritt, Colin Botha, Ian Dunbar, George Andrews, David Ball, Jamie Wadhawan, 1970: November 16Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 30 pages
Folder 14: Tape 2 / Side A and B. Participants: (Side A) Trocchi, William Burroughs, Ian Dunbar. (Side B) Trocchi, George AndrewsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 14 pages
Folder 15: Tape 3 / Sides A and B. Participants: (Side A) Trocchi, Ian Dunbar (Side B) Trocchi, William Burroughs, Ian Dunbar, 1970: NovemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 15 pages and typescript [photocopy], 14 pages
Folder 16: Tape 4 / Side A. Participants: Trocchi, Roy Gasson, 1970: NovemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 14 pages
Folder 17: Tape 4 / Side B. Participants: Trocchi, George Andrews, 1970: NovemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 15 pages
Folder 18: Tape 5. Participants: Trocchi, Ian Dunbar, George Andrews, Brian BarrittAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 10 pages
Folder 19: Tape 5*. Participants: Trocchi, Dan Richter, Jill Richter, Marcus Field, John EsamAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 14 pages
Folder 20: Tape 6. Participants: Trocchi and Roy GassonAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 23 pages
Folder 21: Tape 7. Participants: Trocchi, Roy GassonAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 43 pages and typescript [photocopy], 42 pages
Folder 22: Tape 8 / Sides A and B. Participants: Trocchi, George Andrews, Richard Lee, Fineberg, 1971: MarchAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 28 pages. 2 items
Folder 23: Tape 9 / Sides A and B. Participants: Trocchi, Tillman, George Andrews, Marcus II [Field], Richard Lee, Fineberg, Denny, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 31 pages. 2 copies
Folder 24: Tape 10 / Side A. Participants: Trocchi, George Andrews, Denny, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 16 pages. 2 items
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 1-8: Transcripts of taped conversations concerning the subject of drug addiction, circa 1970-1971Add to your cart.
See Box 31 for previous transcripts
Folder 1: Tape 11 / Sides A and B. Participants: Trocchi, George Andrews, Michel, Richard Lee, Denny, 1971: MarchAdd to your cart.
Typescript with autograph corrections and typescript (photocopy) with additional autograph additions, 28 pages each. 2 items
Folder 2: Tape 12 / Side A. Participants: Trocchi/NotesAdd to your cart.
Typescript with autograph corrections, 18 pages. Consists of notes collected by Trocchi
Folder 3: Tape 12 / Side B. Participants: Trocch/Notes (including Laing conversation)Add to your cart.
Typescript with autograph corrections, 13 pages
Folder 4: Tape 12 / Sides A and B. Participants: Trocchi / Notes (including Laing conversation)Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 32 pages. Also an addition typescript [photocopy] from page 6 titled "Trocchi Tape (from personal Notes) including conversation with Laing pgs. 6-32," 26 pages
Folder 5: Tape 13 (One Side Only). Participants: Trocchi, George Andrews, Kris, Richard Lee, Leroy HouseAdd to your cart.
Typescript with autograph corrections and typescript [photocopy], 39 pages each. 2 items
Folder 6: Tape 14 / Sides A and B. Participants: Trocchi, Richard Lee, Bob, Lyn Trocchi, George Andrews, Michel, Denny, Richard LeeAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 21 pages each. 2 copies
Folder 7: Tape 15 / Sides A and B. Participants: Trocchi, George Andrews, Richard Lee, Researcher VargoAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 15 pages. 2 items
Folder 8: Tape 16 / Side A. Participants: Charles Hatcher, George Andrews, JerryAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 15 pages
Folder 9: Drugs of the Mind by Sandra Shulman with an Epilogue by Alexander Trocchi, 1972: JuneAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 10: "The Penguin Special on drugs by Peter Laurie"Add to your cart.
Probably intended as an introduction to the Aldus anthology. Autograph and autograph [carbon], 10 pages
Folder 11: Contract between Trocchi and Aldus, 1970: May 6Add to your cart.
3 items. Includes memo [photocopy] from Roy Gasson to F.C. Ullstein, 1 page (1970: May 6)
Sub-Series 3: Greensleeves [unpublished], Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Typescript draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
74 pages. Intended as a popular historical novel, to be written by Trocchi and Christopher Logue. Includes plot outline, genealogical material, chapter synopses, chronology, and fragmentary drafts. Typescript and autograph notes on novel from Logue to Trocchi inserted
Sub-Series 4: In the Manner of Dos Passos [unpublished], Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 13-14: Typescript draft with minimal corrections, circa 1948-1950Add to your cart.
194 pages. Trocchi's first novel
Sub-Series 5: James Fidler [unpublished], Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Early partial typescript draft with corrections, circa 1950-1952Add to your cart.
100 pages
Folder 2: Partial typescript draft with corrections, circa 1950-1952Add to your cart.
104 pages
Folder 3: Miscellaneous autograph notes, circa 1950-1952Add to your cart.
3 pages
Sub-Series 6: The Long Book [unpublished], Box 33Add to your cart.
See also Series II.5 Journals and Notebooks
Folder 4: Typescript and typescript [carbon] drafts connected with the genesis of The Long BookAdd to your cart.

23 pages

pages 1-2, 4-6, 8-12, 14-18, 20 typescript [photocopy], first chapter of The Long Book with many autograph additions and alterations

1 page typescript [carbon], "In his fortieth year, according to the most exact sigmal calculations..."

pages 1-7a, 8-15, 1-2, 8, 1-8b typescript, various drafts of The Long Book with many autograph additions and alterations

Originally housed in a brown folder marked "Long Book"

Folder 5: Typescript [carbon] and typescript [photocopy]Add to your cart.

pages 1-2, 4-6, 8-12, 14-18, 20 typescript [photocopy] of 1st chapter of The Long Book with many autograph additions, alterations, etc

1 page typescript [carbon], 'In his fortieth year...'

pages 1-7a, 8-15, 1-2, 8, 1-8b typecript [carbon] of various drafts of The Long Book all on pink paper and with many autograph additions, alterations, etc.

Originally housed in brown file marked "Long Book"

Folder 6: Typescript, typescript [carbon] and typescript [photocopy] draftsAdd to your cart.

55 pages mostly connected to The Long Book.

Included are a number of drafts on his painted sculptural objects, futiques, etc, with many autograph additions;

1 page autograph fragment 'The barren baron';

1 page autograph note "If we legislate for children...;"

3 page autograph draft of letter to John M;

1 page autograph note "The Pornographer: The Philatelist;"

1 page autograph fragment "He had the impression...;"

2 page typescript  "Somehow, it always comes down to this..." dated 1962;

1 page typescript "Tom" with autograph notes on verso;

1 page typescript "Taki Camille..." with autograph addition;

1 page typescript (both sides) "The Schizophrenic" with many autograph mss additions etc;

1 page typescript on stamp album page "My wives and friends and lovers..." (Long Book?);

3 page typescript "The Dopefiends;"

2 page typescript and typescript [carbon] "Words chasing sense...;"

24 pages miscellaneous typescript or typescript [carbons], large spread of dates and breadth of contents

Originally housed in brown folder marked "Long Book. Volume 1 up to 1950. Volume 2 1950 to Cain's book. Volume 3 Cain's Book. Volume 4 New York (to supplement and contine Cain's Book. Volume 5 London"

Sub-Series 7: Man at Leisure, Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Typescript and typescript [photocopy] with extensive autograph revisionsAdd to your cart.
88 pages
Folder 8: Proofs, typescripts, and notesAdd to your cart.

121 pages. Includes 78 pages of typescript [photocopy] proofs with corrections by Trocchi, 30 pages of typescript and typescript [carbon] of poetry by Trocchi with autograph alterations and additions, etc.

Originally housed in pink folder marked "Man at Leisure: proofs, typed pages, notes, etc."

Folder 9: Miscellaneous autograph and typescript notesAdd to your cart.
10 pages
Sub-Series 8: [The Men] [unpublished], Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Autograph draft, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
125 pages. Work in progress for a new novel in Trocchi's hand. Novel probably titled The Men, together with notes on philosophy, language, the nature of poetry, passages concerning "James Fidler"
Sub-Series 9: Selection of poems to be published by Grove Press [unpublished], Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 11: One cover sheet and two draft table of contents, 1961Add to your cart.

Drafts originally located here were filed under the individual poem titles during original processing (See Series II.3 Poems).

Trocchi set aside a group of papers under a cover sheet marked "Final Draft/Working Notes/and Early Versions of a Selection of Poems to be Published in 1. vol. (by Grove Press).”

Sub-Series 10: Sigma: The Invisible Insurrection & Other Notes [unpublished], Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Typescript [carbon] and typescript [photocopy], 1966-1971Add to your cart.
142 pages. Draft of Trocchi's writings and work for a possible book to be published by Cape. The contents were ammended in 1971 and probably at other times as well. Originally housed in a black spring back binder
Sub-Series 11: Thongs, Box 34-35Add to your cart.
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Filmscript - 1st TreatmentAdd to your cart.
Autograph, typescript and typescript [photocopy], 61 pages
Folder 5-7: Filmscript by TrocchiAdd to your cart.
Autograph, pages 22-222
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Filmscript by Trocchi, 1978: January 2Add to your cart.
154 pages, 2 copies
Sub-Series 12: Untitled early autobiographical novel (unpublished), Box 35Add to your cart.
Typescript draft with minimal corrections, 68 pages. Includes an "open letter to Cecil Strachan," giving critical history of writing of the book. Text includes disconnected portions of a novel, other passages of unpublished material, sections of the poem "My god is the god of the magnetic mountain" and the short story "The End of the Holidays," and probably excerpts from Young Adam
Folder 3: Typescript draft with minimal corrections, pre-1948Add to your cart.
68 pages. Includes an "open letter to Cecil Strachan," giving critical history of writing of the book. Text includes disconnected portions of a novel, other passages of unpublished material, sections of the poem "My god is the god of the magnetic mountain" and the short story "The End of the Holidays," and probably excerpts from Young Adam
Sub-Series 13: Young Adam, Box 35-36Add to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Typescript draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
Comprises about four chapters of an expanded version published by Girodias in 1954 under the pseudonym Frances Lengel (No. 6 in Atlantic Library), 58 pages
Folder 5-6: Typescript draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
Includes autograph and manuscript  insertions, 149 pages. Corresponds to text in the 1961 NAL edition of The Outsiders.
Folder 7: Typescript draft with no correctionsAdd to your cart.

Wire-O sketch book containing 3 page with autograph

4 large sheets of cartridge paper with autograph text 'They are still force-feeding political prisoners...'

13 page typescript "Cathie. I met her for the first time..."

3 page typescript [carbon] 'It was not difficult to leave...'

6 page typescript [carbon] 'After we had emptied the buckets...'

Includes note on folder cover, "Quite a few short literary pieces/poems, (+ fragments)..."

Originally housed in brown file marked 'Young Adam'

Folder 8-9: Photocopies of Young Adam draftsAdd to your cart.
Originally sent from Washington University to Trocchi. Includes some additional markings.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Galley proofsAdd to your cart.

51 pages. Contains autograph note by Trocchi, "final compound of the original Olympia edition (Paris, 1954) and of the Heinemann edition (1961)." Text varies from Signet 1961 edition and from Heinemann, corresponds to 1966 Olympia Press edition.

Located in oversize

Folder 2-3: French translation of Young Adam, 1961Add to your cart.
Typescript, 159 pages.  Translated in France and sent to Trocchi for his acceptance
Folder 4: Young Adam Pre-Calder PapersAdd to your cart.
Originally housed in a blue folder marked "Young Adam Pre-Calder Papers"
Item 1: Royalty Statement, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 2: Pollinger, Gerald J. to Trocchi, 1966: February 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 3: Gregorio, Maria to the New English Library Ltd, 1966: October 10Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: Agreement for Italian edition of Young Adam, 1969: November 21Add to your cart.
Item 5: Fletcher, Anne to Trocchi, 1968: October 4Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page. Enclosure: Typed letter signed [photocopy] from Girodias, Maurice to Trocchi (1968: September 3) and typed letter signed, 1 page from Evans, A. Dwye to Trocchi (1969: August 22)
Item 6: Pollinger, Gerald J. to Trocchi, 1962: June 15Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: Trocchi to Kastner, Eliot, 1967: February 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter [carbon], 1 page
Item 8: To Whom It May Concern, Trocchi discussed the Castle Books pirated editions of Helen and Desire, Young Adam, and The Carnal Days of Helen SeferisAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 9: Assignment of Young Adam in France, 1967: February 13Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 10: Trocchi to Uitgeverij Hollandia N.V. director, 1966: November 30Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [carbon], 1 page
Item 11: Uitgeverij Hollandia N.V. to William Heinemann Ltd, 1966: December 1Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 12: Trocchi to Shereff, Dorothy L., 1966: January 27Add to your cart.
Typed letter [carbon], 1 page
Item 13: Evans, A. Dwye to Trocchi, 1966: February 23Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 14: Flack, Denis to Trocchi, 1966: November 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 15: Uitgeverij Hollandia N.V. to William Heinemann Ltd., 1966: November 17Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 16: Evans, A. Dwye to Trocchi, 1964: April 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 17: Kurland, Edward N. to Trocchi, 1964: January 24Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 18: Pollinger, Gerald J. to Trocchi, 1963: December 9Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 19: Lom, Dina to Trocchi, 1961: May 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 20: Trocchi to Lom, Dina, 1964: June 29Add to your cart.
Typed letter [carbon], 2 pages
Item 21: Flack, Denis to Trocchi, 1966: April 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 5: Correspondence concerning Young Adam film project, 1968-1983Add to your cart.

Consists of 11 pieces of correspondence and 3 pages of notes

Originally housed in yellow folder marked, "Young Adam: Film Project,* Contract/Copyright Queries * - Frans Weisz

Item 1: Typed letter signed, 1 page from Don Getz to Trocchi, 1961: June 21Add to your cart.
Item 2: Typed letter, 1 page from Don Getz to Trocchi, 1961: November 23Add to your cart.
Item 3: Typed letter [carbon], 1 page from Trocchi to Don Getz, 1962: March 27Add to your cart.
Item 4: Typed letter signed, 1 page from A. Dwye Evans to Trocchi, 1966: January 26Add to your cart.
Item 5: Typed letter signed, 1 page from Phil Hirsch to Judith Schmidt, 1967: June 2Add to your cart.
Item 6: Typed letter [carbon] from Judith Schmidt to Phil Hirsch, 1967: June 6Add to your cart.
Item 7: Typed letter, 1 page from Frans Weisz to Trocchi, 1967: June 7Add to your cart.
Item 8: Typed letter signed, 1 page from unidentified (Grove Press) to Trocchi, 1967: June 7Add to your cart.
Item 9: Typed letter [carbon], 2 pages from Trocchi to Phil Hirsch, 1967: June 10Add to your cart.
Item 10: Typed letter [carbon], 1 page from Trocchi to Frans Weisz, 1967: July 6Add to your cart.
Item 11: Typed letter [photocopy], 1 page from Denis Browne to Mr. Harkema, 1983: August 26Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Typescript draft synopsis of plot of screenplayAdd to your cart.
17 pages
Folder 7: Typescript and autograph draft of screenplayAdd to your cart.
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