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Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs Research

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Correspondence - Box 1, Folder 1-42

Essays - Box 2, Folders 1-4

Material Toward Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs - Box 2, Folders 5-9

Research Materials - Box 2, Folder 10

Manuscripts by Others - Box 3, Folders 1-5

Photographs - Box 3, Folder 6

Ephemera - Box 3, Folders 7-12

Audiovisual - Box 3, Folder 13

Published Materials



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Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs Research, 1965-2013 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs Research, 1965-2013Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1965-2013

ID: MS/MS/ms150

Primary Creator: Morgan, Ted (1932-)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/02/2014

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs consists of research material collected by the author, Ted Morgan, who wrote the definitive biography of Burroughs, Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. BurroughsThis research material includes first editions, primary sources, secondary material relating to Burroughs and his circle of friends and associates.  In addition, there is original correspondence, printed ephemera, recordings and background books relating to the writers and the period.

Collection Historical Note

Ted Morgan (March 30, 1932 - ) is a French-American biographer, journalist, and historian.  Born Comte St. Charles Armand Gabriel de Gramont in Geneva, Morgan attended Yale University and worked as a reporter. As a member of the French nobility, Morgan was drafted into the French Army where he served during the Algerian War from 1955 to 1957.

Following his military service, Morgan returned to the United States and won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 1961. At the time, Morgan was still a French citizen writing under the name of "Sanche de Gramont."  In 1977, Morgan renounced his titles of nobility and became an American citizen.

Morgan has written much-admired biographies of Winston Churchill, William S. Burroughs, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and W. Somerset Maugham.

William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence. He left home in 1932 to attend Harvard University, studied English, and anthropology as a postgraduate, and later attended medical school in Vienna. After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.S. Navy in 1942 to serve in World War II, he dropped out and became afflicted with the drug addiction that affected him for the rest of his life, while working a variety of jobs. In 1943 while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation.

Much of Burroughs's work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco. Finding success with his confessional first novel, Junkie (1953), Burroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch (1959), a controversy-fraught work that underwent a court case under the U.S. sodomy laws. With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy (1961–64). In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

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: Purchased from Florian J. Shasky Rare Books and Manuscripts

Acquisition Method: Accession number 2014.001

Related Materials: See also the William S. Burroughs Collections (VMF234)

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, Folder 1-42],
[Series 2: Essays - Box 2, Folders 1-4],
[Series 3: Material Toward Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs - Box 2, Folders 5-9],
[Series 4: Research Materials - Box 2, Folder 10],
[Series 5: Manuscripts by Others - Box 3, Folders 1-5],
[Series 6: Photographs - Box 3, Folder 6],
[Series 7: Ephemera - Box 3, Folders 7-12],
[Series 8: Audiovisual - Box 3, Folder 13],
[Series 9: Published Materials],
[All]

Series 1: Correspondence - Box 1, Folder 1-42Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Arizona State University, Special CollectionsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: December 29Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Folder 2: Bauer, ToddAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1993: August 30Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 3: Binet, HervéAdd to your cart.
Item 37: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: August 10Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with enclosure and envelope
Folder 4: Blaylock, JimAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1990: May 30Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 5: Brouwer, AdairAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: September 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with enclosures
Folder 6: Burroughs, William S.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1990: March 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed,1 page with envelope
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Item 3: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: July 10Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: October 15Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 5: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: DecemberAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 6: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: DecemberAdd to your cart.
Typed card signed, 1 page
Folder 7: Caplain, Muriel A.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1989: November 10Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Item 2: To: Mandelbaum, Allen, 1989: December 7Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page with enclosure and envelope
Folder 8: Dillon, RichardAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1994: July 28Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page with enclosure and envelope
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1997: November 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with enclosures and envelope
Folder 9: Freire De Menezes, AntonioAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: February 27Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 10: Ginsberg, AllenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: June 23Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page with enclosure and envelope.
Folder 11: Grauerholz, JamesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1990: August 17Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: May 8Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 12: Gysin, BrionAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1979: January 4Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Folder 13: Harter, Hugh A.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: April 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Item 2: 1992: May 11Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page with enclosure and envelope
Folder 14: Jackson, Robert H.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: October 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with enclosure and envelope
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: October 25Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 15: Jensen, Ray T.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Folder 16: Kearney, Patrick J.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1989: October 17Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages with envelope
Folder 17: Kelly, Helen J.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1993: October 15Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages with envelope
Folder 18: Mc Neill, MalcolmAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 2008Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 2009: September 17Add to your cart.
Email, 1 page
Item 3: To: Morgan, Ted, 2012: January 18Add to your cart.
Email, 1 page
Item 4: To: Morgan, Ted, 2013: February 6Add to your cart.
Email, 1 page
Item 5: To: Morgan, Ted, 2013: July 11Add to your cart.
Email, 1 page
Item 6: To: Morgan, Ted, 2013: July 11Add to your cart.
Email, 1 page
Folder 19: Miles, BarryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: July 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 20: Miller, JeffreyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: November 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with enclosure and envelope
Folder 21: Moore, CarolAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Ross, Daniel, 1992: April 23Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page with envelope
Folder 22: Morgan, BillAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1996: March 23Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 4 pages with envelope
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 2012: May 30Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Item 3: To: Morgan, Ted, 2012: June 16Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 23: Morgan, TedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Burroughs, William S., 1987: June 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page
Item 2: To: Mc Neill, Malcolm, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 3: To: Mc Neill, Malcolm, 2008: December 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: To: Mc Neill, Malcom, 2009: September 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Item 5: To: Mc Neill, Malcolm, 2013: July 12Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Folder 24: Mustill, Norman OgueAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 2007: October 16Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Folder 25: Norse, HaroldAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Cohen, Ira, 1963-1970Add to your cart.
Typed [photocopy] and autograph [photocopy] letters and cards signed, 40 pages
Folder 26: Pélieu, ClaudeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 3: To: Morgan, Ted, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 4: To: Morgan, Ted, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 5: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991Add to your cart.
Autograph card, 1 page
Item 6: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991Add to your cart.
Autograph card, 1 page
Item 7: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: MayAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 8: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: May 7Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 9: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: May 20Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 2 pages
Item 10: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: May 20Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 2 pages
Item 11: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: May 30Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 12: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: June 10Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 2 pages
Item 13: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: July 11Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 14: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: January 9Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 15: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: April 25Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 16: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: MayAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 17: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: MayAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 18: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: May 8Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 19: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: May 20Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 20: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: May 28Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 21: To: Morgan, Ted, 1993: MayAdd to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 22: To: Morgan, Ted, 1993: May 20Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 23: To: Morgan, Ted, 1993: OctoberAdd to your cart.
Blank post card
Item 24: To: Morgan, Ted, 1994Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 25: To: Morgan, Ted, 1999Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page
Item 26: To: Morgan, Ted, 1999: November 17Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page. Includes two copies of exhibit catalogue for Mary Beach Claude Pelieu Collages, Galerie Weiller Paris, May 6 - May 31, 1999
Folder 27: Peters, RobertAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: June 1Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with enclosure
Folder 28: Petersen, Laura MontgomeryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: August 10Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page with enclosures and envelope
Folder 29: Plants, Virgil R.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1990: September 20Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 4 pages with envelope
Folder 30: Plymell, CharlesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1998: May 18Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page with enclosures and envelope
Folder 31: Rorem, NedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1992: August 27Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 32: Sandy, StephenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 2012: June 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages with envelope
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 2012: June 24Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages with envelope
Item 3: To: Morgan, Ted, 2012: July 27Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 33: Seaver, DickAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, [1990: December 27]Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page. Written on typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page from Joanne Greenberg to Seaver (1990: December 27)
Folder 34: Seiden, JillAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1997: September 5Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page
Folder 35: Shorris, EarlAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1994: February 4Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page with enclosures and envelope
Folder 36: Theroux, PaulAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1990: May 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages with envelope. 3 copies
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1990: June 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 37: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph note signed, 1 page
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1989: January 6Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Folder 38: Weiss, JasonAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1998: July 25Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with enclosure and envelope
Folder 39: Werstein, NatalieAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1990: May 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 40: Wilson, Robert A.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: February 22Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 41: Wurzburger, MarilynAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1989: October 27Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1989: December 1Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Item 3: To: Morgan, Ted, 1993: August 16Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages with envelope
Item 4: To: Morgan, Ted, 1993: September 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Folder 42: Zych, Anthony G.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: August 9Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Item 2: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: November 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page with envelope
Item 3: To: Morgan, Ted, 1991: December 19Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page with envelope

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence - Box 1, Folder 1-42],
[Series 2: Essays - Box 2, Folders 1-4],
[Series 3: Material Toward Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs - Box 2, Folders 5-9],
[Series 4: Research Materials - Box 2, Folder 10],
[Series 5: Manuscripts by Others - Box 3, Folders 1-5],
[Series 6: Photographs - Box 3, Folder 6],
[Series 7: Ephemera - Box 3, Folders 7-12],
[Series 8: Audiovisual - Box 3, Folder 13],
[Series 9: Published Materials],
[All]


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