Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Laurence Housman Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List: Manuscripts: Fiction and Poetry

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: M58

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Completed Manuscripts Fragments and Other Materials

Completed Manuscripts

Box Folder Content
10 1-3

Back Words and Fore Words: An Author's Year-Book 1893-1944: A selection, in chronological order, from the plays, poems, and prose writings of Laurence Housman

1 item (221 p.); 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Corrected in Housman's hand. Preface contains 5 pages in Housman's hand

10 4

Big Powers and Little Powers

Descript 1 item (9 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Summary Carbon typescript. Short story, published as The great adventure in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 5

The Bishop's Dilemma

3 items (together 39 p.) ; varying sizes
AMS. Short story (11 p.) corrected in Housman's hand

10 6

A Brown Study: A Meditation

1 item (4 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
AMsS. Short story

10 7

Camouflage

2 items (together 16 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Together with a carbon copy corrected in Housman's hand. Short story published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 8

"A cat had got into the palace..." [Untitled]

1 item (2 p.); 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Untitled short story

10 9

Changa-Ranga

2 items (together 35 p.) ; varying sizes
AMs. With extensive corrections in Housman's hand. Short story published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 9a

Cornered Poets: A Book of Dramatic Dialogues

Complete AMs, enclosed in green folder, with table of contents

10 9b

Cynthia

TS, long poem, with corrections by LH. Includes list of omitted lines.

10 8

Dead Man's Lane

2 items (together 18 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Short story, together with a carbon copy, both with minor corrections in the author's hand. Published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 11

Fall of the Sparrow: The Man of Prayer

1 item (8 p.) ; 23 x 17 cm
AMs. Short story, incomplete, with extensive corrections in the author's hand. Published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 12

The Finishing Touch

1 item (12 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Short story, heavily corrected in the author's hand. Published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 24-26

The Impregnable Family: A Twice-Told Tale

3 items (together 234 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Short story, heavily corrected in the author's hand, together with another typescript and manuscript fragments (Folder labeled Rupert: A Novel)

10 12a

Kings of England

TS. Paste up of series of short verses describing the kings of England.

10 13

Maggie's Bite

1 item (6 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
AMsS. Short story, corrected in the author's hand. Published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 14

Monsieur le Secretaire

1 item (12 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
AMs. Humorous short story, written in rhyming couplets, mostly in French, with some English lines

10 15

The New Child's Guide to Knowledge

1 item (8 p.) ; varying sizes
AMsS. Short story, drafts and fragments. Published in 1911

10 16

The New Dispensation

1 item (7 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Carbon typescript. Short story, corrected in the author's hand. Published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 17

The Nine Points of Mrs. James

1 item (119 p.) ; 23 x 17 cm
AMsS. Short story, drafts and fragments, corrected in the author's hand

10 18

Open the Door, Posy

1 item (12 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm
AMs. Short story, with minor corrections in the author's hand. Privately published

10 19

The Parting of Time

1 item (13 p.) ; 20 x 16 p
AMs. Short story, with minor corrections in the author's hand

10 20

Possession

1 item (38 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm
Typescript. Short story

10 21

Puss-in-Boots

3 items (together 66 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Short story, with minor corrections in the author's hand, together with 2 carbon typescripts. Published in 1926

10 22

The Return Journey

2 items (together 15 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Short story, with minor corrections in the author's hand, together with a 5 p. manuscript fragment in Housman's hand. Published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 23

Return of the Prodigal

1 item (7 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Short story, published in Strange ends and discoveries, 1948

10 23a

The Rose: A Poem

4 items (5 p.); varying sizes
3 TLS

10 27

Sally Forth

1 item (3 p.) 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Short story.

10 27a

Sea Change

TS short story, published in Nash's(?); stamped with date 1935 Sept. 3

10 28

Short Steps to Knowledge: A Book of Practical Hints for Ideal Parents--with illustrations

1 item (8 p.) ; varying sizes
AMsS. Short story, manuscript fragments, some heavily corrected. Unpublished

10 29

A Story That Has No End

2 items (19 p.) ; varying sizes
2 Typescripts. Short story, one with minor corrections in the author's hand, the other a published copy, cut from a magazine perhaps.

10 30-31

Strange Ends and Discoveries: Tales of this World and the Next

1 item (163 p.); varying sizes
Typed printer's copy. Made up of typescripts, carbon typescripts, and previously printed versions, many with corrections in the author's hand. Contains all stories but one. Published in 1948

10 32

A Suffragette Fairy Tale

1 item (34 p.); 23 x 17 cm
AMs. Play heavily corrected in the author's hand

10 32a

Summertime

ALS with AMsS poem, dated 1946 Apr. 15. Letter addresses the editor of Time and Tide magazine and "on the chance that it may not be too late" encloses poem manuscript.

10 33

Uncle Tom Pudd

1 item (12 p.);
AMs. Short story.

10 34

[Untitled Fairy Tale]

1 item (3 p.)
AMs. Short story, untitled.

10 35

The Watchers

3 items (together 17 p.)
AMs, TS, TS fragment.

10 36

The Weaver's Beam

1 items (12 p.)
AMsS. Short story.

10 37

The Were Wolf

1 items (29 p.)
AMs. Short story by Clemence and Laurence Housman, in the latter's hand.

10 38

Young John and Old John

AMs drafts and fragments of prose work

 

Fragments and Other Materials

Box Folder Content
10 39 Typescript Poems -- Titled
10 40 Typescript Poems-- Untitled
10 41 Manuscript Poems
10 42

Poetry Fragments

Untitled, incomplete TS and AMs fragments of poetic works, many with corrections by LH

10 43

Prose Fragments

Unidentified, incomplete TS and AMs fragments of fiction works, many with corrections by LH

10 44

Fiction Fragments

Unidentified, incomplete TS and AMs fragments of fiction works, many with corrections by LH

10 45

Small Miscellaneous Fragments

Small TS and AMs fragments of prose, plays and stories.

10 46

AMs Fragments

Very small fragments from unidentified works, notes, sketches, etc

10 47 Parodies of Other's Work
10 48 Prayers
     

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Last Update May 25, 2007. Special Collections