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Series 2: Manuscripts of Books and Other Writings


Major Manuscripts

Includes manuscripts and proofs for titles first published in book format: The Yearling, Cross Creek, The Sojourner, The Secret River, and South Moon Under.


Cross Creek

Typed manuscripts, drafts, and notes. Includes "Creek Sketches," handwritten and typed drafts and notes, from single pages to complete chapters. 7 boxes.


Box
1 Typed Manuscript A (13 x 14 inch boxes of bound, encapsulated sheets with minor handwritten corrections). Leaves 1-118, Chapters, 1 - 10.
2 Typed Manuscript A (13 x 14 inch boxes of bound, encapsulated sheets with minor handwritten corrections). Leaves 119 - 248, Chapters 11- 15.
3 Typed Manuscript A (13 x 14 inch boxes of bound, encapsulated sheets with minor handwritten corrections). Leaves 249 - 411, Chapters 16 - 24.
4 1. "Creek Sketches" - Birds. M.s. 6 1.
4 2. "Creek Sketches" - Black Bat's Hands. T.s. w/M.s. notes 7 1.
4 3. "Creek Sketches" - Caroline on a Geechee Nigger. T.s. w/M.s. notes 5 1/2 1. This item is boxed separately in BOX 4B, labeled Cross Creek Notes and shelved on the folio shelf.
4 4. "Creek Sketches" - The Cattle. M.s. 2 1.
4 5. "Creek Sketches" - [Cows]. M.s. 7 1.
4 6. "Creek Sketches" - Cross Creek. M.s. 5 1.
4 7. "Creek Sketches" - The Dime. T.s. 2 1.
4 8. "Creek Sketches" - Duck's Eyes. T.s. 1 1.
4 9. "Creek Sketches" - Exile. T.s. 4 1.
4 10. "Creek Sketches" - The Farm Census - "Zelma." T.s. w/1 M.s. notes 4 1.
4 11. "Creek Sketches" - Help Me. T.s. w/M.s. notes 7 1.
4 12. "Creek Sketches" - Old Boss. T.s. 2 1.
4 13. "Creek Sketches" - Old Jib. T.s. 3 1.
4 14. "Creek Sketches" - Pigs. M.s. 4 1.
4 15. "Creek Sketches" - Prayed Down. T.s. w/M.s. notes 2 1.
4 16. "Creek Sketches" - Puddin'. T.s. 3 1.
4 17. "Creek Sketches" - Snake Pit. T.s. 2 1.
4 18. "Creek Sketches" - Sporting Blood. M.s. 2 1.
4 19. "Creek Sketches" - A Stranger in Town. T.s. w/M.s. notes
4 20. "Creek Sketches" - Toady-frogs, Snakes, Varmits. M.s. 4 1.
4 21. "Creek Sketches" - Trade. M.s. 2 1.
4 22. "Creek Sketches" - Turkey Hatching. M.s. 2 1.
4 23. "Creek Sketches" - The Uninhibited. T.s. 2 1.
4 24. "Creek Sketches" - The Village of Defeat. T.s. w/M.s. notes
4 24B. "Creek Sketches" - The Village of Defeat. T.s. 7 1.
4 25. "Creek Sketches" - Voodoo. T.s. w/M.s. notes 2 1.
4 26. "Creek Sketches" - Who Owns Cross Creek? T.s. 2 1.
5 Notes - Additional handwritten and typed drafts and notes, and secondary material from the Ross Allen Institute.
6 Typed Manuscript B (apparently used to cast galley proofs, with handwritten corrections). Leaves 1-250.
7 Typed Manuscript B (apparently used to cast galley proofs, with handwritten corrections). Leaves 251-402. Also contains a folder with copies of some pages from the manuscripts and some notes that may refer to Cross Creek.

The Secret River

Box
1 The Secret River. Typed ms. with a. corrections. 12 leaves.
1 The Secret River. Typed ms. with a. corrections. 14, [2] leaves.
1 The Secret River. 12 galley sheets.

South Moon Under

Box
1 South Moon Under. "Galley incomplete. J[ulia] B[igham] 1-22-60."
1 South Moon Under. Galley. "Page proofs - probably complete. J[ulia] B[igham] 1-22-60."

The Sojourner

Drafts, a typed manuscript, and notes for The Sojourner, 11 boxes.


Box
1 First Original Rough Draft of 'The Sojourner,' began August, 1943 (numbered leaves with many penciled annotations corrections, and includes maps of "the farm."). 105 leaves.
2 First Original Rough Draft of 'The Sojourner,' began August, 1943 (numbered leaves with many penciled annotations corrections, and includes maps of "the farm."). Leaves.106 - 218.
3 First Original Rough Draft of 'The Sojourner,' began August, 1943 (numbered leaves with many penciled annotations corrections, and includes maps of "the farm."). Leaves 219 - 317.
4 First Original Rough Draft of 'The Sojourner,' began August, 1943 (numbered leaves with many penciled annotations corrections, and includes maps of "the farm."). Leaves 318 - 411.
5 The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Typed Carbon Manuscript A (with minor annotations and corrections). 178 leaves.
6 The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Typed Carbon Manuscript A (with minor annotations and corrections). Leaves 179 - 357.
7 The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Typed Carbon Manuscript A (with minor annotations and corrections). Leaves 358 - 504.
8 Additional drafts and notes. Includes early, fragmentary drafts of miscellaneous pages, varying in length from one - approximately 20 pages. Also includes 7 typed pages of notes, suggestions and a "Chronology Check," by an unknown reader. Includes several sketches of places in the novel.
9 Notes and drafts. In 5 bound volumes and one encapsulated sheet. 1) Encapsulated sheets of notes written on both sides of a unfolded envelope, about 9 x 9 1/2 inches. 2) Notes written on MKR's letterhead, 6 x 7," 16, [18], 8 p. 3) "Chapter Substances," for chapters 1 -30, 15 leaves. 4) Corrections and notes, keyed to page numbers, [5 leaves]; draft of "The Sower," [1 1eaf]; inserts [12] leaves, mostly keyed to galley pages. 5) Draft of "The Unrooted," 3 leaves. 6) Draft of "Days on the Earth," 3 leaves.
10 Typed Manuscript B, 494 leaves.
10 Typed Manuscript C, 392 leaves.
11 Typed Manuscript C (carbon), 392 leaves.
11 Galley A, 109 numbered sheets, plus inserts.
11 Galley B, 327 numbered pages.

The Yearling

Typed manuscript, notes, and drafts for The Yearling, 17 boxes.


Box
1 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 1 -5
2 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 6-10
3 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 11-13
4 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 14-16
5 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 17-18
6 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 19-22
7 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 23-24
8 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 25-28
9 Typescript of The Yearling (448 leaves). Chapters 29-32
10 Notes 1 (also contains variant drafts of some pages)
11 Notes 2 (also contains variant drafts of some pages)
12 Notes 3 (also contains variant drafts of some pages)
13 Photocopy of The Yearling manuscript
14 Photocopy of The Yearling manuscript (2nd copy)
15 Typed Manuscript B (apparently used to cast galley). Chapter 1-19. Leaves 1-267.
16 Typed Manuscript B (apparently used to cast galley). Chapters 20 to end. Leaves 268 - 473.
17 Yearling Proof sheets. 6 x 24" encapsulated sheets in a 7 x 25" box. 428 pages; incomplete missing pages 43-188 (Note: Shelved on oversize, folio shelf)

Short Stories and Other Writings

Autobiographical Writings (A)

The first nine items are essays or fragments of essays about Marjorie's early years at Cross Creek. Some of them are similar to parts of the book of that name and may be early drafts. Items 10-15 are more formal, including a transcript for a radio interview, material contributed for a school edition of The Yearling, etc. Except for number 15, these items are encapsulated and bound in a single volume.

A1. "I Find I Have Been in Acute Need for Solitude." June 4 [1929?] T.ms. 2 1.
A2. "I Had My First Lesson in Milking." June 5 [1929?] T.ms. 2 1.
A3. "On Our First Night Here, We Heard a Wild Cat Howl." T. ms. 8 1. This is either a fragment, or parts of two manuscripts, as the second leaf does not follow the first.
A4. "This Has Been an Evil Day." Cross Creek. October 3, 1937. A.Ms. 7 pp.
A5. Cross Creek." "A Week or So Ago I Noticed That One of the... Young Mallards Was Taking on the Brightness of a Drake." October 19, 1938. Typed ms. 3 1.
A6. "A Summer: Peace and War on a Florida Farm." Typed ms. l1. 1-10, 13-22. This manuscript incorporates several of those listed above.
A7. "September." Typed ms. 6 1l.
A8. "I Have Crossed the River Styx." Typed Ms. leaves. [1] 3-4.
A9. "Cracker Florida." Typed ms. with a. notes 1l. 2-9.
A10. Radio Interview (1941?). T.s. 4 1l.
A11. Autobiographical Sketch. [20], 17 leaves. Two drafts. Some of the pages in the second are retyped from the first.
A12. "A Word about Her Life and Her Work as a Novelist," by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. July 29, 1952. 3 leaves. Thermofax copy. Largely illegible. A better Xeroxed copy is filed with the Miscellaneous Papers, MP 22.
A13. Questionnaire from Mary Louise Fagg with answers by Rawlings. July 29, 1952. Thermofax copy. [25] leaves. Largely illegible. A better Xeroxed copy is filed with the Miscellaneous Papers, MP 22.
A14. "Mrs. Rawlings -- Biographical Sketch." T.ms. with a. notes by M. L. Fagg on the versos. 4 leaves.
A15. Introduction to the school edition of The Yearling by MKR and Biographical Sketch by Mary Louise Fagg. T.ms. with corrections. 10 1. Bound separately.

Fragments and Notes (F)
F1. "The Candidate." A.Ms. 1 leaf.
F2. Cross-Creek Cookery. T.ms. 11 leaves.
F3. "Hamaca." [Early drafts of Golden Apples] T.ms. 18 leaves, not consecutive.
F4. South Moon Under. T.ms. 4 1/2 1eaves.
F5. South Moon Under (play). Typed and a. ms. 12 1eaves.
F6. ["Uncle Benny and the Bird Dogs]" A.ms. 7 1eaves.
F7. ["Varmits"] A. and typed ms. 6 1eaves.
F8. "The Window." Typed ms. 3 1eaves.

Poetry(P)
P1. And Does My Voice. T.s. 1 leaf. (3 copies)
P2. The Beggar. T.s. 1 leaf.
P3. The Cabin. T.s. 1 leaf.
P4. Death in the Garden. T.s. 1 leaf.
P5. Discard. T.s. 1 leaf.
P6. The Dream. T.s. 1 leaf.
P7. The Fox. T.s. 1 leaf. (4 copies)
P8. The Faithless to the Unfaithful. T.s. 1 leaf. (2 copies)
P9. Grandsire. T.s. 1 leaf.
P10. Having Left Cities Behind Me. T.s. with note by Robert Herrick. 1 leaf. (2 copies)
P11. Heritage for Building. To the Youth of America. T.s. /s/ Marjorie Kinnan. 2 1eaves.
P12. Horace Said Once. T.s. 1 leaf.
P13. I Am Not Filled. T.s. w/M.s. notes 1 leaf. (2 copies)
P14. I Did Not Break the May-Haw Bough. T.s. 1 leaf. (2 copies)
P15. If Death Sets Loose the Spirit. 1 leaf. (2 copies; one A.ms. and one T.s.)
P16. In Possession. 1 leaf. (2 copies; one A.ms. and one T.s.)
P16a. Lament of Siamese Cat. T.s. 1 leaf.
P17. Let Us Slumber. T.s. 1 leaf.
P18. The Menagerie. T.s. 1 leaf.
P19. Mignonette. 1 leaf. (2 copies; one A.ms. and one T.s.)
P20. The Monastery. T.s. 4 1eaves. 2) "The Monastery," Wisconsin Literary Magazine, May 1918, 205-206. Bound separately.
P21. Night Times. T.s. 1 leaf.
P22. Not That Death Comes. 1) T.s. 1 leaf. 2) T.s. 1 leaf. 3) T.s. with a. corrections. 1 leaf. 4) T.s., with a. corrections. 1 leaf. 5) A.ms., 3 leaves.
P23. Now On This Morning. 1 leaf. (2 copies; one A.ms. and one T.s.)
P24. Too Late For Blood-Root. A.ms. 1 leaf. (3 copies)
P25a. [Songs of a Housewife] Typed (carbon) ms. 188 ll. Bound separately.
P25a. [Songs of a Housewife] 1926 - 1927. Original clippings from Rochester newspaper. Mounted on paper. 36 ll. Fragile; use xerox copies (P25c) unless reference to the originals are necessary. Filed as Short Writings (SW 25).
P25a. [Songs of a Housewife] Xerox of original clippings from Rochester newspaper. 36 ll. Filed as Short Writings (SW 26).
P26. The Miracle (Typed ms. 1 leaf); The Cycle (Typed ms. 2 leaf); Ballad of Remembrance (Typed ms. 1 leaf). These three poems (P26) are bound with P1-P24.
P27. Miscellaneous fragments of verse, found with the Charles Rawlings - Marjorie Rawling correspondence [ ca. 1918?] 7 sheets. Filed as Short Writings (SW 28).

Speeches (SP)

Chiefly on Florida or on the craft of writing--Drafts and Notes. Bound Volume.

SP1. [On Florida and Floridians. Southern College? 1935?] T.s. [4] leaves.
SP2. Mechanics of Writing. A.ms. notes. [11] leaves.
SP3. [Notes for Lecture on Characterization] T.s. w/M.s. notes [8] leaves.
SP4. [Notes for Lecture on Creative Writing] M.s. 30 1eaves.
SP5. [Notes for Lecture on Facts vs. Fiction in Writing] Typed and a.mss. 8, 16 leaves.
SP6a. The Relativity of Beauty. Typed and autograph drafts. 23 leaves.
SP6b. [The Relativity of Beauty?] Typed with autograph notes. 2 leaves.
SP7. "Remarks at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Banquet," Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin, October 8, 1940. T.s. 5 leaves. Not by MKR.

Short Stories (SS)
SS1. "All These Things." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 5 leaves. Notes or fragment, from another ms., referring to Gulf Hammock, are in pencil on the verso of leaf 1.
SS2. "A Bad Name." Typed mss. 77 1l.
SS3. [Benny and the Bird Dogs] Typed ms. with corrections. 6 leaves. Fragments of various parts of the story. Mutilated.
SS4. "The Celebrity." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 18 1l
SS5. "Chet's Dog Story." Typed ms.3 1l.
SS6. "Cocks Must Crow." Typed ms. with a. corrections. 27 leaves.
SS7. "A Crop of Beans." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 31 ll, [1] leaf of an earlier version.
SS8. "Dark [Black] Secret." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 9 leaves.
SS9. "A Dove's A Wild Bird." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 1 leaf. Unpublished.
SS10a. "The Enemy." Typed ms. with autograph corrections.20, [6] leaves.
SS10a. "The Enemy." Typed ms. 19 leaves, [3] leaves. of inserts.
SS10b. "The Enemy." Galley. 7 sheets, 24x10". On oversize shelf.
SS11a. "Fish-Fry and Fireworks." Typed ms. 22 leaves. Published with changes.
SS11b. "Fish-Fry and Fireworks." Typed ms. 11 leaves. Earlier version than SS11a.
SS11b. "Fish-Fry and Fireworks." Galley Proof, Florida Quarterly. Filed as SW30.
SS12. " 'Gator" [Alligators] Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 14 leaves, inserts. Also includes: Variant typed ms., 10 leaves.
SS13. "Hamaca" [Hamock. "Original beginning for Golden Apples"] Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 3 leaves, [1] leaf of Golden Apples notes.
SS14. "The Honeycomb" [The Last Wall] Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 5 leaves.
SS14. "The Honeycomb." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 5 leaves.
SS15. "It Don't Look Good." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 3 leaves.
SS16. ["Jacob's Ladder"] "High Winds." Typed manuscript on both sides of a roll of paper approximately 14 feet long. 1 box.
SS17. "Jessamine [Magnolia] Springs." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. Ms. 6 1eaves.
SS18a. "Lord Bileaves." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. [2] 14 1eaves.
SS18b. "Lord Bill of the Suwannee River." Typed ms. 20 1eaves.
SS19. "Miriam's Houses." Typed ms. with autograph corrections 8 leaves.
SS20. "The Old Woman." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 4 leaves.
SS21. "Ole Mule." Typed ms. with autograph corrections.10, [1] 1eaves. Early version of part of "Varmints."
SS22. "The Pardon." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 12, [1] leaves.
SS23. "The Pelican's Shadow." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 8 leaves.
SS24. "The Preacher's Daughter." Typed ms. 2 leaves.
SS25. "The Provider." Typed ms. with autograph corrections.20 leaves.
SS26. "The Sheleaves." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 7 leaves.
SS27a. "The Tidal Highway." A.ms. 18 leaves.
SS27b. "The Tidal Highway." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 4 leaves.
SS27b. "The Tidal Highway." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. leaves. 1-2, 5, [1] autograph leaf.
SS28. "The Town's Tramp" ["The Last State"] Typed ms. with autograph corrections. 2, [1] leaves.
SS29a. "The Varmints." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. Leaves 1-27,31-33, [3]
SS30a. "The Weleaves." Typed ms. with autograph corrections. Leaves. 1-9, 10-11, 11A.
SS30b. "The Weleaves." Typed ms. 2leaves., and a.ms., leaves 9A1-9A6.
SS30c. "The Weleaves." Typed ms. with autograph corrections and a. text on versos of several leaves. 11 leaves.
SS31. "What a Yankee Don' Know." Typed ms. 2 leaves.

Short Writings (SW)

The Short Writings include manuscript and printed copies of various published and unpublished writings of MKR. They are unbound and sometime overlap in contents with other categories specified above. A few of the items listed here, unnumbered, are filed in a bound volume in the Miscellaneous Rawlings Papers.


Box
1 SW 1. "Editor to Author. The Letters of Maxwell Perkins." Drafts of book review. T.s. 8 1eaves. With published copy from Publishers' Weekly, April 1, 1950, 1573-1574.
1 Essay by MKR relating to her grandfather and Ase Linden (The Sojourner.) Typed ms. 3 leaves. Filed in bound volume with Miscellaneous Papers.
1 SW 2. Essay on National War Fund and American Field Service, with TLS from Joan Belmont, American Field Serivce; New York, 17 March 1945, requesting piece. T.s. 1 leaf.
1 SW 3. "The Everglades: River of Grass, by Marjory Stoneman Douglas" [book review] T.s. 4 leaves. With copy of publication from the New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review, Nov. 30, 1947.
1 SW 4. "In This I Believe." T.s. 4 1. Radio broadcast for Voice of America.
1 SW 5. "Introduction to the Katherine Mansfield Collection." T.s. with a. note 7 leaves. With letter from William Targ, World Publishing Co., Cleveland, 1 March 1946.
1 SW 6. "A Manual for Puppies," by an Old Dog. Photocopy of typed ms. Mostly illegible. 2 leaves.
1 SW 7. "Niggers and Superstitions." Bound notebook with 3 leaves of notes. Also an envelope with notes on "Art" on the verso.
1 Notes on Regional Literature. Filed in bound volume with Miscellaneous Papers.
1 SW 8. "Scott." Account of MKR's visit with F. Scott Fitzgerald. T.s. 5 leaves.
1 SW 9. "Wolfe." T.s. 1 leaf. Fragmentary account of meeting with Thomas Wolfe.
1 SW 10. "A Word about Her Life and Her Work As a Novelist"; Questionnaire from Mary Louise Fagg with answers by Rawlings. July 29, 1952. Xerox. 21 pp., [28] ll. The Thermofax copy, largely illegible, from which this copy was made, may be found as A12 - A13.
1 SW 11. "Writing as a Career." T.s. 8 leaves. Published in the Book of Knowledge, 1948 annual volume.
1 SW12. "Yesterday's Woman: An Exclusive interview by Lollie Pop Twitter." Typed ms. and carbon. 3 leaves. Spoof of interview with MKR. Cf. MKR letter to Norton Baskin, 17 March 1946 for another copy of p. 2 with a. note.
1 SW13. "Yesterday's Woman: An Exclusive interview by Lollie Pop Twitter." Typed ms. and carbon. 3 leaves. Variant copy. Spoof of interview with MKR.
1 Typed and autograph notes by MKR. 17 encapsulated leaves. These mostly relate to writing. Cf. "Speeches." Several are written on note paper of the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago. Filed in bound volume with Miscellaneous Papers.
1 Typed and autograph fragments and notes by MKR. 37 encapsulated leaves. Some relate to Cross Creek. Filed in bound volume with Miscellaneous Papers.
1 SW 14. Printed Diary for 1932. Contains entries by MKR.
1 SW 15. Printed Day Book for 1939. Contains entries by MKR.
1 SW 16. Printed Day Book for 1939. Contains entries by MKR.
1 SW17. "Alonzo Perceval Van Clyne," first-prize story by Marjorie Kinnan [Washington Sunday Post, 1924]
1 SW18. "Cracker Chidlings." Scribner's Magazine, Feb. 1931. Photostat and xerox copy.
1 SW 18a. "Cross Creek," Condensation. Reader's Digest, v. 41:244 (August 1942), 149-176. (Added September, 2002)
1 SW 19. Cross Creek Cookery. Selections in promotional brochure. 9 leaves, including cover. With annotations and additional recipes in autograph of MKR.
1 SW 20. "Dramatics and Movies." Columns written by Lady Alicia Thwaite [MKR] Five O'Clock, a Rochester, N.Y. periodical, April-May 1924.
1 SW 21. "Florida, Land of Contrasts." Transatlantic, no. 14, Oct. 1944, 12-17.
1 SW 22. "Florida Scene by Robert Camp, Jr." Printed leaflet. 1 sheet. Introduction by MKR to art exhibition, Jacksonville, Jan. 1942.
1 SW 23. "Miss Moffatt Steps Out." Liberty Magazine, Feb. 16, 1946, 30-31, 58-61.
1 SW 24. "The Provider." Woman's Home Companion, June 1941, 21 ff.
1 SW 25. [Songs of a Housewife] 1926 - 1927. Original clippings from Rochester newspaper. Mounted on paper. 36 ll. Fragile; use xerox copies (SW 26) unless reference to the originals are necessary.
1 SW 26. [Songs of a Housewife] Xerox of original clippings from Rochester newspaper. 36 ll.
1 SW 27. Selection from Cross Creek, Novosselye, 1943, no. 9-10, 5-22.
1 SW 28. Miscellaneous fragments of verse, found with the Charles Rawlings - Marjorie Rawlings correspondence [ca. 1918?] 7 sheets.
1 SW29. "Hyacinth Drift," by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Scribner's Magazine 94:3, Sept. 1933. (Accessioned November, 2000. Gift of the Lucius Neal Smith Trust.)
1 SW30: "Fish Fry and Fireworks," by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Florida Quarterly. Galley proofs.
2 "Mountain Prelude," excised from issues of the Saturday Evening Post, April 26, 1947 - May 31, 1947, and "Alligators" fragment from Saturday Evening Post, September 23, 1933, and full-length story printed from JSTOR database.

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