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Cyril Vernon Connolly papers
Series 2:  Writings:  Major works

Collection 1976-002


 
“An Aesthete in East Africa”
1:1 Handwritten and signed article in a manuscript notebook, 24p.    
       
“Aldous Huxley [?]”
1:2 Handwritten draft fragment, 1p.    
       
 “Andalusia”
1:3 Handwritten travel article, 2p.    
       
“Art Nouveau”
1:4 Typed and signed article, with handwritten revisions, for London Magazine, 14p.    
       
 Be Kind to my Remains
1:5 Typed draft of Part 2, with handwritten revisions, 54p.    
  Part 3, incomplete, with handwritten  revisions, 34p.    
       
“Booker Prize Address [?]”
1:6 Handwritten draft and notes, with handwritten revisions, 26p; carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions, 4p    
       
“C.C.'s cure for the fear of death.  To be taken LOGICALLY”
1:7 Galley proof.   c1949.  (See also: Series 1: Correspondence: Ross, Alan to Dierdre Connolly)    
       
 “Cardinal, Antonio”
1:8 Typed poem in reference to Rev. Montagu Summers, 2p.  Includes handwritten drafts of “Trinity,” and “Coplas.”    
       
“A Celebration of Ezra Pound”
1:9 Handwritten opening remarks, 5p.    
  Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
  Photocopied typed and signed script for a Mermaid Theatre program, 4 Feb 1973, with handwritten revisions and notes by Cyril Connolly, 33p.    
       
“The child's source of religion, love, food, warmth and the appreciation of beauty is the mother....” 
1:10 Handwritten and signed article, with handwritten revisions, 6p.    
       
“Cocktail Cabinet”
1:11 Typed article, 3p.    
       
“A Collector's Year”
1:12 Handwritten article with handwritten revisions, 8p.    
       
“Compromise”
1:13 Handwritten and signed draft, 3p.    
       
 “Confessions of a House-Hunter”
1:14 Galley proof of an article, with handwritten revisions.    
       
“The Consultation”
1:15 Handwritten article, with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
       
“Contemporary Collectors”
1:16 Handwritten and signed article with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
       
“Copla”
1:17 Typed poem, with handwritten revisions, 1p.    
       
“Coplas”
1:18 Handwritten poem.  (See Series 2:  Writings:  Major Works: “Cardinal, Antonio.”)    
       
“The Coward”
1:18 Handwritten poem in 2 versions, 1 version inscribed to “RPL”, 1p each.    
       
“Crooked Neighbours” 
  (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
 
“The Crucial Generation” 
1:19 Handwritten article in reference to Flaubert and Baudelaire, with handwritten revisions, 2p.  (See also: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
 
“The Dedication Copy”
1:20 Handwritten short story, 11p; another version, 12p.    
  Typed and revised draft with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
 
“Dialogue between Ego and Superego”
1:21 Handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 5p.  c1941.    
       
 “Dies Irae”
1:22 Handwritten short story fragment, 4p.    
  Typed and signed draft with further handwritten revisions, 17p.    
       
“Edmund Wilson”
1:23 Handwritten [obituary], 5p.    
  Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
       
“Elizabeth Bowen: a poet working in prose”
1:24 Galley proof fragment of obituary, with handwritten revisions.    
  Galley proof, with handwritten revisions, another version.    
  Press cutting of obituary.    
       
Enemies of Promise
1:25 Carbon copy typed Table of Contents, 3p.    
  Typed draft, another version, with handwritten notations, 2p.    
  Carbon copy typed Foreword, 5p; carbon copy typed and signed draft of same with handwritten revisions.    
  Photostat typed Introduction with handwritten revisions and notations, 9p.    
  Introduction, Version 2, with typed note from (Doubleday & Co.) Jane Truslow to Jason Epstein, dated Jan 23, 1956, 7p.    
  Introduction, Version 3, 5p.    
       
  Introduction, Version 4, incomplete draft, with typed book summary, 2p.  Typed note from (Doubleday & Co.) Margaret [?] to Jason Epstein [?], dated 12 Feb 1958, attached.     
       
  Introduction, Version 5, typed draft fragment, 1p.    
       
1:26-28 Press cuttings, excised articles, galley proofs and galley proof fragments, all with handwritten revisions and/or notations, from which the book's text was taken.    
       
1:29 Handwritten [dust jacket blurb] in 3 versions, 1p each.    
  Typed Doubleday Editorial/Dummy Description, 1p.    
  (See also: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
”Envoi”
1:30 Handwritten draft article in reference to memorial services and how they should be conducted, 3p.    
       
“Envoi”
1:31 Typed article in reference to America's influences, Europe's decline, 10p.    
       
The Evening Colonnade
2:1 Carbon copy typed Table of Contents, Version 1 with provisional title “The Last of Connolly”, with handwritten revisions, 6p.    
  Typed draft, Version 2, with handwritten revisions and notations, 3p.    
  Carbon copy typed draft, Version 3, with handwritten revisions and notations, 4p.    
       
  Handwritten partial draft Introduction, Version 1, with handwritten revisions, 6p.    
  Handwritten draft, Version 2, 11p.    
  Typed draft, Version 3, 2p.    
  Carbon copy typed draft of Version 3, with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
  Handwritten fragment, Version 4, 2p.    
  Handwritten and signed draft, Version 5, 8p.    
       
  Handwritten Acknowledgments, 1p.    
  Handwritten dust jacket blurb, 8p.    
2:2 Handwritten preliminary notes, 48 pieces.    
       
“First Visit to Kerry”
2:3 Handwritten article with handwritten revisions and inserted text, 20p.    
       
“The flesh....”
2:4 Handwritten prose fragment in three versions, 1p each.    
       
“For once we are going to escape, we are going to do all the things that we ought to be ashamed of....”  
2:5 Handwritten article, 2p.    
       
 “....Forty years after the inauguration of the Oxford Railway club by its president, Mr. John Sutro....” 
2:6 Handwritten article, 1p.    
       
“The Founder's Room.  A Comedy” 
  (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
“French and English Cultural Relations” 
2:7 Galley sheets for an article (reprinted from a lecture delivered to the Franco Scottish House, appearing in Horizon, undated.    
       
“From a bestiary”
2:8 Handwritten and typed preliminary drafts, notes and draft poem fragments in several versions, 20 pieces.    
       
“From the Journals of Christopher Edax”
2:9 Handwritten article, 1p.    
       
“The gift from Egypt” 
2:10 Handwritten play, 7p and 1 fragment.    
       
“Gone to Report” 
2:11 Handwritten poem, 1p.    
       
“Grand Tour”
2:12 Handwritten article (Part 1 of 3), with handwritten revisions, 14p.    
  Handwritten draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 12p.    
  Rough galley proof.    
  Galley proof with handwritten revisions.    
  Handwritten draft (Part 2 of 3), with handwritten revisions, 13p.    
  Handwritten and signed draft (Part 3), with handwritten revisions, 12p.    
 

Galley proof with handwritten revisions and notations.

   
       
“The Half of Life”
2:13 Handwritten article, with handwritten revisions, 6p.    
  Galley proof with handwritten corrections.    
  Galley proof, revised, with further handwritten revisions and corrections.    
       
“Half Way Tree”
2:14 Handwritten, handwritten and signed, and typed drafts of a poem in several versions, some with handwritten revisions, 18p.  (See also: Series 2: Writings: “A Sonnet”)    
       
“Happy Deathbeds”
  (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
 “Hardy's Farewell”
2:15 Handwritten poem, 1p.    
       
Horizon
2:16 Carbon copy typed Memorandum of Agreement between Victor William Watson and H.F. & G. Witherby (Publishers) Ltd. for production and issue of Horizon, 18 Oct 1939.  Includes carbon copy typed specifications and dummy specimen page.    
       
  Typed and signed letter from Cyril Connolly to Sir [?], 23 Oct 1939.  Prospective of magazine and request for lists of subscribers.    
       
  Horizon is a literary magazine.  Many numbers have coincided in their appearance with national disasters....” Handwritten editor's comment, 5p.    
       
  “The most amazing change in England since the war is the enormous increase in the serious reading public....”   Handwritten editor's comment, 3p.    
       
  “Now that an element of fluidity has entered in the tactical situation....” Handwritten editor's comment, 5p.    
       
  “The offensive against art is developing according to plan....”  (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
 

“One doubt is ruining Christmas for intending visitors to the moon....” (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)

   
  “Poetry.  What crimes are committed in thy name....”  (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
  “Six numbers of Horizon have now appeared....” Galley proof of editor's comment.    
       
  “A subscriber writes:  You vituperated the English countryside for five pages in a recent Comment....” Handwritten editor's comment, 1p.    
       
  “This month we open with a description of the Congress in New York....” Page proof of editor's comment, with handwritten revisions.    
       
  “This number of Horizon appears on the eve of one of the decisive battles of the world's history....” Handwritten fragment of editor's comment, 1p.    
       
  Unidentified incomplete galley and page proofs.    
  Galley proof of publication announcement and subscription form, with handwritten revisions and notations, to appear in Statesman & Nation, 18 Nov [1939].    
       
  Typed review of the beginnings of the magazine, with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
  Typed transcription of minutes taken at a meeting, 1 Mar 1940, 2p.    
  Proof pages of Horizon Index, Vol I, Nos.  1-7, Jan-Jul 1940.    
       
  Promotional leaflets; advertising rates; PC to lapsed  subscribers; PC announcing suspension of publication; handwritten miscellaneous notes pertaining to Horizon.  (See also: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
“The House of Arquebus”
2:17 Proof sheets, with handwritten revisions, for the third installment of an article to appear in Night and Day, 23 Dec 1937.   [The first installment of the article can be found in the book, Night and Day, edited by Christopher Hawtree with a preface by Graham Greene, Chatto & Windus, London, 1985.]    
       
“How is it done? What happens to people? What cracks or dwindles in men....”
2:18 Handwritten draft fragment, 2p.    
       
“Humane Killer”
2:19 Handwritten draft fragment of the opening to an article in reference to Lincoln Croyle, 3p.    
  Carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions and additions, 11p.    
  Galley proof with handwritten revisions, editor's marks and notations.    
  (See also: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
 “I have always enjoyed inventing games, and the thirties are going to be a paradise for the game lover....” .
2:20 Handwritten draft article, 8p    
       
“I witnessed a trial before a popular tribunal....”
2:21 Handwritten and signed draft of an unpublished report on a 1936 trial in Barcelona of alleged fascists, intended for publication in New Statesman, 3p.    
       
“Impressions of Egypt”
2:22 Typed article (Part 1 of 2), with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
  Typed draft (Part 2), with handwritten revisions, 6p.    
  Typed draft fragment, 1p.    
       
“In every artist, however limited, there hides a god....” 
  (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
“In the Book Collector's Fair....” 
2:23 Carbon copy typed article in reference to banned books exhibition at the National Book League, with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
       
“In the Heel of Italy”
2:24 Carbon copy typed article with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
       
 “In the unwelcome sunshine....”
2:25 Handwritten poem on Balliol College letterhead, 1p.    
       
[Interview with John Betjemin]
2:26 Carbon copy typed transcription of an interview of Cyril Connolly by John Betjemin, 29 Jan 1963, 43p.    
       
“Into Philistia”
2:27 Handwritten draft fragment of a [story], 1p.    
       
“Invitation”
2:28 Handwritten poem, 1p.    
       
“It is a mark of failure in life to have to work harder as one grows older....”
2:29 Handwritten draft fragment of an article, 2p.    
       
James Joyce in Paris
2:30 Typed Memorandum of Agreement between Gisele Freund and Cyril Connolly regarding his introduction and photograph captions for Gisele Freund's book, 31 Mar 1964, 2p.    
       
  Typed cancellation of previous agreement, 5 Apr 1965, 1p.    
  Carbon copy typed introduction, with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
  Typed and signed of above, with further handwritten revisions, 2p.    
  Handwritten and signed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 26p.    
  Photocopied typed draft with photocopied handwritten revisions, 14p.    
  Carbon copy typed draft of previous draft, with further handwritten revisions, 14p.    
  Typed  background information for Freund's photographs, 2p.    
 

Photographs (13 of 108) of Joyce and Joyce with others for proposed Freund book.

   
  (See also: Series 1: Correspondence: Freund, Gisele)    
 
“Kirkby Song”
  (See Series 2:  Writings:  Major Works: “Oxford”)    
       
“Kitchener”
2:31 Handwritten and signed poem, 1p.    
       
“The land of Nonsuch had long been in the possession of the family....” 
  (See: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
“L'avenir de la Grande Bretagne”
2:32 Galley proof fragment for an article appearing in Horizon, undated.    
       
 “Leaving is believing”
2:33  A comedy in 3 acts.”  Handwritten draft fragment of a play, 1p.  (See also: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       

“Living with Lemurs.”

2:34 Handwritten draft fragment of an article, p4-10.    
  Galley proof with handwritten revisions and corrections.    
       
[Louis MacNeice] 
2:35 Handwritten draft fragment of [an obituary], 1p.    
       
 “Love, Death and Revolution”
2:36 Handwritten draft preliminary notes for a proposed exhibition, 6p.    
       
 “Manifesto”
2:37 Handwritten list of five principles on the subjects of state execution, segregation, crime, education, and property, 1p.    
       
“Marbella--the Spain that isn't Spain”
2:38 Handwritten and signed article with handwritten revisions, 12p.    
       
“Meliusne Hic Rusticus Infans”
2:39 Handwritten poem fragment, 1p; handwritten draft, another version, 1p.    
       
The Modern Movement.  A Discussion of 100 Key Books from England, France and America.  1880-1950.
   (See Series 2:  Writings:  Major Works: One Hundred Key Books of the Modern Movement)    
       
“Musagetes at Oxford” 
2:40 Handwritten and signed prose piece, 1p.    
       
 “A Note on James Joyce”
   Excised article from New Statesman and Nation, 18 Jan 1941.    
       
 

One Hundred Key Books of the Modern Movement of England, France and America.  1880-1950.

3:1 Typed and signed Memorandum of Agreement between Andre Deutsch Ltd., Hamish Hamilton Ltd., and Cyril Connolly, 7 May 1965, 3p.    
       
  Handwritten preliminary lists and notes of possible book titles, 3p, plus 1 postcard.    
  Handwritten draft fragment of introduction to Part 1, 3p.    
  Handwritten draft entry for Joris Karl Huysmans' La-Bas (Part 1), 1p.    
  Handwritten draft entry for Henry Green's Living  (Part 2), 2p.    
  Typed introduction to Part 4, 2p.    
  Typed draft fragment, another version, 2p.    
  Handwritten draft entry for Albert Camus' L'Etranger (Part 4), 4p.    
  Typed incomplete draft, with handwritten revisions, for books numbered 56-100, 21p.    
  Carbon copy typed incomplete draft, another version, for books numbered 1-98, 61p.    
  Dust jacket for American edition, 1966.    
       
3:2 Photocopy of a typed exhibit caption text for University of Texas (Austin) exhibit of first editions and associated copies of works named in One Hundred Key Books from the Modern Movement..., 160p; 6 photographs of the exhibit plus 3 photographs of Cyril Connolly with unidentified colleague.    
       
 

(See also: Series 1: Correspondence: Texas, University of)

   
       
“One of my Londons”
3:3 Handwritten and signed article, with handwritten revisions, 11p.    
       
 “One of the oddest traits in the English character....”
3:4 Handwritten article regarding Americans in England, 3p.    
       
“One Way of Doing It”
3:5 Typed  commentary on Stephen T.  [Tennant], with handwritten revisions, 1p; Cyril Connolly's handwritten note on verso indicates piece was cut from Unquiet Grave.    
       
“Only the tears outlive the sperm....”
3:6 Handwritten poem in 5 versions, 1p each.    
       
 “Ooty”
3:7 Carbon copy typed article in reference to Ootacamund in British Southern India, 10p.    
       
“Oxford”
3:8 Handwritten and typed poem including handwritten and typed drafts, in several versions, of the poem “Kirkby Song, 4p.”    
       
Les Pavilions.  French Pavilions of the Eighteenth Century
3:9 Carbon copy typed and signed draft with handwritten revisions, 58p.    
  Carbon copy typed text, with handwritten revisions, to accompany book illustrations, 19p.    
  Carbon copy typed list of chateaus, hotels, and pavilions, with handwritten notes, 1p.    
       
[“Pegleg”]
3:10 Handwritten fragment in reference to the narcotic, 2p.    
       
 “Phaethon”
3:11 Handwritten and typed draft poem, circa 1925, in several versions, with handwritten revisions, 6p.    
       
[Portrait of Peggy]
3:12 Handwritten story about Beulah (Peggy Bainbridge), with handwritten revisions, 8p; carbon copy typescript of same.    
       
Previous Convictions 
3:13 Agreement, unsigned and with revisions, between Harper & Row, Publishers Inc. and Cyril Connolly, 9 Jul 1963; related correspondence regarding the termination of said agreement, 9 Mar 1971, 2 copies.    
       
“Private Poem”
3:14 Handwritten poem, with handwritten revisions, removed from Series 1: Correspondence: Connolly, Jean Bakewell; 2p.    
       
“The rain beat faintly on the windows....” 
3:15 Typed short story fragment, 3p.    
       
“Raymond Mortimer”
3:16 Typed and signed commentary with handwritten revisions, 3p.    
       
“Remembering Eden”
3:17 Handwritten [fragment] of an article, written on Naval & Military Hotel letterhead, 1p.    
       
“Reputations”
3:18 Handwritten and signed article with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
  Proof sheets with handwritten additions to text.    
       
“Revolutionary out of Missouri”
3:19 Galley proof for article, appearing in Sunday Times, 10 Jan 1965; pc press cutting of article.    
       
The Rock Pool
3:20 Photographic reproductions of the portraits of two female characters featured in the story.    
       
 [The Sack of Bath]
3:21 Galley proof of an article, with handwritten revisions and corrections.    
       
“Septante”
3:22 Handwritten [incomplete] draft article with handwritten revisions, 6p.    
       
[Seven Lean Summers: 1923-1930]
3:23 Handwritten introduction to an autobiographical piece, with handwritten revisions, 3p.    
  Revised typed draft, 2p.    
  Typed chronology and comments on various friends, 2p.    
  (See also: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
“Shade Those Laurels”
3:24 Photocopy of the first section of a novel in progress, published in Encounter, Mar 1956; signed by Cyril Connolly and inscribed “Den with Love from Cyril.”  (See also: Series 2: Writings: Notebooks and Journals)    
       
“The Sisters Good”
3:25 Handwritten incomplete short story, 8p.    
       
“The 'Slainte' Express”
3:26 Handwritten poem fragment in 3 versions, 1p each.    
       
[“The Solent.”]
3:27 Handwritten travel piece, 4p.     
       
 “Song from Cyrene.”
3:28 Handwritten and signed poem dated Oct 1924, 1p; handwritten and typed drafts of other versions, with handwritten revisions, 3p.    
       
 “A Sonnet”
3:29 Handwritten and typed poem, with handwritten revisions, 8p.  Includes handwritten draft of “Half Way Tree.”    
       
“Spender is a-coming back....”
3:30 Handwritten poem fragment in 5 versions, 1p each.    
       
“Stand on the highest pavement of the stair....”
3:31 Handwritten poem, 1p.    
       
“The suburbs of Lisbon are not as much visited as Sintra or Estoril....”
3:32 Carbon copy typed travel piece with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
       
[“Sylvia Beach”]
3:33 Handwritten [obituary], 2p.    
       
“This article is the result of a discontent....”
3:34 Handwritten incomplete article regarding the present state of English literature, 4p.    
       
“Through Europe on a Million"
3:35 Handwritten travel piece, 8p; handwritten fragment of another version, 1p.    
       
“Trinity”
   (See Series 2:  Writings:  Major Works: “Cardinal, Antonio.”)    
       
“Tycoon Haven”
3:36 Handwritten and signed travel piece, 7p; galley proof with handwritten notes [unrelated] on first page.    
       
The Unquiet Grave
4:1 Handwritten fragments and notes, 12 pieces.    
  Typed fragments with handwritten revisions, numbered p33-51.    
  Typed fragment, marked “Part 2.  Te Palinure Petens,” with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
4:2-3 Typed drafts [unused or discarded text], some with handwritten revisions, 312p.    
4:4 Galley proofs, early and incomplete, with handwritten revisions, additions to text, and notations.    
4:5 Later incomplete set.    
4:6 Specimen pages.    
  Press cuttings of reviews.    
  Handwritten notes regarding the manuscript, galleys, etc., 1p.    
       
“Vera”
4:7 Handwritten short story fragment, 2p.    
       
“Le Voyage”
4:8 Handwritten poem, 1p.    
       
“We all feel a little guilty about enjoying food....”
4:9 Handwritten article, 6p.    
       
“We are the college men....”
4:10 Handwritten poem written on Balliol College letterhead, 1p.    
       
 “We Chose La Baule”
4:11 Galley proof for a travel piece with handwritten revisions and corrections; carbon copy typed list of food and lodging tips, 1p.    
       
“We like your book.  We think it's good....”
4:12 Handwritten article fragment regarding publishers and publishing, 1p.    
       
“What have we sluggish mortals done that we should aspire to perfection....”  
4:13 Handwritten and signed article with handwritten revisions, 12p.    
       
 “What I drink and when”
4:14 Handwritten article with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
       
“Where can they be?”
4:15 Handwritten article regarding Philip McBurge, with handwritten revisions, 7p.    
       
 A wife, a house, a car....” 
4:16 Handwritten poem in 6 versions (one version handwritten and signed), 1p each.    
       
“You see before you to-night someone who has always been obsessed with literature....”
4:17 Handwritten fragments of an [address], with handwritten revisions, cues, and notes, 22p.    
       
Unidentified
5:1 Handwritten fragments, typed, and carbon copy typed fragments of poetry and prose, page notes, 106 pieces.    
5:2 89 pieces.    
5:3 111 pieces.    
5:4 92 pieces.    
5:5 86 pieces.    
5:6 Handwritten page notes, 43 pieces.    
       
 

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