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Series I: Writings, 1830-1951

Call Number: GEN MSS 454, Series I

Scope and Contents

The series contains formal and research notes, manuscripts, typescripts, and publications clipped from serials. The second subseries, Long Works, is comprised of material related to Bowen's books and plays; some titles existed in both forms. Most of the writings are not dated, so dates listed are approximate to the title's publication. The third subseries, Short Works, is arranged and filed alphabetically by genre: Book Reviews, Early Writings, Essays and Opinion Pieces, Film Treatments, Historical Writings, Poems, Short Stories, Synopses, and Travel Writings; when extant, printed versions are filed after the manuscripts in each section. Bowen published a number of her historical writings in series of articles, such as "Women Who Changed the Course of History," "Famous Love Letters," and "Stories from Famous Poems."


  • 1830-1951


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Box 41 (sound recordings): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.


Series I is organized into three subseries: Autobiographical Writings, Long Works, and Short Works.


12.72 Linear Feet (31 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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