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Louis Auchincloss collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 460

Scope and Contents

The Louis Auchincloss collection contains writings and a 2011 Addition. Writings consist of corrected drafts and proofs for works reflecting the diversity of Auchincloss's literary output over two decades from the mid 1960s to 1980s. Works include the following: the novels The Embezzlers (1966), A World of Profit (1968), The Country Cousin (1978), The Cat and the King (1981), and Watchfires (1982); a short story collection, Tales of Manhattan (1987); and a collection of critical essays on women writers, Pioneers and Caretakers (1965). The 2011 Addition contains material dating chiefly from the mid 1980s to 2001, including drafts of other novels and collections of stories, such as The Book Class (1984), The Atonement and Other Stories (1997), and Her Infinite Variety (2000), and lecture notes.

Dates

  • 1966 - 1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Louis Auchincloss collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by gift and purchase, 1983-2011. For more information, consult the appropriate curator.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Writings, 1966-1981. II. 2011 Addition, [circa 1960s]-2001.

Extent

3.34 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.auchincl

Overview

The Louis Auchincloss collection contains writings and a 2011 Addition. Writings consist of corrected drafts and proofs for works reflecting the diversity of Auchincloss's literary output from the mid 1960s to 1980s. Works include the following: the novels The Embezzlers (1966), A World of Profit (1968), The Country Cousin (1978), The Cat and the King (1981), and Watchfires (1982); a short story collection, Tales of Manhattan (1987); and a collection of critical essays on women writers, Pioneers and Caretakers (1965). The 2011 Addition contains material dating chiefly from the mid 1980s to 2001, including drafts of additional novels and story collections, such as The Book Class (1984), The Atonement and Other Stories (1997), and Her Infinite Variety (2000), and lecture notes.

Louis Auchincloss (1917-2010)

Louis Auchincloss, who attended Yale University (1935-1939) and the University of Virginia Law School (1941), was a prolific author of novels, short stories, criticism, biographies, and other non-fiction work from the early 1950s until shortly before his death in 2010.

Summary information is available in the standard biographical resources.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing was done on the Louis Auchincloss collection at an unknown date. During reprocessing of the collection in 2011, writings were put in alphabetical order.

Formerly classed as Za Auchincloss, Uncat Za Ms 220, and Uncat Za Ms 347.
Title
Guide to the Louis Auchincloss Collection
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
April 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.