Department of Special Collections and University Archives
McFarlin Library. University of Tulsa.  2933 E. 6th St.  Tulsa, OK.  74104-3123 (OKT - OkTU)


Jean Rhys archive
Series 1:  Writings

Collection 1976-011


Chronology
1927 The Left Bank.   London: Jonathan Cape.  
1929 Quartet.   New York: Simon & Schuster.  
1931 After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie.  London: Jonathan Cape, New York: Knopf.  
1934 Voyage in the Dark.  London: Constable.  
1939 Good Morning, Midnight.   London: Constable.  
1966 Wide Sargasso Sea.  London: Deutsch.  
1968 Tigers Are Better Looking.  London: Deutsch, New York: Harper & Row.  
1975 My Day, Three Pieces. New York: I. Hallman.  
1976 Sleep It Off Lady.  London: Deutsch, New York: Harper & Row.  
1979 Smile Please, An Unfinished Autobiography.  London: Deutsch, New York: Harper & Row.  
 
Writings
  PLEASE NOTE: The black, green, red, and orange exercise books are extremely fragile and are written in pencil which is easily smudged; therefore, photocopies of each of the notebooks have been provided. Use of the original notebooks must be authorized by the curatorial staff.    
       
[The Black Exercise Book]
1:1 The major coherent piece, occupying some 50 pages, is an autobiographical reminiscence of childhood, in which Jean Rhys describes her parents, fear of her father, convent school, etc., before recounting at much greater length her experience of “mental seduction” by a Mr. Howard.    
       
  Date uncertain. Late 1930’s? Francoise Chartier: Jean Rhys refers to her meeting with the Mother Superior during her trip to Dominica which occurred in 1936 (See the letter from Leslie Tilden Smith.)    
       
  The book measures 8 inches by 6 inches. 112 pages bear penciled autograph manuscript. On one fly-leaf is a stamp, perhaps marking the price. On the other fly-leaf Jean Rhys wrote “...West Indian story.” (See also Mary Lou Emery’s notes on this item)    
       
  Francoise Chartier: Most of the narrator’s experience with “Mr Howard” was used much later in “Goodbye Marcus, Goodbye Rose,” Sleep It Off Lady (1976. A few pages (7 or 8) before the end refer to a walk on the Cote d’ Azur, from La Napoule to Cannes, which might have occurred after Jean Rhys separated from Ford but may, of course, have been written later.    
       
  The dialogue between the narrator and L. (Lenglet?) could relate to what happened after Ford had found her a job as a ghost writer. Regarding the 6 pages which are reversed at the end, elements were used by Jean Rhys in Good Morning Midnight (Penguin, 1975): for pages 1-3 of the black exercise book see pages 108 and 109; for pages 3-4 (Rembrandt’s paintings in Amsterdam) see page 98.    
       
1:1A Mary Lou Emery: Typed and signed and photocopied typed transcription, notes and remarks.  28p.    
       
  Laurie Teal: Typed transcription and notes on the text.  15 January 1992, 12p.    
       
[The Green Exercise Book]
1:2 The text appears to comprise fragmented drafts of two stories, “The Martre” [i.e., “The Martyr”?] and “The Fugitive,” together with a fiercely embittered 10-page statement about her attitude to human relationships. On further lined pages at the rear of the book Jean Rhys wrote at a later date and in biro, of her furious reaction to reading Arthur Mizener’s The Saddest Story.    
       
  Date of the text of the two short stories is uncertain, but the reaction to the Mizener book is clearly of a much later date, probably 1972. The Saddest Story was published in 1971.    
       
  The notebook measures 8 inches by 6 inches. 41 pages bear the author’s penciled autograph manuscript.    
       
  Francoise Chartier: The two girls, Sophy and Loraine, appear in “Pioneers, Oh Pioneers,” Sleep It Off Lady (Penguin, 1976, p. 11). Other elements are used in Good Morning Midnight (Vintage, 1974): cf Sasha and Enno traveling from Brussels to Paris via Calais, pages 101-2.    
       
1:2A Mary Lou Emery: Photocopied typed transcription, notes and remarks.  5p.    
       
[The Red Exercise Book]
1:3 Contains autograph manuscript drafts (in biro) of a story, “The High Wall” (Francoise Chartier: cf beginning of Smile Please, p. 19.) and of two autobiographical fragments--”The R.A.D.A.” and “The Zouaves” (See Smile Please, p. 88).    
       
  Date uncertain.  The handwriting compares with that found in Rhys’ letters of the late 1960’s and 1970’s.    
       
  The notebook measures 8 inches by 6-1/2 inches. “The High Wall” occupies the first six pages; “The Zouaves” four pages in the middle of the book; “The R.A.D.A.” seven pages at the book’s end.    
       
  Contains autograph drafts (19 pages) of the short story “Fishy Waters,” and a two-page fragment of “Rapunzel, Rapunzel.” The cover of the notebook bears the words: “Fishy Waters.”    
       
  Both stories are included in Sleep It Off Lady (Deutsch, 1976).    
       
[The Orange Exercise Book]
1:4 Fragments and first drafts, ideas, notes pertaining to published works; similar to the [The Black Exercise Book], 136p.    
       
After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie
1:5 Dust jacket.    
  Press cuttings of reviews.    
  (See also Series 1: Writings: Quartet)    
       
“And Paris—Sinister”
1:6 Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions and additions to text by Jean Rhys, 3p    
  Typed draft of a completely different version, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 3p.    
       
Barred
1:7 Novel by Jean Lenglet (pseud. Edouard de Neve) and translated by Jean Rhys. photocopy of published copy with handwritten page notes by [Diana Athill?]. Typed transcription of a book review; press cutting of book review.    
       
“Before the Deluge”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
“The Bible Is Modern”
1:8 Handwritten draft notes for an essay with revisions in blue ink by Jean Rhys, 3p.    
  Typed draft essay with handwritten revisions and additions in pencil and blue ink by Jean Rhys, 2p; photocopy of same.    
       
“The Bishop’s Feast”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
“The Cardboard Dolls’-House”
1:9 Carbon copy typed draft short story, 6p.    
  Francoise Chartier: Elements of this piece used in the chapter “Geneva” in Smile Please, p37.    
       
“The Chevalier of the Place Blanche”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
“Chinese Vases”
1:10 Typed draft short story, dated 20 Mar 1974, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and Gini Stevens, 8p; photocopy of same.    
  Photostat of a revised typed draft with further revisions by Jean Rhys, 8p.    
  Typed draft, a different version, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 9p.    
       
“Close Season for the Old”
  (See Series 1: Writings: “My Day”)    
       
“Clouds in Stone”
1:11 Handwritten draft fragment of a short story, c1920-1922, with revisions by Jean Rhys in blue ink, 2p; photocopy of same.    
  Typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys, 5p; photocopy of same.    
       
Collected Short Stories
1:12 Press cuttings of book reviews.    
       
“Cowslips”
1:13 Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions and additions that are not by Jean Rhys, 4p.    
       
“Death of an Artist”
  Handwritten draft fragments of a short story, remnants of 2p. (See Series 1: Writings: [The Orange Exercise Book] for pages tipped in)    
       
“Down Along: Fragments of Autobiography”
1:14 Alternate title penciled in: “Lost Island. A Childhood.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 14p. (See also Smile Please)    
       
“Essay on England”
1:15 Typed incomplete draft, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 5p.    
       
“Fears”
1:16 Typed draft autobiographical piece, dated 6 Dec 1938, with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys in pencil and black ink, 7p. Portions of this piece are typed on verso of discarded typed and carbon tyed pages.    
       
“The Forlorn Hope”
1:17 Typed draft reminiscences, with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 1p.    
  Typed draft, another version dated 3 July, with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 1p.    
       
Gabriel
1:18 Novel by Henriette van Eyk. Translation by Jean Rhys. Photocopied typed draft, with photocopied handwritten revisions, not by Jean Rhys, 169p.    
  Includes photocopied handwritten and signed from Pierre Roth (Amsterdam) to Francis Wyndham in reference to the manuscript, 15 May 1981.    
       
“Goodbye Marcus Goodbye Rose”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
Good Morning Midnight
2:1 Mimeograph Typed draft script for the BBCs “Third Programme” broadcast, 1956. Arranged and performed by Selma Vaz Dias; music composed by Roberto Gerhard; produced by Sasha Moorsom; 30p.    
       
2:2 Another copy, with handwritten revisions and additions.    
       
2:3 Audio cassette recording duplicated from the original reel to reel recording of the radio programme, 2 cassettes. (Tape2: Side 2: Jean Rhys singing patois songs she remembered from her West Indies childhood.) Original recordings are housed in Literary Vault, Drawer 1.    
       
2:4 “It’s Easy to Disappear.” Typed and signed draft account, dated 17 Apr 1970, of Selma Vaz Dias’ writing of the adaptation and the subsequent meeting with Jean Rhys. Includes press cuttings of Selma Vaz Dias’ inquiries of the whereabouts of Jean Rhys as well as an official search warrant dated 21 Oct 1949.    
       
2:5 Typed transcription of a report from the Audience Research Department, BBC, 24 May 1957, 1p.    
       
  Photocopy of reviews of Selma Vaz Dias’ adaptation.    
  Announcement for Selma Vaz Dias’ performance at the Anglo French Art Centre, 10 Nov 1949, 3 copies.    
  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Ramsay, Margaret; Vaz Dias, Selma)    
       
2:6 “Gut Morgen, Mitternacht.” Typed draft script of the German radio programme adapted by Ruth Malchan, c1955-1965, 33p.    
2:7 Press cuttings of book reviews.    
       
“The Hanger-On”
2:8 Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 3p.    
       
“....I don’t want to write anything”
2:9 Typed draft note fragment, 1p.    
       
“I feel so sick....”
2:10 Typed draft reminiscence [?] with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 2p; photocopy of same.    
       
“I’ll have to go on living...."
2:11 Photocopied typed draft script for BBC Radio Three broadcast, 27p. Written and presented by Paul Bailey; recorded 15 Apr 1981.    
       
“I’m very often plagued....”
2:12 Typed draft fragment of a reminiscence in 2 versions, with some text crossed out in version 1, 1p each.    
       
“I Used to Live Here Once”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
“I was born in Roseau...”
2:13 Typed draft autobiographical blurb, 1p; 17 copies.    
       
“The Imperial Road”
  Alternately titled “Return of the Native” and “Mother Mont Calvary.” Short story in several versions:    
2:14 Version 1: Sept 19. “We went into lunch....” Incomplete typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 9p.    
  Version 2: “I was on deck watching the Dominica mountains....” Incomplete handwritten draft in a red exercise book, with segments of text crossed out, 5p.    
  Version 3: Typed draft transcription, very similar to Ver. 2, with further handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 4p.    
  Version 4: Typed draft similar to Vers. 2 and 3, with further handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 10p; photocopy of same.    
  Version 5: Typed draft, p1-4, similar to Vers. 2-4, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys. Continues p13-22, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?].    
  Version 6: Photocopy typed draft, p12-22, with handwritten and photocopy handwritten revisions, not by Jean Rhys.    
  Version 7: Typed draft, dated 24 Mar 1974, with handwritten revisions, not by Jean Rhys, 18p; photocopy of same.    
       
  Jean Rhys stated that her publishers declined to include this story in Sleep It Off Lady because they considered it to be too anti-Negro in tone. The much shorter piece “The Bishop’s Feast” is an expansion of a brief passage in “The Imperial Road.”    
       
“In A Russian Restaurant”
2:15 Handwritten draft fragment of a short story, 1p.    
       
“Invitation to the Dance”
  (See Series 1: Writings: “My Day”)    
       
“It had always been like that....”
2:16 Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 2p; photocopy of same.    
  Martien Kappers: Part of the original ending to Voyage in the Dark.    
       
“It’s Either Personal or Simply Wishful Thinking”
2:17 Mimeograph typed draft script of an interview between Jean Rhys and Virginia Browne- Wilkinson, for BBC broadcast of the “Woman’s Hour,” 14 Jun 1967, 3p.    
       
Jean Rhys Letters. 1931-1966  (Francis Wyndham and Diana Melly, eds.)
2:18 Carbon copy typed draft introduction, with handwritten revisions and additions by Diana Athill, 7p.    
  Photocopied typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions and additions, 4p.    
       
  “When Francis Wyndham and Diana Melly began their search for letters from Jean Rhys, it did not seem likely that they would find many....”  Carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
       
  “I should make it clear that this collection, far from being ‘complete,’ is purposely and unavoidably selective....” Carbon copy typed draft preliminary pages with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
       
  “The earliest letters in this book come from 1931, when Jean Rhys’s writing was beginning to be appreciated by a few discriminating readers....”   Photocopied typed note with handwritten revisions, 1p.    
       
  Photocopied typed draft note about Jean Rhys’ agreement with Selma Vaz Dias, with handwritten revisions and additions, 1p.    
  Carbon copy typed draft brief publishing history of Jean Rhys’ works, 1p.    
  Typed errata sheet with handwritten note by Francis Wyndham, 1p.    
  3 photographic reproductions used for publication.    
  Press cuttings of reviews.    
       
Jean Rhys. The Early Novels
2:9 Press cuttings of reviews.    
       
“The Joey Bagstock Smile”
2:20 Typed draft short story, dated 7 Sept 1974, with handwritten revisions in pencil and black ink by Jean Rhys, 2p.    
  Photocopied New Yorker galley proof with photocopied handwritten editor’s marks and queries.    
  Martien Kappers: Part of the original ending to Voyage in the Dark.    
       
“Kikimora”
2:21 Photocopied typed draft short story, with handwritten editor’s marks and corrections, 6p. Published in New Yorker, 2 Aug 1976.    
       
“Kismet”
2:22 Photocopied typed draft short story, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 12p.    
  Photocopied press cuttings of article as it appeared in an unidentified magazine, Dec 1977.    
  Martien Kappers: Partly the source of “Leaving School”.    
       
“L’Affaire Ford”
2:23 Typed draft account of Jean Rhys’ meeting Ford Madox Ford, the writing of Quartet (Postures), and relationship with Mrs. Huddinott, with handwritten revisions, not by Jean Rhys, 7p. (See also Series 1: Writings: “Tale of Dushan”)    
       
“Leaving School. How I Became A Novelist”
  Short story in several versions:    
2:24 Version 1: “Just before my sixteenth birthday....” Handwritten draft in a red exercise book.    
  Version 2: Handwritten and signed draft fragment marked, “a short version,” 1p.    
  Version 3: “It must have been very cold that December....” Handwritten draft, 7p.    
  Version 4: “We were sitting by the fire....” Handwritten and signed draft, with revisions by Jean Rhys in blue and black ink, 20p.    
  Version 5: Typed draft fragment similar to Ver. 4, with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 3p.    
  Version 6: Typed incomplete draft, similar to Ver. 4, with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys. Marked “typed * Sept 14 ‘74,” 8p.    
  Version 7: Typed draft, with handwritten revisions, not by Jean Rhys, dated 14 Sept 1974, 13p.    
  Version 8: Typed draft with a beginning similar to Ver. 7, but much longer overall, with further handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys, 13p. Additional carbon copy typed text similar to segments included in Smile Please, 8p.    
  Version 9: Carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys in blue and black ink, 8p.    
  Version 10: Typed draft, most similar to Ver. 7, alternately titled, “Overtures and Beginners Please,” dated 16 Feb 1975, with handwritten revisions and additions not by Jean Rhys, 14p.    
  (See also Series 1: Writings: “Kismet” and Series 2: Correspondence: The London Magazine)    
       
The Left Bank
2:25 Press cuttings of book reviews.    
       
“Let Them Call It Jazz”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Tigers Are Better Looking)    
       
“The Lotus”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Tigers Are Better Looking)    
       
“My Day”
3:1 Carbon copy typed draft short story, with handwritten revisions by Gini Stevens, for Vogue, 24 Jan 1974, 4p.    
       
  My Day. 3 Pieces by Jean Rhys. Master galley proof with handwritten editor’s and printer’s marks. Includes short stories, “Invitation to the Dance,” and “Close Season for the Old.”    
       
“Mr. Howard’s House. Creole”
3:2 Typed draft short story, dated 4 Dec 1938, with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys in pencil and blue ink, 7p. Typed on verso of discarded typed and carbon copy  text.    
       
“Music and Words”
  Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys, 2p.    
       
“My Dear Darling Mr. Ramage”
3:4 Carbon copy typed draft short story, with handwritten revisions, not by Jean Rhys, 12p.    
  Tear sheet of the short story as it appeared in The Times, 28 Jun 1969.    
       
“New Story”
3:5 Typed draft short story with heavy revisions and additions by Jean Rhys, 4p. Typed on verso of discarded typed and carbon copy typed text.    
       
“Old Age”
3:6 Typed draft article dated 26 Jun 1974, with handwritten revisions and additions by Gini Stevens, 5p.    
       
“On Not Shooting Sitting Birds”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
“One early morning last week....”
3:7 Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, not by Jean Rhys, 5p.    
       
Poetry
3:8 “All Through the Night.” Typed drafts in 2 versions, one version with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 1p each; excised poem from an unidentified newspaper.    
       
  “Called Him Sweet Things.”  Handwritten and typed drafts in 3 versions, some with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 1p each.    
       
  “Calypso.”  Typed drafts in 2 versions, 1p each.    
       
  “The Cut of His Jib.” Alternately titled, “The Old Man’s Home” and “Home is the Sailor.” Handwritten, typed and carbon copy typed drafts in several versions, most with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys.    
       
3:9 “The Easy Trick.” Handwritten and typed drafts, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 6p each.    
       
  “A Field Where Sheep Were Feeding.” Typed drafts in 2 versions, one with extensive revisions and rewrite, 1p each; excised poem from an unidentified newspaper.    
       
  “George Melly’s Song.” Alternately titled, “Life With You.” 2 handwritten drafts, not in Jean Rhys’ hand, 1p each; 3 typed drafts, some with handwritten revisions and notes not in Jean Rhys’ hand, 1p each.    
       
  “Hurricane.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions.    
       
  “I am beloved of Sorrow.” Typed draft, 1p.    
       
  “I Buy Your Dreams.” Carbon copy typed draft, 1p; photocopy of poem as it appeared in Kroniekvan van Hedendaagse Schrijvers, 2 Aug 1935.    
       
  “In the Looking Glass.” Typed draft with handwritten revision, 1p.    
       
  “Lament.” Typed draft.    
       
  “A London Suburb.” Typed drafts in 2 versions, with handwritten revisions, 1p each.    
       
  “Lost.” Typed draft.    
       
  “Negress in Bloomsbury.” Typed and signed draft.    
       
  “Night on the River.” Typed drafts in several versions, some with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys; excised poem from an unidentified newspaper.    
       
3:10 “Our Gardener.” Handwritten draft, 2p.    
       
  “Prayer to the Sun.” Typed and signed draft.    
       
  “Rain on the Roof.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys. (See also Series 1: Writings: Poems: “Three Poems of Dominica”)    
       
  “Rain-storm in Dominica.” Typed draft with extensive handwritten revisions, 1p.    
       
  “Shak-shak. (The dance).” Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys.    
       
  “Sunset.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys. (See also Series 1: Writings: Poems: “Three Poems of Dominica”)    
       
  “Sweet River.” Typed and signed draft.    
       
  “Three Poems of Dominica.” Carbon copy typed draft, 1p.    
       
  “Time.” Handwritten draft, 1p.    
       
  “To Leslie.” Handwritten draft, 1p.    
       
  “Tired Song.” Handwritten draft on a small card.    
       
  “To the Memory of Charlotte Bronte....” Typed draft with handwritten revisions not in Jean Rhys’ hand; handwritten note at top reads: “from Jean to DA,” 1p.    
       
  “To Toni.” Excised poem from unidentified newspaper.    
       
3:11 The following poems (handwritten and typed drafts, some with handwritten revisions) were found clipped together. Typed cover sheet contains quotes by Rimbaud and Richepin: “Tourists.”    
  “Lost.”    
  “Lament.”    
  “To Someone I Love.”    
  “The peculiarity about a sneer....”    
  “Casualty.”    
  “Love.”    
  “A Field Where Sheep Were Feeding.”    
  “Night on the River.”    
  “The Poet”    
       
3:12 Short story by Jean Lenglet (pseud. Edouard de Neve). Tranlation by Jean Rhys. Typed draft, 6p.    
       
Postures
  (See Series 1: Writings: Quartet)    
       
Quartet
3:13 Typed draft blurb, with handwritten revisions, by Andre Deutsch Ltd. for simultaneous publication of Quartet and After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, 2p.    
  Press cuttings of book reviews. (See also Series 1: Writings: “L’Affaire Ford”)    
       
“Quadricolore”
3:14 Placard and announcement for a Dutch performance of a work inspired by Rhys’ work and articles by Martien Kappers. 1991.    
       
“Rapunzel, Rapunzel”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
“Simone”
3:15 Typed draft fragments of a short story, with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys, 13p.    
  Francoise Chartier: “Simone” may be an early draft of “Petronella” in Tigers Are Better Looking.    
       
Sleep It Off Lady
  “Before the Deluge.” Short story in several versions:    
3:16 Version 1: Typed incomplete draft, originally titled, “Daisy,” with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 5p.    
  Version 2: Carbon copy typed draft, 7p.    
  Version 3: Carbon copy typed draft, with handwritten revisions, dated 25 Oct 1974, 17p.    
  Version 4: Carbon copy typed draft similar to Ver. 3 and dated 22 Jan 1975, with further handwritten revisions, 6p.    
  Version 5: Carbon copy typed draft revision of Ver. 4, dated 26 Jan 1975, with further handwritten revisions, 5p.    
       
3:17 “The Bishop’s Feast.” Typed draft short story dated 26 Jan 1975, with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 3p.    
       
3:18 “The Chevalier of the Place Blanche.” Short story by Jean Lenglet (pseud. Edouard de Neve). Translated by Jean Rhys. Typed draft with handwriten revisions by Jean Rhys, 17p. Removed from a red folder bearing Hughes Massie & Co. label.  Photocopy of same.    
  Martien Kappers: In “Leaving School” Jean Rhys describes how, some years before writing the series collected in The Left Bank, she tried to sell it to an English magazine: “Two articles written by a friend, which I had translated...one was called...’The Chevalier of the Place Blanche.’“ This then, is one of Jean Rhys’ earliest works and is believed to date from shortly after WWI.    
  Published in Vogue, Aug 1976. But this version shows variations from the text described here--indeed, it varies in almost every sentence, and some two pages are omitted altogether.    
       
3:19 “Fishy Waters.” Typed incomplete draft short story, with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 5p.    
  Photocopy of complete typed draft, revised from the previous draft, 14p.    
       
  “Goodbye Marcus, Goodbye Rose.” Alternately titled, “The Birthday,” and “The Game and the Candle.” Short story in several versions:    
3:20 Version 1: “The Birthday.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions and corrections, 8p; photocpy of same.    
  Version 2: “The Game and the Candle.” Typed incomplete draft dated 3 Jun, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 5p.    
  Version 3: Carbon copy typed draft dated 13 Jun 1974, renamed “Goodbye Marcus, Goodbye Rose,” with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?]; p1-6 plus a portion of p5-6 reworked.    
  Version 4: Typed draft dated 11 Sept, with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 7p.    
  Version 5: Typed draft, closest to the published version, with handwritten revisions not by Jean Rhys, 7p.    
  Photocopy typed draft of published version to appear in New Yorker, 30 Aug 1976, with editor’s marks and corrections, 9p; excised short story.    
       
3:21 “I Used to Live Here Once.” Typed draft short story dated 24 Jan 1974, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys in pencil and blue ink, 1p.    
       
3:22 “Night Out 1925.” Handwritten unidentified fragment tipped into a red exercise book, 1p.    
       
  “Pioneer, Oh Pioneers.” (See Series 1: Writings: “My Dear Darling Mr. Ramage”)    
       
  “Rapunzel, Rapunzel.” Short story in several versions:    
3:23 Version 1: Carbon copy typed draft dated 2 May [1974], with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and Gini Stevens, and handwritten and carbon copy typed draft inserts to text, 11p.    
  Version 2: Carbon copy typed incomplete draft dated 13 Jun, revised from previous carbon copy, with further handwritten revisions and additions, 7p.    
  Version 3: Carbon copy typed draft, with minor handwritten revisions, 8p.    
  Version 4: Typed draft dated 11 Sept 1974, with handwritten revisions by Gini Stevens, 7p.    
  Version 5: Typed draft dated 25 Oct 1974, with handwritten and additions by Jean Rhys and Gini Stevens, 10p.    
  Version 6: Carbon copy typed draft dated 29 Nov 1974, revised from Ver. 5 with further handwritten revisions, 7p.    
  Version 7: Typed draft dated 28 Jan 1975, with handwritten revisions by Gini Stevens, 7p.    
       
3:24 “On Not Shooting Sitting Birds.”  Typed draft dated 20 Oct 1974, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and Gini Stevens, 5p.    
  Carbon copyt typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
       
  “Who Knows What’s Up in the Attic?” Alternately titled, “On A Fine Day” and “Look What’s Up in the Attic.” Short story in three versions:    
3:25 Martien Kappers: The hero of this story is a Dutchman, Jan van Houts, who wrote a counterpart to Jean Rhys’ story, “The Hole in the Curtain,” to by published in 1986 in a Rhys critical anthology edited by Pierrette Frickey (Washington: The Three Continents Press)    
  Version 1: Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 15p.    
  Version 2: Photocopy typed draft with handwritten revisions, 13p.    
  Version 3: Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 23p.    
3:26 Typed draft script for BBC broadcast of “Kaleidoscope” review by Francis King, 4p.    
       
  Dust jacket, 2 copies.    
       
  Publication announcements, review lists.    
       
4:1 Press cuttings of book reviews.    
       
Smile Please
4:2 Handwritten draft outline notes for Part II, 2p; Typed draft same, 1p.    
4:3 “At the Ropemaker’s Arms.” Subtitled, “Death Before the Fact.” Handwritten draft short story in a light brown exercise book.    
  Typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys and [?], 18p.    
  Typed draft, revised from previous draft, with further handwritten revisions, 15p.    
       
  “Black/White.” Short story in three versions:    
4:4 Version 1: Typed draft marked “Old copy,” with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], and additions to text by Jean Rhys, 5p.    
  Version 2: Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 7p.    
  Version 3: Typed incomplete draft marked “Latest version 9/10/78,” with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 2p.    
       
4:5 “Carnival.” Typed draft short story, 2p; photocopy of same.    
       
  “Chorus Girls.” Short story in several versions:    
4:6 Version 1: “My anger, when I got the lawyer’s letter....” Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 5p.    
  Version 2: “People talk of chorus girls in that era....” Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 3p.    
  Version 3: “I spent the vacation with relatives in Yorkshire....” Carbon copy typed  fragment with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
  Version 4: “When I came to England at the age of sixteen....” Photocopy typed and typed draft fragment with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 1p.    
  Version 5: “First Steps.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions and additions, 9p.    
       
  “Christmas Day.” Short story in three versions:    
4:7 Version 1: Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 11p.    
  Version 2: Typed draft marked “First version, 2 Nov 20,” with handwritten revisions, 5p. Typed on verso of discarded typed text.    
  Version 3: Typed draft most similar to published version, with handwritten revisions and additions, 7p.    
       
4:8 “The Cottage.” Handwritten draft short story, not in Jean Rhys’ hand, 2p; typed draft of same with handwritten revision, 1p.    
       
4:9 “The Dividing Line.” Carbon copy typed draft short story, with handwritten revisions, alternately titled “L’Affaire Ford,” 2p.    
  Typed draft of previous carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions, 2p.    
  Typed draft most similar to published versions, 2p.    
       
4:10 “The Doll.” Typed draft short story, with handwritten revisions, 3p.    
       
4:11 “Facts of Life.” Typed draft short story, with handwritten revisions, 8p.    
       
4:12 “First Steps.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 5p.    
  Typed draft, another version, 4p.    
  Photocopy of previous typed draft, with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
  Another photocopy of same, with further and different handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 4p.    
  Typed draft fragment titled, “End of 1st Morning,” with handwritten revisions, 1p.    
  Typed draft fragment titled, “Morning,” with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 2p.    
       
4:13 “Geneva.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 10p.    
       
4:14 “The Interval.” Typed draft short story dated 24 Sept 1973, with handwritten revisions; alternately titled, “Throwing Away My Luck,” 4p.    
  Typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions and additions, 3p.    
       
4:15 “Leaving Dominica.” Typed draft fragment to be included in the short story, 3p.    
  Handwritten and typed draft fragments intended to be included in the story (not in Jean Rhys’ hand), with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 2p.    
  Photocopy typed draft of published version, 1p.    
       
4:16 “Leaving England.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revision and typed insert to text, 11p.    
       
4:17 “My Father.” Typed draft short story, 8p.    
       
4:18 “My Mother.” Ttyped draft short story with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 8p.    
       
  “Paris.” Short story in several versions:    
4:19 Version 1: “Happiness is a very strange and elusive thing....” Typed draft dated 2 May, with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
  Version 2: “I’ll never forget my happiness....” Ttyped draft with handwritten revisions, 8p.    
  Version 3: Typed draft dated 23 Oct, with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
  Version 4: Typed incomplete draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?], 6p.    
  Version 5: Typed draft most similar to published version, with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys and [?], 8p.    
       
4:20 “Paris Again.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions and additions to text by Jean Rhys and [?], 4p. (See also Series 1: Writings: “Worlds End and A Beginning”)    
  Typed draft revision of previous draft with further handwritten revisions, 3p.    
       
4:21 “Poetry.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys, marked “Old copy,” 6p.    
  Typed draft, another version, most similar to published version, 2p.    
       
4:22 “The Religious Fit.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 12p.    
       
4:23 “St. Lucia.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
  Typed draft fragment with handwritten revisions and additions, 1p.    
  Typed draft fragment, another version, 2p.    
       
4:24 “Smile Please.” Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 15p. Includes “Books,” and “Meta.”    
       
4:25 “Sundays.” Typed draft short story, 5p; photocopy of same.    
       
4:26 “World’s End and a Beginning.” Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions, 11p. Plus, typed draft, another version dated 15 Mar 1974, with handwritten revisions, 8p    
       
4:27 “The Zouaves.” Photocopy typed draft short story, 4p; photocopy of same with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
       
4:28 Photocopy typed draft script of BBC “Book Talk” broadcast review by John Fielding, 22 Nov 1979, 1p; 2 copies.    
  Photocpy typed draft script of BBC “Kaleidoscope” broadcast review by Lady Antonia Fraser, 14 Nov 1979, 4p.    
  Photocopy typed draft script of BBC French Language Service broadcast review, 17 Feb 1980, 4p.    
       
4:29 Dust jacket, 4 copies.    
  Publication announcements, blurbs, advertisements.    
       
4:30 Press cuttings of book reviews.    
       
“Songs My Mother Didn’t Teach Me”
  Short story in several versions:    
5;1 Version 1: “All my life I have been haunted by popular songs....” Typed draft fragment dated July 1978, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys in pencil and red ink, 1p.    
  Version 2: Typed fragment with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys and [?] in pencil, red and blue ink, 2p.    
  Version 3: “For most of my life....” Typed draft with handwritten revisions and additions by Jean Rhys in pencil and black ink, 3p.    
  Version 4: “I have been haunted....” Typed draft with handwritten revisions and inserts to text by Jean Rhys, 5p.    
  Version 5: Typed draft with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys and [?] in pencil and blue ink, 7p.    
       
"The story that was never written”
52 Typed draft fragment dated 30 May, 1p.    
       
“The Tale of Dushan. A Serbian Folk Story”
5:3 Story by Ford Madox Ford, intended for Jean Rhys to sent to Mrs. Hudnut. Typed draft, 11p.    
       
“The Sound of the River”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Tigers Are Better Looking)    
       
Tigers Are Better Looking
5:4 “Let Them Call It Jazz.” Alternately titled, “Black Castle” and “Holloway Song.”  Carbon copy typed draft, 32p.    
  Excised story from London Magazine, Feb 1962.    
       
5:5 “The Lotus.” Uncorrected page proof of a short story.    
  Photocopy of Radio Times announcement of a dramatization by Alan Seymour for the BBC. 30 Aug 1973.    
       
5:6 “The Sound of the River.” Uncorrected page proof.    
       
5:7 “Till September Petronella.” Photocpy typed draft with photocopy handwritten revisions of an early draft, 15p. (See also Series 1: Writings: “Simone”)    
       
5:8 Press cuttings of book reviews.    
       
5:9 “Today, for the first time, I feel old....” Typed draft marked as a possible ending to Smile Please, 5p.    
       
5:10 “Vengeance.”  Carbon copy typed draft adaptation of a short story by Jean Lenglet (pseud. Edouard de Neve) circa 1927-1928, with handwritten revisions by Jean Rhys, 15p.    
       
“Triple Sec”
  (See Series 2: Writings: Voyage in the Dark)    
       
Voyage in the Dark
5:11 Carbon copy typed draft of the first version titled, “Triple Sec,” with handwritten revisions; 150p with p1-3 missing.    
5:12 117p.    
5:13 Typed draft of Part IV, unpublished, with handwritten revisions and additions to text by Jean Rhys, 20p. (See also Series 1: Writings: “It had always been like that....”)    
       
  Note: In the last chapter, 1934 edition, the heroine survives the abortion. In this ending, which Jean Rhys preferred, the heroine dies. Michael Sadleir of Constable considered this ending too strong. A letter from Jean Rhys to Selma Vaz Dias discusses this. Jean Rhys sent this ending to Vaz Dias when Vaz Dias was working on her adaptation of the novel, letter dated possibly Sunday, 25 Aug 1963.    
       
5:14 Typed draft radio play adaptation by Selma Vaz Dias, with handwritten revisions, 45p.    
5:15 Carbon copy typed draft outline for a film adaptation by Selma Vaz Dias, 3p.    
5:16 Dust jacket.    
  Press cuttings of book reviews.    
  (See also Series 1: Writings: After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie for carbon copy typed draft of review by Edouard de Neve)    
       
“Whatever became of old Mrs. Pearce?”
5:17 Photocopy of short story as it appeared in The Times, 21 May 1975.    
       
Wide Sargasso Sea
5:18 Typed and carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions and printer’s marks; 191p, missing p12.    
  (See also Series 1V: Personal Papers: photographic reproduction of a drawing of a cottage by the sea from the Deutsch Archive)    
  Martien Kappers: See also, “Leaving School.”    
       
6:1 Handwritten corrections to text, made in 1963 by Jean Rhys, for the 1966 edition, 14p. Includes handwritten transcription of Webster’s New World Dictionary (1956) entry for “Sargasso Sea,” “sargasso,” and “sargossa” on a postcard in an envelope addressed to Mrs. E. Hamer.    
       
6:2 Page proofs for Art and Literature, 27 Dec 1963, with handwritten revisions and additions to text by Jean Rhys; includes page proof of biographical blurb.    
  Another set, unrevised.    
       
6:3 Carbon copy typed draft excerpts intended for the BBC, with handwritten revisions: one segment numbered p1-8; another segment numbered p6-10.    
6:4 Carbonn copy typed draft transcription of a BBC German Language Service broadcast review by Dagmar Bosse, 23 Mar 1977, 2p.    
  Mimeograph typed draft script for BBC European Service broadcast of “Book Talk” review by Naomi Lewis, 7 Feb 1967, 2p.    
  Photocopy typed draft script for BBC French Language Service review by Naomi Lewis, 4p.    
  Mimeograph typed draft script for BBC “World of Books” broadcast review by Vernon Scannell, 3p.    
  Typed draft transcription of a review by Baroness Stocks for BBC Home Service broadcast of “Home This Afternoon,” 13 Mar 1967, 1p.    
       
6:5-6 Press cuttings of book reviews.    
  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: The Royal Society of Literature)    
       
“Who Knows What’s Up in the Attic?”
  (See Series 1: Writings: Sleep It Off Lady)    
       
“We Sang “Partant pour la Syrie le jeune et beau Dunois....”
6:7 Typed draft fragment of a short story, with handwritten revisions, 3p. Includes typed cover sheet: “I have typed out all the stuff I wrote when I was drunk....,” 1p.    
       
“We used to eat fishcakes....”
6:8 Typed draft fragment with handwritten revisions, 1p; photocopy of same.    
       
“What’s Wrong with Wolves?”
6:9 Preliminary pages for a proposed work dated 1 Dec 1974, 2p.    
       
“Yesterday I was shown a copy of the translation of Omar Khayam....”
6:10 Typed fragment, 1p.    
       
Miscellaneous unidentified fragments
6:11 Includes childhood notes in 3 small red writing pads (Rota has marked these “Faraway in Arcady”), with typed transcription by Leah Rosenberg.    
  Handwritten draft fragments, (transcribed by M. Burkart), 9p.    
  Typed and photocopy typed draft fragments, 6p.    
  Blue folder which housed several manuscripts pertaining to Smile Please, bearing handwritten notes in Jean Rhys’ and [?] hand.    
  French poems by other authors, transcribed by hand by Jean Rhys, 11p and 1 card.    
  Quotation in French from Mes Apprentissages  by Collette, transcribed by hand by Jean Rhys with her handwritten note: “I like this very much. It has helped me.”    
       
  Audio cassette recording duplicated from the original reel to reel recording of Jean Rhys singing Patois songs she remembered from her West Indies childhood, Side B of 1 cassette. (Located in Series 2: Writings: Good Morning Midnight: Audio cassette recording) Original reel to reel recording is housed in Literary Vault, Drawer 1.    
       
Works by others
6:12 Alvarez, A. Carbon copy typed draft article, with handwritten revisions, about After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, Good Morning Midnight, and Wide Sargasso Sea, 5p. (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Deutsch Ltd., Andre: Alvarez, A.)    
       
  Angier, Carole. Jean Rhys: Life and Work.   Press cuttings of book reviews.    
       
  Athill, Diana. “Jean Rhys and the Writing of Wide Sargasso Sea.”  Carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions, 4p.    
       
  Bosse, Dagmar. (See Series 1: Writings: Wide Sargasso Sea)    
       
  Braybrook, Neville. “The Return of Jean Rhys.” Photostat of article as it appeared in Carribean Quarterly, Dec 1970.    
       
  Burton, Peter.  Carbon copy typed draft interview with Jean Rhys, 10p.    
       
6:13 Callard, D.A.  Pretty Good for a Woman. The Enigmas of Evelyn Scott.  Photocopy of Chapter 20, “An Interlude of Discovery,” pertaining to Jean Rhys.    
       
  Cantwell, Mary. “Still at Work on a Self.”  Article appearing in New York Times Magazine, 9 Mar 1997.    
       
  Casey-Fulton, Nancy J. “The ‘Liberated’ Woman in Jean Rhys’s Later Short Fiction.”  Photocopy of an article appearing in Revista/Review Interamericana, n.d.    
       
  Casey-Fulton, Nancy J. “Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea: Exterminating the White Cockroach.”  Photocopy of an article appearing in Revista/Review Interamericana, n.d.    
       
  Cross, Gordon. “Memories of Morning: Night.” Galley proof pages of a commentary on a monodrama for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, commissioned by the BBC, songs from which are drawn from the novel Wide Sargasso Sea. Appeared in The Times, 9 Dec 1971.    
       
  Friedman, B.H. “Jean Rhys: An Introduction to the Work of a Neglected Author.”  Carbon copy typed draft article, 22p; carbon copy typed draft,  p1-4, different version.    
       
  Hearne, John. “The Wide Sargasso Sea: A West Indian Reflection.”  Photocopy of an article appearing in Cornhill Magazine, Summer 1974.    
       
  Kappers-den Hollander, Martien. “A Gloomy Child and Its Devoted Godmother: Jean Rhys, Barred, Sous les Verrous, and In de Strik. (See on line catalogue)    
  Kappers-den Hollander, Martien. Jean Rhys and the Dutch Connection. (See on line catalogue)    
  Kappers-den Hollander, Martien. (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Kappers-den Hollander, Martien)    
  Kappers-den Hollander, Martien. “Jean Rhys, het leven tussen twee werelden.” (See on line catalogue)    
       
  Lenglet, Jean (pseud. Edouard de Neve). Carbon copy typed draft book review, with handwritten note by Jean Rhys, for Les Nouvelles Letteraire, Aug 1939, 3p.    
       
  Lewis, Naomi. (See Series 1: Writings: Wide Sargasso Sea)    
       
  Litherland, Donna. “Jean Rhys. Good Morning Midnight.” Typed draft article, 27p.    
       
6:14 Lockhart, Emily. “Songs for Voyage.”  Typed and signed draft poems: “Ballad of a Dark Heart, “Creole Song,” “Trinidad Selina, 3p;” Handwritten draft composition and lyrics, 1p. Sung by Jean Rhys, recorded by Clifton G[---], 1963.    
       
  Mellown, Elgin W. “A Bibliography of the Writings of Jean Rhys with a Selected List of Reviews and Other Critical Writings.” Reprint from World Literature Written in English, Vol. 16, No 1.    
  Mellown, Elgin W. “‘Tis woman’s whole existence:’ Character and Themes in the Novels of Jean Rhys.”  Photocopy of an article to be published in Contemporary Literature, c1971.    
  Mellown, Elgin W. “Preliminary Checklist of Editions, Impressions and Translations.” Carbon copy typed and photocopy typed drafts, 5p.    
       
6:15 O’Connor, Teresa F. “Jean Rhys: The West Indian Novels.” Article appearing in an offprint from The Review of English Studies, Aug 1988.    
       
  Packer, P.A.   Photocopy typed draft review of Jean Rhys (Twayne’s English Authors Series 294) by Peter Wolfe, 7p.    
       
  Plante, David.  Difficult Women. Press cuttings of letters to the editor.    
       
  Scannell, Vernon. (See Series 1: Writings: Wide Sargasso Sea)    
       
  Spierdijk, Jan.  Carbon copy typed draft lecture in reference to Jean Rhys and Sleep It Off Lady, 1p.    
       
  Stocks, Baroness. (See Series 1: Writings: Wide Sargasso Sea)    
       
  van Eyk, Henriette. (See Series 1: Writings: Gabriel)    
       
  Van Vriesland, Victor.  Mimeograph typed draft Foreword to Melodie in Mineur in which Voyage in the Dark is mentioned, 4p.    
       
  Vaz Dias, Selma. “It’s Easy To Disappear.” (See Series 1: Writings: Good Morning Midnight)    
       
  von Houts, Jan. “The Hole in the Curtain.” Companion piece to Jean Rhys’ “Who Knows What’s Up in the Attic?” (See on line catalogue)    
       
  Webb, Ruth. “Swimming the Wide Sargasso Sea: The Manuscripts of Jean Rhys’s Novel.”  Photocopy of an article appearing in British Library Journal, Vol. 14, #2, Autumn 1988.    
       
  Zuidinga, Robert-Henk. “Jean Rhys. A Literary Enigma.”  Typed draft article appearing in De Haagsche Post, 19 Mar 1977, 11p.    
 

 


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