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


William Trevor papers

Collection   1979-018

Dates:  1964-1998.

Extent:  (18 boxes).

Level of Description:  (Item level).

Name of creator(s): William Trevor.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:   Consists of handwritten, typed and carbon copy typed manuscripts, as well as unbound proofs of novels, novellas, short stories, radio and television adaptations from novels and short stories, stage plays, essays, articles, and book reviews.

Administrative/Biographical History: 

Access and Copyright:  This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use. Contact the Department of Special Collections.

Language and Scripts:  English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:   Material relating to Bits on the Side was purchased from Bertram Rota through the generosity of the McFarlin Fellows, Nov 2006.

Date(s) of description:   Milissa  Burkart, Sept 1994; rev, Nov 2006.

Access Points:

Subject Headings 

 
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Corporate names

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Inventory

PLEASE NOTE: The following manuscripts are primarily typed and carbon copy typed drafts with handwritten revisions, often with additional handwritten and typed text and revisions pasted over existing text. Descriptive information in addition to or differing from this general description is provided whenever necessary.

     
1:1 "Adventures."  Short story, 12p.  
1:2 "After Rain."  18p.  
 
Angels in the  Ritz and Other Stories
1:3 "Angels in the Ritz."  22p.  
1:4 "A Complicated Nature."  12p.  
1:5 "The Distant Past."  10p.  
1:6 "In Isfahan."  27p.  
1:7 "Mr. McNamara."  16p.  
1:8 "Mrs. Silly."  19p.  
1:9 "Office Romances."  20p.  
1:10 "The Tennis Court."  16p.  
1:11 "Teresa's Wedding." 11p.  
1:12 "Teresa's Wedding."    Television adaptation, 46p.  
 
The Ballroom of Romance and Other Stories
1:13 "Access to the Children."  17p.  
1:14 "The Ballroom of Romance."  28p.  
1:15 "The Ballroom of Romance."  Typed script fragment of an adaptation for radio or television, 4p.  
1:16 "A Choice of Butchers."  13p.  
1:17 "An Evening with John Joe Dempsey."  22p.  
1:18 "An Evening with John Joe Dempsey."  Television adaptation, 73p.  
1:19 "The Grass Widows."  23p.  
1:20 "The Grass Widows."  Television adaptation, 27p.  
1:21 "Going Home." Radio play adaptation, 34p.  
1:22 "Going Home."  Another version, incomplete, 11p.  
1:23 "A Happy Family."  19p.  
1:24 "Kinkies." 14p.  
1:25  "Nice Day at School."  15p.  
     
"The Bathroom"
1:26 Short story,  26p.  
     
Beyond the Pale and Other Stories
2:1 "Autumn Sunshine."  53p.  
2:2 "Autumn Sunshine."  Television adaptation, 63p.  
2:3 "The Bedroom Eyes of Mrs. Vansittart."  31p.  
2:4 "Being Stolen From."  Alternately entitled "Fate" and "The Flawed Woman," 26p.  
2:5 "Beyond the Pale." Alternately entitled "Spoiling Things," 35p.  
2:6 "Beyond the Pale."  Television adaptation, 81p.  
2:7 "Beyond the Pale."  Another version marked "corrected TS", 56p.  
2:8 "Beyond the Pale."  Radio adaptation, 66p.  
2:9 "The Blue Dress."  25p.  
2:10 "The Blue Dress."   Radio adaptation, 66p.  
2:11 "Downstairs at Fitzgerald's." 23p with 1p draft fragment.  
2:12 "Mulvihill's Memorial." 24p.  
2:13 "Mulvihill's Memorial."  Fragments of another version, 8p.  
2:14 "The Paradise Lounge." 18p.  
2:15 "Sunday Drinks." 17p.  
2:16 "The Teddy-Bear's Picnic."  18p.  
2:17 "The Teddy-Bear's Picnic. "Fragment of another version, 11p.  
     
"The Time of Year"
  (See The Distant Past)  
     
Bit on the Side
3:1 "A Bit on the Side."  16p.  
3:2 "An Evening Out."  22p plus 1p numbered 12a.  
3:3 "An Evening Out."  Another version, 30p.  
3:4 "Big Bucks."  20p.  
3:5 "Big Bucks."   Photocopy of another version, 29p.  
3:6 "The Dancing-Master's Music."  14p.  
3:7 "Graillis's Legacy."  13p.  
3:8 "Justina's Priest."  19p.  
3:9 "On the Side."  14p.  
3:10 "Sacred Statues."  21p.  
3:11 "Sacred Statues."  Another version, 26p.  
3:12 "Sitting with the Dead."  12p.  
3:13 "Solitude."  41p.  
3:14 "Traditions."  15p.  
     
"Blaming"
4:1 Handwritten and typed draft short story, with handwritten revisions, 17p.  
 
The Boarding House
4:2 Handwritten working notes, 25p.  
4:3-6 Typed working notes, 105p.  
  Uncorrected proof copy of The Boarding House  
     
"Chatting"
4:7  Short story, 12p.  
     
The Children of Dynmouth
4:8-12 206p.  
5:1 Galley proofs with corrections.  
5:2 Handwritten and typed draft film script adaptation with handwritten revisions, 104p.  
     
"Children of the Headmaster"
5:3  Handwritten draft short story with typed draft revised text pasted on with further handwritten revisions, 22p.  
     
"Child's Play"
5:4 Short story, 15p.  
     
"Christmas at St. Ursula's"
5:5 Short story, 8p.  
     
"Christmas Wine"
5:6 Short story, 11p.  
     
Collected Stories
   Photocopy of  unbound proofs with Trevor's handwritten revisions and corrections. (Located in oversized document box)  
     
The Crimson Circle
5:7 Edgar Wallace.  Typed draft book  review with handwritten revisions and notes, 2p.  
  Typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 2p.  
     
The Day We Got Drunk on Cake and Other Stories
5:8 "The Day We Got Drunk on Cake."  13p.  
5:9 "The General's Day."  7p with draft fragments, 3p.  
5:10 "The Hotel of the Idle Moon."  9p with draft fragment, 1p.  
5:11 "In at the Birth."  9p.  
5:12 "The Introspections of J.P. Powers."  Incomplete draft, 9p.  
5:13 "Miss Smith."  Incomplete draft, 18p.  
5:14 "The Penthouse Apartment."  19p.  
5:15 "Raymond Bamber and Mrs. Fitch." 23p.  
5:16 "The Table."  13p.  
     
Death in Summer
5:17-18 Incomplete typed draft, an early version, with handwritten revisions and additions in pencil and pen, and photocopied typed text, pasted onto page, 142p.  
6:1-2 Computer generated typescript and photocopy of computer generated typescript with handwritten revisions and additions in pencil and pen, and text pasted onto page, 267p.  
6:3-4 [Incomplete] corrected computer generated typescript with additional revisions and correction before last retyping.  Draft completed 28 Aug 1997.  Title page, p1-121.  
6:5-8 p122-241.  
6:9 Final alterations, p245-249.  
     
The Distant Past and Other Stories
  "Attracta." See  Lovers of Their Time  
  "The Ballroom of Romance."  See The Ballroom of Romance.  
  "A Choice of Butchers."   See The Ballroom of Romance.  
  "Death in Jerusalem."  See Lovers of Their Time.  
6:10 "The Death of Peggy Morrissey."  13p.  
  "The Distant Past."  See Angels at the Ritz.  
  "Miss Smith."  See The Day We Got Drunk on Cake.  
  "Mr. McNamara."  See Angels at the Ritz.  
6:11 "Memories of Youghal." 12p.  
6:12 "Memories of Youghal."  Another version, incomplete, 7p.  
6:13 "The Time of Year."  10p.  
6:14 "The Time of Year."  Another version, 12p.  
 
"A Distressed Mind"
6:15 Short story, 7p.  
     
"Dublin Revisited" 
6:16 Article for The Guardian, Feb 1988, 6p.  
     
"An Easy-Going Woman"
7:1 Short story, 20p.  
     
"The Elephant's Foot"
7:2 Act three only of a stage play produced in London in 1965, 12p.  
     
Elizabeth Alone
7:3-8 Earlier version of first 23 chapters plus fragments of later chapters, 283p.  
7:9-12 Later version, 274p.  
8:1 Chapter 21, incomplete.  
8:2 Chapter 22, incomplete.  
8:3 Chapter 23, incomplete.  
8:4 Chapter 24, incomplete.  
8:5-6 Typed and carbon copy typed draft alterations to and rewriting of text, 32p.  
8:7 Typed draft working notes, 9p.  
8:8-9 Television adaptation, parts 1-2, 146p  
8:10 Part 3, 87p  
     
 Excursions in the Real World
8:11 A collection of essays.  Introduction, 8p.  
8:12 "Alma Mater."  6p  
8:13 "Assia."  9p  
8:14 "Bad Trip."  Alternately entitled, "The Second Journey," 8p.  
8:15 "Bad Trip."   Carbon copy typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 7p plus typed draft fragment of p6, another version, with handwritten revisions.  
8:16 "The Bull."  Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 5p.  
8:17 "The Bull."  Carbon copy typed revised draft with further handwritten revisions, 5p.  
8:18 "The Bull."   Typed draft fragment of p2, another version, with carbon copy typed of same with handwritten revisions; typed draft fragment of p3, another version, with carbon copy typed of same with handwritten revisions.  
8:19 "Eldorado." 6p.  
8:20 "Extraordinary Ladies."  5p.  
8:21 "Field of Battle."  Carbon copy typed, typed, and handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 8p.  
8:22 "Field of Battle."  Photocopy typed draft, another version, with handwritten  revisions, 8p  
  "The Headmaster's Wife."  See "The Warden's Wife"  
8:23 "In County Cork."  Typed and carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions, 13p.  
8:24 "In County Cork."  Typed draft fragment, a different version, with handwritten revisions, 4p; carbon copy typed draft fragment, another version, with handwritten revisions, 2p  
8:25 "Kitty."  4p plus typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 5p.  
8:26 "Long Stewart."  Handwritten draft, 6p.  
8:27 "Long Stewart."   Typed drafts, in 2 versions, with handwritten revisions, 7p each.  
8:28 "Mentors."  Handwritten and typed draft with handwritten revisions, 10p plus typed incomplete draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 7p. See also "Miss Quirke"  
8:29 "Miss Quirke."  Typed and handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 5p.  
  "Miss Quirke."  Carbon copy typed draft of p4, another version, 1p.  
  "Miss Quirke."  Typed draft fragment, originally entitled, "Mentors," p1, with photocopy of same with handwritten revisions. See also  "Mentors".  
8:30 "Old Fusty."  6p.  
  "Old Fusty."  Photocopy typed revised draft with further handwritten revisions, 3p.  
8:31 "Out of the Twilight."   Photocopy typed draft, originally entitled "In Their Own Shadows", with handwritten revisions, 8p.  
8:32 "To Persia in the Old Days."  11p.  
8:33 "A Public-House Man."  Typed draft of an early version, 9p.  
8:34 "A Public-House Man."  Carbon copy typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 10p.  
8:35 "Sarzy." Handwritten draft of an early version, 7p.  
8:36 "Sarzy."  Typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions, 8p.  
8:37 "Sarzy."  Carbon copy typed of same, with further handwritten revisions.  
8:38 "Summer, 1952."  19p.  
8:39 "Summer, 1952."  Carbon copy typed draft of p19, another version, with handwritten revisions.  
  "Summer, 1952."  Carbon copy typed draft fragment of opening segment, another version, 3p.  
8:40 "The Strand."  4p.  
8:41 "The Valle Verzasca."  6p  
8:42 "Visitors In Dublin."  14p  
8:43 "The Warden's Wife."  Alternately entitled, "A Strange Alliance" and "The Headmaster's Wife;" handwritten and typed draft, with revisions and additions, 11p.  
8:44 "The Warden's Wife."  Typed draft, another version, with handwritten corrections, 11p.  
8:45 "The Warden's Wife."  Carbon copy typed draft of same, with further revisions and additions, 11p.  
8:46 "The Warden's Wife."  Carbon copy typed draft, a different version, with handwritten revisions, 11p.  
  "The Warden's Wife."  Typed draft of p11 of previous carbon copy typed, with  further revisions and additions.  
     
Family Sins
9:1 "August Saturday."  Handwritten and typed draft, with handwritten revisions, 28p.  
9:2 "August Saturday."  Photocopy typed revised draft, with editor's and printer's marks and further handwritten revisions, 24p.  
9:3 "Events at Drimaghleen." Handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 16p.  
9:4 "Events at Drimaghleen." Radio adaptation, 41p.  
9:5 "Family Sins."  Handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 35p.  
9:6 "Family Sins."  Photocopy typed draft with handwritten editor's and printer's marks and revisions, 27p.  
9:7 "A Husband's Return."  24p.  
9:8 "Kathleen's Field."  Handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 22p.  
9:10 "The Printmaker."  22p.  
9:11 "The Printmaker."  Carbon copy typed draft fragments of other versions, 6p  
9:12 "The Third Party."  Handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 17p.  
9:13 "A Trinity."  Handwritten and typed draft with handwritten revisions, 28p  
     
Felicia's Journey
9:14-17 Originally entitled, "The Irish Girl," 218p.  
9:18 Original version of the wedding scenes, 18p.  
10:1 Typed draft with handwritten revisions, Chapters 1-12.  
10:2 Chapters 13-25.  
10:3 Earlier typed draft of Chapters 20-25, with handwritten revisions and additions.  
     
"Fiction does not march forward...."
10:4 Typed draft essay contribution for the symposium, "The Novel Now," published in The New Review, Vol 4, No 45-6, Dec-Jan 1977-78; with handwritten revisions, 3p.  
     
"The first thing I remember...."
10:5 Typed draft autobiographical piece with handwritten revisions, 7p.  
     
Fools of Fortune
10:6-8 264p.  
10:9 "Frau Messinger."  Typed and photocopy typed  draft short story with handwritten revisions, 24p.  
10:10 "Frau Messinger." Photocopy typed draft with editor's marks and notations, 24p.  
10:11 "A Friendship."  28p.  
10:12 "Fun To Be With."  13p.  
10:13 "The Game in the Blood."  Autobiographical piece, 5p.  
11:1 "Gilbert's Mother."  Carbon copy typed and handwritten draft fragments of an earlier draft, 19p.  
11:2 "Gilbert's Mother."  Another version, 17p.  
11:3 "Gilbert's Mother."  Carbon copy typed draft, a different version, with handwritten revisions and additional text, 17p.  
11:4 "Halcyon Days."  Autobiographical piece, 32p.  
11:5 "Juliet's Story."  Includes photocopy of short stories, "The Sunflowers in the Snow" and "Witches" (excised from published sources) to be incorporated into "Juliet's Story;" 60p.  
11:6 "Juliet's Story."  Handwritten and typed draft, another version with handwritten revisions, 80p.  
11:7 "The Last Lunch Of The Season."  Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 10p.  
     
The Life of Graham Greene
11:8 Norman Sherry.  Typed draft  book review, 4p  
     
"Leaving School"
11:9 Autobiographical piece, 7p.  
     
"A Love Affair"
11:10 Handwritten draft short story, 20p.  
     
The Love Department
11:11 Carbon copy typed draft synopsis with handwritten additions, 1p.  Chapters 1-8.  
11:12 Chapters 9-15.  
11:13 Chapters 16-23.  
11:14 Chapters 24-27.  
11:15 Alterations to and rewriting of text, 97p.  
     
"Lost Ground"
12:1 Carbon copy typed and handwritten [incomplete] draft short story alternatively entitled, "The Woman in the Orchard," with handwritten revisions, 48p.  
     
"The Love of A Good Woman"
12:2 Short story, 12p.  
     
Lovers of Their Time and Other Stories
12:3 "Another Christmas."  10p.  
12:4 "Attracta." Alternatively entitled, "The Protestant Girl," 29p.  
12:5 "Attracta."  Radio play adaptation, 46p.  
12:6 "Broken Homes."  21p.  
12:7 "Broken Homes."   Television adaptation, 63p.  
12:8 "Death in Jerusalem."  24p.  
12:9 "A Dream of Butterflies."  17p.  
12:10 "Flights of Fancy."  21p.  
12:11 "The Raising of Elvira Tremlett." Alternately entitled, Elvir[a], An English Ghost," 22p.  
12:12 "The Summer-House."  25p.  
  "The Tennis Court."  See Angels at the Ritz.  
12:13 "Torridge." 23p.  
12:14 "Torridge."  Another version, 15p.  
     
[Mary Lavin]
12:15 Typed draft essay with handwritten revisions, 3p.  
     
"Memories."
  Television play.  See "Scenes from an Album"  
     
Miss Gomez and the Brethren
12:16-20 185p.  
13:1 Typed and carbon copy typed draft fragments from alterations to and rewriting of text, 67p.  
     
"Mr. McNamara"
13:2 Typed and handwritten draft radio play with handwritten revisions, 42p.  
     
"Mrs. Abercrombie's Wishes"
13:3 Short story, 32p.  
     
Mrs. Erzdorf in O'Neill's Hotel
13:4-8 158p.  
13:9-13 Another version, 125p.  
14:1 Opening segment of a different version, 8p.  
14:2 [Discarded fragments], 3p  
     
"My House in Tuscany."  
14:3-4 Handwritten and typed draft novel with handwritten revisions, marked "original MS...with considerable alterations," 44p.  
     
"My House in Umbria."
   (See Two Lives)  
     
The News From Ireland
14:5 "Cocktails at Doney's." Handwritten draft, an early version, with handwritten revisions; alternately entitled, "Meeting Mrs. Faraday" and "Losing Mrs. Faraday," 38p.  
  "Cocktails at Doney's." Handwritten draft fragments, another version, with handwritten revisions, 4p.  
  "Cocktails at Doney's." Typed draft fragments, a similar version to previous draft fragments, with further handwritten revisions, 5p.  
14:6 "Her Mother's Daughter."  Carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions and additions to text; marked "final version 5/5/84 but not corrected," 27p.  
14:7 "Lunch in Winter."  Alternately entitled, "On the Coast," 22p.  
14:8 "Music."  Carbon copy typed and handwritten draft, 29p.  
14:9 "The News from Ireland."  Handwritten draft with handwritten revisions, 43p.  
14:10 "The News from Ireland."  Photocopy typed draft radio play with handwritten revisions and additions to text, 56p  
14:11 "On the Zattere."Handwritten draft, alternately entitled "In Venice," 37p.  
14:12 "Running Away."  Carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions; alternately entitled "The Doves of St. Benedict", 28p.  
14:13 "Running Away."  Typed draft radio adaptation, with handwritten revisions, 53p.  
14:14 "Two More Gallants."  Typed draft with handwritten revisions, 13p.  
14:15 "Virgin."  Typed and carbon copy typed and handwritten draft fragments, with handwritten revisions; marked as "corrected pages from short story...", 14p.  
14:16 "The Wedding in the Garden."  Typed and carbon copy typed draft with handwritten revisions and additions to text, 39p.  
14:17 ["Neglected Books."]  Typed and handwritten draft essay with handwritten revisions, 4p.  
14:18 "The Nicest Man in the World."  Typed draft short story with handwritten revisions and schematic diagrams on verso of last page, 5p.  
     
Nights at the Alexandria
14:19 73p.  
     
[O. Henry] 
14:20 Typed draft essay with handwritten revisions, 3p.  
     
The Old Boys
15:1 Handwritten working notes, schematics and diagrams, 6p.  
15:2-3 Typed draft novel with handwritten revisions, 145p plus 7p typed draft fragments.  
  Readers marked proof of The Old Boys  
     
"Old Flame"
15:4 Typed draft, alternately entitled "Loose Ends," with handwritten revisions, 17p.  
15:5 Handwritten draft, a different version, with handwritten revisions and typed and carbon copy typed draft additions to text," 19p.  
15:6 Carbon copy typed incomplete draft, a similar version, with handwritten revisions, 15p.  
15:7 Handwritten draft fragment, 6p.  
15:8 Typed incomplete draft, similar to previous handwritten draft, with handwritten revisions, 18p.  
     
Other People's Worlds
15:9-14 296p.  
     
"The Real Thing"
16:1 Short story, 16p.  
     
Ronda Gorge and Other Precipices
16:2 Aidan Higgins.  Typed draft book review, 4p.  
     
"Rose Wept" 
16:3 Short story, 12p.  
     
"Scenes from an Album"
16:4 Carbon copy typed and typed draft stage play, with handwritten revisions; produced at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin; 91p.  
16:5 Carbon copy typed and typed draft radio adaptation, 72p.  
     
The Silence in the Garden
16:6-7 249p.  
16:8 Carbon copy typed draft fragments of alterations to and rewriting of text, 19p.  
     
"Sinned Against and Sinning"
16:9 Short story, 15p.  
     
"The Smoke Trees of San Pietro"
16:10 Short story, 21p.  
     
"Through Streets Broad and Narrow"
16:11 Typed and handwritten draft radio programme, with some text (photocopy of excised published material) pasted on, 34p.  
     
"Timothy's Birthday"
16:12 Photocopy typed draft with handwritten revisions and additions to text, 26p.  
     
"Travellers"
16:13 Radio play, 47p.  
     
Two Lives
16:14-15 "Reading Turgenev."  Alternately entitled "Mary Louise," 192p  
17:1 "Reading Turgenev."  Carbon copy typed draft, another version, with handwritten revisions and additions to text, 156p  
17:2 "Reading Turgenev."  Carbon copy typed draft, a similar version to previous draft, with handwritten revisions, 221p.  
17:4 "Reading Turgenev."  Handwritten and typed draft fragments and worksheets, with handwritten revisions, 19p  
17:5 "My House in Umbria."  Carbon copy typed draft, marked "corrected carbon", with handwritten revisions and typed draft inserts to text, 162p.  
17:6 "My House in Umbria."   Typed and carbon copy typed and handwritten draft fragments and worksheets, with handwritten revisions, 29p.  
17:7 "My House in Umbria."  Handwritten and typed draft radio adaptation, with handwritten revisions, 78p.  
17:8 "My House in Umbria."  Typed and handwritten draft television adaptation, with handwritten revisions, 194p.  
17:9-10 Two Lives.   Photocopy of proofs with editor's and printer's marks.  
     
[V.S. Pritchett]
17:11  Essay, 10p.  
     
"A Voice from the Past"
17:12 Short story, 6p  
     
"Witches"
17:13 Short story, 10p.  See also "Juliet's Story"  
     
A Writer's Ireland
18:1-2 Typed and handwritten draft with some photocopied text from excised published material pasted on, 122p.  
18:3-6 Another version, 223p.  
     
Unidentified
18:7 Typed fragments of three unidentified pieces with handwritten revisions, 25p.  
8:8  Envelopes which originally held manuscripts, bearing Trevor's handwritten notes.  
 
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