2011.058

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title
William Trevor letters
ID
2011.058
Date [inclusive]
1980-1998
Extent
0.1 Linear feet
Location note
The Trevor letters are housed as a unique accession, separate from the existing Trevor papers (1979.018) and corrected typescripts (2009.017).
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Preferred Citation note

William Trevor letters, 1980-1998. Coll. No. 2011.058. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Scope and Contents note

Editorial correspondence spanning nearly 20 years from William Trevor to Corlies Smith, Kathryn Court, and Amanda Vaill at Viking. Additional letters to Trevor are from John Irving and Doris Grumbach. Also included is 1 b/w publicity photo of Trevor.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa, OK, 74104-3123
918-631-2496
Marc-carlson@utulsa.edu

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz 22 August 2011.

Processing Information note

Collection arranged and described by Milissa Burkart, 2011.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Trevor, William, 1928-

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Collection Inventory

 2011.058.1.1 Letter to Corlies "Cork" Smith (Viking editor) 1971 Dec 8   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Excerpt

"...It was good to meet you at last...as to the stories, I'm glad you like them...."

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 2011.058.1.2 Letter from Doris Grumbach to Elisabeth Sifton 1976 Mar 19   1.0 Letters Typed and signed (with handwritten post script), 1p.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Excerpt

"...I've been too long in writing to you about the William Trevor short stories which you were kind enough to send on to me...."

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 2011.058.1.3 Letter to Corlies "Cork" Smith [1980] Jan 14   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Excerpt

"..."I'm delighted that Fools and Fortune has elicited such a positive response at Viking...."

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 2011.058.1.4 Letter to Amanda Vaill (Viking editor) [1980] Mar 18   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 2p.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Excerpt

"...You also ask if I'd come to the U.S. at publication time...."

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 2011.058.1.5 Letter to Kathyrn Court (Viking editor) [1980] Apr 6   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"...I'm correcting the proofs of Death in Summer now...."

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 2011.058.1.6 Letter to Amanda Vaill [1980] May 3   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"...I have now received the actual book-jacket, which is even more delightful that the little print you sent...."

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 2011.058.1.7 Letter to Corlies "Cork" Smith 1980 Jun 9   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 2p plus attached carbon copy typed interoffice memo.

Excerpt

"...As to the title [Other People's Worlds]. Changing it seems to me to be less easy than it seems...."

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 2011.058.1.8 Letter to Amanda Vaill [1980] Jul 3   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"...Thank you...for sending the jacket copy. It all looks fine to me, and I am most grateful to you for all the trouble you clearly are taking...."

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 2011.058.1.9 Letter to Corlies "Cork" Smith Undated   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"...A line has been repeated, which explains the [horror] you [send] me...."

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 2011.058.1.10 Letter to Corlies "Cork" Smith [1980] Sept 21   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"...Thank you for your letter of August 15th, reviews, reading copy etc...."

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 2011.058.1.11 Letter to Amanda Vaill [1980] Oct 16   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"...I am about to fly to North America (to the Toronto Literature Festival) and will be in New York at the end of the month...."

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 2011.058.1.12 Letter to Amanda Vaill [1980] Nov 23   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"...I'm glad you enjoyed The Silence in the Garden, and I look forward to working with you...."

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 2011.058.1.13 Letter to Amanda Vaill Undated   1.0 Letters Handwritten and signed.

Excerpt

"Many thanks for sending me the artwork for the cover of The Silence in the Garden...."

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 2011.058.1.13 Letter from John Irving to Amanda Vaill 1988 Apr 30   1.0 Letters Typed and signed, 1p.

Excerpt

"I am a great admirer of William Trevor's fiction and I thank you for sending me his newest novel. Alas, I decided only this January to give up giving blurbs...."

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 2011.058.1.14 Publicity photo of William Trevor Undated   1.0 Photograph Black/white publicity photograph. Copyright Jerry Bauer (Viale Avontino, 110, 00153 Rome, Italy) 27.4 x 20.1 cm

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