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Stuart Wright Collection: Madison Smartt Bell Papers, 1922-1990 (bulk 1957-1990)

(Manuscript Collection #1169-001)

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Title: Stuart Wright Collection: Madison Smartt Bell Papers
Creators: Bell, Madison Smartt
Wright, Stuart T., 1948-
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English; Italian
Abstract: Papers (1922-1990, undated [Bulk: 1957-1990]) of American novelist Madison Smartt Bell including manuscript materials, proofs, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection and oversized materials related primarily to his literary career.
Extent: 5.263 Cubic feet, 11 archival boxes, 1 oversized folder, 220 items, Manuscript materials, proofs, oversized materials

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Stuart Wright Collection - Madison Smartt Bell Papers (#1169-001) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • June 21, 2010, 5.263 cubic feet, 11 archival boxes & 1 oversized folder; 215 items; 7,717 p.; Papers (1922-1990, undated [Bulk: 1957-1990]) of American novelist Madison Smartt Bell including manuscript materials, proofs, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection and oversized materials related primarily to his literary career. Vendor: Stuart Wright

Processing Information

  • Processed, Container List & Preliminary inventory by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Krystal Cook, Saundra Pinkham, & Shelby Sapp, 11/19/2010; Final inventory revised by Douglas Tuers, 4/20/2011; Dick Wolfe, 5/18/2011; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, 11/10/2011, revised by Dick Wolfe, 6/11/2012. revised by Jonathan Dembo, 6/27/2012.


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Madison Smartt Bell

Madison Smartt Bell was born in 1957, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Princeton University for creative writing (A.B., 1979). Bell then attended Hollins University (M.A., 1981). He has taught various creative writing programs, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. Since 1984 he has taught in the Goucher College Creative Program, where he is currently Professor of English, along with his wife, the poet Elizabeth Spires. Bell has written short fiction, non-fiction, and thirteen novels. The collection contains material from early in Bell’s career, 1977 to 1990. The works covered in the collection include: The Washington Square Ensemble (1983), Waiting for the End of the World (1985), Straight Cut (1986), Zero db (1987), The Year of Silence (1987), Soldier’s Joy (1989), and Barking Man (1990). Soldier’s Joy received the Lillian Smith Award in 1989.

Stuart T. Wright

The Madison Smartt Bell Papers were collected and compiled by Stuart T. Wright. Wright was born on 30 March 1948 in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Frances Critcher Wright (1919-2010) and Wallace Lyndon Wright (1921-1965). An avid reader as a boy, Wright developed a strong interest in the American Civil War and with his father toured many of the war’s battlefields searching for artifacts and studying the history of the era. At the age of 12, he won a statewide “Johnny Reb” essay contest and by the age of 15 had visited every major battlefield of the Civil War. Wright attended Roxboro High School, from which he graduated in 1966. It was during these years that he developed an interest in collecting historical books and manuscripts and began relationships with a number of local collectors and dealers.

In the fall of 1966, Wright enrolled at Wake Forest University as a pre-med, history, German and music student. Wright earned a B.A. in German and music in 1970. As a graduate student at Wake Forest University, Wright focused his studies on Southern history and literature, his ambition being to build an authoritative Southern Studies collection for the university. He received a master's degree in Southern Studies in 1973 and a second master's degree in U.S. History in 1980. Additionally Wright holds a professional degree from England in a medically related field. It was while studying there that he became interested in Thomas Wolfe, the noted North Carolina native and novelist.

Following his graduation from Wake Forest, Wright began to develop his collections more systematically, acquiring many first editions of Southern writers. In 1976 he began teaching at Reynolda House, a Wake Forest University affiliate dedicated to the arts and arts education. Wright taught classes in American music as well as human anatomy for art students. In 1978 Wright became Lecturer in Education at Wake Forest University. During his 10 years teaching at Wake Forest University, Wright authored numerous works of Civil War and North Carolina history, and dozens of articles, bibliographies, essays and reviews on Southern literature and the writers whose papers he collected. In addition, he developed a strong interest in the writings of the English poet Donald Davie and the Minnesota-born poet Richard Eberhart, whose works he also collected.

At the same time, Wright also began a career as a publisher by starting Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By 1984, Palaemon Press had produced 316 titles, consisting mainly of broadsides and limited editions, of the poetry and essays of such Southern writers as A. R. Ammons, Fred Chappell, James Dickey, William Goyen, George Garrett, and Eudora Welty. He also built comprehensive collections and compiled book-length descriptive bibliographies of A.R. Ammons, Andrew Lytle, Reynolds Price, James Dickey, William Goyen, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, George Garrett, Richard Eberhart, and Donald Davie. As well as serving as editor of the contemporary literature section of the Bulletin of Bibliography throughout the 1980s, Wright also contributed pioneering checklists of the writings of Southern poets Henry Taylor, Charles Wright, and Robert Morgan. For Meckler Publishing he served as series editor for a number of book-length bibliographies and checklists. In recognition of these accomplishments, when he was just 32, Wright was elected to membership in New York's prestigious Grolier Club.

All of these works are represented in the Stuart Wright Collection. In his dealings with these various authors Wright made consistent efforts to acquire personal papers, letters and documents, photographs, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and published materials to supplement his continuing activities as a purchaser of their works. In this way, Wright acquired perhaps a majority of his overall collection. Over the years a number of biographers used Wright’s collection to aid their research. For example, James A. Grimshaw, Jr. used the collection extensively for his Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-1979 published by the University Press of Virginia, in 1981 and Craig S. Abbott did so as well for John Crowe Ransom: A Descriptive Bibliography, published by Whitston Publishing Company, Inc. in 1999. Joseph Blotner also used the Wright collection in researching Robert Penn Warren: A Biography, published by Random House in 1997.

Nevertheless, from the mid- to late 1980s, Wright began to look for a permanent home for his collection, which he felt had grown too large and yet had been too little used. Unable to find a repository willing to accept the entire collection under suitable conditions, he sold a number of individual author collections to Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University. It was not until 2010 that he reached agreement to house the remaining, and largest part of his collection at East Carolina University. The Stuart Wright Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of J.Y. Joyner Library includes 22 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers. The related Stuart Wright Book Collection holds several thousand volumes by or about many of the same writers. Many of these volumes contain annotations, inscriptions, and insertions that reveal much about the authors in the collection and their relationships with one another. In 1998 Wright moved to England, and since 2001 he has resided in the medieval market town of Ludlow, in Shropshire.

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The Madison Smartt Bell Papers are arranged in original order in four series.

Series 1: Manuscript Materials contains early drafts of novels and short stories such as Waiting for the End of the World, ca. 1977-1990, undated. Box 1.a – 3.d

Series 2: Proofs consists of later publisher’s proofs of Madison Smartt Bell’s novels and short stories, 1980-1990. Box 4.a – 10.e

Series 3: Loose Manuscripts from Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of personal notes, cards, correspondence, clippings, receipts, advertising and printed materials, reviews, ephemera, and other items, some used merely as bookmarks, found between the pages of Madison Smartt Bell-related books in the Stuart Wright Book Collection, ca. 1922-1990. The items appear to have been filed in the books by Madison Smartt Bell, or by Stuart Wright. The items usually, but not always, relate the book in which they were found and to Madison Smartt Bell. This series also includes materials related to Randall Jarrell, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, Stuart Wright, and others. Series three material is arranged according to the book in which it was found; descriptions of the loose items may be found in the notes sections of each folder. The loose manuscripts are linked to the book of origin by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #38.04). Box 11.a – 11.zv

Series 4: Oversized Materials consists of newspaper clippings used for research during the writing of Waiting for the End of the World, 1981. Oversized folder 10.f.os.1

Note to Researchers: Series 3: Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of items found laid in works in the Stuart Wright Book Collection by, about, associated with, or owned by Madison Smartt Bell. They include notes and bookmarks inserted by Bell, Stuart Wright, and others; also notes, cards, correspondence, clippings, advertising, reviews, ephemera, etc. relating to his published works. The loose manuscripts are linked to the books from which they came by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #40.15).

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Series 1:
Manuscript Materials
  • Box 1#1169-001.1
    • Folder a#1169-001.1.a
      The Forgotten Bridge from Zero DB (1984) sent to Stuart Wright from Back From The Dead Productions written by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. Authors' notes holograph. 1 item. 15 p.
    • Folder b#1169-001.1.b
      Untitled, by Unknown Author [Novels] (undated) Holograph 2 items. 14 p.
    • Folder c#1169-001.1.c
      Waiting For the End of the World First Draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 96 p. Note: Notebook.
    • Folder d#1169-001.1.d
      Waiting For the End of the World Part Two of the first draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 99 p. Note: Notebook.
    • Folder e#1169-001.1.e
      Waiting For the End of the World Part Three of the first draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 95 p.
    • Folder f#1169-001.1.f
      Waiting For the End of the World Part Four of the first draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 39 out of 94 p. used.
    • Folder g#1169-001.1.g
      Collection of writings, by Madison Smartt Bell including a Guggenheim Application, a letter and stories, etc. [Manuscripts] (ca. 1986) Typescripts. 2 items. 15 p.
    • Folder h#1169-001.1.h
      Barking Man and Other Stories, by Madison Smartt Bell including a pamphlet with reviews, booklist, and praise of Bell, etc. [Short Stories] (1990) Typescripts. 2 items. 9 p.
    • Folder i#1169-001.1.i
      Harry Crews and the Decline of the Renascence Part I and II, by Madison Smartt Bell, (ca. 1977) Typescripts. 3 items. 74 p.
    • Folder j#1169-001.1.j
      Bell, Madison Smartt. Correspondence with Stuart Wright about his work and artwork for his books, etc. (1988), Typescripts & Holographs 2 items. 36 p.
    • Folder k#1169-001.1.k
      Letter (1983) written to Stuart Wright from Madison Smartt Bell including reviews of William Goyen's work. Typescripts. 2 item. 16 p.
    • Folder l#1169-001.1.l
      Petit Cachou, by Madison Smartt Bell and sent to Stuart Wright to get his thoughts on it, etc. [Novels] (1987) Typescripts. 1 item. 70 p.
  • Box 2#1169-001.2
    • Folder a#1169-001.2.a
      Bell, Madison Smartt. Letter to Bennington College about his book The Washington Square Ensemble; notes written on loose-leaf paper; & synopsis, etc. [Collection] (1981) Typescripts & Holographs 4 items. 40 p.
    • Folder b#1169-001.2.b
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell including first edited typescripts, letter from Bell to Stuart Wright, a letter to Madison Smartt Bell from the Houghton Mifflin Company, final typed draft, etc. [Novels] (1986) Typescripts & Holographs. 11 items. 142 p.
    • Folder c#1169-001.2.c
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1986) Edited Typescripts. Author's notes holograph. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 163 p. Note: needs conservation.
    • Folder d#1169-001.2.d
      Waiting For the End of the World, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1985) Edited Typescripts. Author's notes holograph. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 168 p.
    • Folder e#1169-001.2.e
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1986) Edited Typescripts, Author's holograph. 1 item. Typescripts & Holographs. 126 p.
    • Folder f#1169-001.2.f
      The Washington Square Ensemble, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1983) Holograph & Typescripts. 1 item. 156 p. Note: Author's edited typescripts from page 1 to 151.
  • Box 3#1169-001.3
    • Folder a#1169-001.3.a
      The Washington Square Ensemble, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1982) Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 80 p. Note: Author's edited typescripts from 152 to 232.
    • Folder b#1169-001.3.b
      Zero db, by Madison Smartt Bell [Short Stories] (1986) Edited Typescripts. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 92 p. Notes: Author's notes holograph.
    • Folder c#1169-001.3.c
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1986) Edited Typescripts, Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 96 p. Note: Author's notes holograph.
    • Folder d#1169-001.3.d
      Zero db, by Madison Smartt Bell [Short Stories] (1986) Edited Typescripts. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 64 p. Note: Author's notes are holograph.
Series 2:
Proofs
  • Box 4#1169-001.4
    • Folder a#1169-001.4.a
      Lonesome Dove: A Novel, by Larry McMurtry [Novel] (New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, © 1985) Advance uncorrected proof & Holograph receipt & note. ISBN: 0-671-50420-7. Soft cover bound. 3 items. 426 p. Note: #20 - 10; Condition: Poor - unbound, loose pages; foxing; needs conservation; Signed "George Garrett" on cover; uncorrected proofs; receipt from McMurtry's bookstore made out to Stuart Wright laid in; signed note to Stuart from Larry [McMurtry] laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder b#1169-001.4.b
      Soldier's Joy: A Novel, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1989) Uncorrected proof. ISBN: 0-89919-836-8. Code 6-80954. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 237 p. Note: #20 - 14; Condition: Good - creased at bottom; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" and "George Garrett"; From George Garrett's copy; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder c#1169-001.4.c
      Washington Square Ensemble, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-670-75005-0. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 174 p. Note: #20 - 15; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" with original drawing on title page signed "MSB;" signed "George Garrett"; From George Garrett's copy; TLS from Viking to Robert Penn Warren laid in; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder d#1169-001.4.d
      Washington Square Ensemble, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-670-75005-0. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 173 p. Note: #20 - 29; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell;" Stamped on cover: "John Farquharson Ltd,, 250 West 57th Street;" uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder e#1169-001.4.e
      Waiting for the End of the World, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1985) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 89919-377-3; Code: 6-80955 Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 167 p. Note: #20 - 37; Condition: Good; Signed "George Garrett" on cover; From George Garrett's copy; uncorrected proof; full page Ticknor & Fields ad for book laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder f#1169-001.4.f
      Barking Man and Other Stories, by Madison Smartt Bell [Short Stories] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1990) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-89919-835-X; Code: 6-80953-7. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 167 p. Note: #20 - 38; Condition: Good; Signed "John Updike" on cover; From John Updike's copy; uncorrected proof; TLS from Ticknor & Fields to John Updike laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder g#1169-001.4.g
      Year of Silence, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1987) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-89919-490-7; Code: 6-80959. Soft cover & Ephemera. 2 items. 101 p. Note: #20 - 39; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" on title page; uncorrected proof; Ticknor & Fields business card laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder h#1169-001.4.h
      Washington Square Ensemble, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-670-75005-0. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 174 p. Note: #20 - 40; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" on title page; TLS from literary agent to Peter Taylor laid in; From Peter Taylor's copy; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder i#1169-001.4.i
      Soldier's Joy: A Novel, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1989) Uncorrected proof. ISBN: 0-89919-836-8. Code 6-80954. Soft cover bound. 2 items. 237 p. Note: #20 - 41; Condition: Good - creased at bottom; Signed "George Garrett" on cover; From George Garrett's copy; signed "Madison Smartt Bell" on title page; TLS from Ticknor & Fields to Garrett laid in; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
  • Box 5#1169-001.5
    • Folder a#1169-001.5.a
      Zero db and other stories [Novels] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 26 p.
    • Folder b#1169-001.5.b
      Waiting For the End of the World [Novels] (1985) by Madison Smartt Bell. Third part of the edited typescripts from p. 346-454. 1 item. 110 p.
    • Folder c#1169-001.5.c
      Waiting For the End of the World [Novels] (1985) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts, part two of three from pp. 171-345. 1 item. 179 p.
    • Folder d#1169-001.5.d
      Waiting For the End of the World [Novels] (1985) written by Madison Smartt Bell, edited typescripts part one of three. 1 item. 177 p.
    • Folder e#1169-001.5.e
      The Washington Square Ensemble [Novels] (1983) an edited typescripts by Madison Smartt Bell; letter to Mr. Stuart Wright from Linda Cauchois about receiving the dead matter of M.S. Bell's Washington Square. 2 items. 156 p. Note: needs conservation.
    • Folder f#1169-001.5.f
      The Washington Square Ensemble. Edited Typescripts [Novel] (1983) by Madison Smartt Bell. First of two parts from pp. 147-322. 1 item. 175 p.
  • Box 6#1169-001.6
    • Folder a#1169-001.6.a
      Washington Square Ensemble. Edited Typescripts [Novels] (1983) by Madison Smartt Bell. Second part of two from pp. 331-487. 1 item. 157 p. Note: needs conservation.
    • Folder b#1169-001.6.b
      The Structure and Meaning of The Telephone Company [Novels] (1980) by Madison Smartt Bell. Typescripts. 1 item. 163 p.
    • Folder c#1169-001.6.c
      "The Washington Square Ensemble" part 1 [Novels] (undated) holograph and Typescripts copy by Madison Smartt Bell. 1 item. 143 p.
    • Folder d#1169-001.6.d
      "The Washington Square Ensemble" part 2 [Novels] (undated) holograph and Typescripts copy by Madison Smartt Bell. 1 item. 164 p.
    • Folder e#1169-001.6.e
      Short Stories from Zero DB, and Straight Cut. Edited Typescripts. [Novels] (undated) Part of an edited typescripts by Madison Smartt Bell. 13 item. 82 p.
    • Folder f#1169-001.6.f
      Straight Cut, Chapters 12-20. [Novel] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 97 p.
  • Box 7#1169-001.7
    • Folder a#1169-001.7.a
      Straight Cut [Novel] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell, final draft. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 158 p.
    • Folder b#1169-001.7.b
      Part III of Choc En Retour from Straight Cut [Edited typescripts] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Part three of a novel. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 131 p.
    • Folder c#1169-001.7.c
      Straight Cut [Novels] (ca. 1986) by Madison Smartt Bell. Two notebooks with handwritten drafts of Straight Cut. Holograph. 2 items. 190 p. Note: Needs conservation.
    • Folder d#1169-001.7.d
      Straight Cut [Novels] (ca. 1986) by Madison Smartt Bell marked set. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 26 p.
    • Folder e#1169-001.7.e
      Zero db and Other Stories [Novels] (ca. 1987) by Madison Smartt Bell, master pages. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 26 p.
    • Folder f#1169-001.7.f
      Notes for Straight Cut, Straight Cut, Photo, Beer Coasters (ca. 1985) belonging to Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts & Holographs. 5 items. 166 p.
  • Box 8#1169-001.8
    • Folder a#1169-001.8.a
      "The Naked Lady Story "[Edited typescripts] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell and other stories. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 27 p.
    • Folder b#1169-001.8.b
      Short Stories from Zero DB, and Straight Cut. [Edited typescripts] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 108 p.
    • Folder c#1169-001.8.c
      Southern Mafia Magazine "Peace Through Superior Firepower" [periodical] by Madison Smartt Bell, Chapters 16-45, pp. 288-477 (ca. 1982) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 209 p.
    • Folder d#1169-001.8.d
      The Washington Square Ensemble part 1 [Novels] by Madison Smartt Bell with notes. (undated) Edited photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 337 p.
    • Folder e#1169-001.8.e
      The Washington Square Ensemble part 2 [Novels] by Madison Smartt Bell with notes. (undated) Edited photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 337 p.
    • Folder f#1169-001.8.f
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Bus [first draft of inserts] by Madison Smartt Bell (pagination refers to final draft) (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 16 p.
  • Box 9#1169-001.9
    • Folder a#1169-001.9.a
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Chapter 1 Silent Story Version [submission copy] (undated) Typescripts. 1 item. 18 p. Note: Also titled "The Storytelling Stone"
    • Folder b#1169-001.9.b
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Chapter 1 Short Story Version [second draft] by Madison Smartt Bell. (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 15 p. Note: Also titled "The Storytelling Stone." note: needs conservation
    • Folder c#1169-001.9.c
      Washington Square Ensemble, The : Washington Square: Synopsis: Chapter 20-46 (conclusion) [synopsis] by Madison Smartt Bell (undated) Typescripts. 1 item. 7 p. Note: Also titled "The Storytelling Stone."
    • Folder d#1169-001.9.d
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Epigraphs and Misc SLRAPS, pp. 338-344 [draft] by Madison Smartt Bell (undated) Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder e#1169-001.9.e
      Waiting For The End of The World [section outlines, notes, clippings, first chapter] (undated,1981, 1982, ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell. Typescripts & Holographs. 3 items. 64 p. Note: Clippings need conservation.
    • Folder f#1169-001.9.f
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] by Madison Smartt Bell, part one of six of the second draft; letter to Stuart Wright from M.S. Bell. Edited Typescripts. 2 items. 151 p. note: needs conservation.
  • Box 10#1169-001.10
    • Folder a#1169-001.10.a
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by M.S. Bell, second draft part two of six. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder b#1169-001.10.b
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell, part three of six (second draft) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder c#1169-001.10.c
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell (second draft) part four of six. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder d#1169-001.10.d
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell (second draft) part five of six. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder e#1169-001.10.e
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell. Part six of six (second draft) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 89 p.
Series 3:
Loose Manuscripts from Book Collection
  • Box 10#1169-001.10
    • Folder f#1169-001.10.f
      Doctor Sleep, by Madison Smartt Bell (1991) Printed. 1 items. 1 p. Note: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich postcard to Stuart Wright advertising Doctor Sleep with publicity portrait of Bell on verso (3 January 1991) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.35
    • Folder g#1169-001.10.g
      Waiting of the End of the World, by Madison Smartt Bell (1985) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Ticknor & Fields press release advertising Waiting for the End of the World (9 August 1985) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.37
    • Folder h#1169-001.10.h
      Barking Man and Other Stories, by Madison Smartt Bell (1990) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: John Herman, Editorial Director, Ticknor & Fields, Letter to John Updike, enclosing bound proofs of Barking Man and Other Stories, requesting comments (11 December 1989) TLS; From John Updike's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.38
    • Folder i#1169-001.10.i
      The Year of Silence, by Madison Smartt Bell (1987) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Corlies M. Smith, Editorial Director, Ticknor & Fields, Business card with sentiment by Smith: “Higher & Higher – Corlies” (undated) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.39
    • Folder j#1169-001.10.j
      The Washington Square Ensemble, by Madison Smartt Bell (1983) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Jane Gelfman, John Farquharson Literary Agents, Letter to Peter Taylor, enclosing galleys of The Washington Square Ensemble, requesting comments (25 October 1982) TLS; From Peter Taylor's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.40
Series 4:
Oversized Materials
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