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Naipaul, Seepersad, 1906-1953

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1906 - 1953

biographical statement

Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonian writer. The first Indo-Trinidadian reporter for the Trinidad Guardian.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

A handwritten letter in ink on paper from V.S. Naipaul's mother, Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul on 21 August 1950. A handwritten letter in ink on paper from Seepersad Naipaul to V.S. Naipaul, ending with "Affectionally Naipaul", dated 9 Jan 1950, Envelope included with letter. A handwritten letter in ink on paper from Seepersad Naipaul to V.S. Naipaul, Dated 15 September 1950, signed from "Pa" A typed letter, dated 22 September 1950 from Seepersad Naipaul to V.S. Naipaul A typed letter, dated 10 September 1950 7:00pm from Seepersad Naipaul to V.S. Naipaul A handwritten letter from Seepersad Naipaul to V.S. Naipaul, dated 16 October 1950 A typed letter on typewriter paper, dated 22 October 1950, 2p. from Seepersad Naipaul to V.S. Naipaul. A handwritten letter in ink from V.S. Naipaul's mother, Droapatie, to V.S. Naipaul, dated 6 November 1950, small handwritten note at end of letter form Shiva Naipaul Typed letter from Seeperad Naipaul to V.S. Naipaul, dated 17 November 1950, has handwritten notes added to the letter. Handwritten letter from V.S. Naipaul's whole family, Majority of letter written by Seepersad Naipaul, his father, dated 16 December 1950 Christmas card with a floral house scene on front, signed "From Ma and Pa 7 The rest."

 File — box-folder: 1993.001.1.B.45.2
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.45.2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection is the life archive of Nobel prize winning author V. S. Naipaul. Sir Vidia was born in Trinidad, educated at Oxford, and author of A House for Mr. Biswas and 20 other volumes of fiction and non-fiction reporting. The collection also includes manuscripts, correspondence files and personal and family memorabilia.
Dates: 1935 - 2000

Alice Meynell, The School of Poetry (London: Collins Clear-Type Press, nd), Undated

 Item — Box: 1.A.1, Folder: 1, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.A.1.1.1
Scope and Contents Gift to V.S. Naipaul from his father. Inscribed: "To Vidyadhar/From his father/Today you have reached the span of 3 years, 10 months, and 15 days. And I make this present to you with this counsel in addition. Live only to the estate of man, follow truth, be kind & gentle and trust God."
Dates: Undated

Carbon copy typed manuscript of "The Adventures of Gurudeva and Other Stories", 1975

 Item — Box: 1.A.1, Folder: 9, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.A.1.9.1
Scope and Contents Carbon copy typed manuscript of "The Adventures of Gurudeva and Other Stories" with V.S. Naipaul's introduction proof copy typed manuscript, 1975 edition.
Dates: 1975

Early attempts at planning "Prologue to an Autobiography", Undated

 Item — Box: 1.A.1, Folder: 3, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.A.1.3.1
Scope and Contents Forty pages of first attempt at planning "Prologue to an Autobiography." Chapter entitled "A Visit to Valsayn Park."
Dates: Undated

"Gurudeva and other Indian Tales", 1943 or 1944

 Item — Box: 1.A.1, Folder: 5, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.A.1.5.1
Scope and Contents Trinidad book of short stories entitled, "Gurudeva and other Indian Tales," written by Seepersad Naipaul. Published by A Trinidad Publication in printed wrappers, with errata slip.
Dates: 1943 or 1944

Handwritten Letter, 24 February 1953, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 3 March 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 27 March 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 17 April 1953, From Sati Sewan & Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with Handwritten corrections, 27 April 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 1 June 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul with a small note from Droapatie, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 3 June 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 10 June 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with Handwritten Corrections, 22 June 1953, From Seepersad to V.S., Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with Few handwritten corrections, 1 July 1953, Home, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with a few handwritten corrections and additions, 20 July 1953, Home, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with a few handwritten corrections and additons, 1 August 1953, From Seepersad & Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with few handwritten corrections & additions, 8 August 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with few handwritten corrections & additions, 13 August 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with few handwritten corrections & additions, 19 August 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with few handwritten corrections & additions, 21 August 1953, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 3 Sept. 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, 6 Sept. 1953, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Typed Letter with Few handwritten additions, 24 Sept. 1953, From Seepersad to V.S. Naipaul, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 3 November 1953, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 21 March 1954, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 24 July 1954, Home, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 5 February 1955, Home, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 29 June 1955, Home, From Droapatie to V.S., Air Mail Letter, 1p. "Happy Birthday Dear Son" Birthday Card, sentiment printed inside, No note from family though, Air Mail Envelope, 17 August 1954. Handwritten Letter, 28 October 1955, Home, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Regular Letter, 2p., Starts with "Congratulations on your wedding." Handwritten Letter, 23 May 1956, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Regular Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 15 April 1957, Home, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 30 June 1957, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, Home, 21 November 1956, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Regular Letter, No Envelope, 1p. Handwritten Letter, Home, 30 October 1963, From Droapatie to Patricia Ann & V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 25 March 1965, From Nelly & Droapatie to Patricia Ann Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 5 October 1957, Home, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Regular Letter, 1p. Doublesided with Envelope Handwritten Letter, 29 Jan 1957, Home, From Droapatie & Nelly to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 22 Sept. 1957, Home, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, 27 Jan 1958, Home, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, Home, 10 April 1958, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p. Handwritten Letter, Home, 28 November 1958, From Droapatie to V.S. Naipaul, Air Mail Letter, 1p.

 File — box-folder: 1993.001.1.B.45.5
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.45.5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection is the life archive of Nobel prize winning author V. S. Naipaul. Sir Vidia was born in Trinidad, educated at Oxford, and author of A House for Mr. Biswas and 20 other volumes of fiction and non-fiction reporting. The collection also includes manuscripts, correspondence files and personal and family memorabilia.
Dates: 1935 - 2000