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Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013



Doris May Lessing CH OMG was a British-Zimbabwean novelist. She was born to British parents in Iran, where she lived until 1925. Her family then moved to Southern Rhodesia, where she remained until moving in 1949 to London, England.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Claire Sprague archive of the Doris Lessing Society, 1976-1991

Identifier: 1996-007
Scope and Contents The Claire Sprague archive of the Doris Lessing Society consists of materials collected during Claire Sprague's tenure as president of the Doris Lesing Society (1980-1988) and as editor of the Doris Lessing Newsletter (1982-1988). It includes a full set of the newsletter from Winter 1976 through Spring 1988 with scattered issues after 1988, typescripts of many articles submitted to the newsletter, and related editorial correspondence. The archive relates to the Doris Lessing Society's...
Dates: 1976 - 1991

Doris Lessing manuscripts, 1974-1985

Identifier: 1976-010
Scope and Contents

Consists of the typescript, carbon copy typescript, photocopied typescript, and galley proofs for the novel, Memoirs of a Survivor; typescript and carbon copy typescript of the novella, the Temptation of Jack Orkney; and the typesetter's copy and master galleys of The Good Terrorist.

Dates: 1971 - 1985

The Four-Gated City: Book review

Identifier: 1988.012.1.24
Scope and Contents

Ellmann's draft reviews of Book 5 of Lessing's series, in two versions; one draft with extensive handwritten revisions.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

United States: Embassy, 1953 - 1982

Identifier: 1988.012.1.200
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series 1 is the primary alphabetical sequence for Ellmann's research correspondence. This series also includes typescript drafts, galleys and proofs for many of Ellmann's writings. We are grateful to readers for correcting and/or identifying names of unidentified or partially identified correspondents.

Dates: 1953 - 1982