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Aitken, Gillon Reid, 1938-2016

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1938-03-29 - 2016-10-28

English literary agent and founder of the agency Aitken Alexander Associates. Born in Calcutta and spent his early years in Darjeeling before attending boarding school in the UK. Clients included Germaine Greer, Helen Fielding, AN Wilson, and Salman Rushdie.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

"A Handful of Dust: Return to Guiana" NYRB Publication Correspondence , 1991-03-21

 Item — Box: 1.B.29, Folder: 18, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.29.18.1
Scope and Contents Fax sent from Robert Silvers, editor with The New York Review of Books, of correspondence between him and Gillon Aitken, literary agent with Aitken and Stone, regarding coordinating publication dates between The New York Review of Books and The Sunday Telegraph.
Dates: 1991-03-21

"A Handful of Dust: Return to Guiana" NYRB Publication Correspondence , 1991-03-21

 Item — Box: 1.B.29, Folder: 18, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.29.18.2
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a fax sent from Robert Silvers, editor with The New York Review of Books, of correspondence between him and Gillon Aitken, literary agent with Aitken and Stone, regarding coordinating publication dates between The New York Review of Books and The Sunday Telegraph.
Dates: 1991-03-21

"A Turn in the South" Knopf page proofs, pages 118-309, 1988-09-13

 Item — Box: 1.B.25, Folder: 6, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.25.6.1
Scope and Contents Knopf page proof for V. S. Naipaul's novel "A Turn in the South," from Mary Maguire with Knopf publishing to Gillon Aitken.
Dates: 1988-09-13

"A Turn in the South" Knopf page proofs, prelims-page 117, 1988-09-06

 Item — Box: 1.B.25, Folder: 5, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.25.5.1
Scope and Contents Knopf page proof for V. S. Naipaul's novel "A Turn in the South," from Mary Maguire with Knopf publishing to Gillon Aitken.
Dates: 1988-09-06

"An Area of Darkness" Picador Travel Classics Book Sleeve proofs, Undated

 Item — Box: 1.B.32, Folder: 7, item: 10
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.32.7.10
Scope and Contents Picador Travel Classics book cover proofs sent to V. S. Naipaul from Aitken, Stone and Wylie Limited.
Dates: Undated

"An Area of Darkness" Picador Travel Classics resetting, prelims and pages 1-113, 1995-01-04

 Item — Box: 1.B.32, Folder: 4, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.32.4.1
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript proof of the Picador Travel Classics resetting of V. S. Naipaul's novel "An Area of Darkness,"prelims and pages 1-113. Sent to Naipaul from Gillon Aitken with a cover letter noting any changes need to be made by the end of the month.
Dates: 1995-01-04

"An Inheritance" Correspondence, 1994-04-03

 Item — Box: 1.B.30, Folder: 6, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.30.6.1
Scope and Contents Typed correspondence between Gillon Aitken and George H. Gilpin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Tulsa concerning publication of Inheritance (Tulsa: McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa, 1994) keepsake in March 1994.
Dates: 1994-04-03