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Writings: Major and minor works

Identifier: 1986.002.2.1-75

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

An artificial collection of materials consisting of correspondence, writings, and other personal papers of the British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer Rebecca West.


  • Creation: Late 1800s-1987



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


From the Collection: 149 Linear Feet (303 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



This series consists of materials relating to major works, unfinished and unpublished works, and newspaper and magazine articles, and is arranged alphabetically by title (e.g., Birds Fall Down, The), or when untitled, by first word. Related material in Rebecca West’s notebooks (see below) has NOT been systematically cross-referenced. Book reviews and reader’s reports are each arranged in a separate alphabetical sequence by author of the book reviewed or reported. Rebecca West’s notebooks contain drafts (mostly incomplete) and fragments of novels, articles, book reviews, and letters, as well as personal notes. These fragmentary contents have been described as fully as has been possible. Identified fragments have been listed alphabetically by name or title in the index which precedes the inventory of the notebooks themselves. Research and reference materials include personal notes; notes transcribed from other sources; and newspaper and magazine articles which we assume Rebecca West used in her writing. They have been arranged alphabetically by subject. Photographs and postcards which are assumed to have been used in a similar fashion are arranged alphabetically by location or subject.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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