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Elizabeth Coles Taylor papers, 1946-1973

Identifier: 1985-002

Scope and Contents

The novels, the first and largest section, are arranged in chronological order by date of publication and include manuscripts, some typescripts, and, in three cases, corrected proof copies. The manuscript versions are, for the most part, the clean copies from which Mrs. Taylor's typist worked and, therefore, reflect the finished product more than the work in progress, though they do contain some additions, deletions, and emendations. In those instances where a manuscript is actually a working draft, the term "draft" has been used in the accompanying inventory to distinguish it as such. Mossy Trotter, the one children's book in the collection, is housed after the novels. It is represented by both manuscript and typescript versions. The thirty-three short stories make up the third section. They are arranged alphabetically by the first word in the title (including "A" and "The") and are, in most cases, present in both manuscript and typescript form. Like the novels, most of the short stories in manuscript form are clean copies; those not are designated drafts. The one play in the collection, "Hester Lilly," constitutes the fourth section. It consists of two complete manuscript drafts and one partial manuscript draft. The fifteen essays, reviews, biographical and autobiographical pieces in the fifth section are, like the short stories, arranged alphabetically by title (including "A" and "The"). Included are brief memoirs of Elizabeth Bowen, E.M. Forster, and Ivy Compton-Burnett. They are present in either manuscript or typescript form. Most of these are clean copies. Those which are not are identified as drafts. Finally, the sixth section consists of six transcriptions of BBC broadcasts arranged chronologically by date of transmission.


  • Creation: 1946 - 1973


These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition




Elizabeth Coles Taylor papers, 1946-1973
Milissa Burkart
2016 July
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Repository Details

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

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