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Herbert S. Gorman Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Gorman, Herbert Sherman, 1893-1954

Herbert Gorman (1893-1954) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He began his literary career in the newspaper business, first as a reporter and then as an editor on several New York newspapers, including the Times and the Herald Tribune. At the same time, he contributed poetry, articles, and book reviews to magazines and was the author of twenty books, mostly historical novels and biographies. Gorman and his wife, Jean Wright Gorman, compiled and wrote an introduction to The Peterborough Anthology (1923), a collection of the works of poets at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire.

The collection consists, for the most part, of manuscripts, galleys, and notes for six of Gorman's historical novels - The Scottish Queen (1932), The Mountain and the Plain (1936), The Brave General (1942), Wine of San Lorenzo (1945), The Cry of Dolores (1948), and The Breast of the Dove (1950)--and one unfinished semi-autobiographical novel, "The Piper's Son," but the papers also contain an unpublished collection of Gorman's poems, adaptations of novels for radio, such as Pere Goriot and Don Quixote, several articles, reviews, and fragments of a play, "Ygraine," which Gorman wrote at age 16. Although Gorman is known for his two biographies of James Joyce, only four pages of notes on this subject exist in the collection. Also included are several photographs of Gorman, bibliographies of his works, and a small amount of correspondence.

The collection has been organized into the following series:

The Gorman papers were given to Princeton University in December 1977 by Mrs. Herbert Gorman, following the suggestion of Edward Naumburg, Jr., Princeton Class of 1924.

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This collection was processed by Jessica Dye in 2004. Finding aid written by Jessica Dye, Princeton Class of 2005 in 2004.

The following books by and about James Joyce from Gorman's library were received with the collection but have since been dispersed:

James Joyce, Stephen Hero, New York, 1944.

James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake, New York, 1939.

James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, New York, 1916 (1928).

James Joyce, Dubliners, New York, 1922.

James Joyce, Anna Livia Plurabelle, Criterion No. 15, London, 1930.

James Joyce, Haveth Childers Everywhere, Criterion No. 26, 1931.

James Joyce, Ulysses, New York, 1937.

Herbert Gorman, James Joyce, 1939.

Samuel Beckett et al, Our Examination Round His Factification of Work in Progress, Paris, 1929.

Campbell and Robinson, A Skeleton Key to Finnegan's Wake, New York, 1944.

Catalogue of a Collection of the Works of James Joyce, Newberry Library, 1948. [insc: For Herbert Gorman, signed James F. Spoerri]

Richard Ellman, The Backgrounds of Ulysses, Kenyon Review, XVI, No. 3, 1954.

Louis Golding, James Joyce, London, 1933.

Here and Now, January 1949.

James Joyce: An Exhibition, Paris, 1949.

James Joyce: An Exhibition, Carbondale, 1957.

Stanislaus Joyce, Recollections of James Joyce, New York, 1950.

C.G. Jung, Ulysses: A Monologue, New York, 1949 (orig. Wirklichkeit der Seele, 1934).

A.M. Klein, A Shout in the Street, reprinted from New Directions 13 (inscribed)

Harry Levin, James Joyce, Connecticut, 1941.

Mercure de France, May, 1950.

R.F. Roberts, Biographical Notes on James Joyce's Ulysses (inscribed)

W.Y. Tindall, James Joyce: His Way of Interpreting the Modern World, London, 1950.

Subject Tracings

Joyce, James: 1882-1941 (subject) 4/27

Skinner, Otis: 1858-1942 1/1

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Jessica Dye, Princeton Class of 2005
Finding Aid Date
2004
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Open for research/

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of miscellaneous letters of Herbert S. Gorman from 1931-1960.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Letters, 1931-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of the manuscripts for works of Herbert S. Gorman, including novels, plays, poetry, and miscellaneous prose.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into four subseries: Novels, Plays, Poems, and Miscellaneous Prose.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts for novels such as The Scottish Queen, The Brave General, and The Breast of the Dove, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

5 boxes

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1 box

working notebook, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Foreword and chapter 1, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 2, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 3, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 4, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 5, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 6, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 7, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 8, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 9, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 10, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 11, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 12, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 13, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chapter 14, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Appendices, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

working notebook, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Front matter and pp. 1-45, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 46-83, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 84-113, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 114-146, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 147-181, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 182-219, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 220-250, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 251-283, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 284-320, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 321-359, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 360-389, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 390-421, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 422-452, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 453-481, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 482-511, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 512-539, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 540-569, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 570-602, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 603-635, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 636-675, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 676-702, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 703-733, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 734-759, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 760-780, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

addenda, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 folder

working notes, corrections, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Alamo" front matter and prelude, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Alamo" prelude, dates not examined. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Book one: "Las Golondrinas", dates not examined. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Book two: "Buena Vista", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Book two: "Buena Vista", dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Book three: "Puebla", dates not examined. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Book four: "Ciudad de Mexico", dates not examined. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Book five: "Cerro del Destino", dates not examined. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Coda: "Washington", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

front matter, galleys, pp. 1-25, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 26-50, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 51-75, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 76-100, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 101-125, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 126-152, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 153-177, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 178-201, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 202-225, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 225-248, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 249-273, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 274-291, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 292-316, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 317-341, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 342-365, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 366-390, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 391-414, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 415-433, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 434-453, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 454-474, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 475-494, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

(Note: this manuscript was found in no discernible order and has been foldered as found)

Physical Description

1 box

working notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 2, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 3, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 4, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 5, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 6, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 7, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 8, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 9, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 10, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 11, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 12, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 13, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 14, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 15, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 16, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 17, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 18, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Folder 19, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

[unpublished], working notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Working notebook I, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Working notebook II, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Working notebook III, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Working notebook IV, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Front matter and pp. 1-16, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 17-43, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 44-68, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 69-88, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 89-104, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 105-128, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 129-148, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 149-173, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 174-192, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 193-214, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 215-233, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 234-256, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 257-270, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 271-290, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 291-310, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 311-330, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 331-356, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 357-378, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 379-398, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 399-428, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 429-460, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 461-491, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified pages, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified pages, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reader's note, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sirocco, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(author's plan for a projected novel)

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts for plays such as Ygraine, as well as radio adaptations for plays.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Ygraine, Act I, 1909. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ygraine, Notes for Act III, part of Act IV, plus unidentified pages, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arms and the Man, radio adaptation, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Handbook for the radio series The World's Greatest Novels, dates not examined. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Don Quixote, radio adaptation, dates not examined. 5 folders.
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5 folders

The Heart of Midlothian, radio adaptation, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Pere Goriot, radio adaptation, dates not examined. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

The Count of Monte Cristo, radio adaptation, dates not examined. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of poems included in the projected book, Collected Poems of Herbert Gorman, as well as ten poems not included in the book.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

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1 box

Part 1, dates not examined. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Parts 2 and 3, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Part 3 (cont'd), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Part 4, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Part 5, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

10 poems not included in projected book, miscellaneous notes and fragments, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of miscellaneous prose by Herbert S. Gorman.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous Prose, dates not examined. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of material such as The Mountain and the Plain (galley proofs) and promotional material for The Scottish Queen and Jonathan Bishop, as well as others.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Thematic Overture, an introduction to The Mountain and the Plain, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Mountain and the Plain, galley proofs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Mountain and the Plain, galley proofs, dates not examined. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Two articles: "The Daughter of the Donne" and "The Man with the Seeing Eye" (two copies), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Book reviews: Mr. W and I: Diary of Caroline Webster and The Years of Endurance by Arthur Bryant, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Promotional material: The Scottish Queen and Jonathan Bishop, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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