University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Elizabeth Bowen:

An Inventory of Her Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Descriptive Summary

Creator Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973
Title Elizabeth Bowen Collection
Dates: 1923-1975
Abstract Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen brought a painter's sensitivity to her creative writing, incorporating her memories and experiences into short stories and novels. Her collection is composed largely of works and correspondence and reflects Bowen's long and productive literary career. A small number of legal and financial papers are also present.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-00477
Extent 13 boxes (5.42 linear feet), 1 galley folder
Language: English
Repository: Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth Bowen was the only child born to Henry Cole Bowen and Florence Colley Brown. Though the place of birth on June 7, 1899, was Dublin, her family home was Bowen's Court, near Kildorrey, County Cork, Ireland. Because of her father's law practice, the family divided their residency between Dublin and Bowen's Court. Elizabeth enjoyed a normal Anglo-Irish childhood with her parents until her father suffered a nervous breakdown in 1905 when the pattern changed. Her father was hospitalized off and on for the following few years and, following the advice of his physician, Elizabeth and her mother moved to England to stay with various aunts. As a child Elizabeth insulated herself from stress by paying close attention to her childhood world of the imagination and the part "place" played in her life. A stammar in her speech developed at this time which stayed with her for the rest of her life. Her father recovered by the time she was twelve, but before the family was fully reunited her mother, diagnosed with cancer, died when Elizabeth was thirteen. Maternal aunts, who took over her care, arranged for her to attend a boarding school, Downe House, in Kent, from 1914 to 1917. This school played a significant role in her development as a young woman and as a writer with its emphasis on limiting display of one's feelings and its strong encourgement of sociability at meals. Later Elizabeth was known as a considerate and successful hostess.

Elizabeth enjoyed painting and drawing as a child and in 1918 studied at the London County Council School of Art but withdrew after two terms because of what she considered her limited ability. She was to make use of this painter's sensitivity in her literary work, however. She had done a great deal of creative writing while at Downe House, mainly short stories, and decided this was her calling. She set about incorporating her memories and experiences into her fiction. Rose Macaulay, a friend of the headmistress of Downe House, gave her guidance and introduced her to editors, publishers, literary agents, and others who could help a fledgling writer.

Elizabeth's first volume of short stories, Encounters, was published in 1923, the year she married Alan Charles Cameron, an assistant secretary for education in Northampton. Upon his promotion to Secretary of Education for the city of Oxford she found the intellectual atmosphere of the city conducive to her further development as a writer. Her second volume of stories, Ann Lee's and Other Stories (1926), was followed by her first novel, The Hotel (1927). During her years at Oxford Elizabeth published her second novel, The Last September (1929), and two collections of short fiction, Joining Charles and Other Stories (1929) and The Cat Jumps and Other Stories (1934), as well as three additional novels, Friends and Relations (1931), To the North (1932), and The House in Paris (1935).

In 1935 Elizabeth and Alan moved to Regent's Park in London, which furthered her career. She began writing reviews for the Tatler and in 1938 her novel, the Death of the Heart, was published, followed by Look at All Those Roses: Short Stories in 1941. World War II played a dominant role in her writing as well as in her life. She became an Air Raid Precautions warden which brought her into contact with people she would not have known otherwise and opened up new avenues of interest for her writing. Also she and Alan often experienced the effects of the bombing raids on their own home in Regent's Park. Two of her works from this period, her novel The Heat of the Day (1949) and The Demon Lover, and Other Stories (1945), are considered by some to be among the best records of London during the war.

After the war Elizabeth continued to write short stories and essays, and produced three additional novels, A World of Love (1955), The Little Girls (1964), and Eva Trout; or, Changing Scenes (1968) for which she received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1970. She wrote essays and reviews for the Tatler, the Cornhill Magazine, the New Statesman and Nation, the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, Harpers, and the Saturday Review of Literature, among others, and became associate editor of London Magazine. After her husband's death in 1952 she spent part of every year in the United States lecturing and working as a writer in residence. Elizabeth Bowen died of lung cancer at her home at Hythe in Kent on February 22, 1973.

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and correspondence make up the bulk of the Elizabeth Bowen Collection, 1923-1975, and reflect Bowen's literary career. The material is organized into four series: I. Works, 1926-1975 (9.5 boxes), II. Correspondence, 1923-1969 (2 boxes), III. Financial and Legal Papers, 1927-1947 (1 box), and IV. Miscellaneous, 1951-1967 (.5 box). Within each series the material is arranged alphabetically by title or author. This collection was previously accessible only through a card catalog, but has been re-cataloged as part of a retrospective conversion project.

The Works Series consists of holograph drafts, typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and fragments of novels, stories, articles, essays, radio broadcasts, lectures, reviews, and translations. The Center has manuscript holdings for the majority of Bowen's novels, including Eva Trout (1968), Friends and Relations (1931), The Heat of the Day (1948), The Hotel (1927), The House in Paris (1935), The Last September (1929), The Little Girls (1963), To the North (1932), and A World of Love (1955). Collections of short stories include Ann Lee's and Other Stories (1926), and Joining Charles and Other Stories (1929); in addition, there are manuscripts for numerous short stories which were published separately in various periodicals; and for unfinished and unpublished works. Manuscripts for her nonfiction works include English Novelists (1942), The Shelbourne (1951), and A Time in Rome (1960). Autobiographical works include Bowen's Court (1942), Pictures and Conversations (1975), published posthumously, and Seven Winters (1962). The radio broadcasts were mainly for the BBC on a variety of topics ranging from literary figures, books, and places, to plays she adapted from her stories for radio.

The Correspondence Series consists principally of letters regarding Bowen's literary work. Outgoing letters occupy two folders and were written chiefly to her literary agents at Curtis Brown; to various publications such as Blarney Magazine, Contact Publications, the Cork Examiner, and Everybody's; and to the Golden Cockerel Press; also to literary friends Joe Ackerley, Daniel George, Glyn Jones, and Grover Smith. Correspondence from Bowen can also be found with incoming correspondence as she had the habit of responding on the verso of incoming letters.

Incoming letters are more numerous and include an extensive correspondence from her literary agents at Curtis Brown; letters from the above mentioned publications, as well as others; and letters from publishers Eyre & Spottiswoode; Longmans, Green, and Co.; and Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd. Among the literary figures represented by correspondence are C. M. Bowra, Agatha Christie, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Cyril Connolly, A. E. Coppard, Cecil Day-Lewis, T. S. Eliot, Graham Greene, Rosamund Lehmann, Rose Macaulay, Ottoline Morrell, John Middleton Murry, Sean O'Faolain, William Plomer, Edward Charles Sackville-West, William Sansom, Eleanor Sarton, Stephen Spender, Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh Walpole, Evelyn Waugh, Veronica Wedgwood, H. G. Wells, Eudora Welty, Edmund Wilson, and Virginia Woolf.

Series III, Financial and Legal Papers, includes royalty statements, tax records, and lists of memoranda of agreement with various publishing companies for publishing rights to Bowen's works. The small Miscellaneous Series contains two typescripts of works by Eudora Welty, "The Bride of the Innisfallen" and "The Wand."

Elsewhere in the Center are eight Vertical File folders which contain newspaper and periodical clippings of articles written by and about Bowen, reviews of her works, and a slim envelope containing items removed from her books, and two scrapbooks of press clippings. There is one photograph of Bowen in the Literary File of the Photography Department. Correspondence and manuscripts relating to the publication of Elizabeth Bowen: A Bibliography by J'Nan M. Sellery and William O. Harris are found in the Ransom Center Archives.



Open for research

Index Terms

Bowra, C. M. (Cecil Maurice), 1898-1971.
Coppard, A. E. (Alfred Edgar), 1878-1957.
Day-Lewis, Cecil, 1904-1972.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Sterns), 1888-1965.
Hartley, L. P. (Leslie Poles), 1895-1972.
Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901- .
Macaulay, Rose, Dame.
Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938.
Plomer, William, 1903-1973.
Sarton, May, 1912- .
Spender, Stephen, 1909- .
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1912-1975.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.
Wells, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Welty, Eudora, 1909- ,
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Curtis Brown, Inc.
Authors, English--20th century.
Ireland in literature.
War in literature.
Women novelists, Irish--20th century.
Women and literature--Ireland--History--20th century.
Document Types
Financial records.
Galley proofs.

Related Material

Other manuscripts and letters by Bowen can be found in the collections of T. I. F. Armstrong, Jocelyn Brooke, A. E. Coppard, Kay Dick, Graham Greene, Rayner Heppenstall, John Lehmann, London Magazine, Compton Mackenzie, Carson McCullers, Ottoline Morrell, PEN, J. B. Priestley, and R. S. Scott-James.

Administrative Information


Purchases and gifts, 1964-1995 (R2030, R2301, R5155, R6434, R6487, R7629, R8477, R8478, R13296, R13494)

Processed by

Sally M. Nichols, 1998


Dictionary of Literary Biography, v. 15 (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Co., 1983).

Dictionary of Literary Biography, v. 162 (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Co., 1996).

Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978).

Folder List

Series I. Works, 1926-1975

Untitled stories
box folder
1 1 Fragment, nd,
About Amy Ticer, nd,
About Ellen Nevin, nd,
About Leonard Osten, two typescripts with corrections, nd,7pp and 9pp
box folder
1 2 Alfred Knopf, article, nd,
3 Ann Lee's and Other Stories (1926), nd,
4 Anna, novel, chapters 1-4, nd,
5 Ar-Beg
"The Art of Reserve; or the Art of Respecting Boundaries," article, nd,
Attractive Modern Houses, story, nd,
Autobiographical material for the Broadsheet, nd,
Autobiographical note, 3 carbon copy typescripts, two with corrections, nd, 6pp each
Autobiographical note for Everywoman, nd,
Autobiographical note for Mademoiselle, typescript with corrections, nd, carbon copy, 1953,
2pp each
"The Bazaar," story, nd,
"The Beauty of Being Your Age," essay, nd,
"Beginning of This Day," story, nd,
box folder
1 6 Notes on Proust, holograph draft, nd,
7 Typescript and carbon copy with revisions, nd,
35pp each
8 "Biographical Note" (1948), two carbon copy typescripts, 1948,
1p and 2pp
9-10 Bowen's Court (1942), nonfiction, typescript with extensive revisions, nd,
box folder
2 1 Bowen's Court (cont.)
2 "Britain in Autumn "(1950), essay, nd,
3 Broadcasts, A-L
"A Year I Remember - 1918,"1949,
"Books that Grow Up with One,"1949,
"The Confidante,"1943,
"Crises," 1947, 9pp; agreement with the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1947, 2pp
"The Cult of Nostalgia,"1951,
"Elizabeth Bowen and Jocelyn Brooke,"1950,
"Elizabeth Bowen to V.S. Pritchett,"nd,
"How I Write," a discussion between Elizabeth Bowen and Glyn Jones, 1950,
"Impressions of Czechoslovakia," typescript with corrections, nd; carbon copy, 1948,
3pp each
Interview with Elizabeth Bowen by John Bowen, William Craig, W. N. Ewer, 1959,
"London Revisited as Seen by Fanny Burney,"nd,
box folder
2 4 Broadcasts, "New Judgment; Elizabeth Bowen on Jane Austen,"typescript photocopy with corrections, 1942, 14pp; typescript photocopy, 1948, 24pp
5 "By the Unapproachable Sea," article, 1943,
6 C-English Fiction
"Christmas Games," story, nd,
"A Day in the Dark," article, offprint with corrections, nd, 11pp; typescript with corrections, nd, 5pp
"The Demon Lover," story preface, typescript, 1945, 7pp; broadcast of a talk on BBC by Henry Reed, typescript, 1945, 3pp
box folder
2 6 "Disappointment" (1954), essay, carbon copy typescript, nd, 3pp; carbon copy typescript with corrections, 1953, 8pp
"The Disinherited" (1941), story, nd,
"Encounters," story preface, 1949,
"English Fiction at Mid-Century" (1953), essay,
box folder
2 7-8 "English Novelists," literary history, 1942,
9 "Eudora Welty," article, nd,
Eva Trout (1968), novel
box folder
3 1-3 Typescript with revisions, nd,
Part I
box folder
3 4 Carbon copy with corrections, nd,
5 Rejected drafts of chapters 1-3, 5, 7, typescript and carbon copy with revisions, nd,
6 Chapters 1-3, 5-12, typescript and carbon copy with corrections, nd,
box folder
4 1 Part II, chapters 1-3, typescript and carbon copy with corrections, nd,
2-3 Rejected pages, typescript and carbon copies with revisions, nd,
4 Ex-Fo
"Exclusion" (1962), essay, nd,
"Fairies at the Christening," story, nd,
"Firelight in the Flat" (1934), story, nd,
"Flowers Will Do," story, nd,
"Folkestone 1945" (1946), essay, nd,
box folder
4 5 Friends and Relations (1931), novel, bound holograph draft with revisions, nd,
6 G-The Good Earl
"Ghost story," story, nd,
"Girlhood," essay, nd,
"The Good Earl" (1946), story, typescript with emendations, nd, 16pp; typescript and carbon copy with corrections, nd, 18pp
box folder
4 7 "The Good Tiger" (1964), children's story, typescript with corrections, 1964, 10pp; typescript with emendations, nd, 33pp; carbon copy with revisions, nd, 25pp; carbon copy with corrections, nd, 33pp
box folder
5 1 "Hand in Glove" (1952), story, two carbon copy typescripts with corrections, 1952, 14pp each
The Heat of the Day (1948), novel
box folder
5 2-4 Chapters 1-17, holograph draft and typescript with revisions and inserts, nd,
5 Publisher's blurb, nd,
Holograph corrections to text of printed book, nd,
box folder
5 6 "Her Table Spread" (1930), story, nd,
7 "Home for Christmas" (1955), essay, nd,
8 The Hotel (1927), novel, bound holograph draft with revisions, nd,
box folder
6 1 The House in Paris (1935), novel, bound holograph draft with revisions, nd,
2 "Hungary" (1948), essay, two carbon copy typescripts, 1948, 10pp each
3 I
"I Died of Love" (1946), story, nd,
"I Hear You Say So" (1945), story, galley proof, nd, 3pp [removed to Galley Files]
"The Idea of France" (1944), essay,
"The Idea of the Home," essay, nd,
"In the Square" (1941), story, nd,
Index to the Letters of Flaubert, nd,
box folder
6 4 "The Inherited Clock" (1944), story, two typescripts with revisions, nd, 22pp and 29pp
Introduction to The Observer Prize stories, two galley proofs, nd, 2pp each [removed to Galley Files]
box folder
6 5 "Ireland," essay, nd,
6 "Jane Austen" (1936), essay, nd,
7 Joining Charles and Other Stories (1929), holograph draft with revisions, nd,
Kinsale, Son et Lumière
box folder
6 8 Historical notes, typescript and carbon copy, nd,
9 Script, carbon copy typescript with corrections, nd, 48pp; typescript photocopy, nd, 35pp
10 "The Last Bus" (1944), story, 1944,
The Last September (1929), novel
box folder
7 1 Bound holograph draft with emendations, nd,
2 Broadcast, typescript, 1948,
Preface to 2nd ed. (1952), typescript with revisions, nd,
box folder
7 3 Lectures
"Language," two holograph drafts, nd,
4pp and 6pp
Notes for lectures at Vassar College on the short story, in two spiral notebooks, nd
"The Poetic Element in Fiction," typescript with emendations, and carbon copy, 1950,
14pp each
The Little Girls (1963), novel
box folder
7 4 Holograph notes in spiral notebook, nd,
5 Typescript and carbon copy, incomplete, with emendations, nd,
6 Typescript and carbon copy fragments, nd,
7-9 Typescript and carbon copy with revisions, nd,
box folder
8 1 Corrections, holograph draft, nd,
2 "The Little Girl's Room" (1933), story, nd,
3 Lo-Lz
"Look at All Those Roses" (1941), story, nd
"Lost Art of Living" (1948), essay,
box folder
8 4 Ma-Mi
"Mainie Jellett" (1944), essay, nd,
"The Man and the Boy," story, nd,
box folder
8 4 "Miss Jolley Has No Plans for the Future," story, nd,
"Miss Willis" (1952), essay,
box folder
8 5 "The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met" (1944), essay, nd,
6 Mov-Mz
"The Move-In," chapter 1 of an unfinished novel, 1973,
"Mysterious Kôr" (1944), story, nd,
box folder
8 7 Now-Pa
"Now the Day Is Over," story, nd,
"On Giving a Present" (1953), essay, nd,
"Only Young Once," story, nd,
"Opening up the House" (1945), essay, nd,
"Outrageous Ladies" (1956), essay, typescript with revisions, carbon copy, nd,
6pp and 8pp
"Paris Peace Conference: 1946," essay, nd,
"Paris Peace Conference: Some Impressions," essay, nd,
Pictures and Conversations (1975), memoirs
box folder
8 8 Holograph notes, in three spiral notebooks, nd,
9 Chapter I, Origins
Holograph in notebook, nd,
Typescripts, nd
With revisions,
With emendations,
box folder
8 10 Chapter II, Places, holograph draft and typescript with revisions, nd, 12pp; typescript and carbon copy draft fragments, nd, 27pp; typescript and carbon copy with corrections, nd, 23pp each
11 Chapter III, People, typescript and carbon copy with corrections, nd, 7pp; typescript, trial endings, nd, 3pp; typescript draft fragments, nd, 11pp
12 Prefaces to
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1951,
Persuasion by Jane Austen, typescript with emendations and carbon copy, nd,
9pp each
The Second Ghost Book, ed. by Cynthia Asquith, typescript, nd; and carbon copy, 1952,
4pp each
The Stories and Poems of Elizabeth Bibesco, nd,
Tomato Cain by Nigel Kneale, two carbon copies with corrections, 1949,4pp each
box folder
8 13 R
"Reduced" (1935), story, nd,
"Regent's Park and St. John's Wood" (1949), contribution to Flower of Cities, ed. by Max Parrish, two typescripts with emendations, nd, 6pp and 8pp; two carbon copies with emendations, 1949, 8pp and nd, 9pp
box folder
8 14 Reviews of
Arnold Bennett by Reginald Pound, entitled "Celebrity," two carbon copy typescripts with corrections, 1952, 4pp each
Dr. E. OE. Somerville, a Biography, by Geraldine Cummins, entitled "The Big Master," 1952,
Dublin: 1660-1860 by Maurice Craig, nd,
The Fire in the Dust by Francis Macmanus, entitled "Fire and Water,"nd,
Ireland and the Irish by Charles Duff, entitled "Come to Ireland,"1952,
James Joyce's Dublin by Patricia Hutchins, entitled "Immortal City,"nd,
Late Arrival by Martha Edith Almedingen, 1952,
Portrait of a Genius, But... by Richard Aldington, 1950,
Sheridan le Fanu by Nelson Browne, entitled "The Land Behind,"nd,
box folder
8 14 Wait Now! by Rachel Knappett, entitled "Explorer,"1952,
A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf, entitled "What I Now Want To Do...,"nd,
box folder
8 15 Seven Winters (1962), autobiographical, two typescripts with corrections, nd, 25pp and 26pp; carbon copy with corrections, nd, 26pp
16 Sh-Sti
The Shelbourne (1951), nonfiction, chapter I, "Today," nd,
"The Short Story in England" (1945), essay, two carbon copy typescripts, one with corrections, 1945, 8pp each
"Songs My Father Sang Me" (1944), story, nd,
"Sources of Influence" (1953), essay, nd,
"Still the Moon," story, nd,
box folder
8 17 "The Story of the Nativity of Jesus; a Reflection," play, nd,
box folder
9 1 T-Th
"A Thing of the Past" (1944), story, nd,
"Thoughts in New York" (1950), essay,
A Time in Rome (1960), nonfiction
box folder
9 2 Prelims, 1960, holograph draft and printer's mock-up; typescript and carbon copy,
4pp each
Chapters 1-2, nd, holograph draft with revisions, 52pp; holograph and typescript versions with revisions and inserts, 79pp
box folder
9 3 Chapter 1, "The Confusion," typescript, incomplete, with corrections, nd, 17pp; typescript, nd, 28pp; two carbon copies with revisions, nd, 16pp and 21pp
4 To the North (1932), novel, bound holograph draft with revisions, nd,
5 "The Tommy Crans" (1930), story, boxed, nd,
6 "Toys" (1944), essay, carbon copy typescript with corrections,
7 Translations of
"Colère" by Jacques de Lacretelle, nd,
"L'Education Sentimentale" by Flaubert, nd,
box folder
9 8 The Letters of Flaubert, typescript, nd, 38pp; incomplete typescript, nd, 14pp; carbon copy with corrections, nd, 40pp
9 Le Temps Retrouvé by Marcel Proust
Vol. I, p. 7, holograph draft with corrections, nd, 7pp; typescript with corrections, nd, 5pp
Vol. II, pps. 9-261, holograph with corrections, nd, 48pp; carbon copy typescript with corrections, nd, 31pp
box folder
9 10 "Was It an Art?," essay, typescript, nd,
11 "Why Do I Write?," an exchange of views between Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, and V. S. Pritchett (1948), composite holograph draft, typescript, and carbon copies, nd,
12 "Woman's Place in the Affairs of Man" (1961), article, typescript with emendations,
box folder
10 1 "Women in Love," nd, story, typescript with corrections, 26pp; incomplete carbon copy, nd, 21pp
2-3 A World of Love (1955), novel, chapters I-XI, typescript with revisions and inserts, nd,

Series II. Correspondence, 1923-1969

Subseries A. Outgoing, 1931-1966
box folder
10 4 A-Z
5 Curtis Brown Ltd., 1944-1961
Subseries B. Incoming, 1923-1969
box folder
10 6 Unidentified; A-C
box folder
11 1-4 Curtis Brown Ltd., 1924-1964
5 D-I
6 J-M
7 N-R
8 Plomer, William, 1935-1963, nd
box folder
12 1 S-Z
2 Sarton, Eleanor May, 1936-1938
3 Welty, Eudora, 1951, nd
4 Woolf, Virginia, 1932-1939, nd

Series III. Financial and Legal Papers, 1927-1947

box folder
12 5-6 Financial records, 1944-1956
7 List of memoranda of agreement in the collection, nd
Memoranda of agreement with
box folder
12 8 A-B
Albatross Verlag, 1935-1938
Albert Bonnier, Ltd., 1943-1946
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1932-1941
Arnaldo Mondador, 1945-1946
box folder
13 1 C-K
Constable and Co., Ltd., 1927-1929
Det Schonbergske Forlag, 1946
The Dial Press, 1927-1947
The Director of Information Services of the Control Office for Germany and Austria, nd
E. Mawby Green and Edward Allan (or Allen) Feilbert, 1940-1943
Les Editions de Jenune Parque, 1946
Ernst G. Mortensens Forlag, 1946
Fontaine, 1945
His Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1947, nd
The House in Paris, Inc., 1943
Humphrey Milford, publisher to the University of Oxford, 1945
Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 1940-1947
box folder
13 2 L-Z
Librarie Gallimard, 1939
Librarie Plon, 1938
Longmans, Green, and Co., Ltd., 1939-1943
Luis de Caralt, 1944-1946
Maurice Fridberg, 1946
Oxford University Press, 1946
Penguin Books, 1945
Sfinx, 1946
Strand Film Company, Ltd., 1942
Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1931-1938

Series IV. Miscellaneous, 1951-1967

box folder
13 3 Welty, Eudora
"The Bride of the Innisfallen," typescript with corrections, 1951,
"The Wand," typescript with corrections, nd,
box folder
13 4 Envelopes and folders

Index of Correspondents

Index entries followed by the notation (from Bowen) indicate people to whom Bowen wrote. Box and folder numbers followed followed by a number in parenthesis indicate the number of items by (or to) that person. No parenthetical notation indicates there is just one item.

So in the example:

Ackerley, J. R. (Joe Randolph), 1896-1967--10.4 (from Bowen), 10.6 (3)

there is one item from Bowen in box 10, folder 4; and three items from Ackerley in box 10, folder 6.

  • Ackerley, J. R. (Joe Randolph), 1896-1967--10.4 (from Bowen), 10.6 (3)
  • Aguilar, F. W. d'--10.6
  • Asquith, Cynthia, Lady, 1887-1960--10.6
  • Bayley, John--10.6
  • Benson, Stella, 1892-1933--10.6
  • Betjeman, John, Sir, 1906- --10.6 (2)
  • Blarney Magazine--10.4 (from Bowen), 10.6
  • Bowes-Lyon, Lilian Helen, 1895-1949--10.6
  • Bowra, C. M. (Cecil Maurice), 1898-1971--10.6 (6)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation--10.6 (6; 2 from Bowen)
  • British Council--10.4 (2 from Bowen), 10.6 (3)
  • Brooke, Jocelyn--10.6
  • Calder-Marshall, Arthur, 1908- --10.6
  • Cameron, A. C.--10.6
  • Charleville Historical and Archaeological Society--10.6 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976--10.6
  • Colefax, Sibyl Halsey, Lady, d. 1950--10.6
  • Collins, Norman, 1907- --10.6
  • Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969--10.6 (5)
  • Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974--10.6
  • Contact Publications Ltd.--10.4 (from Bowen)
  • Coppard, A. E. (Alfred Edgar), 1878-1957--10.6 (10)
  • The Cork Examiner (Cork, Ireland)--10.4 (from Bowen), 10.6
  • Cornhill Magazine--10.6
  • Crankshaw, Edward--10.6
  • Curtis Brown Ltd.--10.5 (204 from Bowen), 11.1-4 (467)
  • Curzon, Clifford, 1907- --10.6
  • Day-Lewis, Cecil, 1904-1972--11.5 (12)
  • Day-Lewis, Jill--11.5
  • Dublin University--See Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
  • The Editor Magazine--11.5
  • Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965--11.5 (12)
  • Everybody's (London)--10.4 (from Bowen), 11.5 (2)
  • Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd.--11.5
  • Family Doctor--11.5
  • George, Daniel--10.4 (from Bowen), 11.5
  • George Allen & Unwin--11.5
  • Gibbings, Robert, 1889-1958--See Golden Cockerel Press
  • Golden Cockerel Press--10.4 (5 from Bowen), 11.5 (8)
  • Great Britain. Control Office for Germany and Austria--10.4 (from Bowen), 11.5
  • Great Britain. Foreign Office--10.4 (3 from Bowen), 11.5 (2)
  • Greene, Graham, 1904- --11.5
  • Groves, John Stuart--10.4 (from Bowen)
  • Hampshire, Stuart, 1914- --11.5 (3)
  • Hartley, L. P. (Leslie Poles), 1895-1972--11.5 (12)
  • Hayward, John, 1905-1965--11.5 (5)
  • Higgins, Claire Macfarlane--See Macfarlane, Claire
  • Hopkins, Gerard, 1892- --11.5 (6)
  • Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942--11.5
  • Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975--11.5
  • Iowa. University. Iowa Writers' Workshop--See Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • Iowa Writers' Workshop--11.5 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Irish Housewives Association--10.4 (2 from Bowen), 11.5 (4)
  • Irish Writing--11.5
  • James Barrie Books Ltd.--11.6
  • Jameson, Storm, 1897- --11.6
  • Jenkins, Elizabeth, 1907- --11.6 (2)
  • Jones, Glyn, 1905- --10.4 (4; 3 from Bowen)
  • Kendall, William Sergeant, 1869-1938--11.6
  • Kennedy, Margaret, 1896-1967--11.6 (6)
  • Laskowsky, Birgit--11.6
  • Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901- --11.6 (17)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science. Arts Club--11.6 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Longmans, Green, and Co.--11.6
  • Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938--11.6 (3)
  • Macaulay, Rose, Dame--11.6 (11)
  • MacCarthy, Desmond, 1877-1952--11.6
  • Macfarlane, Claire, 1906- --10.4 (from Bowen), 11.6 (2)
  • Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953--11.6
  • Mayne, Ethel Colburn, d. 1941--11.6
  • Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938--11.6 (8)
  • Morris, Mrs.--9.12
  • Mortimer, Raymond, 1895-1980--11.6 (5)
  • Murdoch, Iris, 1919- --11.6
  • Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957--11.6
  • Myers, Elizabeth, 1912-1947--11.6 (2)
  • News Chronicle (London, England)--11.7
  • O'Faolain, Sean, 1900- --11.7 (3)
  • Origo, Iris, 1902- --11.7
  • Oxford University. Delegacy for Extra-mural Studies--See University of Oxford
  • Oxford University Press--11.7
  • Piper, David--11.7
  • Plomer, William, 1903-1973--11.8 (36)
  • Pritchett, V. S. (Victor Sawdon), 1900- --11.7 (4)
  • Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958--11.7 (4)
  • Rose Bruford Training College of Speech and Drama--11.7 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945--11.7
  • Royde-Smith, Naomi--11.7 (3)
  • Sackville-West, Edward, Hon., 1901-1965--12.1 (6)
  • Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962--12.1
  • Salisbury, Cicely Alice (Gore) Gascoyne-Cecil, marchioness of--12.1 (2)
  • Sansom, William, 1912- --12.1 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Sarton, May, 1912- --12.2 (9)
  • Schonbergske Forlag--12.1 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Sedgwick, Anne Douglas, 1873-1935--12.1
  • Shand, William, 1902- --10.4 (from Bowen)
  • Sharpe, Violet--12.1
  • Sidgwick, Ethel, 1877- --12.1 (3)
  • Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.--12.1 (9; 1 from Bowen)
  • Smith, Grover--10.4 (4 from Bowen)
  • Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946--12.1
  • The Spectator (London, England)--12.1 (2)
  • Spender, Stephen, 1909- --12.1 (12)
  • Sunday Chronicle (London, England)--12.1 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Tatler and Bystander--12.1 (3)
  • Taylor, Elizabeth, 1912-1975--12.1 (12)
  • The Times Literary Supplement--12.1 (2; 1 from Bowen)
  • Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Elizabethan Society--10.4 (from Bowen), 12.1
  • Unidentified author--10.6
  • University of Oxford. Delegacy for Extra-mural Studies--10.4 (4 from Bowen), 12.1 (4)
  • Vaughan College--10.4 (2 from Bowen), 12.1 (2)
  • Walker, H. J.--12.1
  • Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941--12.1
  • Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966--12.1 (5)
  • Wedgwood, C. V. (Cicely Veronica), 1910- --12.1 (2)
  • Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946--12.1 (8)
  • Welty, Eudora, 1909- --12.3 (16)
  • Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972--12.1
  • Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941--12.4 (38)