University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Kathleen Farrell:

A Preliminary Inventory of Her Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Farrell, Kathleen, 1912-1999
Title: Kathleen Farrell Papers
Dates: 1940-1999
RLIN Record ID: None
Extent: 12 boxes (5.04 linear feet)
Repository: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

This collection of papers of author Kathleen Farrell contains datebooks, holograph notebooks, holograph and typescript drafts and notes, and a small amount of correspondence, mostly from publishers.

The papers are organized in two series: Series I. Datebooks and Notebooks and Series II: Correspondence, notes, and drafts. The datebooks in Series I. cover the period 1980-1998 and record appointments primarily, with one small notebook containing telephone numbers. The holograph notebooks, from the earliest years of her writing career to the year of her death in 1999, contain novel and short story drafts as well as notes. There are occasional drafts of correspondence. Many notebooks are untitled and contain multiple works; some sections contain diary entries dated sequentially. Often the handwriting is interspersed with shorthand. Many of the notebooks have sections removed, causing detached textblocks and covers. Care should be taken in handling these materials.

Series II. Correspondence, notes, and drafts contains largely manuscript drafts and fragments for short stories and the novel Limitations of Love. The occasional correspondence interspersed with the manuscripts includes the BBC, publishers, and agents. Drafts are often a mixture of typescript and handwritten pages with corrections.



Open for research

Administrative Information


Purchase, 2001 (Reg. no. 14678)

Accessioned by:

Liz Murray, 2001

Kathleen Farrell Papers--Folder List

I. Datebooks and Notebooks

1 Datebooks, 1980-83, 1985-91, 1993-98; notebook with telephone numbers
Holograph notebooks
Box Folder
2 1 Nov. 1940
2 Feb. 1948
3 Aug. 1948
4 Feb. 1952
5 July 1952
6 Dec. 1953-Nov. 1954?
7 Feb. 1956
8 Apr. 1957
9 Dec. 25, 1957-Nov. 1974
Box Folder
3 1 Oct. 1958
2 1960-1968
3 ca. Aug. 1960
4 Nov. 1961, notes for novel
5 1961-1969, includes Maisie novel
6 Oct. 1962-Aug. 1963
7 July 1963
8 1964
Box Folder
4 1 Nov. 1966,"A Glossary of Middle Age: A Novel"
2 1969-1970
3 March 1970-March 1999
4 Aug. 1972,"Landscape of a Middle Age"
5 May 1973
Box Folder
5 1 Oct. 1973,"Episode"
2 March 1983
3-4 Chapter notes
5-6 "Divisions of Love"
7 "Game of Cards"
8 "Hotel Impossible"
9 "Jeff [and] Isabel"
10 "Notes for story"
Box Folder
6 1-6 Untitled, undated notebooks

II. Correspondence, notes, and drafts

Box Folder
6 7-8 Correspondence, notes, and fragments
Box Folder
7 1-3 "Colour on My Mouth" with "Dogs and Lovers"
4 "Dogs and Lovers"
5-6 "A Game of Cards"
Box Folder
8 1 "Hail and Farewell"
2-4 "Limitations of Love"
5 "Lunch with Mr. Politzer"
Box Folder
8 6 Notes
7 Corrected typescript
Box Folder
9 1-3 "Malvolune" cont'd
4 Notes on Greece
5 "Out of Season"
6 Short story typescripts
7-8 "The Talkers," notes and typescript
Box Folder
10 1 "Three Years--Moscow Life"
2-3 "Thomas," includes misc. notes, correspondence, articles, and Olivia Manning obits
4-7 Holograph and typescript notes and drafts
Box Folder
11 1-7 Holograph and typescript notes and drafts, cont'd
Box Folder
12 1-5 Holograph and typescript notes and drafts, cont'd
6 Your Story magazine, #8
7 "The Separation Center" by John Breon, typescript