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Plath mss. II, 1932-1977


Subseries: Box 8 Prose

Fiction

Box 8
Folder 10

A-B

"Above the Oxbow." Typescript with holograph changes and corrections. [ca. 1958]  10 p.

"Among the Bumblebees." Typescript. n.d.  11 p.

"Among the Shadow Throngs. Typescript with holograph corrections. 1949 . 6 p.

"The Attic View." Typescript. Feb. 21, 1948.  8 p.

"Brief Encounter." Typescript carbon with holograph corrections. n.d.  11 p. [See also

[Though Dynasties Pass]

"The Brink." 2 typescripts and carbon. 1948.  5 p. each.

Box 8
Folder 11

C-D

"Change-About in Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen." Typescript. n.d.  11 p.

"The Christmas Heart." Typescript. [1955]  19 p. [Includes rejection note from Woman's Day.]

"Coincidentally Yours." Typescript. n.d.  2 p. [Story notes.]

"The Dark River." 2 typescript drafts. 1949.  6 p., 7 p.

"A Day in June." Typescript with holograph corrections. n.d.  5 p.

"The Day Mr. Prescott Died." Typescript and carbon with holograph corrections. 11 p., 14 p. [early 1955]

"Den of lions." Typescript. n.d.  9 p. [On verso of last page is ink and colored pencil drawing of a house. Accompanied by a note from Mary to Sylvia.]

"Dialogue." Typescript with instructor's comments for English 347a. Jan. 19, 1953.  17 p. Untitled typescript draft with holograph corrections. n.d.  15 p.

Box 8
Folder 12

E-H

"East Wind." Typescript. 1949.  6 p.

"The English Bike." Typescript with holograph corrections. n.d.  5 p. Incomplete typescript draft. n.d.  1 p.

"The Estonian." [See The Latvian]

"First Date." Typescript carbon. 1950."  4 p.

"From the Memoirs of a Baby Sitter." Typescript for 3 English 7. Dec. 2, 1946.  4 p.

"Gramercy Park." 2 typescript carbons. 7 p., 6 p. [One draft has picture of park at beginning.]

"The Green Rock." Typescript carbon with holograph correction. Winter, 1949.  11 p.

"Heat." Typescript with holograph corrections. 1948.  4 p.

"Home Is Where the Heart Is." Typescript with holograph changes. [late 1954?]  9 p. [On versos of each page are typescript drafts of poems, some marked out, some with holograph changes: "Ennui," "Bluebeard," "Terminal" (2 drafts), "To the Boy as God," "Eve Describes her Birthday Party," "March 15 Muse," "Van Winkle's Village," and "The Complex Couch."]

Folder 13 "I lied for Love." Typescript. n.d.  51 p. [early 1953?]

Box 8
Folder 14

I-M

"In This Field We Wander Through." Typescript. 1948.  12 p.

"Initiation." Typescript carbon. July, 1952.  17 p.

"The Island;" a radio play by Mary Ventura and Sylvia Plath. Typescript with holograph corrections. 1949.  7 p.

"The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit" (Max Nix and the Mustard Suit). Typescript carbon with holograph changes. n.d.  13 p.

"The Latvian." 2 typescript drafts with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. Oct. 30, 1951,  9 p., for English 220a [titled The Estonian] and Feb. 29, 1952, 8 p., for English 220b(b).

"Marie." Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. May 4, 1952.  6 p. For English 220b(b).

"Mary Jane's Passport." Typescript and carbon of p. 1 and 2, typescript with holograph corrections of p. 3 and 4. 1946.  [Some overlapping of p. 2 and 3.]

Box 8
Folder 15

M-O

"Mary Ventura." Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. Dec. 14, 1951.  14 p. [For English 220a(b). With critical analysis of the story.]

"Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom." 3 versions. Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. Dec. 12, 1952.  19 p. For English 347a. Typescript and carbon. [1954?] 6 p. With introduction titled "Teen-agers Can Shape the Future." Typescript with holograph changes. n.d.  12 p. With draft of introduction.

"A May Morning." Typescript. May 23, 1946.  2 p.

"A Morning in the Agora." Typescript carbon. Nov. 30, 1946.  3 p.

"The Mummy's Tomb." Typescript. May 17, 1946.  3 p.

"The New Day." Typescript carbon. June 1952.  14 p.

"The New Girl." Typescript with holograph corrections. 1950.  6 p.

Box 8
Folder 16

P-Sl

"The Perfect Set-Up." Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments, and carbon. Sept. 1951.  13 p., 14 p. [Typescript for English 220a]

"Place: A bedroom, Saturday night, in June." Typescript with holograph changes. 1949.  10 p.

"Platinum Summer." Typescript with holograph changes. [1953]  19 p.

"Room in the World." Typescript with instructor's comments. Mar. 7, 1948.  6 p. [A play]

"Sarah." Typescript carbon with holograph corrections. Mar. 7, 1948.  6 p.

"The Shadow." Typescript carbon with holograph changes. [ca. 1959]  14 p.

Box 8
Folder 17

Sm-Sum

"The Smoky Blue Piano." Typescript with holograph changes. [1955]  13 p. Incomplete typescript. 1 p.

"Stardust." Typescript. June 22, 1946.  26 p.

"Stone Boy with Dolphin." Typescript carbon with some holograph corrections. [ca. 1958]  37 p.

"Suburban Nocturne." 2 typescript drafts, 1 with holograph corrections. Nov. 15, 1951.  6 p. For English 220a(b). 1952. 8 p.

Box 8
Folder 18

Sun-Tn

"Sunday at the Minton's." Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes. Holograph notes on verso of p. 1. Spring, 1952.  15 p. Typescript carbon with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. n.d. 16 p. For English 220b(b)

"Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit." Typescript with holograph corrections. [1955]  10 p.

"Sweetie Pie and the Gutter Men." Typescript carbon with holograph changes. [ca. 1958]  17 p.

"That Widow Mangada." Typescript. [ca. 1956]  24 p.

"Though Dynasties Pass." Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. Mar. 14, 1952.  For English 220b(b). [See also Brief Encounter]

Box 8
Folder 19

To-Z

"Tomorrow Begins Today." Typescript with holograph corrections. [Jan. 1955]  5 p. [On verso of p. 1 and 2 are 2 marked out typescript drafts with holograph changes of the poem "Bluebeard."]

"Tongues of Stone." Typescript carbon with holograph corrections. 1 p. Sent to Mademoiselle Fiction Contest, Jan. 30, 1955.

"Victory." Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. Nov. 15, 1946.  2 p. For 3 English 7.

"The Visitor." Typescript with instructor's comments. [1948?] 17 p. For English 21. Typescript carbon with some holograph corrections. Mar. 27, 1948.  7 p. For 21.

"Watch My line." Typescript and carbon. n.d.  2 p.

"Wie Ich Einmal Mein Kleinen Bruder Neckte." Typescript carbon. n.d.  1 p.

Non-Fiction

Box 9
Folder 1

A-R

The Arts in America: 1954.  Collage by a Collegian. Typescript carbon with holograph changes. [1954?] 15 p.

B. and K. at the Claridge's. Typescript carbon. [ca. 1956]  10 p.

Beach Plum Season on Cape Cod. Typescript carbon, with holograph change. [ca. 1958]  4 p.

"Guess where it's heaven to be a girl" [first line]. Typescript with holograph corrections. [ca. 1956]  3 p.

The Ideal Summer. Typescript with holograph changes. Typescript carbon. n.d.  6 p., 7 p.

In Retrospect; A Plea for Moderation, by Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown. Typescript carbon with holograph corrections. [ca. 1951]  4 p.

Leaves from a Cambridge Notebook. Typescript carbon. [ca. 1956]  7 p. [On verso of p. 7 are some holograph notes.]

Poppy Day at Cambridge. Typescript. [ca. 1956]  9 p.

Box 9
Folder 2

S-Z

Smith College in Retrospect. Typescript with holograph changes. n.d.  8 p.

Social Life without Sororities: A Profile of Smith College. Typescript with holograph changes. [ca. 1954]  8 p.

Spring Sketching in Paris. 1 typescript and 1 carbon with holograph corrections. n.d.  5 p., 6 p. Carbon copy carries title:"Americaine in Paris." Included is rejection note from the Christian Science Monitor.

Tea with O[live] H[iggins] P[routy]. Typescript with holograph changes. n.d.  6 p. Included are holograph background notes.

[Various Reviews]. Typescripts with holograph changes. n.d.  6 p. [Untitled reviews of a play, movie, record, etc.]

Wardrobe for Six Weeks in Europe. Typescript with holograph corrections. n.d.  16 p. [Apparently written for Vogue's Prix de Paris contest. Includes fashion articles, party ideas and three poems: Closet Drama, The Desperate Hours, and Checkmate.]

Watching the Water-Voles. Typescript. [ca. 1958]  6 p.

Prose - Letters Home By Sylvia Plath, edited by Aurelia Schober Plath

New York: Harper & Row, 1975. Typescript carbon (1,107 p. in 8 folders) with numerous holograph changes, corrections, and notes. Differs substantially from printed version. Included is one folder of 124 manuscript notes by Aurelia S. Plath that were removed from the original letters. The folders are arranged as follows:


Box 9
Folder 3

Preface. 62 p.

Folder 4 Part One. 167 p.

Folder 5 Part Two. 133 p.

Folder 6 Part Three. 161 p.

Folder 7 Part Four. 161 p.

Folder 8 Part Five. 107 p.

Folder 9 Part Six. 178 p.

Folder 10 Part Seven. 138 p.

Folder 11 Notes. 124 items.