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Stewart, J.I.M. mss., 1954-1991

Summary Information

Repository:
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Stewart, J. I. M. 1906-

Title
Stewart, J.I.M. mss., 1954-1991

Collection No.
LMC 2429

Extent
ca. 2250 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
The Stewart, J.I.M. mss., ca. 1954-1991, consists of correspondence, financial accounts, and manuscripts of writings by author and Oxford University don, John Innes Macintosh Stewart, 1906-1994.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Stewart took his MA at Oriel College, Oxford, and then taught English at Leeds University, the University of Adelaide in South Australia, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland, and finally Oxford University where he became emeritus in 1973. Stewart had a distinguished career both as a scholar and a novelist. He first began writing mystery novels in the 1930s,using the pseudonym Michael Innes, and over the next fifty years produced highly acclaimed literary biographies of Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling, as well as five other volumes of literary history and criticism; four volumes of short stories; twenty-two works of fiction under his real name; more than fifty novels as Michael Innes; numerous reviews for the Times Literary Supplement and other journals; a series of radio scripts and dramas; and an autobiography titled Michael Innes and Me: A Memoir.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Royalties and other financial records; III. Writings, which includes diaries, lectures, talks and reviews; and, IV. Printed.

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence is both personal and professional for the latter period of his life, including extensive files with his literary agent A.P. Watt and English publisher Victor Gollancz. Also present are financial files involving royalties and tax statements, bills and receipts; a few photographs of Stewart and family; manuscripts, drafts, and some proofs for thirty-six of his published works; a detailed writing diary along with writing "time-lines" ; manuscripts for more than fifty talks and lectures on literature, literary topics, or specific authors; and hundreds of reviews, some in manuscript, some in proof copy and many as clippings or press cuttings. Of particular and special interest are the writing diaries where he describes in great detail the development of characters, the decisions made about what to write next and what to put down for awhile, the various projects that are going on almost simultaneously, the number of words written each day, beginning and completion dates of specific books including projections along the way about how many chapters will be present and completed on what days. It is quite simply a remarkable body of documentation of a writer's working habits.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Purchase. 1997
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Stewart, J.I.M. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 I. Correspondence

General/personal, 1969-1991

(3 folders)


Correspondence with literary agents and publishers (A.P. Watt, Gollancz, etc.), concerning publications, new editions of works, solicitations and submissions of articles, etc., 1975-1990

(10 folders)


Series: Box 2 II. Royalties and other financial records

Accounts received through A.P. Watt Ltd., 1973-1987

(10 folders)


Box 3 Publishers:

Publishers, A - C

(1 folder)


A.P. Watt, 1988-1989. Payments, statements direct from publishers

(2 folders)


Clarenden Press, 1961-1975

(1 folder)


Dodd Mead, 1959-1985

(1 folder)


Publishers, F - N

(1 folder)


Oxford Univ. Press, 1976-1986

(1 folder)


Penguin Books, 1973-1984

(1 folder)


Publishers, R - V.G. Wort

(1 folder)


Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1966-1985

(10 folders)


Viking Press, 1976-1985

(1 folder)


W.W. Norton, 1958-1985

(1 folder)


Weidenfield, 1974; Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö, 1976-1980

(1 folder)


Taxes:

Correspondence with tax accountants, 1975-1986

(2 folders)


Tax accounts/records, 1964-1986

(2 folders)


Foreign tax exemptions, 1980-1983

(1 folder)


Miscellaneous tax-related

(1 folder)


Bills, receipts, etc.

Insurance notices and receipts

(1 folder)


Property and home related, 1960s-1985

(1 folder)


Receipts and vouchers, bank

(1 folder)


Oxford University pay vouchers, 1977-1986

(1 folder)


Pension payments, 1981-1982

(1 folder)


Utilities

(1 folder)


Receipts, misc.

(1 folder)


Miscellaneous financial materials

(1 folder)


Miscellaneous, re: Oxford (class lists)

(1 folder)


Photographs

(1 folder)


Series: Box 4 III. Writings

Subseries: Published works. Arranged alphabetically

An Acre of Grass (Gollancz, 1966). Notes and cancelled pages; printer's manuscript.

(3 folders)


Ampersand Papers (Gollancz, 1978). Printer's ms.; page proofs.

(3 folders)


Andrè (see Parlour 4 and Other Stories)

Andrew and Tobias (Gollancz, 1980).  "own typescript" (photocopy); printer's ms.

(2 folders)


Appleby and Honeybath (Gollancz, 1983). Paste-up ms., T.D.; printer's ms.

(2 folders)


Appleby and the Ospreys (Gollancz, 1986). Paste-up ms., T.D.; printer's ms.; uncorrected proofs, 6 May 1986.

(3 folders)


The Appleby File: Detective Stories (Gollancz, 1975). Manuscript, T.(carbon) D.; printer's ms.

(2 folders)


Box 5 Appleby's Answer (Gollancz, 1973). Printer's ms.

(2 folders)


Appleby's Other Story (Gollancz, 1974). Printer's ms.; proofs for Penguin edition, 1976

(3 folders)


Avery's Mission (Gollancz, 1971). Draft ms., T.D.; photocopy of ms. with corrections: "Approx. as finally revised for V.G" ; "Foul papers" ; printer's ms.

(6 folders)


An Awkward Lie: A Bobby Appleby Story (Gollancz, 1971). Printer's copy

(2 folders)


The Bridge at Arta and Other Stories (Gollancz, 1981). Photocopies of stories; printer's ms.

(2 folders)


Box 6 Carson's Conspiracy (Gollancz, 1984). Original paste-up; printer's ms.

(3 folders)


A Change of Heart (see: Cucumber Sandwiches)

Cucumber Sandwiches and Other Stories (Gollancz, 1969). A Change of Heart, drafts; "The Men," drafts; ms. T.D.; printer's copy

(7 folders)


Flannel Foot (unpublished?). Notes, press-cuttings, etc.; original paste-up

(2 folders)


Full Term (fifth vol. of "A Staircase in Surrey" quintet) (Gollancz, 1978). Original T.D.; paste-up; printer's copy

(6 folders)


Box 7 The Gaudy (Gollancz, 1974) (first of "A Staircase in Surrey" quintet). Printer's ms.; page proofs; "scraps."

(4 folders)


The Gay Phoenix (Gollancz, 1977). Printer's ms.; uncorrected proof.

(3 folders)


[Going It Alone] (Gollancz, 1980). Printer's ms.

The Guardians (Gollancz, 1957). Printer's ms.; "Earlier version (p.134 to the end)"

Honeybath's Haven (Gollancz, 1977). Printer's ms.; uncorrected proof.

(3 folders)


The Last Tresilians (Gollancz, 1963). Original typescript; carbon, drafts, cancels.

(4 folders)


Box 8 Lord Mullion's Secret (Gollancz, 1981). T.D. (final?); printer's ms.

(2 folders)


Madonna of the Astrolabe (fourth of "A Staircase in Surrey" quintet) (Gollancz, 1977). Paste-up ms.; printer's copy.

(6 folders)


Mark Lambert's Supper (Gollancz, 1954). Printer's ms.

(1 folder)


A Memorial Service (third of "A Staircase in Surrey" quintet) (Gollancz, 1976). Paste-up ms.; printer's copy.

(6 folders)


Box 9 A Memorial Service, cont. Printer's copy; printer's T.D., copy 2--carries different corrections and some new pagination.

(3 folders)


Mungo's Dream (Gollancz, 1973). Paste-up ms.; photocopy of ms.

(6 folders)


My Aunt Christina and Other Stories (Gollancz, 1983). Copies from other published versions; paste-up ms.; printer's copy.

(4 folders)


Box 10 Myself and Michael Innes: A Memoir (Gollancz, 1987). Printer's copy.

(2 folders)


The Mysterious Commission (Gollancz, 1974). Original T.D.; printer's copy.

(4 folders)


The Naylors (Gollancz, 1985). Paste-up ms.; photocopy, pp.1-50

(3 folders)


An Open Prison (Gollancz, 1984). Original ms., T.D.; paste-up ms. (printer's copy?); page proofs.

(5 folders)


Our England is a Garden and Other Stories (Gollancz, 1979). Printer's copy

(2 folders)


A Palace of Art (Gollancz, 1962). Paste-up ms.

(2 folders)


Box 11 A Palace of Art, cont. Printer's copy

(2 folders)


Parlour 4 and Other Stories (Gollancz, 1985). André (2 - A.D. and T.D.); Tom Dick and Harry (drafts); printer's ms.; page proofs.

(4 folders)


Pelly and Cullis. Proofs only

Sheiks and Adders (Gollancz, 1982). Paste-up; printer's copy.

(3 folders)


A Staircase in Surrey. "Scraps"

(2 folders).

see also: The Gaudy; Young Pattullo; A Memorial Service; The Madonna of the Astrolabe; Full Term, and Writing diary


Vanderlyn's Kingdom (Gollancz, 1967). Original T.D.; "drafts & scraps."

(6 folders)


Box 12 A Villa in France (Gollancz, 1982). Draft of 1st 60pp., T.D.; photocopy of ms.; printer's copy.

(5 folders)


Young Pattullo (Gollancz, 1975) (second of "A Staircase in Surrey" quintet). Original ms. - paste-up; printer's copy.

(6 folders)


Subseries: Box 12 Diaries

Writing diary, 1968-1985

(7 folders)


Writing diary: notes, outlines, etc.

Writing diary

Gaston, Paul. Interview of J.I.M. Stewart, 1983-1985

2 transcript versions, corrected by J.I.M.S.

Box 13 Writing timelines

Subseries: Box 13 Lectures and Talks. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject or title.

The Beginnings of the Novel (1976)

Forster, E.M.

(2 lectures)


James, Henry

(5 lectures)


Box 14 Johnson, Samuel (1976)

(7 lectures - 2 folders)


Joyce and Lawrence

Joyce Cary and Graham Greene

Keats

(5 lectures - 2 folders)


Milton (1975)

(3 lectures)


Peacock

(5 lectures - 2 folders)


Poets Laureate

Shakespeare Criticism: Dryden to Coleridge

(5 lectures)


Shakespeare's Sonnets

(5 lectures)


["Speech days"]

Strachey, Lytton

Victorian Novels

(6 lectures - 2 folders)


Woolf, Virginia

(4 lectures - 2 folders)


Subseries: Box 14 Other Writings and fragments

The Danish Tragedy (radio drama) 1958

Fragments:

Discoveries in Shakespeare (radio dramas) 1953

Re: Kipling

(2 folders)


Memoirs: discarded

[unidentified] book-length fragment (part of memoirs?)

Sterne, Mackenzie, & Smollett, 1976

Fragments of lectures, speeches, criticism, etc.

misc. short story materials

Reviews. Typescripts or carbons of article-length reviews

Edmund Gosse: A Literary Landscape, by Anne Thwaite

"Thomas Hardy: The Major Novels"

Henry James Letters. vol III, (galley); vol. IV

[Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien] ed. Humphrey Carpenter

"Edgar Wallace, 1875-1932." T.D. and tear sheet from The Times Saturday, February 6, 1982, here titled "The exploits of Edgar Wallace"

Wilson, Angus. Diversity and Depth in Fiction: Selected critical writings of Angus Wilson, ed. by Kerry McSweeney. T.D.

Box 15 Reviews (removed from notebooks). Typescripts, carbons, printed

(3 folders)


Reviews, miscellaneous. Typescripts and photocopies of typescripts

(6 folders)


Reviews. Proofs

Penzler, Otto, ed. Great Detectives. Proofs of "John Appleby" entry by Michael Innes

Series: Box 15 IV. Printed

"Press cuttings," 1954-1978. Removed from notebooks

(2 folders)

(articles mostly about Stewart, but some are by him)


Press cuttings, not from notebooks

Two magazines with J.I.M. Stewart articles

Book review journals with Stewart articles and reviews, 1980-1986. Chiefly London Review of Books; also 2 issues of TLS, and 2 issues of The Washington Post Book World