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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Scrimgeour, Gary J.
Materials are in English
The Scrimgeour mss., 1968-1981, consists of the correspondence and manuscripts of author Gary James Scrimgeour, 1934- , primarily relating to the writing and publication of his first novel, A Woman of Her Times.
This collection is open for research.
Gary James Scrimgeour was born in Auckland, New Zealand on January 15, 1934. Scrimgeour took his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1968. He enjoyed a long academic and professional career, including being an assistant professor of English (1964-1968) at Indiana University, Bloomington. He published his first novel, A Woman of Her Times, in 1982.
The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence and II. Manuscripts.
The Scrimgeour mss., 1968-1981, consists of the correspondence and manuscripts of author Gary James Scrimgeour, 1934- , primarily relating to the writing and publication of his first novel, A Woman of Her Times. Correspondents include Scrimgeour, publisher Frank Eugene Taylor, 1916-1999, who acted as Scrimgeour's agent in selling the manuscript to a publisher, as well as editors at Michael Joseph Ltd. in London and G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York, publishers of the novel. Also included is a draft of Scrimgeour's 1968 dissertation for Princeton University, Drama and Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century. Completing the collection are notes and manuscripts on 19th century drama and dramatists, an unrealized series of publications prepared in the 1970s for Ben Blom, Inc.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.