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Fitzgerald mss. II, 1923-1926

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
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Fitzgerald, F. Scott, (Francis Scott), 1896-1940

Fitzgerald mss. II, 1923-1926

Collection No.
LMC 1407

11 items

Materials are in English.

The Fitzgerald mss. II, 1923-1926, consist of writings and correspondence of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St. Paul, MN and raised mainly in Buffalo, NY. He attended Princeton University before dropping out to join the Army in 1917, following the United States' entry into World War One. Fitzgerald never saw action but instead was stationed at Camp Sheridan near Montgomery, AL. It was at a local country club where he met his future wife, Zelda Sayre, 1900-1948. In the 1920s, Fitzgerald became part of the "Lost Generation" of American expatriate writers in Paris, the era from which the materials in this collection derive. His literary works include This Side of Paradise (1920), The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), The Great Gatsby (1925), Tender is the Night (1934), and an unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon (originally The Last Tycoon, published posthumously, 1941).

Scope and Content Note

All of the letters in the collection were written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also included are drafts of The Last Tycoon and a play titled The Vegetable (based on a Fitzgerald short story), as well as pen and ink drawings by "M.F." and a photograph of Zelda (Sayre) Fitzgerald.

Related Material

Fitzgerald mss. III, also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1958
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], Fitzgerald mss. II, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013

Box 1 Fitzgerald, F. Scott to Post Office. 1926, Mar. 21

Photograph of Mrs. Zelda (Sayre) Fitzgerald. undated

Fitzgerald, F. Scott to Perkins, M.E. undated

Fitzgerald, F. Scott to [?]. undated

Pen and ink drawings by "F.M." undated

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Fragment of The Last Tycoon, typed and hand-written draft. undated

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Vegetable, typescript of play. 1923