Lawrence Durrell papers, 1933-1971 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/1/MSS 042
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Scope and Contents: Collection consists of materials related to Durrell's career as a writer from 1933 to 1971. Included in these papers are: the author's file of his manuscripts, typescripts, and working notebooks, together with source books and allied material. The content of the notebooks includes Durrell's study of esoteric philosophy and writing notes. Also contained in the collection is correspondence with Richard Aldington, Henry Miller, and other literary figures. In addition there are ten source books on Egypt, heavily marked by Durrell, versions and drafts of novels and poetry notebooks.