Lawrence Durrell personal papers, 1970-1990 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
This collection was acquired as a chronological continuation of collection 42, the Lawrence Durrell papers, 1935-1970. It also contains material before 1970, such as notebooks, including the one kept by Durrell and Henry Miller during their 1939 trip to Greece, manuscripts, and personal material. 543 books and periodicals from Durrell's personal library are also included in the collection.
Correspondence included in this collection is primarily from the years 1970-1990, although some dates earlier. Included in the correspondence series are all of Henry Miller's letters to Brenda Venus (1976-1980).
The typescripts are fragmented, with the occasional notebook and photocopies of Durrell's works published between 1970-1992, as well as magazine and newspaper articles written by Durrell between 1947-1978. The collection also includes his notes as a visiting lecturer at Cal-Tech in 1973 and news clippings about Durrell and his work, as well as material sent by others to Durrell.