Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Drolshagen mss., 2001-2002, consists of correspondence, manuscript notes, corrected drafts, and line-edited manuscripts of Ebba E. Drolshagen's translation into German of Griefwork, by British author James Hamilton-Paterson. The novel appeared in German as Nachtblüte, published by Insel Verlag in 2003. A box/folder list is available.

Gift. 2003

ca. 25 items

Box/Folder List

  • Box 1
    • folder 1: Correspondence (e-mail) between James Hamilton-Paterson and Ebba E. Drolshagen
    • folder 2: Research materials for the translation, including e-mail exchanges with other professional translators and specialists in such areas as genetics, gardening, botany, architecture, zoology, etc.
    • folder 3: Photocopy of English edition of publication, Griefwork, used in doing the translation.
    • folder 4: Two early drafts of Chapter Five sent by translator to editor at Insel Verlag
    • folder 5: Index for translation work
    • folders 6-7: First draft of translation, revisions in pencil and red ink throughout.
  • Box 2
    • folders 8-9: First edited version, revised throughout by Dr. Müller-Schwefe of Insel Verlag
    • folders 10-11: Second edited version, with revisions throughout
    • folder 12: Corrected page proofs - only those pages requiring corrections
    • folder 13: Miscellaneous: including a review of Griefwork from the Boston Review, publicity release and other material from Insel Verlag for German edition

Collection size: 25 items

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