Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Ollard mss., 1979-1993, consist primarily of letters from Irish sea novelist Patrick O'Brian, 1914- , to his longtime friend and former editor at Collins & Sons, Richard Lawrence Ollard, 1923- . Other correspondents present include O'Brian bibliographer A.E. Cunningham, naval historian Eric Grove, newspaper feature writer, Mark Horowitz, Dame Iris Murdoch, and publisher Sol Stein.

Also present in the collection are notes and jacket blurbs for five of O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels: DESOLATION ISLAND, THE IONIAN MISSION, THE NUTMEG OF CONSOLATION, THIRTEEN GUN SALUTE, and THE WINE DARK SEA; publisher's reports/recommendations for twelve of O'Brian's books, including his biography of Picasso; and notes, etc. relating to Richard Ollard's contribution to O'Brian's bibliography published in 1993. A few printed cuttings relating to Patrick O'Brian complete the collection.

Purchase. G. Heywood Hill, Ltd. London, England 1994

Collection size: 77 items

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