The Scrimgeour mss., 1968-1981, consist of the correspondence and manuscripts of author Gary James Scrimgeour, 1934- , primarily relating to the writing and publication of his first novel, A Woman of Her Times. Correspondents include Scrimgeour, publisher Frank Eugene Taylor, 1916-1999, who acted as Scrimgeour's agent in selling the manuscript to a publisher, as well as editors at Michael Joseph Ltd. in London and G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York, publishers of the novel. Also included is a draft of Scrimgeour's 1968 dissertation for Princeton University, Drama and Theatre in the Early Nineteenth Century . Completing the collection are notes and manuscripts on 19th century drama and dramatists, an unrealized series of publications prepared in the 1970s for Ben Blom, Inc.
An inventory of the collection is available.
Gift. 1981, 1987
Collection size: 77 items