Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Vint mss., ca. 1960, consist of the manuscript and proof-copy material for China Court by Rumer Godden, published by Viking Press in 1961. The manuscript was edited at Viking by John Vint. Also present are endpaper layouts by George Salter, and penciled layouts and proof of the title page, etc.

An inventory follows.

Gift. 2007

ca. 10 items


Box 1
  • Folders 1-4: Manuscript. T.D. with autograph changes. 435 p. (lacking p. 1)
  • Folder 5: Book design and production related materials
Box 2
  • Proofs: 2 sets of galleys (suthor's set with corrections; Viking Press copy edited proofs); page proofs; plate proofs

Collection size: 10 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.