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WRIGHT, B. MSS.

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Wright, B. mss., ca. 1930-2009

Guide to her Papers at the Lilly Library

Finding aid prepared by Valerie Higgins

Summary Information

Creator

Wright, Barbara, 1915-2009

Title

Wright, B. mss., ca. 1930-2009

Collection No.

LMC 2360

Extent

ca. 7,000 items

Language

Materials are in English and French

Abstract

The Wright B. mss., ca. 1930-2009, consists of the papers of translator Barbara Wright relating to her English translations of French authors.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Barbara Wright (1915-2009) is considered one of the premier English translators of modern French literature. An Englishwoman, born in 1915, Wright studied music in Paris in the years before World War II. She began her career as an art and literary critic before devoting her time to translation. She specialized in "poetic prose" and drama, especially French surrealist and existential writing, but she translated works in several genres including women's literature, historical fiction, and fantasy. In 1986 she was made an officer in l'Ordre des Artes et des Lettres in l'Academie Française.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series: I. Personal; II. Writings, excluding translations; III. Individuals: correspondence and translations; IV. Organizations and publications; V. Radio: scripts and correspondence; VI. Miscellaneous notebooks; VII. Conferences and events; VIII. Collège de 'Pataphysique; IX. Clippings by subject; X. Photographs; XI. Honors and certificates; XII. Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

The Wright B. mss., ca. 1930-2009, consists of the papers of translator Barbara Wright relating to her English translations of French authors. The papers include correspondence with individuals and organizations, notebooks with notes for Wright's translations, drafts of translations, scripts of radio programs Wright translated, reviews of works Wright translated, calendar books, writings by Wright, programs, travel journals, and clippings.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

Names
  • Wright, Barbara, 1915-2009
  • Albert-Birot, Pierre
  • Calder, John, 1927-
  • Fitzgerald, Russell
  • Genet, Jean, 1910-1986
  • Hamburger, Jean
  • Ionesco, Eugène
  • Pinget, Robert
  • Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976
  • Sarraute, Nathalie
  • Themerson, Stefan
  • Tournier, Michel
  • Calder & Boyars
  • Doubleday and Company, inc.
  • Faber and Faber
  • John Calder (Firm)
  • New Directions Publishing Corp.
  • Red Dust (Firm)
Topics
  • Translators --20th century.
  • French literature --20th century --Translations.
  • Surrealism --France.
  • Existentialism --France.
  • Translations --20th century.

Separated Material

Barbara Wright's working library is also available at the Lilly Library

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acquired; 2003-2005, 2009

Usage Restrictions

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library; however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with the permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library

Preferred Citation

[Item], Wright, B. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Inventory

I. Personal

Box 1
  • Lists of translations, 1981-2000, undated
Box 13
  • Seventy-six small calendar books, 1933-2008
Box 14
  • Forty-six large calendar books, 1960-2005
Box 1
  • Specimen contracts, 1975-1994, undated
  • Contracts, 1958-2002 (2 folders)
  • Three contract notebooks and currency exchange receipts, 1965-2004
  • Invoices and correspondence regarding unreceived payments; includes material related to Tournier, Renault, and Orsenna; 1994-2003
  • Yearly Summaries: lists of annual earnings and expenses, 1997-2006
  • Correspondence regarding payment, banking, and taxes, 1960-2003
  • Rates guidelines from The Author, 1992, Winter
  • Lists of proofreaders' marks and miscellaneous, 1976, undated
  • Various publishers' translation project propositions, 1990-1996
  • Five address books
  • Notebook keeping track of correspondence, 2003-2009
  • Christmas card lists, 1995-2008
  • Commonplace Book: contains French and English words and phrases and clippings, 1983-2007
  • Wright family tree
  • Lists of English novels
  • Blank stationary, cards, and paper
Box 13
  • Jewelry and Miscellaneous
    • Includes belt, necklace, watch, two bracelets, three pairs of earrings, two rings, empty box, and Emma's tooth from 1978, Dec. 18

II. Travel journals

Box 1
  • India, 1954, Nov. 24-Dec. 5
  • France, 1957, Apr. 16-30
  • India, 1957, Dec. 19-1958, Feb. 5
  • Turkey, 1976, Aug. 30-Sept. 1

III. Writings, excluding translations

Arranged alphabetically by title

Additional writings can be found throughout the collection. Materials relating to Wright's translations can be found in the Individuals: Correspondence and Translations series and the Organizations and Publications series. Materials relating to Wright's reports on books for publishers can be found in the Organizations and Publications

    "Anglo-American Attitudes" essay and other writings, 1990-2007
  • "How the Themersons turned me into a translator" essay and draft, 1993-1994
  • "Nathalie Sarraute and England" essay, 2003
  • "Raymond Queneau, Novelist" radioscript, 1967, Jan. 4
  • "Reading Raymond Queneau," 2006
  • Review of the Collins Robert French Dictionary, 1984, Apr.
  • Letters to the editor printed in various papers, 1960-1977
  • Various writings on translation, 1979-2003

IV. Individuals: correspondence and translations

Arranged alphabetically by last name

Includes correspondence, writings, notebooks, clippings, and other materials related to each individual

  • Albert-Birot, Arlette
    • Correspondence, 2003-2004
    • Correspondence with Arlette Albert-Birot and others, some regarding the Colloque Pierre Albert-Birot, 1976-2001, undated
  • Albert-Birot, Pierre
    • Correspondence with Pierre Albert-Birot and others, including Arlette Albert-Birot, 1965-1987, undated
    • Notebook titled "PAB Prog." [Pierre Albert-Birot Prog.]
    • "31 Pocket Poems" ( "31 Poèms de poche" )
    • See also: Notebook titled Fred Vargas: June 02 / PAB, March 2003, 31 Ps. De P.
    • Notebook titled "PAB, March 2003, 31 Poèms de poche" [ Pierre Albert-Birot, 2003, Mar., 31 Poèms de poche ]
    • Drafts in English with notes, 2003
    • Two English proofs, 2003
    • Notes
    • Grabinoulor
    • Notebook titled "Grabi 1933 (changes)" [ Grabinoulor, 1933 (changes) ]
    • Notebook titled "Grabi Nov. '85" [ Grabinoulor, 1985, Nov. ]
    • French text of Grabinoulor and notes
    • French text of Grabinoulor II
    • Box 2
    • Reviews, 1964-1987
    • Miscellaneous material
    • La Guerre text and images
    • Poems by Albert-Birot
    • Articles on and interviews with Albert-Birot, 1950-1973
    • Gouche by Albert-Birot
    • Back reads in French: "I certify that this sketch is by Pierre Albert-Birot." Signed: H. Albert Birot
    • Material related to "Bonne Année" and various poems by Albert-Birot
    • Publications on Albert-Birot and publicity materials from events related to Albert-Birot, 1957-2001
    • Miscellaneous programs, publications, notes, and notebook related to Albert-Birot
  • Alksnis, Ivars
    • See also: Notebook titled Badinter / Alksnis, translation for Alksnis
    • Correspondence, 1987
  • Alessandrello, Francesca
    • Correspondence, 2004
  • Ami
    • Correspondence, 1977-2007
    • Untitled notebook, correspondence with Ami, notes, and photocopies from Farces du moyen age all related to "Middle English," 1985
    • Correspondence with Ami all related to "The Law," 1989
  • Anderson, Robert
    • Correspondence with Anderson and George Braziller concerning Nathalie Sarraute, 1996-2006
  • Armour, Milly
    • Correspondence, 1979-1981
  • Arnaud, Noël
    • Correspondence concerning a conference on Alfred Jarry, Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, 1981
    • Materials from a conference on Alfred Jarry, Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, including correspondence with Arnaud and others, 1981-1985
  • Arrabal, Fernando
    • Original card created by Arrabal, number 13 in a series of 20, 2007, Apr. 20
    • The Car Cemetery
      • Photocopy of the play from Arrabal: Four Plays, 1962
      • Program and advertisement from Gate Theatre for the play, 2007
      • Correspondence with Gate Theatre concerning the play, 2002-2007
      • Proof of the play with notes, 2007, Oct. 11
    • Fando and Lis, three programs and program note drafts, 1961
    • The Labyrinth flyer, 1968, June
    • Picnic and Guernica program, 1991, July
    • Reviews and articles on Arrabal, 1960-1991
    • Two photographs with Arrabal and one postcard, 1976-2001
  • Badinter, Elisabeth
    • See also: Notebook titled Badinter / Alksnis, translation for Alksnis
    • Correspondence with Badinater and Rosalie Siblesz, 1987-1989
    • Five notebooks titled "Badinter (Notes: Book 1) / Badinter Author Refs (Book 1)," "Badinter notes (Book 2) / Badinter Author Refs (Book 2)," "Badinter notes (Book 3)," "Badinter," and "Badinter Vocab, Biblio, Queries; Questions on Proof Reading: (As from: C); Questions for Guido: (As from: G)"
    • Reviews and articles on Badinter, 1989
  • Bann, Stephen
    • Correspondence with Bann and Philip Steadman, some concerning Pierre Albert-Birot, 1968-1986
  • Beckett, Samuel
    • Eleuthéria
      • Notebook titled "Eleutheria"
      • Articles on Eleuthéria and related correspondence, 1995
      • Reviews and articles, 1995-1996
      • Miscellaneous notes on Beckett and translation
  • Bellos, David
    • Correspondence, 2009
  • Benmussa, Simone
    • Correspondence with Benmussa, Josephine Hart, and David Pugh, some concerning "Lady into Fox," 1979-1988, undated
    • Apparences (adapted from Henry James's "The Private Life" )
      • French script
      • Press file containing French reviews, 1979
      • "The Private Life" by Henry James
      • Two flyers
      • Reviews in English, 1980
      • Portrait of Dora
      • Flyer
      • Review, 1979
      • The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs
      • Program, 1978
      • Reviews, 1978-1982
      • Miscellaneous articles, 1979-1989
  • Bertrand, Jacques A.
    • Correspondence, 1995-2008
    • Writings by Bertrand in French and English, 1996-2004
    • Writings on Bertrand, 2002-2004
    • Notes
  • Bessie, Simon Michael
    • Correspondence with Simon Michael Bessie, Cornelia Bessie, and others at Harper & Row Publishers 1980-1989
  • Bouloumié, Arlette
    • Correspondence related to Colloque International de Cerisy-la-Salle on Michel Tournier, 1989
    • Notes
  • Bourdon, Sylvia
      Love is a Feast reviews, 1977
  • Brenan, Gerald
    • One letter, undated
    • Clippings, 1982-1992
  • Brombert, Victor
    • Correspondence regarding Michel Tournier, 1984-1986
    • Review of Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel, 1984, Dec. 19
  • Brotchie, Alastair
    • Correspondence, 1983-1993
  • Buggeln, Samuel
    • Correspondence regarding Queneau's "The Flight of Icarus," 2004
  • Bush, Peter
    • Correspondence, 1993-1994
    • Campbell-Sposito, Mary
    • Correspondence, 1992-1995
    • Articles by Campbell-Sposito, 1984-1988
    • Notebook titled "Queneau Rev. Cont. F. for May 93" [ Raymond Queneau, Review of Contemporary Fiction for 1993, May
  • Caradec, François
    • See also: Notebook titled Pinget / Caradec
    • Correspondence, 1973-1996
    • Writings on Caradec by Wright and others, 2008
  • Carroll, Lewis
    • Notebook titled "L. Carroll 15-1-67" [Lewis Carroll, 1967, Jan. 15]
  • Claudel, Paul
    • The Exchange (L'Échange) script, correspondence, and notebook titled "Claudel"
      • Correspondence with the Institut Français, 1992
      • Notebook titled "Claudel"
      • Photocopied French script with notes
      • English script translated by Wright and Vladimir Mirodan, 1983, Oct. 23
      • Clippings on Claudel and other topics, 1983-1984
  • Confortes, Claude
    • The Marathon (Le Marathon)
      • Postcard, 1983, Sept. 14
      • Two copies of the book Le Marathon with notes and clippings, 1973-1983
      • Two notebooks titled "Le marathon" and one notebook titled "Marathon Songs"
      • Two drafts of the English script translated by Wright and Valdimir Mirodan, 1984, Jan. 6
      • Drafts of songs
      • Notes
      • Flyers for The Marathon at The Albany Empire, 1984, undated
      • Reviews, 1984
  • Costa, Margaret Jull
    • Correspondence, 1999-2004
    • Clippings and documents on translation, 1994-1995, undated
  • Courcel, Martine de
    • Correspondence regarding translation of Tolsoi, l'impossible coincidence, 1981-1984
  • Couteaux, André
    • Correspondence with Couteaux and Nicholas Fry of MacDonald and Co. concerning L'Enfant a Femmes, Portrait of the Boy as a Young Wolf, and other subjects, 1967
    • Reviews of Portrait of the Boy as a Young Wolf and My Father's Keeper, 1968
  • Craig, Maurice
    • Correspondence, 1967
  • Demarco, Richard of the Richard Demarco Gallery
    • Correspondence, 1980
  • Edward, George
    • Correspondence, 1977
  • Etienne, Luc
    • Correspondence and translations and sheet music for "Le Porc," 1975-1984, undated
  • Fell, Jill
    • Essays and other writings, 1991-1999, undated
  • Box 3
  • Fitzgerald, Russell
    • Correspondence, 1977-1985 (4 folders)
  • Gallenzi, Alessandro
    • Correspondence, 2007-2009
  • Gary, Romain (Ajar, Emile)
    • Correspondence with Gary (as Emile Ajar) and Beverly Gordey and others of Doubleday concerning King Solomon, 1979-1982
    • Clippings and writings on Gary, 1975-2007, undated
    • Reviews of Gary's works, 1972-1987
      • Les cerfs-volants (as Gary), 1980
      • Les Clowns lyriques (as Gary), 1979
      • Europa (as Gary), 1972
      • Gros-Câlin (as Ajar), 1974-1976
      • King Solomon ( l'Angoisse du roi Solomon ) (as Ajar), 1979-1983
      • Momo (as Ajar), 1978-1987
      • Pseudo (as Ajar), 1976
      • Les têtes de Stéphanie (as Gary, with Shaton Bogat), 1974
      • La vie devant soi (as Ajar), 1975-1976
  • Genet, Jean
    • See also: Notebook titled Fr. Tristan, Wm. Morrow / Jean Vautrin N.D. / 4-11-87 AMI: Choses / Tournier Angus / 5-7-90 Genet / B'beck: Research Students 21-3-89 / Croquis 24-3-89 TR Book
    • Notebook titled "Genet, May 1987" [Jean Genet, 1987, May]
    • The Balcony ( Le Balcon )
      • Correspondence with The Royal Shakespeare Company concerning The Balcony, 1972-1985
      • Photocopy of the French printed script, first edition, 1956, June 10
      • Photocopy of the French printed script, second edition, 1960, Feb. 10
      • Four notebooks collectively titled "Translations of other versions" and individually titled "Version I, The Balcony, Scene 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12;" "The Balcony, comparisons of versions I, V, and II / Version I, end of scene XII;" "Genet, edition II, scene VI (revolutionary) / Genet, edition II, p. 160;" and "Le Balcon / 268-281 E, 195-205 / Version I, scene 15, 167-195, 282-323 E," undated
      • Notebook titled "Le Balcon"
      • Script translated by Wright and Terry Hands
      • Notes on the play and for the program
      • Programs and publicity material, 1987, undated
      • Notebook of clippings titled "R.S.C. and The Balcony" [Royal Shakespeare Company and The Balcony], 1971-1972
      • Clippings and publications on Genet, The Balcony, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and other subjects, 1957-1988
  • Graur, Or
    • Correspondence, 2004-2006
  • Grove, Victor
    • Correspondence with Victor Grove and Herta Grove, 1978-1987;
    • Article mentioning Grove, 1950
  • Guignand, Jean Claude
    • Correspondence with Guignand and others, 1968-1999
  • Guigonnat, Henri
    • Correspondence, 1984-1998
    • Daemon in Lithuania book and film
      • See also: Notebook titled Démone; Harvey; (Chambers) / Frankfurt; L'Herbe d'Or, Collins 23/11/82, Ring
      • Report on Démon en Lituanie by Wright, 1974
      • Correspondence with Christine Cuddy and others regarding the film, 1991-1993
      • Reviews of the book, 1973-1985
  • Habunek, Vlado
    • Correspondence with Habunek, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and others, 1979-1994
    • Notes on Mr. Klebs and Rozalie
    • Pitlochry Festival Theatre brochures and press release, 1979-1981
    • Programs for productions Habunek was involved with, 1988-1989
    • Obituaries for Habunek, 1994
  • Hamburger, Jean
    • See also: Notebook titled Démone; Harvey; (Chambers) / Frankfurt; L'Herbe d'Or, Collins 23/11/82, Ring
    • Correspondence, 1984-1993
    • The Diary of William Harvey
      • Correspondence with Karen Reeds and others regarding the publication, 1991-1995
      • Two notebooks titled "Harvey," one notebook titled "Harvey II" [ The Diary of William Harvey: The imaginary journal of the physician who revolutionized medicine ( Le Journal de William Harvey ) ]
      • Photocopy of William Harvey: The man, the physician, and the scientist by Kenneth D. Keele, 1965
    • Clippings, 1985-1992
  • Box 4
  • Hangouët, Jean-François
    • Correspondence with Hangouët and Caroline Bongrand regarding Romain Gary, 2000-2003
    • Publications by Hangouët on Romain Gary, 1998-2000
    • Photograph
  • Holkers, Per-Anders
    • Correspondence, 1948-2008
  • Howard, Philip
    • Correspondence, 1993
  • Howe, Philip
    • Correspondence, 1998-2001
    • Photographs, undated
  • Iommi, Godofredo
    • Correspondence, 1963-1971, undated
    • Writings, 1963-1982, undated
  • Ionesco, Eugene
    • Correspondence with Ionesco and others, 1984-2003
    • Notebook labeled "Ionesco / Kundera"
    • Journeys Among the Dead [ Voyages chez les morts ]
      • Partial English script with notes
      • Notes on the French script, 1984, Feb. 6, undated
      • Flyers and program, 1987, Jan.
      • Reviews, 1987, Jan.-Feb.
    • A review of of Ionesco's Plays by Christopher Logue titled "The Liberal Fraud," Wright's response, Logue's response to her, and Wright's response to him, 1958
    • Interview with Ionesco in French and English, 1987
  • Jarry, Alfred
    • Ubu Roi
      • A list of Ubu Roi productions, 1964
      • Programs for productions, 1951-1978, undated
      • "Traductrice" on Ubu Roi by Wright, 1985
      • Flyers on events marking the centenary of Ubu Roi, 1996
      • Reviews, 1951-1970
      • Traverse Theatre production
        • Flyers, 1963
        • Clippings, 1963
    • Supermale reviews, 1968-1977
  • Jefferson, Ann
    • Correspondence with Jefferson and Maurice Lévy, 1991-1993
  • Kingston, Miles
    • Correspondence, 1975-1986
    • Clipping by Kingston, 1983
  • Kogan, Vivian
    • Correspondence, some regarding the introduction to Queneau's Les Fleurs Bleues 1982-1992
    • Introduction to Queneau's Les Fleurs Bleues by Kogan, 1983
  • Kôzberi, Emire and Emre Konuk
    • Correspondence, 1971-1985
    • Two notebooks, one untitled and one titled "Emire + Emre, Sept. 1976" [Emire Kôzberi and Emre Konuk, 1976, Sept.]
  • Kundera, Milan
    • "In Saint Garta's Shadow" ( "L'Ombre Castratrice de Saint Garta" )
      • Text in French with notes, 1991
      • Printed English translation, 1991
    • "Un occident kidnappe ou la tragédie de l'Europe Centrale" and untitled writing by Kundera
    • Clipping on Kundera, 1991
  • Landers, Clifford of the American Translators Association
    • Correspondence, 2003-2004
    • Clippings, 2004
  • Lauer, Pierre
    • The Suns of Badarane ( Les Soleils de Badarane )
      • Three notebooks titled "Badarane," "Badarane, Anglais-Anglais," and "Badarane, slang wanted for" [ The Suns of Badarane ( Les Soleils de Badarane ) ]
      • Notes and clippings removed from notebooks
      • Reviews, 1971
  • Le Porrier, Herbert
    • Correspondence, 1977-1979
    • Notebook titled "Le Porrier"
    • The Doctor from Cordova ( Le médecin de Cordoue ) reviews, 1979-1980
    • See also: Notebook titled Le médecin de Cordoue, Books, Transliteration
    • Clippings, 1976-1977
  • Leggatt, Jeremy
    • Notebook titled "Le médecin de Cordoue, Books, Transliteration"
    • Correspondence with Leggatt and others, 1992-1994
    • Clippings on Erik Orsenna and his Love and Empire, 1988-1992, undated
  • Lewik, Dzidzia
    • Correspondence with Lewik and others, 1969-1993
    • Clippings, 1969-1973
  • Linard, Jean
    • Booklet by Linard
    • Photographs
  • Loeb, Florence
    • Correspondence, 1993-2008
    • Notebook titled "Florence"
    • "Florence of Arabia: Behind the scenes in the Sahara" ( "Florence d'Arabie: Dans les coulisses du Désert" ) essay in French and English, 1994-1995, undated
    • Loeb's curriculum vitae in French and English
    • Miscellaneous writings by Loeb in French and English, 1997-2006, undated
    • Photographs
  • Lowrey, Burling
    • Correspondence regarding Queneau's Exercises in Style, 1981-1991
  • Maillet, Antonine
    • Correspondence, 1982-1984
    • Pélagie-la-Charrette review, 1983
  • McEwen, Todd
    • Correspondence with McEwen and others, 1982-1994
  • Meier, Ursula
    • Correspondence regarding Pinget project, 2000
  • Minogue, Valerie
    • Correspondence, 1983-1991
  • Mirodan, Vladimir
    • Correspondence with Mirodan, Eric Glass, and the Albany Empire theatre, 1983-1987
    • Ubu News, Fall 1984 issue with an article by Wright
  • Mitchell, Breon of the Lilly Library
    • Correspondence, 2002-2008
    • Deed of gift and lists of books donated, 2004, undated
    • Miscellaneous Lilly Library publications, 2002-2004, undated
  • Monet, Esther
    • Correspondence, 2007-2008
    • The Car Cemetery reviews, 2007
  • Newman, Kate
    • Correspondence, 1996-1999
  • Obaldia, René de
    • Correspondence with Obaldia and Eric Glass, 1972-1982
    • "Mr. Klebs and Rosalie" ( "Monsieur Klebs et Rosalie" )
      • notebook titled "Merrss. Klebs"
      • Programs, 1976, undated
      • Reviews and clippings, 1978-1980
  • Piégay-Gros, Nathalie of la revue Europe
    • Correspondence concerning Robert Pinget, 2001-2003
  • Pinget, Robert
    • See also: Notebook titled Stefan 16 Oct. 2008 / Pinget Nov. 2008 , Notebook titled Le Petit Prince / Pinget, 2002 , Notebook titled Pinget / Caradec
    • Correspondence with Robert Pinget, Blanche Pinget, and others, 1973-1997 (3 folders)
    • Correspondence with Thierry M. concerning Pinget, 1989
    • Box 5
    • Notebook titled "Du Nerf, Théo" [ Be Brave ( Du Nerf ), Théo or The New Era ( Théo ou Le Temps Neuf ) ]
    • Notebook titled "L'Ennemi, Du Nerf, Théo" [ The Enemy ( L'Ennemi ), Be Brave ( De Nerf ), and Théo or The New Era ( Théo ou Le Temps Neuf ) ]
    • Abel and Bela ( Abel et Bela ) notes, 1983, undated
    • See also: Notebook titled Abel et Bela; on verso: 1. Enfance 2. etc. etc. etc. / Enfance, Van Gogh
    • About Nothing script and notes
    • The Apocrypha ( L'Apocryphe )
      • notebook titled titled "L'Apocryphe," 1984
      • Notes, 1982-1984
    • Between Fantoine and Agapa ( Entre Fantoine et Agapa )
      • Translation notes and queries, 1981-1982, undated
      • Notebook titled "Pinget E.F.A." [ Between Fantoine and Agapa ( Entre Fantoine et Agapa ) ]
    • A Bizarre Will ( Un testament bizarre )
      • Notebook titled "Un testament bizarre"
      • Script
    • The Enemy ( L'Ennemi ) notebook titled "L'Ennemi"
      • See also: Notebook titled L'Ennemi, Du Nerf, Théo
    • Fable notebook titled "Fable"
    • Le Libera Me Domine
      • Page proofs, 1974
      • Four notebooks titled "Libera U.S.," "Le Libera," "Libera," and "Libera II"
    • Passacaille notebook
      • Notebook
      • Notes, 1973-1974
    • Someone ( Quelqu'un )
      • Translation notes, queries, and corresponence, 1982-1983, undated
      • Two notebooks titled "Quelqu'un"
    • Théo or The New Era ( Théo ou Le Temps Neuf ) notebook titled "Théo"
      • See also: Notebook titled Du Nerf, Théo ; Notebook titled L'Ennemi, Du Nerf, Théo
    • Traces of Ink ( Taches d'Encre )
      • Correspondence, 1998-1999
      • Two notebooks, 1998, undated
      • Draft
      • Proof, 1999
    • "Time" ( "Le Temps" ) script and text titled "Jean Loiseau Récit," 2008, undated
    • Miscellaneous writings by Pinget, 1981-1985
    • La Chouette issue on Pinget
    • Miscellaneous, 1979-2002, undated
  • Pons, Max
    • Correspondence regarding Bonaguil, 1987
  • Powys, John Cowper
    • Quotes from "A Philosophy of Solitude"
  • Prévaux, Aude Yung-de
      Jacques and Lotka: A Resistance Story reviews, 2000
  • Queneau, Raymond
    • Correspondence, 1954-1973, undated
    • Notebook titled "R.Q. Letters, 20-03-07" [Raymond Queneau letters, 2007, Mar. 20]
    • Correspondence with others regarding Queneau, including Michael Edwards, Chas Kestermeier, Patricia von Münchow, Fergus Pyle, Teo Savoy, and Allen Thiher, 1977-1997
    • Correspondence with others regarding Belguin Q. Center, 1977-2003
    • Notebook titled "Sally Mara"
    • "L'Analyic Mamcielle de la Langue un Francais" French text, 1969, Mar. 23
    • At the Edge of the Forest ( À la Limite de la Forêt )
      • French text
      • French draft with English introduction by Wright
    • The Bark Tree ( Le Chiendent )
      • Notebook titled "Chiendent" [ The Bark Tree ( Le Chiendent ) ]
      • Unlabeled notebook with "Bark Tree" heading inside and reviews
      • Reviews, 1968-1974
    • Blue Flowers ( Fleurs Bleues )
      • Notes
      • Eight notebooks titled "Methuen F.B. Notes (contd);" "Methuen Fleurs Bleues Vocab.;" "Methuen Notes [drawings of blue flowers];" "Fleurs Bleues Form;" "Methuen F.B. And Books Consulted (see z);" "Les Fleurs Bleues," 1968, Aug. 3; "F.B. Meth.," 1970, July 16; "Les Fleurs Bleues 26-1-67" [ Les Fleurs Bleues, 1967, Jan. 26] (3 folders) Reviews, 1967-2008
    • Exercises in Style ( Exercises de Style )
      • Proof of a new edition of Exercises in Style and attached letter, 2009, Feb. 6
      • Four notebooks titled "Exercises I," "Exercises II," "Exercises III," "Exercises IV," [ Exercises in Style ] 1953-1958, undated
      • Reviews, 1958-1983, undated
      • Photographs
      • Miscellaneous, 1988-1990, undated
    • The Flight of Icarus
      • Two notebooks titled "Icarus" and "Icarus 2" [ The Flight of Icarus ]
      • Notes, 1972, undated
      • Reviews, 1973-1980
    • Journal Intime (Sally Mara) French text, 1962
    • The Last Days ( Les derniers jours )
      • Two notebooks titled "Les Derniers Jours" and "Les Derniers Jours / Les D.J. 1920s Vocab"
      • Reviews, 1990-1991
      • Miscellaneous photocopies, 1948-1988
    • Pierrot mon ami
      • Three notebooks titled "Pierrot," "Pierrot," and "Pierrot mon ami"
      • Notes, 1986, undated
      • Box 6
      • Reviews, 1988
      • Miscellaneous photocopies and clippings, 1965-1985, undated
      • Miscellaneous, 1985-1992, undated
    • Saint Glinglin English text and related letter and review, 1995, undated
    • "Science and Literature" related correspondence and miscellaneous
      • Correspondence with Queneau and others, 1959-2001, undated
      • Notes and miscellaneous
      • "Filosofos y vagos" text
    • The Sunday of Life ( Le dimanche de la vie )
      • Three notebooks titled "Le dimanche de la vie;" "Dimanche;" and "Dimanche 29-11-74, Am-Eng. 29-12-7[?];" 1974, undated
      • Notes
      • Reviews and related correspondence, 1976-1977
    • We Always Treat Women too Well ( On est toujours trop bon avec les femmes ) [Sally Mara]
      • Notebook titled "Sally Mara, Irishisms"
      • Reviews, 1981
    • Zazie in the Metro ( Zazie dans le metro )
      • Correspondence with The Bodley Head, Harper and Brothers, and The Olympia Press, 1959-1961
      • Notes, 1959, undated
      • Reviews, 1959-1984, undated
    • Miscellaneous French texts by Queneau
    • Books by and about Queneau with notes
      • Bens, Jacques. Queneau. Gallimard, 1962
      • Queneau, Raymond. Exercises de Style. Gallimard, 1950
      • Queneau, Raymond. Pierrot mon ami. Gallimard, 1945
    • "Si tu t'imagines un soir avec Raymond Queneau" program
    • Booklet "Latis Raymond Queneau vu du havre"
    • Miscellaneous writings about Queneau, 1949-1987, undated
    • Obituaries for Queneau, 1976-1977, undated
    • Miscellaneous materials related to Thomas Evans and Queneau, 2002-2003, undated
    • Clippings about Queneau, 1954-2003, undated
    • Miscellaneous materials related to Queneau, including correspondence, 1954-1982, undated
  • Queval, Jean
    • "Cricket" ( Le Cricket )
      • French text in pamphlet titled "Jeux et Sports"
      • Two notebooks titled "Cricket" and "Cricket / TR / Caradec 25/2/78;" 1978, undated
    • Lieux-dits French text, 1963
    • "Le sport et les athlètes" French text in pamphlet titled "Jeux et Sports"
    • Notebook titled "Translation"
  • Quignard, Pascal
    • Notebook titled "Quignard"
    • English and French copies of an essay by Quignard, 1990, undated
    • Notes
    • Clippings, 1990-1991
  • Raisman, Geoffrey
      Mahut draft
  • Rameil, Claude
    • Correspondence related to Queneau, 1970-1980
  • Renouard, Madeleine
    • Correspondence with Renouard and her students, some regarding Robert Pinget, 1985-2002
    • Writings by Renouard on Pinget, 1987-2001, undated
  • Robbe-Grillet, Alain
      Snapshots and Towards a New Novel reviews, 1966
  • Roitman, Volf
    • Correspondence, 1972
    • Notebook titled "Roitman & Pardon Monsieur"
    • Blue, like an Orange ( Bleue comme une Orange ) scripts in French and English, 1969-1972
  • Rosheim, Paul
    • Correspondence with Rosheim and Kirpal Gordon 2000-2007
  • Rouaud, Jean
    • Correspondence, 1994-1997
  • Sarraute, Nathalie
    • Correspondence, 1977-1999
    • Box 7
    • Two notebooks titled "N.Y. (Sept. '89) and Sarraute" [New York, 1989, Sept., and Sarraute] and "Sarraute"
    • Childhood ( Enfance )
      • See also: Notebook titled Abel et Bela; on verso: 1. Enfance 2. etc. etc. etc. / Enfance, Van Gogh
      • Two notebooks titled "Enfance"
      • Correspondence related to the film, 1996
      • English subtitles for Childhood ( Enfance ) film
      • For no good reason ( Pour un oui on pour un non )
      • Letter from John Calder, 1982
      • Two notebooks titled "Pour un oui..." and "Pour un oui... 9-10-80 (notes)," 1980, undated
      • English script translated by Kate Mortley
    • Ici, two notebooks titled "Ici" and "N.S. Ici"
    • The Use of Speech ( L'usage de la parole ) related notes
    • You Don't Love Yourself ( Tu ne t'aimes pas ), notebook titled "Tu ne t'aimes pas"
    • Reviews and articles on Sarraute, includes some correspondence with reviewers, 1967-1994
    • Programs for plays by Sarraute, 1987-1993
    • "On Translating Nathalie Sarraute" essay by Wright, 1984
    • Interview by Wright with Sarraute
    • Magazine Littéraire issue on Sarraute
  • Sauser, Frédéric Louis (Blaise Cendrars)
    • Four notebooks titled "Blaise Cendrars;" "Cendrars;" "Cendrars, Levesque / La Main coupée, Lice / Oeuvres Complètes, vol II, La fin du monde;" and "Cendrars, Parrot / L'or, Rhum, Moravagine, du m. entier"
  • Scot, Pat
    • Correspondence, 2001-2002
  • Scott, Clive of the University of East Anglia
    • Correspondence, 1991-1992
  • Serreau, Coline
    • Correspondence with Serreau and Tom Erhardt, 1994-1995
    • Lapin Lapin
      • Notebook titled "Lapin Lapin / Providence"
      • Programs, 1994-1997
    • Reviews and articles on Serreau, 1994-1996, undated
  • Shatuck, Roger
    • Correspondence, 1959
  • Siegel, Liliane
      In the Shadow of Sartre reviews, 1990
  • Simon, Claude
    • Notebook titled "Cl. Simon" [Claude Simon]
    • "Fiction Word by Word" ( "La Fiction Mot a Mot" )
      • French text with notes
      • Notes, 1984
    • Interview with Simon by Ludovic Janvier, French text and notes, 1984
  • Smith, Stevie
    • Clippings on Smith, 1982-1989
  • Themerson, Stefan
    • See also: Notebook titled Pinget / Caradec [Robert Pinget / François Caradec] ; includes English text of "The Geometry of Satire" by Stefan Themerson
    • "The Aim of Aims" English text
    • Croquis dans les ténèbres
      • Two notebooks titled "Croquis dans les ténèbres I" and "Croquis dans les ténèbres II"
      • French text, 1944
      • English drafts by Wright
      • Notes
      • Related correspondence, 1989
    • Mr. Rouse Builds His House reviews, 1950
    • "On Nonsense & on Logic-Fiction" essay
    • "Will the Discovery of a d Lead us to Ethicophysics?" uncorrected proof and related letter, 1959
    • "On Stefan Themerson" by Nicholas Wadley and related correspondence, 1989
    • Articles on Themerson and his work by Wright and others, 1989-2005, undated
    • Miscellaneous, 1981-1989, undated
  • Topor, Roland
    • "Fatidik et Opera" text in French, 1976
    • Leonardo was Right list of characters, 1977
  • Tournier, Michel
    • See also: Notebook titled Fr. Tristan, Wm. Morrow / Jean Vautrin N.D. / 4-11-87 AMI: Choses / Tournier Angus / 5-7-90 Genet / B'beck: Research Students 21-3-89 / Croquis 24-3-89 TR Book
    • Correspondence with Tournier and Doubleday, 1981-1996; notes on Tournier's works
    • Correspondence with Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, 1991-1993
    • Three Notebooks titled "Tournier, 1. Hammamet, 2. M. Duras, 3. Mes Allemagnes" [Tournier, 1. A Garden at Hammamet , 2. "Faces of Marguerite Duras" ( "Las Visages de Marguerite Duras" ), 3. "My Germanies" ( "Mes Allemagnes" ) ]; "Tournier (TLS) June-Aug 1978" [Tournier (Times Literary Supplement), 1978, June-Aug. ]; and "Tournier: April 1983 "
    • "Arno-Rafaël Minkkinen or the Hieroglyphic Body" ( "Arno-Rafaël Minkkinen ou le corps hiéroglyphique" )
      • Texts in French and English
      • Correspondence, 1994
    • "Aventures Africaines"
      • Related correspondence with Begedis, 1988-1992
      • Related correspondence with The European Gay Review, 1987-1988
      • French text
    • "Azzedine Alaia or le pli sublime: Towards a Philosophy of Fashion" ( "Azzedine Alaia ou le pli sublime: Essai d'une philosophie de la mode" )
      • Related correspondence with Architectural Digest, 1997
      • French text, 1997
      • English text translated by Wright, 1997
    • Lucien Clergue introduction
    • "Culture and Cuisine: Dialogue between the Bland and the Spicy"
      • Related correspondence with World Media, 1996
      • English text translated by Wright with notes
    • "Fable" for TBWA, related correspondence, 1985
    • "Faces of Marguerite Duras" ( "Las Visages de Marguerite Duras" )
      • See also: Notebook titled Tournier, 1. Hammamet, 2. M. Duras, 3. Mes Allemagnes
      • French text
      • English text translated by Wright, 1985
      • Clippings, 1985
    • The Fetishist programs, 1983-1984, undated
    • "A Garden at Hammamet" ( "Un jardin à Hammamet" )
      • See also: Notebook titled Tournier, 1. Hammamet, 2. M. Duras, 3. Mes Allemagnes
      • French text, English text translated by Wright, 1985
      • Notes, 1985
    • "My Germanies" ( "Mes Allemagnes" ) text in French and English and some related clippings, 1985
      • See also: Notebook titled Tournier, 1. Hammamet, 2. M. Duras, 3. Mes Allemagnes
      • French text, English text translated by Wright, 1985
      • Clippings, 1985
    • The Golden Droplet ( La Goutte d'or ), notebook titled "La Goutte d'or"
    • "Reminiscences of a Republic Day in New Delhi" ( "Souvenir d'un Republic Day à New Delhi" )
    • French text, English text translated by Wright
    • Related correspondence with Departures, 1986
    • "The Tree Test" ( "Le test de l'arbre" ) text in French and English and related correspondence with
    • Related correspondence with Jill Fairchild, 1987-1989, undated
    • French text, English text translated by Wright, 1987
    • Clippings, 1988-1991
    • Miscellaneous
    • "Vices and Virtues" interview
      • Texts in French and English of several "Vices and Virtues" interviews
      • Correspondence, 1994, undated
    • Correspondence with Julian Barnes, 1987
    • Clippings and correspondence with clipping authors, 1970-1996, undated
  • Tzara, Tristan
    • Sept manifestes Dada lampisteries book
    • Notes
    • Notebook titled "Manifestes / Tzara" [ Seven Dada Manifestos And Lampisteries ( Sept manifestes Dada lampisteries ) ]
  • Velguth, Madeleine
    • Correspondence with Velguth and James Mileham, 1994-2002
    • Notes
    • Materials from conference in Thionville on Queneau, 1992, undated
  • Venard, Renata
    • Correspondence, 2000-2001
  • Wright, Barbara of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland
    • Correspondence, 2002-2006
  • Wright, Victoria
    • Correspondence, 1996-2003
  • Yegen, Zekiye
    • Correspondence, 1992-2007
    • Box 8
  • Various Individuals
    • Correspondence, 1936-2008, undated

Organizations and publications

Arranged alphabetically by name of organization or publication

Includes correspondence, book reviews by Wright, notebooks, and other materials related to each organization or publication

  • Alison and Busby
    • Correspondence, 1986
  • Arts Review
    • Correspondence with artists regarding Wright's reviews in Arts Review, 1945-1982
    • Reviews in Arts Review by Wright, 1959-1960
  • Atheneum
    • Correspondence with Atheneum and Houghton Mifflin, 1968-1985
  • Athlone
    • Correspondence, 1987
    • Catalog
  • Bantam Press
    • Correspondence, 1993
  • Blank contracts, 1993
  • Barrie & Rockliff
    • Correspondence, 1968-1969
  • Blackwell Companion to 20th Century Theatre
    • Correspondence, 1988-1993
    • Entries by Wright on Robert Pinget and Nathalie Sarraute, 1988
  • Bloomsbury
    • Correspondence, 1999-2001
    • With John Fell, 1999-2000
    • With Bill Swainson and Rosemary Davidson, 2000-2001
    • With Aude Yung, 1999
  • Book reviews by Wright for Bloomsbury, 1999-2000
  • Bodley Head
    • Correspondence with Guido Waldman, 1961-1985
  • Book reviews by Wright for Bodley Head, 1961-1965, undated
    • Clipping on Bodley Head, 1988
  • Braziller, George, Inc.
    • Correspondence with Caroline Baumann, George Braziller, Keith Goldsmith, Deirdre Mullane, Beatrice Rehl, and Mary Taveras 1983-2000
  • Calder, John (Publishers)
  • Calder Educational Trust
    • Correspondence with trustees and as director, 1989-1992
    • Reports, meeting minutes, and other administrative documents, 1980-1996
    • Legal pamphlets on companies and charities
    • Clippings, 1980-1985
    • Correspondence with various people at John Calder (Publishers) and Calder and Boyars, 1960-1999
    • Book reviews by Wright for Calder, 1963-1976, undated
    • Notes on books for Calder, 1975-1976, undated
    • Clippings on Calder, 1969-1998
  • Chatto and Windus
    • Correspondence, 1978-1992
  • Critique
    • Correspondence related to writing on Sarraute, 1997-2002
  • Dalkey Archive Press
    • Correspondence with Dalkey Archive Press, 1988-2006
    • Correspondence with The Center for Book Culture and Dalkey Archive Press, 2001-2004
    • "Letter from Frankfurt" clipping, 2002, Oct. 11
  • De Harmonie
    • Correspondence, 1980
    • Gaberbocchus Press catalog (3 copies)
  • Andre Deutsch
    • Correspondence with Andre Deutsch and E. P. Dutton publishers, 1969-1971
  • Doubleday
    • Correspondence, 1977-1992 (2 folders)
  • Faber & Faber
    • Correspondence, 1988-1996
    • Book reviews by Wright for Faber & Faber, 1976-1998
  • Flammarion
    • Correspondence with Koukla Bonnier and others, 1984-1985
  • Flohic Editions
    • Correspondence with Catherine Flohic and others, 1990-1998
    • Clippings on Flohic Editions and art, 1990-1991
  • The French Embassy
    • Correspondence, 1984-2002
    • Clippings, 1992
  • Gaberbocchus press
    • Correspondence, 1951-2001
    • Printed matter, including catalogs and flyers, 1956-1970, undated
    • Clippings, 1953-1993
  • Gallimard
    • Correspondence with Ania Chevallier, 1983
  • The Guardian
    • Correspondence and book review, 1980
  • Harvill
    • Correspondence with Guido Waldman, Christopher MacLehose, Carol O'Brien, and others, 1979-2008 (2 folders)
    • Notebook titled "Harvill, DETRE2, L'Herbe à Brûler, 3-3-84, 18-3-84;" 1984, Mar.
    • Book reviews by Wright for Harvill 1982-2002
  • Jonathan Cape
    • Correspondence with Noël Arnaud, Isabel Ross, Nathanial Tarn, and others at Jonathan Cape publishers, 1967-1975
  • Box 9
  • The Literary Review
    • Correspondence with Anne Smith and others, 1979-1982
    • Clippings, 1979-1981, undated
    • Brochures, 1979
    • Writings by François Caradec in French and English, 1979-1980
    • Material about dismissal of editor Anne Smith
    • Correspondence, 1981
    • Clippings, 1981
  • Little Brown and Company New York Graphic Society Books
    • Correspondence and translation of introduction by Michel Tournier to Lucien Clergue, 1984-1985
    • French text of introduction
  • The London Review of Books
    • Correspondence, 1980-1981
    • Book reviews translated by Wright, 1980-1981, undated
  • Lord John Press
    • Correspondence with Lord John Press and other publishers, 1984-1990
  • Macdonald and Co.
    • Correspondence, 1968-1971
    • Book reviews by Wright, 1968-1970
  • Methuen
    • Correspondence, 1965-1991
    • Clippings, 1980-1987
    • Two notebooks titled "Methuen 24-7-84" and "4-8-84, Ordinateur, (Delivered: 12-8), Methuen Grown-Up: Hubert Monteilhet, 17-9-84, 26-9-84," 1984
    • Book reviews by Wright on French and Italian children's books, 1969-1984
  • New Directions
    • Correspondence, 1960-2009 (5 folders)
  • New York Review Books
    • Correspondence related to reissue of some of Queneau's works, 2001-2003
    • Catalog, 2003
  • Nord-Sud
    • Correspondence, 2000-2002
  • Obscure Publications
    • Paragraph on surrealism by Pierre Albert-Birot, 1958
    • Essay by David A. Bowman, 1987
    • Blurbs about Wright's translations of Queneau, 2000
  • Penguin
    • Correspondence related to Queneau's Zazie in the Metro and other matters, 1965-2004
  • Polity Press
    • Correspondence, 1987-1998
  • Red Dust
    • Correspondence, 1974-2002 (9 folders)
  • Review of Contemporary Fiction
    • Correspondence, 1981-1987 (3 folders)
    • Catalogs from Dalkey Archive Press, 1985-1988
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
    • Correspondence with Colin Chambers, 1987-1996
    • Clippings, 1987-1988
  • Secker and Warburg
    • Correspondence, 1985-1989
  • St. James Press
    • Correspondence with St. James Press and other publishers, including Continuum, Blackwell, and Gale, 1983-1999
  • The Times
    • Correspondence, 1987-2002
  • Times Literary Supplement
    • Correspondence, 1964-2007
    • Box 10
    • Notebook titled "M. Crosland 11-10-76 to 18-11-76," 1976
    • Reviews and articles by Wright, 1965-1997
  • Twentieth Century Magazine
    • Correspondence, 1969-1970
  • Ubu Repertory Theater
    • Correspondence with Catherine Temerson, Françoise Kourilsky, and Nicholas Kepros, 1983-1996
    • Flyers and publicity materials, 1983-1988, undated
  • Weidenfeld and Nicolson
    • Correspondence, 1969-1973

Radio: scripts and correspondence

  • BBC correspondence, 1960-1989
  • Pierre Albert-Birot's Grabinoulor
    • Script, 1966
    • Clippings, 1965-1968
  • Fernando Arrabal's "Fando and Lis"
    • Script, 1963
  • Art-Anti-Art
    • Apollinaire's "Tiresias"
      • Notes, 1959
      • Script, 1960
  • Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" script, 1960
  • Tristan Tzara's "Le Coeur à Gaz" script, 1960
  • Richard Mayne's "Quest for Queneau"
    • Correspondence, 1985
  • Raymond Queneau's "Exercises in Style"
    • Correspondence, 1959-2006
    • Scripts, 1959
  • Monique Wittig's "La Recreation" script, 1971
  • Jeannine Worms's "Pardon Monsieur: a black comedy" scripts in English and French, 1973, Dec.
  • Françoise Xenakis's "She Would Tell Him on the Island"
    • Scripts in English and French, 1971-1973
    • Clippings, 1972
  • Radio program reviews, 1959-1974

Miscellaneous notebooks

Arranged alphabetically by notebook label

  • "Abel et Bela; on verso: 1. Enfance 2. etc. etc. etc. / Enfance, Van Gogh" [ Abel et Bela; on verso: 1. Enfance 2. etc. etc. etc. / Enfance, Van Gogh ]
  • "l'Apo"
  • "Badinter / Alksnis, translation for Alksnis" [Elisabeth Badinter / Translation for Ivars Alksnis]
  • "Démone; Harvey; (Chambers) / Frankfurt; L'Herbe d'Or, Collins 23/11/82, Ring" [ Daemon in Lithuania ( Démone en Lituanie); The Diary of William Harvey: The imaginary journal of the physician who revolutionized medicine ( Le Journal de William Harvey); (Chambers) / Frankfurt; L'Herbe d'Or, Collins 23/11/82, Ring ]
  • "Fr. Tristan, Wm. Morrow / Jean Vautrin N.D. / 4-11-87 AMI: Choses / Tournier Angus / 5-7-90 Genet / B'beck: Research Students 21-3-89 / Croquis 24-3-89 TR Book" [Fr. Tristan, William Morrow / Jean Vautrin N.D. / AMI: Choses, 1987, Nov. 4 / Michel Tournier's Angus / Jean Genet, 1990, July 5 / Birkbeck College research students, 1989, Mar. 21 / Croquis, TR Book, 1989, Mar. 24]
  • "Fred Vargas: June 02 / PAB, March 2003, 31 Ps. De P." [Fred Vargas: 2002, June / Pierre Albert-Birot; 2003, Mar.; 31 Poèms de poche]
  • "The God of the Croix-Rousse"
  • "In the Steps of the Masters (JJ and RQ)" [In the Steps of the Masters (James Joyce and Raymond Queneau) ]
  • "Le Médianodre"
  • "Le Petit Prince / Pinget, 2002" [ The Little Prince ( Le Petit Prince) / Robert Pinget, 2002 ]
  • "Pinget / Caradec" [Robert Pinget / François Caradec], includes English text of "The Geometry of Satire" by Stefan Themerson
  • "Sartre"
  • "Stefan 16 Oct. 2008 / Pinget Nov. 2008" [Stefan, 2008, Oct. 16 / Robert Pinget, 2008, Nov.]
  • Untitled notebook

Conferences and events

Includes correspondence, schedules, programs, notes, and clippings

  • ATLAS Assises de la Traduction Litteraire in Arles, 1984, 1986; 1983-1986
  • Colloque de Cerisy on Lorand Gaspar, 1994; on Pierre Albert-Birot, 1995; 1993-1995
  • Colloque International Raymond Queneau, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1996
  • Conference Institut Français, 1983; 1982-1989
  • Oxford Conferences
    • Colloque Traducteurs-Traduction, 1992
    • TRIO (Translation Research in Oxford) on Ideology and translation, 1996
    • TRIO (Translation Research in Oxford) on the Anatomy of Laughter and Its Translation, 2001
    • Oxford Translation Research Group, 1994
  • Riverside Studios conference on play translation, 1980
  • Society of Authors conference "From Pencil to Print", Warwick University, 1985

Collège de 'Pataphysique

  • Oversize 1
    • Collège de 'Pataphysique diploma
    • Two Collège de 'Pataphysique Ordre de la Grande Gidouille certificates, 1980, 1987
  • Oversize 2
    • Collegium Pataphysicum framed certificate
  • Box 11
  • PEN/FIT Poland, 1958

Clippings by subject

Additional clippings can be found throughout the collection

  • Scrapbook of clippings on and by Wright, 1941-1942
  • General, ca. 1954-1966
  • Arranged alphabetically by subject
    • A-C
    • D-F
    • G-K
    • L-M
    • Box 11
    • N-R
    • S-Z
  • American English versus British English
    • Correspondence, 1981
    • Clippings, 1953-1981
  • American translation versus English translation
  • Obituaries, 1954-2008 (Arranged chronologically; includes some correspondence)
  • Translation in general, 1958-1997 (Includes some correspondence)
  • "Upmarket" papers' solecisms: clippings with misuses of the word "whom" highlighted and clippings on other subjects related to language and psychology
  • Words: clippings on various subjects, some with words and phrases highlighted
  • Miscellaneous clippings and other printed material (3 folders)

Photographs

Additional photographs can be found throughout the collection

  • Pierre Albert-Birot and others
  • Robert Pinget and others, 1963-1997, undated
  • Raymond Queneau and others, 1985, undated
  • Michel Tournier with Wright, 1986
  • Miscellaneous, 1963

Honors and certificates

  • Oversize 1
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music pass certificate in pianoforte 1930
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate School Certificate, 1932
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London grade seven pass certificate in pianoforte, 1933
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London grade eight pass certificate in pianoforte, 1935
  • Royal Academy of Music diploma in Pianoforte Accompaniment, 1937, Mar. 18
  • Polytechnic certificate for three years' part time course in Italian, 1957, June 7
  • University of London General Certificate of Education Examination, ordinary level Spanish, 1964
  • Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres certificate, 1986, Feb. 3
  • Box 12
  • Lord Weidenfeld translation prize correspondence

Miscellaneous

  • Alceste by Gluck, portion of libretto, 1972
  • Axioms on translation
  • Book catalogues
  • Crosswords
  • Drawings, photocopied drawings, and a letter from the artist, 1977-1978, undated
  • Impresario Society
    • Librettos and scripts, 1967, undated
    • Programs, 1952-1967
    • Clippings, 1952-1956
  • Italian coursework and tests, 1953-1956
  • Les Nuits Musicales de Bonaguil program, 1970
  • 7th Marché de la Poésie, 1989 bookmarks
  • Oversize 1
  • 21st Marché de la Poésie, 2003 poster with numerous signatures
  • Box 12
  • 24th Marché de la Poésie, 2006 postcard
  • Old Godolphin Association Register and letter from Wright, 1993
  • "Seventeen Nursery Songs from the Appalachian Mountains," 1935
  • Spanish Civil War pamphlets, 1936-1937
  • Spanish musical events programs, 1942-1963
  • Theatre Programs, 1956-1985, undated
  • Virginia Woolf's Freshwater photocopy, 1976
  • Miscellaneous materials (3 folders): Includes mixture of clippings, correspondence, publications, notes, etc.
  • Box 12
  • Miscellaneous material removed from books (4 folders)

Additions

Box 13
  • Appointment Diaries. 1933-2008
  • Jewelry with handbag
Box 14
  • Appointment Diaries. 1960-2005
Box 15
  • Personal
  • Writings (7 folders)
  • Miscellaneous

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