Inventory of the Michael Bonner Papers

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Creator: Bonner, Michael, 1924-
Title: Michael Bonner Papers
Date (inclusive): ca. 1959-1966
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Anne Bonner Glasscock, writing under the name Michael Bonner, published four novels of Western fiction from 1960-1966. The Papers contain outlines, characterizations, typescripts with annotations and revisions, and select galleys for the novels: Kennedy's Gold(1960); The Iron Noose(1961); The Shadow of a Hawk(1963); and The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney(1966).
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-215
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography/History

Elizabeth Anne Bonner was born on February 19, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to Thomas and Annabelle (Newman) Bonner. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1944. In 1946, she married Raymond Kerns Glasscock. They had two children, Margaret and David. A Sacramento, California resident from 1953-1981, she worked for several years as director of Episcopal Community Services at St. Paul's Center.
Writing under the name Michael Bonner, she published four books of Western fiction. Her first novel, Kennedy's Gold,was published in 1960. Then followed The Iron Noosein 1961, Shadow of the Hawkin 1963, and The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaneyin 1966. She later published a book of poetry, Renaissance.
She chose to write Western fiction because of "a life-long interest in the history of the westward movement in this country and a belief that this was one of the most vital factors in our national development. Also, a western is a good framework in which to demonstrate the eternal tension between order and lawlessness, good and evil; its dramatic possibilities are boundless."
Glasscock died on October 27, 1981.
Sources:
"Anne Bonner Glasscock." Contemporary Authors.Vols. 1-4. First Revision. Eds. James M. Ethridge and Barbara Kopala. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1967. p. 373
"Elizabeth Bonner Glasscock." Sacramento Bee,October 29, 1981.

Scope and Content

The Papers contain outlines, characterizations, typescripts with annotations and revisions, and select galleys for her four novels: Kennedy's Gold(1960); The Iron Noose(1961); The Shadow of a Hawk(1963); and The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney(1966). Also included are notes for two talks that she gave: one on the writing process and one to a sixth grade class.
The Papers consist of one series: Writings.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bonner, Michael, 1924---Archives
Authors, American--West (U.S.)
Authors, American--20th century
American literature--West (U.S.)
American literature--20th century
West (U.S.)--Fiction

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1973.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michael Bonner Papers, D-215, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Writings ca. 1959-1966

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:1

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,characterization

Box 1:2

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,incomplete outline

Box 1:3

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,rough draft outline

Box 1:4

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,outline

Box 1:5

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,final draft outline

Box 1:6-33

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,drafts

Box 1:34

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,manuscript

Box 1:35

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,proof set

Box 1:36-38

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,page proofs

Box 1:39

The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney,final galley proofs

Box 1:40

Iron Noose,first draft

Box 1:41

Iron Noose,revisions

Box 1:42-44

Iron Noose,final manuscript

Box 1:45

Iron Noose,proof set

Box 1:46

Iron Noose,galley proofs

Box 2:1

Kennedy's Gold,beginning draft

Box 2:2

Kennedy's Gold,draft

Box 2:3

Kennedy's Gold,second draft

Box 2:4

Kennedy's Gold,third draft

Box 2:5

Kennedy's Gold,working draft

Box 2:6-7

Kennedy's Gold,final manuscript

Box 2:8

Shadow of a Hawk,rough draft

Box 2:9-12

Shadow of a Hawk,drafts

Box 2:13

Shadow of a Hawk,manuscript

Box 2:14

Shadow of a Hawk,final manuscript

Box 2:15

Shadow of a Hawk,proof set

Box 2:16

Sixth Grade Talk, notes

Box 2:17

The Sullivans, notes

Box 2:18

[Writing Process talk], notes