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Finding Aid for the I. Compton-Burnett Literary Manuscripts, 1948-1963
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: I. Compton-Burnett Literary Manuscripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1963
    Collection number: 2035
    Creator: Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: I. (Ivy) Compton-Burnett (1884-1969) was an author who wrote over twenty novels. She received the James Tait Black memorial prize for Mother and son (1955). The collection consists of manuscripts of four novels and one typescript by Compton-Burnett including A father and his fate, A heritage and its history, and Two worlds and their ways.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of John Paul and Mary Ewing, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and the UCLA Parents' Fund.
    • From the collection of late UCLA Professor of English Majl Ewing.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], I. Compton-Burnett Literary Manuscripts (Collection 2035). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964503 


    I. (Ivy) Compton-Burnett was born at Pinner, Middlesex, England, June 5, 1884; educated at Addiscombe College, Howard College, and the Royal Holloway College; wrote first novel, Dolores (1911), while a governess for her younger sisters; wrote over twenty novels in her lifetime, receiving the James Tait Black memorial prize for Mother and son (1955); died, London, England, August 27, 1969.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts of four novels and one typescript by I. Compton-Burnett: 1. A father and his fate; 2. A god and his gifts; 3. A heritage and its history; 4. The mighty and their fall; 5. Two worlds and their ways.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Arranged alphabetically by title.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969--Archives.
    Women novelists, English--Archival resources.
    Authors, English--Manuscripts.