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Finding Aid for the Jane Eklund Ball Papers, 1949
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Box 1

The Only Gift.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon) with occasional notations in pencil. 345 leaves. Boxed in green cloth slip case.


Published in Boston by Hougton, Mifflin Company, 1949.
Boxes 2,3

The Only Gift.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph with copious corrections and inserts, etc. In 4 envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

Early drafts, in mixed order.
Box 2

The Only Gift.

Physical Description: Galley proof. 61 sheets.
Box 1

The Only Gift notes.

Physical Description: Unidentified and miscellaneous pages of holograph and typescript. 100 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

With this: one small envelope containing 5 pieces of ephemera.
Box 1

“Day Help”. Short story version of The Only Gift. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript with one leaf of holograph, and frequent corrections in ink and pencil. 44 leaves in mixed order, combining two incomplete manuscripts.
Box 1

The Only Gift, first edition.

Scope and Content Note

Author's inscribed presentation copy.