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Finding Aid for the Lawrence Durrell Papers, 1934-1966
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lawrence Durrell Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1966
    Collection number: 637
    Creator: Durrell, Lawrence
    Extent: 6 boxes (3.0 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: Collection consists of materials related to Durrell's career as a writer. Includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, drawings, photographs, sound recordings, and books. Correspondence includes letters to various persons and correspondence between Lawrence Clark Powell and others regarding the Durrell collection. Manuscripts include an 1886 translation of Pope Joan: the female Pope.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Lawrence George Durrell was born Feb. 27, 1912 in Julundur, India; the son of British parents, he grew up in India and spent his young adult years in England; he held many odd jobs such as jazz pianist, automobile racer, real estate agent, instructor, and press attaché; moved to France and became a full time writer in 1957; of his various publications, Durrell is best known for the Alexandria quartet, a tetralogy with titles, Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, and Clea which appeared between 1957 and 1960; died Nov. 7, 1990.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to Durrell's career as a writer. Includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, drawings, photographs, sound recordings, and books. Correspondence includes letters to various persons and correspondence between Lawrence Clark Powell and others regarding the Durrell collection. Manuscripts include an 1886 translation of Pope Joan: the female Pope.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Durrell, Lawrence--Archives.
    Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.

    Related Material

    Henry Miller papers (Collection 110) . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Letters to Henry Miller,
      Date: 1935-1968
      , from various places.
    • 352 items.
    • Holograph and typescript. Many of these letters were published in Lawrence Durrell [and] Henry Miller; a private correspondence. Edited by George Wickes. New York, Dutton, 1963.
    Kenneth Rexroth papers (Collection 175) . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.