Guide to the Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, 1922-1945

Processed by Ralph W. Hansen; machine-readable finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, 1922-1945

Collection number: M0050

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Ralph W. Hansen
Date Completed:
1963 May
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1922-1945
Collection number: Special Collections M0050
Creator: Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945.
Extent: 12 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Kathleen Norris, 1954 and 1963, and purchases, 1982, 1983, and 1986.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, M0050, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Charles Gilman Norris, born 23 April 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, was an American novelist. Norris worked for several magazines before publishing his first novel in 1915. He wrote primarily novels, but also three poetic dramas. He died in 1945. Kathleen Thompson Norris, born 16 July 1880, was an American novelist. She worked for several San Francisco newspapers before marrying Charles Norris in 1909 and moving to New York. She wrote primarily novels, but also short stories and one play.

Scope and Content

Contains manuscripts and correspondence of Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris. Also includes photographs and articles about the two authors.

Access Terms

Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945.
Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966.
Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949.
American literature--20th century.
Authors, American.
Manuscripts (for publication)

Related Materials

See also the Felton Vertical File on Kathleen Norris, which contains:
  • (1) obituaries of Kathleen Norris
  • (2) Book News Monthly reprint: "Kathleen Norris : the Story of the Career of a Woman Novelist of Rare Charm and Power" by Alice Faith Powell
  • (3) Confidential copy of a copyrighted article Tripe by John Riddell which satirises the Norrises and "Literary Contraception"

Container List

 

Series 1: Manuscripts of Kathleen Norris

Box 1, Folder 1

The American Flaggs

Physical Description: Revised mss.
Box 1, Folder 2

The American Flaggs

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 1, Folder 3

The American Flaggs

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 1, Folder 4

An Apple for Eve

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 2, Folder 5

April Escapade

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 2, Folder 6-7

The Barberry Bush

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 2, Folder 8

Beauty and the Beast

Physical Description: Carbon
Box 3, Folder 9

Beauty's Daughter

Physical Description: Original as appeared in American Magazine
Box 3, Folder 10

Beauty's Daughter

Physical Description: Revised copy with ink corrections
Box 3, Folder 11

Beauty's Daughter

Physical Description: Revised copy with no corrections
Box 3, Folder 12

Beauty's Progress

Physical Description: Corrected copy
Box 4, Folder 13-17

The Black Flemings

Physical Description: Handwritten original, typescript with corrections, and a clean carbon
Box 5, Folder 18

Bakersfield mss.

Scope and Content Note

Folder of mss. possibly for use as background material for the novel Bread into Roses
Box 5, Folder 19-20

Bread into Roses

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 5, Folder 20a-21

Burned Fingers

Physical Description: Mss. in notebooks
Box 5, Folder 22

Butterfly

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 6, Folder 23

Cat's Cradle

Physical Description: Original mss. in notebook with carbon of corrected copy.
Box 6, Folder 24-27

Certain People of Importance

Physical Description: Rewritten parts in notebook.
Box 7, Folder 28-30

Certain People of Importance

Physical Description: Carbon
Box 7, Folder 31-32

Corner of Heaven

Physical Description: Original mss. in notebooks.
Box 8, Folder 33-34

Dina Cashman

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 8, Folder 35

The Dreadful Night

Physical Description: Carbon
Box 8, Folder 36

Girl Alive

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 8, Folder 37

Heartbroken Melody

Physical Description: Original revised mss. for book publication
Box 8, Folder 38

Hildegarde

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 9, Folder 39

Hildegarde

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 9, Folder 40

Irish Eyes

Physical Description: Corrected mss.
Box 9, Folder 41-42

Lost Sunrise

Physical Description: Original mss. as it appeared in Colliers and a carbon
Box 10, Folder 43

The Love of Julia Borel

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 10, Folder 44-45

Lucretia Lombard

Physical Description: Original mss. and a carbon
Box 10, Folder 46

Lover's Lane

Physical Description: Original mss.

Scope and Content Note

First called the Reckless Lovers
Box 11, Folder 47-48

The Lucky Lawrences

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 11, Folder 49-50

The Secret of Margaret Yorke.

Physical Description: Original and carbon
Box 12, Folder 51-52

Mink Coat

Physical Description: Revised mss. and a portion of a carbon
Box 12, Folder 53

Miss Harriet Townshend

Physical Description: Original mss. in a notebook
Box 12, Folder 54

Mystery House

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 13, Folder 55-56

Native Born. (Little Ships?)

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 13, Folder 57-58

Now and Again

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 14, Folder 61-62

Rose of the World

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 14, Folder 63

The Runaway

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 14, Folder 64

The Sea Gull

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 15, Folder 65-66

Second Hand Wife

Physical Description: Master copy and original mss.
Box 15, Folder 67-68

The Secret of the Marshbanks

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 15, Folder 69

Shining Windows

Physical Description: Carbon copy and revised transcript by Kaufman.
Box 16, Folder 70-71

The Shotwell Street House

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 16, Folder 72-73

Storm House

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 16, Folder 74

Three Men and Diane

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 17, Folder 75

Today's Daughter

Physical Description: Revised original mss.
Box 17, Folder 76-77

Treehaven. Serialized as BLIND YOUTH.

Physical Description: Original mss. and a carbon entitled LIND YOUTH.
Box 17, Folder 78

Walls of Gold

Physical Description: Carbon
Box 18, Folder 79-80

When the Past Speaks

Physical Description: Notebooks of the mss.
Box 18, Folder 81-82

Wife for Sale

Physical Description: Original as it appeared in Colliers and a carbon.
Box 18, Folder 83

Women in Love

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 19, Folder 84-87

The World is Like That.

Physical Description: Original mss. and carbon.
Box 19, Folder 88

You Can't Have Everything

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 19, Folder 89-90

Young Mother Hubbard

Physical Description: Original mss. and galley from Good Housekeeping.
Box 20, Folder 91

Big Moment

Box 20, Folder 92

Buttered Beets

Box 20, Folder 93

Come Back to Me Beloved

Box 20, Folder 94

Drama in Everyday Life

Box 20, Folder 95

Enter Private O'Keefe

Box 20, Folder 96

Fascination Fledgerby

Box 20, Folder 97

The Gay Deceivers

Box 20, Folder 98

The Hand of God

Box 20, Folder 99

The Heart of a Mouse

Box 20, Folder 100

Home to Good News

Box 20, Folder 101

In the Back Way

Box 20, Folder 102

Just As If Nothing Had Happened

Box 20, Folder 103

The Murphys of Mayo

Box 20, Folder 104

No Place for a Lady. Who Says So?

Box 20, Folder 105

Pack of Cards

Box 21, Folder 106

Pan's Wife

Box 21, Folder 107

Parley Voo, Marie?

Box 21, Folder 108

Perfect Service

Box 21, Folder 109

Prisoner's Base

Box 21, Folder 110

Pumpkin Coach

Box 21, Folder 111

Runty McCabe Calls

Box 21, Folder 112

Saloons and Women

Box 21, Folder 113

Second Choice

Box 21, Folder 114

Star-Spangled Christmas

Box 21, Folder 115

They Won't Wait

Box 21, Folder 116

Thin Ice

Box 21, Folder 117

This is My Faith

Box 21, Folder 118

T'Was the Night Before Christmas

Box 21, Folder 119

The Unforgivable Sin

Box 21, Folder 120

Yesterday

 

Series 2: Manuscripts of Charles G. Norris

Box 22, Folder 1-2

Brick Without Straw

Physical Description: Handwritten mss.
Box 22, Folder 3

The Crackle-Ware Jar

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 22, Folder 4

Flint

Physical Description: Original mss.
Box 22, Folder 5-7

Hands

Physical Description: Original mss.
 

Series 3: Correspondence

Box 22, Folder 8

Charles G. Norris. TLS & cvr to Mrs. Sloss, 1929 Aug. 20

Box 22, Folder 8

Charles G. Norris. TLS & cvr to Mrs. Sloss re: Seed, 1930 Aug. 6

Box 22, Folder 8

Charles G. Norris. TLS to Mrs. Sloss, 1934 May 1

Box 22, Folder 8

Charles G. Norris. TLS to Nathan Van Patten re: Frank Norris & ms., 1941 Aug. 22

Box 22, Folder 8

Kathleen Norris. TLS to [R.L.] Wilbur, 1937 Feb.

Box 22, Folder 8

Kathleen Norris. ALS & cvr to Mrs. Sloss, 1943 Dec. [12]