Guide to the Neill Compton Wilson Papers , 1944-1969

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Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Neill Compton Wilson Papers , 1944-1969

Collection number: M0182

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:
Ronald Ginns
Date Completed:
1969 Sept. 9
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Neill Compton Wilson Papers ,
Date (inclusive): 1944-1969
Collection number: Special Collections M0182
Creator: Wilson, Neill Compton, 1899-
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Restricted access: requires 24 hour paging period.

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 Neill C. Wilson, 1969.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Neill Compton Wilson Papers , M0182, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, documents, and original typescripts. Collection covers the origins, planning, research, writing, and publication of N. Wilson's novels, with emphasis on those published after 1963: DEEPDOWN RIVER, GALLEON BAY, and THE FEUDING POSTMASTERS. Also included are items relating to copyright procedure.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous, 1951 - 1968,containing:

 

Biographical data on Wilson;

 

Correspondence between Wilson and his agents, including Brandt and Brandt, A. M. Heath and Co., and Littauer and Wilkinson, 1951 - 1968,

Physical Description: (31).
 

Correspondence between Wilson and his publishers, Henry Holt and Co. and William Morrow and Co., 1951 - 1968,

Physical Description: (31).

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters, royalty statements, and printed notices.
 

Miscellaneous business correspondence, 1951 - 1963

Physical Description: (7).
 

Printers' notices and reviews.

 

Correspondence with readers, 1950 - 1966,

Physical Description: (23).
 

Copyrights, 1955 - 1961,

Physical Description: (4).
 

Correspondence with the Saturday Evening Post and the Readers' Digest, 1951 - 1962,

Physical Description: (16).
 

Research, n.d., 1959, 1961,

Physical Description: (3).
 

Items on professional writing, 1963 - 1967,

Physical Description: (4).
Box 1, Folder 2

The Nine Brides and Granny Hite, including:

 

Items on the origins of the story and research.

 

Early notes.

 

Correspondence with the publisher, William Morrow and Co., 1958 - 1967,

Physical Description: (3).
 

Other correspondence, including contract for television rights, 1952 - 1968,

Physical Description: (10).
 

Reviews and letters from readers, 1950 - 1954,

Physical Description: (41).
 

Royalty statements and miscellaneous business letters.

Box 1, Folder 3

Deepdown River, including:

 

Items on the origins of the novel and research.

 

Two early typescript versions of Chapter 32, originally a short story entitled, The Calling Of Link Yawkey.

 

Correspondence with the publisher, William Morrow and Co., 1963 - 1965,

Physical Description: (22).
 

Miscellaneous business letters, primarily permissions, 1964 - 1965,

Physical Description: (9).
 

Reviews and letters from readers, 1964 - 1965.

 

Items on copyright search, including note by Wilson on the Importance of Obtaining a Copyright On Assignment Upon Publication of a Magazine Story.

Box 1, Folder 4

Galleon Bay, including:

 

Items on the origins, research, planning, and copyrights of the book, 1960 - 1967.

Box 2, Folder 5

Galleon Bay, including:

 

Correspondence with the publisher, William Morrow and Co., 1967 - 1968,

Physical Description: (50).
 

Miscellaneous business correspondence, 1967,

Physical Description: (3).
 

Reviews and letters from readers, 1968.

Box 2, Folder 6

Galleon Bay, including:

 

Data on the proposed Pacific Gas and Electric nuclear power plant at Bodega Bay. Used as research material for this novel.

Box 2, Folder 7

Galleon Bay, including:

 

Pacific Gas and Electric, Preliminary Hazards Summary Report, Bodega Bay Atomic Park, Unit Number 1, December 28, 1968.Used as research material for the novel.

Box 2, Folder 8

Galleon Bay, including:

 

Pacific Gas and Electric, Statement with Respect To Its Proposed Bodega Bay Atomic Park, Unit Number 1, October 23, 1964.Used as research material for the novel.

Box 3, Folder 9

Galleon Bay, including:

 

First drafts.

Box 3, Folder 10

Galleon Bay, including:

 

Final copy with publisher's over-editings, as sent to printer.

Box 3, Folder 11

Galleon Bay, including:

 

Printer's galley-proofs, with copyreader's and author's corrections.

Box 4, Folder 12

The Feuding Postmasters, including:

 

Items on the origins and planning of the novel.

 

Partial typescript work draft.

 

Copyright material.

Box 4, Folder 13

The Feuding Postmasters, including:

 

Typescript final draft.

 

Correspondence with his agent, Littauer and Wilkinson, 1967,

Physical Description: (12).
 

Correspondence with his publisher, William Morrow and Co., 1967 - 1968,

Physical Description: (32).
 

Business correspondence and letters from readers. (To be added).

Box 4, Folder 14

The Feuding Postmasters, including:

 

Printer's working copy.

Box 4, Folder 15

The Feuding Postmasters, including:

 

Printer's copy read proofs.

Box 4, Folder 16

St. John of Bohemia, Bohemian Grove Play, 1969,including:

 

Correspondence, 1966 - 1969,

Physical Description: (18).
 

Original typescript.

 

Final script, xerox copy.

Othertype Oversize

Binder # 13, containing newstand editions, or xerox copies, and copyright documents of the following short stories, which were subsequently brought together as seven of the fourteen chapters of The Nine Brides and Granny Hite: (dates refer to the issue of The Saturday Evening Post in which they appeared)

 

Mountain Woman January 17, 1948

 

The Devil's Daughter April 16, 1949

 

Granny Hite vs. The United States March 25, 1950

 

Do You Take This Woman? May 13, 1950

 

Granny Hite and the Angry Mob December 23, 1950

 

The Bashful Daughter February 24, 1951

 

Granny Hite and the Spirit Of `76 March 8, 1952

Othertype Oversize

Binder # 14, containing newstand editions, or xerox copies, and copyright documents of the following short stories, which were subsequently brought together as elements of the novel, Deepdown River:

 

The Red-Centered Quilt Liberty, March 23, 1946

 

He Loves Me Colliers, June 15, 1946

 

Moment Of Peril Saturday Evening Post, October 12, 1946

 

Stranger On the River Saturday Evening Post, September 12, 1959

 

The Real Champion Country Gentleman, October 1962

 

The Bugles and Gideon Lee Colliers, May 22, 1948

 

Deadline For Dynamite Saturday Evening Post, February 24, 1962

 

The Wolf She Howl Blue Book, January 1952

 

Whistle Across the Valley Liberty, November 11, 1944

 

The Dancing Steamboat Saturday Evening Post, January 4, 1947

Othertype Oversize

Binder # 15, containing newstand editions and xerox copies, and copyright documents of the following short stories, which subsequently were contributing elements to the novels Galleon Bay and The Feuding Postmasters:

 

The Skiff Beneath the Alder Saturday Evening Post, April 29, 1961

 

The Unveiling of Ad Dabner Saturday Evening Post, March 9, 1946

 

The Lady In the Doorway Saturday Evening Post, August 10, 1946

 

Ovid Rings the Bell Saturday Evening Post, March 22, 1947

 

Sea-gull Express This Week (San Francisco Chronicle), July 30, 1944

 

Works Of Neill C. Wilson:

 

The Nine Brides and Granny Hite, William Morrow and Co., 1952,inscribed by the author All the affection in the world to Elsie and Clarence, Neill C. Wilson.

 

Here Is the Golden Gate, William Morrow and Co., 1962.

 

Deepdown River, William Morrow and Co., 1964.

 

Galleon Bay, William Morrow and Co., 1968.

 

The Feuding Postmasters, William Morrow and Co., 1969.

 

St. John Of Bohemia, Bohemian Club, 1969.