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box 1, folder 1

Miscellaneous 1951-1968

 

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 Contents 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 undated, 1959, 1961

Physical Description: (3).
 

Items on professional writing 1963-1967

Physical Description: (4).
box 1, folder 2

The Nine Brides and Granny Hite

 

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

 

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

 

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

box 2, folder 5

Galleon Bay

 

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

 

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

 

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

box 2, folder 8

Galleon Bay

 

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

box 3, folder 9

Galleon Bay

 

First drafts

box 3, folder 10

Galleon Bay

 

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

box 3, folder 11

Galleon Bay

 

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

box 4, folder 12

The Feuding Postmasters

 

Items on the origins and planning of the novel

 

Partial typescript work draft

 

Copyright material

box 4, folder 13

The Feuding Postmasters

 

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

 

Printer's working copy

box 4, folder 15

The Feuding Postmasters

 

Printer's copy read proofs

box 4, folder 16

“St. John of Bohemia,” Bohemian Grove Play 1969

 

Correspondence 1966-1969

Physical Description: (18).
 

Original typescript

 

Final script, photocopy

Box 5

Binder # 13, containing newstand editions, or photocopies, 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

Box 5

Binder # 14, containing newstand editions, or photocopies, 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

Box 5

Binder # 15, containing newstand editions and photocopies, 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., inscribed by the author “All the affection in the world to Elsie and Clarence, Neill C. Wilson.” 1952

 

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