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The Papers of Flora Armitage in the Dartmouth College Library

WMAN MS-805

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Armitage, Flora
Title Remainder: Papers. 1904-1922
Dates: 1904-1922
Identification: MS-805





Introduction

Flora Anne Armitage was born in Yorkshire, England, on October 21, 1911. In her teens, she emigrated to the United States, living in Texas with her family. In 1945, she moved to New York City and began working for the British Information Services where she was employed until her retirement. Miss Armitage died in Webster, Texas, on February 6, 1995.

Miss Armitage was the author of three published novels: Sebastian (Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1946); The Five Deceivers (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1963); and The Transformation of Mrs Arthur (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966). She was most noted for her biography of T. E. Lawrence, The Desert and the Stars: a Portrait of T. E. Lawrence (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1955), that was also published in England and translated and published in three other languages. In addition, she was noted for her short fiction and essays published in the United Kingdom.

Miss Armitage also wrote, but did not publish, at least four other novels, a series of short stories, and some poetry. At her death, she was engaged in a biography of W. H. Hudson.

The collection consists of drafts and completed manuscripts of a series of unpublished short stories and novels, the manuscripts of her biography of T. E. Lawrence, and a large body of research notes and materials on W. H. Hudson, including copies of original letters of Hudson, documents, and photographs as well as drafts of the unpublished biography.

The collection was acquired in two parts: material relating to her biography of T. E. Lawrence was a gift of the author in 1956. The bulk of the collection was a gift of the estate of Flora Armitage through the good offices of Patricia Owen in 1995. It is contained in 3 boxes utilizing 3 linear feet of shelf space. There are no restrictions on the use of the collection.






BOX 1

Correspondence



FOLDER : 1.

Sarah Lawrence College, 1987-1990



FOLDER : 2.

Literary Agent, 1987-1990



FOLDER : 3.

Miscellaneous, 1986



Poetry



FOLDER : 4.

Individual poems



FOLDER : 5.

Rhymes for Cats in Town and Country



Short Fiction



FOLDER : 6.

The Big Bend



FOLDER : 7.

Dilemma



FOLDER : 8.

Edom: The Way



FOLDER : 9.

Eternity



FOLDER : 10.

Illegal Entry



FOLDER : 11.

Message from Monorail 7



FOLDER : 12.

Mid-Watch



FOLDER : 13.

The Precursor



FOLDER : 14.

Scheherezade



FOLDER : 15.

The Way to Edom



Novels and Novellas



FOLDER : 16.

Barrett's Grandmother, correspondence, 1988-1989



FOLDER : 17.

Barrett's Grandmother, early draft, Chapter 1



FOLDER : 18.

Barrett's Grandmother, early draft, Chapter IV



FOLDER : 19.

Barrett's Grandmother, early draft, Chapter V



FOLDER : 20.

Barrett's Grandmother, early draft, Chapter VII



FOLDER : 21.

Barrett's Grandmother, early draft, Chapter X



FOLDER : 22.

Barrett's Grandmother, early draft, Chapter XI



FOLDER : 23.

Barrett's Grandmother, draft, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 24.

Barrett's Grandmother, draft, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 25.

Barrett's Grandmother, draft, pp. 101-150



FOLDER : 26.

Barrett's Grandmother, draft, pp. 151-194



FOLDER : 27.

Barrett's Grandmother, research and revision notes



FOLDER : 28.

Dark Tower, research notes



FOLDER : 29.

Dark Tower, research materials



FOLDER : 30.

Dark Tower, manuscript fragments



FOLDER : 31.

Dark Tower, manuscript, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 32.

Dark Tower, manuscript, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 33.

Dark Tower, manuscript, pp. 101-110



FOLDER : 34.

Floribunda Caper, manuscript, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 35.

Floribunda Caper, manuscript, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 36.

Floribunda Caper, manuscript, pp. 101-157



FOLDER : 37.

The Lord Expected, manuscript, I, 1-50



FOLDER : 38.

The Lord Expected, manuscript, I, 51-100



FOLDER : 39.

The Lord Expected, manuscript, I, 101-119



FOLDER : 40.

The Lord Expected, manuscript, II, 1-50



FOLDER : 41.

The Lord Expected, manuscript, II, 51-100



FOLDER : 42.

The Lord Expected, manuscript, II, 101-132



FOLDER : 43.

The Mid-Watch, research notes



FOLDER : 44.

The Mid-Watch, draft



FOLDER : 45.

The Mid-Watch, manuscript



FOLDER : 46.

Return of a Stranger, correspondence, 1987-1992



FOLDER : 47.

Return of a Stranger, research notes



FOLDER : 48.

Return of a Stranger, uncorrected copy, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 49.

Return of a Stranger, uncorrected copy, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 50.

Return of a Stranger, uncorrected copy, pp. 101-132



FOLDER : 51.

Return of a Stranger, master copy, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 52.

Return of a Stranger, master copy, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 53.

Return of a Stranger, master copy, pp. 101-153



FOLDER : 54.

Uncommonplace Book, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 55.

Uncommonplace Book, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 56.

Uncommonplace Book, pp. 101-139



Biographies



T.E. Lawrence



FOLDER : 57.

Correspondence, 1952-1956



FOLDER : 58.

Desert and the Stars, Preface and Chapter 1



FOLDER : 59.

Desert and the Stars, Chapter 2



FOLDER : 60.

Desert and the Stars, Chapter 3



FOLDER : 61.

Desert and the Stars, Chapter 4



FOLDER : 62.

Desert and the Stars, Chapter 5



FOLDER : 63.

Desert and the Stars, Chapter 6



FOLDER : 64.

Desert and the Stars, Chapter 7



FOLDER : 65.

Desert and the Stars, Chapter 8 and bibliography



FOLDER : 66.

Photographs



BOX 2

FOLDER : 1.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 1



FOLDER : 2.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 2



FOLDER : 3.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 3



FOLDER : 4.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 4



FOLDER : 5.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 5



FOLDER : 6.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 6



FOLDER : 7.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 7



FOLDER : 8.

Passionate Pilgrim, Chapter 8



FOLDER : 9.

Passionate Pilgrim, epilog



BOX 3

W. H. Hudson



FOLDER : 1.

Guggenheim Fellowship papers, 1958



FOLDER : 2.

Correspondence, 1957



FOLDER : 3.

Correspondence, January-June, 1958



FOLDER : 4.

Correspondence, July-December, 1958



FOLDER : 5.

Correspondence, 1959-1960



FOLDER : 6.

Correspondence, 1985-1990



FOLDER : 7.

Correspondence, undated



FOLDER : 8.

Microfilm, University of Michigan and unknown



FOLDER : 9.

Videotape of Hudson Museum in Argentina



FOLDER : 10.

Notebook, forebears



FOLDER : 11.

Notebook, research notes



FOLDER : 12.

Notebook, research notes



FOLDER : 13.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 14.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 15.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 16.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 17.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 18.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 19.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 20.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 21.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 22.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 23.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 24.

Hudson letters, photographs



FOLDER : 25.

Hudson letters to Ranee of Sarawak, 1904-1914, transcripts



FOLDER : 26.

Hudson letters to Ranee of Sarawak, 1914-1915, transcripts



FOLDER : 27.

Hudson letters to Ranee of Sarawak, 1916, transcripts



FOLDER : 28.

Hudson letters to Ranee of Sarawak, 1917-1919, transcripts



FOLDER : 29.

Hudson letters, miscellaneous transcripts



FOLDER : 30.

Hudson letters, University of Michigan, transcripts



FOLDER : 31.

Hudson letters, Smithsonian Institution, transcripts



FOLDER : 32.

Hudson letters, notes and extracts



FOLDER : 33.

Transcripts of letters of others



FOLDER : 34.

Map of Penzance



FOLDER : 35.

Photographs



FOLDER : 36.

Notes and extracts from publications



FOLDER : 37.

Research notes



FOLDER : 38.

Genealogy



FOLDER : 39.

Clippings and articles



FOLDER : 40.

Certified copy of Hudson's marriage certificate



FOLDER : 41.

Notes and clippings on Argentina



FOLDER : 42.

Will, typed copy with notes on persons named in will



FOLDER : 43.

Bibliographical notes and extracts from the files of R. Gordon Wasson



FOLDER : 44.

Bibliography



FOLDER : 45.

Idyl of the Pampas, typescript



FOLDER : 46.

Image of Rima, typescript



FOLDER : 47.

Tender Savage, typescript, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 48.

Tender Savage, typescript, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 49.

Tender Savage, typescript, pp. 101-150



FOLDER : 50.

Tender Savage, typescript, pp. 151-200



FOLDER : 51.

Tender Savage, typescript, pp. 201-213



FOLDER : 52.

Tender Savage, incomplete, pp. 1-50



FOLDER : 53.

Tender Savage, incomplete, pp. 51-100



FOLDER : 54.

Tender Savage, incomplete, pp. 101-150



FOLDER : 55.

Tender Savage, incomplete, pp. 151-200



FOLDER : 56.

Tender Savage, incomplete, pp. 201-250



FOLDER : 57.

Tender Savage, incomplete, pp. 251-284



FOLDER : 58.

Tender Savage, manuscript fragments



FOLDER : 59.

Tender Savage, manuscript fragments



FOLDER : 60.

Tender Savage, manuscript fragments



FOLDER : 61.

Tender Savage, manuscript fragments