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Z 0301.000
WELTY (EUDORA) COLLECTION
Series 7. The Bride of the Innisfallen

1950-1955; n.d.
0.83 cubic ft.

Note on arrangement and description:

The description of the material originally in this series was written by Welty scholar Suzanne Marrs. Material added to this series from the Welty estate bequest has been described by the archivist, and appears in bold font. The longer drafts have been subdivided for better preservation: the first and second parts of these are indicated in the description and on the folders by numbers with subletters: “1a,” “1b,” etc.

Every piece of material in this series has been numbered by the archivist. These numbers will be found on the items, and on the folders in brackets. However, in the description below, all numbers mentioned are those originally assigned to the pages by Eudora Welty or her publishers.

Drafts of Individual Stories

No Place for You, My Love”

  Box Folder
“No Place for You, My Love.” n.d. 25 pieces.
Typescript; pages [1]-24 plus a second version of page 2; numerous handwritten revisions, including revision of the title from “The Gorgon's Head” to “No Place for You, My Love.”
11 1
[“No Place for You, My Love.”] n.d. 14 pieces.
Typescript, incomplete; pages 8, 11, a page headed “Galley 14,” pages 12, 12, 14, 17-18, 20 insert, 20-21, 23-25; 2 pages are carbons; numerous handwritten revisions; incorporates the changes Welty calls for in the typescript above.
11 2
“No Place for You, My Love.” 1952. 4 pieces.
Tear sheets from The New Yorker 20 Sept. 1952: 37-44.
11 3

“The Burning”

  Box Folder
“The Ghosts.” n.d. 23 pieces.
Typescript; pages [1]-22 and original cover on grey Russell & Volkening letterhead construction paper; handwritten revisions; seems to be the earliest version of the story; handwritten note from Welty on the cover: “Published in another version as ‘The Burning.’ Published in another altered version in Collected Stories.
11 4
“Harm’s Way?” n.d. 22 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-22; this is a carbon of “The Ghosts,” described immediately above; handwritten title; a few handwritten revisions.
11 5
“Miss Theo, Miss Myra, Florabel.” n.d. 19 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-19; handwritten title; a few handwritten revisions.
11 6
“The Burning.” n.d. 20 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-19, an additional page 17; handwritten revisions; incorporates changes suggested in “Miss Theo, Miss Myra, Florabel” (above); Welty’s handwritten notation on page 1 reads: “2nd version published Harper’s Bazaar.”
11 7
[“The Burning.”] n.d. 5 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pp. 15-19; clean copy; another carbon of pages 15-19 described directly above, but sent to John Robinson with “Miss Theo, Miss Myra, Florabel,” described above.
11 8
[“The Burning.”] n.d. 5 pieces.
Carbon typescript, with pages numbered by Welty as 15-19. A duplicate of the one sent to John Robinson (above), this carbon typescript was enclosed with a letter to Diarmuid Russell marked “Wednesday,” [October 1950], describing revisions for the draft. See Series 29a, Box 147.
11 9
“The Burning.” n.d. 21 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-20, plus page 2A; almost clean copy; a few revisions and corrections; Welty’s handwritten notation on page 1 reads “Not last version.”
11 10
“The Burning.” n.d. 23 pieces.
Typescript; pages [1]-20, plus page 2A; pages 1-14 are ribbon originals of the carbons described immediately above; pages 15-16 vary from carbons because of cut/paste revisions; pages 17-20 are newly typed sheets; numerous handwritten revisions; Welty’s handwritten notation at head of the typescript reads: “Last version (?).”
11 11
“The Burning” n.d. 4 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages 17-20; carbons of pages 17-20 described directly above; uncorrected.
11 12

“The Bride of the Innisfallen”

  Box Folder
“The Bride of the Innisfallen.” n.d. 31 pieces.
Carbon typescript, incomplete; pages 13-42, with an additional page 20; handwritten revisions to this draft typed into subsequent drafts.
12 1
“The Bride of the Innisfallen.” n.d. 42 pieces.
Typescript; pages [1]-42; a few handwritten revisions; Welty’s signature at the top of page [1].
12 2a-2b
“The Bride of the Innisfallen.” n.d. 42 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-42; pages 1-35 are purple carbons, pages 36-42 are black carbons; purple carbons are carbons of pages [1]-35 described immediately above; handwritten revisions to black carbons conform to typed text in version directly above.
12 3a-3b
“The Bride of the Innisfallen.” 1951. 15 pieces.
Tear sheets, The New Yorker, 1 Dec. 1951: 53-56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70-84; numerous handwritten revisions.
12 4

“Ladies in Spring”

  Box Folder
“Ladies in Spring” n.d. 19 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-19; handwritten and typed revisions; one addition in a hand other than Welty’s; handwritten title revised three times: the penciled phrase “The Ladies of” has been added to the ink title “Spring,” and the entire title has then been rejected; the title “The Ladies are Coming” has also been rejected in favor of “Ladies in Spring.”
12 5

“Circe”

  Box Folder
“Circe.” n.d. 11 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-11; a few handwritten revisions; Welty has written “Last version” at the head of page [1].
12 6

“Kin”

  Box Folder
“Kin.” n.d. 47 pieces.
Typescript; pages [1]-44, plus pages 17A, 37A, 40A; handwritten revisions.
12 7a-7b
“Kin.” n.d. 48 pieces.
Carbon typescript; handwritten title page, pages [1]-44 plus 17A, 37A, 40A; carbon of typescript described directly above, except for title page and page 22; handwritten and typed alterations are designed to make this version conform to version described immediately above, though some changes have not been made; queries in a hand other than Welty’s.
12 8a-8b
“Kin.” n.d. 7 pieces.
Typescript, incomplete; pages 1, 43, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51; numerous handwritten revisions which typically conform to the text of the story in The Bride of the Innisfallen, an indication that these pages were written after those described in the two preceding entries.
12 9
“Kin.” [1952]. 5 pieces.
This incomplete carbon typescript includes pages 35-37, 39, and 40 as numbered by Welty. There are corrections by Welty, handwritten in pencil. This version was originally sent to Diarmuid Russell with a letter dated “Thursday” [May 9, 1952]. See Series 29a, Box 147.
12 10
“Kin.” 1952. 15 pieces.
Tear sheets from The New Yorker 15 Nov. 1952: 39-48, 50, 52-54, 56, 58-60, 62, 64-67.
 12 11

“Going to Naples”

  Box Folder
“The Mother of Us All.” n.d. 63 pieces.
Typescript; pages [1]-59 plus pages 41A, 52A, cover and end pages; a few handwritten revisions; the grey Russell & Volkening cover contains the title and Welty 's handwritten note: “Early version of ‘Going to Naples’.”
13 1a-1b
“The Mother of Us All.” n.d. 64 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-59, plus 22A, 41A, 52A, and an additional page 45; identical to ribbons listed directly above except for page 22A and the additional page 45; a few handwritten alterations designed to make this version conform with the version described immediately above; a manila envelope stored with this draft has Welty’s handwritten notation, “Carbon of original of ‘Going to Naples’.”
13 2a-2b
[“Going to Naples.”] n.d. 53 pieces.
Carbon typescript; pages [1]-53; two titles have been typed in ribbon and then rejected—“The Pitcher at the Fountain” has been lined out in ink, “Going to Naples” lined out in pencil; handwritten revisions.
13 3a-3b

Proofs

“The Bride of the Innisfallen”

  Box Folder
“The Bride of the Innisfallen” ca. 1955. 37 pieces.
Proof sheets of numbered pages 47-83. These are apparently proofs for the version appearing in The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories (New York: by Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955). The last two pages of the proof have corrections in red ink.
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