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Collection Number: 04294

Collection Title: Walker Percy Papers, circa 1910-1996

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Size About 2200 items (27.0 linear feet)
Abstract Walker Percy was raised in Georgia, Alabama, and Greenville, Miss., and lived most of his adult life in Covington, La. He was the author of six published novels: The Moviegoer (1961), The Last Gentleman (1966), Love in the Ruins (1971), Lancelot (1977), The Second Coming (1980), and The Thanatos Syndrome (1987). He also wrote "The Gramercy Winner" and "The Charterhouse," neither of which was published during his lifetime. Works of non-fiction include The Message in the Bottle (1975), Lost in the Cosmos (1983), and "Symbol and Existence: A Study in Meaning" (collected essays, unpublished as a collection). He also wrote numerous short stories, book reviews, philosophical pieces relating to language and to religion, especially Catholicism. The collection includes drafts, notes, and other materials relating to all of Percy's major works and to many of his shorter efforts. Also included are subject files containing source materials and other items relating to authors and topics in which he was particularly interested, including religious themes in literature and the intellectual life of the American South. There are also materials relating to John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces (1980), which Percy helped publish. The collection contains a large amount of correspondence with authors, critics, and others. Most significant among Percy's correspondents were Shelby Foote, a life-long friend; Caroline Gordon, who, in the early 1950s, offered Percy in-depth critiques of his work and pointers on writing in general; and Donald Barthelme, who wrote about Percy's submissions to the journal Forum. Other correspondents include Zoltan Abadi Nagy, Malcolm Bell, Cleanth Brooks, Gary M. Ciuba, James Collins, Ansley Cope, John William Corrington, Robert Woodham Daniel, John N. Deely, Clifton Fadiman, Robert Giroux, Peter Handke, John Hofer, Paul Horgan, Kenneth Laine Ketner, Victor A. Kramer, Bernald Malamud, Jacques Maritain, Doug Marlette, Thomas Merton, Flannery O'Connor, Walter J. Ong, J. F. Powers, Thomas A. Sebeok, Elizabeth Spencer, Lewis P. Simpson, Allen Tate, Mark Taylor, Gene Usdin, Henry Babcock Veatch, Eudora Welty, and C. Vann Woodward. There are also over 200 formal and informal photographs, most of Percy with his family, including his uncle William Alexander Percy, but some of Percy with Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Eudora Welty, Cleanth Brooks, C. Vann Woodward, Elizabeth Spencer, Louis D. Rubin Jr., Ernest Gaines, Shelby Foote, and others. Also included are several hats and a sweater belonging to Percy.
Creator Percy, Walker, 1916-1990.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Series VI contains materials closed to research at the request of Mary Bernice Townsend Percy.
Restrictions to Use
Entire collection: copying is prohibited.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Copyright for Walker Percy materials is retained by Mary Bernice Townsend Percy.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Walker Percy Papers #4294, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Walker Percy of Covington, La., in December 1981 (Acc. 81142), April 1983 (Acc. 83013), and May 1989 (Acc. 89040). E. T. P. Boone letters transferred from the Rare Book Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill, in September 1989 (Acc. 89108). Received from Malcomb Bell Jr. in July 1990 (Acc. 90070) and December 1991 (Acc. 91177); Elizabeth Spencer in September 1990 (Acc. 90122); Doris Betts in September 1990 (Acc. 90123); Louis D. Rubin Jr. in September 1990 (Acc. 90124); Helen M. Barthelme in April 1991 (Acc. 91051); Charles Barrett in February 1992 (Acc. 92025); Weldon Thornton in March 1993 (Acc. 93044); Ansley Cope in June 1993 (Acc. 93071) and March 1994 (Acc. 94045); and Ruel Tyson in April 1999 (Acc. 98352). Received from Mary Bernice Townsend Percy and Mary Pratt Percy Lobdell of Covington, La., in May 1992 (Acc. 92062 and 92063), September 1993 (Acc. 93123), May 1994 (Acc. 94065), June 1994 (Acc. 94083), October 1994 (Acc. 94139), January 1995 (Acc. 95107), and July 2007 (Acc. 100745). Received from H. Patrick Oglesby of Chapel Hill, N.C., in January 1995 (Acc. 95017); Gene Usdin of New Orleans, La., in December 1996 (Acc. 96185); Lynn Roundtree of Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 2002 (Acc. 99199); Donald Miles Johnson of Macon, Ga., in February 2003 (Acc. 99437); Marianne Steiner of Milwaukie, Ore., in December 2003 (Acc. 99677); Willis B. Glover of Durham, N.C., in January 2007 (Acc. 100578); Mary Bernice Townsend Percy of Covington, La., in February 2008 (Acc. 100858), April 2008 (Acc. 100904), and December 2008 (Acc. 101028); John R. Hofer in March 2008 (Acc. 100886); LeRoy Percy Jr. in June 2008 (Acc. 100949); Mary Bernice Townsend Percy of Covington, La., in July 2012 (Acc. 101631). Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781) was transferred from the Rare Book Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Novelist and essayist Walker Percy was born 28 May 1916 in Birmingham, Ala., the oldest son of Leroy Pratt and Martha Phinizy Percy. After his father's death in 1929, when Percy was 13, the family lived in Athens, Ga., until 1930 when his mother moved the family to Greenville, Miss. Martha Phinizy Percy died on 2 April 1932 in an automobile accident. Thereafter, Percy and his two brothers lived with their father's cousin, William Alexander Percy, lawyer, landowner, and poet of Greenville, Miss. From Greenville, Percy went to the University of North Carolina (B.A., chemistry, 1937) and then to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, from which he was graduated in 1941. The next year, while working as an intern, he contracted tuberculosis and spent the following two years in a sanatorium in the Adirondacks. An attempt to return to Columbia to teach in 1944 failed when he suffered a relapse. Upon his recovery, Percy decided to abandon medicine in favor of a career in writing.

In 1946, Percy married Mary Townsend ("Bunt"), a native of Mississippi, and settled shortly afterwards in Covington, La. He and his wife became Roman Catholics at about the time of their marriage. Percy published a number of essays in the 1950s and his first published novel, The Moviegoer, won the 1962 National Book Award for fiction. Other published novels were The Last Gentleman (1966), Love in the Ruins (1971), Lancelot (1977), The Second Coming (1980), and The Thanatos Syndrome (1987). He published two works of non-fiction, The Message in the Bottle (1975) and Lost in the Cosmos (1983).

Walker Percy died of cancer on 10 May 1990. He was survived by his wife and their two daughters, Mary Pratt Percy Lobdell and Ann Boyd Percy Moores.

(This note draws from material in Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary; Robert Coles, Walker Percy: An American Search; and the Encyclopedia of Southern History.)

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These papers consist chiefly of material produced by Walker Percy while working on his six published novels, two published book-length works of non-fiction, various essays and reviews, and three unpublished long works--two fiction (one of which is not extant) and one non-fiction.

The collection is arranged in seven series: Novels (Series I), Other Works (Series II), Correspondence (Series III), Subject Files (Series IV), Other Papers (Series V), Restricted Material (Series VI), and Pictures (Series VII).

For most of the published book-length works in Series I and II, there are notes, partial and/or preliminary drafts, complete or nearly complete drafts, and sets of galley and/or page proofs. For the unpublished works, there are one or two complete drafts (with the exception of "The Charterhouse," for which there is only a page of notes). In Series II, there are also numerous essays, interviews, book reviews, speeches, and short stories by Percy. Correspondence in Series III contains a large amount of correspondence with authors, critics, and others, including Shelby Foote, Caroline Gordon, Flannery O'Connor, and Thomas Merton. Subject files in Series IV are resource materials compiled by Percy on various subjects. In Series V, there is a draft of John Kennedy Toole's "Ignatius Reilly" and photocopies of correspondence, 1964-1966, relating to the book. Percy was instrumental in the posthumous publication of this work A Confederacy of Dunces (1980).

Materials in Series VI are restricted at the request of Mary Bernice Townsend Percy as of the date of this inventory and a few letters from the December 1996 addition. Series VII contains photographs.

The material received in 1981 (all filed in Series I and II) was accompanied by an inventory, prepared by Percy, briefly listing the items transferred. The present arrangement of those items generally follows the order established by Percy in that inventory. Percy listed items in the general order of their production; the present arrangement differs from Percy's order only when a different order of production is apparent or in cases of obvious filing errors.

Percy briefly identified some of the items received in the 1983 and 1989 additions; those identifications were used in preparing the descriptions of those items. With a few exceptions, the 1983 and 1989 items in Series I and II follow the 1981 items for each work. For "The Gramercy Winner," all items were part of the 1983 addition. Lost in the Cosmos items were received in 1983, 1989, and 1994. The Thanatos Syndrome items were part of the 1989 and 1994 additions.

In the descriptions of items in Series I and II, "leaf" refers to a sheet of paper and "page" to a side of a sheet bearing typescript or handwriting (autograph manuscript). A leaf with writing on both recto and verso thus consists of two pages. Leaves not assigned numbers by Percy were numbered during processing. Some leaves to which Percy assigned numbers were given additional numbers during processing in order to provide consecutive numbering schemes and to assure preservation of the original order of leaves. For galley and page proofs, only the number of leaves is indicated in order to avoid confusion due to multiple pages printed on each leaf.

The additions of 1994 contain drafts and proofs of Lost in the Cosmos and The Thanatos Syndrome, many essays (and some apparently unfinished longer works), as well as notes and much significant correspondence. Items received in May 1994 were accompanied by an annotated item list prepared when the material was acquired. Items from this addition have been integrated into the collection, but retain the numbers from the item list in parenthesis after the description (e.g., Received May 1994, #423). In Series I and II, these items have been placed after earlier accessions, despite the possibility of earlier production. Two folders, 209 and 210, were part of the May 1994 accession, but do not appear on the item list.

The materials in the Addition of December 1996 have been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and are described so that the materials in this addition can be clearly identified. The addition adds materials to Series III Correspondence. The correspondence, 1971-1990, is between Walker Percy and Gene Usdin; there are also copies of clippings about Percy.

The Addition of January 2007 has been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and is described so that the item can be clearly identified. This addition adds a letter from Walker Percy to Willis B. Glover to Series III.

The Addition of July 2007 has been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and is described so that materials in the addition can be clearly identified. This addition adds materials to Series I, II, III, IV, V, and VII. The materials added to Series I consist of several drafts of the novel The Thanatos Syndrome. Items added to Series II consist of one typescript of the unpublished work "Symbol and Existence: A Study in Meaning" and a number of drafts of speeches and articles written by Percy. Materials added to Series III consist of 16 letters between Walker Percy and family, friends, and business acquaintances. Subject files added to Series IV contain notes, source materials, printed materials, and published materials written about Percy. Materials added to Series V include several works written by others that were given to Percy, as well three hats and a sweater that belonged to him. Materials added to Series VII are about 225 photographs, circa 1910-1990 and undated (bulk 1940-1989). Many of these photographs depict members of Percy's family, but some show Walker Percy with Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Eudora Welty, and Shelby Foote, and others.

The materials in the Addition of February 2008 have been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and are described so that materials in the addition can be clearly identified. This addition adds materials to Series I, II, III, and IV. The materials added to Series I consist of a typescript of the novel The Thanatos Syndrome and a folder of materials related to that novel. Materials added to Series II include a draft of "How to be an American Novelist in Spite of being Southern and Catholic," a speech entitled Love and Death, two untitled drafts, and a draft by Walker Percy regarding Jan Gretlund's collection of writings about Percy. Materials added to Series III include photocopies of two letters by Walker Percy to a Dr. Hodd, 1989-1990. Materials regarding a collection of verse and letters by William Alexander Percy were added to Series IV.

The Addition of March 2008 has been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and is described so that materials from the addition can be clearly identified. This addition adds materials to Series III Correspondence. The letter dated 17 August 1975 is from Walker Percy to John Hofer and concerns their ontological and metaphysical differences.

The materials in the Addition of April 2008 and the Addition of December 2008 have been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and are described so that materials in these additions can be clearly identified. These additions add approximately 100 photographs of Percy and his family and friends to Series VII Pictures.

The materials in the Addition of June 2008 have been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and are described after similar materials from the original deposit so that materials in this addition can be clearly identified. The addition adds to Series V Other Materials undated notes kept by Walker Percy that were removed from between the pages of primarily non-fiction works on the topics of philosophy and language.

The materials in the Addition of July 2012 have been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and are described so that materials in this addition can be clearly identified. This addition adds materials to Series I.A, II.B, II.D, and III. The materials added to Series I.A include an essay about the publication history of The Moviegoer and two related letters. The materials added to Series II.B include a single page (numbered 248) of typescript draft, followed by about thiry handwritten pages, possibly pertaining to Lost in the Cosmos. The materials added to Series II.D Other Writings include typescripts of a 1989 letter by Percy to the editor of Commonweal and essays titled "Why Are You Catholic" and "Some Random Thoughts About Culture, the Church, and Evangelization"; a Lenten journal beginning "Ash Wednesday"; handwritten notes and a typescript of an essay titled "Two Beliefs"; and handwritten notes on religion and fiction. The materials added to Series III are chiefly letters to Walker Percy regarding publishing and other related matters.

The materials in the Addition of April 2013 have been filed with similar materials from the original deposit and are described so that materials in this addition can be clearly identified. This addition adds materials to Series III, IV, V, and VII. The materials added to Series II include copies and transcriptions of correspondence between Walker Percy and David Duty, regarding Duty's dissertation on educational psychology. The materials added to Series IV are chiefly Percy's semiotics research files of published and unpublished journal articles. There are also a few sheets of handwritten notes by Percy. The materials added to Series V include copies of a dissertation on Walker Percy and an article about Will Percy and his contemporaries. The materials added to Series VII chiefly include black-and-white and color publicity portraits of Walker Percy.

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Contents list

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I. Novels, early 1950s-1987.
A. The Moviegoer (published 1961).
Original Deposit.
Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): The Moviegoer (published 1961).
B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966).
C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971).
D. Lancelot (published 1977).
E. The Second Coming (published 1980).
F. The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987).
Original Deposit.
Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987).
Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987).
G. The Gramercy Winner (unpublished).
H: The Charterhouse (unpublished).
II. Other Works.
A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975).
B. Lost in the Cosmos (published 1983).
Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994).
Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Lost in the Cosmos (published 1983).
C. Symbol and Existence: A Study in Meaning (unpublished).
Original Deposit.
Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Symbol and Existence: A Study in Meaning (unpublished).
D. Other Writings.
Original Deposit.
Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings.
Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Other Writings.
Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Other Writings.
III. Correspondence, 1923-1992 and undated.
Original Deposit.
Addition of December 1996 (Acc. 96185): Correspondence, 1971-1990
Addition of January 2007 (Acc. 100578): Correspondence, 1980.
Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Correspondence, 1923-1992 and undated.
Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Correspondence, 1989-1990.
Addition of March 2008 (Acc. 100886): Correspondence, 1975.
Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Correspondence, 1953-1996.
Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Correspondence, 1978-1992.
IV. Subject Files, circa 1950-1990.
Original Deposit.
Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990.
Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Subject Files, circa 1921-1922.
Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s.
V. Other Materials.
A. Ignatius Reilly by John Kennedy Toole. Published as A Confederacy of Dunces (1980).
Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Materials.
Addition of June 2008 (Acc. 100949): Other Materials
Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Other Materials
VI. Restricted Material.
VII. Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated.
Original Deposit, 1946 and undated (received 1989 and 2003).
Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated.
Addition of April 2008 (Acc. 100904): Pictures, 1940s-1980s.
Addition of December 2008 (Acc. 101028): Pictures, 1917, 1940s-1990s.
Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Pictures, circa 1940s-1950s, 1980-1990.

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124 items.

Note that this series contains materials from a number of additions made to the original deposit. Most additions have been integrated into the original deposit with the date of the additions noted individually where they occur. However, materials in the Addition of July 2007 (Folders 515-520), which includes six drafts of the novel The Thanatos Syndrome, and the Addition of February 2008 (Folder 577), which includes a typescript of The Thanatos Syndrome with editor's marks, appear after the corresponding material in the original deposit.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse A. The Moviegoer (published 1961).

Notes, outlines, draft material, the setting copy, and proofs. Included are a short story with a similar title (Folder 2), an early draft (Folder 3), which is relatively complete, and the bulk of a later draft (Folder 4). See Series III, folder 358, for a draft of Chapter 1 that was enclosed in correspondence with Donald Barthelme.

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Folder 1

Outlines, draft material, and notes (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, and autograph manuscript, 37 leaves [about 57 pages]. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:1) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 1

Folder 2

Draft of a short story titled "Confessions of a Moviegoer (from the Diary of the Last Romantic)" (ribbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 19 leaves [about 34 pages]). Percy identified this as a "short early version." Folder 9 is closely related. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 2

Folder 3

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 442 leaves [about 858 pages]). Titled "The Confessions of a Moviegoer," and identified by Percy as "original manuscript." Leaf 1 is missing. Notes are included on some pages. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:A Folder A:3) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 3

Folder 4

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes, 268 leaves [about 269 pages]). Leaves are numbered 12-258, with leaves 13, 225, 235, and 240 missing, and with 25 additional leaves. Material seems to be missing at the end of this draft. Note that page 152A does not appear to relate to adjacent text; it may belong to a draft no longer extant. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:A Folder A:4) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 4

Folder 5

Draft (carbon typescript, 62 leaves [about 62 pages]). Percy identified this as "assorted carbons." Included are scattered runs of from two to five pages and isolated individual pages. For the most part, these pages are not copies of pages in previous items. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:5) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 5

Folder 6

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 48 leaves [about 73 pages]). Titled "Carnival in Gentilly." A story by this name appeared in Forum, Volume 3, #4 (Summer 1960), pages 4-18. This item is a version of Chapter 2 of The Moviegoer. Note that the text on the last page ends in mid-sentence--final pages are missing. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:6) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 6

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Setting copy (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 269 leaves [269 pages]). Proofreader's queries appear on a few pages. For front matter, see folder 10. (Formerly I:A:Folder A:7.1-2) (Received 1981) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 7-8

Folder 9

Draft of short story titled "Confessions of a Moviegoer (from the Diary of the Last Romantic)" (carbon typescript, 21 leaves [21 pages]). Slightly different version of Item A-2. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:8 #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 9

Folder 10

Front matter from setting copy (folder 7-8) (ribbon and carbon typescript with editor's notations, 9 leaves [9 pages]). Included are three drafts of title page, copyright notice, dedication, quotation, biographical note, and other material. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:9) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 10

Folder 11

Galley proofs (with editor's notations and corrections, 84 leaves). Labeled "Author's proof," dated 16 December 1960, except for title page, which is dated 22 December 1960. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:10) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 11

Folder 12

Page proofs (with a few editor's notations, 83 leaves), dated 20 January 1961. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:11) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 12

Folder 13

Two transcript pages of page 254 of The Moviegoer. (Received May 1994, #60) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:12) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 13

Folder 14

Material concerning a Norton Critical Edition of The Moviegoer. (Received May 1994, #252) (Formerly I:A:Folder A:13) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 14

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3 items.

Unpublished manuscript of Heather Moore, "Walker Percy's The Moviegoer: A Publication History" and two letters to Bunt Percy from the author seeking copyright permissions.

Folder 588

Moore, Heather, 1992 #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): The Moviegoer (published 1961)." Folder 588

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Character sketches, notes, outlines, draft material, editor's comments and some source material, the setting copy, and galley proofs. Folder 15 includes notes about characters and ideas for the novel, as does the early portion of the item Percy called "first draft" (Folder 16). In addition to the setting copy, four other relatively complete drafts are included (Folders 17-27 and 29-31). Editor's comments are included in Folder 28.

Folder 15

Character sketches, other notes, and outlines (autograph manuscript, 154 leaves [about 233 pages]). Percy identified this as "Notebook sketches and notes about characters." Included are notes about characters not appearing in the published version. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:1) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 15

Folder 16

Draft (autograph manuscript and ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 261 leaves [about 457 pages]). Identified as "First Draft (pencil)" By Percy. The first 28 leaves (not numbered by Percy) include notes about characters, plot, etc., as well as draft material. Leaves numbered by Percy run through leaf 259 with 42 numbered leaves missing and 17 additional leaves. Leaves 44 and 45 include marginal notes in a different hand. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:2) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 16

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Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Draft (autograph manuscript and ribbon and carbon typescript with autograph changes, 785 leaves [about 1260 pages]). Percy identified this item as "Second draft (type plus script)." Occasional notes are included. Leaf 782 is dated 7 September 1963, and leaf 783 20 March 1964. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:3.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 17-19

Folder 20-21

Folder 20

Folder 21

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes, 476 leaves [about 477 pages]). Described by Percy as "Carbon of early version of TLG," this mayBe the third draft. Leaves were numbered by Percy. Leaves 1 and 308 are lacking, although no text seems missing between leaves 307 and 309. In some cases, two versions of a passage follow one another on consecutive pages. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:4.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 20-21

Folder 22-24

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 634 leaves [about 1114 pages]). Identified by Percy as "Final Typescript, with corrections," this does not appear to be a final version, but rather the draft prepared by Percy after receiving comments from Patricia Schartle, an editor with Percy's literary agent (see Folder 50). Notes, probably in Schartle's hand, appear on many pages. There are also occasional notes in Percy's hand. Note that page 559 is a letter from "Perrine," Tesuque, New Mexico, to Percy, dated 27 January [no year]. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:5.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 22-24

Folder 25-27

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 514 leaves [about 721 pages]). Percy identified Folders 25-27 and 28 as Typescript "(...with letters and source material...), corrected in pencil, with additions." Folders 25-27 are apparently a complete draft. Leaves were numbered by Percy. Leaves 102-108 are missing, although no text seems missing. There are content notes on page 1, notes to "Berry" on pages 1 and 433A, and occasional queries and marginal notes in what appears to be a hand other than Percy's. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:6A.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 25-27

Folder 28

Outline, letter, and source material, filed by Percy in Folders 25-27 (8-page outline, 4-page letter from editor, three items source material). Letter is from Elizabeth R. Otis of McIntosh and Otis, Inc., literary agents, to Percy, 7 August 1964, with a 3-page attachment consisting of comments by Patricia Schartle on Centennial (apparently an early title for TLG). Printed items, which apparently served as source material, consist of The Councilor, Volume 3, #1 (16 January 1965); an undated and untitled clipping from The Councilor; and Everybody Knows My Name by Robert Brustein, a review of Nothing Personal by Richard Avedon and James Baldwin, clipped from the New York Review of Books, 16 December 1964), and annotated by Percy. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:6B #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 28

Folder 29-30

Folder 29

Folder 30

Draft (carbon typescript, 470 leaves [470 pages]). Copy of Folders 25-27 with autograph corrections and insertions. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:6C.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 29-30

Folder 31

Partial draft (mostly ribbon typescript, 152 leaves [158 pages]). Copy of latter part of Folders 25-27, with extensive revision by Percy in early pages. Pages numbered 254-436. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:6D) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 31

Folder 32-34

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Setting copy (ribbon typescript, 470 leaves [470 pages]). Identified by Percy as "corrected typescript of third(?) draft." Proofreader's queries appear on a few pages. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:7.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 32-34

Folder 35

Draft (ribbon and carbon typescript, 91 leaves [93 pages]). Early draft with autograph corrections and insertions by Percy. Leaf 1 is missing. Leaves 2-40 are ribbon and leaves 41-92 are carbon copies. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:8A) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 35

Folder 36

Draft (carbon typescript, 92 leaves [92 pages]). Copy of Folder 35 (including leaf 1) with a few autograph corrections and marginal comments not in Percy's hand. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:8B) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 36

Folder 37

Draft (ribbon typescript, 148 leaves [148 pages]). Later draft with minor autograph additions and changes. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:9A) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 37

Folder 38

Draft (carbon typescript, 98 leaves [98 pages]). Copy of latter part of Folder 37. Leaves numbered 50-148. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:9B) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 38

Folder 39

Galley proofs (bound, 271 leaves). Labeled "uncorrected proof," although there are occasional typographical corrections. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:10) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 39

Folder 40

Front matter for the setting copy of TLG. (Received May 1994, #102) (Formerly I:B:Folder B:11) #04294, Subseries: "B. The Last Gentleman (published 1966)." Folder 40

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971).

Notes, source material, outlines, draft material, the setting copy, and proofs. Folder 42 consists of source material. Notes are included in many items, but appear most extensively in Folders 41 and 51-52. Other items are chiefly either drafts of parts of the work or relatively complete drafts. The fullest drafts, in addition to the setting copy, are Folders 47-48, the bulk of 51-52, and 53-58.

Folder 41

Draft material and notes (autograph manuscript, 41 leaves [66 pages]). Leaf 33 is dated 3 February 1966. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:1A) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 41

Folder 42

Source material (12 printed items, some annotated). Newspaper and magazine clippings, some with autograph annotations, identified by Percy as "source clippings." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:1B) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 42

Folder 43

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 71 leaves [71 pages]). "Journal of a Bad Catholic near the End of the World" and (beginning with leaf 34) "The Smith Qualitative-Quantitative Lapsometer." Leaf 1 is missing. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:2A) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 43

Folder 44

Draft (carbon typescript, 82 leaves [82 pages]). Copy of Folder 43, with leaf 1 including, dated 27 April 1967, included. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:2B) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 44

Folder 45

Draft (carbon typescript, 173 leaves [173 pages]). First leaf begins "Noon, July 4, In the Subdivision." Leaves were numbered by Percy. Leaves 8-10 and 86 are missing. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:3) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 45

Folder 46

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 19 leaves [19 pages]). First leaf is dated 5 March 1968 and begins "Waiting on the Interstate, thirty minutes to go." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:4) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 46

Folder 47-48

Folder 47

Folder 48

Draft with notes (autograph manuscript and typescript [almost all ribbon] with autograph changes, 396 leaves [715 pages]). Leaf 1 is dated 5 June 1968; leaf 2, 25 June 1968; and leaf 31, 6 May 1968. Included are frequent notes about the work and occasional references to other authors and other works. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:5A.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 47-48

Folder 49

Draft (autograph manuscript, 60 leaves [104 pages]). As received at the Southern Historical Collection, the pages now constituting this item were folded together and positioned among pages of Folders 47-48; they bear no apparent particular relation to Folders 47-48. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:5B) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 49

Folder 50

Draft (carbon typescript, 33 leaves [33 pages]). Leaves 1-10 are copies of leaves 31-40 in Folder 50, and all but one of the remaining leaves are copies of leaves in Item 7. There appears to be no other copy of leaf 25. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:6) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 50

Folder 51-52

Folder 51

Folder 52

Notes, outline, draft (ribbon and carbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 341 leaves [488 pages]). Leaves 1-23 consist entirely of notes and outlines; the remaining pages are chiefly draft material. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:7.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 51-52

Folder 53-54

Folder 53

Folder 54

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, and autograph manuscript, 650 leaves [about 1256 pages]). Percy identified this item as "Early (earliest) version: 'How to Make Love in the Ruins.' "Although there are gaps in Percy's original numbering scheme, this item appears to be a relatively complete composite draft. Occasional notes are included throughout. The final leaf is dated 19 January 1970. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:8A.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 53-54

Folder 56-58

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Draft (carbon typescript, 657 leaves [657 pages]). Carbon of Folders 53-54, with identical gaps in page- numbering scheme. Autograph changes are not included, but there are autograph comments on page 132. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:8B.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 56-58

Folder 59-60

Folder 59

Folder 60

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscripts, 517 leaves [531 pages]). Described by Percy as "carbon (in binder), with corrections in pencil." This item is almost altogether a copy of Item 10. Notable differences from Item 10 are autograph manuscript on the verso of about fifteen leaves and an additional leaf, numbered 232b. Autograph changes on recto pages seem identical to those in Item 10. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:9.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 59-60

Folder 61-63

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Setting copy (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 521 leaves [522 pages]). Proofreader's or editor's queries and replies by Percy appear occasionally. Autograph manuscript appears on the verso of leaf 42. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:10.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 61-63

Folder 64

Galley proofs (138 leaves). Labeled "Reader's copy "with autograph corrections and page division markings. Title page and first page of text are missing. Dated 27 January 1971. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:11A) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 64

Folder 65

Galley proofs (136 leaves). Labeled "Author's Copy" with corrections by Percy. Dated 27 January 1971. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:11B) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 65

Folder 66

Page proofs (103 leaves). Labeled "Marked set" with autograph corrections. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:12) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 66

Folder 67

Page proofs (102 leaves). Editor's spacing notes are included on first pages; there are no other markings. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:13) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 67

Folder 68

Draft sections. (Received May 1994, #30) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:14) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 68

Folder 69

Holograph notes, draft sections, and queries. (Received May 1994, #105) (Formerly I:C:Folder C:15) #04294, Subseries: "C. Love in the Ruins (published 1971)." Folder 69

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Notes, outlines, partial and relatively complete drafts, the setting copy, and proofs. Notes are included in many items, but are most extensive in Folders 70, 72, and 80. Many items are partial or preliminary drafts; among these is Folder 71, a short early version titled "The Prisoner." In addition to the setting copy, there are four relatively complete drafts (Folders 77-79 and 81-84). See Series II: Folder 167 for notes and draft material apparently relating to Lancelot that is mixed with The Message in the Bottle material.

As received at the Southern Historical Collection, the material now constituting Folders 72-76 and 81-82 was filed together in a package, identified by Percy as "First draft, pencil manuscript." The order of this material has been maintained; divisions are based on groupings of leaves as received and on differences among types of material.

Folder 70

Notes and draft (autograph manuscript, 153 leaves [221 pages]). Identified by Percy as "Preliminary notes." Each of the eight sections consists of pages that were either stapled together as a unit or were positioned between stapled units. Item 1A contains some material not clearly related to Lancelot with leaf 12, for example, headed "The Scientist and the Musical Termites." Leaf 1 of Item 1B is headed "Notes for Lancelot; " leaf 10, "Death, Famine, and the Knight; " leaf 11, "Dec. 31, 1973; " leaf 9, Item 1C, is headed "3/24/73; " leaf 10, Item 1F, is headed "Sept. 8, 1973" and "The Assistant Chaplain." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:1A-G) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 70

Folder 71

Notes and draft (autograph manuscript, 33 leaves [56 pages]). Percy identified this as "`The Prisoner', an early version (short story)." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:2) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 71

Folder 72

Draft (autograph manuscript, 12 leaves [20 pages]). Leaf 1 is headed "L in Cell." Draft (autograph manuscript, 15 leaves [26 pages]). Leaf 1 is headed "L & Dr. Weiss." Draft (autograph manuscript, 8 leaves [16 pages]). Leaf 1 is headed "Belle Isle Rowan." Outlines and notes (autograph manuscript, 3 leaves [3 pages]).(Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:3A-D) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 72

Folder 73

Notes, outlines, and draft (autograph manuscript, 146 leaves [249 pages]). Leaf 53 is dated 15 January 1973 and leaf 99 is dated 13 November 1972. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:4A) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 73

Folder 74

Notes and draft (autograph manuscript, 61 leaves [93 pages]). Leaf 13 is headed "Lines of Life." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:4B) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 74

Folder 75-76

Folder 75

Folder 76

Notes and draft (autograph manuscripts, 294 leaves [523 pages]). An apparently continuous draft, perhaps the earliest relatively complete one. Leaf 1 is headed "Lancelot: Death, Famine & the Knight." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:5.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 75-76

Folder 77

Draft (autograph manuscript and ribbon and carbon type script with autograph changes, 59 leaves [100 pages]). Identified by Percy as "Misc. additions in pencil." Perhaps middle or later stages of early sections of Folders 75-76. Leaf 1 is headed "First Meeting Margot" and leaf 19, 1st Supper Scene. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:6) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 77

Folder 78-79

Folder 78

Folder 79

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes with some pages autograph manuscript, 260 leaves [355 pages]). Percy identified this as "My final typescript, plus pencil corrections." This item is perhaps the second relatively complete draft. Editor's queries and replies by Percy appear occasionally. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:7A.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 78-79

Folder 80

Notes (autograph manuscript, 5 leaves [6 pages]). Research notes chiefly relating to Soren Kierkegaard. Following Folders 78-79 as received. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:7B) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 80

Folder 81-82

Folder 81

Folder 82

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes with some pages autograph manuscript, 299 leaves [364 pages]). Since this draft is earlier than Folders 83-84 and probably later than Folders 78-79, it is likely the third relatively complete draft. Occasional notes in Percy's hand and in another hand are included. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:8.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 81-82

Folder 83-84

Folder 83

Folder 84

Draft and notes (chiefly ribbon typescript with autograph changes and seven pages autograph manuscript, 334 leaves [339 pages]). Described by Percy as "My typist's typescript, plus corrections and publishers' marks." This item is probably the fourth relatively complete draft. Note that pages 125A and 131A consist entirely of notes. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:9.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 83-84

Folder 85-86

Folder 85

Folder 86

Setting copy (ribbon typescript, 333 leaves [333 pages]). Printer's marks, queries to author, and autograph changes, some by Percy, are included. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:10.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 85-86

Folder 87

Front matter (ribbon typescript and paste-up of title page, 5 leaves [5 pages]). Autograph notes on spacing. (Received 1983)Formerly I:D:Folder D:11) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 87

Folder 88

Galley proofs (133 leaves). Autograph corrections, notes, and page divisions. Dated 17 November 1976. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:12) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 88

Folder 89

Page proofs (134 leaves). Autograph corrections and notes with several typed insertions attached. "Date sent," 4 November 1976. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:13A) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 89

Folder 90

Page proofs (130 leaves). "Author's set" with corrections by Percy. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:13B) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 90

Folder 91

Front matter proofs (photocopy, 6 leaves). Editor's spacing notes are included. Dated 6 December 1976. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:D:Folder D:14) #04294, Subseries: "D. Lancelot (published 1977)." Folder 91

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Notes, partial and complete drafts, the setting copy, and proofs. Most items are drafts of parts of the work, the many parts of Folders 100-115 forming an extensive group of partial drafts. Notes are concentrated particularly in parts of Folders 92-99 and in Folder 101. In addition to the setting copy, there are five relatively complete drafts-- Folders 94-97 and 114-123.

Note: All parts of Folders 92-99, described by Percy as "First draft, pencil manuscript," were filed together as received at the Southern Historical Collection. Divisions in Folders 92-99 are based on groupings of leaves as received and on differences among types of material. Material now constituting Folders 100-113 were the bulk of material Percy identified as "6 carbon copies of early versions." These are in the order they were when received. Subdivisions, established during processing, are based on differences among types of material. Because it was clearly composed later, Percy's sixth "version" is filed separately as Folders 122-124. Included in Folders 114-114 is a typescript received in 1989, identified by Percy as "Typescript Early Version."

Folder 92

Notes and Draft (autograph manuscript, 39 leaves [55 pages]). Early material. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:1A(i)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 92

Folder 93

Notes (autograph manuscript, 26 leaves [34 pages]). Notes made later than those in Folder 92. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:1A(ii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 93

Folder 94-97)

Folder 94

Draft and notes (autograph manuscript, 887 leaves [1524 pages]). Presumably the first draft. Notes are interspersed throughout. There are three versions of an opening, beginning with leaves 1, 50, and 66. Leaf 887 is dated 30 September 1978. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:1B.1-4) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 94-97)

Folder 98

Notes and draft (autograph manuscript, 22 leaves [36 pages]). This material pertains to the first part of the work. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:1C) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 98

Folder 99

Notes (autograph manuscript, 2 leaves [2 pages]). References to details in a draft are to page numbers presumably of a draft later than Folders 94-97 (which, as received, had no page numbers). (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:1D) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 99

Folder 100

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes with some pages autograph manuscript, 65 leaves [82 pages]). Described by Percy as "First version of opening of Second Coming (with Allie)" Leaf 1 begins "Here I am, a thirty-year old woman...." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2A(i)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 100

Folder 101

Notes and draft (chiefly autograph manuscript plus ribbon and carbon typescript with autograph changes, 37 leaves [51 pages]). Copies of pages i-iv of Folder 100 are included and are marked with extensive autograph changes. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2A(ii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 101

Folder 102

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 43 leaves [60 pages]). Described by Percy as "second version of opening of Second Coming." Leaves 1-8 appear to constitute this opening with leaf 2 beginning "The first symptoms of his illness...." Other leaves are scattered draft with some extensive autograph changes. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2B) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 102

Folder 103

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes, 4 leaves [4 pages]). First part of item identified by Percy as "Carbon of early version (beginning with Allie)." These seem to be versions of the first pages of the work. First page begins "The October sun was warm on her back". (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2C(i)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 103

Folder 104

Draft (carbon typescript, 141 leaves [141 pages]). Continuous version of Part Two of the work distinct from other drafts of the novel. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2C(ii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 104

Folder 105

Draft (carbon typescript, 48 leaves [48 pages]). Chiefly scattered pages, with some short runs. Leaf 1A begins "The first symptoms of his illness occurred...." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2C(iii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 105

Folder 106

Draft (carbon typescript, 43 leaves [43 pages]). Chiefly scattered pages with some short runs. First page begins "The first sign that something had gone wrong manifested itself...." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2C(iv)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 106

Folder 107

Draft (carbon typescript, 18 leaves [18 pages]). Chiefly scattered pages. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2C(v)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 107

Folder 108

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes, 28 leaves [28 pages]). First part of item Percy labelled "Carbon of early version (beginning with Allie)." Page 1A begins "Her body was sore." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2D(i)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 108

Folder 109

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes and one page autograph manuscript, 170 leaves [171 pages]). Continuous draft of the early part of the work, roughly corresponding to part I of the final version. Page 1 begins "It began when he sliced out of bounds...." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2D(ii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 109

Folder 110

Draft (carbon typescript, 3 leaves [3 pages]). Scattered pages. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2D(iii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 110

Folder 111

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 71 leaves [75 pages]). Generally continuous, described as "carbon of later version (beginning with Will)." Most leaves are copies of ribbon typescript in Folder 100. Leaf 1 begins "The first symptoms of his illness occurred...". (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2E(i)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 111

Folder 112

Draft (carbon typescript, autograph manuscript, and ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 18 leaves [19 pages]). Scattered pages with short runs. Three leaves numbered 1 and one leaf numbered 1A are included. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2E(ii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 112

Folder 113

Draft (photocopy typescript with photocopy autograph changes, 102 leaves [102 pages]). Scattered pages with runs of consecutive pages, apparently a composite of at least two separate versions. Leaf 102 is dated 13 October 1978. There are copies in other items of some of the material in this item; some elements, however, notably some photocopy autograph changes, are not included elsewhere. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2E(iii)) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 113

Folder 114-115

Folder 114

Folder 115

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes with some pages in autograph manuscript. A few pages are photocopy typescript or carbon typescript, 311 leaves [about 465 pages]). Included is a three-ring binder labeled by Percy "The Second Coming - Typescript Early Version" on front and "Second Coming 1st Version typescript" on spine. Percy's page numbering is not consecutive. Pages 116-130 [leaves 127-142] appear to be an earlier version of the pages numbered 146-164 [leaves 204-232] that follow page 189. Typed and penciled changes on pages 116-130 are incorporated into the typescript of pages 146-164. (Received 1989) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:2F.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 114-115

Folder 116-118

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Draft (carbon and photocopy typescript with autograph changes and carbon, photocopy, and original autograph manuscript, 469 leaves [543 pages]). Largely a copy made from Folders 119-121, apparently used by Percy while Folders 119-121 (the ribbon copy) was with his agent. Percy seems to have made autograph changes on this item, which he later transferred, sometimes in a slightly different form, to Folders 119-121. Last leaf is dated "July 17, 1979 5:00 pm." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:3.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 116-118

Folder 119-121

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 425 leaves [603 pages]). Labelled by Percy "a typescript, with corrections." Folders 116-118 is largely a copy made from this item. Final leaf contains same date as in Folders 116-118. Note that Percy made some substantial changes on this item (not included in Folders 116-118) after it was returned by his agent. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:4.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 119-121

Folder 122-123

Folder 122

Folder 123

Draft (carbon typescript with autograph changes, 433 leaves [433 pages]). This item, largely continuous, is apparently the draft that incorporates changes made in Folders 116-121. Leaf 1 begins "The first sign that something had gone wrong manifested itself...." (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:5A.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 122-123

Folder 124

Draft (carbon typescript, 11 leaves [11 pages]). Scattered pages. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:5B) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 124

Folder 125-127

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Setting copy (ribbon typescript with autograph changes by Percy and others, 475 leaves [475 pages]). Leaf 162 has source material taped on verso. Queries to author appear on a few pages. (Received 1981) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:6A.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 125-127

Folder 128-130

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Setting copy (carbon and photocopy typescript, 449 leaves [454 pages]). Carbon of Folders 125-127 with the same and additional typed and autograph revisions. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:6B.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 128-130

Folder 131-132

Folder 131

Folder 132

Draft (photocopy typescript with photocopy and autograph corrections, 189 leaves [248 pages]). Identified by Percy as "an early version." (Received 1983) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:7.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 131-132

Folder 133

Galley proofs (124 leaves). "Master set" with editor's note and corrections. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:8A) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 133

Folder 134

Galley proofs (124 leaves). Duplicate of Folder 133 "with Percy's corrections." (Received 1983) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:8B) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 134

Folder 135

Page proofs (147 leaves). "Master set" with minor autograph revisions. Leaves numbered 1-121 are followed by duplicate copies of 26 various leaves with Percy's corrections. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:9) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 135

Folder 136

Galley proofs (8 leaves). An excerpt that appeared in Harper's in April 1980 titled "Sunday Under Par." (Received 1983) (Formerly I:E:Folder E:10) #04294, Subseries: "E. The Second Coming (published 1980)." Folder 136

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse F. The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987).

Outlines, notes, partial and complete drafts, and setting copy. Except for Folder 158, most drafts are fairly complete.

Researchers should note the separation between the original deposit, the Addition of July 2007 (Folders 515-520), and the Addition of February 2008 (Folder 577). The Addition of July 2007 added galley proofs, page proofs, "repros," and "blue lines" of The Thanatos Syndrome that relate to the earlier drafts and typescripts found in the original deposit. The Addition of February 2008 added a typescript of The Thanatos Syndrome that includes editor's marks and possibly those of Walker Percy as well as a file of clippings and other materials related to this novel.

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Folder 137

Outline and notes (autograph manuscript, 29 leaves [47 pages]). Identified by Percy as "Outline for The Thanatos Syndrome." (Received 1989) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:1) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 137

Folder 138

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 152 leaves [approximately 234 pages]). The first leaf is dated 29 October 1983 and identified by Percy as "(Early Version Thanatos Syndrome)." (Received 1989) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 138

Folder 139-142

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

Draft (autograph manuscript with a few pages of ribbon typescript, 944 leaves [about 1250 pages]). Identified by Percy as "First Draft The Thanatos Syndrome (finished July 12, 1985)," this item includes notes and outlines as well as text. Pages were unnumbered when received at the Southern Historical collection; they were kept in their original order and numbered sequentially, including pages of notes, and inserts as well as blank pages. (Received 1989) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:3.1-4) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 139-142

Folder 143-144

Folder 143

Folder 144

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes and autograph manuscript, 422 leaves [about 750 pages]). Identified by Percy as "First Typed Version." An incomplete typescript draft, this item appears to be continued by Folder 145. Numerous autograph manuscript pages have been inserted among typescript pages. (Received 1989) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:4A.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 143-144

Folder 145

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 137 leaves [about 191 pages]). Received in a three-ring notebook labelled by Percy "Notes for Thanatos Syndrome," this actually appears to be a continuation of Folders 143-144. The final leaf was dated by Percy "July 26, 1985." (Received 1989) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:4B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 145

Folder 146-148

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Draft (photocopy typescript with autograph changes, 520 leaves, approximately 570 pages]). Percy identified this item as "The Thanatos Syndrome, corrected (carbon)." It appears to be an almost complete draft with a few pencilled changes by Percy. All pages are photocopy typescript except the first two pages of the preface, which are ribbon typescript and appear to be an earlier version of the three pages that follow. Pages 222, 225, 226, 311-315, 349, 365, 491, 502, and 509 are missing. Note that ribbon typescript pages 316-318 are inserted between pages 348 and 350, that pages numbered 331-332 are inserted between pages 364 and 366, and that ribbon typescript page 458A is inserted between pages 508 and 510. (Received 1989) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:5.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 146-148

Folder 149

Folder: "Corrections Thanatos." (Received May 1994, #218) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:6) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 149

Folder 150

Page proofs. (Received May 1994, #276) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:7) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 150

Folder 151-157

Folder 151

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

"Draft 2" corrected ribbon typescript. (Received 1994) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:8.1-7) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 151-157

Folder 158

"Parts of TS," partial corrected ribbon typescript, uncorrected photocopy typescripts, and various holograph insertions. (Received 1994) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:9) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 158

Folder 159-161

Folder 159

Folder 160

Folder 161

Photocopy typescript and a cover letter from Helene Atwan of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux detailing suggested corrections. (Received 1994) (Formerly I:F:Folder F:10.1-3) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 159-161

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6 items.

Galley proofs, page proofs, repros, and blue lines.

Folder 515

Galley proofs (189 galley pages). "Master set" with editor's corrections. (Formerly Addition 2007:I:F:Folder F:11) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987)." Folder 515

Folder 516

Galley proofs (188 galley pages). "Author's copy" with Percy's corrections (duplicate of "master set" of the galley proofs in Folder 515 above). (Formerly Addition 2007:I:F:Folder F:12) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987)." Folder 516

Folder 517

Page proofs (191 proof pages). "Master set" with editor's corrections. (Formerly Addition 2007:I:F:Folder F:13) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987)." Folder 517

Folder 518

Incomplete page proofs (136 proof pages). "Author's copy" with Percy's corrections (duplicate of "master set" of page proofs in Folder 517 above). As received, number of pages were missing. (Formerly Addition 2007:I:F:Folder F:14) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987)." Folder 518

Folder 519

Repros (105 leaves) with editor's minor corrections in front matter. Includes repros of front and back jacket flap, front matter, and up to page 85 of the body of the novel. (Formerly Addition 2007:I:F:Folder F:15) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987)." Folder 519

Folder 520

Blue lines (12 signatures of 8 leaves each (384 pages)) with editor's notations. (Formerly Addition 2007:I:F:Folder F:16) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): The Thanatos Syndrome (published 1987)." Folder 520

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse G. The Gramercy Winner (unpublished).

Bound draft of an unpublished novel, apparently written in the early 1950s. In April 1983, in a conversation with Tim West of the Southern Historical collection staff, Percy said that this is the second or third of three novels (including The Charterhouse, see Folder 164 in this series) written before The Moviegoer that were not published.

Folder 162-163

Folder 162

Folder 163

Draft (bound ribbon typescript with autograph changes by Percy, 341 leaves [346 pages]). Leaves were numbered by Percy with the following irregularities: (1) there is no page 189; (2) each of the following page numbers appears on two consecutive pages: 73, 194, 202, and 254. (Received 1983) (Formerly I:G:Folder G:1.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "G. The Gramercy Winner (unpublished)." Folder 162-163

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse II. Other Works.

About 200 items.

Note that this series contains materials from a number of additions made to the original deposit. Most additions have been integrated into the original deposit with the date of the additions noted individually where they occur. Materials in the Addition of July 2007 (Folders 521-555), however, have been placed after similar materials from the original deposit.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975).

Notes, draft material, offprints, part of the setting copy, proofs, and paste-ups. Most draft material relates to essays "The Delta Factor," "The Message in the Bottle," and "A Theory of Language." Item 10 consists of unidentified material. Folder 167 3 may include some material relating to Lancelot. See Series III, Folder 381, for an early draft, chiefly of "The Delta Factor" (15 leaves [18 pages]) enclosed in a November 1974 letter from Percy to Shelby Foote.

Folder 165

Draft, "Author's Note" (autograph manuscript, 1 leaf [1 page]). (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:1) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 165

Folder 166

Draft, "Author's Note" (carbon typescript, 1 leaf [1 page]). (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:2) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 166

Folder 167

Draft and notes, chiefly for "The Delta Factor" and "The Message in the Bottle" (autograph manuscript, 197 leaves [about 335 pages]). Included is a three-ring binder labelled by Percy "1st draft of `The Delta Factor' (Message in Bottle)." Leaves 1-4 may relate to the essay "The Message in the Bottle." Leaves 185-197 are notes and draft material apparently relating to Lancelot. (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:3) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 167

Folder 168

Draft, "The Delta Factor" (autograph manuscript, photocopy typescript, and carbon typescript, 67 leaves [about 70 pages]). (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:4) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 168

Folder 169

Draft, "The Delta Factor" (carbon typescript, 4 leaves [4 pages]). Leaves are numbered 2-5. (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:5) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 169

Folder 170

Draft, "The Message in the Bottle" (carbon typescript, 12 leaves [12 pages]). Leaves are numbered 22-28. (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:6) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 170

Folder 171

Draft, "The Message in the Bottle" (carbon typescript, 12 leaves [12 pages]). Leaves are numbered 27-39. Leaf 38 is missing. (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:7) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 171

Folder 172

Draft, "The Message in the Bottle" (carbon typescript, 2 leaves [2 pages]). Leaves are unnumbered. (Received in 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:8) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 172

Folder 173

Draft, "A Theory of Language "(autograph manuscript, photocopy typescript, and carbon typescript, 48 leaves [48 pages]). (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:9) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 173

Folder 174

Draft (autograph manuscript, carbon typescript, and ribbon typescript, 21 leaves [about 36 pages]). Included are scattered pages from one or more unidentified works of non-fiction. Leaf 18 is headed "The Misbehavior of Behavioral Scientists." (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:10) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 174

Folder 175

Notes (autograph manuscript, 2 leaves [2 pages]). Apparently a list of items to be checked in the text of the book. (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:11) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 175

Folder 176

Offprints (6 pieces of printed material) of previously published versions of four essays that later appeared as chapters in The Message in the Bottle. Also included is a copy of the fall 1970 issue of Katallagete in which "Notes for a Novel about the End of the World" was first published and an offprint of "Naming and Being," which did not appear in Message. (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:12) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 176

Folder 177

Partial setting copy (ribbon typescript, carbon typescript, photocopy typescript, and photocopy of printed material, 165 leaves [165 pages]). Included is a ribbon typescript version of "Author's Note," and largely photocopy typescript versions of "The Delta Factor" and "A Theory of Language," all with autograph changes. (Received 1981) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:13A) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 177

Folder 178

Partial setting copy (photocopy of previously published material, 157 leaves [157 pages]). Chapters 5-14 with editor's changes and notations. Dated 21 February 1975. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:13B) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 178

Folder 179

Galley proofs (182 leaves). Editor's notations and corrections are included. Diagrams are clipped to appropriate pages. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:14) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 179

Folder 180

Page proofs (photocopy, 174 leaves). Includes autograph corrections and typed list of corrections by Percy. Dated 13 March 1975. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:15) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 180

Folder 181

Diagram paste-ups (cardboard, 6 leaves). (Received 1983) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:16) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 181

Folder 182

Carbon typescript of what would eventually be titled "The Message in the Bottle "with holograph corrections. (Received May 1994, #54) (Formerly II:A:Folder A:17) #04294, Subseries: "A. The Message in the Bottle (published 1975)." Folder 182

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse B. Lost in the Cosmos (published 1983).

Notes, source material, diagrams, draft material, and proofs. Folders 183-190 are widely varying versions of the book. Folders 191-201 are drafts that resemble the published version in format and organization.

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Folder 183-184

Folder 183

Folder 184

Draft (autograph manuscript, 322 leaves [396 pages]). Identified by Percy as "part of first draft." Includes notes, diagrams, and several typed insertions. (Received in 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:1.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 183-184

Folder 185

Draft (autograph manuscript, 248 pages [307 pages]). Identified by Percy as "first rough draft, finished 24 June 1981." Includes several typed insertions. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 185

Folder 186

Draft (carbon and photocopy typescript, 134 leaves [134 pages]). Identified by Percy as "carbon of 1st typescript." Dated 24 June 1981. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:3A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 186

Folder 187-188

Folder 187

Folder 188

Draft (photocopy typescript, 204 leaves [204 pages]). Photocopy of Folder 186 with additional pages and corrections and insertions by Percy. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:3B.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 187-188

Folder 189-190

Folder 189

Folder 190

Portions of various drafts (ribbon, carbon, and photocopy typescripts, approximately 420 leaves [420 pages]). Miscellaneous group of various segments, chapters, and additions. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:4.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 189-190

Folder 191

Draft (carbon typescript, 251 leaves [251 pages]). Apparently earliest complete draft. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:5A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 191

Folder 192-193

Folder 192

Folder 193

Draft (photocopy, 300 leaves [347 pages]). Photocopy of Folder 191 with editor's notes and Percy's corrections and insertions. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:5B.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 192-193

Folder 194-195

Folder 194

Folder 195

Draft (ribbon typescript, 308 leaves [308 pages]). Includes 16 pages of autograph and typed lists of corrections and cover letter from Percy to Robert Giroux, 7 September 1982. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:6.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 194-195

Folder 196

Galley proof (133 leaves). Includes some autograph corrections and insertions. (Received 1983) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:7) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 196

Folder 197

Draft (ribbon typescript with autograph changes, 219 leaves [approximately 304 pages]). A few pages are autograph manuscript. Identified by Percy as "First Corrected Typescript." Also retained are plastic tabs with Percy's labels designating topics for various sections of the typescript. (Received 1989) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:8) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 197

Folder 198-199

Folder 198

Folder 199

Draft (photocopy typescript, 253 leaves [253 pages]). Identified by Percy as "Lost in Cosmos Typescript," this draft contains a few underlinings, but no autograph changes. It appears to be a revision of Folder 197, incorporating the changes noted in the earlier draft. Also retained is the folder from the typescript, on which is written autograph note in a hand other than Percy's. (Received 1989) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:9.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 198-199

Folder 200-201

Folder 200

Folder 201

Draft (ribbon, carbon, and photocopy typescript with autograph changes, 351 leaves [414 pages]). A few pages are autograph manuscript. Identified by Percy as "corrected typescript," this appears to be a photocopy of Folders 198-199 with autograph changes and insertions. This draft is incomplete. Also included are the plastic tabs with Percy's autograph labels designating various sections. Note that Percy apparently rearranged the sections after he numbered them with the result that his page numbers are out of order. Southern Historical collection staff numbered the leaves consecutively in the order in which they were received. (Received 1989) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:10.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 200-201

Folder 202-203

Folder 202

Folder 203

Source material--drafts, clippings, articles, etc. (Received May 1994, #317) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:11.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 202-203

Folder 204

Holograph draft of the Taos corn dance passage. (Received May 1994, #316) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:12) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 204

Folder 205-206

Folder 205

Folder 206

Typescript (292 pages) heavily marked and corrected. (Received May 1994, #11) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:13.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 205-206

Folder 207

Incomplete galley proofs marked "Walker Percy Author's Correx" in red pencil. (Received June 1994) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:14) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 207

Folder 208

Master galleys. (Received May 1994, #13) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:15) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 208

Folder 209

Master pages. (Received May 1994) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:16) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 209

Folder 210

Unmarked page proofs. (Received May 1994) (Formerly II:B:Folder B:17) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit (received in 1983, 1989, 1994)." Folder 210

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A single page (numbered 248) of typescript draft, followed by about thiry handwritten pages, possibly pertaining to Lost in the Cosmos.

Folder 589

Notes for "Thought Experiment" #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Lost in the Cosmos (published 1983)." Folder 589

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse C. Symbol and Existence: A Study in Meaning (unpublished).

Three drafts of an unpublished work compiled in 1960-1961, consisting of ten chapters, a preface, and a conclusion. Percy indicated that seven of the chapters were published as articles in the late 1950s. The journals in which those articles appeared are listed on the second leaf of Folders 213-215. Several of the previously published articles later appeared in Message in the Bottle. There are a very few autograph changes or insertions in each draft.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse D. Other Writings.

Principally essays, interviews, book reviews, speeches, and short stories produced by Percy from the early 1950s through the late 1980s. Many of these works were published or recorded, while others were not. Some of the titles were used by Percy to identify particular drafts; some titles are of finished drafts; and some titles were created during processing to aid in description (in square brackets).

Researchers should note the separation between the original deposit and the Addition of July 2007 (Folders 522-555), which contains drafts of some of the same titles found in the original deposit, but is filed after the materials in the original deposit. Note that some short works are included as enclosures with correspondence in the Addition of July 2007 materials in Series III.

Similarly, the Addition of February 2008 (Folders 579-583), which contains drafts of some of the same titles found in the original deposit, is filed after the materials in the original deposit.

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Folder 217

"Aid and Comfort from the South." (Received May 1994, #107) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:1) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 217

Folder 218

"Aid and Comfort from the South." (Received May 1994, #97) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 218

Folder 219

"An Apologetic Work." (Received May 1994, #62) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:3) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 219

Folder 220

"Autobiography, Biography, Bibliography." (Received May 1994, #124) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:4) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 220

Folder 221

"Backlash Semantics." (Received May 1994, #89) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:5) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 221

Folder 222

"Bandits by Elmore Leonard" [book review]. (Received May 1994, #255) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:6A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 222

Folder 223

Bibliography. (Received May 1994, #126) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:6B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 223

Folder 224

Biographical statement. (Received May 1994, #35) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:7) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 224

Folder 225

Book reviews: Lloyd, Montgomery, Chastain. (Received May 1994, #59) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:7A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 225

Folder 226

Book reviews: Eliade, Friedrich. (Received May 1994, #82) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:7B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 226

Folder 227

Book reviews: Eliade, Friedrich. (Received May 1994, #34) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:7C) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 227

Folder 228

Bookseller remarks. (Received May 1994, #56) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:8) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 228

Folder 229

"Boston College." (Received May 1994, #128) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:9) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 229

Folder 230

"Bourbon." (Received May 1994, #75) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:10) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 230

Folder 231

"The Bow in the Clouds by Daniel Berrigan" [book review]. (Received May 1994, #72) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:11) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 231

Folder 232

"Breakdown by Robert Dahl" [book review]. (Received May 1994, #43) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:12) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 232

Folder 233

"A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr." [book review]. (Received May 1994, #70) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:13) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 233

Folder 234

"A Case History of Anxiety." (Received May 1994, #18) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:14) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 234

Folder 235

"The Centerfielder." (Received May 1994, #243) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:15) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 235

Folder 236

"Chappie." (Received May 1994, #244) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:16) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 236

Folder 237

"Children of Crisis by Robert Coles" [book review]. (Received May 1994, #106) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:17) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 237

Folder 238

"Comment on Article 7-8, Constitution on the Church and the Modern World." (Received May 1994, #88) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:18) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 238

Folder 239

"Contra Black Bibles." (Received May 1994, #110) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:19) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 239

Folder 240

"Contra Black Bibles." (Received May 1994, #112) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:20) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 240

Folder 241

"Contributions to symposium on Donald McDonald's article by Walker Percy. (Formerly II:D:Folder D:21)" #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 241

Folder 242

"The Crisis in Meaning." (Received May 1994, #111) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:22) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 242

Folder 243

Crisis Layman Symposium. (Received May 1994, #3) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:23) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 243

Folder 244

"Culture: the Antimony of the Scientific Method." (Received May 1994, #47) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:24) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 244

Folder 245

"The Divided Creature." (Received May 1994, #277) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:25) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 245

Folder 246

"Einstein and the Devaluation." (Received May 1994, #64) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:26) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 246

Folder 247

"The Era of the Second-Rate." (Received May 1994, #81) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:27) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 247

Folder 248

"Eudora Welty in Jackson." (Received May 1994, #71) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:28) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 248

Folder 249

"The Failure and the Hope." (Received May 1994, #93) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:29) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 249

Folder 250

"The Fateful Rift: The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind," draft (ribbon and wordprocessed typescript with autograph changes, 31 leaves [40 pages]). This draft is of the address that Percy delivered to a gathering sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1989. (Received 1989) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:30) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 250

Folder 251

"Going Back to Georgia." (Received May 1994, #69) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:31) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 251

Folder 252-253

Folder 252

Folder 253

"Green Grow the Lilacs." (Received May 1994, #219) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:32-33) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 252-253

Folder 254

"The Homecoming." (Received May 1994, #237) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:34) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 254

Folder 255

Horgan, Paul. (Received May 1994, #140) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:35) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 255

Folder 256

"Hughes' Solipsism Maigre Lui." (Received May 1994, #73) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:36) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 256

Folder 257

"The Idiot." (Received May 1994, #238) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:37) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 257

Folder 258

"In the Heart of the Heart of the Country by William Gass" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #74) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:38) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 258

Folder 259

"Intro. to Linda Hobson's Bibliography." (Received May 1994, #1) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:39) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 259

Folder 260

[Lanterns on the Levee--(Introduction)]. (Received May 1994, #282) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:40) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 260

Folder 261

[Lanterns on the Levee--(Introduction)]. (Received March 1994) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:41) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 261

Folder 262

[Lanterns on the Levee--(Introduction)]. (Received May 1994, #33) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:42) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 262

Folder 263

Leary interview. (Received May 1994, #2) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:43) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 263

Folder 264

Lewis interview. (Received May 1994, #279) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:44) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 264

Folder 265

"The Man on the Beach." (Received May 1994, #40) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:45) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 265

Folder 266

"The Man on the Island." (Received May 1994, #38) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:46) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 266

Folder 267-268

Folder 267

Folder 268

"The Man on the Train." (Received May 1994, #103) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:47-48) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 267-268

Folder 269

McCombs interview. (Received May 1994, #318) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:49) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 269

Folder 270

McCombs interview. (Received May 1994, #152) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:50) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 270

Folder 271

"Men and Words: A Primer of Symbolic Behavior." (Received May 1994, #19) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:51) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 271

Folder 272

"The Mercy Killing." (Received May 1994, #68) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:52) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 272

Folder 273

["M in B"]: one page of holograph remarks apparently made to an audience about Percy's occupation as a writer. In the left hand corner is written "M in B --- GB+" [ illegible]. The remarks begin: "Being a writer, which is about by definition a somewhat smart-alec busybody profession--." The rest of the remarks are quite difficult to read. (Received June 1994) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:53) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 273

Folder 274

"The Misbehavior of Behavioral Sciences." (Received May 1994, #109) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:54) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 274

Folder 275

"Miscellaneous--Save for Book." (Received May 1994, #231-#235) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:55) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 275

Folder 276

"Mississippi: The Last Sinful Place" (7 book reviews). (Received May 1994, #85) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:56) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 276

Folder 277

["My Dear Fellow Physician"]. (Received May 1994, #306) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:57) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 277

Folder 278

"The Mystery of Words." (Received May 1994, #91-#92) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:58) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 278

Folder 279-281

Folder 279

Folder 280

Folder 281

["Naming and Being(?)"]. (Received May 1994, #25) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:59) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 279-281

Folder 282

["Natural science of symbolic behavior"]: one page of typescript, apparently page 19 from a larger work. The text is mostly a quotation from C. S. Peirce. Percy's text runs: "natural science os symbolic behavior. But the best I can do now is suggest a paragraph of Peirce, which should be framed above the desk of every semioticist." (Received June 1994) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:60) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 282

Folder 283

"The New Catholics" [ Percy's introduction]. (Received May 1994, #151) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:61) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 283

Folder 284

"New Orleans Mon Amour--Maybe." (Received May 1994, #90) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:62) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 284

Folder 285

New Oxford Review [symposium]. (Received May 1994, #217) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:63) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 285

Folder 286

New York Times Book Review. (Received May 1994, #199) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:64) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 286

Folder 287

"Notes for Book on Triadic Behavior." (Received May 1994, #26) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:65) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 287

Folder 288

"Notes for a Novel about the End of the World." (Received May 1994, #66) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:66A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 288

Folder 289

Notes, holograph. (Received May 1994, #6) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:66B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 289

Folder 290

Notes, journal. (Received May 1994, #53) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:66C) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 290

Folder 291

"Peirce and Modern Semiotic." (Received May 1994, #32) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:67A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 291

Folder 292

"Peirce and Modern Semiotic." (Received May 1994, #101) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:67B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 292

Folder 293

"People Will Always Be Kind by Wifred Sheed" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #104) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:68) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 293

Folder 294

"Persecution." (Received May 1994, #239) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:69) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 294

Folder 295

"Physician as Novelist." (Received May 1994, #283) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:70) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 295

Folder 296

"Physician as Novelist." (Received May 1994, #123) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:71) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 296

Folder 297

"The Planetarium by Nathalie Serraute" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #52) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:72) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 297

Folder 298

"Psycholinguistics: A Martian View." (Received May 1994, #113) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:73) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 298

Folder 299

"Questions They Never Asked Me." (Received May 1994, #67) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:74) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 299

Folder 300

"Questions They Never Asked Me." (Received May 1994, #137) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:75) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 300

Folder 301

"Questions They Never Asked Me." (Received May 1994, #29) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:76) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 301

Folder 302

"Red, White, and Blue-Gray." (Received May 1994, #76) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:77) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 302

Folder 303

"The Reentry Option" [ Gulledge interview]. (Received May 1994, #275) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:78) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 303

Folder 304

"Reflections of a Late-Blooming First-Novelist." (Received May 1994, #98) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:79) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 304

Folder 305

"Reflections of a Late-Blooming First-Novelist." (Received May 1994, #83) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:80) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 305

Folder 306

"The Religion Nobody Talks About." (Received May 1994, #28) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:81) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 306

Folder 307

"The Religion Nobody Talks About." (Received May 1994, #46) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:82) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 307

Folder 308

The Richard Trilogy by Paul Horgan [Percy's introduction]. (Received May 1994, #250) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:83) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 308

Folder 309

"The Scandal of Judeo-Christianity." (Received May 1994, #48) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:84) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 309

Folder 310

"Science and the Loss of the Creature." (Received May 1994, #50) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:85) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 310

Folder 311

"Science and the Loss of the Creature." (Received May 1994, #84) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:86) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 311

Folder 312

"Science and the Misplaced Concrete." (Received May 1994, #87) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:87A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 312

Folder 313

"Science, Religion and the Tertium Quid." (Received May 1994, #153) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:87B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 313

Folder 314

"Sex and Violence in the Modern Novel." (Received May 1994, #86) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:88) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 314

Folder 315

Short story notes. (Received May 1994, #241-#242) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:89) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 315

Folder 316

"The South and the Southerner by Ralph McGill" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #78) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:90) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 316

Folder 317

"South, Quo Vadis." (Received May 1994, #41) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:91) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 317

Folder 318

"Stoicism in the South." (Received May 1994, #77) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:92) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 318

Folder 319

St. Paul's School. (Received May 1994, #280) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:93) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 319

Folder 320

"Symbol and the Interpersonal Process." (Received May 1994, #42) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:94) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 320

Folder 321

"Symbol and the Interpersonal Process." (Received May 1994, #96) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:95) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 321

Folder 322

"Symbol as Need." (Received May 1994, #58) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:96) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 322

Folder 323

"Symbol, Consciousness, and Intersubjectivity." (Received May 1994, #45) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:97) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 323

Folder 324

"Symbolic Behavior by Theodore Thass-Thienemann" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #94) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:98) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 324

Folder 325

"The Symbolic Structure of Interpersonal Process." (Received May 1994, #37) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:99) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 325

Folder 326

"Symbolization by Unlike." (Received May 1994, #108) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:100) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 326

Folder 327

"Symposium on Roman Catholicism and Americn Exceptionalism." (Received May 1994, #304) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:101) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 327

Folder 328

"Theory Consumption and the Loss of Being." (Received May 1994, #80) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:102) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 328

Folder 329

["There are three kinds of events"]. (Received May 1994, #57) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:103) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 329

Folder 330-331

Folder 330

Folder 331

"Thomas More by Richard Marius" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #24) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:104-105) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 330-331

Folder 332

"Toward a Science of Communication." (Received May 1994, #79) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:106) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 332

Folder 333

"Toward a Science of Communication." (Received May 1994, #36) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:107) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 333

Folder 334

"Toward a Triadic Theory of Meaning" [ first draft]. (Received May 1994, #114) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:108) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 334

Folder 335

"Toynbee and the Rope Trick." (Received May 1994, #99) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:109) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 335

Folder 336-337

Folder 336

Folder 337

"The Triple Scandal of the Catholic Church." (Received May 1994, #39) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:110-111) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 336-337

Folder 338-339

Folder 338

Folder 339

"Uncle Will's House." (Received May 1994, #125) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:112-113) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 338-339

Folder 340-341

Folder 340

Folder 341

["What has happened is that"]. (Received May 1994, #27) (Formerly II:D:Folder 114.1-2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 340-341

Folder 342

"What is a Southern Moderate?" (Received May 1994, #44) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:115) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 342

Folder 343

"What's Wrong With Louisiana." (Received May 1994, #284) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:116) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 343

Folder 344

"Where the Dreams Cross by Ellen Douglas" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #95) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:117) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 344

Folder 345

"Which Way Existentialism." (Received May 1994, #65) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:118) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 345

Folder 346

"Which Way Existentialism." (Received May 1994, #55) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:119) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 346

Folder 347

"Why Are You a Catholic?" (Received May 1994, #285) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:120) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 347

Folder 348

"The Wisdom of Catholicism by Anton Pegis" [ book review]. (Received May 1994, #240) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:121) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 348

Folder 349

"Wister and the Western." (Received May 1994, #49) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:122) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 349

Folder 350

A World Unsuspected by Alex Harris [book review]. (Received May 1994, #256) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:123) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 350

Folder 351

"Young Nuclear Physicist." (Received May 1994, #236) (Formerly II:D:Folder D:125) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 351

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About 45 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title of work, or by title of folder.

Principally Percy's lectures and speeches, 1962-1989. Also included are a few articles and essays. Some of these items were published or recorded, but others were not. Some of the folder titles were used by Percy to identify particular drafts; some titles were created at the time of processing the collection to aid in identification. Publication or presentation information is given when known. Drafts of the same work are, for the most part, housed in the manner in which they were received. Note that some correspondence and other items are filed with the materials to which they relate. Note also that some short works are included as enclosures in the Addition of July 2007 materials in Series III.

Folder 522

Acceptance speech for the National Book Award for The Moviegoer. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:126) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 522

Folder 523

"Bourbon," published in Esquire Magazine, undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:127) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 523

Folder 524

Commencement address given at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, 10 May 1983. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:128) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 524

Folder 525

Commencement address given at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, 10 May 1983. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:129) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 525

Folder 526

"The Divided Creature," from Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1989. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:130) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 526

Folder 527

Essay submitted to the United States Catholic Historical Society. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:131) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 527

Folder 528

"The Fateful Rift: The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind," Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, 3 May 1989. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:132) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 528

Folder 529

"How to be an American Novelist in Spite of being Southern and Catholic. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:133)" #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 529

Folder 530

"How to be an American Novelist in Spite of being Southern and Catholic," presented at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette), April 1982 (seven drafts). (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:134) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 530

Folder 531

Inauguration of the Eudora Welty Chair in Southern Studies. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:135) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 531

Folder 532

"Is a Theory of Man Possible," presented at Louisiana State University, undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:136) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 532

Folder 533

"Melville. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:137)" #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 533

Folder 534

"The Message in the Bottle (from a writer to shipwrecked teachers) or Why Should Students Read Novels Instead of Watching the Tube?" undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:138) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 534

Folder 535

"The Message in the Bottle (from a writer to shipwrecked teachers) or Why Should Students Read Novels Instead of Watching the Tube?" presented at teachers' convention in New Orleans, 1987. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:139) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 535

Folder 536

"New Orleans Mon Amour," published in Harper's Magazine, September 1968. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:140) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 536

Folder 537

"Novel Writing in Apocalyptic Times," presented at Millsaps College, 15 March 1982. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:141) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 537

Folder 538

"Novel Writing in Apocalyptic Times," two drafts. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:142) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 538

Folder 539

"Novelist as Diagnostician of the Modern Malaise," with correspondence from Harper's Magazine. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:143) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 539

Folder 540

"Novelist as Diagnostician of the Modern Malaise," typewritten and handwritten draft pages of a lecture on Anton Checkov, presented at Cornell University, undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:144) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 540

Folder 541

Phinizy Lecture at the University of Georgia. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:145) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 541

Folder 542

"Physician as Novelist or Why the Best Training for a Novelist in These Last Years of the Twentienth Century is an Internship at Bellevue or Cooke County Hospital, and How This Training Best Prepares Him for Diagnosing T. S. Eliot's Waste Land," undated draft. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:146) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 542

Folder 543

"Physician as Novelist or Why the Best Training for a Novelist in These Last Years of the Twentienth Century is an Internship at Bellevue or Cooke County Hospital, and How This Training Best Prepares Him for Diagnosing T. S. Eliot's Waste Land," undated draft. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:147) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 543

Folder 544

"Physician as Novelist or Why the Best Training for a Novelist in These Last Years of the Twentienth Century is an Internship at Bellevue or Cooke County Hospital, and How This Training Best Prepares Him for Diagnosing T. S. Eliot's Waste Land," acceptance speech for the T. S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing (award enclosed), Drake Hotel, Chicago, Ill., 4 November 1988. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:148) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 544

Folder 545

"Physician as Novelist or Why the Best Training for a Novelist in These Last Years of the Twentienth Century is an Internship at Bellevue or Cooke County Hospital, and How This Training Best Prepares Him for Diagnosing T. S. Eliot's Waste Land," Ingersoll Lecture, 1988. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:149) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 545

Folder 546

"Remembering Chicago," acceptance speech for Loyola-Mellon Award, undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:150) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 546

Folder 547

"Science, Religion and the Tertium Quid," Jefferson Lecture in the Humanitites, undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:151) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 547

Folder 548

"Some Random Thoughts about Culture, the Church and Evangelization," presented in Rome, Italy, 15 January 1988. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:152) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 548

Folder 549

"The State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science?" lecture presented at Allen Hall, Louisiana State University, undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:153) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 549

Folder 550

"The State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science?" lecture presented at Washington and Lee College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., undated. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:154) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 550

Folder 551

"'Uncle Will' and His South," published in Saturday Review, 6 November 1973. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:155) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 551

Folder 552

"Why are you a Catholic. "(Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:156) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 552

Folder 553

"Why are you a Catholic?" (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:157) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 553

Folder 554

"Why I Live Where I Live." (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:158) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 554

Folder 555

"Yet Another View of Abortion, with a Little Something to Offend Everybody," published (as "A View of Abortion, with Something to Offend Everybody"), 8 June 1981. (Formerly Addition 2007:II:D:Folder D:159) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Other Writings." Folder 555

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5 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title of work, or by title of folder.

Materials added to Series II include a draft of "How to be an American Novelist in Spite of being Southern and Catholic," a speech entitled Love and Death, two untitled drafts, and a draft by Walker Percy regarding Jan Gretlund's collection of writings about Percy.

Folder 579

"How to be an American Novelist in Spite of being Southern and Catholic" (typescript draft with handwritten changes, presumably by Walker Percy) (Formerly Addition 2008:II:D:Folder D:160) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Other Writings." Folder 579

Folder 580

Love and Death, a speech given at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 24 [or 14] April 1981 [or 1987] (handwritten first draft) (Formerly Addition 2008:II:D:Folder D:161) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Other Writings." Folder 580

Folder 581

Untitled draft (handwritten, circa 20 pages). (Formerly Addition 2008:II:D:Folder D:162) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Other Writings." Folder 581

Folder 582

Untitled draft (handwritten, circa 12 pages). (Formerly Addition 2008:II:D:Folder D:163) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Other Writings." Folder 582

Folder D:164.

Untitled draft (handwritten, circa 4 pages), dated 9 February 1990. (Formerly Addition 2008:II:D:Folder D:163) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Other Writings." Folder D:164.

Handwritten draft by Walker Percy regarding Jan Gretlund's collection of writings about Percy.

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Materials include a 1989 letter by Percy to the editor of Commonweal, typescripts of "Why Are You Catholic" and "Some Random Thoughts About Culture, the Church, and Evangelization," a Lenten journal beginning "Ash Wednesday," handwritten notes and a typescript of an essay titled "Two Beliefs," and handwritten notes on religion and fiction.

Folder 590

Typescripts #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Other Writings." Folder 590

Letter, "Why Are You Catholic," "Some Random Thoughts About Culture, the Church, and Evangelization," and Lenten journal

Folder 591

"Two Beliefs" #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Other Writings." Folder 591

Handwritten notes and typescript draft of essay.

Folder 592

Notes on religion and fiction #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Other Writings." Folder 592

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About 680 items.

Arrangement: by correspondent.

Correspondence between Walker Percy and various friends and acquaintances. Unless marked with a date, letters in this series were received in 1989.

Included are about 70 letters, notes, and postcards, 1960-1982, from Percy to Shelby Foote. Most are originals (handwritten or typed) that Foote returned to Percy. Two early items are carbon copies. Percy wrote to Foote, his lifelong friend, about his and Foote's writing projects, personal and family activities, shared experiences, and feelings about life, work, and other matters. Note that many letters from Shelby Foote to Percy are filed in the Shelby Foote Papers (#4038).There is also a series of letters, 1951-1955, of Caroline Gordon. In 1951, Percy sent Gordon, who he had met years earlier, the manuscript of a novel that was to be called "The Charterhouse" (no known draft of this novel survives). Gordon read the manuscript and, in a series of long, single-spaced, typed letters, offered Percy advice about it and about writing in general. In the fall of 1952, Percy sent Gordon a revised version of the manuscript which, once again, she critiqued in detail and later tried to help him place with a publisher. In these letters, Gordon also discussed Catholicism; other writers, including Flannery O'Connor, whose manuscripts Gordon was critiquing, and Dorothy Day, whom Gordon was getting to know during this period; and her own work. Gordon also passed along suggestions about Percy's work made by her husband Allen Tate. One letter from Tate, offering advice about writing, is also included.

There is also a series of letters, 1957-1960, to Percy from Donald Barthelme concerning Percy's submissions to the journal Forum. Percy had, in the 1950s, submitted various articles as well as a chapter (included here) from his novel then titled "Confessions of a Moviegoer."

Also included are letters from Cleanth Brooks, Jacques Maritain, Thomas Merton, Flannery O'Connor, Lewis P. Simpson, and Allen Tate.

Note that a few letters are filed with drafts of writings in Series I (with Folders 22-24 and 28) and Series II (with Folders 194-195).

The Addition of July 2007 materials (Folders 556-559) include personal correspondence, publishing correspondence, and other letters sent to Walker Percy.

The Addition of February 2008 materials (Folder 584) include photocopies of two letters by Walker Percy to a Dr. Hodd, 1989-1990.

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Folder 352

Abadi Nagy, Zoltan (Formerly III:Folder 1) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 352

Folder 353

Atwan, Helen (Formerly III:Folder 2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 353

Folder 354

Babin, James (Formerly III:Folder 3) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 354

Folder 355

Badde, Paul (Formerly III:Folder 4) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 355

Folder 356

Bannon, Lois (Formerly III:Folder 5) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 356

Folder 357

Barrett, Charles M. (Received in February 1992) (Formerly III:Folder 6) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 357

Folder 358-359

Folder 358

Folder 359

Barthelme, Donald (Received in April 1991) (Formerly III:Folder 7A-B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 358-359

Folder 360

Bell, Malcolm (Received in July 1990) (Formerly III:Folder 8) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 360

Folder 361

Bell, Malcolm (Received in December 1991) (Formerly III:Folder 9) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 361

Folder 362

Boone, E. T. P. (Formerly III:Folder 10) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 362

Folder 363

Bosworth, Sheila (Formerly III:Folder 11) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 363

Folder 364

Brooks, Cleanth (Formerly III:Folder 12) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 364

Folder 365

Ciuba, Gary (Formerly III:Folder 13) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 365

Folder 366

Clarion-Herald (New Orleans) (Formerly III:Folder 14) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 366

Folder 367-368

Folder 367

Folder 368

Coles, Robert (Received in October 1994) (Formerly III:Folder 15A-B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 367-368

Folder 369

Collins, James (Formerly III:Folder 16) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 369

Folder 370

Commonweal (Formerly III:Folder 17) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 370

Folder 371

Cope, Ansley (Received in June 1993) (Formerly III:Folder 18) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 371

Folder 372-373

Folder 372

Folder 373

Cope, Ansley (Received in March 1994) (Formerly III:Folder 19-20) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 372-373

Folder 374

Corrington, Bill (Formerly III:Folder 21) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 374

Folder 375

Daniel, Robert Woodham (Formerly III:Folder 22) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 375

Folder 376

Deely, John (Formerly III:Folder 23) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 376

Folder 377

Fadiman, Clifton (Formerly III:Folder 24) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 377

Folder 378

Fitzgerald, Sally (Formerly III:Folder 25) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 378

Folder 379-385

Folder 379

Folder 380

Folder 381

Folder 382

Folder 383

Folder 384

Folder 385

Foote, Shelby (Formerly III:Folder 26-32) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 379-385

Folder 386

Giroux, Robert (Formerly III:Folder 33) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 386

Folder 387-388

Folder 387

Folder 388

Gordon, Caroline (Formerly III:Folder 34-35) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 387-388

Folder 389

Gray, Larry (Formerly III:Folder 36) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 389

Folder 390

Handke, Peter (Formerly III:Folder 37) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 390

Folder 391

Hannan, Philip M. (Formerly III:Folder 38) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 391

Folder 392

Horgan, Paul (Formerly III:Folder 39) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 392

Folder 393

Isaacson, Walter (Formerly III:Folder 40) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 393

Folder 394

Jenkins, Susan (Malcolm Cowley enclosure) (Formerly III:Folder 41A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 394

Folder 395

Johnson, Donald M. (Received February 2003) (Formerly III:Folder 41B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 395

Folder 396

Journal of Philosophy (Formerly III:Folder 42) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 396

Folder 397

Ketner, Ken (Formerly III:Folder 43) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 397

Folder 398

Kisor, Henry (Formerly III:Folder 44) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 398

Folder 399

Kramer, Victor A. (Formerly III:Folder 45) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 399

Folder 400

Lindgren, Nilo (Formerly III:Folder 46) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 400

Folder 401

Lindley, Denver (Formerly III:Folder 47) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 401

Folder 402

Lopez, Julia Lavid (Formerly III:Folder 48A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 402

Folder 403

Luschei, Martin (Formerly III:Folder 48B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 403

Folder 404

Malamud, Bernard (Formerly III:Folder 49) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 404

Folder 405

Maritain, Jacques (Formerly III:Folder 50) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 405

Folder 406

Marlette, Doug (Formerly III:Folder 51) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 406

Folder 407

Merton, Thomas (Formerly III:Folder 52) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 407

Folder 408

Mirrielees, Doris (Formerly III:Folder 53) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 408

Folder 409

The Modern Schoolman (Formerly III:Folder 54) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 409

Folder 410

Murphy, Matt H., Jr. (Formerly III:Folder 55) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 410

Folder 411

National Catholic Reporter (Formerly III:Folder 56) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 411

Folder 412

News-Banner (Covington, La.) (Formerly III:Folder 57) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 412

Folder 413

O'Connor, Flannery (Formerly III:Folder 58) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 413

Folder 414

Oglesby, H. Patrick (and Paul E. Gallis) (Received in January 1995, Acc. 95017) (Formerly III:Folder 58A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 414

Folder 415

Ong, Walter J. (Formerly III:Folder 59) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 415

Folder 416

Peggy Castex (Formerly III:Folder 60) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 416

Interviewed Percy; interview appears in Nouveaux fragments du puzzle americain. The book referenced in letter (probably 1987) is Deux regards sur l'Amerique: Dashiell Hammett et Walker Percy (1987).

Folder 417

Powers, J. F. (Formerly III:Folder 61) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 417

Folder 418

Roselle(?) (Formerly III:Folder 62) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 418

Folder 419

Schlicht, Bill (Received in March 2002) (Formerly III:Folder 63A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 419

Folder 420

Sebeok, Thomas A. (Formerly III:Folder 63B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 420

Folder 421

The Sewannee Review (Formerly III:Folder 64) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 421

Folder 422

Simpson, Lewis P. (Formerly III:Folder 65) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 422

Folder 423

Spencer, Elizabeth (Formerly III:Folder 66A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 423

Folder 424

Steiner, Marianne (Received in December 2003) (Formerly III:Folder 66B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 424

Folder 425

Susanne(?) (Formerly III:Folder 67) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 425

Folder 426

Tate, Allen (Formerly III:Folder 68) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 426

Folder 427

Taylor, Mark (Formerly III:Folder 69) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 427

Folder 428

Thornton, Weldon (Received in March 1993) (Formerly III:Folder 70) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 428

Folder 429

The Times (New York) (Formerly III:Folder 71) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 429

Folder 430

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (Formerly III:Folder 72A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 430

Folder 431

Tyson, Ruel (Received April 1999) (Formerly III:Folder 72B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 431

Folder 432

Veatch, Henry B. (Formerly III:Folder 73) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 432

Folder 433

Wallace, Carolyn A. (Formerly III:Folder 74) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 433

Folder 434

Welty, Eudora (Formerly III:Folder 75) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 434

Folder 435

Wilson, Mercedes (Formerly III:Folder 76) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 435

Folder 436

Wilson(?) (Formerly III:Folder 77) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 436

Folder 437

Woodward, C. Vann (Formerly III:Folder 78) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 437

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16 items.

Letter from Walker Percy to Willis B. Glover.

Folder 557

Personal correspondence (Formerly Addition 2007:III:Folder 79B) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of January 2007 (Acc. 100578): Correspondence, 1980." Folder 557

One letter from Walker Percy to Willis B. Glover concerning the theory of evolution.

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16 items.

Correspondence between Walker Percy and family, friends, and business acquaintances.

Note that there is also correspondence that accompanies drafts of writings and notes in the Addition of July 2007 materials in Series II and Series V.

Folder 556

Personal correspondence (Formerly Addition 2007:III:Folder 79A) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Correspondence, 1923-1992 and undated." Folder 556

Includes one postcard from seven-year-old Walker Percy to his mother and father and two undated letters from Walker Percy to Mary Bernice Townsend Percy.

Folder 558

Publishing correspondence (Formerly Addition 2007:III:Folder 80) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Correspondence, 1923-1992 and undated." Folder 558

Letters requesting permission to republish Percy's work, letters of congratulations, and other publishing-related correspondence.

Folder 559

Other letters sent to Walker Percy (Formerly Addition 2007:III:Folder 81) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Correspondence, 1923-1992 and undated." Folder 559

A postcard from Percy's physician about Percy's tendonitis, a copy of a 1992 letter from a P. J. Townsend describing his medical condition, and a letter enclosing information about the Federal Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.

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Chiefly letters to Walker Percy regarding publishing and other related matters.

Folder 593

1953-1996 #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2012 (Acc. 101631): Correspondence, 1953-1996." Folder 593

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Copies and transcriptions of correspondence between Walker Percy and David Duty, regarding Duty's dissertation on educational psychology.

Folder 594

David Duty, 1978-1992 #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Correspondence, 1978-1992." Folder 594

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About 785 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Notes, source materials, and other items. About half of this material is holograph notes that are nearly illegible. Most of the other material consists of printed items that Percy used as resources for his philosophical and fictional writings and files on miscellaneous subjects relating to routine matters. The Addition of July 2007 materials (Folders 560-573) contain notes, source materials, printed materials, and published materials written about Percy. The Addition of February 2008 materials (Folder 585) contain materials regarding a collection of verse and letters by William Alexander Percy. Note that, in most cases, Percy's original folder titles have been retained.

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Folder 438

Aches and Pains. (Received June 1994) (Formerly IV:Folder 1) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 438

Folder 439

Ball, Henry Waring (diary). (Received May 1994, #132) (Formerly IV:Folder 2) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 439

Folder 440

Boat slips. (Received May 1994, #130) (Formerly IV:Folder 3) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 440

Folder 441

Book of the Month Club. (Received May 1994, #247) (Formerly IV:Folder 4) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 441

Folder 442

Book signing schedules. (Received May 1994, #170) (Formerly IV:Folder 5) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 442

Folder 443

The Brain. (Received May 1994, #131) (Formerly IV:Folder 6) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 443

Folder 444

Camus, Albert. (Received May 1994, #163) (Formerly IV:Folder 7) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 444

Folder 445

"Celebration of the South." (Received May 1994, #133) (Formerly IV:Folder 8) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 445

Folder 446

Chaos Theory. (Received May 1994, #5) (Formerly IV:Folder 9A) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 446

Folder 447

Clippings. (Received March 1994) (Formerly IV:Folder 9B) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 447

Folder 448

"Community Spirit." (Received May 1994, #134) (Formerly IV:Folder 10) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 448

Folder 449-450

Folder 449

Folder 450

Dostoievsky, Fyodor. (Received May 1994, #165) (Formerly IV:Folder 11-12) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 449-450

Folder 451

Einstein, Albert. (Received May 1994, #138) (Formerly IV:Folder 13) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 451

Folder 452

Ellison, Ralph. (Received May 1994, #166) (Formerly IV:Folder 14) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 452

Folder 453

English 292 (Modern Fiction and Alienation, Louisiana State University, circa 1974). (Received May 1994, #161) (Formerly IV:Folder 15) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 453

Folder 454

Faulkner, William. (Received May 1994, #168) (Formerly IV:Folder 16) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 454

Folder 455

Ferdinand Phinizy Lectures. (Received May 1994, #120) (Formerly IV:Folder 17) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 455

Folder 456

The Florida Catholic. (Received June 1994) (Formerly IV:Folder 18) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 456

Folder 457

Franklin Library. (Received May 1994, #248) (Formerly IV:Folder 19) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 457

Folder 458

Great Books. (Received May 1994, #127) (Formerly IV:Folder 20) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 458

Folder 459

Hemingway, Ernest. (Received May 1994, #164) (Formerly IV:Folder 21) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 459

Folder 460

House plan. (Received May 1994, #139) (Formerly IV:Folder 22) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 460

Folder 461

Jefferson Lecture. (Received May 1994, #141) (Formerly IV:Folder 23) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 461

Folder 462

Jokes--Black. (Received May 1994, #142) (Formerly IV:Folder 24) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 462

Folder 463

Ku Klux Klan. (Received May 1994, #116) (Formerly IV:Folder 25) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 463

Folder 464

Lebanon and Marcus Smith. (Received May 1994, #278) (Formerly IV:Folder 26) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 464

Folder 465-466

Folder 465

Folder 466

Lecture offers. (Received May 1994, #147) (Formerly IV:Folder 27-28) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 465-466

Folder 467

Library of America. (Received May 1994, #144) (Formerly IV:Folder 29) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 467

Folder 468

Lingo. (Received May 1994, #145) (Formerly IV:Folder 30) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 468

Folder 469

Los Angeles. (Received May 1994, #146) (Formerly IV:Folder 31) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 469

Folder 470

Louisiana State University. (Received May 1994, #149) (Formerly IV:Folder 32) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 470

Folder 471

Loyola of Chicago. (Received May 1994, #148) (Formerly IV:Folder 33) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 471

Folder 472

Memorials for Percy, including remarks by Elizabeth Spencer, Doris Betts, and Louis Rubin. (Copies received September 1990; originials received May 1994, #268) (Formerly IV:Folder 34) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 472

Folder 473

Mississippi-Moscow. (Received May 1994, #251) (Formerly IV:Folder 35) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 473

Folder 474

Natchez. (Received May 1994, #253) (Formerly IV:Folder 36) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 474

Folder 475

National Right-to-Life News. (Received May 1994, #122) (Formerly IV:Folder 37) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 475

Folder 476

New Age. (Received May 1994, #254) (Formerly IV:Folder 38) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 476

Folder 477-478

Folder 477

Folder 478

Notre Dame University. (Received May 1994, #257) (Formerly IV:Folder 39-40) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 477-478

Folder 479

O'Connor, Flannery. (Received May 1994, #162) (Formerly IV:Folder 41) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 479

Folder 480

Odense University. (Received May 1994, #258) (Formerly IV:Folder 42) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 480

Folder 481

Old cars. (Received May 1994, #8) (Formerly IV:Folder 43) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 481

Folder 482

Opus Dei. (Received May 1994, #259) (Formerly IV:Folder 44) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 482

Folder 483

Origins of Man. (Received May 1994, #260) (Formerly IV:Folder 45) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 483

Folder 484

Patio bricks. (Received May 1994, #154) (Formerly IV:Folder 46) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 484

Folder 485

PEN-Faulkner Award. (Received May 1994, #9) (Formerly IV:Folder 47) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 485

Folder 486

Percy, William Alexander. (Received May 1994, #266) (Formerly IV:Folder 48) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 486

Folder 487

Philosophical journals (materials concerning Percy's submissions). (Formerly IV:Folder 49) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 487

Folder 488

Poets' Corner. (Received May 1994, #10) (Formerly IV:Folder 50) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 488

Folder 489

Poisonous snakes. (Received May 1994, #158) (Formerly IV:Folder 51) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 489

Folder 490

Pulitzer prizes. (Received May 1994, #155) (Formerly IV:Folder 52) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 490

Folder 491

Reader's Digest. (Received May 1994, #261) (Formerly IV:Folder 53) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 491

Folder 492

Robbe-Grillet, Alain. (Received May 1994, #167) (Formerly IV:Folder 54) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 492

Folder 493-494

Folder 493

Folder 494

Rome. (Received May 1994, #262 and #281) (Formerly IV:Folder 55-56) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 493-494

Folder 495

Sartre, Jean Paul. (Received May 1994, #63) (Formerly IV:Folder 57) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 495

Folder 496

The Sciences. (Received May 1994, #160) (Formerly IV:Folder 58) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 496

Folder 497

Semiotics. (Received May 1994, #157) (Formerly IV:Folder 59) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 497

Folder 498

The Sewanee Review. (Received May 1994, #264) (Formerly IV:Folder 60) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 498

Folder 499

Sex education. (Received May 1994, #265) (Formerly IV:Folder 61) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 499

Folder 500

St. Joseph Seminary. (Received May 1994, #156) (Formerly IV:Folder 62) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 500

Folder 501

Styron, William. (Received May 1994, #168) (Formerly IV:Folder 63) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 501

Folder 502

Twomey, Father Louis J. (Received May 1994, #150) (Formerly IV:Folder 64) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 502

Folder 503

United States Information Agency. (Received May 1994, #7) (Formerly IV:Folder 65) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 503

Folder 504

"Walker Percy's Grail." (Received May 1994, #135) (Formerly IV:Folder 66) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 504

Folder 505

"Walker Percy's Heroes." (Received May 1994, #115) (Formerly IV:Folder 67) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 505

Folder 506

Waring family. (Received May 1994, #267) (Formerly IV:Folder 68) #04294, Subseries: "Original Deposit." Folder 506

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About 85 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Notes, source materials, and other items. Included are printed items that Percy used as resources for his philosophical and fictional writings and files on miscellaneous subjects. Also included are lecture programs and published materials written about Percy. Note that, in most cases, Percy's original folder titles have been retained.

Folder 560

Commendation from Louisiana State Legislature.(Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 69) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 560

Folder 561

Dupree, Marcus.(Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 70) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 561

Folder 562

Human brain.(Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 71) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 562

Folder 563

Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.(Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 72) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 563

Folder 564

Lecture programs and printed lecture materials.(Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 73) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 564

Folder 565

Lost in the Cosmos publicity materials. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 74) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 565

Folder 566

Nazis. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 75) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 566

Folder 567

Neurotransmitters. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 76) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 567

Folder 568

Nuclear disarmament. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 77) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 568

Folder 569

Nukespeak. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 78) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 569

Folder 570

NVN talk. (Formelry Addition 2007:IV:Folder 78) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 570

Folder 571

Printed materials. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 80) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 571

Folder 572

Psychotherapy and psychiatry. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 81) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 572

Folder 573

Sun Records. (Formerly Addition 2007:IV:Folder 82) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Subject Files, circa 1950-1990." Folder 573

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1 item.

Material regarding a collection of verse and letters by William Alexander Percy. Includes typed and handwritten commentary by Walker Percy as well as typed and photocopied correspondence between William Alexander Percy and Allen Tate.

Folder 585

Percy, William Alexander. (Formerly Addition 2008:IV:Folder 83) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100858): Subject Files, circa 1921-1922." Folder 585

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Research files on semiotics, chiefly published and unpublished journal articles, including "Five Chambered Heart" by Charles Greenleaf Bell; "Where Have All the Flowers Gone: An Eschatological Time-Motion Study of the Higher Learning and Other Desert Plants" by Theodore D. Nordenhaug; "Studies in Peirce's Semiotic" edited by D. Savan, et al.; "Grasping the Nettle" by Harley C. Shands; "Peirce and Turing Comparisons and Conjectures" by Kenneth Laine Ketner; and "Scenes and Other Situations" by Jon Barwise. There are also a few sheets of handwritten notes by Walker Percy and the transcript of "TV or Not TV," a documentary aired in 1979 by the Educational Broadcasting Corporation.

Folder 595-598

Folder 595

Folder 596

Folder 597

Folder 598

Semiotics, 1970s-1980s. #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 595-598

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9 items.

Draft of "Ignatius Reilly" (published as A Confederacy of Dunces) by John Kennedy Toole.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse A. Ignatius Reilly by John Kennedy Toole. Published as A Confederacy of Dunces (1980).

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10 items.

Undated notes kept by Walker Percy that were removed from between the pages of primarily non-fiction works on the topics of philosophy and language. These notes relate to the subject of the books from which they were removed and are annotated with the book's title and the page numbers indicating the location from which they were taken.

Folder 587

Notes removed from books, undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of June 2008 (Acc. 100949): Other Materials" Folder 587

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse VII. Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated.

About 230 items.

The original deposit (received 1989 and 2003) includes five images (P-4294/1-5), 1946 and undated. The Addition of July 2007 materials include about 225 items, circa 1910-1990 and undated (bulk 1940-1989).

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Original Deposit, 1946 and undated (received 1989 and 2003).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated.

About 225 items.

Arrangement is by category as noted below. In general, images within each group are in rough chronological order.

About 225 photographs and related items. Images are black-and-white photographs, color photographs, sepia photographs, and contact sheets. The bulk of these pictures are candid photographs of Walker Percy alone and Percy with his family. Family images depict Percy's wife, children, parents, brothers, grandchildren, and others. Also included are professional photographs of Percy and photographs of him with Pope John Paul II, Nancy Reagan, Shelby Foote, C. Vann Woodward, Ernest Gaines, Louis D. Rubin Jr., Elizabeth Spencer, Cleanth Brooks, Eudora Welty, and others.

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Early family photographs, circa 1910-1920 #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/6-23

Portraits and candid snapshots of Walker Percy's mother, Martha Phinizy Percy, with identified and unidentified individuals. Images P-4294/6-20 were kept by Martha Phinizy Percy in a photograph album that was given to Walker Percy after his mother's death in 1929. Some of these images have descriptive notes on versos that were written by Percy's mother. Other verso notes and numbers were added later by Mary Bernice Townsend Percy and Mary Pratt Percy Lobdell for identification purposes. Photographs are arranged as received, with the scrapbook snapshots first, followed by posed portraits.

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Childhood photographs of Walker Percy #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/24-29

Individual and group photographs of Walker Percy as a child. Image P-4294/27 shows Walker Percy with his father, LeRoy Percy, and his brother, LeRoy Percy Jr. Images P-4294/28 and P-4294/29 show Percy with both of his brothers, LeRoy and Billups Phinizy ("Phin") Percy.

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Walker Percy in his youth and early adulthood, 1934-1949 and undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/30-45

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Walker Percy in later adulthood, 1962-1989 and undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/46-102

Professional and candid photographs, among them two images of Walker Percy taken by Alfred A. Knopf in 1962, the year The Moviegoer was published by Knopf, and one image of Percy at a book signing for The Last Gentleman. A large number of these images are candid shots of Percy, many taken outdoors at his home in Covington, La.

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Oversize photographs #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." OP-P-4294/1-4

Four images including black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs of Walker Percy, undated.

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Mary Bernice Townsend Percy (Bunt Percy) #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/103-116

Photographs of Bunt Percy, Walker Percy's wife. Included are individual portraits and candid shots of Bunt, as well as many images of Bunt and Walker Percy together. Bunt also appears in images in other image groupings in this series.

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Walker Percy with family #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/117-136

Photographs of Walker Percy with various members of his immediate and extended family. Among these images are two photographs of Percy with his brothers and several friends. There are also a number of images of Percys daughters Mary Pratt Percy Lobdell and Ann Boyd Percy Moores, and several images of the Percys with their grandchildren.

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Percy family members #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/137-143

Photographs of Walker Percy's uncle and childhood guardian, William Alexander Percy; several images of Percy's two brothers, Billups Phinizy ("Phin") Percy and LeRoy Percy Jr.; and images of other Percy family members.

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Walker Percy with identified individuals, 1940-1989 and undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/144-155

Includes two images from 1940 of Walker Percy, his brother LeRoy Percy Jr., and Percy's lifelong friend writer Shelby Foote (P-4294/144-145). Also included are a 1989 photograph of a meeting of the Fellowship of Southern Writers in Chattanooga, Tenn., with Shelby Foote, C. Vann Woodward, Ernest Gaines, Louis D. Rubin Jr., Elizabeth Spencer, Cleanth Brooks, and others in attendance (P-4294/152); a photograph (P-4294/153) of Percy, C. Vann Woodward, and Eudora Welty; and two undated photographs of Walker and Bunt Percy meeting Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Rome (P-4294/154-155).

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Walker Percy with unidentified individuals #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/156-164

Most images show Percy participating in a graduation ceremony (believed to be at Marquette University).

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Identified places, scenes, and events #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/165-178

Includes images of the home of Percy's uncle, William Alexander Percy, where Walker and his two brothers spent most of their childhood; photographs of Walker Percy's home in Covington, La.; and an image of "The Patriot," a statue that stands over the grave of Walker Percy's great-uncle, Senator LeRoy Percy (1861-1929). Identified events include one honoring Walker Percy for his 1989 Jefferson Lectureship with the National Endowment of the Humanities, and Walker and Bunt Percy meeting President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan at the White House in 1987. With the two Reagan photographs are the event invitation, program, and menu for the White House dinner at which the photographs were taken. The photographs and the invitation are autographed by Nancy Reagan.

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Unidentified places, scenes, and events #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/179-184

Includes several snapshots of what appears to be a Mardi Gras float commemorating Percy's first novel The Moviegoer.

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Travel photographs #04294, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007 (Acc. 100745): Pictures, circa 1910-1990 (bulk 1940-1989) and undated." P-4294/185-219

Images of Walker Percy and Percy with family on trips to various locations throughout the world, including Cuba, Mexico, Italy, France, and Gulf Shores, Ala. The earliest of these are snapshots from a family trip to Havana, Cuba, in January 1951.

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25 items.

Arrangement: Arrangement is by category as noted below. In general, images within each group are in rough chronological order.

Twenty-five photographs, most of Walker Percy at various times in later adulthood. Included are both professional and candid images of Percy. Most of the photographs show Percy in casual settings. Also included are images of Walker Percy with his wife, Mary Bernice Townsend Percy (Bunt Percy), friends, and colleagues. There is one photograph of the Percy house, and a photograph of an unidentified statue of a knight in chain mail. Most of the photographs are undated, but appear to range from the 1940s to the 1980s.

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Walker Percy in later adulthood, undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2008 (Acc. 100904): Pictures, 1940s-1980s." P-4294/220-232

Includes both posed and candid photographs of Percy.

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Walker Percy with unidentified individuals, 1940s-1980s and undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2008 (Acc. 100904): Pictures, 1940s-1980s." P-4294/233-238

Includes two copies of a photograph of a young Percy with friends (P-4294/233-234) and an older Percy with one of his daughters (P-4294/236).

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Walker Percy with family, 1970s #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2008 (Acc. 100904): Pictures, 1940s-1980s." P-4294/239-241

Three photographs of Walker and Bunt Percy, two shopping and one on vacation in Maine. There is also a photograph of Percy with his daughter, Anne Boyd Percy Moores.

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Percy family house, undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2008 (Acc. 100904): Pictures, 1940s-1980s." P-4294/242

Caption on verso reads "original Percy house."

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Statue of a knight in chain mail, 1930 #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2008 (Acc. 100904): Pictures, 1940s-1980s." P-4294/243

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Digital Photographs #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2008 (Acc. 100904): Pictures, 1940s-1980s." DCD-4294/1

Digital copies of all of the images contained in the Addition of April 2008.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of December 2008 (Acc. 101028): Pictures, 1917, 1940s-1990s.

80 items.

Arrangement: Arrangement is by category as noted below. In general, images within each group are in rough chronological order.

Contains both posed and candid images of Walker Percy alone and with various members of his immediate and extended family and friends. The images range from the 1940s to the 1990s and include one photograph of Percy as an infant (P-4294/259). Also included are three photographs of Walker Percy in official group settings: standing with a portrait of himself (P-4294/315), at dinner with a group of men (P-4294/316), and at what appears to be at Loyola University New Orleans (P-4294/317); and several images of unidentified places.

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Walker Percy, undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of December 2008 (Acc. 101028): Pictures, 1917, 1940s-1990s." P-4294/259

Photograph of Walker Percy as an infant.

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Walker Percy, undated #04294, Subseries: "Addition of December 2008 (Acc. 101028): Pictures, 1917, 1940s-1990s." P-4294/244-258

Images of Walker Percy at various times in later adulthood, primarily undated. Includes both posed and candid images of Percy.

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Walker Percy with family and friends, 1940s-1990s #04294, Subseries: "Addition of December 2008 (Acc. 101028): Pictures, 1917, 1940s-1990s." P-4294/259-314

Photographs of Walker Percy with various members of his immediate and extended family. There are many images of Walker and Bunt Percy with their daughters, Mary Pratt Percy Lobdell and Ann Boyd Percy Moores, and several images of the Percys with their grandchildren.

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Other photographs #04294, Subseries: "Addition of December 2008 (Acc. 101028): Pictures, 1917, 1940s-1990s." P-4294/315-323

Three photographs of Walker Percy in official group settings: standing with a portrait of himself (P-4294/315), at dinner with a group of men (P-4294/316), and at what appears to be at Loyola University New Orleans (P-4294/317). Also contains one photograph of Walker Percy's house and five photographs of unidentified places.

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50 items.

Black-and-white and color photographs, mostly publicity portraits, and many of their corresponding negatives. There are also portraits of Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eudora Welty. Other images include a slide of the cover of The Moviegoer and photographs of Percy's signature, an illustrated bookplate that reads "Walker Percy Veni Creator," and what may be Percy's spot for writing.

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Walker Percy portraits #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Pictures, circa 1940s-1950s, 1980-1990." P-4294/324-345

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Walker Percy portraits #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Pictures, circa 1940s-1950s, 1980-1990." P-4294/346-347

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Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eudora Welty portraits #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Pictures, circa 1940s-1950s, 1980-1990." P-4294/348-352

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Other images #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Pictures, circa 1940s-1950s, 1980-1990." P-4294/353-356

Slide of the cover of The Moviegoer and photographs of Percy's signature, an illustrated bookplate that reads "Walker Percy Veni Creator," and what may be Percy's spot for writing.

Image Folder PF-4294/1

Negatives for selected Walker Percy portraits #04294, Subseries: "Addition of April 2013 (Acc. 101781): Pictures, circa 1940s-1950s, 1980-1990." PF-4294/1

P-4294/326, P-4294/327, P-4294/328, P-4294/332, P-4294/333, P-4294/334, P-4294/335, P-4294/336, P-4294/345.

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