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Pamela Moore Papers, 1939-2018, bulk 1950-1964

Series I: Manuscripts and Related Materials, 1942-2013 [Bulk Dates: 1950-1964]

This series includes manuscripts as well as related materials such as drafts, notes, notebooks, outlines, and proofs.

Contracts for first editions were originally filed with the corresponding manuscripts, and are included in this series. Additional contracts are filed in Subseries II.2: Contracts.

In general, any related correspondence is filed in the professional correspondence files in Subseries II.1.

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Subseries I.1: Published Novels, circa 1952-1964, 2013

This subseries contains contracts, drafts, manuscripts, outlines, and proofs for Moore's four published novels.

Subseries I.1.1: Chocolates for Breakfast, circa 1952-1956, 2013

The first American edition of Chocolates for Breakfast was published by Rinehart in September 1956, with the French edition being published by Julliard soon after, in November. A second French edition, the "nouvelle édition" that included new revisions by the author, was published in 1957.

This subseries includes a contract, drafts, excerpts, typescripts, and the setting copy for the first American edition. There is also a file of working material for the Nouvelle Edition, which came to the collection from Eddie de Laurot, the son of Edouard de Laurot. In addition, there are proofs and related correspondence for the Harper Perennial Edition, published in 2013.

There are some early short stories related toChocolates for Breakfastin Subseries I.3: Short Stories.

Box 1 Folder 1 1st Edition--Contract (Rinehart & Company), 1956

Box 1 Folder 2 1st Edition--Turning Point (Story 1) and Untitled (Story 2), 1952, undated

Note on pencil (not by Moore) associates the character of Bill in this story with the character of Barry in the novel.

Box 1 Folder 3 1st Edition--Typescript (Incomplete), circa 1956

Pages 2-283.

Box 1 Folder 4-5 1st Edition--Ribbon Typescript, circa 1956, 2 folders

The original clean version of the typescript carbon that became the setting copy.

Box 1 Folder 6-7 1st Edition--Setting Copy, circa 1956, 2 folders

Annotated, with substantial corrections. Pages that were cut are included in the setting copy, with pencil lines through the pages.

Box 1 Folder 8 1st Edition--Excerpt, circa 1956

Pages 117-122.

Box 2 Folder 1-2 Nouvelle Edition (French), circa 1956, 2 folders

This contains about 2" of working material, primarily of inserts and the preface. Substantial annotations. In English and in French.

Box 2 Folder 3-7 Harper Perennial Edition--Proofs and Related Correspondence (Folders 1-5, of 8), 2013, 5 folders

Several sets of proofs, with some related cover letters, for the reissue of Chocolates for Breakfast in 2013.

Box 3 Folder 1-3 Harper Perennial Edition--Proofs and Related Correspondence (Folders 6-8, of 8), 2013, 3 folders

Several sets of proofs, with some related cover letters, for the reissue of Chocolates for Breakfast in 2013.

Subseries I.1.2: The Pigeons of St. Marks / East Side Story / Diana, circa 1959-1963

The working title for this novel wasThe Pigeons of St. Marksand it was published asLes Pigeons de Saint Marcby Julliard (1960). It was published asEast Side Storyby Longmans in the United Kingdom (1961) and later asDianaby Dell in the United States (1964). The Dell contract (1963) is included in this subseries.

The subseries includes an outline, sample copy, and the setting copy and the long galleys for the Longmans version. The revised manuscripts were possibly circulated to American publishers, such as Fawcett.

Box 3 Folder 4 East Side Story--Contract (Dell), 1963 December

Box 3 Folder 5 Pigeons of St. Marks--Outline, circa 1960

Outline, with 2 pages typescript notes reviewing the outline, and 4 pages of handwritten notes following the outline.

Box 3 Folder 6-7 Pigeons of St. Marks--Sample Copy, 1960, 2 folders

Wrapper notes that this is the "1st copy of original Pigeons manuscript. No edition was made from this." 244 pp. ribbon typescript on onion skin, largely stamped by Odette Arnaud, and "Exemplaire de Press / Sample Copy."

Box 3 Folder 8-9 East Side Story--Setting Copy (Longmans), circa 1961, 2 folders

Wrapper notes that this is a "Copy of Pigeons manuscript original version from which the Brisith edition was set. 244 pages"

Box 22 Folder 1 East Side Story--Long Galleys, circa 1961

"Marked Proof" with proof reader marks in blue ink.

Box 4 Folder 1 Pigeons of St. Marks--Revised, circa 1962

Box 4 Folder 2-3 Pigeons of St. Marks--Revised Copy for Fawcett, 1962, 2 folders

With envelope.

Box 4 Folder 4 Pigeons of St. Marks--Typescript Carbon, undated

Pages 298-307 (Chapter 17) only.

Subseries I.1.3: The Exile of Suzy Q, 1961-1964

This subseries includes the contracts with Julliard (1961) and Paperback Library (1963), as well as a cover proof, and a file with various typescript pages, corrections, and drawings of maps. The collection does not include a full typescript or proof for this book.

There is related material in Subseries I.7: Drafts and Fragments.

Box 4 Folder 5 Contract (Julliard), 1961

Box 4 Folder 6 Contract (Paperback Library), 1963

Box 4 Folder 7 Cover Proof (Paperback Library), circa 1964

Box 4 Folder 8 Various typescript pages, corrections, and drawings of maps, 1961, undated

Subseries I.1.4: The Horsy Set, 1962-1963

This subseries includes the contract and setting copy, both for Simon & Schuster.

Box 4 Folder 9 Contract (Simon & Schuster), 1962

Box 4 Folder 10 Setting Copy (Simon & Schuster), 1963

Subseries I.2: Unpublished Novels and Novellas, circa 1957-1964

This subseries contains contracts, outlines, drafts, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, and related materials.

Subseries I.2.1: Prophets Without Honor, circa 1957-1959

Prophets Without Honorwas to have been Moore's second novel. Knopf purchased the novel based upon an outline submitted by Moore and Laurot, but ultimately rescinded its contact in 1959. Both the contract and the rescindment are in this subseries.

The subseries also includes outlines, various typescripts, and a portion of the final version (Chapter 7-end, only).

There is related material in Subseries I.7: Drafts and Fragments.

Box 4 Folder 11 Contract and Rescindment (Knopf), 1957, 1959

Box 4 Folder 12 Note on Revisions (Pamela Moore to Sterling Lord), undated

It is unclear which version this note pertains to; it may not be in the collection.

Box 4 Folder 13-14 Outlines, undated, 2 folders

Box 5 Folder 1 Outlines and Typescript Pages, undated

Typescript is for pages 1-155, but some pages are missing.

Box 5 Folder 2 Typescript Pages, undated

Typescript is for pages 1-122, but some pages are missing. Heavily annotated working typescript and typescript carbon.

Box 5 Folder 3-6 Typescript, undated, 4 folders; 696 pages

Heavily annotated typescript and typescript carbon.

Box 6 Folder 1-4 Typescript, undated, 4 folders; 813 pages

Container cover indicates that this version is the longest version. Contains a few corrections.

Box 6 Folder 5 Clean Typescript (Folder 1, of 3), undated, 1 folders; 540 pages

Box 7 Folder 1-2 Clean Typescript (Folders 2-3, of 3), undated, 2 folders; 540 pages

Box 7 Folder 3-5 Carbon of Clean Typescript, undated, 3 folders; 540 pages

Box 7 Folder 6-7 Final Version (Incomplete) (Folders 1-2, of 3), undated, 2 folders

Typescript contains pages 78-482 (Chapter 7-end), only. Clean typescript.

Box 8 Folder 1 Final Version (Incomplete) (Folder 3, of 3), undated, 1 folders

Typescript contains pages 78-482 (Chapter 7-end), only. Clean typescript.

Subseries I.2.2: Kathy, circa 1963-1964

Kathygrew out of Moore's revisions toProphets Without Honor; the novel was unfinished at the time of Moore's death.

The early title of this work wasTho' All the World Betrays Thee, and it is also referred to asKathy on the RocksandMy Sister Kathy. The working contract from Dell for the book (1964) uses the titleDebut.

This subseries includes outlines, notebooks, notes, as well as various carbons, drafts, typescripts, and "rejects."

There is material related toKathyin Subseries I.8: Other Notes and Notebooks, and Subseries III.2: Diaries.

Box 8 Folder 2 Contract (Dell), 1964

Tentatively titled "Debut"

Box 8 Folder 3 Outline, undated

Box 8 Folder 4 Outline and Notes on Eiffel Tower, undated

Box 8 Folder 5 Typescript Pages and Notes on Infant Prodigy, undated

Box 8 Folder 6 Old Version Notes; Kathy on Long Island; Alex and Ferenc, undated

Box 8 Folder 7 Tho' All the World Betrays The--Typescript, undated

Contains pages 1-77 and 133-155.

Box 8 Folder 8-9 Typescript, undated, 2 folders

Possibly an early version.

Box 9 Folder 1-8 Typescripts, undated, 8 folders

Several folders of typescripts, carbons, drafts, and "rejects".

Box 9 Folder 9 My Sister Kathy--In Paris; On a Boat; Interview, undated, Typescript

Box 10 Folder 1 My Sister Kathy--Warner and Bing, undated, Typescript

Box 10 Folder 2 Current Quotes, undated

Box 10 Folder 3 Notebook, undated

Subseries I.2.3: Other Titles, circa 1957-1964

This subseries contains materials related to other unfinished novel projects. Most of these, with the exception of "Rosemary", had working titles. It is unclear if any of these were related to Moore's other writing projects.

This subseries includes outlines, character sketches, synopses, and typescript chapters and pages.

There is additional material related to some of these projects in Subseries III.2: Diaries.

Box 10 Folder 4-5 Beauty and the Books, undated, 2 folders

Typescripts for first few chapters, synopsis, notes.

Box 10 Folder 6 The Debut--Outline, undated

Primarily character sketches; this does not appear related toKathy.

Box 10 Folder 7 The Kowalski Family--Outline, 1959

Box 10 Folder 8 Mountain of Love, undated

Synopsis, some typescript pages.

Box 10 Folder 9 Northcape, circa 1961

Approximately 1" of manuscript and typescript pages, and notes. Moore notes that she is working on a novel with this title in correspondence to E.P. Dutton (1961). Original enclosure is labelled "Northscape: American Search for Myth beyond Reason and Physical Reality"

Box 22 Folder 2 Northcape (Enclosure), circa 1961

This is the original enclosure for the Northscape materials, above.

Box 10 Folder 10-11 Rosemary, undated, 2 folders

This was untitled. Includes approximately 150 typescript pages, maps, and notes. It appears that this and Summer Stage might be the same story.

Box 10 Folder 12 Summer Stage, undated

Typescripts for the first chapters. It appears that this and Rosemary might be the same story.

Subseries I.3: Short Stories, 1945-1962, undated

This subseries contains drafts and typescripts for several short stories. Many of the stories are untitled, and most are undated.

Box 11 Folder 1 Angela, undated

Box 11 Folder 2 Are There Any Wounded?, circa 1962

Box 11 Folder 3 Baby Shoes, undated

Title on typescripts is "Battle of Brooklyn Heights." Envelope lists title as "Baby Shoes."

Box 11 Folder 4 Easter Sunday, circa 1953

There are other versions of this story in the "Short Stories" folder at the end of this subseries.

Box 11 Folder 5 Gentleman from Virginia, undated

Box 11 Folder 6 Greetings from Monaco, undated

Box 11 Folder 7 Guilty, undated

Box 11 Folder 8 Independence Story, undated

Box 11 Folder 9 Ivo, undated

Box 11 Folder 10 Maureen, undated

Box 11 Folder 11 The Murder Between Them, undated

Box 11 Folder 12 My Other Lover, 1945

Box 11 Folder 13 Poor Philippe Story, undated

Box 11 Folder 14 Professor Tristan Story, undated

Box 11 Folder 15 Red Shoes, undated

Unfinished story.

Box 11 Folder 16 She Married a Jew, undated

Box 11 Folder 17 Their Bones Nourish No Sacred Groves, undated

Box 11 Folder 18 What is General Lee Going to Do?, undated

Box 11 Folder 19 Pompeiian Red / At Sea / Nina the Arabic Scholar, undated

Three short pieces; originally housed in one envelope.

Box 11 Folder 20-21 Short Stories, 1952-1957, undated, 2 folders

This is a set of fiction stories. The set includes "Veteran," "Just an Incident," "The Girl with the Long Hair," "Easter Sunday," "Charm Boy," "The Land," "Haven," "The Lost Gold Mine," "A Full Love," "Bad Actor," and "Motherland." "Bad Actor" is an early story related to Chocolates for Breakfast.

Subseries I.4: Poetry, 1950-1952

This subseries contains one set of poems, written between 1950 and 1952.

Box 11 Folder 22 Poetry, 1950-1952

This is a set of poems. The set includes "To the Midnight Caller," "The Night," "Night's Call," "My Evening," "Reason," "A Love of Youth," "Letter to My Fiance," and "La Nuit Vient."

Subseries I.5: Plays, undated

This subseries contains outlines, a few typescript pages, and notes for two undated plays.

Box 12 Folder 1 Be Damned, Eternity, undated

A few typescript pages, outline, and notes.

Box 12 Folder 2 The Shattered Heart, undated

Typescript pages, outlines.

Subseries I.6: Articles, 1950s-1960s

This contains materials related to both published and unpublished articles, and includes typescripts, notes, and clippings of published articles.

Box 12 Folder 3 "A Little Slavic Village in the Heart of Manhattan", undated

Suggested article for Holiday. See also: "Miscelleneous Works" folder in "Drafts and Fragments" subseries.

Box 12 Folder 4 "Are American Men Afraid of Sex?" Playboy, 1957 February

Copy of the full issue of Playboy; includes Moore's published article.

Box 12 Folder 5 "Blueprint for the Basic Training of a Wife", undated

Suggested article for Playboy.

Box 12 Folder 6 Music Hall Article, 1962 April

Includes typescript, in English, and photocopy of the published version, in French.

Box 12 Folder 7 "Where is Your Husband?", undated

From envelope labeled, "Articles - Susan"

Subseries I.7: Drafts and Fragments, 1942-1978, undated

This subseries contains a few folders of unorganized manuscript pages, notes, correspondence, and other materials.

Some items are clearly related to works elsewhere in Series I, but many are unidentified.

Box 12 Folder 8 Ideas, undated

This includes various notes. It also includes additional Treasure Mountain maps, related to The Exile of Suzy Q.

Box 12 Folder 9 Luny Piece, undated

A few typescript pages, partially in French.

Box 12 Folder 10 Miscellaneous Works, undated

Includes "A Little Slavic Village in the Heart of Manhattan," a Veronica Saga family tree, and some unidentified typescript pages, possibly related to the unpublished Rosemary novel.

Box 12 Folder 11 Questionable Papers, 1942-1978, undated

This file contains various materials, including notes for Prophets Without Honor and other stories, various typescript pages, interview questions, and some miscellaneous correspondence.

Box 12 Folder 12 Various Manuscript Fragments and Notes, undated

Includes various unidentified typescript pages and notes. A few relate to Professor Mundy and Prophets Without Honor, and there are notes on Simon and Sylvie.

Subseries I.8: Other Notes and Notebooks, 1962-1964, undated

This subseries contains notebooks and notes on various subjects.

Box 12 Folder 13 Clippings on Young Socialites and Partying, 1964 April

Box 12 Folder 14 Notebook, 1963, Composition Notebook

This notebook contains some notes related to Kathy, as well as serving as a personal notebooks with notes on her childbirth classes, shopping lists for the hospital, etc.

Box 12 Folder 15 Notebook, undated, Pennant Winner Composition Book

This notebook contains notes on Bourgeois Realism, Truman Capote vs. French intellectuals, and a draft of story "Pompeii in Red."

Box 12 Folder 16 Notes on "Women Who Drink Too Much", circa 1962

Notes on articles by Neal Gilkyson Stuart from Ladies Home Journal and Readers Digest.