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Beatrice Wood papers, 1894-1998, bulk 1930-1990

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4.1: Drafts of Published Monographs, circa 1930-1996

This subseries includes both drafts of Wood's monographs and correspondence related to their publication. Drafts include:
I Shock Myself: The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood
,
Angel Who Wore Black Tights
,
Pinching Spaniards
,
33rd Wife of the Maharajah
, and
Kissed Again: Part of the Bargain
.
Wood enjoyed writing in the evening and often rewrote drafts with only subtle changes between versions. Although she rarely dated her drafts, numbers have been added when it was possible to determine version sequence. Edited versions have also been identified.
Also included in this subseries is correspondence with publishers, editors, and friends. Much of the material centers on the logistics of publication, but there are also letters to friends describing the status of her writing or relaying stories that she intended to include in a particular publication. The letters reveal the personal satisfaction that Wood took from her writing.
Original drawings from the monographs can be found in Series 9: Artwork, but copies are included in this subseries.
Except for repetitive versions, incomplete repetitive drafts, and gallery proofs, this subseries has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
I Shock Myself: The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood
Complete Draft - pgs. 1-60, circa 1975-1985
11
59
Complete Draft - pgs. 61-116, circa 1975-1985
11
60
Complete Draft - pgs. 117-153, circa 1975-1985
11
61
Complete Draft - pgs. 154-194, circa 1975-1985
11
62
Complete Draft - pgs. 195-231, circa 1975-1985
11
63
Edited Incomplete Draft - pgs. 1-50, circa 1980
11
64
Edited Incomplete Draft - pgs. 51-105, circa 1980
11
65
Edited Incomplete Draft, 1980
11
66
Edited Incomplete Draft, 1981
11
67
Edited Incomplete Draft (Second Version), circa 1980s
11
68
Edited Incomplete Draft (Third Version), circa 1980s
11
69
Edited Incomplete Draft (Fourth Version - pgs. 4-60), circa 1980s
12
1
Edited Incomplete Draft (Fourth Version - pgs. 61-117), circa 1980s
12
2
Copies of Original Drawings for Book, circa 1980s
12
3-5
Notes on Photographs and Illustrations for Book, circa 1975-1985
12
6
Excerpts from Older Version, circa 1975-1985
12
7
Short Summary, circa 1985
12
8
Copy of Complete Draft - part 1, circa 1975-1985
12
9-11
Copy of Complete Draft - part 2, circa 1975-1985
12
12-14
Copy of Complete Draft - part 3, circa 1975-1985
12
15-17
Copy of Complete Draft (Second Version) - part 1, circa 1975-1985
12
18-20
Copy of Complete Draft (Second Version) - part 2, circa 1975-1985
12
21-24
Galley Proof - pgs. 1-146, 1985
12
25-26
Passages about Krishnamurti, circa 1980-1987
12
27
Correspondence, 1982, 1984
12
28
Correspondence, January-June 1985
12
29
Correspondence, July 1985-June 1986
12
30
Correspondence, July 1986-June 1987
12
31
Angel Who Wore Black Tights
Original Draft, circa 1930
12
32
Edited Complete Draft, circa 1930
12
33
Complete Draft with Original Illustrations, circa 1932
13
1
Edited Draft with Hand-colored Copies of Illustrations - pgs. 1-75, circa 1980
13
2-3
Copies of Original Illustrations, circa 1930s
13
4
Excerpts, circa 1935
13
5
Copy of Draft, circa 1944
(draft entitled
Come to Europe, Helen
)
13
6-8
Correspondence, 1981-1982
13
9-10
Pinching Spaniards
Letters to Steve Hoag, 1956
13
11-12
Draft with Original Illustrations - pgs. 1-105, circa 1980-1987
13
13-16
Edited Draft with Footnotes - pgs. 1-124, circa 1980-1987
13
17-19
Hand-colored Copies of Illustrations, circa 1980-1987
13
20
Copies of Edited Draft with Footnotes - pgs. 1-105, circa 1986
13
21-23
Copies of Draft with Hand-colored Copies of Illustrations - pgs. 1-105, circa 1980-1987
13
24-25
Copies of Illustrations, circa 1980-1987
13
26-27
33rd Wife of a Maharajah
First Complete Draft, circa 1962
13
28
Early Complete Draft - pgs. 1-129, circa 1963
13
29-30
Handwritten Draft - pgs. 1-73, circa 1960s
13
31-32
Draft with Illustrations - Part 1, circa 1971-1972
13
33-34
Draft with Illustrations - Part 2, circa 1971-1972
13
35-37
Edited Draft - Parts 1-2, circa 1971-1990
13
38-40
Copies of Edited Draft - Parts 1-2, circa 1971-1990
14
1-4
Correspondence, 1962-1964
14
5
Correspondence, 1968-1970
14
6-7
Correspondence, 1971, 1976
14
8
Correspondence, 1989-1990
14
9
Correspondence, 1991-1994
14
10
Correspondence about U.S. Edition, 1993-1996
14
11
Agreement with Publisher, 1990
14
12
Copies of Photographs and Drawings Suggested for Book, circa 1990
14
13
Copies of Drawings for Book, circa 1970-1990
14
14-15
Notes from 1966 Trip to India and Used for Book, circa 1966
14
16
Captions for Drawings and Photographs, circa 1970-1985
14
17
Notes, circa 1992
14
18
Kissed Again: Part of the Bargain
Final Draft with Illustrations, 1995
14
19
Edited Draft, 1995
14
20
Handwritten Drafts (4 copies), 1995
14
21
Correspondence, 1995-1996
14
22

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