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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

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7.2: Plays , 1933-1942

This subseries consists of drafts and manuscripts of various plays written by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The most notable of these is The Hand, which began as a story (also called "The Scar" and "The Usurper") in the early 1930s; she first attempted to make the story into a play in the mid-1930s and eventually collaborated with Ronald Bodley on it beginning in 1941. Also included is one which may or may not have been written by Whitney, which is noted in the title of the folder in the list below.
Plays are partially scanned; drafts and copies of typed manuscripts have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
The Amazing Adventure of Mathilda Brown (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), Synopsis, undated
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29
The Hand
Early Versions of Story, circa 1933
20
30-32
Act I, circa 1941
21
1-2
Act II, circa 1941
21
3
Act III, circa 1941
21
4
Critique, 1941
21
5
Early Drafts, circa 1933-1942
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6-9
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
10
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
11
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
12
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
13
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
14
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
15
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
16
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
17
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
18
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
21
19
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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20
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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21
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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22
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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23
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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24
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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1
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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2
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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3
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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4
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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5
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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6
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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7
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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8
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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9
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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10
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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11
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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12
Drafts and Copies of Typed Manuscripts, circa 1933-1942
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13
Miscellaneous, undated
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14
Untitled, Act II, circa 1934
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15

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