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Henry Miller manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0498
Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer active from the 1950s-1980. The collection contains typescripts of three of Henry Miller's works: "Books in My Life," "Big Sur," and "The Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch," a photocopy of a transcript of Henry Miller's deposition, and a typed letter from Harvery M. Grossman to Henry Miller.

Dates

  • 1950-1957

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

1.44 Cubic Feet (1 record center carton, 1 letter half-size document box)

Biographical / Historical

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association and mysticism.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts of three of Henry Miller's works: "Books in My Life," "Big Sur," and "The Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch," a photocopy of a transcript of Henry Miller's deposition, and a typed letter from Harvery M. Grossman to Henry Miller. "Books in My Life" contains approximately 350 leaves, and is a combination of typescript, typescript carbon, and printed leaves, many of which are annotated by Miller.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Richard Frary.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA