Series 1: P.L. Travers correspondence, drafts, notes, personal writing

2.0 archival boxes

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Creator: Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.

Collection Creator: Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000 and Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.

Dates: Mostly 1960-1996.

Dates: 1905-1996.

Extent: 2.0 archival boxes

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is stored offsite. Please consult with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections about having the collection recalled to Firestone Library for your use. This process normally requires 48-72 hours notice.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Description

A collection of correspondence, sketches, proofs, notes, personal writing, and legal documents relating to the life and career of P. L. Travers (1899-1996)

Arrangement

Box 1: P. L. Travers correspondence, drafts, and notes. Box 2: P. L. Travers correspondence, drafts, and notes.

Preferred Citation

Series 1: P.L. Travers correspondence, drafts, notes, personal writing; 1905-1996 (mostly 1960-1996); Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, , Princeton University Library.

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    "The Shortest Stories in the World" 1977 Explore Multiple Containers
    "The Death of AE: Irish Hero and Mystic" 1982 Box 1, Folder 2
    Mary Poppins banned from San Francisco library 1980 October 13-1980 December 14 Explore Multiple Containers
    P. L. Travers Correspondence 1978-1989 1965 September 12-1995 August 20 Box 1, Folders 4-6
    Spinnens Acre Junior School Correspondence 1983 February 17 Box 1, Folder 7
    David Higham Junior Associates Correspondence 1982-1991 1980 May 12-1992 July 31 Explore Multiple Containers
    Sketches and Proofs circa 1980-1990 Explore Multiple Containers
    "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" Musical circa 1985 Box 1, Folder 10
    Mary Poppins Series Illustrations 1961-1982 circa 1961- 1982 Explore Multiple Containers
    Assorted Drafts and Notes undated Explore Multiple Containers
    Tracing Paper Sketches undated Explore Multiple Containers
    "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" circa 1980s Box 1, Folder 14
    "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" Proofs circa 1987-1988 Box 1, Folder 15
    "Mary Poppins" and "Friend Monkey" dust jackets circa 1970-1980 Box 1, Folder 16
    "Admit One" Draft undated Box 1, Folder 17
    "The Bird and the Word" Draft 1991 July 22 Box 1, Folder 18
    "The Celestial Root" Draft undated Box 1, Folder 19
    "The Endless Story" Drafts undated Box 1, Folder 20
    "The Interviewer" Drafts undated Box 1, Folder 21
    "Lively Oracles" Draft undated Box 1, Folder 22
    "Monte Perdido" Draft undated Box 1, Folder 23
    "The Makers" Drafts undated Box 1, Folder 24
    "On Not Writing for Children" Drafts circa 1974 Box 1, Folder 25
    Mary Poppins Copyright Opinion 1965 June 25 Box 1, Folder 26
    "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" Draft and Legal Documents 1974 Box 1, Folder 27
    Mary Shepard Biography Drafts 1989 Box 1, Folder 28
    "Maria Poppina Ab A Ad Z" Proof circa 1968 Box 1, Folder 29
    "Mary Poppins from A to Z" incomplete copy circa 1963 Box 1, Folder 30
    Jules Fisher Enterprises Musical Adaptation Contracts 1983 Box 1, Folder 31
    Letter From Mary Shepard to Dionys Moore 1982 March 17 Box 1, Folder 32
    "Lore of the Fairy Tale" Draft undated Box 1, Folder 33
    Mary Poppins Business Correspondence 1950-1975 1943 March 19-1986 July1 Explore Multiple Containers
    "Mary Poppins Comes Back" Film Early Correspondence 1988 December 12-1991 January 16 Explore Multiple Containers
    "Mary Poppins Comes Back" Film: P.L. Travers and Brian Sibley Screenplay 1989 October Box 1, Folder 37
    "Mary Poppins Comes Back" Film: Perry and Randy Howze Screenplay 1992 January 23 Box 1, Folder 38
    Mary Poppins Stage Musical Outline 1993 February 24 Box 1, Folder 39
    "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" Addendum circa 1980-1981 Box 1, Folder 40
    Mary Poppins Musical: "Cherry Tree Lane" Correspondence and Drafts 1980-1986 1963 March-1988 December 28 Explore Multiple Containers
    Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Correspondence 1981-1985 1974 April 30-1989 April 3 Explore Multiple Containers
    Parabola Magazine Correspondence 1980-1994 1980 March 4-1994 August 3 Explore Multiple Containers
    "The Story of Princess Ican" Draft and Illustrations 1993 January 31 Box 2, Folder 3
    BBC Correspondence 1965-1984 1965 November 2-1984 April 2 Explore Multiple Containers
    Harold Ober Associates Correspondence 1982-1983 1981 October 20-1987 March 19 Explore Multiple Containers
    Walt Disney Pictures Correspondence 1960-1984 1960-1984 March 28 Explore Multiple Containers
    "Dancing Home" Draft 1984 November 27-1984 December 4 Box 2, Folder 7
    P. L. Travers Personal Documents 1965-1992 circa 1946-1994 September 16 Explore Multiple Containers
    Newspaper Clippings About P. L. Travers 1965-1994 circa 1965-1994 Box 2, Folder 11
    Newspaper Articles by P. L. Travers 1970-1980 1943-1980 Box 2, Folder 12
    Radio Interview Transcripts 1976-1984 1976-1983 Box 2, Folder 13
    Copyright Requests and Royalties Receipts 1980-1991 1980-1991 Box 2, Folder 14
    P. L. Travers Notes on J. Krishnamurti Lectures 1968 1968 July 7-1968 August 5 Box 2, Folder 15
    Jeff Bengford Correspondence on Mary Poppins Stage Production 1983 June 5 Box 2, Folder 16
    "Mary Poppins Comes Back" Film Correspondence and Draft 1988 March 7-1989 July 25 Box 2, Folder 17
    P. L. Travers Handwritten Notes 1 undated Box 2, Folder 18
    P. L. Travers Handwritten Notes 2 undated Box 2, Folder 19
    "The Fox at the Manger" Christmas Opera: Correspondence and Libretto 1993-1994 Box 2, Folder 20
    Letters from Alastair Shannon 1977-1982 Box 2, Folder 21
    Camillus Travers Correspondence 1956-1990 circa 1956-1996 November 23 Explore Multiple Containers
    Sri Madhava Ashish Correspondence and Writings 1981-1993 Box 2, Folder 23
    Goodman Derrick & Co. Correspondence 1978-1993 1959 July 3-1994 February 15 Explore Multiple Containers
    P. L. Travers Will 1991 February 15 Box 2, Folder 25
    Amateur "Mary Poppins" Stage Rights Correspondence 1975-1981 1975-1981 Box 2, Folder 26
    Lecture Draft undated Box 2, Folder 27
    "Being an Anarchist" Drafts undated Box 2, Folder 28
    "The Usefulness of the Devil" Draft undated Box 2, Folder 29
    "Sunflower" Draft undated Box 2, Folder 30
    Correspondence with Publishers 1982-1991 1982 October 28-1991 November 26 Explore Multiple Containers
    "Let us go into the world of childhood" Draft undated Box 2, Folder 32
    "The Youngest Brother" Lecture Draft undated Box 2, Folder 33
    P. L. Travers Dream Journal Entries 1968-1978 1968-1978 Explore Multiple Containers
    Very Short Stories and Notes undated Box 2, Folder 35
    Medical Correspondence 1991-1994 1976 December 14-1994 September 14 Box 2, Folder 36
    "Where did she come from? Why did she go?" Drafts circa 1964 Box 2, Folder 37
    "When, Where, What in Mary Poppins" Draft undated Box 2, Folder 38
    "Well, Shoot Me!" Draft 1968 Box 2, Folder 39
    "Speak, Lord!" Draft undated Box 2, Folder 40
    "Something there is..." Drafts undated Box 2, Folder 41
    Notes for a character called "Mallow" undated Box 2, Folder 42
    "What the Bee Knows" Collected Proofs and Articles circa 1988 Box 2, Folder 43
    P. L. Travers Chronology and Bibliography undated Box 2, Folder 44
    Personal Correspondence: Letters to P. L. Travers 1975-1996 1946 April 11-1996 March 19 Explore Multiple Containers
    Canterbury Children's Theatre: "Mary Poppins" Script undated Box 2, Folder 47
    "The Arrival of Mary Poppins" Typescript undated Box 2, Folder 48
    "Lead in to Christmas Shopping" Draft undated Box 2, Folder 49
    P. L. Travers Poetry undated Explore Multiple Containers
    Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society 1938 October Box 2, Folder 51
    "If One Can Find It, So Can Another" Draft undated Box 2, Folder 52
    Letters from Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Goff 1926-1928 circa 1900-1928 October 18 Explore Multiple Containers

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