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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2649

John Updike papers concerning Surviving: the uncollected writings of Henry Green

Overview

Papers concerning John Updike's work on the book: Henry Green. Surviving: the Uncollected Writings of Henry Green edited by Matthew Yorke. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992.

Dates

  • 1990-1991

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Papers concerning John Updike's assistance with the editing and writing the introduction for the book: Henry Green. Surviving: the Uncollected Writings of Henry Green edited by Matthew Yorke. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. Includes 1990-1991 correspondence with Henry Green's son Sebastian Yorke, grandson Matthew Yorke, and the British publisher, Chatto & Windus, as well as photocopy versions of Henry Green's writings that were under consideration for this volume.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Vincent Yorke (1905-1974) was an English author who wrote under the pseudonym of Henry Green. Sebastian Yorke, (b. 1934-) a British engineer, is Henry Green's son. Matthew Henry Yorke, (b.1958-) a British engineer, novelist, and editor, is Sebastian Yorke's son and Henry Green's grandson.

John Updike (1932-2009) was a novelist, critic, short story writer, poet, essayist, and dramatist. He graduated from Harvard College with an AB in 1954. In 1990-1991, Updike collaborated with Yorke family members for the production of a book of writings by Henry Green. Updike also wrote the introduction for this volume.

Arrangement

Arranged into two series:

  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

92M-13. Gift of John Updike; received: 1993 January 11.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Title
Updike, John. John Updike papers concerning Surviving: the uncollected writings of Henry Green, 1990-1991: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
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Language of description
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EAD ID
hou02017

Repository Details

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