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ALAN GABRIEL BARNSLEY PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Fleming, Ian - Correspondence to Alan Barnsley
Date: 4/21/54

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from British spy novelist Ian Fleming to AGB. Refers to his novels, "Live and Let Die" and "Casino Royale."

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Lewis, C.S. - Correspondence to Alan Barnsley
Date: 9/6/52

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from C.S. Lewis to AGB: "Many thanks for your kindness in sending me your poems, which I look forward to reading. And I am glad to hear that you had the benefit of a c[r]itism from T.S. Eliot. With all good wishes, yours sincerely, C.S. Lewis."

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Spark, Muriel - Correspondence to Alan Barnsley
Date: 12/10/54

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS [postcard] from Muriel Spark to AGB. Commends AGB on his newest book.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Spark, Muriel - Correspondence to Alan Barnsley
Date: 10/23/57

DESCRIPTION: Contains long TLS from Muriel Spark to AGB. Includes excerpts of poetry that Spark finds interesting. Also refers to her novel, "Memento mori" (MacMillan 1959; Meridian Books 1960; Time Inc. 1964). And refers to AGB's novel: "I'm sure 8 Days will be your best ever."

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Spark, Muriel - Correspondence to Alan Barnsley
Date: 9/23/59

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pp. from Muriel Spark to AGB. Subject is primarily about her novel, "The Bachelors" (Lippincott, 1961). Specifically requests medical advice from AGB on how to kill off one of her characters, Alice Dawes: "...Please reply in such a way that it could be quoted in the actual novel. That is a verbal answer from a doctor..."

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Spark, Muriel - Correspondence to Edwina Barnsley
Date: 8/14/58

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 3 pp. from Muriel Spark to Edwina Barnsley, wife of AGB. Details the death of the former's cat, Bluebell, with the following request: "Please keep this letter as I may want to refer to it some time for a story." Includes reference to her novel, "Memento Mori."

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Spender, Stephen - Correspondence to Alan Barnsley
Incomplete date: January 15

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to AGB from Stephen Spender, written some time during the latter's editorship of Encounter magazine. Comments on AGB's book (unnamed): "I do remember being interested..."

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Spender, Stephen - Correspondence to Alan Barnsley
Incomplete date: April 30

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Stephen Spender to AGB concerning material the latter submitted to Encounter magazine: "This is very interesting but I am afraid we are so overwhelmed with material I shall have to return it..."

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