Records relating to writing

Title: Records relating to writing
Dates of Material:
19252003
Extent:
1.23 m of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of records, 1925–2003, relating to Irwin’s books, including typescripts of Servant of slaves: a biographical novel of John Newton, and manuscript/typescripts of other publications; reviews and publishing agreements; notebooks; a scrapbook of congratulatory messages and newspaper clippings for Least of all the Saints; and manuscript/typescripts of articles, reminiscences, funeral messages, sermons, poems, letters to publications, essays and addresses on a range of subjects, including religion, education, literature and history.

NOTE(S)
Language of material

Two files are in German

Related groups of records

See also Series 3, 4

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 1
“(In little place: a novel)” manuscript (pub. 1959)
11 p. 1–89
12 p. 90–128
13 p. 129–198
14 p. 199–265
“(Contend with horses)” manuscript (pub. 1968)
15 prologue
16 p. 1–92
17 p. 93–131
18 p. 132–224
19 p. 225– 340
“(Servant of slaves: a biographical novel of John Newton)” manuscript (pub. 1961)
110 p.1–116
111 p.117–197
112 p.198–269
113p.270 –319

   

Box 2
21 p. 320–400
22 p. 401–473
23 p. 474–509
24 p. 510–586
25 p. 587–621
Box 3
“(The seventh earl : a dramatized biography)” manuscript (pub. 1976)
31 p.1–204
32 p. 205–not numbered
2009.04
Box 1
11 “Servant of slaves: a biographical novel of John Newton”, (part 1)1961

published 1961

12 “Slaves” (part 2)
13 “Strictly Conventional” short story
14 Sermons
15 Sermons
16 Reviews of Andrew Connington (in German)1959-1960
17 Reviews of Servant of slaves (in German)1963-1964
2009.11
Box 1
11 “Plato” essay
12 “Latin Play”[192–?]
13 Notebooks1926-2002
14 Publishing/option agreements1957-2001
15 “Jeremiah”1967
16 Sermons1977-1986
17 Victoria University Sesquicentennial Dinner address1986
18 Sermons1980-1986
19 “Three lives in mine” 1986published 1986
110 Review of “Three lives in mine”1989
111 Sermon1997
112 “Our family story”1999
113 Sermon—Easter2003
2009.18
Box 1
Partial manuscripts/typescripts, fragments, notes -- Books
11 Various
14“Least of all saints”1952

(pub. 1952)

15 “Least of all saints” omitted chapter
16 “Andrew Connington”1954

(pub. 1954)

17 “Servant of slaves”1961

(pub. 1961)

18 “The seventh earl: a dramatized biography,” research notes1976

(pub. 1976)

Box 2
22“Three lives in mine”1986

(pub. 1986 )

24“Compensation”2003

(pub. 2003)

Partial manuscripts/typescripts, fragments, notes -- Unpublished
25 “And heaven bless”—novel
26 “All things are possible”—play
Box 3
31 Reviews/advertising of Grace Irwin’s books (intended for scrapbook)1955-1976
32 Reviews of Servant of slaves
33 Publisher’s notes re Servant of slaves
34 Publishing agreements1951-1975
36Notebooks containing research/manuscripts
Manuscripts/typescripts of essays, addresses, sermons, funeral messages, articles, poems
37 “Fictional Realism and Christian Reality”
38 “The Odyssey—Saga of Restoration”
39 “A Plea for Identity”
311Poems (intended for individuals—birthdays and other occasions)
312 “What Does the Original Actually Say?”
313 School/University essays[between 1920 and 1932]
314 Various1951-1970
315 Various1953-2000
Box 4
41 Various1955-2002
42 “The Vanishing Loons”1964-1965
43 Funeral messages1979-1995
44 Sermons1981-2000
45 “Humberside”1988
Box 8
8Scrapbook1952

Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and congratulatory notes for Grace Irwin's first novel Least of All Saints.

Archivist's note:  Due to preservation concerns, many of the scrapbook pages were separated from the material.  Each folder in the box contains the material from each original page of the scrapbook.  The order of the original scrapbook was: 1 page press clippings, followed by 1 page of congratulatory letters.

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