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Box MS-055 001

 Container

Contains 20 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Q. Steele manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence

 Collection — Box: MS-055 001
Identifier: MS-055
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of manuscripts and correspondences created by Steele while drafting several of her stories ranging from 1922 to 1992. Some examples of the work found in this collection were never published, while others, like the Mrs. Gaddy stories, were. The body of work represented in this collection illustrates the stages of development Steele’s stories went through before finally being published, or (as in several cases in this collection) were not. Also represented in the...
Dates: 1922-1992

Series 1: Works

 Series — Box: MS-055 001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection is comprised of manuscripts and correspondences created by Steele while drafting several of her stories ranging from 1922 to 1992. Some examples of the work found in this collection were never published, while others, like the Mrs. Gaddy stories, were. The body of work represented in this collection illustrates the stages of development Steele’s stories went through before finally being published, or (as in several cases in this collection) were not. Also represented in the...
Dates: 1922-1992

The Year the Winter Froze

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains several drafts of The Year the Winter Froze by Steele. Also included is a letter from her publisher concerning the story, as well as a copy of a letter from Steele to her publisher

Dates: 1922-1992

Mr. Bang and Mr. Gump

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains several drafts of a story about two farmers, Mr. Bang and Mr. Gump. The title for this story is unknown.

Dates: 1922-1992

Mrs. Gaddy and the Crow

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains several early editions of Mrs. Gaddy and the Crow as well as a letter from the publisher concerning the work.

Dates: 1922-1992

Mrs. Gaddy stories

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains several drafts of different stories involving Mrs. Gaddy. Titles are unknown and it is not clear if these were published.

Dates: 1922-1992

Mrs. Gaddy and the Ghost

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains several early drafts of this published work. In these editions, Mrs. Gaddy is given the name Mrs. Gooseberry.

Dates: 1922-1992

Grandpa and Joe

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains several copies of a story about Joe and his grandfather. Also included is a note from the publisher and author edits. It is unclear whether this story was published.

Dates: 1922-1992

Squash Pie

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains the layout edition of Squash Pie, including notes on artwork and page design. Also included are several earlier drafts of the story, both handwritten and typed with handwritten edits.

Dates: 1922-1992

Kell-By-Himself

 File — Box: MS-055 001, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains several incomplete drafts of this story along with author notes and edits, including one handwritten page.

Dates: 1922-1992