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"A Clearing Bridal," typescript

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Manuscripts of White's earliest writings, mostly poetry, were bound together by him and entitled "Writings of Edward Lucas White" Volume I (1885-92), Volume II (1892-97), Volume III (1897- l907) and "Writings of Edward Lucas White: Smiles and Similes" (1886-l905). These are found in Boxes 54 and 55.

For his later works dating from about l904 White kept drafts, original typescripts and carbon copies. Included in this collection are one or all three types of manuscripts for Andivius Hedulio, El Supremo, Why Rome Fell, Matrimony, The Unwilling Vestal, and Helen.

This series also has the original lead pencil manuscript of what White considered his magnum opus. Entitled "Plus Ultra" it is a utopian novel of life in 50,000 A.D. George Wetzel discussed and printed parts of "Plus Ultra" in his biography of White in Fantansy Commentator (l980?). The typescript of "Plus Ultra" is owned by the Maryland Historical Society in the Edward Lucas White Manuscripts Ms. 892.

Original typescripts and carbon copies of many of White's stories and poems are also in this series in Boxes 50-54. Copies of several of White's essays on writing of English verse as well as a play entitled "Ecclesiazusae" are found in Box 55.

Box 56 contains carbons of poems, articles and lectures by White.


  • 1885-1934

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