J W Dunne Archive: Large trunk containing JWD’s filing trays, containing: Original typescript of ‘The Serial Universe’

1930-1939 in United Kingdom
John William Dunne

Large trunk containing JWD’s filing trays, containing: Original typescript of ‘The Serial Universe’; two autograph drafts (in narrative and dramatic form) of ‘The Jumping Lions of Borneo’; together with correspondence with A.P. Watt and Faber & Faber (Richard de la Mare) regarding its publication, related press cuttings and ‘fan mail’, 1937; autograph draft of Dunne’s children’s story ‘St George and the Witches’ (including two notebooks), and carbon-copy typescript; typescripts of odd chapters of ‘An Experiment With Time’ including appendix to fourth edition; typescript of privately distributed article ‘The Only Way Out’ (24 February 1936) and related correspondence (including with Faber); correspondence with Dunne’s agents A.P. Watt and various publishers about several works including articles and ‘St George and the Witches’, 1938; correspondence with the natural philosopher Professor Herbert Dingle and the editors of the Observer and Nature (including copy letters by Dunne) regarding Dingle’s review of ‘The Serial Universe’, 1936; general correspondence regarding ‘An Experiment With Time’ and ‘The New Immortality’, including a letter by J.B. Priestley (2 June 1937, with copy of Dunne’s reply) and another by Rudyard Kipling (1 January 1935); correspondence relating to a BBC television programme, 7 December 1937, including script; other correspondence about telepathy (with J.R.M. Vaughan), determinism, Freud, serialism etc.; letters and press cuttings relating to Dunne’s lectures and articles on dreams and telepathy, 1930s; several folders of autograph formulae and drafts, with comments and headings in red pencil, e.g. ‘Atomicity Solution’ and ‘Intuitive Knowledge of Space and Time’, 1933-36; two envelopes relating to World War I containing letters from Dunne’s mother and recommendations for employment; group of material relating to World War II including a copy of a letter to Colonel Ramsden regarding bacterial warfare (1939), a typescript by Dunne of ‘Suggestions relating to Transportable Road Blocks’, and printed material including Instructions to Local Defence Volunteers; personal accounts including trustees and executorship accounts, 1937-8; together with some miscellaneous material (e.g. correspondence about drawing supplies, etc.)


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Purchased from Dominic Winter Book Auction House