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Series 1
Correspondence, 1971-2010
Boxes 1-7

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence series contains letters Ciaran Carson received from 1971-2010. A substantial part of the correspondence pertains to letters from Carson's various editors: Peter Fallon at Gallery Press, Dillon Johnston at Wake Forest University Press, and Neil Belton at Jonathan Cape and then Granta. There are also significant literary exchanges with scholars and writers from around the world, including Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney (restricted), Medbh McGuckian, Tim Robinson, Annie Proulx, and Tess Gallagher. The Ciaran Carson / Tess Gallagher correspondence is of particular interest because of the very close attention Gallagher pays to Carson's work at both early and late stages of a volume's development. She has served often as a pre-publication editor of most of Carson's major works, and her often extensive annotations are recorded on many typescripts.

Invitations, contracts, and royalty statements are included in this series and arranged separately from the literary correspondence.

Arrangement Note

The correspondence is arranged chronologically. Some correspondence is located with specific writings in Series 2: Writings by Carson.

Finding Aid Note

An index to selected correspondents is available for the correspondence from the mid-1970s to 1999.

Scope and Content Note The correspondence series contains letters Ciaran Carson received from 1971-2010. A substantial part of the correspondence pertains to letters from Carson's various editors: Peter Fallon at Gallery Press, Dillon Johnston at Wake Forest University Press, and Neil Belton at Jonathan Cape and then Granta. There are also significant literary exchanges with scholars and writers from around the world, including Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney (restricted), Medbh McGuckian, Tim Robinson, Annie Proulx, and Tess Gallagher. The Ciaran Carson / Tess Gallagher correspondence is of particular interest because of the very close attention Gallagher pays to Carson's work at both early and late stages of a volume's development. She has served often as a pre-publication editor of most of Carson's major works, and her often extensive annotations are recorded on many typescripts. Invitations, contracts, and royalty statements are included in this series and arranged separately from the literary correspondence.
Box Folder Content
1 1 1971-1989
1 2 1990-1992
1 3 1993
1 4 1994 January-March
1 5 1994 April-December
1 6 1995 January-June
2 1 1995 July-December
2 2 1996 January-March
2 3 1996 April-September
2 4 1996 October-December
2 5 1997 January-May
2 6 1997 June-September
3 1 1997 October-December
3 2 1998 January-March
3 3 1998 April-June
3 4 1998 July-October
3 5 1998 November-December
3 6 1999 January-June
3 7 1999 July-December
4 1 2000 January-February
4 2 2000 March-April
4 3 2000 May-June
4 4 2000 July-August
4 5 2000 September-October
4 6 2000 November-December
4 7 2000 indeterminate day and month
4 8 2001 January-February
4 9 2001 March-April
4 10 2001 May-June
4 11 2001 July-August
4 12 2001 September-October
4 13 2001 November-December
4 14 2002 January-July
4 15 2002 August-October
5 1 2002 November-December
5 2 2003 January-May
5 3 2003 June-December
5 4 2004
5 5 2005
5 6 2006
5 7 2007
5 8 2008
5 9 Undated correspondence [1 of 2]
6 1 Undated correspondence [2 of 2]
6 2 Contracts and royalties statements, 1985-1991
6 3 Contracts and royalties statements, 1992-1994
6 4 Contracts and royalties statements, 1995-1997
6 5 Contracts and royalties statements, 1998-2000
6 6 Contracts and royalties statements, 2001-2008
6 7 Miscellaneous invitations 1978-1993
6 8 Miscellaneous invitations 1994
6 9 Miscellaneous invitations1995
6 10 Miscellaneous invitations 1996-2000
6 11 Miscellaneous invitations 2001-2004
7 1 Heaney, Seamus, 1973 (1 item)
7 2 Heaney, Seamus, 1996-1999 (3 items)
7 3 Heaney, Seamus, 2005-2010 (11 items)
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