Series 1
Writings, 1960-1989
Boxes 1 - 10

Scope and Content Note

Series 1, Writings, 1960-1989, contains mainly manuscript notebooks and corrected typescripts, both originals and photocopies, to his published novels A Buried Land (1963), A Cry of Absence (1971), An Exile (1967), Forest of the Night (1960), Passage Through Gehanna (1989), Last Things (1989), Season of the Strangler (1983). These have been arranged alphabetically in the collection by book title. Also included are manuscript notebooks and corrected typescripts for "Tales of Dixie", an unpublished novel. Also included with the appropriate novel are preliminary drafts, earlier versions, and starts related to that published work. The author has made notations in some of the manuscripts and typescripts of their kinship to his published novels. These notations have been incorporated in the folder titles.

Box 10 of this series contains other writings by Madison Jones including a typescript (photocopy) of his autobiography for inclusion in the Autobiography Series of Contemporary Authors (1990), and corrected typescript of "Modern Story" published in Delta Review. Also included are corrected typescripts of starts of two different untitled books, one of which is described as "Beginnings of Novels about Sylvia Nunn and about Jud or Bo, Rivers" (late 1971-Feb 1973), and the other, "Bruce and Charles Carney, Doepelganger Book". The last part of this series contains The Guide and Other Stories, Jones's thesis from the University of Florida (1951), corrected typescripts and manuscript notes for a [dissertation?], and an article Jones wrote for The Chattahoochee Review (1988).

A Buried Land (Viking Press, 1963)
Box Folder Content
1 1 Manuscript notebook I, 1961-
1 2 Manuscript notebook II
1 3 Manuscript notebook III
1 4 Chapter I (B): Corrected typescript
1 5 Chapter II (B): Corrected typescript
1 6 Chapter III (B): Corrected typescript
1 7 Chapter IV (B): Corrected typescript
1 8 Chapter V (B): Corrected typescript
1 9 Chapter VI (B): Corrected typescript
1 10 Chapter VII (B): Corrected typescript
1 11 Chapter VIII (B): Corrected typescript
1 12 Chapter IX (B): Corrected typescript
1 13 Chapter X (B): Corrected typescript
1 14 Chapter XI (B): Corrected typescript
1 15 Chapter XII (B): Corrected typescript
1 16 Chapter XIII (B): Corrected typescript
1 17 Chapter XIV (B): Corrected typescript
1 18 Chapter XV (B): Corrected typescript
1 19 Chapter XVI (B): Corrected typescript
1 20 Chapter XVII (B): Corrected typescript
1 21 Chapter XVIII (B): Corrected typescript
1 22 Chapter XIX: Corrected typescript
1 23 Chapter XX (B): Corrected typescript
A Cry of Absence (Crown Publishers, 1971)
2 1 Manuscript notebook: Original, 1968
2 2 Manuscript notebook, Book II
2 3 Manuscript notebook, Book III
2 4 Manuscript notebook
2 5 Hester, Chapters I-VI: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
2 6 Hester, Chapters VII-XI: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
2 7 Hester, Chapters XII-XV: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
2 8 Hester, Chapters XVI-XIX: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
2 9 Hester, Chapters XX-XXIV: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
2 10 Chapter XI: Corrected typescript
2 11 Miscellaneous corrected typescript pages
2 12 Corrected typescript pages 8-9 (photocopies)
An Exile (Viking Press, 1967) [For revisions of An Exile SEE ALSO Box 9: folder 3.]
3 1 Manuscript notebook
3 2 Pages 1-74: Corrected typescript
3 3 Pages 75-144: Corrected typescript
Forest of the Night (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1960)
4 1 Manuscript notebooks
4 2 Unfinished novel intended to be an updated version of Forest of the Night, 1983: Corrected typescript
Last Things (Louisiana State University Press, 1989) [For endorsements of Last Things SEE Box 11: folders 9, 25; Box 12: folders 25, 30; and Box 13: folder 21.]
4 3 Chapters 1--9: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
4 4 Chapters 10-17: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
4 5 Draft: Chapter I: Corrected typescript
4 6 Draft: Chapter I: Corrected typescript
4 7 Draft: Chapter III: Corrected typescript
4 8 Draft: Chapter IV: Corrected typescript
4 9 Draft: Chapter V: Corrected typescript
4 10 Draft: Miscellaneous corrected typescript pages
4 11 Draft: Miscellaneous corrected typescript pages
4 12 Draft: Miscellaneous corrected typescript pages
4 13 Draft: Miscellaneous corrected typescript pages
4 14 Earlier work: Corrected typescript
4 15 Unfinished novel related to Last Things: Tricia, Tom, Mother (100 plus pages)
Passage Through Gehanna (Louisiana State University Press, 1989)
5 1 Manuscript notebook: Beginning of novel of Jud, Virgil Salter, Sylvia, Hannah, and summary
5 2 Manuscript notebook: Buford, Hannah, Jud
5 3 Manuscript notebook: Jud (work done in Ireland and Spain)
5 4 Manuscript notebook: Jud
5 5 Chapters 1-4: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
5 6 Chapters 5-9: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
5 7 Chapters 10-13: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
5 8 Chapters 14-17: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
6 1 Chapters 18-21: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
6 2 Chapters 22-25: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
6 3 Earlier version: Chapters I-V: Corrected typescript (original and photocopy) 4
6 5 Earlier version: Chapters XI-XVII: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
6 6 Earlier version: Chapters XVIII-XXIV: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
6 7 Starts: Corrected typescript and handwritten manuscript
6 8 Miscellaneous corrected typescript
6 9 Manuscript notebook: Abortive start to a novel with some kinship to Passage Through Gehanna
6 10 Last try at novel number 6 ( Passage Through Gehanna?): Corrected typescript
6 11 Reviews: "A Southern Morality" by M. E. Bradford
6 12 Reviews: Clippings, 1978 [For an additional review of Passage Through Gehanna SEE ALSO Box 13: folder 22.]
Season of the Strangler (Doubleday and Company, 1983)
7 1 Prologue: Corrected typescript
7 2 "A Strange Land" (Chapter 1): Corrected typescript
7 3 "A Strange Land": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 4 "Loss" (Chapter 2): Corrected typescript (original and photocopy)
7 5 "Loss": Corrected typescript (orignial and photocopy)
7 6 "Faith" (Chapter 3): Corrected typescript
7 7 "Faith": Miscellaneous pages: Corrected typescript
7 8 "Faith": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 9 "Sim Denny" (Chapter 4): Corrected typescript (original and photocopy)
7 10 "Sim Denny": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 11 "Sim Denny": Miscellaneous pages: Corrected typescript
7 12 "A Worldly Man" (Chapter 5): Corrected typescript
7 13 "A Worldly Man": Corrected typescript
7 14 Manuscript notebook: Unfinished start of novel based on "A Worldly Man"
7 15 "Aspiration" (Chapter 6): Corrected typescript
7 16 "Aspiration": Corrected typescript
7 17 "Aspiration": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 18 "Bulwark" (Chapter 7): Corrected typescript
7 19 "Bulwark": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 20 "Rage" (Chapter 8): Corrected typescript (photocopy with original corrections)
7 21 "Rage": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 22 "Break" (Chapter 9): Corrected typescript
7 23 "Break": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 24 "Self-Portrait" (Chapter 10): Corrected typescript
7 25 "Ashes" (Chapter 11): Corrected typescript (photocopy with original corrections)
7 26 "Ashes": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 27 "Familiar Spirit" (Chapter 12): Corrected typescript
7 28 "Familiar Spirit": Corrected typescript (photocopy)
7 29 "Familiar Spirit": Miscellaneous page: Corrected typescript
7 30 Epilogue: Corrected typescript
8 1 Miscellaneous pages: Corrected typescripts (photocopy)
8 2 Manuscript notebook: Notes
8 3 Typesetting notes
8 4 Reviews: Clippings, 1982
8 5 Statement of Earnings: Harold Matson Company, Inc.
Tales of Dixie (Unpublished)
9 1 Manuscript notebook: Part of Douglas
9 2 Manuscript notebook: Part of Douglas
9 3 Manuscript notebook: Part of Douglas; revisions of An Exile [SEE ALSO Box 3 for more materials on An Exile] An Exile]
9 4 Pages 1-85: Corrected typescript
9 5 Pages 1-85: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
9 6 Pages 86-160: Corrected typescript
9 7 Pages 86-160: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
9 8 Pages 161-220: Corrected typescript
9 9 Pages 161-220: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
9 10 Pages 221-278: Corrected typescript
9 11 Pages 221-278: Corrected typescript (photocopy)
Other Writings by Madison Jones
10 1 Autobiography: For inclusion in the Autobiography Series of Contemporary Authors (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1990: Typescript (photocopy)
10 2 "Modern Story": Published in Delta Review: Corrected typescript
10 3 Starts: Beginnings of novels about Sylvia Nunn, and about Jud, or Bo, Rivers, late 1971-February 1973: Corrected typescript
10 4 Starts: Bruce and Charles Carney, Doepelganger book: Corrected typescript
10 5 Thesis: The Guide and Other Stories, 1951 February 6
10 6 [Dissertation?]: Corrected typescript
10 7 [Dissertation?]: Manuscript notes
10 8 "Andrew Lytle, Mentor", The Chattahoochee Review, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Summer 1988
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