Subseries 2.1b
Masters and Sons, circa 1990s
Boxes 6 - 16 and OP 2 - 15

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of drafts and other materials relating to Lomax's unpublished novel Masters and Sons. The historical novel centers on the character of Luther Lamar, a former slave, and his family in Texas in the years after the Civil War. The novel was inspired by the history of Lucius W. Lomax, Jr.'s family. The subseries contains complete typescript drafts, which are the most complete versions of the work found in the collection, as well as incomplete typescript drafts. Each complete and incomplete typescript draft was assigned an arbitrary number; these numbers do not reflect the chronological order in which the drafts were created. Lomax frequently rearranged and renumbered chapters, therefore separate chapter drafts are arranged alphabetically by title. While the bulk of the drafts are undated, it appears that Lomax wrote and revised most of the novel in the early 1990s.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by completeness of draft, then in alphabetical order.

Complete typescript drafts
Box Folder Content
6 10 Draft [1], chapters 1-11 [uncorrected], no date
6 11 Draft [1], chapters 12-22 [uncorrected], no date
6 12 Draft [1], chapters 23-35 [uncorrected], no date
7 1 Draft [1], chapters 36-44 [uncorrected], no date
7 2 Draft [1], chapters 45-51 [uncorrected], no date
7 3 Draft [2], chapters 1-11 [corrected], no date
7 4 Draft [2], chapters 12-20 [corrected], no date
7 5 Draft [2], chapters 21-31 [corrected], no date
7 6 Draft [2], chapters 32-39 [corrected], no date
8 1 Draft [2], chapters 40-51 [corrected], no date
Incomplete typescript drafts
8 2 Draft [1a], chapters 1-14 [corrected by Melanie Lomax], no date
8 3 Draft [1b], chapters 3-12 [corrected by Almena Lomax], no date
8 4 Draft [1b], chapters 14-20 [corrected by Almena Lomax], no date
8 5 Draft [2], chapters 1-8 [corrected], December 1990
8 6 Draft [3], chapters 1-2, 5, 7-8 [uncorrected], December 1990
8 7 Draft [4], chapters 4-10 and loose pages [corrected], December 1990
8 8 Draft [5], chapters 6-10 [corrected], December 1990
8 9 Draft [6], chapters 1-3 [corrected], no date
9 1 Draft [7], chapters 1-3 [corrected], no date
9 2 Draft [8], chapters 1-3, 5-8 [corrected], no date
9 3 Draft [9], chapters 1-4 [corrected], October 18, 1991
9 4 Draft [10], chapters 1-4 [uncorrected], no date
9 5 Draft [11], chapters 1-4, 6 [corrected], no date
9 6 Draft [12], chapters 1-7 [corrected by Melanie Lomax], no date
9 7 Draft [13], chapters 1-8 [corrected], October 1990
9 8 Draft [14], chapters 1-8, 13-14 [uncorrected], no date
9 9 Draft [14], chapters 15-23 [uncorrected], no date
9 10 Draft [14], chapters 24-31 [uncorrected], no date
10 1 Draft [15], chapters 2-6 [uncorrected], no date
10 2 Draft [16], chapters 2-8 [uncorrected], no date
10 3 Draft [17], chapters 3-7 [corrected], no date
10 4 Draft [18], chapters 4-7 [corrected], no date
10 5 Draft [19], chapters 5-7, 9 [corrected], no date
10 6 Draft [20], chapters 5-9 [corrected], no date
10 7 Draft [21], chapters 6-15 [uncorrected], no date
10 8 Draft [21], chapters 16-25 [uncorrected], no date
10 9 Draft [22], chapters 7-9 [corrected by Melanie Lomax], no date
10 10 Draft [23], chapters 11-18 [uncorrected], no date
10 11 Draft [24], chapters 19-20 [uncorrected], no date
11 1 Draft [25], chapters 12-19 [uncorrected], no date
11 2 Draft [25], chapters 20-32 [uncorrected], no date
11 3 Draft [25], chapters 33-46 [uncorrected], no date
11 4 Draft [25], chapters 47-52 [uncorrected], no date
11 5 Draft [26], chapters 13-17 [uncorrected], no date
11 6 Draft [27], chapters 15-24 [corrected by Melanie Lomax], no date
11 7 Draft [27], chapters 25-35 [corrected by Melanie Lomax], no date
12 1 Draft [27], chapters 36-46 [corrected by Melanie Lomax], no date
12 2 Draft [27], chapters 47-53 [corrected by Melanie Lomax], no date
12 3 Draft [28], chapters 17-20 [uncorrected photocopy], no date
12 4 Draft [28], chapters 21-30 [corrected], November 29-30, 1991
12 5 Draft [39], chapters 31-40 [corrected], November 29-30, 1991
12 6 Draft [30], chapters 26-27 [uncorrected], January 21, 1990
12 7 Draft [31], chapters 26-52 [corrected], no date
12 8 Draft [31], chapters 53-59 [corrected], no date
13 1 Draft [32], chapters 31-35 [corrected], August 26, 1990
13 2 Draft [33], chapters 40-46 [corrected], no date
13 3 Draft [34], chapters 41-50 [corrected], December 9, 1991
13 4 Draft [35], chapters 51-53 [uncorrected], no date
OP2 - Draft [36], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date
OP3 - Draft [37], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [1 of 5]
OP4 - Draft [37], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [2 of 5]
OP5 - Draft [37], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [3 of 5]
OP6 - Draft [37], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [4 of 5]
OP7 - Draft [37], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [5 of 5]
OP8 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [1 of 8]
OP9 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [2 of 8]
OP10 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [3 of 8]
OP11 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [4 of 8]
OP12 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [5 of 8]
OP13 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [6 of 8]
OP14 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [7 of 8]
OP15 - Draft [38], unidentified chapters [corrected], no date [8 of 8]
Separate typescript chapter drafts
13 5 "Addie," no date
13 6 "An Afternoon at the Manor House," no date
13 7 "And On with the New," no date
13 8 "A Big Day in Bremen's History," no date
13 9 "The Bottom of the Hill," no date
13 10 "Brother," no date
13 11 "Brother Starts School," no date
13 12 "The Farm" [variant title: "Avocations and Investments"], no date
13 13 "Forgive Me for Denying You," no date
13 14 "The Homecoming," no date
13 15 "I Don't Like that Woman, Pa!" no date
13 16 "I Wish I Owned Him," no date
13 17 "In a Wagon Behind a Runaway Horse," no date
14 1 "Jes' Like I Had Him Took Care of Once," no date
14 2 "'Jisms' Is My Business," no date
14 3 "Lamar Manor," no date
14 4 "Lillian and the Major," no date
14 5 "Long Money," no date
14 6 "Luther Wins Himself a Home," no date
14 7 "Luther's Return," no date
14 8 "Ma' Elsie," December 9, 1991
14 9 "Mamma Always Said Daisy Would Never Desert Me," no date
14 10 "Man of the People," no date
14 11 "Maria," no date
14 12 "Maria Wanders in the Big Woods," no date
14 13 "Merry Christmas, Baby. Santa Claus Has [Come] to Town," no date
14 14 "Mis' Ruby's Café," no date
14 15 "Mis' Ruby's Café," February 1, 1990
14 16 "More Trouble with Short Eye," October 6, 1991
14 17 "Off with the Old," no date
14 18 "The Prayers of Children," no date
14 19 "The Return of Ruby," no date
14 20 "The Ride," no date
14 21 "Robert," no date
14 22 "Sagimo--He Who Overcomes," no date
14 23 "The Search," no date
14 24 "Short Eye Receives His Orders," no date
14 25 "Short Eye's Revenge," no date
14 26 "Sunday," no date
14 27 "A Tail 'as Toothsome as the Top,'" no date
14 28 "The Trial," no date
14 29 "Try Again, Maria" [variant title: "'Ain't Got' Don't Change Need. Try Again, Maria"], no date
15 1 "Trying to Protect Luther" [variant title: "Robert and Lillian Try to Protect Luther"], typescript, no date
15 2 Untitled chapters, no date [1 of 4]
15 3 Untitled chapters, no date [2 of 4]
15 4 Untitled chapters, no date [3 of 4]
15 5 Untitled chapters, no date [4 of 4]
15 6 Untitled chapters, March 1990-October 1991
15 7 "A Visit from the Sheriff," no date
15 8 "We Are All Negroes" [variant title: "An Egg in a Cake Doesn't Make It an Omelet"], no date
15 9 "Wearing the World 'Like a Garment,'" no date
15 10 "Well, Mis' Ruby," no date
16 1 "The Whipping" [variant title: "Monument Park"], no date
16 2 "A Whole Pack of 'Dolph Schilluh's," no date
Other material
16 3 Unidentified loose pages, no date
16 4 Unidentified loose pages, fragments, no date
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