||This addition to the Francis King Papers contains his
personal literary correspondence, 1948-2000, and writings including juvenilia
and short stories.
||The collection is arranged in two series: Series I.
Correspondence includes incoming letters in Subseries A. Outgoing
correspondence to Cyril Eland, Tony Jebez-Smith, and James Sartin is found
Subseries B. The full names of correspondents are notated by King throughout.
An index of correspondents follows the folder list.
||Series II. Writings contains handwritten notebooks from
King's schooldays at Shrewsbury, including a book of poetry; two handwritten
journals kept during his stay in Japan in 1963; published and unpublished
stories; and a piece on Christopher Isherwood. Also present is a handwritten
draft of J. R. Ackerley's
"The Bench of Renunciation"
with Ackerley's correspondence with Cyril Eland.
||Originally housed in binders, each letter sustained two
punched holes causing some minor loss of text. Otherwise the materials are